Shooters Forum banner

hornady

  1. Loads for .30-06

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I am looking for some suggestions on some .30-06 reloads to try in a new Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 rifle. So far I've tried 165 grain Speer spitzer points with 55.5 grains of H414 powder, 165 grain Hornady spitzer points with 55.5 grains of H414 powder, and factory Winchester loads with 150...
  2. Hornady 150grain vs 165grain

    Black Rifles
    I have have savage model 10tr 308. Im trying to get a good group with it at 100 yrds and its bad about 3 inch square and 3 shot groups. Im using hornady white tail interlock 150 grain. Has anybody else had this problem? Ive been told that the 165 grain is more accurate but i bought 2 boxes of...
  3. .223 Rem 1 in 12 Twist and Bullet Weight

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Has anyone had success in stabilizing Sierra MatchKing 69 grain in their 1 in 12 twist chambered for the .223 Remington? How about the Hornady 60 grain hollow point?
  4. Winchester 70 "coyote" 243win Reloading

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I recently bought a Winchester Model 70 SA 243win, "coyote" with a 24" stainless bull barrel with a 1-in-10" twist. If anybody reloads for a similar rifle in 243 with a 1in10" barrel twist, and has a deadly combination for accuracy and/or precision at 100yrds and would like to share please...
  5. Winchester 70 "coyote" 243win

    Ballistics - Internal and External
    I recently bought a Winchester Model 70 SA 243win, "coyote" with a 24" stainless bull barrel with a 1-in-10" twist. If anybody reloads for a similar rifle in 243 with a 1in10" barrel twist, and has a deadly combination for accuracy and/or precision at 100yrds and would like to share please...
  6. How many foot pounds needed to kill an elk?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I am wondering how many pounds are needed to humanely and cleanly put down an elk. I saw on hornady's website that a 180 Grain SST in 30-06 puts out around 1500 ft/lbs at around 500 yards. With relatively good bullet placement, will this down an elk? or should it be closer? thanks you.
  7. Swaging Question, Hornaday, CH4D, Forster

    Handloading Equipment
    I'm shopping for a new press. A couple years ago, I was mildly interested in swaging. I wrote and asked three [edit: now considerably more than three] press manufacturers one question: "Can your press be used to swage bullets?" These are the responses I received: Hornady: (The new Iron Press)...
  8. Finding The Right Load

    Ballistics - Internal and External
    Is 100 yards the best distance to determine if a load is worth pursuing?
  9. 357 Mag loads with Blue Dot ?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I am trying to find a load for Alliant Blue Dot Powder for a 125g Hornady XTP. I also need the 158g same type info. Hornady doesn't list Blue Dot and Alliant doesn't list Hornady bullets. I'm wondering whose cornflakes got pee'd in, but I digress. I have a 2 yr old Hornady book for no help as...
  10. Bullet Offset From Barrel Lands

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I'm working up a 155 grain AMAX load for my 30/06. I found the powder and grains of it that give the least velocity variation and get around 0.8-1.0 inch groups at 100 yards. Wanting better performance for some 500 yard shooting, I'm trying to figure out how to best vary the cartridge overall...
  11. superformance powders

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was experimenting for a while now with hodgdons superformance powders and have worked up some loads and had some high pressure situations also. i found that my 300 wm loves 69 grains under a 168 amax. i don't wanna publish to much data because i herd there are diferent brews of superformance...
  12. Hornady ammo problem

    Handgun Cartridges
    Just opened my first box of Critical Defense ammo in .357 mag. The lot # is 3101527 with gold primers. I'm shooting a S&W 4" model 686. I fired 12 rounds from the box and had problems with 3 of them. The primers seem to be mushrooming up & will not allow the cylinder to rotate. After some effort...
  13. Press Maintenance

    Handloading Equipment
    I've been handloading ammo for a very short time now, especially compared to others here who have been doing it longer than I have been alive. One of the few things I know is that you have to maintain your reloading dies for consistent performance, but what about the moving parts of the...
  14. Hornady Suspend List

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Apparently Hornady is suspending production of around 150 bullets until further notice: http://www.weeniewawa.com/default/Hornady_list_of_bullets.pdf They also released a 2013 Production List: Updated 2013 Hornady Commercial Ammunition and Bullet Production List - Hornady Manufacturing, Inc...
  15. 45-70 Powder Capacity

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    We can all pretty much agree that the 45-70 and 450 Marlin are basically the same cartridge out of a marlin rifle. Now for the question: The Hornady Handbook 8th edition lists the 45-70 with a 300gr bullet at 2000 fps with 52.3gr of RL-7 from a 22 inch barrel (Max load). However the 450 Marlin...
  16. Hornady FTX in 38 special?

    Handgun Cartridges
    Was reading the Hornady 8th edition for the FTX 140 grain. It states that I need to trim the casing down to 1.25. Instead of trimming can I use 38 special brass. The brass on the 38 is 1.144. So there is a 0.106 differance. Being very new to reloading I thought I would get some advice from...
  17. 308 Win. 125 gr TNT loads?????

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I have a Remington 700 SPS in 308 Win. I am interested in using it for long range Coyote hunting. I wanted to work up a load using Hornady Match cases and 125gr Speer TNT bullets.. Anyone have any proven powder/bullet combinations to use as a good starting point? Also, I use Winchester Large...
Top