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Topic: reloading
Posted By: pyro6999
Subject: reloading
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 16:21
just curious

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"



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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 16:58
I don't because I have too many other things that consume all my time and money.  Also the same reason I don't play golf.

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 17:00
 if i didnt play golf or go fishing at least once a month they would take away my resident status!!

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 17:10

Bolt guns....YES!

Black Betty has never had a factory round run through her.

 

AR's, handguns, shotguns...no.

 



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Posted By: ceylonc
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 19:51

Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

I don't because I have too many other things that consume all my time and money.  Also the same reason I don't play golf.

 

How do you get hunting ammo for your 6.5x284?  I think Nosler is now doing a factory loading but this is recent.  Do you have a friend/relative doing your reloading?

 

I've been reloading for about a year.  Right now I'm sticking with .223, .308, 6.5x284, and .260 Remington.



Posted By: Trinidad
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 19:56
I find reloading very time consuming,I have a friend do my reloading for hunting or I use match ammo and stick to the same bin for paper on some rifles.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 20:34
Originally posted by ceylonc ceylonc wrote:

Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

I don't because I have too many other things that consume all my time and money.  Also the same reason I don't play golf.

 

How do you get hunting ammo for your 6.5x284?  I think Nosler is now doing a factory loading but this is recent.  Do you have a friend/relative doing your reloading?

 

I've been reloading for about a year.  Right now I'm sticking with .223, .308, 6.5x284, and .260 Remington.

norma has been loading the 6.5x284 for years



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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:03

Pyro, started  arround 1970.. Bought my first deer rifle, a 30.40 Krag.  dont shoot it very much today but  I will load up 20 and go back in time now and then..

 

                          Hot 30



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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:04
huhuh that was before my dad even graduated high school!!

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:16

PYRO, born in 54, do the math..

   30

 

 

         Might have a bunch of stuff to share with ya !!



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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:18
ya know you are about the same age as my dad actually he was born in 53 i believe! i bet i got some stuff i could share too!!

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:25
Lets have a PARTY, see if you can keep-up..

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:27
i dont drink much anymore i like rich stuff, crown and amber bock so i dont drink much like i did in college

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:38

PYRO, its great stuff  !! helps after ya crash and burn a few times....

 

     just dont mess with it when you got the explosives on the work bench!!

 

                         HOT 30



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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:40

yeah that would look good in the paper firemans house destroyed by explosion!



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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 21:58

Cheaptrick,  have a few black ladies stashed myself..  BOLTS are BAD !!!!!!!!  all your horspower goes "one" way!!  guess i shouldnt say bad, you might get the wrong idea ???  Have problems "talkin" my age..

 

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Posted By: Steelbenz
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 18:27
not yet, I need to get my own equipment. I have freinds that will do it for me, but i'd like to make my own. That way if I have a mishap its my own.  One day I'll CT to give me his recipe for 168Gr Amax's.     I have Black Betty's twin sister.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 19:41

Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

One day I'll CT to give me his recipe for 168Gr Amax's.     I have Black Betty's twin sister.

 

45.5 grains of Varget, with BR-2 primers and Lapua brass.

 

  



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Posted By: Mike McDonald
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 08:11

I load for my rifles because I want precise 308 ammunition, I own a 338-06 so reloading is mandatory.

 

I reload for my pistols because I carry a 9mm and it is absolutely impossible in the U.S. to buy a real 9mm spec load.  For those who don't know, the original spec is 124 grain bullet at 1250 fps.

What you buy is 115gr at 1050-1100 fps.  There's a difference.



Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 08:56
i really like to make specialty loads varmint loads for my magnums

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 10:44

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i really like to make specialty loads varmint loads for my magnums

That's me, too. Though I have dies for 9mm, .45ACP, .380ACP, I don't do it anymore. The quantity prices on this stuff is hard to beat. Same goes for the service rifles, quantities are pretty good deals. I guess a progressive press could change this picture.



Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:41

Reload a lot of handgun, mostly .44....use a dillon 550b....saves a lot of time; only way that I can afford to shoot much.  Reload some rifle, 308 & 45-70.



Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:44
there for a while i thought about starting to do pistol reloading but if you own a 9mm or a 45 or a 40, its almost a waste of time unless you are banging round like 3-4 times a week, then i can see it of if you hunt a lot with a wheel gun, 480 500s&w 454 big stuff like that i can see doing.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:47
You're right....especially on the 9mm.  Mainly reload .44 Mag.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:47
what do you got?? ruger s&w?

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:48
4 Smiths, 3 Rugers


Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:52
Ooops...5 Smiths; my wife gave me the 50th Anniversary Model 29 for our anniversary.  Haven't shot it....just look at it alot.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:53
that's a nice little collection!! do you have to aquire a permit to purchase for handguns  in your state?

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:56
No, live in Texas


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:57
lucky you i have to apply for one every year if i want to buy a pistol every year.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:59
What a pain.  Lucky here...if you have a concealed carry license, no background check.


Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 21:39
Originally posted by ceylonc ceylonc wrote:

How do you get hunting ammo for your 6.5x284?  I think Nosler is now doing a factory loading but this is recent.  Do you have a friend/relative doing your reloading?

 

I've been reloading for about a year.  Right now I'm sticking with .223, .308, 6.5x284, and .260 Remington.

 

The fine folks at Superior Ammunition help me out.

 

http://www.superiorammo.com/ - http://www.superiorammo.com/  



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Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 22:14

load .308

Rem case (all the preps except neck turn)

Fed gm210m primer

IMR 4350--46gr..(use imr 4064, shows pressure qiuckly)

Horn 168gr. HPBT

2460 fps

 

           HOT 30

 

   anybody else use 4350 ??



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Posted By: lucznik
Date Posted: January/22/2007 at 12:21

I like to do my own reloading for basically three reasons (none of them particularly profound or unusual.)

 

  1. I'm a control freak.  I like to have absolute say as to the components and the performance spectrum of my ammo. Although I do not go so far as to weigh/seperate cases, bullets, etc., I do weigh every powder charge (even for handgun ammo.)
  2. I'm cheap. Loading my own allows my to manufacture premium ammunition for less than the cost of the cheapest factory sutff. That means I not only shoot better but, I shoot more. 
  3. I have serious OCD issues (at least that's what my wife says.) Reloading allows me to keep myself entertained as well as to focus my energies in a productive direction - which is something my wife strongly encourages for the sake of her sanity.

 

 

I primarily load for three calibers.

 

  1. .264 Win Mag  (73.0 gr. H870 in Winchester brass with a CCI LRM primer all behind a 140 gr. Nosler Partition or 139 gr. Hornady SST - soon to try the 130 gr. Nosler Accubond.)
  2. .357 Magnum (This one varies a lot as it depends on whether I'm loading for Personal Defense or Hunting.  I'll edit this post with a favorite load or two when I get home and can look at my book.)
  3. 7mm-08 (This one's new to me. I'm just getting started with load development for my Ruger M7 mk II Compact Rifle.  41 gr. of IMR 4895 is sending a 154 gr. Hornady Interbond into just over 1" at 100 yds which is great except that velocity is a bit sedate.  Right now I'm tryng for a good load with either the 120 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip or the 120 gr. Barnes TSX.  Any suggestions?)


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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: January/27/2007 at 09:13
No, but recently ordered a Lyman T-Mag II press and a MEC 600 Jr. shotshell reloader, so look out for a lot of questions.  I have already warned pyro6999 and Rifledude, that the questions will come a flying, so look out.

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/28/2007 at 09:16
what kind of dies you going to buy dolphin??

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/28/2007 at 17:01
Originally posted by hot30 hot30 wrote:

Anybody else use 4350 ??

