Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
It's called tractor feed and it was the most amazing breakthrough in printing technology since the Daisy Wheel and green-bar.
Yes, I do remember line printers. I still have nightmares about that sound...
What the dot maxtix are you going on about
The LGS had a bunch of powder. One pound per customer limit. Seemed like normal gun store retail pricing.
No primers in the store.
Finished 50 rounds of 9mm Luger with Blazer brass, CCI 500, 3.8 grains SR-7625, MBC small ball 125 @ 1.090"
Pulled the BL 550 off the bench, mounted the old T-7 for some 357 loading.
Full clean and oil on the T-7, reset the 357 dies.
Loaded (slowly) 30 rounds of 357 Magnum with Win brass, Tula SPP, 5.0 grains Bullseye, Blue Bullets 125 CRN @ 1.590".
The CRN don't have a crimp groove, so I seat them deep enough to crimp lightly on the nose.
Shot great at the range, even though I had one rupture.
It's from a batch of 357 Win that I have been loading over and over for about 20 years, may have been loaded 30 times or more.
Round hit where it was supposed to, and no unusual recoil, no damage to the gun (Handi rifle), so I'm chalking it up to brass fatigue.
Very accurate load.
Handi rifle, 3 shots, 50 yards, rest, red dot.
The company I bought these from accepted all responsibility for the bad bullets and is replacing the order in it's entirety.
They said they have new employees and policies aren't being adhered to.
Good enough for me. I'm happy. I was pretty sure they would come through, they are a good company.
Conclusion? there had got to be an easier way.....
(In the garage)
This will be done once or twice a week until the snow flies again.
Wet tumble when I get a batch and finish processing and /or building ammo in the Winter.
Need to take a long hard look at my 45's and decide what to do. I think the hairy Remington swaged bullets are going to be reserved for my 455 reloading and possibly 45AR. All my 45 colts are new production, shouldn't need 454 bullets, 452 should be fine. We'll see.
Swaged bullets, while messy and unattractive, can be real shooters. One of the most accurate loads I've ever developed was 4.0grn Unique under the Hornady 158grn swaged SWC... fired out of a 3" J-frame, no less. They are likely quite soft... I would not overdrive them.
Continued to work on my 5.56mm case prep... incorporating my Lyman case prep tool to ream the primer pockets, and my Giraud TriWay trimmer, to fully prep and bushwhack the brass. Loaded about 60 rounds without too many problems. There is an issue with some brass... it must have not been sized all the way, so even with trimming, a few cases were still overlength.
Suspect my Miroku 92 does as well. It "poof"s out the top with cowboy level loads, doesn't obturate -- black cases -- all the usual symptoms.
Long been a fan of Remington swaged bullets for any revolver type load going less than about 900fps. Hope they start offering them for sale again in the bulk cases.
LOL. I worked on line printers, band printers, daisy-wheel, dot-matrix, and the early laser printers that were the size of a washing machine. My first computer programs were on punch cards (still have some). The first word processing systems I worked on had 8" single density disk drives (Memorex). And I worked on systems that had core memory - a 32K memory card weighed about 10 lbs as I recall. I had to toggle the front switches to enter the boot code to load from tape. Ahhh, those were the days. LOL
My brother's Trapper does the same... it will give you an eyeful of gas if you don't step the loads up a bit. I think the chamber reamer for it was the shape of a pear...
Trimmed up about 80 .308 cases I had laying there... the old fashioned way. In hindsight, I wish I would have ordered a .308 TriWay with the .223 one. Dummy.
Found a gracious plenty hen's teeth and bee's knees but near about zero for those powders! Even when looking at data for the 30-40 Krag which has been said to yield reasonable starting loads.
The GP-90 was a 211 to 215g paper-patched, cupro-nickeled steel tipped rebated lead bullet leaving the tube at +- 2000 fps.
Thanks, yes I understand the differences between the two swiss cartridges.
You'll see in the Hornady data that there is some overlap between the 30-40 data and the 7.5x55 (GP-11) data. I used 30-40 data for mine without worry as the 30-40 is a smaller capacity round as well lowering the pressures even more in the larger Swiss case.
Wanna sell that there rifle?!?!?
Nah, it's part of a set.
With this one and a few others.
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