This video goes into the merits of Hodgdon 777 black powder substitute powder. When shooting black powder or black powder substitutes, wads are often used between the powder charge and the base of the bullet. With black powder, lubed felt wads are often used. Here is a good and inexpensive way to make our own […]
In this video we start load .30-06 Springfield load development with the new 150 gr Speer Gold Dot and Hodgdon Varget. Bolt Action ReloadingJust a guy at his reloading bench. I primarily focus on long range reloading.
Welcome back, reloaders! Let’s get down too it. I was browsing through Brownells website the other day and decided to try out the famous Forster Micrometer Seating dies and do a review. I’ve heard a lot of hype around Micrometer dies in general and especially this one. If you follow any of […]
Out shooting some of the TL356-124-2R bullets from a Lee mold that MCK sent out. Thanks for letting me try these MCK!
In this video we test the best load that we have found so far with our Thompsin Center Compass in 300 Winchester Magnum.
Doing some ladder testing with Gallant 125gr bullets, HP38 powder, Starline Brass and CCI primers.
Testing out Accura 124gr 9mm bullets with Hodgdon HP38 and Starline Brass in my Glock 17 with a Bear Creek Arsenal Barrel.
Happy Halloween..!! The 38 Special was originally loaded with black powder in 1898. The 357 Magnum came out in 1935 and was never intended to be loaded with black powder or substitutes. Let’s go ahead and do that using Hodgdon Triple Seven FFFg powder and see if there is any utility there… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting […]
Today I present part two in my series on getting started reloading: “Picking the needed equipment”. Hopefully you already read part one and decided to continue. In everything we do let us remember to do things safely and carefully. My guidelines here are to help you pick the needed equipment to reload your own ammunition […]
Testing out some 38 and 357 loads with Hornady XTP bullets and Titegroup for the 38 and H110 powder for the 357. Shooting SoCalI’m just an average shooter here in sunny Southern California. Most of my shooting is done from the bench at 100 yards for rifles. I reload for accuracy and economy. I want […]
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 […]
Reloading 223 | Varget CFE 223 | 60gr 75gr VMAX 55gr Nosler | Ruger American Predator and AR15
There are a variety of videos, web pages and articles out there that can tell someone “How” to get started reloading ammunition. Even with all that is available, there is room for more and I want to give advice for newer people starting out, or those who have not started yet, but are thinking about […]
Testing out 23.0 gr of Varget with the Hornady 55 gr VMax in the Ruger American Predator rifle. Shooting SoCalI’m just an average shooter here in sunny Southern California. Most of my shooting is done from the bench at 100 yards for rifles. I reload for accuracy and economy. I want to shoot the smallest […]
Testing out minimum loads of Hornady 53gr HP and Nosler 55gr HP with Varget for the Ruger American Predator.
My journey to obtain a 308 has been a long difficult road. Back in the fall, I stumbled across Ocean374‘s deal on a Thompson Center Compass from Kentucky Gun Company. They had a smoking deal, along with a factory rebate, making this rifle $225 in my hands. I picked up a SWFA fixed 20 power […]
Hodgdon Trail Boss is a great smokeless powder for cartridges like the old 45-70 Government or subsonic load in .308 Winchester. The large volume of this powder makes it possible to fill up a large case for a safe powder burning without the high pressures that would come into play with other smokeless powders. Thanks […]
In this video I discuss load development and results for my 224 Valkyrie using Hornady 53 grain V-Max bullets, H4895, and PowerPro-2000-MR.
In this video I discuss the loads that I am choosing for taking the 224 Valkyrie out to longer ranges. I have been doing load development at 100 yards and I have found some consistent, repeatable loads that are grouping for me, and giving me the ballistics that I am looking for. I will go through these loads, and show some targets that I have shot with them.
I go over load development for the 224 Valkyrie with Hornady 75 gr ELD-Match bullets. For this round I use Varget, H4350, and H4895 powders.
Load development for the 224 Valkyrie with Hornady 88 gr ELD-Match bullets. For this round I use Varget, H4350, and Reloder-16 powders.
A light subsonic type load with minimal recoil is very useful for small game, varmints and introduction for new shooters...
In this video I go over load development for the 224 Valkyrie with Hornady 80 gr ELD-Match bullets. For this round I use Varget, H4350, and H4895 powders.
A look at the 120gr Hornady ELD Match bullet in 6.5 Grendel. The test powders are Shooters World Match Rifle and Hodgdon H322.