What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

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Post by MaduroBU » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:03 am

Made 500 cases of 7.62x40 WT from range pickups.

Working a 6.5 creedmoor load up for my dad's rifle.

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Post by AndyC » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:18 pm

Got to chrono my .300 BLK loads today - 150gr FMJ over 17.0gr H110. Overall a little stout - I think I'll drop it a touch to perhaps 16.5-16.8, but here are the velocities:

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Avg 2,016 fps w/150gr bullet = just over 1350 ft-lbs out of the 10.5" pistol.
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Post by flechero » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:09 pm

Great consistency... SD under 7 is awesome! Well done!

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:16 am

Thank you - in full disclosure, one string in particular was worse with an SD just under 40, but it gives me a good idea where to start. These loads were rather on the hot side, though - safe when shooting unsuppressed, but I got cratered primers when going suppressed so I'm going to back off a tad and try again.
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Post by MaduroBU » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:24 am

Have you tried lil' gun? From hodgdon's data, it looks like a great powder for .300 BLK.

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:43 am

Baby steps so far - I have L'il Gun and CFE BLK to try soon and I'll be charting them.
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Post by MaduroBU » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:55 am

Im really excited account CFE BLK in the 7.62x40. I'm also going to try to see if I can get a 220 RN seated in the same chamber and subsonic. It won't cycle my carbine gas, but I'll turn the gas off if I can get subs going anyway.

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:26 pm

That'll be interesting!
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Post by flechero » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:06 pm

AndyC wrote:Baby steps so far - I have L'il Gun and CFE BLK to try soon and I'll be charting them.
A minor caution to you on Lil Gun... while researching 45 Raptor, it was mentioned a number of times that Lil Gun is much faster burning than the original and earlier runs of it... so much different that it is no longer recommended in that caliber. Obviously 300blk and 45 raptor are different animals but the warning on Lil Gun is still worth heeding. Start lower than normal and work up more carefully than you might otherwise.

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Post by AndyC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:24 pm

Thank you very much - noted! :tiphat:
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Post by cdwieg » Tue May 22, 2018 2:27 pm

New guy - first post. I try to do something every week with respect to reloading even if it's just a little bit. Recently started reloading .380 ACP and I was fortunate that my first recipe was the "perfect" one. I will finish reloading about 4,000 rounds this week which will give me a solid inventory for about 3 months of shooting.

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Post by AndyC » Tue May 22, 2018 4:09 pm

:thumbs2: Sometimes we get a stroke of luck right off the bat.

I needed a neck-expanding die for my .300 Blk because flatbase bullets like 110 and 125gr just plain won't fit otherwise, so I'd gotten the Lyman M-die in .30 M1 and it works beautifully to widen the entire neck, not just the mouth. I'm looking forward to starting test-loads for the 110 and 125gr bullets using my new Hornady electronic charge-dispenser - I've tested it against my balance-beam scale and it's very accurate.
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Post by Beiruty » Tue May 22, 2018 5:15 pm

I loaded some 70rds of 40SW for SVI 40. I completed 5 pigeon clay holders for the 500 yards range.
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Post by AndyC » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:06 pm

Loaded up some 110gr V-max and 125gr SP for .300 BLK - a range of loads to test function.
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Post by Beiruty » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm

Unloaded some 50 rds of 243 87gr V-max and I got this puzzle to slove

I am puzzled and I need a bit of help.
I made a load for my

Sako 243 Winchester 24" Barrel 1:10

35.7gr Varget under Hornady 87gr V-max
Winchester Case
S&B LR primer
COAL 2.590"

Minimum Load and MV
Hodgdon : 34.3 @ 2997 fps
Lee : 34gr @ 2964 fps
Berger : 35gr @ 2782 fps

In 94 F heat, the trued velocity (dope corrected) at 300 yards is
2644 fps

I am puzzled and the only explanation is that the claimed G1 BC 0.400 is bogus

Update: Litz BC G1 is 0.382 and G7 0.196. With those BCs MV is estimated at 2700 fps too low to be true.
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