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  1. New to the Forum, specific 9mm handloading question

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum but not a new shooter or handloader. However I did get some strange results at the range this afternoon with an experimental batch of 9mm that's got me scratching my head. The Gun: GEN 3 Glock 34, OEM barrel. The press: Hornady Lock n Load The projectile...
  2. Lead bullet casts hard on barrels?

    Bullet Casting
    I want to start reloading this summer, and I want to load a little for accuracy, and a lot for costs. This got me thinking about bullet casting. I've cast round .50 cal balls for muzzleloaders so I have the melting pot. But I'm wondering if a .30-06 can push lead fast enough to wear the barrel...
  3. Is reloading worth it?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I just bought a Winchester 70 30-06, and my sisters boyfriend keeps telling me I need to reload. Is reloading the 30-06 really worth it? I have a line in on an older lee press with 30-06 dies to come with it (rcbs dies) and a shell holder for the 30-06 (whatever size that is) for $50 ish. It...
  4. Colt 1911 doesn't feed my handloads

    Handguns
    I have a newer Remington 1911R1 I worked up a nice load that the Remington shoots well with no failures to feed. I also have a Glock 21 that give great accuracy with these loads with no failures to feed. Now we come to my trusty Colt 1911A1. I get at least 2 failures to feed out of each...
  5. S&W 629 44mag ammo question

    Handguns
    A long time ago when I purchased my 629, I bought a case of Samson 44mag 240 JSP ammo. Turned out the 629 loved that ammo, was extremely accurate, I took several white tails and wild pigs with it. Then I started running out of the ammo and found out that it wasn't available in the US any more...
  6. H414 for .300 Win Mag?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I have a Remington Model 700 BDL chambered in 300 win mag. I have been recently developing a load for it and I'm not satisfied with it. I am shooting a 165gr Nosler Partition with Federal 215 primer and RL-22. The RL-22 does not seem to be consistent with any of the free bores. At any...
  7. Handloading Software

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I have a question for everyone. I'm currently working for a company that's developed a handloading software that we'll be promoting shortly (this is not an ad btw) and before we do I'd like to ask you, what do you look for when you buy a program like this? What features do you like or wish you...
  8. Remington 700 7mm Mag Build

    Gunsmithing
    Hello All, I have been batting the idea of taking my father's old 700(7mag) and using the action to build a long range meat eating machine. Mainly out past 6-700yds. The optic will be a Vortex PST, stock will most likely be a McMillan A-TH, and have reached the choice of barrel with...
  9. Howa Axiom .308 Testing

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello all, I have recently expanded my hobbies and have picked up hand loading for my Howa 1500 in .308 24'' BB on an Axiom stock. I have installed a Timney Trigger and have a 6.5-20-44 Vortex Viper on top. This is the first rifle I have ever purchased and boy am I glad I invested in this...
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