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Ordnance
6 February 2015, 20:13
I really couldn't find a thread for something like this, so here it is I guess, lol. Someday I'll get a macro lens [noob]

http://i.imgur.com/bDOxpRA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JSub2yg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hO0dkLE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BL1i5O4.jpg

Dstrbdmedic167
6 February 2015, 20:15
Nice Ordnance!! Looks good considering no Macro lol.. I like it might have to contribute to help this thread!!

GOST
6 February 2015, 20:15
Great pics.

Dstrbdmedic167
16 March 2015, 17:59
This looks like a good place for this. Also I started a FB page for the fun of it. Same as my name here. Check it out.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/16/779423aece87ec725a2ed269922a05ab.jpg

alamo5000
16 March 2015, 18:02
Very nice! I might have something to add to this :)

Dstrbdmedic167
16 March 2015, 18:05
Very nice! I might have something to add to this :)

Thanks! I will say that since im still a novice this was one of the trickiest things to shoot! The Bright CNC aluminum was difficult! I was 100% but are we ever?

Former11B
16 March 2015, 21:00
Some .223 boolits. From left to right: Hornady 52gr BTHP, Nosler 52gr CC, 55gr Xtreme FMJ, 69gr SMK, 69gr Nosler CC, 75gr Widener OTM, 77gr Nosler CC
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgnmgd4rr.jpg

Nothing like opening a fresh box
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsyslvznsu.jpg

Rolling some
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0at0zpvz.jpg



Getting some extra supplies laid in:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpshenzfyul.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsyfvsa8hm.jpg

Dstrbdmedic167
16 March 2015, 21:17
^^ I hate you lol... much supplies! So money I don't have!

Former11B
16 March 2015, 21:50
Yeah....that's just some of my .223 stuff. Not counting all of it or .308 supplies or my pistol stuff lol

Dstrbdmedic167
16 March 2015, 21:53
Showoff! I do have 1K of 147gr bullets ill post tomorrow to help this thread! I nver have more than a lb or 2 of the same powder. Too many choices lol

Pyzik
18 March 2015, 07:36
I really couldn't find a thread for something like this, so here it is I guess, lol. Someday I'll get a macro lens [noob]

http://i.imgur.com/bDOxpRA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JSub2yg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hO0dkLE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BL1i5O4.jpg

Awesome shots!

Pyzik
18 March 2015, 07:37
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16828545986_2405bf8337_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rD5GqA)
Soft Points (https://flic.kr/p/rD5GqA) by Pyzik (https://www.flickr.com/people/83018433@N04/), on Flickr

velocity2006
18 March 2015, 09:09
http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s643/Lopann06/P1014171_zpsyadmzvxv.jpg

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s643/Lopann06/47f88fc2-6c0f-4587-ae7e-1a7549803063_zpsfvcwyct1.jpg

Former11B
18 March 2015, 18:21
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/DSC07030_zpsnaqm45bw.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/DSC07034_zpsbtjwqyxi.jpg

Ordnance
18 March 2015, 21:17
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16828545986_2405bf8337_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rD5GqA)
Soft Points (https://flic.kr/p/rD5GqA) by Pyzik (https://www.flickr.com/people/83018433@N04/), on Flickr

I saw this shot on FB earlier... I like it!

Ride4frnt
31 March 2015, 20:51
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/DSC07030_zpsnaqm45bw.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/DSC07034_zpsbtjwqyxi.jpg

Are you using titegroup for 9mm? I got 2lbs of it pretty cheap so I've got enough for a few thousand rounds. Mind sharing your data for that?

I'm in the process of tumbling all of my brass. Gonna take me all week...

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s374/blue94dc4/Firearms/DCAB2FCA-D8FA-4AAB-986E-7D91294225E7_zpsmynyulyf.jpg

Ride4frnt
2 April 2015, 09:33
Turned that brass into 115gr plinking loads.

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s374/blue94dc4/Firearms/DAD6BA47-37EC-488B-BB75-0DA0ED6F8525_zpsgujmhmwl.jpg

Dstrbdmedic167
25 June 2015, 11:58
277 Wolverine Subsonic loads using 150gr Federal RN SP...

