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by voip-1
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

So I backed off O.A.L. to 2.025 and after re-seating the bullets into the cases having trouble fitting in the slot gauges, every one of them fits no problem! :lol: :lol: Quite a difference in how the cartridges look with the shorter OAL, I'll try to post a picture. When researching "how far should I...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

Yes, it makes perfect sense to me and you are right it is very confusing. So when making a determination on seating depth, what is a good reference? Should I just aim to seat the bullet at the "tested" OAL that Nosler published for their tests? Also, can I further seat bullets in cartridges I have a...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

OK, thanks, I might also give that a try.

In researching loading I had seen frequent warnings that seating a bullet too deep (back-seating?) was more of a problem than loading towards the limit of the SAAMI spec.
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

golfindia wrote:2.204 seems pretty long for that type of bullet.
2.26 is what Nosler shows.

http://www.nosler.com/nosler-load-data/ ... -blackout/
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

The measurement you are showing is in spec at less than .3759. A good idea to double check if it is actually changing size after dropping the powder and seating the bullet. or if that is just a variation in different cases. If the case is bulging after dropping powder and seating the bullet it's po...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

Drop the empty brass into the gauge before loading. That should catch the 20% you speak of. Run those through your sizing die and retest with the gauge. If the 20% are already loaded but they fit your chamber, you could just shoot them. Usually the "bulge" is caused by an incomplete stroke during t...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

I am going to post a link to reloading pages over at 24 hour camp fire. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/4104691/1 This page goes into detail about case prep. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/4108162/Hand_Loading_for_Long_Range_2_#Post4108...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

I am also new to the 300BLK and reloading. Thanks for asking the questions. I have also learned from the answers given. I just wanted to drop a note about your brass that will not fit in the Sheridan gauge. I also recently purchased some processed brass, from a popular supplier as well. About 80 of...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

+- .2g is about what you can expect from a volume type thrower depending on powder. IMO with H110 you should be getting better throws than that. a lot of guys will give their volume throwers a little "love tap" every time between throws to settle the powder into the orifice which seems to help. Als...
by voip-1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)
Replies: 34
Views: 1108

Re: Couple of newbie reloading Qs (trying to avoid rookie mistakes)

If you plan to pull the bullets and resize the brass, do yourself a favor and get or borrow a collet puller. Much faster and much easier. A kinetic puller is ok for a couple but after that it sucks. I have also used my collet puller to adjust COAL on factory rounds that did not shoot well in my rif...