 

I used IMR4350 very successfully with 180gr. pills for a very fickle .300 Win Mag.

Classic .300 Win Mag powder!! 



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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: January/28/2007 at 17:25
I like 4350 a lot for the magnums. I have had very good luck with H4831, also.


Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/28/2007 at 20:53

Ive used IMR 4064 (.308) in an effort to increase the range of the .308, from what I read an see many do.. In my 10-FP 43.5 gr. flattens the primer, works on the bolt too much for me.. Gun shoots too good to beat-up on it ..4350 loads showw no sign of pressure, might have a tight chamber.

 

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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: January/28/2007 at 21:28
I just looked at a my old .308 load and I was using 44 gr. with no problems. This is when I had time to load for an HK 91 and I didn't have any problems. Good thing you were looking at the primers. My Sierra manual shows a max of 44.9 gr for .308. Go figure, maybe it is your chamber. That 4350 is a bit slower so take care when loading up. I did have good luck with the 4895 for .308 as well as for the 30.06 Garand. Burning rates come into play more with the self loaders, though.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/29/2007 at 20:52
varget and h 380 should work pretty well in the .308 i would guess

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: January/29/2007 at 22:18
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by hot30 hot30 wrote:

Anybody else use 4350 ??

 

I used IMR4350 very successfully with 180gr. pills for a very fickle .300 Win Mag.

Classic .300 Win Mag powder!! 

 

That has to be my favorite powder for the 300WM, 280 Ackley and my 06. I have tried lots of others in my search for max. velocities, but always come back to IMR-4350. Now that I know you don't need a 180 BT from a 300WM traveling at 3500fps to kill a whitetail. I have usually gotten the best accuracy from 4350 which is my primary concern these days.



Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: January/30/2007 at 00:08

Finn, works like that for me also.. If I stay above a 168gr bullet..I buy IMR 4350 in the 8lb jug...308, 30.40 Krag, 30.06, 300wsm and 7mmwsm uhmm.. where else can I put this stuff                   Be nice,

 

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/30/2007 at 07:22
i would assume that dolphin could use the 4350 in his weatherby's as well, although the h-1000 and retumbo look a bit tempting also but i will have to check and see if they have any load data on my wsm on hogdon's web page.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: medic52
Date Posted: February/01/2007 at 09:33
I reload for 6 different calibers, no pistol or shotguns.....

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/01/2007 at 10:04
i reload about 10 different rounds no pistol no shot gun.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: February/03/2007 at 09:57
I will tell you, this reloading buisness is a little daunting.  I do not mean from a mechanical or intellectual standpoint, but from the standpoint of choices.  It is like going to a restaraunt with too many selections and trying to make a choice.  There are multipe bullet makers with multiple bullet types in multiple weights and trying to make a selection for my 7mm-08 and .308 is getting difficult.  The rifles are both Savage 11Gs, that did not like factory Winchester Super x power points, so I am trying to work up a load that these rifles I know are capable of doing what we all know they can, 1 and one half inch groups at 100 yards.  They will be used to shoot deer, at no more than 250 yards, from a tree stand in eastern NC.  I do not need a premium bullet and thought about just loading Remington Core Lokts, as every rifle I have ever owned, shot those accurately, for hunting purposes.  Any, suggestions as far as bullets, I can check the loads, but if you have a suggestion on the load a brand of primer, that would be helpful also.  Thanks guys. 

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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: February/03/2007 at 12:00
Accuracy wise I don't think you can beat Sierra Game Kings. They out shoot everything I've ever reloaded and they certainly work on deer.


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: February/03/2007 at 15:43

You must be reading my mind.  Just after spending awhile looking through some more material, that is exactly what I decided to order.  Thanks, you have helped me make up my mind.  I will let you know how things turn out.  I have to put together or find a bench to mount all the equipment on before I can get started. 