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b548/Dstrbdmedic167/277WLV%20Apart_zpsinae9ihm.jpg

Former11B
25 June 2015, 15:19
277 Wolverine Subsonic loads using 150gr Federal RN SP...

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b548/Dstrbdmedic167/277WLV%20Apart_zpsinae9ihm.jpg

If you want a cheap subsonic plinking bullet, try Xtreme Bullets 150gr plated FP. I use them and they're awesome

Edit: I didn't read well; I assumed 300BLK by the pic. The bullet I mentioned is .30 cal, sorry

Dstrbdmedic167
25 June 2015, 15:20
If you want a cheap subsonic plinking bullet, try Xtreme Bullets 150gr plated FP. I use them and they're awesome

Cool I'll give them a try. I got these from RMR. 500 of them for $70. Not too bad for a 277 150gr

And no worries. I have a 300blk too

CarbonScoring
26 June 2015, 09:12
I may have posted this elsewhere, but....

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14666527127_48b4a8f6b9_b.jpg

Dstrbdmedic167
26 June 2015, 09:56
I may have posted this elsewhere, but....

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14666527127_48b4a8f6b9_b.jpg

Clean! I just ordered a new lens so I'm excited to see how much it helps!

CarbonScoring
27 June 2015, 05:44
Clean! I just ordered a new lens so I'm excited to see how much it helps!

What are you getting?

Dstrbdmedic167
27 June 2015, 05:47
What are you getting?

The Canon 17-55 EF-S. Slippers recommended it and it seems to be rated one of the best lenses for a crop sensor. Actual range is 27-88.

Dstrbdmedic167
21 July 2015, 05:16
150gr 277 Wolverine Subs

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b548/Dstrbdmedic167/WLV%20Subs_zps8vahfh2v.jpg

Cotton68spc
2 January 2016, 07:01
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/02/bb690dbd1d6f5c85ea982b9ba46d662c.jpg
Some Woodliegh 200 grn 277 wolverine subs and Lee dyes


Check me out on YouTube and Facebook

Uffdaphil
2 January 2016, 12:29
Ordmance. My first thought was a teeny Scrooge McDuck napping on that pile o' silver while the Beagle Boys load their wheelbarrows. Great pics.

Just noticed pic is 11 months ago. Still cool.

velocity2006
26 January 2016, 12:00
http://i.imgur.com/AuDNWvo.jpg

Thompson
26 January 2016, 14:18
http://i.imgur.com/AuDNWvo.jpg
Are those AP rounds? If so, where are you getting your AP rounds from? M2AP pulls?

Great picture too.

velocity2006
26 January 2016, 14:20
Barnes Tac-Tx

Thompson
26 January 2016, 15:04
Barnes Tac-Tx
You had me really excited there :(

velocity2006
26 January 2016, 15:08
I guess you could pull some AP's and load them but I am doubting they would fully expand firing from a 300BLK.

Former11B
30 January 2016, 08:08
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsua3zxwww.jpg

77gr Sierra TMKs over RE15

mustangfreek
31 January 2016, 02:00
Looking good..still have yet to try any of those

Shoot any better then the are smk 77's? As far as cost their also more..

Thanks, I'm still working on a box of Nosler 77's as they have worked great so far

alamo5000
31 January 2016, 06:23
Shoot any better then the are smk 77's? As far as cost their also more..


I buy my SMK from an old guy who has been reloading and shooting for a long time. He is a long time Sierra dealer for a few decades already.

Long story short the guy who seems very much in the know said that within a certain distance you would only see some minor differences, but the farther you go out the tipped matchkings will work better because of a better BC and a improved design. I think he said out past 4 or 500 yards you start to see improvements over the regular SMK.

From the Sierra website description of their .308 168gr...

"The 168 grain Tipped MatchKing (TMK) bullet is an excellent choice for F-Class (F Open) matches, as well as 3-Gun and various other competitions. Due to the ballistic advantage that the tip provides, the 168 Tipped MatchKing (TMK) will stay supersonic at 1,000 yards at normal .308 Winchester velocities, unlike its untipped counterpart."

