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by dellet
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Compressed loads?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Compressed loads?

It s either a poorly worded question or a trick question. Basically being unfamiliar with the cartridge. It’s impossible to have any kind of rule for loading this cartridge other than any load ca go sideways and ruin your day. At last count I have used over 30 powders and 100 bullets, probably more ...
by dellet
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: CFE BLK
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: CFE BLK

Most ball powders seem to do better with magnum primers, but really will never know until you try. CFE is low enough pressure where you don’t have to worry about blowing a hole in the cup, so a non magnum primer may be fine. Then again I’ve been known to use a pistol primer where a standard small ri...
by dellet
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: awful experience with Smith and Sons Meat Processing in Mt.Pleasant, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: awful experience with Smith and Sons Meat Processing in Mt.Pleasant, MI

I can’t say what happened with the folks you dealt with or how they acquired the “extra meat”, but I will say before really trying to start a negative campaign against them to simply find out where the extra came from. I have had a couple of customers over years who commercially process game, farm r...
by dellet
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK
Replies: 306
Views: 93620

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Do y'all not go back in these threads? lol I posted some recovered bullets about a month ago........I also posted load data...... Oh now that would be like looking for load data first instead of asking :mrgreen: I thought that one of these you posted this morning might have been the biggest one yet...
by dellet
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK
Replies: 306
Views: 93620

Re: Speer Gold Dot 150 BLK

Hogkiller, how do you know it's working if you haven't recovered any bullets? It would interesting to hear some weights of the animals and some distances. Either you have some small kids or big hogs looking some of those photos. It's really nice seeing those results, thanks for taking the time to sh...
by dellet
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Makers 85 trex and 190.
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Makers 85 trex and 190.

For the 85 T-Rex I would start at 21.5-22 grains of 296 with the bullet seated at the cannalure. After that it will depend on your sense of adventure and rifle.
by dellet
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: 2019 hunting ammo
Replies: 29
Views: 4969

Re: 2019 hunting ammo

Is there a source that gives the expansion fps for various bullets? If it's not advertised, then you have to call the manufacturer, If they won't or can't tell you, you have to test it yourself. There are some rules of thumb like most 308 bullets are 1800 fps, most 30-30 are 1600 fps, but you can't...
by dellet
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: CFE BLK
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: CFE BLK

It’s not my favorite powder, but it is easy to work with and can be very accurate. The trick seems to be getting the bullet seated into the powder. Pressure is very low with this powder so don’t be afraid to work up to max loads quickly. The discouragement you will likely have in group size will sta...
by dellet
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: New Reloader with detailed COL numbers looking for double check
Replies: 4
Views: 318

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

I don’t know if you have seen this, the SAAMI spec for cartridge and chamber. If not it will help give your numbers meaning. http://www.dayattherange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Saami300AAC.jpg Note the headspace lengths compared to your Hornady case. Jump length is not a number to obsess over. M...
by dellet
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: CFE BLK
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: CFE BLK

In general with supers it takes 10% more powder to get 10% less velocity, it can be accurate. For paper targets and steel that’s fine, for hunting it can be a problem if the bullet needs top end velocity to function correctly. For subs a bullet that can be loaded short and is accurate with a long ju...