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So I actually loaded my very first rounds.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TrickyDick, Jul 17, 2013.

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  1. TrickyDick

    TrickyDick Member

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    As the title said, ----deleted--- I loaded 36 7.62x54R rounds.

    QTY ------------POWDER-----------GRAINS

    #10 ------------IMR 4064 -------------42

    #10 ------------IMR 4064------------43.5

    #10-------------IMR 4064-------------45

    #6--------------IMR 4320-------------47.3


    Now these loads will be split in half between my Mosin Nagant and PSL-54C, the mosin will fire them all first to test the pressure.
    I had originally drove an hour and a half to meet a fellow member to get that 4320, because my local supply was spotty, and I was desperate.... ironically enough, I went to work later that day, which afterwards i swung by the local cabelas, and for once they actually had something i could use, so i scooped up a pound of 4064. but as far as loading, the 4320 was a more consistent powder throw. Now i must buy some more brass for the future, and grab a box of Barnes triple shock bullets for hunting season! I have got the bug for reloading now! (Well, it was in me all along, had 2 grandfathers who were avid reloaders)
     
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  2. horsemen61

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    Awesome glad to hear it went well your addicton has just begun :evil:
     
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    Welcome to the addicti... oh wait, I mean hobby.
    Ya, that's it, hobby! :eek:
     
  4. TrickyDick

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    Here they are!
     
  5. allaroundhunter

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    Remember that just because it doesn't show overpressure signs in your Mosin doesn't mean that you won't get them in the PSL.
     
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    May this be the first 36 of the next 360. 3,600, or for that matter 36,000. :)

    Ron
     
  7. TrickyDick

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    I was fairly conservative with the loads, and I specifically used 150 gr bullets for the PSL as it said that it should take no more than 160 gr bullets.
     
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    Good choice, I just mentioned it because you said that you were going to run them through your Mosin first to test the pressure.
     
  9. Centurian22

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    Congrats!!! Welcome indeed. 7.62x54r for my MN is my next reloading project as I just ordered my first 40 brass cartridges. I'll probably shoot and work with 20-30 for now and keep the other 10-20 for hunting as long as they shoot well. They are 150gr sp ppu. I look forward to your range report!
     
  10. KansasSasquatch

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    I've had pretty good luck with those 150gr PPU loads. About 1.5" groups at 100 using the iron sights. I haven't had any luck coming close to that with my reloads but that's probably due to not having any .311 bullets.. They are non-existent locally and Midway is out of soft points every time I've made an order the last couple months.
     
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    It feels great, that first time you go to the range, and shoot....and everything works exactly like it was supposed to. :)
     
  12. allaroundhunter

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    But remember those first couple shots before you know if it is going to work like it's supposed to :eek:

    Yeah, I was a little scared to shoot my first reloads.
     
  13. TrickyDick

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    I'm itching to go to the range and test these out. I'm hoping to figure out an ideal load before hunting season, but once I find a decent load, I'll have to start fresh and work up a load using 150 gr, .311 Barnes triple shock bullets. I'm sure it'll be somewhat similar, but not identical. I'll post my groupings when I get the results.
     
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    Ya after loading my 243 that first round was a rush to squeeze off!! And it wasnt just me, my dad was hiding behind a nearby tree!
     
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    Excellent.
     
  16. red rick

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    I did the same thing yesterday.
     

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