In this long and drawn out video, I go over a few things I tried to do to get my best group to date. I tested the 50gr V-Max bullets over charges varying from 22.2gr of Ramshot X-Terminator up to 24.0gr in 0.2gr increments. Although I’m slightly confused as to why i had such erratic… Read More .223 Remington | Ramshot X-Terminator | Hornady 50gr V-Max
A while back, Loads of Bacon did a video on whether or not it was “safe” to reload MaxxTech or other brands of ammunition that had the brass ring inserted into the bottom of the casing. Is it Safe to Reload MAXXTech, AMMOLAND, IMT, FM 9mm Brass? This reminded me of my run-in with MaxxTech… Read More MaxxTech cases in 45ACP. Keep your eyes peeled!
I am by no means an expert on rifle reloading. So when I found that my primers were backing out of the primer pocket, I scratched my head for quite a while until some tips from a few good friends here on TRN led me to investigate a headspace issue. I purchased the Hornady headspace… Read More Discussing headspace and what it did for my rifle
I apologize in advance for not talking in this video, but I didn’t want to interrupt the other guys shooting and chatting near me. James Pollard sent me a whole lot of 230gr cast Lee bullets for my 1911 and some 95gr 9MM bullets. I loaded up a bunch to test out using some powders… Read More Testing some powders and bullets from other TRN members
This challenge, started by James Pollard & CharlieBrassStuffer, pushes us to fire off three shots at ten yards timed. The name of the game is to come up from the low ready position and fire three shots. Two shots placed on a lower target, the final shot being placed on the top target. This is… Read More The James & Charlie Thang – Day 1
I took a couple tips from a smarter guy than myself and wound up with something anyone can do and be dang proud of! Charlie, thanks again for your innovation and research to help out those of us that require a perfect coating on perfect cast boolits.… Read More OCD Powder Coating – A Tribute To Charlie BrassStuffer
Eastwood ran a deal for free shipping over Valentines Day so I decided to stock up on my reliable colors and try out a new one called Copper Vein. My results were very pleasant, and I have to give a shout out to Reloader762 for verifying after I bought it that it was a good powder for bullet coating. He made some great looking rifle bullets with this powder!… Read More Eastwood’s Copper Vein Powder Coat
I stumbled upon a product a while back that allows you to put a standard powder measure with 7/8″-14 threads on top of the Lee Powder Through Expanding Die. I decided to hold off on buying the adapter because the Lee Auto Drum was working well enough with flake powders such as Alliant Bullseye. Well,… Read More Putting a Manual Powder Measure on a Lee Powder Through Expanding Die
I was finally able to get to the range and gather some velocity data using Ramshot True Blue by Western Powders. The two bullets used were the Lee 356-124-2R and the NOE HTC-358-133-RN. The lighter Lee bullets seemed to prefer a lighter charge while the heavier bullet from NOE preferred a higher charge. This goes… Read More Gathering data on velocity using True Blue powder
The day has finally come to pick the lucky winner of my 100 subscriber giveaway! Thank you to all who entered and thank you all for your comments, feedback, and friendship. I love this community and what we stand for! As I mentioned before, there was no particular prize for this contest. I decided to… Read More 100 Subscriber Giveaway Winner!
I stumbled across a couple of videos from some people like Tactical Swede mentioning these cases so I decided to go and pick one up. I believe these are a great option for someone wanting to bring numerous firearms to the range that doesn’t want to carry separate cases for each firearm. The build quality… Read More Apache firearm cases from Harbor Freight
Today I’m going to test how well Ramshot True Blue flows through my powder measure.… Read More Testing The Metering Properties Of Ramshot True Blue
I want to thank each and every one of my awesome subscribers by doing a 100 subscriber give-away!… Read More 100 Subscriber Give-away, Plus a Status Update
In this video we discuss my group results from my load workups from 25.0 grains of Varget up to 26.6 grains. I wasn’t able to get any footage at the range because there was a large crowd that day. I also wasn’t aware that the chronograph I got didn’t save each individual shot for review.… Read More Reloading .223 By A Beginner Part Four – Results!
In this video of the series, we take a look at the approaches I take in load development to find a load that performs well in my rifle. The overall length on these cartridges would have been more consistent had I used the bullet comparator tool offered by several manufacturers. Being that these are soft… Read More Reloading .223 By A Beginner Part Three – Powder, Seating, & Crimping
In this video of my series, we take a look at case trimming and determining our COAL for our specific firearms. This one is a bit long-winded, but I wanted to show my process in case anyone has some tips or ideas for me to try out. The bullets I’ve chosen to load are the… Read More Reloading .223 By A Beginner Part Two – COAL And Trimming
This is the first video in a series I created that documents my experiences with reloading rifle cartridges for the first time. I’ve loaded thousands of pistol rounds in my life, but never for rifle. The rifle I’m using throughout this series is a T/C Compass chambered in .223/5.56 NATO. My barrel length is 22… Read More Reloading .223 By A Beginner Part One
I stumbled across the article I mentioned in this video a while back. If anyone has had issues with not being able to get your powder coat to “stick” to your bullets, then this video may prove to be useful to you! One thing I neglected to mention in the video is to make… Read More Understanding the Chemistry of Powder Coating