I think the thinking was the same across the entire tipped line to try and produce those results...aka improve the already really good.

Former11B
31 January 2016, 07:26
If you don't shoot out past 300 yards you probably won't notice much difference. I don't buy them unless they're on sale...the 600 I got cost me less than 77 SMKs actually. I still have a bunch of 75gr Hornady and 69gr SMK to shoot also, but I primarily shoot them in my "Recce" build because it shoots those midweight Sierras really well. I use the 75s/77s in my 18" rifle


In 308, I haven't gotten any of the TMKs; I've been shooting ballistic tip Noslers (same weight) for a while and have a stash of those I'm working through and I don't shoot my 308 as much as my 5.56 rifles

gatordev
31 January 2016, 11:41
For the reloading peeps, is there any value in trying to sell 7.62 brass? Especially given how the Priority mail rates have gone up. The catch here is that it's almost all crimped (mostly FC or LC stamped with a smattering of PPU).

Within a year, I have yet another PCS move coming up (or a retirement move over a year from now) and I just don't really want to move yet more brass. I've just been sitting on a bunch of once-fired brass in case I ever got into reloading, but I don't think that's going to be happening anytime soon. I'm not trying to shill in your guys' thread, but trying to figure out if it's worth listing online, only trying to sell locally, or just give up and donate it (which I'd prefer not to do and at least get a little bit of a return on what I've shot).

alamo5000
31 January 2016, 12:16
For the reloading peeps, is there any value in trying to sell 7.62 brass? Especially given how the Priority mail rates have gone up. The catch here is that it's almost all crimped (mostly FC or LC stamped with a smattering of PPU).

Within a year, I have yet another PCS move coming up (or a retirement move over a year from now) and I just don't really want to move yet more brass. I've just been sitting on a bunch of once-fired brass in case I ever got into reloading, but I don't think that's going to be happening anytime soon. I'm not trying to shill in your guys' thread, but trying to figure out if it's worth listing online, only trying to sell locally, or just give up and donate it (which I'd prefer not to do and at least get a little bit of a return on what I've shot).

7.62 x what?

51?

How much of it do you have? You can estimate if you want.

You're looking at anywhere between 15-20 bucks per 100 cases if it's good stuff and especially if you can match the headstamps...it all depends on what you have.

Plain old military 7.62x51 cases in bulk are about $75 bucks per 500 cases...You will get more for the LC than the FC but it's not a crazy difference. If you have a tool or a machine to ream the primer pockets out, remove the crimps, and trim the cases you will get more money.

gatordev
31 January 2016, 13:14
Yes, 7.62x51. The FC stuff is mostly FC12. There's also a bunch of LC<something> (I'd have to go look, but I think it's two different batches of matching stamps.). If I had to guess, I probably have around 1K of cases, though most of it is actually counted in the various bags.

I had looked at getting the gear to pop the primers and ream it, but it seemed like it would quickly cost more to do that than just sell them with it.

SwissyJim
31 January 2016, 14:19
going price on Arfcom EE is about $120 per 1k, plus shipping, for unprocessed NATO brass still with the crimp in place.

I got me one of these just for the NATO brass- works like a charm. And with a simple string/rubber band mod it is pretty quick
https://www.dillonprecision.com/uimages//Super_Swage_600_m.jpg

Former11B
31 January 2016, 16:04
Gator, people will buy Federal/Federal GMM and LC brass all day long. Next time I stock up, I'll see how much Federal you have. Wish I would've asked on here first, because I just bought $50 worth about six weeks ago locally, and culled about a third of it.

gatordev
1 February 2016, 03:58
Thanks, all.

