Recent content by noylj

  1. Accurate No2 vs No5

    Find COL that feeds and cycles in your gun then start loading at the start load. Jacketed bullets load as jacketed bullets, no matter shape. Lead and plated load as lead bullets or per manufacturer's recommendation. All copper (monolithic) bullets must be loaded only with specific load data. If...
  2. 10mm reloading case failure. What could cause this?

    I agree that fast powders are NOT what the 10mm was designed for, but they are perfectly safe and this in no way looks like a double charge. That is NOT from a magnum primer. That is NOT from a slightly low COL (and, no matter what the COL is, you still start at the start load). Reloading...
  3. Tricks to make the Lee Auto Disc more consistent...or better powder measure?

    Well, the Lee Pro Auto-Disk is one of my most reliable powder measures. The best is the Lee PPM bench-mounted. The third best is the Hornady. For all measures: 1) completely clean it. Degrease the metal parts (I like the Hornady Dry Lube and Cleaner, but they seem to have replaced it). With the...
  4. Hardness tester

    Never worried about it. IF it fits, it's good. I always found that my range scrap and a little Pb/Sn solder or type metal ran about 10-13 BHN and that has been good for everything, until I am over about 1500-1700fps, where I use the same alloy and a gas check.
  5. Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper™ Electronic Powder Scale and Dispenser

    1) if it stops dispensing under-weight, it may be dispensing too fast. Call Frankford. 2) if it stops dispensing over-weight, you can slightly wet a finger and remove one or two kernels of powder and you'll have the right weight 99% of the time. This also shows just how SMALL that 0.1gn everyone...
  6. .45 colt reloading question

    Large rifle primers are "taller" than large pistol primers and your cartridge is a pistol cartridge (with a pistol primer pocket) and pressures will be in the range of pistol pressures.
  7. Some stovepipes on first 9mm reloads

    For everyone: you should ALWAYS start at the START load and work up. The start load is NOT a minimum load, nor is it guaranteed to cycle all guns. It is usually selected as follows: 1) 10-12% reduction from the max load 2) All start loads start at the same velocity so the table in the manual is...
  8. Ogive?

    Mey-plah
  9. Ogive?

    o-jive
  10. Does (small) bullet weight variance matter with 9mm?

    Buy some CAST bullets and you'll see the variation would be from 122.5 or so up to 128.8gn or so--and they would ALL shoot to the same point up to 50 yards. You are not likely to be shooting out past 600 yards where weight variations "might" make a difference. NOTE: the bullets you have are as...
  11. cast loads with wheel weights and range scrap

    It's just that I use the same bullet and the same alloy for my light loads and my near max loads for rifles and usually used gas checks for all of them since you CAN get leading somewhere north of 1500-1800 fps and anything inside 350 yards is still pretty close in in terms of velocity to reach...
  12. Problem sizing bullets

    For .38/.357, 0.360" lead is just right in all my guns. Have you tried NOT sizing the bullets? Try some tumble lubed as-cast. My testing showed that as-cast (and back then hand lubed) were more accurate than sized bullets, though my tests were against a std. Lubri-Sizer. Next, your post sounds...
  13. cast loads with wheel weights and range scrap

    Note: Try as-cast bullets before you start sizing them. My tests, back in the '70s with .44 Mag, .45 Auto, and 9x19, showed that as-cast were always as accurate or MORE accurate than sized bullets. That was my impetus to go to pan lubing and then tumble lube.
  14. cast loads with wheel weights and range scrap

    -Can I load the midrange 357 and 100yrd 3006 with straight ww or range scrap? Without gas checks I assume? Yes. I find that 10-13 BHN works for everything, though I use gas checks for loads that exceed 1800 fps. FIT is what counts, NOT BHN. Never had any issue in 7mm TC/U, .30-06, .30-30, or...
  15. 40 s&w powder

    What do you want to do with it? Bullseye accuracy out to 50 yards? I find that for all weights of bullets, AA5 has been most accurate, but only for light to mid-range loads, with Silhouette being most accurate for heavier loadings. For my .40s, I find that 155gn L-SWCs are the most accurate...
Top Bottom