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#1325721 - 03/02/18 04:41 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Maybe you need less stuff. Love the chart and paracord. They broke the mold after you buddy.

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#1325734 - 03/02/18 05:13 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: MetroBluing]
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Originally Posted By: MetroBluing
Maybe you need less stuff.


You are correct Sir... 1/3 of the calibers on the chart are gone from my collection... working on trimming 3-5 more.
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#1325817 - 03/02/18 08:31 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Ha! Never too much stuff. Not enough room!

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#1326230 - 03/03/18 11:26 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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I get a 5% discount from these folks...

MOSTLY pistol bullets... and some slow moving rifle stuff... subsonic .300 Blackout and similar.

If anyone is interested in anything... let me know ASAP and I will split the $14 shipping

https://missouribullet.com/
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#1326483 - 03/04/18 04:22 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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A friend told me to add a bit of alcohol to walnut tumbling media to reinvigorate. Add and let it tumble WITHOUT brass for about 5-10 minutes... then add brass.

Works very well...

Ran out the other day... refuse to use Scotch... SO... added mouthwash.

WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!!

...and minty fresh too

Seriously...


Edited by Cash is King (03/05/18 10:19 AM)
Edit Reason: Typos... as always
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#1343653 - 04/18/18 01:24 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Next load out will be .358 Winchester and 9.3x62 Mauser (just Fire Formed about 500 pieces of brass from .30-06 brass).

But trimming every single one by hand can be a pain...

My WFT in .308 has seen a lot of use...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/119117...-308-winchester

But the end mill cutter is 3/8" and NO GO on .358 and .366 (too small (yes 3/8" is .375") but that is the bullet diameter, NOT the brass neck OUTER DIAMETER).

I could buy a "Big Boy" for $80

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/528494/little-crow-gunworks-big-boy-worlds-finest-trimmer

and Special Order the REQUIRED Insert for $30 more.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/132248...-93x62mm-mauser

But I am a Cheapskate...

SO... I drilled out the base of my current WTF from 3/8" to 1/2" and bought a couple of 1/2" Stub Endmills on EBay ($6.50 each). https://www.ebay.com/itm/253536619060

Then I drilled out the Pilot Hole to .380+/- (still has the necessary shoulder) and I am back in business.

I'll edit with pics later.







Edited by Cash is King (04/18/18 01:29 PM)
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#1346073 - 04/25/18 08:18 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Sometimes the perfect load is a certain powder HIGHLY COMPRESSED.

This is the case with my very strong, very fast and VERY ACCURATE .358 Winchester load.

But... how do you get all that powder on the stupid case???

This is the 49 grains I need... BUT IF I REMOVE THE FUNNEL... POWDER WILL SPILL ALL OVER MT RELOADING BENCH...


SO.... Mr. 5mm allen head wrench to the rescue as a ramrod tool...


And TaDa... no spillage. Ready to seat the bullet.


There may be some spring back (after seating the bullets) so measure these rounds carefully.

NEVER NEVER NEVER COMPRESS Trailboss powder... really bad things happen.


Edited by Cash is King (04/25/18 08:19 AM)
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#1346102 - 04/25/18 09:42 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Next up will be 9.3 x 62 Mauser...

Since you can't buy that Case Gauge... you rent the reamer and make your own...







They came out well... tested mine last night.

Put up a post on 24HC and had three guys that also wanted them... sooooo... split all the costs by 4 and saved myself (and others) some $$$... vs. doing just mine.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/12820692


Edited by Cash is King (04/25/18 09:44 AM)
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#1358261 - 05/29/18 08:20 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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#1373000 - 07/10/18 12:56 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Very nicely done. I like to see how other people do their reloading, to help me straighten out my angles. Thanks for the series.

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#1376090 - 07/18/18 09:14 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: capncraigagain]
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Originally Posted By: capncraigagain
Very nicely done. I like to see how other people do their reloading, to help me straighten out my angles. Thanks for the series.


You are welcome...

