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by havoc_squad
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: reloading S&B 300 BLK brass
Replies: 4
Views: 4437

Re: reloading S&B 300 BLK brass

If my memory serves me correct, the brass thicknesses of those was borderline at the max allowable.

It worked with tight toleranced diameter bullets.

However, if you had some bullets with slightly larger diameter variation of jacketed .308 bullets, you'll definitely have chambering issues.
by havoc_squad
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Need a Plinking Bullet
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Need a Plinking Bullet

M80 FMJ in 500 or 1000 round lots when they run sales on it for .125 a pop. If you are going to be super cheap and you have a rifle that has smooth feed ramp, you can buy .30 carbine 110 gr RN qty 1000 for around $95 to reload. Some have steep unforgiving feed systems of 300 BLK that don't like shor...
by havoc_squad
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Compressed loads?
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Compressed loads?

The short and simple is work with established safe load data with sufficient recommended safety margin and work up or down slowly.

There is too much powder and bullet seating depth combo variations of super vs sub to give out wild guesses.
by havoc_squad
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: New to reloading, need help with Lee breech pro
Replies: 7
Views: 7829

Re: New to reloading, need help with Lee breech pro

First you need to diagnose the cause of the problem, answer the "why". I do not have experience with your model of press, but I do run into situations where things don't work right on my reloading press without an obvious answer available from the manual or from basic internet research. Yes, you mig...
by havoc_squad
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 308 diameter projectiles; how to tell for which caliber?
Replies: 14
Views: 8345

Re: 308 diameter projectiles; how to tell for which caliber?

I did manage to get out and shoot my first 308 loads yesterday. I do need a lot more time with a bolt action as I usually only train/shoot with semis. While 1.24 moa isnt anything to brag about, it's a good start and the grouping will get smaller (I'm having a problem with my 308 powder hopper catc...
by havoc_squad
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple Q's on repeat-ability and desired tolerances...
Replies: 28
Views: 18449

Re: Couple Q's on repeat-ability and desired tolerances...

One thing to note which - hasn't happened - basically ever... Rounds seated a tad deeper than published COAL - (2.25) 2.2 to 2.24 end up slipping in and out of my slotted Sheridan gauge easily.. Most rounds always got stuck.. I've got the Hornady runout tools so I know bullets are straight but at 2...
by havoc_squad
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 308 diameter projectiles; how to tell for which caliber?
Replies: 14
Views: 8345

Re: 308 diameter projectiles; how to tell for which caliber?

Not meaning to hijkack this thread, but 7.62x39 bullets are listed at .311. I know every bullet listed as .308 might be off a thousandth but 3 thousandths? Anyone use these bullets? 124 gr. FMJ are cheap, but don't want to use them if they are too big. 7.62x39 is a cartridge label/designation, that...