Reloading Podcast 178 - Elvis Ammo joins us

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Tonight the guys are talking with Youtuber Elvis Ammo.

  1. A couple of Elvis's favorite bullets to cast
    1. 358 158 Keith arsenal
    2. 358 105 from Lee semiwad
  2. YouTube Link Elvis Ammo.


 

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Reloading Podcast 177 - Do I need a Chronograph

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  1. Jason describing his RCBS Casemaster

  2. Found your podcast 2 weeks ago and have been binge listening! Enjoy it very much.
    I started reloading 9mm about 6 months ago and 300 BLK very recently. Worked up some subsonic (9.0gr-9.4gr Win 296/200gr Cast) and supersonic (15-16gr Win 296/150gr FMJ) ladder loads and the thought of a chronograph entered my mind. I have not been out to the range in several months due to a surgery, but anticipate getting these ladder loads out to the range in the next month. Will be using my home built 300 BLK rifle with 16" barrel with 1:8 twist.
    You may have covered this subject already and I just haven't listened to it yet. If so, please let me know the podcast if you can.
    How important is a chronograph in the reloader's arsenal? Where does it fall in line with other items like a case length/headspace gauge, trimmer, primer pocket swager, etc. To me, it seems a rather important piece of data to know. We use a scale for powder measure, calipers for OAL and other measuring devices when reloading - so knowing velocities would be right up there I would imagine.
    I am looking at the MagnetoSpeed Sporter because I shoot at a busy range and setting/adjusting/moving an optical chronograph wouldn't work too well with cold/hot cycles. Obviously the optical is more flexible (rifle, handgun, bow, airsoft, etc) and with some budgeting, I may be able to pick up an optical chronograph in 5-6 months anyway if I find that I REALLY need to know pistol velocities and I can't engineer something with the MagnetoSpeed Sporter (3D printing anyone? :-) )
    Thanks for the podcast and your time!
    Skip

 

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Reloading Podcast 176 Does LSD bubble up

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Tonight the guys are talking about crushing powder and LSD.

  1. Quick question for you guys. I have a Hornady lock and load powder thrower and am currently developing a load for . 308 using Varget. I am noticing the thrower is "crushing" the powder. The thrower measures pretty consistently and I end up trickling the rest in. Do I need to be worried or am I ok as long as I get the right load? Do you guys know of any fix for the thrower? I did lubricate the internals with graphite lube. Thanks  Joel

  2. Can you use dawn and lemishine in a ultrasonic cleaner or will it bubble too much? Jason T

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Reloading Podcast 174 kabooms and cleaning

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Tonight the guys are answering questions.

 

  1. Hi Mike, thank you for the reply. The question I had was the first part of this year I was loading 9mm middle of the road target loads, I was about 300 rounds in when I noticed I had mixed in a partial flat if small pistol magnum primers, about thirty or so in the 300 rounds. I have no idea which ones have the magnum primers. The question is how much more pressure will a magnum primers have over a regular primer? I have tried this on 38 special loads where I used some magnum primers and can not tell the difference in shooting them, if course 9mm is a high pressure load unlike the 38 special. Do you think I am safe to fire these in my Ruger LC9s pro? I was using a middle of the recipe load, not light or hot.
    Again I love the show and have learned a lot listening to it, I really appreciate all you do.
    Thank You
    Mark Evenson

  2. Equipment maintenance: What does everyone else do to keep their equipment trucking along? I've always preferred powdered graphite. Phil R from the Facebook Podcast group






 

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Reloading Podcast 175 going progressive, not that way...

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Tonight the guys are talking about when should you go progressive?

  1. Ok I have a question for the group. “We” tell new reloaders that they should start on a single stage press however I have yet to see an answer as to when “We” think that they are ready to make the jump to progressive press. I did not learn on a single stage I was lucky to have a friend that had a 650 and that is what I learned on and that is what I bought as my press. I am only loading 45 and 9mm. I do see the advantage of a single stage or a Redding T-7 style press with bottle neck rounds. So having no real world experience with a single stage I am wondering if there is a moment when a single stage reloader has that moment of let's go to a progressive
    I will say that with a progressive press that you must remain focused at all times because of all the operation that are going on at the same time
    This might also make for a good Show topic
    Please give me you thought on this Eric Strong

