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.
When mother nature dares you to go to the range...
Here I cover some data about how my 24” 1:8 AR shot some black hills MK262 Mod1 both groups and velocities. I start the journey of getting some 75g Everglades projectiles up to similar speeds and hopes of similar accuracy. I show the initial groups along with stats and dive into what my next steps will be to create a similar performing round for my rifle to then take to long range and pit against my other AR15s for the long range Mini action shootout!
Here I take an in depth look at the LEE classic loader. The loader is a good way to begin reloading, try different load options, or casually reload without breaking the bank. They can be found on Midway USA for around $25 and I think they are a fantastic option!! The Magnum ChannelI grew up […]
In this video we try the 110 gr Sierra Match King with Hogdgon Superformance to see what accuracy and velocities that we can achieve. We use CCI-41 primers and Lapua brass and test and show velocity and group data at 150 yards.
This is the forth in a video series about the load development process with the Sierra 95 grain MatchKing. In this video I go over my group that I shot with the information gained from the Satterlee load test. I discuss my thoughts and next steps. As always, thanks for watching and have fun outside.. […]
In this video I go back to the Hornady 80 Grain ELD Match and give them a try again with Hodgdon H4350. As I mentioned in the end of the my first 80 grain ELD Match video I mentioned I wanted to play around with COAL and try them again. Well I did, and the […]
This is the third video about load development with the Sierra 90 grain MatchKing bullet. I revisit my Reloder-16 and H4350 loads to verify my initial finding and check repeatability. I also discuss my thoughts on how this ended up.