Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Saturday afternoon I started working on cleaning the barrel of my 1903a3 I got at CMP last January. That is easily the dirtiest bore I've ever tried to clean. I went to bed last night hoping that the patches were starting to run clean. I might have been lying to myself, though. I wish I had started with something more aggressive than Hoppe's #9, though.
I started processing some .300 BO night before last. Quickly relearned the lesson that I really don't like swaging or reaming primer pockets.
Still trying to decide which lube to put in it. I have some LS Stuff Blue Carnuba, some 2500+, some BAC, or maybe I should just go old school and get some NRA 50/50 (or, at least todays version of it...).
I used a Noe Bullets .357 x .353 (P) Exp. Plug Auto Pistol expander. Seating is as smooth as silk. I originally got the 358x354 size for coated lead 9mm; liked it got the 357/353 to use with jacketed.
Reloaded 50 -3030 win.
Today will install auto bolt release in 10/22 ruger
Now maybe I can get some ammo built on my newly tuned 10-10
50 pieces whit a RN copper plated 125grn bullet from rg bullets, spain. Cal. 355
I got them to work in my CZ Shadow 1, but still whit a couple of flyers. The bullet is not well made by my standards. It's only the right size at the base of the bullet. And that triggers the requirement of a extremely tight barrel. My CZ has a cal. 355 and get the most them flying nicely, but the last 1% is flying well because of very little of the bullet is actually cal. 355, and I can measure that not all bullets are big enough, but no one bigger. All small or to small.
I have around 3000 of this bullet so now I just load it up and use them for pinkers.
And now to the happy news. I was also loading up 150 testers whit a bullet from http://alsapro.cz/
I got a bag of 500 pieces cal. 355 FMJ 124grn.
Made a load whit Magtech small pistol primer, and Vitavauri 3N37. Powderload see manual, I was around maximum load. Where it just worked I my gun. But then it was like shooting a laser. No flyers and group's only opened up when I speed up.
So now all I need is to make a large ordre of Alsa Pro bullets and start making good ammo.
End for rambling.
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I had to drill out the mount holes; couldn't fit a 1/4" bolt through there.
I've just about decided to fill it with LS Stuff Blue Carnuba.
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