  2. I have a Rem 223 loading question. I have some 68gr FMJ-BT bullets that I want to try loading. These have no cannelure (versus my 55gr bullets that did have a cannelure). Should I crimp, or not crimp? I have access to both a Lee Factory Crimp Die and a Redding Taper Crimp Die. These rounds are for use in my AR-15. Asking since I'm fairly new to rifle cartridge reloading. Thanks Bill Murray

  3. I'm pulling the bullets from some 1952-53 dated Kynoch belted .30-06 ammunition. (corrosive primers)
    The powder looks like 4895. Does anyone have any information of the powder used in these rounds?
    I'd like to re-use it if possible B.Brock

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Reloading Podcast 173 spinning and popping

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  1. Hey guys.  New to reloading, made a new guy mistake.  Had a Dillon 550 for years, but just lacked the confidence to start.  Listening to the podcast got me fired up and I have been reloading 9mm for weeks now.  I got my recipe put together and have been reloading quite a few rounds.  Test shot a few hundred rounds with no issue.  I made an adjustment to my belling and the crimping stage, everything seemed to be going well, everything fit the gauge, magazine and cycled thru my G17.  But then I noticed the bullet spins inside the case, it is snug enough to not fall out but is not correct.  I made the correction to the press and following  rounds all tested good.  The question is:  Can I shoot these over crimped rounds, I just do not want to waste?  Otherwise, suggestions of pulling apart and starting over.
    Suggestions?
    thank you Guys.  love the show.
    Mike K

  2. Hey Mike on the point of head separation this might make a good podcast subject on inspecting brass.

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Reloading Podcast 172 - Turn or Ream

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Tonight the guys are talking reaming vs turning.

  1. Message: I got into long range shooting about 2 years ago and have been reloading on and off for a couple of decades (mostly straight wall pistol). I am reloading for .308 Winchester and for 6.5 Creedmoor. I have been using Winchester brass in the .308 and had very good results (groups generally around .40 inch at 100 yards / .95 inch at 200 yards). I am quite happy with this result and have reached out to 1200 yards with the .308 with no problem. I have yet to take the 6.5 Creedmoor out to distance, but hoping to in the next few weeks.
    I am reloading over a Redding T7 with Competition Bushing Dies and have checked concentricity, which generally runs about 0.001 to 0.002 inch.
    My question is will Neck Turning or Reaming have a significant impact on my precision?
    And, is it better to Neck Turn or Neck Ream?
    Neck Turning equipment is readily available and Neck Reaming equipment is far more expensive and harder to find.
    Thanks for any incite you may be able to provide.  Werner

  2. I appreciate the show.  I have 2 questions.
    A.  I have will be getting 700 free xtp bullets from Hornady for my 10mm through their promotions where you buy a die and get 100 bullets or buy a larger piece of equipment--in my case the Lock and Load Power Case Prep Center--and get 500 free bullets.  Most of this will be loaded as high power range ammo.  My question is, I don't want to waste a lot of it in load development, so how close to max can I safely start loading.  Like I said before, I'm not looking for extreme accuracy, just big boomer fun at the range.

    B. I have a 50 Beowulf.  On Alexander Arms website, they list load data for some of the powerbelt muzzleloader bullets to be loaded in the 50 Beowulf cases.  Their data is for the heavy grain powerbelt bullets.  I just came across a major deal on 270 gr powerbelt polymer tip bullets.  Alexander Arms has no data for this lighter bullet.  I even called them to see if they had any suggestions.  So, what I'm wondering is, can I take load data from a similar weight bullet of a different brand and use it as a starting point for load development.  Obviously, I'd start low and go up until I saw pressure signs.
    Thanks and God Bless!
    Joseph
    Oh and a history type podcast you might be interested in is Wallbuilders Live

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Reloading Podcast 171 - loading 223 vs 556

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Tonight the guys are talking .223 vs 5.56mm.

