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"The Load" - revisited

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jhrosier, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. NavelOfficer

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    My experience has been that I don't know the hardness or velocity of my reloads, but I rarely run a brush down the bore of the m96 or K31; they always look pretty clean to me. Perhaps, I am not as particular as most shooters. I simply don't see where they are dirty or fouled.
    Recently, I've been running more of the coated bullets, since they are quite affordable and eliminate the need to cast, lube and size my own cast bullets. Granted, I do prefer the Lyman #266469 profile over the 150g GCTC that I've been buying, but I can live with that.
    Personally, I am not so concerned with velocities, but rather if the loads shoot and group okay. Since I'm shooting cardboard, not Cape Buffalo, it's not that critical. Yes, I've used the 18g plastic riot bullets in the K31 and FR-7 to knock down bowling pins, so how much more energy is required?
    Get out there and experiment (within reason) and find what works for you...

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    Okay...perhaps the hardness scale on this one is questionable..
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  2. mac1911

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    if you have not experienced leading , your doing well. I had some leading issues and believe me when leading developes it gets nasty quick
     
  3. 1919FAN

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    Great powder choice as far as leading at the velocity the load produces leading usually isnt an issue when my son was 12 I gave my son Remington 03 that was like new from dcm anyways he wanted to shoot the gun regularly and ed harris load fit the bill . For me it was blessing cheap to shoot and not burning up my 4064 and4895 I use to cast him a bunch of these they avg at 170 with gas ck if you want a handful or 2 shoot me a pm and will send some out to you to try out. 20160719_180134.jpg
     
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    Great powder choice as far as leading at the velocity the load produces leading usually isnt an issue when my son was 12 I gave my son Remington 03 that was like new from dcm anyways he wanted to shoot the gun regularly and ed harris load fit the bill . For me it was blessing cheap to shoot and not burning up my 4064 and4895 I use to cast him a bunch of these they avg at 170 with gas ck if you want a handful or 2 shoot me a pm and will send some out to you to try out. View attachment 172503
     
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    This is a really old post, but is Norm still making these? I'd love to pick some up. Thanks!
     
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    The 6.5 150 gr bullets? If so, I'm quite sure he is.
    This was his price list from earlier this year:
    PM me if you need/want his email.
     
  8. NavelOfficer

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    I think he uses the RCBS mold for the 150g 6.5mm...not sure. I haven't ordered from him in quite awhile, so "andrew1220" and others here are probably better informed about Norm's offerings.
    Neither have I been doing any casting of late, but I do have the Lyman 266469 molds and they work well sans gas checks.
    All my old pics have disappeared, so I'll bore you with some repeats...
     

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  9. mac1911

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    so anyone using something other than red dot or 2400 ?
     
  10. NavelOfficer

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    I've used Unique, Bullseye, WST, W473AA, 571, 572AA (?), 231, Bulk, Trail Boss and probably a few others. Don't ask me for specific recipes, since I have used so many. I'd do a few test loads before going into full scale production. With a bolter it need only clear the barrel, at a minimum, but why have a bullet that drops ten feet from the muzzle.
    I know I had loaded about 25 grains of Lil Gun (it's been awhile and I don't have the specifics) in the Hakim. It functioned well and didn't throw the brass to the neighbor's. Generally, I stick to book loads for the autoloaders.
     

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    I dable in the auto loaders, finding a light charge that cycles and has accuracy has been a challenge. Theres just not enough gas volume left for alot of the gas systems to work.
    I have a H4895 load for the M1 but its not what I consider light . Its reduced but not enough for the intended results of “reduced loads” plus accuracy is so so.

    For 50 yard gallery I use trail boss
    For 100 /200 yards its 2400
    I have a few other pistol powder loads I use more so to get rid of the powder
     

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