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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-26-2016, 11:41 PM
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Posted By noylj
>We recommend a starting powder charge directly...

>We recommend a starting powder charge directly between the listed minimum and maximum load found in various published and reputable reloading manuals.

You know, that is a VERY dangerous thing to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-03-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By noylj
It compares to the Perfect Powder Measure, except...

It compares to the Perfect Powder Measure, except in metal rather than plastic, and not at all like the Auto-Disk.
Now, the Dillon measure compares to the Auto-Disk, except with an ACB that actually...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-03-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By noylj
First was the .44 Russian, then it was lengthened...

First was the .44 Russian, then it was lengthened and became the .44 American, then it was lengthened and became the .44 Special, then it was lengthened and became the .44 Rem Mag.
Webley came out...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 11-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By noylj
TMJ means plated.

TMJ means plated.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-22-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By noylj
I would really like to know, as I have been using...

I would really like to know, as I have been using my old Pro-7 shell plates, after Hornady drilled the detent holes, in the next model and the current L-N-L without any issue. They obviously know...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By noylj
I think you or Hornady are over-thinking things. ...

I think you or Hornady are over-thinking things.
I had my Pro-7 shell plates "upgraded" by Hornady drilling holes in the bottom for the ball detents. Other than that, the shell plates are the same....
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-16-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By noylj
For what use? I load for accuracy, so-- 9x19:...

For what use? I load for accuracy, so--
9x19: Power Pistol
Then, Silhouette, True Blue, BE-86, WSF, AA5 and about 50 other powders.
I find fast powders are not that accurate in 9x19 (<2" at 25...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-16-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By noylj
Average them? Remember, the lowest max load...

Average them? Remember, the lowest max load produced the same pressure as the highest max load, using the lot numbers of components each test facility used.
You almost certainly don't have any of...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-10-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By noylj
>Interesting that they have a cannelure to avoid...

>Interesting that they have a cannelure to avoid bullet setback
A cannelure to prevent set-back is done to the case. Unless the case is roll-crimped into the bullet, a bullet cannelure can not...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-09-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By noylj
The question wouldn't be why a cannelure, but is...

The question wouldn't be why a cannelure, but is the round taper or roll crimped.
The cannelure can be for roll crimping (for .45 Colt) or for expansion control or something else. The concern should...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-26-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By noylj
>Consistent length is the key to a uniform crimp ...

>Consistent length is the key to a uniform crimp
That may be true, in some absolute sense, but does it matter to the rifle? I have not found ANY reduction in average group size by worrying that all...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 06-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By noylj
Your gun is not going to sense a 0.008"...

Your gun is not going to sense a 0.008" difference. The only thing that could effect accuracy is crimp consistency, and I have never found there to be any measureable difference in average group size...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By noylj
Go to the "Load Master Zone" ...

Go to the "Load Master Zone"
http://loadmastervideos.com
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-22-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By noylj
Why use overall length (OAL) for Cartridge...

Why use overall length (OAL) for Cartridge Overall Length (COL). Everything has an OAL, but only a cartridge has a COL.
Per Ramshot:
"SPECIAL NOTE ON CARTRIDGE OVERALL LENGTH “COL”
It is important...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-12-2015, 02:03 AM
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Posted By noylj
It will probably go BLOOP, just like a part/open...

It will probably go BLOOP, just like a part/open crimp.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-31-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By noylj
>While I do think I started a bit high on my...

>While I do think I started a bit high on my initial charges(40.0), starting at 33.6 grains IMO would've been a waste of components in this case.

Better than damaging a gun or yourself.
Early in...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-25-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By noylj
Believe it or not, jacketed bullets are good for...

Believe it or not, jacketed bullets are good for +/- 2gn and cast bullets are good for at least +/- 4gn of bullet weight. It is the load workup, based on the exact lot numbers of the components used...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-24-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By noylj
Going with the highest starting load is not the...

Going with the highest starting load is not the best way to go. There is no best manual. They all test pressures per SAAMI procedures, so they are all correct—for their test gun and lot numbers of...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-07-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By noylj
1) M-die is NOT needed. It can help, however. ...

1) M-die is NOT needed. It can help, however.
2) Most commercial bullets are too hard—18-22 BHN, where 9-13 BHN is all that is needed.
3) For hard bullets, fit is more critical. I would try 0.002"...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 11-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By noylj
Single base powders are basically nitrocellulose,...

Single base powders are basically nitrocellulose, with additives to control burn rate, muzzle flash, and other things. There are coatings and there are ingredients mixed into the nitrocellulose....
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-12-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By noylj
Since you have a MAX load, you always reduce it...

Since you have a MAX load, you always reduce it by 10-12% for a start load. This mean that you SHOULD be starting at 11.7gn.
I always check multiple sources and start with the LOWEST STARTING load I...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By noylj
Most likely pre-1970, as I started loading in...

Most likely pre-1970, as I started loading in 1972 and Alcan seemed long gone by then.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-02-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By noylj
The ballistic "better" of a JHP? The difference...

The ballistic "better" of a JHP? The difference between a 3" and a 1.5" group. The on-target ballistics (paper or other). I would "expect" group size to be smaller with a hollow base, but the only...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By noylj
It depends. The FMJ is the mass-produced, "slam...

It depends. The FMJ is the mass-produced, "slam 'em out and ship 'em" bullets. The JHPs, on the other hand, represent years and decades of design and testing and adjustment costs that are made more...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-07-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By noylj
I prefer ONLY 200gn L-SWCs in ALL my .45 Autos. I...

I prefer ONLY 200gn L-SWCs in ALL my .45 Autos. I don't mind snap up/snap down. The sights return on target. If not a 200gn L-SWC, it would be 185gn JHPs.
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