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by TRshootem
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Identification of projectile
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Identification of projectile

You didn't mention the quantity, but I would pull apart at least 5 rounds and weigh the brass, powder charge and bullets. If all are the same head stamp and appear to be not yet been fired then note all that. You may be able to determine which powder it is if you have access to some of the likely on...
by TRshootem
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: H110 and 120gr Powerbond Flamethrower
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: H110 and 120gr Powerbond Flamethrower

Well, it is a 7.5" barrel and the H110 combo can be as you experienced. A can style muzzle device might be just the solution, but you can expect the pyrotechnic display to be similar in a low light setting 8)
by TRshootem
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: AR15s
Topic: One Guy's Issues with a Springfield Saint in 300 BLK
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: One Guy's Issues with a Springfield Saint in 300 BLK

Yowza! If a bunch of country boys can buy components from several different makers and have a build that runs well...WTH. Sounds like they need to do some quality audits pronto. QC/QA was a large part of my job in a aluminum foundry, Expendable Pattern Casting being my production responsibility. I s...
by TRshootem
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Flattened primers with light loads?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Flattened primers with light loads?

I'm not seeing anything alarming there, in fact my own loads appear very much like that. No evidence of over pressure on the on the brass from my perspective with the exception of slight ejector swipe. H110/296 is great stuff, but will soon let you see warning signs beyond your current charges. Like...
by TRshootem
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Hornady 190gr Sub-X Load Development
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: Hornady 190gr Sub-X Load Development

I just checked Hornady's factory load for OAL and BTO. Avg overall length: 2.070, BTO avg: 1.570. Both of those measurements based on 8 rounds. Clearly the bullet nose variance affects the ogive number. Match bullets they are not, find the seating depth that feeds, could be longer is needed, especia...
by TRshootem
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Bolt Actions
Topic: Ruger American Ranch
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Ruger American Ranch

If you have the AR mag version, no problem. Older rotary mag rifle is a no go for more than 5-6 rounds. Beyond that, I like mine just fine.
by TRshootem
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Turning case necks
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Turning case necks

Hard to say without knowing the neck thickness. In any case, you will need to bell the case mouth to prevent shaving the coating off when seating. Most will recommend the Lyman M die for belling and the Lee collet crimp die to finish things . I was unaware of the Lyman M die back when...so I used th...
by TRshootem
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Greetings & Salutations
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Greetings & Salutations

Welcome, you certainly stepped off the cliff with that purchase :P What the heck, you only live once in the flesh.
by TRshootem
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Seating bullet deformation
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Seating bullet deformation

Occasionally we bid on damaged loaded ammo to be pulled down. I have pulled and fired Vmax, SP, and other polymer tipped brands. The tip damage didn't really seem to cause any real loss of accuracy out to 2-300 yds( all .223/5.56 ). These bullets had tips half gone, bent off center and just plan ugl...
by TRshootem
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Seating bullet deformation
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Seating bullet deformation

If your seating depth is compressing the powder charge, some powders resist being packed down. The result as the bullet is seated is the ring from the pressure applied. Powder used, OAL and charge weight would be good info for someone here to assist. You can check using a fired case not yet sized/de...