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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by antsi, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. antsi

    antsi Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Man, that was a long reloading hiatus.

    I started working on a .223 target load for NRA High Power in June of 2006. Processed about a thousand cases, loaded up 10 rounds to test. I had always used 75gr Hornadys in the past, but this time wanted to compare them to the 69gr Sierras. The 10 "test rounds" were with the Hornadys.

    Then we had a baby, and I started working on my doctoral qualifying exam, dissertation proposal, and dissertation. Oh, and we moved to a new house.

    Finally, yesterday, I loaded up the "other ten" test rounds with the Sierras... and I was having so much fun, I went ahead and loaded up the rest of the box of bullets.

    Today I got to shoot them. They chrono'd great and shot even better. It is nice to be loading and shooting my own ammo again.

    So, how long did it take you to produce those 110 rounds, antsi?
    20 months, give or take. At that rate, it takes me about five days to create a single cartridge.

    BTW, verdict is - the Sierras shot better for me. Chrono results were more consistent too.
  2. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    West Virginia
    Welcome back, I hope it doesn't take you 20 months to make the next 110 rounds.:D
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