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Poll Question: Do you reload?
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Ooops...5 Smiths; my wife gave me the 50th Anniversary Model 29 for our anniversary.  Haven't shot it....just look at it alot.
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that's a nice little collection!! do you have to aquire a permit to purchase for handguns  in your state?
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lucky you i have to apply for one every year if i want to buy a pistol every year.
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What a pain.  Lucky here...if you have a concealed carry license, no background check.
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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/ 

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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

 

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   anybody else use 4350 ??

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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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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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what kind of dies you going to buy dolphin??
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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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I like 4350 a lot for the magnums. I have had very good luck with H4831, also.
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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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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.

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varget and h 380 should work pretty well in the .308 i would guess
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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.

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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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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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I reload for 6 different calibers, no pistol or shotguns.....
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i reload about 10 different rounds no pistol no shot gun.
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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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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.
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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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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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