  1. Gander mountain by me had a huge clearance sale on firearms yesterday and I couldn't pass on a savage model 25 .223.
    After this impulsive buy... I am left wondering if I can use my 5.56 NATO brass and load it to 223 Remington?
    I've searched the group and couldn't come up with an answer. Keith (podcast group post)

  2. I've begun developing a load for my  Browning 1885 Low Wall in .223 Remington using the Hornady 55 grain spire point bullet. I have quite a bit of reloading experience but ran into a mystery that has me confused. I use the Hornady (Stony Point) Cartridge Overall Length Gauge to determine an optimum cartridge overall length with the bullet seated to be just off the rifling. As you know, this gauge uses the ogive of the bullet which is more accurate than measuring the cartridge base to tip. After determining the cartridge length I wanted I carefully adjusted my bullet seating die. Then, I seated the next bullet and found it off by .005 or so. I seated another, and another, and another. None of them were the same cartridge OAL. Varying from my desired length by none to as much as .006 - always shorter; none were ever over .001 longer than I wanted.
    This was all done with a Lee bullet seater.  OK, I thought, Lee isn't the most precise thing out there so I get a bullet seater from a Hornady Custom Die set.  Essentially the same thing happened all over again.
    My question - what could be causing this. One would assume that once the die is set it's going to produce the same results repeatedly. Could the bullet ogive or jacket thickness be that different?  I wouldn't think the die would have that much play in it. (BTW this was done with a Forster press if that matters to your answer).
    The bullets used were Hornady 55 grain spire points bought in bulk (1000) bullets. I don't remember where I got them as I had then for a while. I've wondered if the bullets were perhaps 2nd quality and sold in bulk for that reason (thought I doubt that).
    Now I doubt my rifle knows the difference .005 in COAL would make. I realize it's a falling block so is probably never going to produce results like a benchrest bolt action but I did want the best it could do. I'm a real fan of the 1885 action. The real mystery here is why wouldn't the bullet seating depth and COAL as measured with the Hornady Cartridge Overall Length Gauge be essentially the same every time.  Ron

  3. Hey guys. Not reloading related but i Decided to take my 22lr (rem 597) outta the trunk to clean it. Apparently sand from the beach does get everywhere. Upper receiver, lower, barrel, stock. Anyone have any tips for getting all the sand out . Air can ? And clean or something something else Kenneth





 

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Reloading Podcast 170 - Farewell to Jake

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network.  Tonight the guys are answering questions and saying goodbye to Jake Challand.

  1. Is it important to have the most up to date reloading manuals, and if so, why?
    Love the show,
    Zachary D

  2. There are some videos out there about trimming down 5.56 brass and making 7.62x25. I know it is a lot of work and I don't mind that, I'm kind of a tinkerer anyway. My question is this, Is it safe and or practical. Once you trim a couple you should be able to use those over several times. I think I heard a while back on your show about high pressure, can you explain that? Is there anything I can do to reduce the pressure? Not looking for hot loads.
    Thanks
    Robin

  3. Guys, Love the show!  I know more episodes are available on your website, but why aren't they on iTunes?
    Anyway, I'm getting into reloading and am looking into purchasing a trimmer.  I like the Trim-it 2 because of the three way cutter.  However, as I was reading reviews, someone mentioned that this trims off the shoulder length and not the OAL.  Although that seems obvious, I'm now curious when you should trim for OAL and when you should trim based on the shoulder.
    Looking forward to the next show,
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Reloading Podcast 169 - Underboom

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Tonight the guys are answering more questions.

  1. Hey Jim listen to the podcast and am thinking of reloading currently have a savage ar 15 msr and am debating weather or not to go with ruger precision 308 bolt action or the juggernaut  ar 308 while I'm fine buying .223 ammo around 33 cents a round I will not be buying 308, i was looking at the Lee turret press I would use it as a single stage don't want to be taking dies on and off. Will make about a 1000 rounds of 308 a month currently go through 2000 rounds of .223. Thanks and I enjoy the podcast. Oh I will be using the 308 for hunting and hitting metal just getting into some long range so this is new to me. Kyle

  2. I came across a post with a picture of the top half of a revolver blown off. In the comment section people were speculating what could have caused this to happen. Some of the comments mentioned the possibility of an undercharged case causing detonation or an explosion to occur. This was the first time I had heard of this. Is it possible for a very undercharged load to explode, and if so, why?
    Love the show,
    Zachary

  3. Hello Reloading Podcast,
    I am listening to episode 164 and Jim is talking about separating wheel weights. I use a sharpened pair of dike pliers and bite all that I have a question on. Regarding the zinc, it's a pain but if you look at the weights the zinc ones say ZN on them. Happy casting. David

  4. Will a RCBS #26 pilot fit in a Hornady case trimmer and be able to be used for trimming 6.5 Creedmoor? (text to Google voice #)

  5. What is the greatest variation a guy should get in case overall length on his dies while seating the bullets? Joe

  6. I started to reload some .270 rounds about a years ago. I realized after priming 50 rounds that I didn't have the projectiles on hand. So I let them sit and kind of forgot about them. My question is, are the primers still viable, or do I need to put new primers in them? If I need to replace the primers can I use the decapping die? Richard.






