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  • Retired aerospace engineer
  • Tucson,AZ, for now
  • shooting, reloading, music,
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  • Posted in thread: a few ballistic confusions on 11-12-2014 at 08:17 AM
    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.There ...

  • Posted in thread: 10mm Accurate #9 and 200 gr XTP on 10-12-2014 at 12:54 AM
    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 ca...

  • Posted in thread: Old Primers on 09-13-2014 at 08:44 AM
    Most likely pre-1970, as I started loading in 1972 and Alcan seemed long gone by then.

  • Posted in thread: Price of 9mm JHP? on 01-02-2014 at 10:53 AM
    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 bul...

  • Posted in thread: Price of 9mm JHP? on 01-01-2014 at 11:15 AM
    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 pr...

  • Posted in thread: 45 ACP Opinions wanted on 12-07-2013 at 12:52 AM
    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.

  • Posted in thread: need help with a light 9mm load on 11-23-2013 at 04:58 AM
    1) Use a fast powder, a light bullet, and a lighter recoil spring.2) Use a 147gn bullet and
    load down until gun just cycles (or get a lighter recoil spring)1 gives you actual reduction in
    recoil. 2 gi...

  • Posted in thread: How to clean lead?? on 11-16-2013 at 10:22 PM
    Some are tumbled in micro-fine mica so they don't stick to each other. This is fine to load
    as-is.If dirt, you wipe them off with a rag. Or, you melt them all down and cast your
    own.Pictures would be ...

  • Posted in thread: Reloading on 11-16-2013 at 10:20 PM
    Get an older copy of "ABCs of Reloading." If you are starting with handguns, get "Handloading
    for Handgunners." Look on Amazon.Reloading is very simple. Any manual will cover the basics.The
    main thing...

  • Posted in thread: Where is the powder? on 11-16-2013 at 10:05 PM
    Check ThirdGenerationShootingSupply and PowderValley. Both are currently out. Lohmanarms
    appears to have 4lb containers available.I've been looking for Power Pistol for over a year and
    keep wondering ...

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