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by Suputin221
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What's your subsonic plinking bullet of choice
Replies: 16
Views: 3461

Re: What's your subsonic plinking bullet of choice

150gr FMJ work well and are fairly cheap. They should be easy to find as well.
by Suputin221
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 125gr Supers
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: 125gr Supers

I've also got a 10" rifle that this ammo can/will get used in. For the 7" PDW I wouldn't be super concerned about accuracy, cause lets face it, that thing just won't be used at any serious distance anyway. If it will plink a half sized IPSC target out to 100 yds at most then I'd be fine w it. That i...
by Suputin221
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 125gr Supers
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: 125gr Supers

I've got 2 lbs of Blue Dot and prob 3-4 lbs of Lil Gun and maybe 5 lbs of 4227 so I'm not buying any other powders at this time. :roll:
by Suputin221
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 125gr Supers
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: 125gr Supers

Roverhound wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:14 am
I just loaded 500 rounds of Speer TNT 125 gr using 17gr of Lil Gun.
I've never experienced cold weather problems with this combo.
It had occurred to me to try a slightly reduced load because the 7" rifle does fine with 150gr supersonic loads.
by Suputin221
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 125gr Supers
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

125gr Supers

Any good loads for 125gr supersonics. I am using Nosler Ballistic Tips FWIW I did see a lot of people using Lil Gun and I do have a bunch of Lil Gun but the warnings about unstable results in colder temps makes me want to find other options. I was kind of hoping to find a decent load using Blue Dot ...
by Suputin221
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Sierra Matchking Bullets 300 AAC Blackout (308 Diameter) 125
Replies: 49
Views: 21301

Re: Sierra Matchking Bullets 300 AAC Blackout (308 Diameter) 125

I just tested 18.0gr of Lil Gun under a 125gr Ballistic Tip and my 7" PDW did not like that load at all. It would partially stovepipe the rounds going into the chamber. My suspicion is the semi-bufferless recoil system of this carbine is the source of the problem. Gonna try the same load in my 10" r...
by Suputin221
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Adjusting crimp distance on case using Lee Factory Crimp Die
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Adjusting crimp distance on case using Lee Factory Crimp Die

Something is not right with your seater die. The seating stem should not be deforming the bullet like it is.
by Suputin221
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Compressed loads?
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Compressed loads?

The short and simple is work with established safe load data with sufficient recommended safety margin and work up or down slowly. There is too much powder and bullet seating depth combo variations of super vs sub to give out wild guesses. Yes, nobody suggested otherwise. There are loads of publish...
by Suputin221
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: AR15s
Topic: Finally, the perfect (compromise) 300 BLK AR
Replies: 14
Views: 10216

Re: Finally, the perfect (compromise) 300 BLK AR

I have 7.5", 10.5" and 12" AR uppers. I like the 10.5" the best. It seems to be the best size length to do everything without being overly long when suppressed.
by Suputin221
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: New Reloader with detailed COL numbers looking for double check
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: New Reloader with detailed COL numbers looking for double check

I don't buy factory ammo. I only reload.

As the bullet seater sets loaded length from base to ogive and my OAL gauge measures base to ogive, it would seem obvious to just use those two values. I've really never considered calculating the datum to ogive value.