Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Starting Charge

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by d37fan, Oct 14, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. d37fan

    d37fan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    South East Kansas
    First off, I used the search and after 22 pages still couldn't find the answer so here goes. Getting started in reloading and have a few powder manuals that I am going through and have noticed some only give maximum load data. I would rather not start at the upper end, so how much do you reduce the charge and still stay above squib territory?
    Thanks for any help, Dale.
     
  2. squarles67

    squarles67 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    Orange, Texas
    general rule of thumb is to reduce by 10%
     
  3. ljnowell

    ljnowell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,193
    Location:
    The Peoples Republic of IL
    Reduce max my 10% and work your way up, thats the general rule of thumb.
     
  4. d37fan

    d37fan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    South East Kansas
    Thanks, I remembered the 10% for something, but wasn't sure for what.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page