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Posted By: rootmanslim
Date Posted: February/03/2007 at 16:23
IMR 4831 SC,IMR 7828 SSC are great in 25-06,6.5x55, 300 WM, 300 H&H
H 869 in 22-06 & 244 H&H
H 110 22 Hornet & 44 Mag
IMR 4064 in 35 Whelen, 9.3x62 & 400 Whelen
IMR 3031 25 Remington, 8X57 Rimmed, 300 Savage, 375 H&H & 400 H&H
BL C 2 in 222 Rem
Varget in 270, 308, 30-06
Trail Boss for light lead loads in all 30 cal & up
IMR 4198 to duplicate black powder lead loads in big bores
Unique 16 Ga 7/8-1oz
Red Dot 12 Ga 7/8-1&1/8 oz

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/04/2007 at 08:21
well i know you have a few weatherby's so they like stuff like reloader 22 and reloader 25 they might also like hodgdon's retumbo or h-1000, the standard calibers will like stuff like imr 4831 4895 4064 h-380 h-414  h-varget yes there is a huge menu of stuff you can use the best advice i can give you is to have an open mind and not be affraid to try stuff, if you know people who reload hit em up for stuff they have that you dont, ask them hey can i try some of that powder or some of those bullets then load some stuff up and shoot it.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: February/04/2007 at 10:17
Thanks.  I will start slow on the Wbys.  I bought some cartridges from CPC.  They are suppose to be premium cartridges.  Wow, they must have been hot, because on the 30-378, they showed signs of pressure overload, as the bolt was sometimes difficult to pull back.  With Wby. ammo, there was no problem.  I am not sure what they loaded with, but they were down right hot and not that accurate.  The Wby. ammo was right on the money, very accurate, 1 inch groups easily at 100 yards.  Funny thing is, the CPC cartridges in the 300Wby. and 7mmSTW did not show any signs of pressure overload.  Either way, with the 240Wby., I will start slow, but will start reloading the .308 and 7mm-08 first.

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Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/04/2007 at 12:03
Dolphin, FWIW, I used IMR-7828 in my 30 STW (30-8mm Remington) and the case capacities are almost twin with the 300 Weatherby. I got very good accuracy and velocity was around 3250 fps. Don't know about the 30-378, but, I'll keep an ear out for good loads.


Posted By: rootmanslim
Date Posted: February/04/2007 at 12:56
The new H 869 sounds like a natural for the 30-378.
It's a load twin to H 870 (discontinued) and, I am told
even cooler burning. I use it and RL 25 in my 22-06.
H 869 is faster fps wise (slower burning) but a bit more dirty. A squirt or 2 with Wipeout Aerosol (Brownell's) and 3 patches every 20 rounds is all you need. Wipeout is great, all my brushes are gathering moss. The 70 gr Barnes TSX with 59 gr of 869 is humming along at 3625 @ 15' so powder fouling is
a reality when shoving that much ball powder thru a .224 bore.

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/04/2007 at 19:14
if you go to imr and hogdgon's web sites they have really great info for knowing what powders are best suited for each caliber, covers various bullet weights and also tells you the pressures for the given loads.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: ChrisGarrett
Date Posted: February/12/2007 at 18:18

Hello,  I've reloaded since May of '95, on a Dillon RL-550B.  I'm not a competitor, nor do I shoot hundreds of rounds a week, but I view reloading as a peaceful and introspective hobby, within a hobby.  It's kind of relaxing for me.

 

Right now, I set up for 38/357, 9mm, 357 Sig, 40, 10mm, 45, 223, 22-250, 308, 30-06, 7.62x39,  7mm Rem Mag and 338 Lapua.  The last being a necessity in order to even shoot the weapon, absent being rich, which I'm not.

 

It's fun and with today's ammo prices soaring, I think it's the way to go.  Save for 22LR and a few, old, milsurp 308 boxes, I haven't shot/bought factory ammo in over a decade. 