 

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Reloading Podcast 168 - is Plus P worth it

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Tonight the guys are answering questions about handgun rounds.

 

  1. I've been enjoying your podcast and have a question. I have been reloading for years, but just started incorporation the use of a chrono this last weekend. I worked up a ladder test of 9mm 124gr FMJ bullets and found with the use of the chrono that I achieve my tightest groups with lowest the standard divination ratings at +P pressures around 1200 FPS out of a 5" barrel. Where do you strike a balance between accuracy and consistency without beating up my guns with +P pressures?
    Thanks,
    Rick

  2. Sirs
    I’m a newbie to reloading and, although I have had a Lee kit for several years, have not yet got my first batch of ammo loaded. My excuses being partly financial and partly family related time constraints; I have four young children. Anyway, I’ve spent the time saving up my pocket money to get bits I need as and when I have the money and, learning. My primary source of education has been your podcast which is excellent; I went back and downloaded all of them, but skipped a few here and there where I felt the subjects were beyond my current needs. I also have one of the A-Z of reloading books and some data. I decided my first caliber would be 10mm auto since I understand that straight walled pistol is easier to start and I figured the production ammo for that is more expensive than for 9mm.
    So, my question is how to find a starting recipie for the powder and bullet. I shot some factory ammo, saved and cleaned the cases, deprimed, resized, and re-primed. I currently have 50 shiny brass cases with fresh primers sitting upside-down in a loading block (I don’t want any junk falling in there while I procrastinate). Since I had no powder nor bullets, I decided to look over various recipes in the data to find common powders and bullets. I had heard you guys talk about Unique a lot, saw that was common in the data, and found a good deal locally. Now, I realize that there are a ton of well known bullet brands for which there is tested, trustworthy data but, being a cheapskate, wanted to go for a less well-known brand like Acme, or Berry’s for example. However, none of these smaller brands seem to be included in the data so, wanted to err on the safe side, I’m buying nothing. I was told by one person that I only really need to worry about the bullet weight and that I could get away with data for my powder and an equivalent bullet. However, in looking through various data sources, I see that there is even variance between different bullets from different manufacture where the weight and powder remain consistent.
    I just want a plan that will keep me safe without spending more than it would cost me to buy factory ammo in the first place and any guidance you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks, George

  3. Hi guys
    I wrote to you a few weeks ago about my primers getting stuck on my decapper and staying in the case.  i did what you suggested with the decapper pin in a drill and spinning it on a stone.  that made the world of difference.   i may get the odd one stick but over all loading is much more easier.
    Just a note it happened a lot more with new once fired cases especially speer and federal.  when i load ones that i have loaded and shot and loaded a gain i have no issues.  must be the hand loaded primers are not in as tight.  
    I also have been powder coating my cast handgun bullets with great success.
    Thanks a gain and keep up the great podcast.
    Charlie

 

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Reloading Podcast 166 - a close shave

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network.  Tonight the guys are answering questions about brass shavings and making f class loads.

  1. Bullet: Bayou Hightek 9mm 147 grain Flat Point
    Problem: in order to seat the bullet and not scrape off some of the coating I have to use an extreme Bell. I noticed that the feed ramp to my bullet tray was covered with brass shavings. when shooting at the range, the table I shoot from was covered in brass shavings. my Brother in law told me that the large bell is the source of the Brass shavings. I've tried for hours to find a bell large enough to not scrape off the coating but not throw Brass shavings all over the place but I've had no luck. I ordered a sample pack of Blue Bullets and they load like a champ. Unfortunately, my Glock 34 likes the Bayou Bullets better. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
    Bayou Bullets measure .356
    Blue Bullets measure .355     Troy

