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Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by BasMstr, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. BasMstr

    BasMstr Distinguished Poster

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    All were shot at 9 yards. Hornady Frontier Lead 158 grain SWC/HP
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  2. Vick

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    3.4 gr, doesn't look too bad....this out of the new Ruger?
     

  3. BasMstr

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    Yeah, figured I'd test a few while Bobcat's in school. I think I'm gonna test again after I make a shooting bench. I'm pretty sure the fliers were my fault, not the ammo's.
     
  4. Vick

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    I know you're down here on the coast...where do y'all shoot?
     
  5. BasMstr

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    I built a railroad tie backstop on my property, but we also get the yearly membership at McHenry. The rr tie backstop is really nice, I just need to move the steel target up a little higher on the list of priorities. Its already time to change one of the ties out.
     
  6. BasMstr

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    Got five more each of the 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7 ready to go. Gonna wait til we have a more stable shooting platform, though. Primed about 350 cases (ran out of primers :(), got bored, decided to separate them by primer, and then by brass manufacturer. Then I decided to try setting the #55 powder measure, and got aggravated after about 20 minutes. Believe I'll leave that alone for handgun loads. I just can't seem to get it adjusted right. Now to order some powder dippers.
     
  7. phillipd

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    Need some primers? Got a couple thousand I'll let him have for $20/1000.
     
  8. BasMstr

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    Yeah, bank account says I can buy about 3K for now. :D
     
  9. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    I like the 3.2 and the 3.5 gr load , I'd say the flyers was my fault if it was me shooting. Would try them again off of a rest and see what you get.
     
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  10. BasMstr

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    The fliers were definitely my fault, called em as soon as I pulled the trigger. I liked the 3.5 and 3.6 loads, but I want to see how Bobcat does, being how it's his revolver and all. Gonna make the aimpoint just a little bigger or wear my glasses next time. I think I mighta aimed at a bullet hole on a couple of them.

    I let Bobcat try using a pistol rest with some factory ammo to get used to the rest, but it was sitting on a molded plastic table, so not real sturdy. I'm gonna build a small table with some left over 4x4 posts. Already got more test rounds loaded up, ready to try again! Also went ahead and ordered a 10" round AR500 steel target.
     
  11. wllmkttrll

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    20.00 a 1000 think I can something to load
     
  12. BasMstr

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    You gotta let me get mine first!
     
  13. BasMstr

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    Shot off a sturdy base with a pistol rest. I'm thinking 3.3 for the target loads.
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