Last Activity:11-12-2014 3:17 AM
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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
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
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 ...