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rosewood

Senior Member
Yeah I sure burnt through some powder playing with various combos before I could get the stuff I wanted. Youth football today but back to the bench tomorrow ??
And primers...
 

deerslayer357

Senior Member
After 2 unsatisfactory ladders with H4895, I borrowed some varget from a friend and loaded a ladder with the 120 TTSX for the 7/08. First group was 0.9” 4 shot group at 100 yards. Shot the rest of the ladder and had another group measure 1.1” closer to max load. Was very happy to find a load for this bullet in this rifle, but it would require unobtanium! Haha
 

Adam5

Senior Member
Saturday afternoon we loaded 10mm and .38 Spl.

100 10mm 155hr XTP over 12.6gr of Blue Dot

200 10mm 165gr Xtreme flat point 9.6gr of Accurate #5

150 10mm 180gr Berry’s flat point over 8.4gr of Accurate #5

250 .38 Spl 158gr cast lead flat points over 4.2gr of W231

100 .38 Spl 158gr Xtreme semi wadcutter over 4.2gr if W231

200 .38 Spl 158gr Berrys flat point over 4.2gr of W231
 

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rosewood

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Cast some boolits for 38/357. Clear powder coated some. More to finish tomorrow.
 

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chase870

Possum Sox
I played around with the 30-06 the other day seems like 47.5 grains of IMR4064 Remington brass and 180 coreloks gave me the best results. So I banged out 100 rounds today. Should be enough to shoot some be sure zero is good and have a few left for hunting. If you see a picture of a deer with a Jester hat on you know what happened
 

JustUs4All

Slow Mod
Staff member
Well, I tried.

I haven't played around with my loading stuff in a while. I picked up some old guns from an estate: a Rem Mod 11 in 16 ga, a Remington Mod 6 .22, and a Ruger Blackhawk 3 screw with the extra 9mm cylinder. Cleaning those up led to the need to clean up others which led to the desire to update an inventory of my ammo and loading supplies.

I hadn't run anything through the press in a good while so after I slicked it all up I grabbed a fired case, brushed it out lubed it up and promptly got it stuck it in the die. I bout hurt myself trying to get the lock nut to let go of the decapper. My impact driver is on near permanent loan to my kids and my neighbor who is handy has a cold that I don't want to risk catching right now. So, I'm stuck in the middle of trying for a bit here. LOL
 

menhadenman

Senior Member
Rolled up a few more 7 RMs and shot those along with some 6.5s at daybreak today. I just can't leave well enough alone, but I'm leaving 3AM Saturday for my hunt out west so will have to quit piddling around. Going to load up a pile more for one more range session of practice, chronograph, dialing, etc. And pack up maybe 40 loads for the trip (would like to confirm zero then shoot at some rocks at various distances once I'm at elevation).

Then save one bullet for the kill (y)
 

SC Hunter

Senior Member
Rolled up a few more 7 RMs and shot those along with some 6.5s at daybreak today. I just can't leave well enough alone, but I'm leaving 3AM Saturday for my hunt out west so will have to quit piddling around. Going to load up a pile more for one more range session of practice, chronograph, dialing, etc. And pack up maybe 40 loads for the trip (would like to confirm zero then shoot at some rocks at various distances once I'm at elevation).

Then save one bullet for the kill (y)
Good luck!! Save 2 bullets just in case something else needs shot.
 

rmp

Senior Member
Rolled up a few more 7 RMs and shot those along with some 6.5s at daybreak today. I just can't leave well enough alone, but I'm leaving 3AM Saturday for my hunt out west so will have to quit piddling around. Going to load up a pile more for one more range session of practice, chronograph, dialing, etc. And pack up maybe 40 loads for the trip (would like to confirm zero then shoot at some rocks at various distances once I'm at elevation).

Then save one bullet for the kill (y)
Best of luck to you and the gang.

We’ll be after them Friday morning. Cousin lands Thursday afternoon and his Sharps has already arrived. Plans are to shoot paper patch loads I rolled up but have greasers on standby.
The wife and I put eyes on 4 worthy goats over the weekend.

Oh, the weather has been outstanding.!
 

menhadenman

Senior Member
Best of luck to you and the gang.

We’ll be after them Friday morning. Cousin lands Thursday afternoon and his Sharps has already arrived. Plans are to shoot paper patch loads I rolled up but have greasers on standby.
The wife and I put eyes on 4 worthy goats over the weekend.

Oh, the weather has been outstanding.!
Yes it looks dang nice. Even too warm!

I tumbled more 7 RM, sized and primed. Got one more trip to the range before I quit messin around.

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menhadenman

Senior Member
Up early to crank out those cases. Had to get the old brown mule (IMR 4350) out for one more stroll. And just a few more shots of Retumbo to make sure I’m set there. Shot up another box of VLDs wouldn’t you know the newer lot was about 0.008” more jump with die set the same? I see why guys want 500 from the same lot.

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menhadenman

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Well, I'll be ditching the Retumbo. As much as I love the velocity and crazy low SD I can't get it to shoot consistently (accuracy) without playing with seating depth and my time is up. Both groups were over 2" today!

And the old IMR 4350 delivered again... even with switching to magnum primers, I had four groups of two different charges all under 1 MOA. I'll be sacrificing 250 fps but I know this powder shoots well and I'm forcing the Retumbo for low SD, speed, and temp stability while messing with accuracy in a way I can't solve without more range time. Will roll up 40 rounds that I can fit in my rifle case and call it good. See y'all in another week or so.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
Accuracy trumps speed every time.
 

bullethead

Of the hard cast variety
I have family from Va that likes to shoot when they come up to visit my Dad and Step Mother.
They gave me 4 bags of assorted brass. Took me about an hour and a half to sort through it all. Worth it.
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Even found a loaded 44 mag in there!
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menhadenman

Senior Member
Hey @Jim Boyd , powder valley has benchmark and BLC-2 in stock (and CFE). All great Grendel options. I bought three lbs of BM haven’t seen that forever. I paid WAY too much but desperate times call for desperate measures. Let’s go Brandon.

Loaded up 40 rounds of 7 RM. It’s all over but the crying.
 
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