Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
I had a .223 do that on the bunch I just primed. I just pop them out on the press, and grab a spare.
So far I have 80 pulled and weighed the powder. Averaged out to 4.6gr of what is supposed to be AutoComp. Well Hodgdon data tells me the start load should be 4.8gr with this bullet. Actually weighing a couple individually a couple weighed 5.0gr so somewhere some have to be very short on powder. Then while pulling them apart some would separate after just 3 hits and others took a dozen hits to get them apart.
Went to the range today and there was 9mm and 223 only... made my inner brass chicken sad.
Can't hit the like button on your post, but good for you to fix someone else's mistake for a friend!
New batch of lube but,it's not drastically different from the same ole,same ole. Minor change in the vaseline,went with petrolatum which is the base stock for vaseline that gets sold under about a zillion labels. Think,more pure vaseline.
The other slight change is,2% carnuba flakes melted in. No big reason for it's addition... bout the only thing it does is acts as a bore "polish",for lack of better term. But,it might help me with some graphite I've been playing with on bore ride noses?
Today's load went with Federal primers as well. Next will be Winchester. This load, there isn't any real,or obvious difference between the CCI, and the Federal. Though,I will go back to CCI for one more batch before the Win.
Shot OK today. Am ordering another Protektor front bag for the recent,new setup. The #2 bag is peachy with the clipped on plastic 2" wide forearm skid plate, but when that's not in use,or with real skinny nekkid forearms.... it's a touch wide.Ordered a camo matched #1. 20$ shipped from the factory and made in the US.
I have a 12 inch Cresent on my bench!
I did sort and deprime about a quart cup of brass that a friend dropped off and I sorted about a quart cup of wheelweights from the same friend.
I'm also waiting on a nice warm day to smelt the wheelweights that I've accumulated since last years annual smelt. I think a buddy is coming over in the morning.
BUT,did straighten up the loading room a bit. Found this beautiful,as new Stanley vise that was "hiding". Really,had forgotten about it? Anyway,it wasn't being used.... and have been looking for stowage ideas for the caliper comparator. Have two dial calipers in here so as to not have to be constantly switching. Still,the comparator was just not working out.
Also had been mulling over it's usefulness in the "handheld" mode. Looking in the background,it's easy to see the laziness because,there's several mics than are in "stands".
So put the comparator in the cool little Stanley vise. It is easier to use this way,cuts the fumbling by about half. Stowage is easier as well,because the longest axis is now where you can afford it the most,up. Second pic is my Bob Lee takedown longbow.
I have enuf reloads for 2-3 years years. I guess I will get into finishing gun stocks for something to do.
Funny thing, my son who is 9, doesn’t like shooting any of my 9mm pistols, but will shoot my Kimber 1911 45 all day long. It is a sweet shooting pistol though and is my new favorite as well.
Are you using a chrono? I keep shooting my chrono until I bought a Magneto chrono. it mounts to your barrel
Not using a chrono, yet. It’s on my list of things to get for this hobby. Thanks for your input about your experience. I’ll check that one out, thank you
So had to pull the 7-08 action for some measuring. Said the other day,I thought something was rubbing in there after the new barrel install. Even after it made another trip across the mill to open it up some more. So while it was off this morning,and I was dinking around,opened it up some more.
Took 2 shots after bolting it back together,then ripped off this 3 shot group. Dope is on the card.
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