Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
just to be nosey, whats your load?
What a mess--wd's opens the desktop I created in 10---page 2 opens to wd's 11 new desktop ---what a frigging mess !!--i will get back to it later.--best or worst of both worlds !
And that's all it took -- just ONE light tap with the good ol' kinetic puller; now I'm hoping the rest of the box will have cracks too!!
I don't know why 303 is so prone to those neck splits... if you get any that aren't split, anneal them and let me know if it survives.... I'm curious if it's a case material or age hardening issue.
Actually, this is the first split I've seen in .303, either before or after firing, and I've gone through quite a few of those WW2 rounds. 1940s Turk 8x57, well, that's another matter, lol.
Four needed bulge busting (using Makarov die I learned about here on THR) so they were his, not mine.
And, yes, these were dirty. I never clean until after decapping & sizing—I only prime clean pockets.
For those of you still concerned about dirty cases damaging your sizing die, if you use a carbide die and you’re shooting and picking up stuff from an indoor range, don’t be concerned. As the Bon Ami label says “hasn’t scratched yet”. Now, if you’re using some outdoor bottom of a quarry slop hole range, well you’re on your own.
Now I’ll keep the cases in a container until I have another couple hundred to make a full load for wet tumbling. (Hmm. Maybe this sentence should go on the “what do you have WAITING” thread.)
5.4 gr. Loaded and shot hundreds of these loads out of all of my .45’s
and the digital scale is because I'm thinking about selling some of my lead stash.
King Medallion: I'd be interested in your experience with 357SIG. I have a set of dies for my Dillon SDB but have never actually tried them out yet.
I've considered installing a ball handle on my jr3.
I've previously loaded a hundred at 5.2 but haven't had the time to even try them out yet. Hopefully they'll work out well but I may well bump up to your load next loading
I'm 65 also and sorting .223 brass is going to make me cross eyed
So at Sportsmans, they had powder and primers, minuscule limits.
So I picked up a lb of Ramshot Competition. Been wanting to try it in 1 1/8th loads. And 200 CCI #41s. Did I say they had limits?
At Scheels I got 1,000 CCI #41s, and 1,000 Federal AR small rifle primer, match grade.
I paid way to much at Scheels but muscle memory got me! I didn’t even ask the price until it rang up at the register.
Bith places told me they hadn’t seen lead shot in a few months. Late September I’m going to the manufacturer and getting 4-500 lbs. until then I’ll be careful on how much I use.
Rem 55 gn SN
25 gn. Varget
CCI 400 primer
110 gn Sierra SN
14 gn IMR4227
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