Jerry R
10 March 2016, 12:46
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/Reloading/IMG_1292%20Concentric%20Guage%20Size%201536_zps6he csaxu.jpg~original

Jerry R
21 March 2016, 08:44
I wanted to try some "Fully Prepped" brass for the 308. Did a little searching and came up with a half dozen companies that provide it. Picked Roberts & Son Brass (http://www.robertsandsonbrass.com/7.62-brass-and-308-brass.html) Seemed like a fair price - just under $0.34 per case with free shipping. But they guarantee "military, once fired, no range pickup brass" and provided a detailed description of how they prep the brass, and I liked what I read. They also provide unprepped brass at a very competitive rate. Brass arrived four days later and looked good. I miked several cases and they all ran exactly 2.005 as advertised. They said the brass would be a mix of LC and WCC - with a few extras tossed in to be sure the count was good. Came with 252 LC and 254 WCC - a pretty fair mix. I have "stuff" to do all the case prep, except annealing (which Roberts does) but it's a pain to do bulk runs of cases. I guess I'm getting a little lazy in my old age. Anyway, I'm pleased with the purchase. Came in a nice wooden box that I will find a use for.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/Reloading/IMG_1446%20308%20Prepped%20Brass%20Size%201536_zps wrhasmph.jpg~original

DeviantLogic
21 March 2016, 12:15
I wanted to try some "Fully Prepped" brass for the 308. Did a little searching and came up with a half dozen companies that provide it. Picked Roberts & Son Brass (http://www.robertsandsonbrass.com/7.62-brass-and-308-brass.html) Seemed like a fair price - just under $0.34 per case with free shipping. But they guarantee "military, once fired, no range pickup brass" and provided a detailed description of how they prep the brass, and I liked what I read. They also provide unprepped brass at a very competitive rate. Brass arrived four days later and looked good. I miked several cases and they all ran exactly 2.005 as advertised. They said the brass would be a mix of LC and WCC - with a few extras tossed in to be sure the count was good. Came with 252 LC and 254 WCC - a pretty fair mix. I have "stuff" to do all the case prep, except annealing (which Roberts does) but it's a pain to do bulk runs of cases. I guess I'm getting a little lazy in my old age. Anyway, I'm pleased with the purchase. Came in a nice wooden box that I will find a use for.

Nice find Jerry. Convenience factor is appealing. Might have to pick up a box to load as backups/plinking rounds.

DUX
22 March 2016, 11:46
I have never heard of .277 Wolverine until today. Very exciting! I need to study up on this round.

mustangfreek
23 March 2016, 01:45
I have never heard of .277 Wolverine until today. Very exciting! I need to study up on this round.

Lol....

DutchTerror
1 April 2016, 06:17
Running my first batches of .308. Testing for mag function here with some .223 brethren for comparison.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2isegyc.jpg

Former11B
5 April 2016, 06:22
Haven't loaded any ammo in a few weeks due to packing my gear and moving but I'm working on getting my brand new man-cave set up and a way-nicer bench going on. No longer in a garage with no heat or A/C!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/DownSouthTAS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsebfzdc9p.jpg

Jerry R
5 April 2016, 06:35
^^ Lookin' good !

Former11B
5 July 2016, 17:48
1391

Former11B
11 December 2016, 17:31
I'll keep this one going....

2312

alamo5000
11 December 2016, 18:27
I'll keep this one going....

2312

Which pistol bullets do you use? Grain/company....

Former11B
11 December 2016, 20:00
Those are actually some of the last bit of the Rainier Ballistics 147gr plated FP bullets I had. The rest of the time I'm shooting 147gr Xtreme plated RN suppressed and 124gr plated HP when unsuppressed, usually through a 9mm 1911 I have

alamo5000
12 December 2016, 18:34
Those are actually some of the last bit of the Rainier Ballistics 147gr plated FP bullets I had. The rest of the time I'm shooting 147gr Xtreme plated RN suppressed and 124gr plated HP when unsuppressed, usually through a 9mm 1911 I have

I am an Xtreme bullets guy myself. They've always done me right. I just bought a crap load of 124 and 147 from them. Both RN. I am supposed to have 5,000+ bullets arriving at some point. They are backed up like crazy though from the sales they've been having.

