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Don Fischer View Drop Down
.223 Remington
.223 Remington


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Don Fischer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2009 at 08:11

Best tip I could give is if your just starting to handload, learn to make safe good ammo befor going on to making super accurate ammo. Other than by accident, you can only make good safe ammo by following all the rules.

Next tip is to never never ever touch your primers with your hands. The narural oil in your skin can kill a primer dead.

Last tip is to not take a load from anywhere and just start loading in your rifle. A safe load in one rifle could be a dangerious load in another. I don't post powder charges I use.

The real last tip. The loads in the manual your are looking at were safe in the gun they were tested in at the time they were tested. Always start 10% below max and work up from there watching for pressure.

The absolute last tip. A barfing dog never bites!

Never let your stupidity over shadow your ignorance!
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Alan R McD Jr View Drop Down
.22 LongRifle
.22 LongRifle


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alan R McD Jr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 September 2009 at 10:20
A can of powder you bought in 1973 and a load you worked up from it is
not the same as a can of the same powder you bought last week. It's
close but not the same.

Never assume that you didn't throw a double load in a case. Always look
and if there is any doubt, dump it. It's really hard to mess up using
H4831 in a 270, but you can make a helluva mess with Bullseye and a 38
spl.

Do not "experiment" until you have been reloading for 60 years, know all
there is to know and you receive a notice from Obama's "Death Panel"
that your medical care has been canceled. Until then follow the manual.

Reduce distractions while loading. No radio, no TV, etc. Concentrate.
Count your fingers and eyes each time you come back from a shooting
session to determine if you are concentrating enough.

Alan

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mule_tail View Drop Down
.243 Winchester
.243 Winchester
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mule_tail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 August 2011 at 09:47
use federal or remington brass pmc and hornady are also ok but i do not like winchester and dont load a 180 grain bullet with 150 grain data that could cause problems   i know i wouldnt want to be the person behind that gun
mike

Chinook, Montana

im not a hunter, im a wildlife population control specialist.

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mule_tail View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mule_tail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 August 2011 at 09:25
oh yeah another one dont use 30-06 shell holder for a .223 the case goes in the die but wont come out i thought i ruined it but i eventually got it out forgot how i did though of course the case was ruined but at least i saved the die


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mike

Chinook, Montana

im not a hunter, im a wildlife population control specialist.

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mule_tail View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mule_tail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2011 at 15:55
i dont know if anyones mentioned this yet but make shure your scales adjusted right so you dont get 100 cases with powder in then realize you did it wrong and have to do it all over again
mike

Chinook, Montana

im not a hunter, im a wildlife population control specialist.

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mule_tail View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mule_tail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 September 2011 at 05:44
what i do to find my powder charge is take an average of the starting load and max load from three differnt sources then once i get the three i then avearge them and get really accuarte ammo i did this for nosler 60grn partitions in my .223 and shot a 1/4inch group at 100yds and ever since then thats how i did it


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mike

Chinook, Montana

im not a hunter, im a wildlife population control specialist.

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