This is the third video installment on my quest for an accurate plinking load for my AR15 using the budget 62gr FMJ bullets from Hornady. I was not able to find any concrete load data for a 16″ barrel using this bullet weight and powder combination. I had to use data from a 60gr bullet, […]
In this video I revisited some load development using H335 and a 62gr Hornady FMJ bullet. The load data I had originally used to determine my charge weights gave me very low velocities. I discovered that the data I had gathered was from sources that had used 24 and 26 inch barrels to test their […]
Hello everybody! I took the time to record my second attempt at some load development for my AR-15 from Palmetto State Armory. It's not looking good so far, and we still have a lot of work to do to get a good, accurate load. Please feel free to leave any comments or feedback here and let me know what I should try! My next attempt will be 77gr Sierra Match King bullets using Varget powder. Thank you for watching!!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today I'm going to test how well Ramshot True Blue flows through my powder measure.
I want to thank each and every one of my awesome subscribers by doing a 100 subscriber give-away!
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 sure […]