We were toying with the idea of hollow points but didn't really see any benefit for practice ammo. Maybe there is something I don't know. Any particular reason you use HP? I am always open minded [:D]

Jerry R
15 January 2017, 11:33
I'm going to load a few 45's this week ...

http://www.weaponevolution.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2557&d=1484508598

GOST
15 January 2017, 12:24
^I see Keymod^[:D]

Jerry R
15 January 2017, 16:46
^I see Keymod^[:D]

[:D] Shelves rated 1k each. I'm pushing it on a couple.

Former11B
26 February 2017, 10:21
What am I up to??

http://i.imgur.com/EIlLno3.jpg

Uffdaphil
26 February 2017, 10:43
"What am I up to??"

Sheep massage?

Dstrbdmedic167
26 February 2017, 10:56
What am I up to??

http://i.imgur.com/EIlLno3.jpg

Making you're own lube of course


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Former11B
26 February 2017, 11:45
Making you're own lube of course


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Right-o. Paying $10 for a 4oz bottle of RCBS Case Slick was getting old. A 4oz bottle of lanolin is $9, and the 16oz bottle of 99% ISO was $3. So, 20oz of homemade lube for $12, or 4oz for $10...no brainer




Sheep massage?

Takes one to know one [BD]

alamo5000
26 February 2017, 11:50
What am I up to??

http://i.imgur.com/EIlLno3.jpg

I've been wanting to try that too. I have quite a bit of commercially made stuff still so I held off making another batch. Please let me know how it turns out and if it works as advertised.

Former11B
26 February 2017, 14:40
I've been wanting to try that too. I have quite a bit of commercially made stuff still so I held off making another batch. Please let me know how it turns out and if it works as advertised.

99% ISO is the key. 97% is ok but definitely anything lower is going to require constant mixing up.

I've heard the 1:4 Lanolin to ISO is the way to go, but also seen 1:8. I've got 12oz of lanolin and 64oz of ISO, so mine is going to be more like 1:5.3

Otherwise, I'm going to experiment with spraying the cases on my reloading block and also dropping them in a ziploc bag with some lube in there and seeing what gets the best coverage with fewest sprays

DISCOM
26 February 2017, 16:03
What am I up to??

http://i.imgur.com/EIlLno3.jpg


I am with Uffdaphil about the sheep thing [wow] but, I make the same clean mix to lube cases as well.

Former11B
8 June 2017, 05:54
My night started like this:

http://i.imgur.com/zCKiIuK.jpg

And ended like this:

http://i.imgur.com/2qTdm5x.jpg


500rds 69gr SMK. Shooting a match this weekend.

Pyzik
8 June 2017, 05:57
My night started like this:

http://i.imgur.com/zCKiIuK.jpg

And ended like this:

http://i.imgur.com/2qTdm5x.jpg


500rds 69gr SMK. Shooting a match this weekend.
Nice!

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mustangfreek
8 June 2017, 12:05
looking good former11b , those 69gr smk'S shoot well for me also.. The other night, not as organized , as they all just get dumped into an ammo can, just plinking loads, h335-CCI 450-55gr extreme fmj's

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z176/mustang91_2007/gun/82F72D77-7BAA-4713-B8CF-10022979C3C7_zpsdoviqrrv.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/mustang91_2007/media/gun/82F72D77-7BAA-4713-B8CF-10022979C3C7_zpsdoviqrrv.jpg.html)

Former11B
16 June 2017, 18:05
3677

Former11B
26 June 2017, 14:22
My helper

3731

Jerry R
26 June 2017, 14:26
^^ The best reloading component - a helper !!

mustangfreek
26 June 2017, 19:00
Atta boy!!

I was just a little older when I started pulling the handle, lol my kids eh not much interest they just wanna shoot...[BD]

Former11B
17 October 2017, 16:38
4399

mustangfreek
18 October 2017, 02:07
Whatcha making..147’s

BoilerUp
18 October 2017, 06:16
My helper

3731

I have two similar models of decapping automation tools[:D]. I'm hoping at least one of them can be programmed for case trimming, too.

Former11B
18 October 2017, 08:55
Whatcha making..147’s


Those 230 grainers are going over some Titewad

mustangfreek
20 October 2017, 15:24
Those 230 grainers are going over some Titewad

Ya I realized they were bigger after I looked again.

