I forgot, my favorite 3" lead 1 3/4 oz load.
It's listed on alliant's site, so for the exact data go there.
3" Rem Hull with separate basewad, CCI 209M, Blue Dot Powder, RP12 wad - 1300 fps.
Nice tight crimps.
Aside from Ballistic Products, Precision Reloading is also a good source of Data, Hulls and Etc.
I've had good luck with this load, running it through Colts, a Remington-Rand WWII M-1911A1 and a Ballister-Molina.
Bullet: Lyman #452460 cast 200-grain semi-wadcutter.
Powder and load: Alliant Unique, 6.5 grains.
Primer: CCI Large Pistol Magnum (you can use regular primers, but the mags give a little better velocity and help the powder burn cleaner).
Velocity: Approx. 1025 fps at around 16,000 psi chamber pressure (max is 18,800 psi, according to the NRA).
i get flyers all the time, never figured out exactly the cause of them.
I did a little exparament and loaded the same brass bullet and powder over different primers.
i was shocked at the results, using 168gr sierra bullets and something like 41 grains of H benchmark in a 308win rem700
i shot 3 shot groups, cci large rifle primers shot about 2" left , remington 9 1/2 prettymuch dead center (sighted in with this combo earlier)
and benchrest cci or
I recently started to "roll my own" and my shooting partner is my 12 yr. old son. I did some experimenting to find something that the recoil wouldn't turn him off. I found that berrys 124 rn.on 4.2 gr. of win 231 with cci sp. primers works excellent out of my S&W.
I don't normally buy bullets since I cast my own. This is not to say that I have not bought any. I have a supply of 115 grain 9mm that I got at an estate sale a couple of years ago. Make good plinkers but not what I use for protection.
I am partial to CCI primers. They are a little harder in structure and I have not had a failure to fire in over 50,000 primers. I have used other brands and have had trouble with them not firing. I think it was what I started buy
I joined this great group as of the 5th.
I recently started pondering ideas on reduced loads for 12 gauge, I can pretty much get the lead shot loads ok , it's the steel shot that I'm sort of flimsy about. I use a digital kitchen scale to weigh out my shot. I've used 177 caliber bbs. The shot comes out to 0.9 oz. of shot. people tell me I shouldn't use those but so far I've had no problems. For the shell I use 2 3/4 in. shells with a low brass,Titewad powder, WA
Yes, there is a difference between primers. In general:
1. Hotter primers will yield higher pressures and higher muzzle velocity
2. Use the 'softest' primer to get the job done
3. Over sized magnum cases require hotter primers
4. Shooting in colder temperatures, (near or below freezing), will require hotter primers
- The hottest of the large rifle primers is generally known to be Winchester, (WLR), and Federal, (FED210)
- The softest of the large rifle prim
7th, glad to hear that everything worked out. The shooting sports were always my favorite at scout camp (duh!) and when I was old enough to work on staff I was always in the shooting sports section. It's good to know that because of companies like this kids will have the chance to learn the shooting sports.
For quite a long time I have used ONLY Wolf and CCI BR primers. Wolf was the magic that gave me consistency in the long range game (F-Class 600 to 1k yard). Most of what I compete with is 260 Rem, 6.5x284, 7mm WSM and 308. Wolf large rifle and large rifle magnum is what I used most, but have loaded a fair number of 223 and 223AI with Wolf small rifle primers. I am happy to say that I have never had an accidental discharge while seating any primers.
I do fully understand why anyone could have prob
Is there a reason why I can't use WSR Winchester Small Rifle primers in 6mm Norma BR brass? I have a lot of WSR primers and can't currently find Fed 205M or CCI 450's.
I'll be loading Lapua brass with 25.0 gr of H4895 under Berger 105g target bullets.
I just came back from the Vallejo gun show.
The very first thing I noticed was no lines out the door! The gun show really had the look and feel of the show of a year ago. There was a line for ammo, as always. However, if you waited till around 11:30am, the line went down to almost nothing, and you could just walk up to the booth to get your ammo.
The prices, however, are still a bit inflated. Here are some of the prices I saw, (from the reasonable dealers)
1. $13/100 rd CCI minima
I was at a garage sale a few weeks ago and I came across some 38 and 45 brass that looked funny. I asked what happened to them. The guy told me that they were used for shooting rubber and glue gun bullets. I had never heard of them but did look them up on my smart phone while I was standing there. The video was eye opening. Asked what he wanted for all the brass. Crapped my pants when he said $5.00. Asked if that was for all of them. Yup he said. Ther
I recently was told about bayoubullets.net ran and owned by Donnie Miculek (great guy). His bullets are cast lead coated in a proprietary lube nicknamed gator snot. I order 500 124 gr LRN 9mm to test after doing some research. After placing the order even with his back log i received them in less than a week. I loaded up 50 rounds with 6 grs of power pistol in starline cases and CCI primers. I shot 25 rounds through two different 9mm handguns, a S&W M&P Shield, and a Ruger LC9. I'm ve