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Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By 57K
Just an FYI, guys, but when I went to the link...

Just an FYI, guys, but when I went to the link that Western's Rob Behr gave me concerning powder position sensitivity, it was on their blog site. While I was there I checked out a few Q&As and the...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By 57K
Western's new powder line and a good article on powder position sensitivity.

Wow, totally caught me by surprise but Western is now distributing Norma powders to go along with Accurate, Ramshot and Blackhorn.

I mentioned in my .223/5.56mm thread that I was in conversation...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 355
Posted By 57K
Sounds great, thanks! ;)

Sounds great, thanks! ;)
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By 57K
Yeah, I was really referring to the point of...

Yeah, I was really referring to the point of diminishing returns in handgun loads near the top end. For rifle, I generally start with mid charges and narrow the increases towards the top end unless...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 355
Posted By 57K
I noticed that you said you liked the 8.8 gr....

I noticed that you said you liked the 8.8 gr. charge but somehow I missed that extreme spread of 3. I was probably thinking those numbers were for standard deviation that would still be exceptional...
Forum: Non-XD Handguns Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By 57K
DJ, there's actually some history there. When...

DJ, there's actually some history there. When they were available, Cylinder & Slide was using the ribbed FEG as the base pistol for their custom pistol after milling the rib off of the slide....
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By 57K
Yep, xxxx happens! There's actually a name for...

Yep, xxxx happens! There's actually a name for the condition known as, "the point of diminishing returns." I agree with Fred that it probably was an anomaly based on your stats. I've never used any...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By 57K
Thanks, Buddy, your comments factored into my...

Thanks, Buddy, your comments factored into my decision. I'll probably use One-Shot. All of my rifle dies are REDDING, so yea, I know the seating die will roll crimp. I did run into a rather novel...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By 57K
Good stuff, cecil! Totally agree about the...

Good stuff, cecil! Totally agree about the chamber length/throat issue

Think I've changed my mind and will just go with REDDING's 2 die set and add the Taper Crimp die. There are a good number of...
Forum: Non-XD Handguns Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By 57K
LOL! I can't remember the last time I saw someone...

LOL! I can't remember the last time I saw someone correctly refer to the GP-35 by its French language designation. It is the Classic 9 and having the Mk III assembled in Portugal is pretty...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By 57K
m_f, you probably noticed already that Western...

m_f, you probably noticed already that Western loaded pretty close to the .223s pressure Max of 55,000 PSI where they're 5.56mm NATO data goes close to its pressure Max of 62,350 PSI.

As far as...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-21-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By 57K
I agree, the XDm's throat is definitely too short...

I agree, the XDm's throat is definitely too short for Major 9.


From loading with 35,700 CUP data, Herco was capable of higher velocity than Unique with 115 gr. JHPs with Blue Dot capable of even...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 355
Posted By 57K
m_f, doesn't look like you're chasing velocity,...

m_f, doesn't look like you're chasing velocity, but I doubt that you'll find a faster STANDARD PRESSURE load with 185 gr. XTP than what Western/Ramshot shows for Silhouette at 1152 FPS. I use their...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-21-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By 57K
LOL! About as original as my handle which is a...

LOL! About as original as my handle which is a bit of a rhyme. Nothing to correct, you understand it pretty well. I also have 748 and Varget, but I'll concentrate on X-Terminator and especially TAC...
Forum: Wheelguns 08-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,461
Posted By 57K
Joe, I agree completely. It's unfortunate that...

Joe, I agree completely. It's unfortunate that when Ruger went to the modular system with the GP-100, they weren't able to keep the trigger quality of the Security/Speed-6. Still not as good as a...
Forum: Wheelguns 08-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,461
Posted By 57K
DJ, possibly different twist rates that I can't...

DJ, possibly different twist rates that I can't quote at the moment, the Blackhawk for some reason is 1 in 16", but in my SPEER #11 load manual S&W used 1 in 18 3/4" and so did Ruger for the...
Forum: The Ammo Can 08-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By 57K
I carry my own handloads in an SR45. If I bought...

I carry my own handloads in an SR45. If I bought factory, it would be Gold Dots. I certainly wouldn't pass on HST or Rangers either. Though they don't yet have approval from the American Dental...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By 57K
MF, That makes 2 of us whether it's 5.56mm or...

MF, That makes 2 of us whether it's 5.56mm or 7.62 x 51mm. There's always been an advisory to reduce loads by 10% when using NATO cases. Lapua brass isn't much more than NOSLER & Hornady. I'll look...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By 57K
Taylorjr, I take it you've seen Western's data at...

Taylorjr, I take it you've seen Western's data at the Ramshot and Accurate websites. I have it on my computer as well as in printed form. If I had 2015, I'd probably try it as well. Kinda depends on...
Forum: Wheelguns 08-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,461
Posted By 57K
I'm gonna disagree slightly with our friend...

I'm gonna disagree slightly with our friend Snaphook. The lock-up on the GP-100 is slightly superior to the 686. The reason? The 686 and most Smiths lock-up in 2 locations. The GP locks up at those...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By 57K
5.56mm NATO & .223 Rem. loads

Yep, gonna start making them both for ARs and Mini 14s rated for both. For bullets, I've decided on 2: the Hornady 55 gr. FMJ-BTwc and the 65 gr. SIERRA GameKing SPBT for game up to small deer. Might...
Forum: The Ammo Can 08-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By 57K
You might want to read this thread:...

You might want to read this thread: http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/ammo-can/259377-reloading-xd-sub-compact-9mm-2.htm I have posted chrono data from various barrel lengths using the 124 gr. +P Gold...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By 57K
Well, in keeping with your other thread, your SDs...

Well, in keeping with your other thread, your SDs coincide with group size. That's a good thing.

2015 isn't the powder I'd use because I have X-Terminator and TAC I'll be using for this in the...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By 57K
Time is valuable and so is the quality of time....

Time is valuable and so is the quality of time. For me, reloading is still a form of recreation and I don't worry so much about it because it's something I want to be doing for the pleasure of it. I...
Forum: Hand Loaded Ammunition 08-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By 57K
I agree with Dirty Rod and JSG. Chase accuracy...

I agree with Dirty Rod and JSG. Chase accuracy first. Even if the stats aren't stellar while accuracy is, there are other factors where things can change as you work up to higher velocity loads where...
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