Never played with titewad, I have had good luck with good ol' Bullseye powder for 230's..5 grain load.Also use slot of WSF for 9mm and tried some in the 45, smoky plus accuracy was ehhh..

I have recently started playing with some CFE pistol powder, looks promising and cleaner then bullseye..

Former11B
7 January 2018, 22:02
4792


62gr Barnes TTSX bullets over Reloder 15

Former11B
14 January 2018, 18:37
4814

alamo5000
14 January 2018, 19:17
4814

Oh really now!

Is that a sample case or are you rolling something special?

BoilerUp
14 January 2018, 21:37
Adding a new caliber to the stable

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NkhJ6fp/0/22beb52b/XL/i-NkhJ6fp-XL.jpg

alamo5000
14 January 2018, 21:57
Adding a new caliber to the stable

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NkhJ6fp/0/22beb52b/XL/i-NkhJ6fp-XL.jpg

Nice. Only a matter of time and money for me. What do you get that is chambered in 260?

Joelski
15 January 2018, 03:55
4814Ahhh yeah! Range report, please! I think this is my next small frame AR caliber.

Joelski
15 January 2018, 04:01
^I see Keymod^[:D]Shhhhhhhh! It doesn't know. You'll hurt it's feelings!

Former11B
15 January 2018, 09:26
Oh really now!

Is that a sample case or are you rolling something special?

Well I had been debating 22 Nosler and I heard about this a while back. I said whichever brass I found first, Iíd build. 224 Valkyrie won.

alamo5000
15 January 2018, 10:02
Well I had been debating 22 Nosler and I heard about this a while back. I said whichever brass I found first, I’d build. 224 Valkyrie won.

Sounds awesome! Between those two it wouldn't even be a question for me.

I've never been an early adopter of pretty much anything but the Valkyrie looks and sounds like it will be a winner for sure. It's highly possible that I will go into it too once things become commonly available and tested.

fledge
15 January 2018, 11:00
Iím interested in the Valkyrie. Until I saw 22marksman posting up the 22grendal with 66ft less drop at 1000yards than the Valkyrie.

Decisions.

Former11B
15 January 2018, 11:05
22 Grendel? Aw hell another one to look at but havenít seen much about that in a long time. I know thereís market support for Valkyrie

mustangfreek
16 January 2018, 01:58
I’m interested in that 224 Valkyrie along with a few other wildcats per say..

22 Grendel isn’t totally new just not widely used or talked about I guess..little reading info
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2009/05/new-224-cartridge-for-ar-match-rifles/

mustangfreek
16 January 2018, 02:01
5.4 grains of WSF under a 124gr XTP.. shoots well and is borderline +p load... was a quick in between pic..not seated in the pic

Joelski
16 January 2018, 03:54
5.4 grains of WSF under a 124gr XTP.. shoots well and is borderline +p load... was a quick in between pic..not seated in the picMy favorite all around 9 mm round right there. Enjoy!

Former11B
16 January 2018, 11:24
5.4 grains of WSF under a 124gr XTP.. shoots well and is borderline +p load... was a quick in between pic..not seated in the pic

I think Iím going to buy a few hundred 147gr Speer Gold Dots and load my own carry ammo

Former11B
25 January 2018, 13:28
4869

Any guesses on the type of powder?

And yes I love small primer .45 brass

alamo5000
25 January 2018, 13:44
Any guesses on the type of powder?

And yes I love small primer .45 brass

Universal

Former11B
25 January 2018, 15:42
Universal

Something faster....much much faster [wow]

alamo5000
25 January 2018, 17:56
Something faster....much much faster [wow]

You got me beat. I don't know. [BD]

My only other guess would be Titegroup.

iflyskyhigh
25 January 2018, 18:43
Kinda looks like 800X


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Former11B
25 January 2018, 18:49
Titewad. Shotgun powder [BD]

cjd3
26 January 2018, 21:13
4869

Any guesses on the type of powder?

