Shooting the 357 Magnum Hollow Point (loaded to ~1100 fps), 1:16 alloy with a BHN of 10.4 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Taurus 66.
Shooting the 357 Magnum (loaded to just over 38 Special +P), Hollow Point, 1:16 alloy with a BHN of 10.4 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Taurus 66.
Shooting the 38 Special +P cast with a hollow point from the 1:16 alloy with a BHN of 10.4 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Ruger LCR.
Starting in on a new caliber. Dies, mold, sizer, sight, upper. Maxx Bear
Backwoods reloading for survival-1984 fuzztfork8Began reloading in 1976; casting in 1977 when good lead wheel weights were everywhere..There is something about making your own and being self-sufficient, that intrigued me.
We’ve got a very good accurate load for our 357 Maximum TC Encore in the Speer 180 grain Hot Core bullet. But let’s see if we can develop an equivalent load utilizing the Lee 200 grain hard cast RNFP bullet with H110 powder… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a […]
Shooting the 357 Magnum Hollow Point (loaded to ~1100 fps), 1:25 alloy with a BHN of 8.7 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Taurus 66.
Shooting the 357 Magnum (loaded to just over 38 Special +P), Hollow Point, 1:25 alloy with a BHN of 8.7 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Taurus 66.
Shooting the 38 Special +P cast with a hollow point from the 1:25 alloy with a BHN of 8.7 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Ruger LCR.
Happy Halloween..!! The 38 Special - let's go one better - also loaded was the 357 Magnum. And here's the range testing on a very windy day in Northern California.
In a previous post I was determining what was causing my Lee Auto Drum Powder Measure to bind when throwing small charges. I found that the cup on the end of the adjusting barrel was protruding from the drum and catching on the wiper. I made an effective, but not elegant ‘repair’ that took care […]
Modifying a 100 grain mold to drop a cast 75 grain 223 bullet James PollardShooter, caster, handloader
Using the Lee Universal Decapping die in a Lee single stage press. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a middle aged man. He likes shooting rifles and handguns, reloading, bullet casting and the outdoors. He believes in God, freedom and a good sense of humor.
These are the sizing and flaring dies manufactured by S3 RELOAD for use with the Shell Shock NAS3 9mm cases. The Shell Shock case have a two-piece construction that require special sizing and flaring dies. The dies can also be used when reloading conventional brass 9mm cases. The dies feature a unique spring-loaded mechanism to push cases out of the die instead of pulling the cases out using the rim/ejector groove.
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 […]
A quick look at the S3 RELOAD Universal Reloading Die Wrench. This wrench is marketed as an "8-in-1 reloading tool fits Dillon, Hornady, Lee, RCBS and other reloading dies... Tighten die locknuts with ease even with limited reloading press space."
Picked me up a Lee 4-20 pot. Starting to collect stuff to start casting.
While developing a load with Titegroup I ran into issue with my Lee Auto Drum Powder Measure binding causing the action rod to bend when at low charge weights. Here’s the workaround I came up with to quickly ease the binding. The Range SquirrelI owned a Marlin 60 since 1987, but never really got ‘into’ […]
Alternate methods of swaging military crimps, and the Lee Hardness Testing kit for cast bullets. Jerry 19112A On A Budget
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 […]
Today I will install a KMS Squared press light on a Lee value turret press.
The barrel makers informed me that the 500 S & W barrels were not as accurate as some of their other calibers suggesting that 2″ groups at 50 yards would be the best that I could get. Hodgdon Triple Seven powder offers us our own hunting seasons, so let’s see if we can beat that […]
Shooting the 357 Magnum (loaded to just over 38 Special +P), Hollow Point, 1:40 alloy with a BHN of 8.0 into Clear Ballistics Gel from my Taurus 66.
RCBS swaging die, cast 30-30 bullets, and 84 year old 30.06 brass Jerry 19112A On A Budget