 

Keep plenty of primers and powder in house, as they're the lynchpin.

 

Chris



Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: March/01/2007 at 21:36
i just dropped $175 and got 5 pounds of powder 1000 magnum primers and 300 bullets

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: March/01/2007 at 21:40
Yeah, keep lot's of eveything ( small and large rifle, pistol primers). I got sucked into the primer scare a few years back and now have a bunch of mag primers, rifle and pistol, that I probably will never use up, though.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: March/01/2007 at 21:49
i plan on buying a little at a time every time i am around the store that sells the stuff, i am just starting to load up test loads for my 25 wssm, i am looking at loading 75 test rounds to see what this newer horse likes to burn.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: March/01/2007 at 22:01

WSSM, talk efficient? Now wouldn't that make for a new post after the WSM thread!



Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: March/01/2007 at 22:03
im not sure how well it will work but i am loading up 15 groups of five rounds 15 rounds per powder type

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: asphunter
Date Posted: March/02/2007 at 10:24
100 gr bullet
25 wssm 48.5 H4350 3233
25-06 50 gr H4350 3155
25-06 59.7 H1000 3212

no reason to sell the 25-06~!


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: March/03/2007 at 19:29

Originally posted by asphunter asphunter wrote:

100 gr bullet
25 wssm 48.5 H4350 3233
25-06 50 gr H4350 3155
25-06 59.7 H1000 3212

no reason to sell the 25-06~!

 

what????

never said anything about selling the 25-06 i just like to try new stuff, although the ss action is nice. winchester never made any claim that the 25 wssm was better than the 25-06 they are equal and i am aware of that.



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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: March/27/2008 at 17:08
Been reloading since 1974 because I'm a cheapskate, and I could get more accurate ammo reloading it myself. Started out with 357 and 9mm. Got on the PD and started loading 44spl. Used a RCBS jr, Rockchucker, Dillon 400 (thats right 400), and Lee Loadmaster. Tinkered with 223 and 308. Got on the PD pistol team and became an instructor and got more 9mm and 40S&W than I could shoot and I stopped reloading for the most part. I retired got on another Dept. and ammo got expensive. I now use a Dillon 650 for 223 and 40S&W, and a Rockchucker for 308 and 300Win Mag. Still got many contacts so I scarf up as much brass as I can.
Reloading keeps me from sitting on my front porch smoking dope and giving the popo the finger when they drive by.Light%20It%20UpNo%20No


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Posted By: VN350X10
Date Posted: April/13/2008 at 17:48
Does anybody here use VihtaVuori powders ???
Over the years, I've found that there isn't another powder that I've used that couldn't be replaced by & improved on by changing to this stuff !
Temp stable (important for hunting or competition ammo)
CLEAN
Consistant, lot to lot
 
As I run out of whatever I've been using in a given caliber, I switch. It's not the cheapest powder avaliable.....usually it's the most expensive & I don't see this changing with the dollar/euro float in the forseeable future, but since powder is about the least expensive part of the equasion, it's tolerable.
They've been making powder since the 1920's, & this is the stuff that factory Weatherby ammo is loaded with. (If you didn't already know, Norma loads the Wby factory ammo).
 
uncle albert


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Posted By: RONK
Date Posted: April/13/2008 at 18:21

 

 I've been reloading....... 'Long time'....

 .223 Remington
.270 Winchester
.308 Winchester
.303 British
.30-06 Springfield
8mm Mauser
7.62 x 54 Rimmed
Various Belted Magnums
Just starting to round up dies for my new 9mm Springfield XD.
Probably time to set that up on a progressive press!  That one is going to go through a LOT of ammo!
 I enjoy reloading, and especially Precision Handloading almost as much as I enjoy shooting! 


Posted By: yellowdog
Date Posted: April/16/2008 at 18:49
    Been reloading awhile myself...bolt guns, shotgun(Buckshot only), & handgun. 

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