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by exexex
Fri May 08, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: question about seating dies
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: question about seating dies

I've loaded some Berry's, though not those. A couple of things: Depending on the seating die used, you MIGHT get a circular ring impression on the nose of the round. I've heard that it does not effect the accuracy, and I've not seen any difference: YMMV. If the ring happens and you want to get rid o...
by exexex
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: New Product Announcements and Good Deals
Topic: Best gun safes
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Best gun safes

Take a look at Hornady's snapsafe and Rapid Safe lines: https://www.snapsafe.com/ https://www.hornadysecurity.com/rapid-safes/ Not cheap, but I have a few of them and they all work great. I like electronic locks for quick access and ability to change codes (on some) but also like having a mechanical...
by exexex
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: New bolt gun / what to choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2915

Re: New bolt gun / what to choose?

I have and recommend Ruger Ranch 300blk also. AR mag is only one I see available on Ruger site and I recommend it. I have one and it works well with the few AR and 300BLK mags I've tried. Also have one with rotary. When rotary mag works (a few of mine needed tweaking and now work), it's nice for bei...
by exexex
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Concerns with storing W296 in garage Central Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Concerns with storing W296 in garage Central Texas

Main problem with powder not stored in controlled environment would be trapped moisture. If there are temperature fluctuations inside the container, the trapped moisture would condense and start causing accelerated problems. So I'd suggest the following: 1. If you can, only open and close the contai...
by exexex
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Adjusting crimp distance on case using Lee Factory Crimp Die
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Adjusting crimp distance on case using Lee Factory Crimp Die

If you are use the Lee FCD, then as cdl said, be sure you are setting up your Hornady seating die to NOT crimp while seating.
by exexex
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Ring around bullet when using hornady bullet seating die
Replies: 75
Views: 4019

Re: Ring around bullet when using hornady bullet seating die

I've also had rings. You might relieve some seating pressure and lessen the ring by making sure the inside of the neck is clean or slightly dry lubed. I've read that mica or graphite works, but I just run a fairly dry neck cleaning brush inside and get a little smoother, more consistent seating. It'...
by exexex
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Hornady 150gr sst
Replies: 26
Views: 8654

Re: Hornady 150gr sst

I did something similar forgetting to change seating die from previous bullet seating. But I caught it quickly because I always check the COL of first loaded case for accuracy and check every 20th or so after. As stated above, you live and learn, but only by being cautious when you think or know som...
by exexex
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 308 diameter projectiles; how to tell for which caliber?
Replies: 14
Views: 8439

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

Great info above. Only weird thing I have found is that I used some .308 Hornady 150g SST bullets in 300BLK and the Hornady published COL for that bullet under their 300BLK loads put the crimp quite a bit below the cannelure. They shot great in my bolt gun. FYI: I do put a very slight crimp with the...
by exexex
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: New to reloading, need help with Lee breech pro
Replies: 7
Views: 7890

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

Don't have your press type, but do have a Lee Classic Turret. Had a question once, submitted a ticket and they answered it pretty quickly. Also ordered some small extra parts from them. Happy with what limited support I've asked of them. If you are new to the press, you could try finding instruction...
by exexex
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Light Weight subsonic Single Shot Loads
Replies: 49
Views: 78560

Re: Light Weight subsonic Single Shot Loads

I think that's the deal: don't count on loads cycling a semi-auto. Kind of like shooting large bullets out of 556 AR that won't fit into a magazine: you can only shoot one at a time. Some interesting loads here, especially for 300BLK bolt guns I have. FWIW/not related to OPs question. I found that A...