  2. Evening,
    I've been reloading 9mm for a year and am far from an expert. I've just completed my first AR in 5.56 and have a custom bolt gun that my son has created for me in 3.08. I am beginning to shoot them and want to be as accurate as possible. I have a 650 Dillon for the 9 and am thinking of purchasing a Forester Co-axial with their dies for the 5.56 and 3.08. Sound about right to you for making accurate loads? I would like to shoot F class and bang steel the them both.
    Thanks and Continued Blessings
    David

  3. Took the plunge and bought the lee pro 1000 for 223. Came with the auto drum, I was excited. I can stay 24.1-24.3 with AR-Comp. is there a better powder? Problem is when the full case stops in position, the detent ball makes the case jiggle and I lose 2-3 pieces of powder. I can lightly touch the case and it won't spill. Happy with the press. Just a small challenge. Had it setup, adjusted and running with an hour.  Steve

    1. I have been using 748 for years but now also like CFE both meters great behind a 69 or 55 I only shoot my 77gr out of a 1-7 twist because that is what Sierra bullet recommend. Kenneth

    2. jbm calculator





 

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Reloading Podcast 165 - rattle can dreams

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Tonight the guys are revisiting painting bullets and other topics.

  1. If I wanted to store brass for several years before loading how is the best way to store it? (e.g. with or without the primer, cleaned or dirty, etc.) Brian

  2. In recent episodes there has been some talk about primers getting pulled back into the case during the resizing process. I think it was Jason that said Federal cases did it a lot. I have found that to be true as well as blazer cases. They both seem to share a similar trait that I've noticed.  It appears that during the resizing process, the rim appears to be getting pushed further down than the primer pocket creating a slightly concave center to the brass. I suspect this may be due to soft brass. I have attached a couple of pictures for you to look at and see if you can see what I mean.  Any further insight would be appreciated.
    Kenny

  3. I have a couple of random questions and thoughts.
    I know Jim is up to his arse in alligators with the move, but in a recent podcast he mentioned some wooden crates that he makes. When Jim gets some time, could he elaborate on their construction?
    I'm always looking for innovative storage solutions.
    Jim and Jason also mentioned one of the podcasts Jason listens to, Geeks Gadgets and Guns. Could you guys discuss, (or put in show notes), your favorite podcasts? I personally am all over the map with podcasts...2A stuff, comedy, critical thinking, shooting, beer brewing, off roading and of course, the bestest podcast, the Reloading Podcast. The FRN sure has some excellent content.
    Thanks
    BrewerBill

  4. I've heard you talk recently a few times about painted bullets. What episode can I listen to to learn more? Other resources. How and why do you paint bullets. Does it eliminate the need for lube? Will it work in both rifles and handguns?






 

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I've gone back and listened to many older episodes in order to catch up a bit.  I may be an old dog (not as old as Jim!) but I've already picked up some ideas and pointers from you guys. I really enjoy the interviews with industry leaders such as Hodgdon and Dillon.
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Reloading Podcast 164 - pushing back the neck

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about pushing back the neck.

  1. The Hornady FTX bullets have a insert in the hollow point to give it the ballistic coefficient of a pointed bullet. Hornady makes seating stems for dies that will seat without crushing the tip. They are cheap. Like 7 bucks.  Bill. FTX seating stem
     

  2. Bumping back the shoulder

    1. I have been listening to your very educational podcast for a few weeks and don't believe I have heard this subject discussed yet. After a certain number of full-length resizing operations on a belted magnum case such as a 338 Win Mag, a measureable bulge develops above the belt, and the case will not chamber. I learned about this when a friend gave me a few dozen cases he inherited. It took me quite a while to figure out why they were having trouble chambering in the Ruger Model 77 I purchased when I moved to Alaska in 1978. I have reloaded off and on for decades.

      I harvest a moose on my property near Willow Alaska every fall, in the past with factory ammo, primarily with the Federal Premium Safari .338 Win Mag 210 grain. The last two years I have handloaded my own moose ammo, still with 210 grain Nosler Partitions. I just bought 50 new Remington cases so I can start fresh without having to worry about ancient cases that may have developed the infamous bulge above the belt.

