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by jtaylor996
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Little Crow Gunworks - WFT2 issues with formed brass
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Little Crow Gunworks - WFT2 issues with formed brass

I'm converting LC brass. Cut necks, deprime, swage, then FL size on a RCBS small base die (lanolin + alcohol lube). Then into the WFT2 mounted in my drill press running at 600RPM. After that I hand chamfer/deburr, then back in the corn cob media. Before loading I FL size it again. I check along the ...
by jtaylor996
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

I'm not a fan of Windows, either. I'm an old Unix geek, and run Mac OS X as my preferred operating system. I run QL in a virtual machine, running Windows 7. Works fine. BTW, jtaylor996... I don't suppose the 996 in your name is because of Ducati (as in Ducati 996)? I've been working in linux exclus...
by jtaylor996
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

This is all fascinating. I haven't used windows in like 2 decades, so it'll be a while before I mess with QuickLoad myself.

Back to the original post, I think I'll load up some 20.0gr and 19.2 barnes loads, and see what groups better. I don't think I'm too concerned about the pressure at this point.
by jtaylor996
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

It's interesting Barnes shows other powders as compressed, but not the H110 loads.

Also, as you said, the lower velocity indicates lower pressure. Barnes chart says 2415 at max with H110. I got 2251 there. But I don't know Barnes' test barrel length.
by jtaylor996
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

Quickload does not adjust for neck tension or crimp. And also not mentioned is chamber dimensions. If I was writing quickload, I'd base it of min SAAMI chamber specs to cover my ass for liability purposes. I bet this faxon gunner is looser than that. I've not gone beyond testing it with a field gau...
by jtaylor996
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

Quickload analysis of your 19.2gr., 19.6gr., and 20gr., of H110 behind a Barnes 110gr TAC-TX... A few comments... As you can see, the 19.2 load is nearly at maximum. 19.6 is already above maximum. And 20.0 is well above. Notwithstanding that Barnes own load data goes to 20.2 of H110, I would procee...
by jtaylor996
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Forster 300 AAC Seating Die has arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Forster 300 AAC Seating Die has arrived

Their size dies are supposed to be great as well, especially for neck concentricity. I actually hemmed and hawed over using that or the RCBS SB today, but since I was just finishing up my stock of lehigh 78gr CQB bullets I decided to stick with the SB die since that's what I used on the rest of them.
by jtaylor996
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

No signs of pressure with the Barnes load? Quickload shows your 20 gr. of H110 making 63,684 psi and 2259 fps (that's assuming an OAL of 2.247 and a total case capacity of 24.3 gr of water). YMMV, of course. Your 19.2 gr of LilGun behind the Speer 125 gr TNT specs fine (41,974 psi and 1991 fps, usi...
by jtaylor996
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: What should I load based on this data?
Replies: 34
Views: 1487

Re: What should I load based on this data?

No signs of pressure with the Barnes load? Quickload shows your 20 gr. of H110 making 63,684 psi and 2259 fps (that's assuming an OAL of 2.247 and a total case capacity of 24.3 gr of water). YMMV, of course. Your 19.2 gr of LilGun behind the Speer 125 gr TNT specs fine (41,974 psi and 1991 fps, usi...
by jtaylor996
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Forster 300 AAC Seating Die has arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Forster 300 AAC Seating Die has arrived

It's wonderful, ain't it? My favorite die I own right now. I've gone from using the forster sizer to a RCBS small base sizing die. I probably didn't need to, as I haven't had issues in my chamber, just the sheridan gauge. And the Lee FCD to crimp (so case length won't dictate the amount of crimp you...