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by cdl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: 1/5 Twist and Supers
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: 1/5 Twist and Supers

You remind me of my mortality. With a deep breath, I feel for your loss and sincerely wish you the best.  Reminds me of a story. I was in a client's home that had just been destroyed by a tornado. There was a 2x4 completely penetrating the mattress of his bed. Luckily no one was hurt, but he looked ...
by cdl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Cartridge won't feed into chamber
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Cartridge won't feed into chamber

If you're using standard 556 magazines … When I stick a Sierra 168gr BTHP in a 300 Blk case at 2.20"... and I measure it with a bullet comparator with a 0.27" bushing …  I get 1.770" @ 0.27".   Generally, for me, a measurement of 1.598" @ 0.27 would have already started rubbing on the shoulder guide...
by cdl
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Delving into sub-sonics
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Delving into sub-sonics

I've personally had 11gr of H110 squib in 38 Special. About 55% case fill. Then I read about SEE (Secondary Explosive Effect). I don't know that it exists, but there are better powders for subs. However single digit extreme velocity spreads are common when H110 gets near 100% case capacity. Great ma...
by cdl
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Casting
Topic: Expanding cast bullets
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Expanding cast bullets

I've used up the last of my life long free "mystery lead" last month. No way to know what it was, so I never worried. Granted, the only cast bullets I ever got to expand were shot at steel. They looked just like coins there on the ground... Now that I'm buying my lead, I'm just starting to pay atten...
by cdl
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Handloads for Sig Rattler
Replies: 41
Views: 2441

Re: Handloads for Sig Rattler

I can get LRBHO with 8.6gr N110 and 9.5gr IMR4227 in the 5.5" Rattler. Adverse Gas setting (slope down and to the right from the shooters view). If a gun locks back with all 5 at a level and they haven't been keyholing, I put the suppressor on. So I don't have massive unsuppressed data. But I've bee...
by cdl
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 220 gr ELD-X recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: 220 gr ELD-X recipe

220gr ELD-X
2.220", 3/8 taper crimp
9/24/2016 - 8.3" @ 64°
10.4 gr A1680, Wolf 223 1003.5fps, 5.8 mad

Pretty close to 100% case fill.
I'd try IMR4227 now.
by cdl
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: Gas Buster Charging Handle BCM Gunfighter or PRI ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3398

Re: Gas Buster Charging Handle BCM Gunfighter or PRI ?

I have a couple PRI handles, then Griffin released the SN-ACH (Suppressor Normalized Ambidextrous Charging Handle). I had to have a SN-ACH on my rifle. The big handles on both can poke my chest a bit on the warm days. Also the Griffin latch, latches the upper pretty aggressively, but a little fine e...
by cdl
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: converting measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: converting measurement

An RCBS Micrometer is like 60 bucks. I'll rest my hand on my leg and hold the 'C' between my thumb and last three fingers. Then support the brass with my forefinger, feeding that brass and working the clutch with my strong hand. Using the clutch is important for consistency. You can flick with one h...
by cdl
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Looking for a better powder measure
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Looking for a better powder measure

I have an RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 (0.1gr) and an Acculab VIC-123 (0.02gr) sitting on a 4" thick 12" x 18" granite slab and fed power by a Regulated Linear Bench Power Supply. I top off the charges with a Dandy 2 Speed Electric Powder Trickler. Windows need to be closed and in Summer the Air Condition...
by cdl
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: 300 Blk on horse back
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: 300 Blk on horse back

93, sunshine and no snow <sigh>...