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  • ehull2000

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    Smart to use nickel vs brass cases to differentiate between different loads.
     

    Bamban

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    Cleaned one of the benches. Found the check weight that weighed at the cal lab where I used to work.. Decided to check the scales I use.
     

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    TexMex247

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    Hey east Texas Rick I would hesitate to shoot those 230gr unique loads(11.5)even in your Ruger. I wasn't gaining anything but recoil over 9.3 gr with a similar plated hollow point bullet. I had better accuracy around 8.8-9 gr and about 1000 fps average in a SBH hunter with 7.5" bbl. Those loads are getting into the twilight zone.
     

    BBL

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    Cleaned up the reloading bench in the shed some, loaded 3 more boxes of .45 ahead of some September qualifications.
     

    single stack

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    Replaced the rubber dog bone in the charge bar for my .410 MEC Grabber. They cost $2.99 plus shipping and only last for about 20,000 rounds. Sheesh! I know right?
     

    Eastexasrick

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    Hey east Texas Rick I would hesitate to shoot those 230gr unique loads(11.5)even in your Ruger. I wasn't gaining anything but recoil over 9.3 gr with a similar plated hollow point bullet. I had better accuracy around 8.8-9 gr and about 1000 fps average in a SBH hunter with 7.5" bbl. Those loads are getting into the twilight zone.
    I agree on all your points. They do recoil a biit. They chrono at 1200. You are correct I shoot keyholes with the lower load for the BP conversions. The heavies are the target loads, to match the hunting rounds, for the Ruger only. I hunt with 230 Speer hollow points, so I target with the same weight and powder load, just more affordable bulk bullets. The heavy loads group well at 50 yards. And the feeling generally returns to my hand in a few hours.
     

    wickll

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    Reloading manual?

    People still buy those?


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    I had a new Hornady given to me recently and I have spent hours pouring over it. I compare it to my other manuals and online pages. I really like to read the story about how the cartridges were developed.

    I was about to say I haven't bought one in years, but I remembered I just bought one recently which has loads specifically for the T/
    C contender. I believe that will be a great investment since the short barrels make a big difference from the rifle loads.

    But since I am kinda an old timer, I do like having a hard copy book in my hands instead of looking up loads on the internet. :)
     

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