You and ANYONE are also welcome to cross-post their thoughts and opinions.
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#1390164 - 08/22/18 11:59 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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#1399562 - 09/15/18 09:52 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Rebuilt my World's Finest Trimmer in .308 to .375... if anyone needs to borrow. 1/2" end mill. No charge if I know you... Deposit if I don't.

WFT???

Picture in the 4th post down...
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#1399568 - 09/15/18 10:06 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Edited by Cash is King (09/15/18 10:06 AM)
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#1439860 - 01/01/19 12:25 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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How to "fire-form" brass from one caliber to another.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/12729547

Remembered this one (i.e. I am loading the 9,3x62 Mauser brass (formerly .30-06) at the moment.
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#1450160 - 01/26/19 01:24 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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#1 Reloading Caution...

Drinking bourbon when you do epic massive reloading sessions of your favorite caliber can effect long term memory causing you to do TWO epic massive reloading sessions 6 months apart...

I now a have an INSANE amount of 9,3x62 Mauser ammo... just put the new batch away... when I discovered the first batch... dammmmm'n...

How much? About 8 million ft lbs worth. Anyone wanna shoot???

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Also, don't mess around with booze, drugs or the TV when you reload... seriously... ONE FUBAR round loaded while you are not dialed in... can ruin your life later.
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#1451737 - 01/30/19 11:27 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Originally Posted By: Cash is King
Some good data here... http://www.laddata.se/node?page=37

But I can't get registered and 1,045 pages to scroll thru is a PITA

.308W is on page 264+/-

.458 American... page 475

.340 Bee... 94

.458 WM... 877

.45-70... 28

6x45... 521

.338F... 281

358W... 734

35 Whelen... 84

9.3x62M... 906

270W... 436

.450 Marlin... 725

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Please post up other page numbers as you find them... Thank You!

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This one looks FUN!!!

3,310 FPS in your .358W

http://www.laddata.se/load/358-winchester-remington-golden-saber-125-grs-vihtavuori-n120-50-grs


I figured out how to "HACK" this website...

Example... I have H-414 powder in my Chargemaster and several DIFFERENT calibers to load...

KNOWING that H-414 powder is an excellent powder for my 9,3x62 Mauser (albeit a TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE POWDER)... I load my 9,3x62 Mauser rounds... THEN "HACK" http://www.laddata.se/powder/hodgdon-h414 (by clicking the Hodgdon H414 (blue link) inside the load http://www.laddata.se/powder/hodgdon-h414

This will take me to ALL LOADS that H-414 can do.

IF I LIKE THE DATA FOR ANOTHER CALIBER (.300 WM OR .7MM RM... for example)... I THEN DOUBLE CHECK OTHER RELOADING MANUALS AND TRIPLE VERIFYING IN QUICKLOADS... THEN PROCEED WITH THE NECESSARY LADDERS...

ALWAYS

ALWAYS

ALWAYS work up ladder loads


Why do you have to Ladder loads?

I have a .308 load that shoots great in my Remington 700, but is over pressure in an AR-10. Chamber variations and other factors do that.

My pet .300WM loads shoot perfect in my gun, but my friend's gun hates them... he has a different chamber with maybe +/-0.001" or 0.002" headspace variance which will cause my 1/4" MOA loads to be 1 MOA loads in his gun. It may not be a headspace issue at all... it could be that my chamber was cut with an Manson reamer and his was cut with a Clymer reamer... so who knows and who cares... all this detail stuff will make you nuts... just ladder up everything for your gun.

He will have to chase a different Harmonic Node with his ladders. That is just just the way it is!

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Why Triple verify loads you find on the web?

Another friend found a load on the web from a so-called expert... Let's call it 55 grains of XYZ powder on a 200 gr. bullet... He backed down that load by 10% (normal starting point on a ladder) and the starting load (49.5 grains of powder) turned out to be SO HOT that it vaporized the primer and dang near blew up the rifle... SO BE VERY CAREFUL with what you read on the web!

Harmonic node chasing is some very advanced stuff... Research it and ask more question if you like.

Last note: I reverse engineered a few of my pet loads and found a second (and faster Harmonic node) by using something I call "Barrel Time Theory".

