Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
I'll pick it back up and load more later this morning.
Came home and fixed that issue and will be bringing the sight pusher to the range today to put another 100 down range.
Set the LNL AP up to load 40 so I have more practice rounds.
Swapping the Leupold VXII 2-7x33 scope off my hunting rifle this morning to my Savage bolt 22lr as I got a new Leupold VX 3HD for the hunting rifle on its way here.
Vacation shooting is keeping me very busy. Rain is expected tomorrow so I will probably load tomorrow.
If they continue to do that, maybe try a different bullet (assuming they are available.) Many years ago, I switched from the Speer 170grn to the Winchester 170grn, all else staying the same, and my groups tightened up by half, in my brother's 336. I was astounded.
Loading .45-70 (et al) is just a hoot. Not as tedious as bottleneck cartridges, and there is something very satisfying about dumping all that powder into that big coffee can of a case, and putting that big hunk of lead (or copper...) on top.
continuing with my .308 case prep... turned down a few odd headstamp .308 cases I had in other lots, about 125 in total. I see that I have about 125 PMJ (Korean surplus) and 200 PPU cases to go... and then I'll be done with .308 for a long while.
One of those three winged led light bulbs that screw into a light bulb socket. Like you to see on tv. 4000 lumens.
If your reloading area is dark....
What was the price per thousand on those primers?
9mm, 38 Spl, 44 Spl, 32 Long.
And a single piece each of 40 SW, and 45 GAP.
No idea where those last 2 came from. We didn't shoot any of that.
.38 Spl cases, 4.1 Gr HP-38 under a Berrys 125 gr LRNFP. 10 yds, two-handed DA.
Man, these are soft recoiling and accurate as heck, the first 18 I fired from a newly acquired 4” S&W 67 no dash went right at the POI at ten yards (slightly right, I need to adjust sights.) I couldn’t ask for better first-time-shooting-this-combo results .
When powder/primer palooza returns and reloading things can be bought for reasonable prices again, I’m buying 8 pounds of this stuff and loading more. I seriously think HP-38 may just bump Unique off as my #1 powder for .38 Spl.
Running 6.2of CFEP with the Remmy 1 1/2's was a slight concern, but didn't have any primer bulging, and cases look ok. I think I'm going up to maybe 5.5 on the gold dots. 5.7 is my max on that powder. But I have plenty of other powder options. I guess it's time to get a Chrony and start making some ladders, maybe some ballistic gellatin as well since I can't seem to find the Glock parts I need atm. Hope everyone's weekend is productive in whatever way.
Bullets homemade by a great friend of mine, i a mold that I bought from a old gunsmith, the same great man that sold me the Colt 38 wadcutter gun.
Need to pick through my 45ACP tote and sort the SP brass from the LP brass. Seems that most are Federal headstamped.
32 Auto, 32 S&W, 32 S&W Long, 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 38 Spl, 357 Mag, 360DW, 41 Mag, 44 Spl, 44 Mag, .223 Rem, .30-30, .30-06, 7.62x54r, 6.5x55 Swede.
Next it's dies and tools.
Seems that about the time I get organized, some guy comes home with a gun that shoots a completely new cartridge, and everything has to be redone.
I kinda like the way that guy thinks.....
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I am as amazed as you are at how well HP-38 performed with this load combo... I have a second load ready to go with a Brazos coated 150 long-nosed SWC over the same 4.1 gr HP-38 charge. I was in such a hurry to saddle up and hit the range I left the box of these on my shelf... along with my prescription shooting glasses .
Unique has been in my reloading room since day one, I never thought it would be possibly replaced by any powder for the mid-range revolver load world I prefer to inhabit. (H-110, Enforcer, etc. handles the high powered magnum stuff when I desire to shoot some.)
Now I will say HP-38 powder has impressed me for .38 loads so I won’t be straying too far... “The U” will still be used religiously for most of my other revolver needs.
That is the same powder charge I use with 150 hr cast bullet.
I put together some 150 SWC and 4.1 gr HP-38 as well... and promptly left them at home yesterday .
I’ll give them a whirl next range trip.
I use 4.3 gr HP-38 with a home-cast Lee 125 gr RNFP.
It gives between 820-840 fps in a 6" barrel revolver.
I load these by the hundred, it's my go-to load for casual shooting.
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