Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
We moved last Spring and it took me a while to get my new room set up. It was worth it!
Bench is still at other house. But, daughter moved in a couple months ago. She is wanting my reloading room out of "her" walk-in closet.
I move at my speed, though. If you can call it "speed".
I think I'm going to prime a small batch and try some wadcutter loads in them with about 3.2 gr. of HP38 and magnum primers.
I'll try them out of my S&W 19 and 3" Ruger SP-101.
I got the old upper back to the Cave... and I found out why it never shot that well: The barrel nut was on hand tight. I pulled the gas tube... and spun the nut off with my hands. Crazy. That tells me the barrel wasn't the problem... it was the build, per se. I'mma rebuild the upper, buy a complete lower from PSA, and decide what I'm going to do with it then.
I'll have to reload the AR mags in my ready box... thank goodness I took it with me. My brother only has M855, and the range we went to wouldn't allow it... and my mags were loaded with M193.
Busy week this week... so the remaining pile of .308 brass left to trim will just have to wait...
I’ll probably size and deprime another 500 9MM in a few days.
Curious what the difference in a max load of #9 vs 110 gets you. Between that and 2400 they all seem to shift places for max velocity depending on who is testing. Never shot a 200, not enough room to load even a 180 without rolling into a bullet.
A happy tired, but tired!
30-30 is my experiment cartridge. It's in a strong manual action rifle and can be readily downloaded or pushed as hard as you want right up to max. I've not tried any cast bullets heavier than the Acme 135 grain bullet. My rifle shoots cast better than jacketed in about every combo I've tried, though considerably slower. The Lyman Cast Bullet Manual recommends velocity below 1600 fps for best accuracy in my microgrooved barrel. I'll be watching to see how things work for you. Also, it's good to know reloading cures the flu or whatever you had.
I don't know that I've ever had a pistol not shoot the XTP well, in a variety of cartridges, including 9mm. Maybe try a different powder?
The first thing that came to mind for that was roll some with power pistol or be-86 and retest.
I don't know about BE-86, but Unique has always worked well for me. Imagine that...
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