Example: My Pet .300WM 168gr BTHP load is KNOWN TO BE super ACCURATE... by reverse engineering it and using "Barrel Time" in Quickloads as the input data... I am able to look at other powders.

Doing this, I was able to find another powder with the exact same "Barrel Time"... BUT, this "other powder" produced far less pressure...

This allowed me to chase the next node... faster speed as the barrel harmonics realigned...

If some computer guy or gal might want to develop such a program... I think you could make some genuine money with it.

*FYI... MANY claim H-414 and W-760 are the same powder... (just like many claim A4100 and Ramshot Enforcer are the same (I NEVER MAKE SUCH CLAIMS... FAR TOO DANGEROUS)), but proceed as you best see fit... in that published data is often identical).


Edited by Cash is King (02/03/19 10:52 AM)
Edit Reason: More info
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#1451976 - 01/30/19 09:35 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Cash, thank you for putting this together (and resurrecting it!). EXCELLENT info and explanations here!

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#1452110 - 01/31/19 09:45 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.--

Edward John Phelps

i.e. Jump right in and lots of us will help you figure stuff out.
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#1452117 - 01/31/19 09:54 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: madmanindc]
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Originally Posted By: madmanindc
Cash, thank you for putting this together (and resurrecting it!). EXCELLENT info and explanations here!


You are welcome... Giving back to the community is BY FAR the best way any of us can help each another and save the gun world... IMHO

Please feel free to post a link to this "HOW-TO" anywhere you like...

In fact that reminds me... been meaning to share with VCDL.

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My guess is that the ammo you buy at Walmart today for $25 will be $100 a box in 10 years. That same ammo can be loaded today for $5 a box...

Think about it... the world you know today will be VERY DIFFERENT IN 10 YEARS.
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#1453370 - 02/03/19 11:07 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: golfdog]
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Originally Posted By: golfdog
The 1500 chargemaster saves a lot of time for me. It is very accurate with most powders. The smaller the grain of powder the better it works. Reloading for precision requires a lot of attention to detail. Once you find the best load data duplicating case length, neck tension,case weight,and a few others requires time and patience. I shoot mostly at 600 yards with 6BR, and 6x47 lapua. Wind and mirage are factors, but I want to know the ammo is spot on.


That is absolutely correct... you are a very smart reloader! Thanks for sharing.

Lot variations in powder, bullets and primers effect consistent accuracy.

I buy primers by the 5k case, powder in match lot #8 jugs and all the bullets I need at the same time (match lots). I also buy much of my brass from a wholesaler with 100% matching headstamps and resize with the same die set every time. EVERY CASE is trimmed with my WFT to the exact same length...

IMHO... this process will improve your ammo by 1/2 MOA alone.

There are SO MANY other variables that can effect your accuracy (gun/wind/environmental related), that having perfect ammo is a the way to go to solve half of them.


Edited by Cash is King (02/15/19 09:40 AM)
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#1457983 - 02/14/19 01:49 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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#1458058 - 02/14/19 05:28 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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And a new book we are doing

"Reading Pressure Signs for Dummies"



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#1465944 - 03/04/19 12:17 PM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Originally Posted By: Cash is King
A friend told me to add a bit of alcohol to walnut tumbling media to reinvigorate. Add and let it tumble WITHOUT brass for about 5-10 minutes... then add brass.

Works very well...

Ran out the other day... refuse to use Scotch... SO... added mouthwash.

WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!!

...and minty fresh too

Seriously...


In the long run... DO NOT USE MOUTHWASH... stick with high % Heet.
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#1471064 - 03/16/19 09:12 AM Re: Reloading - How to [Re: Cash is King]
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Lots of folks have never tried Accurate 4100 or Ramshot Enforcer.

Designed as a magnum pistol powder it also works well with .458 Socom and many many others.

I use as a fast .300 Blackout powder

Data straight from the Accurate website. http://www.accuratepowder.com/load-data/



VERY FINE POWDER and METERS LIKE A DREAM!
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