      I also bought an RCBS neck sizing die so I can fire-form cases to my chamber, avoid full-length resizing, and just size the neck so the bulge doesn't develop. This afternoon I neck sized my fire-formed cases, and reloaded and fired them. They shot nice groups but I really had to slam the bolt to get them to chamber. This got me thinking about a term you guys throw around - "knocking back the shoulder". I hear that a lot but don't know exactly how to do it. I am thinking about this as I "knock back" an Alaskan HopoThermia Double IPA and thought I would ask. Thanks, Jim

       

    2. Possible question for the show:  "Bumping the shoulder back" question. Is this done with a FL resizing die or some other die? If it is done with a FL die then how do you do it without FL resizing. I've done some googling but I am still unclear on it. Sean

    3. So what is the purpose of a body die if you can shoulder bump with a fl die? Is there a benefit to them? Or are they two names for the same thing? Curtis
       

    4. And to add to the question, how do bushing dies work vs full length and neck sizing dies? I really enjoy the 101 refreshers and can appreciate the new guys out there needed that info, but I would love to listen to a few super "off in the weeds" detailed podcasts on the precision reloading side of things. There are lots of us with substantial reloading experience that are becoming bored with 3/4" groups and want take it to the next level of detail and be able to bang some steel at 1000 yds consistently. Matt
       

  3. Hey guys, First off I love the show! I'm seriously considering turning it into a drinking game every time Sam Elliot (Jim) talks about casting his freaking revolver boolits!!!  On to my question- I'm beginning my journey into reloading. Going to concentrate on 6.5 creedmoor as it's currently the only thing I have capable of precision. Starting with a single stage and hope to use 130-140 grain bullets (looking for high bc's) Problem I'm having is I live in commiefornia (home of the ammo and reloading supply grab) and h4350, imr 4350, RL 17 and RL 22 are like unicorns around here! Not planning on hunting at all. Just want to push this out and far as I can, as accurately as possible. Options? Thoughts?  I'm a pretty meticulous person so I do genuinely appreciate the detail you guys get into! One Suggestion-it does end up a challenge at times to pay attention when you guys Dillon out. I understand you're catering to a massive spectrum of reloaders and experience levels, but when you're starting the convo about intro level, I personally would stay more engaged if it stayed centered on single stage instead of what you all currently use, which usually turns into a 550 vs 650 accessories convo. Totally not a criticism, just a suggestion that would help me personally! Thanks guys! Keep it up.  Dave
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 163 - Mike left the kids alone

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about stuck stuff.

  1. Hi everyone I enjoy listening to the podcast. It's like sitting down at the gun club talking about reloading. I started listening this winter through trevor on slam fire and I shoot with him at ipsc matches. I myself have been reloading for 27 years but still like to learn new stuff.
    I do have one question. When I am loading on my 550b and like someone mentioned a primer may get stuck on the decapping pin and then get recited. How do you fix it. It really slows things down.  Once again thanks for doing the podcast and looking forward to the next one. Charlie

     

  2. So I'm on 133 moving forward and I keep hearing you say good luck saving money but I look at this in a different light, I love to shoot way more then loading. after  the recent panics and shortages I literally had to stop shooting for two years. Sure I spent a fortune so fair and I'm about to pull the trigger on a progressive press. I'm buying it and leaving it at a friends house so as I build I can test my rounds and also he likes it as he can use it. I should say I might of gotten spoiled at a indoor range using the Dillon 1050 but that's the press I'm getting when my bonus comes in a month.
    So is it cheaper hell yes it is if you can't find the ammo and what you do find is 3 times the cost it was before.
    Just my two cents
    Lee

     

  3. Thanks for a great and informative podcast. Got a question. Hornady just released data for loading the 190 gr. .41 mag FTX bullets. I had bought a box of the complete rounds and was making some practice rounds when I notices the tips looked flatter than the factory rounds. Because the data calls for a C.O.L of 1.590" I think this may be an issue on how I set up the seating die. My question is, do you have any tips or concerns on loading flex-tip bullets? I appreciate any info you can provide.  Don
     