And yes I love small primer .45 brass
Bullseye?

mustangfreek
30 January 2018, 15:47
Last of my 77gr noslers... [wow]

LC brass
CCI 450 - mag primer-
23.5 grains of TAC
77gr nosler/Smk seated @ 2.245

Former11B
30 January 2018, 18:15
Last of my 77gr noslers... [wow]

LC brass
CCI 450 - mag primer-
23.5 grains of TAC
77gr nosler/Smk seated @ 2.245


I’m down to 1500. Almost time to re-up

4887

mustangfreek
3 February 2018, 01:51
What’s your recipe

BoilerUp
3 February 2018, 06:31
I recently tried out the Nosler 77 gr CC (picked up some blems on SPS) and was pleasantly surprised. Behind 24 grains of Varget they seem to do better than SMKs in my 18" WOA SPR barrel. I need to a few more trips to the range to verify the load, still, and I've got some TAC I might play with.

Former11B
4 February 2018, 05:03
What’s your recipe

23.6gr RE15 with CCI BR4 or FGMM @ 2.255”

I have about a pound and a half of 8208XBR left from my 73gr ELD adventures but for some reason I’m not getting good accuracy at loads where the velocity is high enough to be useful at longer ranges. Frustrated with it

mustangfreek
13 February 2018, 13:55
I recently tried out the Nosler 77 gr CC (picked up some blems on SPS) and was pleasantly surprised. Behind 24 grains of Varget they seem to do better than SMKs in my 18" WOA SPR barrel. I need to a few more trips to the range to verify the load, still, and I've got some TAC I might play with.

Same here, although I haven’t tested slot the buskers shoot better for me on paper so far.

Former11- seems like the re15 is a popular choice, I only have tried some under varget and TAC , my 69gr smk’s shoot lights out under varget but not as good in the 77’s as I’ve gotten with tac so far

My 77gr nosler load - 23.5 -TAC - LC case- 2.245 - and CCI 450 mag primer

Did try a 100ct box of federals small rifle match but actually groups opened up, so stayed with the 450 which I use for all small rifle loads

BoilerUp
13 February 2018, 18:53
Same here, although I haven’t tested slot the buskers shoot better for me on paper so far.

Former11- seems like the re15 is a popular choice, I only have tried some under varget and TAC , my 69gr smk’s shoot lights out under varget but not as good in the 77’s as I’ve gotten with tac so far

My 77gr nosler load - 23.5 -TAC - LC case- 2.245 - and CCI 450 mag primer

Did try a 100ct box of federals small rifle match but actually groups opened up, so stayed with the 450 which I use for all small rifle loads

Over this past weekend I shot three 5-shot groups with 77 gr CC, LC 11 brass, and 24 grains of varget with each of CCI 400, CCI #41, and Rem 7 1/2 primers. The Rem 7 1/2 was the tightest group. Looks like #41s gave the highest velocity but with a lot of variation. Unfortunately I only got chrono readings off of 1 of the shots from the 7 1/2 set, but I think I'll focus on those for a bit.

mustangfreek
22 February 2018, 23:29
Nice..

I tried about all of the primers and out of about everything cci 450’s gave me the best results with low deviation.

Thompson
23 February 2018, 20:59
Happy 223 Day

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4629/39554134425_d1f6f8ec0d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23ggh7V)

Former11B
6 April 2018, 18:07
5162


77gr Nosler CC (thanks Will)
Lake City ‘17 brass
FGMM brass
23.6gr Reloder 15

cjd3
6 April 2018, 21:59
77gr Nosler CC (thanks Will)
Lake City ‘17 brass
FGMM brass
23.6gr Reloder 15
I'm about to do a very similar recipe. However, I've not yet sorted my LC brass by year, it's just from the "LC bin."

Former11B
7 April 2018, 18:51
I'm about to do a very similar recipe. However, I've not yet sorted my LC brass by year, it's just from the "LC bin."

Most of mine isn’t sorted; I’ve just got about a thousand or so pieces of new once fired I acquired recently and it was all together

Former11B
10 May 2018, 13:55
5337

With my 16” Ultramatch Mod 2 today.

fledge
10 May 2018, 16:28
Thatís gotta feel good. Nice load and shooting.

alamo5000
10 May 2018, 18:38
5337

With my 16” Ultramatch Mod 2 today.

