Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
I also loaded some on my new dropper.
The Lyman wouldn't pass calibration the last time I used it so I've been messaging Lyman back and forth for almost two weeks. After determining that I had the right ac adapter, had no powder under the scale tray, and had no loose powder to be heard inside the housing, they finally advised me how to make an adjustment which did fix it. Pm if me if you want to know more.
In the meantime was trickling charges on my bench scale. Since I didn't know how long Lyman and I were going to play message tag before getting an RA, I picked up the FA Intellidropper. I have to say, I like it better than the Gen 6. If it holds up and keeps performing like it did tonight, the lyman may get kicked off the bench and boxed up for stand by. The FA metered H4350 and 4064 very well, still need to try it on others.
I also had a first today. When I finished depriming the 9mm and switched shell holders for the 223 the depriming pin would not enter the first piece of 223 brass. Apparently one of the last 9mm's had an empty 22 rimfire case in it that my depriming pin punched through stayed stuck on the depriming pin.
Another buddy just dropped off a partial bucket of wheelweights that I'll probably sort this afternoon.
123 gr 310 dia. FMJ Hornady
24.5 gr H4198
CCI #34 primer
Loaded 200 38 spl while 300 38 brass cases were tumbling then decapped and bagged them.
I use the SNS HiTek coated red 405ers with good luck, bit I DO like the look of those black pills....Might have to give MBC a go sometime...
Local guy met me in the pouring rain to deliver it.
Well worth the price he wanted.
Those are pretty!
Use care out there.
I’m hoping these Crushers do as well as the 400gr Win. Platinum Tip loads I came up with. Will report back with results.
Wind was also a factor. Got the parts coming for some new windflags. The doodoo ones I've been using ain't hitting on much. Started loading up the emptys,will finish this afternoon.
Also had to satisfy a curiosity. When I load my standard 24.0 TAC/75bthp in .223 they always seem to group a little better with a light or medium crimp. I had 24 I loaded a while ago with no crimp, left 8 with no crimp, put a light crimp on 8, and put a medium crimp on 8. Curious to see if the numbers on the Chrono change.
I am very curious to know the outcome. Please keep us updated.
It's a good combo. Light recoil, easy to control, and to light to have any flash.
RCBS 60g for 22-250 waiting to be very lightly lubed and loaded over honest to goodness SR4759. Been using the 4198's and zero complaints. Got a 4831 load that is blistering,and scary accurate. This load should be around 2kfps. Looking for some feedback from this powder?
BCG’s. Your AR wears Birth Control Glasses?
Sorry, I read it and it tickled my funny bone.
Oh great, now I'm going to think "birth control glasses" every time I see BCG now!
Also prepped and loaded 30 pieces of .270W using Hornady soft point Spitzers and CCI BR LRPs; tightening down on a nice load between 54.1 and 54.3 gr H4350.
And I used up a dozen or so Speer 130 gr .277 soft point boat tail bullets found in the bottom of a recent auction tray; same loads as above.
That’s about all of the positive results…. My 30-30 loads of 165gr Missouri HiTek over IMR4198 performed abysmally at all charges. My target, at 50 yards, looked like a buckshot pattern….. Started seeing some semblance of accuracy towards the upper end of my ladder tests, but nothing to write home about. Had nearly the same results with my 45-70 loads of 405gr Missouri HiTek over IMR4198. Best group I managed was around 3” at 50 yards, way right of point of aim.
On to the 460 S&W….. 325gr Missouri HiTek WFN over H110. Had decent accuracy after the second set of rounds. Checked my barrel and found quite a bit of leading towards the muzzle. Granted, I did not clean it after the last time I took it out, and I had shot some HSM Bear Loads in it that time, which are WFNGC. It may have already been leading. I’m going to load some more of them up and bring a well cleaned gun next time and see if they do in fact lead.
My second ladder test of 45ACP 230gr Missouri HiTek over Ramshot Competition seated to minimum OAL for my buddy’s gun didn’t work out very well either. I plunked them in hi barrel and hand cycled several of them through his gun when I loaded them. They seemed like they were going to work fine, but they did not…. Still wouldn’t cycle them. They worked fine in mine though….
All in all, I’m back to the drawing board…..
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