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by TRshootem
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Flattened primers with light loads?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

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: 11
Views: 785

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: 5
Views: 160

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: 98

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: 87

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: 152

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: 152

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...
by TRshootem
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: How safe is running cast or coated through a suppressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: How safe is running cast or coated through a suppressor?

I've done as Dr. Phil has in my .30 can, blast some hotter loads to clean it out a bit. Weigh before and after on the postal scale...no joy. I may have fired a few too many subs or not enough full power stuff. It seems to be a candidate for a sonic bath. The manufacturer will do it for me, it's on t...
by TRshootem
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: what case trimmers do you use
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: what case trimmers do you use

I have 3 of the Lyman trimmers with the shaft to attach my drill. Tried some of those mentioned, just didn't seem much faster or accurate so I stuck with these. I need to get the carbide cutter, the steel ones work fine for as long as they last. Mil-spec .308 being trimmed on the Lyman begs for the ...
by TRshootem
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: How safe is running cast or coated through a suppressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: How safe is running cast or coated through a suppressor?

My can is not serviceable, I shoot coated bullets mostly and don't see any issues. Plain lead will most def make your can gain a few ounces over time. I no longer go there. Subs can be dirty even with plated/jacketed so I recommend a serviceable style to folks. Not that big of a deal with supers onl...