Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Break down 10 rounds. Weigh the powder charges, find the average.
Drop the average powder charge 5%, reload to a consistent length.
And going to run it again this Saturday unless something happens. I ordered a new barrel the other day, but it's for the backup/loaner gun I am building. By the end of this year the current gun will be close to or needing a new barrel. My buddy just bought a Proof Prefit for his Origin action, and it is shooting very well. At the price point ($479 @ Altus), they seem to be a great value. A cut rifled Bartlein will run you 50% more, but they shoot lights out, and mine has kept shooting great despite the round count. Time will tell how the Proof button rifled barrels hold up, but they seem to shoot very well.
Yeah, it don't take long to look at a hot piece of lead! Been there done that!
It's funny... I poured my tumbled .45ACP brass into the box with the other empties... all that shiny, freshly tumbled brass against the older, not so shiny brass tumbled prior. My OCD kicked in..."should I re-tumble the already tumbled brass so it's as shiny as the newly tumbled brass?"
Add some wax to your cleaning mix to keep the brass from tarnishing. I have some 45acp brass that was cleaned 5 yrs ago and still has a shine to it.
Hopefully you did not dump your 45acp into brass that contained 40 cal and 9mm.
I did get my er40 collett holder so i can make hornady tool cases. Not so exciting.
Took some Hornady American gunner 6.5cm 140gr bthp and re-seated to test depths. Tumbled 200rds of 9mm and changed oil in my tractor. Should sleep well now!
That's more than a pound per hundred.
Have you done testing on depth settings? I always was curious. Seems as though the really competitive guys have tried every including sorting primers by weight. As much as I enjoy this people must spend hours a day unloading our efforts and making data charts.
So.....will load 5 more today, step out to the backyard range and “torch” these off! Would love to see accuracy, velocity (1500 would be nice), and easy extraction! memtb
Heck no, just make sure they are to the bottom of the pocket. What I am doing is working, so ........
They're R-P Max cases sized about 0.010" long, loaded with .358" Sierra 180gr. SSP-JSP bullets and 22-1/2 gr. of some slow-burning ball powder - can't tell which one, maybe H110 or 2400. Over the years I've been pulling the bullets for use in my T/C and Model 600 .35 Remingtons - like they were made for - and resize/reloading the primed cases for a heavy lead or jacketed bullet more appropriate to the caliber. The RCBS collet puller has made thisw chose a LOT easier and, if I got any 110gr. GDHP left I'll load these up for varmints. The powder I used to burn off on the back patio but this time I'll set it aside for the sparkler experiment.
I think that a bad idea. Sparklers are an entirely different type of powder than gun powder. While gun powder does burn it burns in micro seconds, not seconds. I'm pretty sure all you'll get is a "poof" and a flash. And I surely wouldn't want to hold one. Best to use the scrap powder on your lawn or vegetable garden.
I do not know if I should be happy or sad.
It can't be any more dangerous than home-made det cord. Not to worry, I will be careful.
Yep, I'll be out of H1000 and have to switch to 4831 or RL17.
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