Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
What have you done in the reloading room today
Not a damn thing !!!!!!!
Loaded a few lots of 223 for my buddies ar. He had 3 different powders blc-2 cfe-223 and that imr4166. The IMR powder was a pain compared to the others. It left me with a bad taste and I will avoid it in the future.
Cast some 150g Lee's this a.m. Standard,semi go fast alloy. All's good,they drop .3005 on the noses and .310 on the body.... just perfect.
Get to the new 6.5 NOE and all I can say is WOW. It drops a whopping .272 on what should've been .264 + .002-3. At .272 it's .008" over. I'll contact NOE and see what they say? I've got 50+ moulds and this is easily the most out of whack,oversized of the bunch.
Not gonna bust on NOE but,dang..... after hearing they are such GREAT moulds,to say I'm disappointed is an understatement.
No use to me,will sell it for 50$ plus shipping.
loaded up a test ladder of my new 200 swc and silhouette. Tried the book oal and it punks just dandy. Some day I may be settled down on a load and just do some bulk but today is not that day. 7.6-8.4 grains in .2 grain steps. The top charge is my favorite in 357 it may be a little spicy in 45 but we will see.
New Starline brass
115 gn Hornady XTP
6.2 gn Power Pistol
I guess your idea of fun must be very different from mine haha
Check the for sale or trade forum. A member sold me some nice 380 brass real reasonable a while back and he might have more.
Happy wife. That’s kinda the definition of fun for some of us married guys
I ended up getting 140xtps biased on a video on JRB. I havent worked them up yet but I was torn 158 vs 140 for hunting/sd. Have you had any real world kills with both to compare.
So sorry for he late reply, I see Bassfishing54 has answered your question, thanks men.........best/joe
Not them but the 125gr XTP over 14.5gr of 2400 is a good 50yard deer or pig load from my NEF Handi-Rifle. I tend to prefer heavier bullets but I went through a speed over mass phase for a while and tried the 110gr GDHP as well. Either one works good if you can punch them in the heart or base of the skull. I tried the 135gr GDHP last spring and they were about like the XTP’s. I won’t use pistol hollow points on hogs unless I’m pushing 1300fps and closer than 75yards.
I didnt want to go with less than 140s based on flame cutting. Never read anything wrong with 140s and heavier. Based on discussions here I dont know that I want to load anything slower than RS silhouette in a 4". Should keep me way away from the danger zone.
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