Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
How often do you decopper. I have only tried it once in my remmington 700 and got almost nothing. I did use a nickle jag and a boretech rod so I didn't get any false indication...
Ran these up through 11.0 grains. I found 2 tolerable loads but I’ll likely write off HS-6 as a 357 Magnum powder for my Blackhawk. So what I did today was start looking for another powder.
What is it not doing that your looking for.
I left primers in two ,so you could see they're once fired original Military crimped sealed . Normally I decap prior to ultrasonic bath .
These ran 3.5 minutes in cold water and cleaning solution *( again I normally heat water 145-165 Deg. F . today was in a hurry ) I have a pyrex dish which I run solution and cases in and surround it with clean water ,in the SS tank . After I clean I normally anneal ,trim and bevel pocket and uniform the primer hole . Next off to the SS pin tumbler for 20 minutes ,flush rinse and then into the old Dillon media separator . MY modified separator runs on a cog belt drive as well as a 12" fan . So cases tumble with air passing under over and through them . Dead of Winter drying time is less than an hour , now I turn off the fan and set it out on My trailer bed and it takes 20 minutes Max. It's also near or at a 100 F. presently . People often ask Why I bother with old brass ; I have 10'K's plus it's TOUGH and holds up to multiple reloads and in Gas guns that's saying a lot .
I've never understood WHY many shooters don't like ultrasonic cleaners ,it's baffling to ME . Like near everything else some units are superior to others . IMO a 3 way commercial transducer is the cat's meow ,it's quick and efficient without muss or fuss .
I actually never had that barrel in the 10 years I had the rifle. My dad never did in the 20+years he did. No idea before that… so it was overdue…
Use care out there,
I also cleaned, sized, primed another 350 44 mag
Hope you pick them all up off the ground.
Pity the poor soul thinking he found something different.
Outdoors, yeah I pick them up but at the indoor range? Nah. I leave it for the range. They sell it to a scrapper.
loaded those rounds the previous 2 days but didn’t post.
Now those cases need to be loaded again by Thursday for our skeet day.
Haven’t had time to do much else lately although I have a few 1,000 .223 needing trimming and a few 100 needing loading.
But the shotgun has had my attention the last 6 weeks.
It’s not as accurate as I’d hoped and I’m already nearing flattened primers territory. That seems to be a trend with this powder and 357 Magnum.
I have a thread for the Gallant 125 grain bullets I’m using. I’ll post more details there.
I'm guessing this is why people suggest getting a loading manual from all the major players and cross referencing to find data for obscure powder or bullet weights? For instance, the LEE manual will list a bunch of different bullet weights and all be within a few grains of each other sometimes and they will list different powders for a 124gr 9mm and a 125gr 9mm for instance.
RMR 115 grain mini matchwinners
Ramshot True Blue powder
CCI 500 primers
X-Terminator and 150 fmjs ended with pressure signs at 45.3gr going 2891fps, about a 2.5" group, and the bolt out ran the magazine twice. Shot right at 1moa at 44.7gr, going 2830fps, which is REALLY good for this rifle and 150fmjs! TAC is still the velocity king in this 20" LR308! X-Terminator has been pretty accurate overall for both ladders, I may try it with some 155 NCC's.
Had a full load of dirty 44 mag, .243, and .308 brass, so I wet tumbled that, it's drying now.
Saving the 200m dial-in for another day.
This morning he shot a bunch of the 357 rounds and a bunch of 38spl I had previously loaded.
I got them all deprimed and will wet tumble them in the morning.
I also resized and flared another 400 357 cases. I'll prime them here shortly then load them up.
I spent a couple of nights in the loading room loading up 223 cases for his three AR guns.
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