- Jul 31, 2013
- Route 34
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I've been using Berry's for about 90% of my 9mm. 115s and 147s. Work great. Zero complaints. Can't beat the prices.
I use XTPs for defensive rounds
Thank you gentlemen! Orders placed last night.They’re all pretty good especially for range plinking. Right now it’s going to come down to if you want bullets in a week or months lol. Blue is down to 10 weeks I guess.
I think it's a Hogentogler - very nice. We have one in the lab at work for mixing epoxies. Very nice, very expensive......!
Nice tool. Version 4 looks really good, but rich for my blood. On the other hand, I think the full V4 is ~$1K, so not significantly north of the Matchmaster (and WAY cooler looking)!?Rank Amateur is correct
it is a V3 Auto trickler with an A&D Scale
Faster and more accurate than my RCBS chargemaster but about $1050 to $1500 so not cheap. Version 4 is coming out and they combine the trickler with the auto dump. I wanted it but didn't want to wait a year
Finally made up some 9mm with the new profile blue bullets. I seated them to ~1.13" compared to 1.10" with the old profile, and kept the charge weight the same. Chronoed them today and they were essentially the same as with the old bullets. Maybe 10-15 fps faster.Got my delivery of 147 gr RN bullets today (only 2.5 weeks from ordering). Looks like they’ve changed the profile/ogive on these. They’re not as blunt or short and stubby as the old profile.
Photo shows the old on the left and new on the right. I’m guessing I’ll be able to load these longer in my CZ pistols. But won’t know until I make some dummy rounds and do the plunk test.View attachment 502133
Yes it can be for someThat seems excessive. Lol. The Chargemaster can be made extremely accurate with some basic tweaks of the parameters and a McD straw.
So 4.3 win 244 over an IBEJ 115 RN BB or FMJ give about 130 PF in a 5.25” barrel. 5.2 BE-86 does about the same. Neither of these make PF in a 4” barrel. I'd need to go to max load (4.5, and 5.5, respectively) to make PF out a 4” barrel.I remembered I know how to reload. 115 IBEJ over 244 and BE-86, 147 XTP over BE86, 115 everglade FMJ over BE86 and 244. Also loaded first 38 sp, 158 IBEJ SWC over bullseye. I had to reread EC’s notes on how to set up dies. Hopefully my chrono will not go stupid like it did last time.
I am also not a fan of lee reloading dies, at least compared to RCBS. Also, their shell holder jammed up my hand primer, the spring would get caught in the shell holder, the diameter was not wide enough. I had to drill it out. Everyone in NH, that was me swearing the other night.
Those 158 gr JSPs are back in stock for anyone looking. Roughly 10 cents each shipped. Looks like Zero is catching up on orders/manufacturing as they’re coming back in stock more often now.