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  1. 7.62x39 Ammo

    Australian Hunting
    Hi all, Usually reload my own but needed some in a hurry. Got some from lgs and they only had Federal powershok. Really had to have them and cost $128 for 40. I reckon I got ripped off, got the pineapple so to speak.:eek: What does everyone else pay at your local. I rang a shop about 2hrs...
  2. RCBS die for .357 mag.

    Handloading Equipment
    Years ago, I bought an RCBS 3 die set 357 mag SWC. Will that die work for Hornady XTP bullets?
  3. Where Reloading Presses Are Made

    Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    A couple of years ago I decided to get back into shooting shotguns, rifles, and pistols. I had given away all of my reloading equipment many years ago, so had to purchase some. I began researching reloading presses and all of the other things you need for reloading, and was surprised to find...
  4. .45 ACP Jam

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I am reloading some .45 ACP brass and most of them are jamming on the way into the barrel. When I use factory loads in the same gun I do not get these same jams. I am using 200gr FMJ FP with COL 1.22" on brass that's only been fired once in a Para Ordinance P14. I have an RCBS press with...
  5. Determining OAL

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I am reloading for my Remington 700 in a .223. I've posted questions before and everyone has been super helpful however I am running into an issue with figuring out my OAL. So I sized my brass then trimmed it the desired case length and then I seated a bullet and coloured it black with a sharpie...
  6. Question for improving reloads

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was given a single stage loader, dies for .223, case trimmer and everything else necessary for reloading. However I want to make my loads better and by better I mean to be more accurate. I have a Remington 700 and I plan to shoot out to 600yrds since that's the max distance at my range. My...
  7. Why I Reload - Just Some Idle Thoughts

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    At the local range I frequently have folks come up to me and ask questions. I suppose it’s because I’m starting to look like a senior or maybe I look like I know what I’m doing, who knows? Anyway I try and be helpful, but it’s painful to watch folks struggle just to get their guns to function...
  8. Pressure Management

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Read the following disclaimer before attempting any of the methods and practices discussed herein. The solutions spoken about in this thread have the potential to maim or kill you so consider yourself forewarned that if you don't completely understand what you are reading here, along with the...
  9. Selling RCBS PowderPro Scale & Powdermaster Electronic dispenser

    Blackpowder Cartridge Shooting and Loading
    Hi, new here but looking forward to all the great forums and info. . Thanks, Joe Joe - look in the posting rules in the Trading Post forum for advertising items for sale. You need time as a board member and a minimum number of meaningful posts prior to selling items on the board...
  10. 338-8MM Remington Magnum Load Development

    Wildcat Cartridges
    I have a new Remington 700 (Ultra Mag) coming out of the gunsmith soon and have been researching the loads for it's cartridge that I have chosen the 338-8MM Remington Mag. Now, without to much detail the only loads that I have found referred back to the non-wildcat rounds. I will be shooting...
  11. .410 semi auto loads

    Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading
    I have a Remington 100 .410 semi auto which is a great gun. I am also in the UK. The problem I have is that I need to use fibre wad ammo in some of the places I shoot. However ALL the bought fibre wad ammo I use in the .410 semi auto has the same results. Usually the primer comes out on firing...
  12. 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...
  13. What is the best reloading handbook for rifle cartridges?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    So I think the title pretty much sums it up but I'll explain. I was going to buy the Lyman 49th, but everywhere I looked people were saying that the loads were so light that it wasn't worth it. Some said that when using the lighter loads the bullet got stuck in the barrel. And that the heaviest...
  14. Norma Brass??

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Hey guys, I found a good amount of Norma Brass for sale in a few different calibers I seem to be getting about 4-6 reloads with Norma, vs any other brand. Anyone else finding the same results? Would like to get your opinion on it.
  15. Brand New Norma Brass - FOUND!

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Just wanted to spread the word! Found a good amount of brand new Norma brass with a couple caliber options for those in need! I'm not sure about you guys but I seem to get twice the amount of life with Norma as I do with any other brand. Usually 4-6 reloads! http://www.extremestore.us/brass/
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. I may give up reloading and shooting

    General Discussion
    I've been involved in reloading and shooting for over 25 years. It was always with great anticipation that I would drive to the nearby national park range to spend the afternoon trying to shoot one hole groups. Its the greatest hobby in the world. There have always been "crazies" at the range...
  19. Resizing Brass

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was just wondering how often, if at all, I should fully resize my brass? I've got about 150 or so shells in rotation and they've been fired 5-6 times. I was in AZ this past weekend and a friend of mine gave some once fired brass so I went through all that brass and resized it. It got me to...
  20. Great utility Rifle! Mossberg MVP Predator- LOVE IT

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I hate to sell guns, but I got the bug for a new rifle as we often do. I wanted a working gun for out at the ranch. I was carrying a savage heavy barrel .223 that is a great shooting gun. But it was a bit much to tote. I sold a savage .17 HMR and a small pocket pistol to raise the $ for the...
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