Excellent! Very nice!

Former11B
7 August 2018, 14:53
5690

Former11B
25 September 2018, 06:47
5875

Got my dies sorted and my .224 Valkyrie loading days have begun

Former11B
22 October 2018, 08:27
5935

.50 B&M Alaskan. The flat point and cup point bullets are made by North Fork bullets, and both 450gr solid copper projectiles. Theyíre loaded with either 63gr of IMR 4198 or 62gr of Reloder10x and traveling about 2000fps

The Tipped bullet is a 300gr Hornady FTX .50 cal with 69gr of IMR 4198 at about 2400fps

Former11B
31 December 2018, 10:36
6106

Turning money into noise!! I love it

fledge
31 December 2018, 14:48
6106

Turning money into noise!! I love it

Former, love the pics. How do you get everything so shiny? Do you dry tumble after they are loaded up?

mustangfreek
1 January 2019, 00:16
Nice!

Former11B
1 January 2019, 09:00
Former, love the pics. How do you get everything so shiny? Do you dry tumble after they are loaded up?

Shooting suppressed gets brass extremely dirty to where just tumbling it with dry media and brass polish won’t work. I don’t have a wet tumbler but I do treat them prior to dry tumbling. I put all of it in a cleaned out gallon jug (it has a wide Gatorade bottle size opening otherwise putting brass in it would be tediously painful)

I fill the bottle with hot water cover the brass plus a couple inches. Then, I dump in a few tablespoons worth of Lemishine powder which is found in the dish detergent aisle in stores. I add one tiny drop of dawn liquid dish soap then shake up the whole thing and let it soak for a few hours or whenever I remember it. After the soak is done, I run a couple fresh water rinses through it then pour the brass out onto a large towel. Once it’s dry, then into the vibratory tumbler it goes.

Helps me cull brass that’s failing since the cracks and issues are easy to see. Found two would be case head separations the other day

fledge
1 January 2019, 13:06
Thanks for the explanation. I find myself doing the same with the wet tumbler without the pins. Just to clean it.

Btw, I found cheap citric acid in bulk on amazon which is basically the same as lemishine.

Do you do any cleaning after resizing to remove the case lube?

cjd3
1 January 2019, 23:27
Thanks for the explanation. I find myself doing the same with the wet tumbler without the pins. Just to clean it.
Do you do any cleaning after resizing to remove the case lube?
Personally, I always tumble with pins. The brass is just filthy as hell.
After sizing, I sit down at the couch and hand clean them and examine them on last time. Then they are sorted by head stamp. If I had room for storage, I'd get a dry tumbler for this, but my workspace gets smaller and smaller each year.

I've found that a primer pocket will go out before a head separation. As I've had many primer pockets fail the Swage Gauge, but never a separation. Lucky I guess.

Former11B
2 January 2019, 05:44
Thanks for the explanation. I find myself doing the same with the wet tumbler without the pins. Just to clean it.

Btw, I found cheap citric acid in bulk on amazon which is basically the same as lemishine.

Do you do any cleaning after resizing to remove the case lube?

I do it in my process of sizing. I keep an old shirt or rag in my lap to make sure there’s not excess lube on the shoulder to prevent hydraulic dents, and after I size it, I just wipe it on the rag. I did 150pcs of 5.56 last night in short order. I don’t know how well tumbling would remove the lube...never tried it

Former11B
17 January 2019, 19:06
6187

Former11B
1 February 2019, 18:22
Just got a bunch of these delivered....

6239

Former11B
4 July 2020, 05:19
7447

224 Valkyrie 80.5gr Berger FullBore vs 223 Rem 75gr Hornady

Former11B
21 October 2020, 13:52
124gr +P Gold Dot final form

7619


ETA:
I weighed it. 122.7gr. Pretty darn good

mustangfreek
27 October 2020, 00:59
Nice
Exactly What’s in my edc mags