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Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Jake Perry, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. swampratt

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    I have thought about that and maybe I need to test that theory.
    Funny on the scoopers from Lee.
    I built a kick butt load for a .243 using the scoopers shot great every time i took it out and decided to really dial it in.
    So I weighed the scoops for 10 rounds and settled on the middle of the weight.
    Then i weighed each one to the granual and tripple checked it on the 505 scale and it came out same all 3 times.
    So load the cases already.
    The groups did terrible and I went back to the scoops and it was all good.

    Very odd.
    Volume is much more important sometimes than weight.
    I almost hate the .243 because the powder is so far down the case.
     
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    When starting out I would suggest not to buy primers in 1000 lot, bullets in bulk, large lbs of powder. Unless you have a very good knowledge of different components for other calibers and the particular firearms you will shoot, use, own etc. The component you buy in bulk will just make you shoot more and more!!!!! Oh nevermind
     
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    Actually, you bring up a very good point. Why buy 1000 of any particular bullet or primer or case, or eight pounds of powder, until you know the load you have decided to try first is gonna' work out, especially if you start out loading for only one round? Buy in smaller quantities until you find the load that really works for you, then think about buying in bulk.
     
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    Jake Perry did you get any closer to reloading?
     
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    So that’s how I ended up with 30 different powders!
     
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    I'm afraid to even count.
     
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    Where I am is where I'm at
    I made it for years with about 6 powders.

    Then, the shortage came along and it was buy what was available, that could be made to work. Plus, the abundance of "new" powders.

    With availability getting better, I'm trying to get back to 6-8.

    But, hey, reloading is all about saving money, right?
     
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    I'm working on it. I just finished building a more sturdy bench, and moved it into the extra room in my house. I am ready to move my stuff in and get started.
     
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    Very nice Jake Perry.
    It will be rewarding to say the least.
    Did you get a reloading book or dies etc yet?
    It would not hurt my feelings to drive out to you and help you out if you end up needing it.
    I just want more people handloading good ammo.
     

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