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This is a club dedicated to the subtle art and exact science of ammunition loading and reloading. We have made this are a club, rather than just a forum, so that the reloading area could have more than one forum, if needed, its own photo gallery, its own Blog area and more. This is an open club and anyone who likes can join.

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  2. windowasher

    Oops

    Go get the tongs from the kitchen
  3. DWARREN123

    Oops

    Why not it is your toilet isn't it?
  4. BckHntr_ND

    Oops

    It’s a 223 cut down to be 300 AAC. It dropped into the toilet as I was rinsing it off in the sink.
  5. willie-pete

    Oops

    What is it; .30 Carbine? Maybe with my brass magnet.
  6. BckHntr_ND

    Oops

    Who would grab it?
  7. Wally720

    357 magnum powder

    I kinda forgot about Lil Gun. Some more detail may make my mission more clear. After a trigger job on my GP100, I want to get away from CCI primers for this gun, due to primer ignition failures. This load is strictly for hunting, not something I shoot routinely. I use Unique for plinking, target loads. I know an option is to change the hammer spring back out to factory and keep my H110 - CCI magnum primer combination. I was really looking for a magnum powder with non mag primer combination ( preferably Federal) to produce a good hunting load.
  8. minervadoe

    357 magnum powder

    Hogdon lists Lil' Gun as a powder that will propel a 180 grain .357 Magnum bullet faster than Win 296 or H110 http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol H4227 gets close. Me? I just use AA #7 with 158 grain bullets. Not relevant to what you're doing.
  9. Russ P

    357 magnum powder

    I've used CFE Pistol in the past with non magnum primers. I use CFE Pistol 6.6 grains 158g XTP 1.580 OAL. I don't get anywhere near Buffalo Bore with this load. I don't have a chrono, but it seems like a fairly mid range load. I am thinking you need to go to H110 or W296 with Magnum primers to get the results you want. Others shoud chime in soon.
  10. Federal brass, I have seen quite a bit of it do this. Not the best brass for reloading in my opinion, at least not multiple times.
  11. Brass is stuff I bought originally, loaded as American Eagle 124gr FMJ, IIRC. I crimp all of my 9mm loads to .375; very light. No other issues with the rest of the cases. I have fresh virgin Starline brass on the way from Midway.
  12. Is this brass range pick-up? It cold be old and the material fatigued. Bullet setback could also increase the pressure - by a lot - but this would usually show other pressure signs as well, like a massively flattened primer cup. Did you crimp this batch?
  13. crockett

    New Dillon presses

    That wasn't the point. Nobody knew or expected 2 new presses. Either way, relaoders are talking about this now... but not here... because many left the sinking ship because TBS is full with political issues and trolls, and not gun related content creators. Just one example: https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/270817-cp2000-and-rl1100/ @Jammer: I deleted your BS post. If you keep pushing your trolling crap even into the reloader club, I'll kick you out. End of story.
  14. Not sure if this is an issue with my lacking internet at this resort, but I can't see your photo. It's just a broken link symbol.
  15. 9mm Federal case reloaded maybe twice with low power match loads. Found it while working up some new loads. No weird shots or anything last range session that I recall.
  16. AK_Stick

    New Dillon presses

    Is there a whole lot to speculate over the replacement for the 1050? I mean we know what the 1050 does, aside from the spring loaded primer retainer I only reload for a handful or so calibers anymore. Mostly my odd ball calibers that aren't commercially loaded.
  17. crockett

    New Dillon presses

    Every working gun forum speculates over new guns even with zero information available. Do you even reload? Let me guess..........
  18. AK_Stick

    New Dillon presses

    Or perhaps its just because there's next to no information on the RL1100 ? I don't know the reaction you're expecting to get before we know much about it??
  19. crockett

    New Dillon presses

    Dillon comes out with a new press maybe once in 10 years and there is zero reaction to it? This forum is toast. Sad to see.
  20. crockett

    New Dillon presses

    PS: The new 2000 has no priming station, it’s a pure case prep station with case trimmer.
  21. Just introduced today on Shot show 1100 and 2000. Will be on market in April.
  22. The other bullet I really wanted to do well was the RMR 115gr RN that I can get really cheap. But it was mediocre... And tried the 124gr XTPs. One was a great group, then next five were awful. I still have some 115gr Hornady XTPs to try and will see if I can see which powder tends to deliver better groups, but so far it's all over the place. I also bought a couple of more boxes of commercial ammo to see if it performs. At this point, nothing really substantially and consistently outperforms the cheap Remington UMC 115gr JHPs from WalMart. So really not much point in reloading for 9mm considering the cost vs. gains with these results.
  23. Had some leftover Speer TMJs and some bulk Winchester RN I got from Midway on sale...
  24. Results were nothing if not consistently inconsistent... 2" at 25yds was the benchmark, with 1.5" the ultimate goal. A few loads did 2", none did better than that. But then those same loads gave awful groups later. All bullet weights would do 2" in one flavor, then 5" in another. Powder types were all over the place as far as good groups. Really, really frustrating due to complete inconsistency of results. Might have to shorten the distance to eliminate more interference from my eyes and booger hook. Some of the frustrating results... 147gr XTPs were all over the place from great to horrible... Really wanted the RMR 124gr JHPs to do well, but they were usually pretty bad with a couple of exceptions, of course...
  25. Will have to sort through all of the results, but short story is nothing better than previous attempts. Frustrating 😡
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