Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Legionnaire, Nov 3, 2022.
Didn’t do well with Unique on last testing.
I sited in with these this fall, but am not impressed from other .270 loads. They are a rather finicky bullet.
I've shot a Win. .270 for many years. My son wants to try them for deer this year. We will see .....
A lot of people seem intimidated to load 380 since the minimum to maximum load window is so narrow, but I actually have fun with it.
My most recent round to start is 300 Blackout. I had all the parts for a build, aside from deciding what round, and a friend decided to offer up a barrel. Just getting to the point of trying out N110 with it, so I'm excited to see how it does compared to the H110 I've been using.
New to me:
I have only dipped my toe into 30-30 and 45acp
I have molds and dies for all the above.
I'm determined to hunt deer with the 45-70 in November 2023. I think I will start there.
The last month I loaded mostly 12 gauge skeet rounds.
But the 22-250 and .243 have taken up some of my time.
The 22-250 Prints 3 bullets in the same hole at 200 yards; 60 grain Vmax, 38 grains H380.
But I hunt coyotes on the California/Nevada border and I don’t want some chicken$hit ticket for hunting in California with a lead core bullet.
My Barnes experiments haven’t worked….to my satisfaction.
The 70s didn’t stabilize. The 62s showed promise at 100 yards. At 200 they opened up.
I only did one ladder with the 55s. But barely sub 1” groups ain’t cutting it, so back to the drawing board.
the .243? Pure frustration!! This barrel cleans easier than any barrel I own. And shoots worst….so far.
So I guess my answer is .243 since that’s where my work is!
Nice thing about the 25’s is I can get up to 7,000 rounds loaded up with a pound of powder compared to a couple hundred 50AE’s per pound.
Started with shotgun shells and .222 Rem Mag in 1970 after discharge from active duty in the navy.
A few other calibers .22-250, .270, .308, .300 Sav, in intervening years as well .357 Mag.
It's potential range of power, accuracy and versatility are a reloaders dream.
Speaking of power and versatility, I just loaded some sample 10mm.
I used Blue Dot and BE-86.
Amazingly, in nearly 20 years of owning a S&W 1006, aside from a little bit of experimenting with 231 and Unique for plinkers, I got hooked on Power Pistol early and never really branched out.
It meters like water, is economical between 8-8½gr and is no slouch in the velocity department.
In the meantime I managed to leave the, arguably quintessential 10mm powder, Blue Dot, out of my experiments!
Probably be making this post again if/when I find some Longshot and #9.
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