  4. Hi guys,
    Love the show, been listening almost a year now and am a pledging listener.  I think I started with the "optimal charge weight" episode.  Even though it thoroughly confused me as a new non-rifle reloader, I liked feeling like I was learning.  Similarly when Robin Sharpless shows up on the show - I love it.  Keep up the good work.  
    I got into reloading last year and loaded thousands of 9mm on my Dillon 650.  Because I use carbide dies on my 9mm, I don't normally use case lube and boy was that a mistake when I tried 223.  The second case stuck itself in the resizing/decapping die.  After removing the decapping rod, I made a worse mistake and cut off the case head to rescue the pin retainer nut and the neck expander.  I was thinking I could punch out the case from the other end, but because it's a full length resizer, the case seems like it is almost galled in there.  Not cutting off the head would have allowed me to remove it with the drill and tap method, but I only found out after.
    Anyhow.. not sure how I'm going to rescue this pricey Redding die.
    I looked up what people were using for case lube on youtube and found this video https://youtu.be/0117UuXiSS4 basically IPA 99% and lanolin mixed 12:1.  Have any of yalls used this or know people who do?  and is that guy on the video only using a neck sizing die to make it look that easy?
    Any help is appreciated, Winfred C

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 162 - Accurate semi auto ammo

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about differences between semi auto ammo and bolt/single shot ammo.

  1. Thank you for the work you obviously put into the Reloading Podcast. I enjoy listening, and I've learned a lot. I've been reloading for a little over a year, and I'd like to hear your thoughts on maintaining presses and dies. How do you clean them? How often? What lubrication do you use? Should I have some spare parts on hand to avoid down time? I personally have RCBS single stage presses and a mixture of Lee and RCBS dies. I'm sure reloaders with progressive presses would like to hear your thoughts on maintenance, too. Thanks again for producing a relevant, useful, and entertaining podcast.

    From “Nathan from Idaho”

     

  2. From Owen:
    I enjoy listening to your podcast, but haven't ever heard any of you really talk about annealing cases during prep. Is that something that none of you do? I'd love to get your opinion on the topic.

 

  1. Hi Guys, Brewer Bill here.

Mike, in a recent episode you commented about the Frankford Arsenal Primer Tube Filler. My experience was opposite of yours, I found it to be a timesaver, and had few problems with it. I removed the "pickup" end of my Dillon primer tubes and inserted them directly into the Frankford Arsenal tool, filling the Dillon tubes directly. For me, I'm glad I purchased the tool, I find filling the Dillon tubes using the flip tray quit cumbersome.  That being said, I could see how the Frankford Arsenal tool might be problematic because it seems to be adverse to ham-fistedness, it definitely needs a bit of finessing. I get the impression the tool is either a love it or hate it accessory. Also, the general consensus is that Frankford Arsenal has some QC issues. Maybe I got a good one! At 50 bucks, it's kinda pricy too.  Even taking it slow and not forcing the tool, my experience is that it is noticeably faster than the flip tray/pickup tube method. Keep up the great work


 

  1. Mike here is a topic idea reloading precision. Ammo for a semi auto. I think that could be a good topic with all the ar15's now floating around. Matt from Geeks, Gadgets and Guns

  2. Hey guys,

I have been listening to your podcast for about a month now. I am not new to reloading. As a young lad I used lead ingots for building blocks as my dad crunched out .45's on his Rock Chucker. As I grew I was drafted to sort brass and later apprenticed on the use of the hallowed press. (I still police a range for brass before I shoot and now my kids do the same) As you can imagine these repetitive tasks do not keep the attention of a young boy for long. I soon loathed reloading. Fast forward many years and I found myself with the very same Rock Chucker on loan from the "old man". (Seems he pick up a Dillon 650). I loaded about 1000 each .223 and 9mm on that press that I so hated many years before. As life would have it I needed to move two states away and the old man said he needed that press back before I move. See how dads work???? Lol This forced me to set up a 650 of my own in a righteous temple of bullet bliss in the new shop. Now due to the ample time I have at work to soak up the sagely wisdom from you guys I have a few tricks that the old man hasn't heard of yet.

Thank you for all that you do!

Jared  

In the world of shorter barreled semi's. (All data seems to be derived from a 24" barrel) Perhaps a look at maximizing the crafting of bullets for those rifles would make a good episode? Faster powder, tighter crimp, lighter bullet...etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 161 - shotshell quickie

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about a couple wildcats and a quickie on shotshells.

  1. Hello guys. I love the show. Say I have I 300 ruger compact magnum that I will be reloading for and I have a few questions. If I buy a neck sizing die when I resize I will need to bump the shoulder back at the same time as well, otherwise it may not load into my ruger hawkeye correct? So then how do I do that? This is a long range hunting rig and I want to see what kind of accuracy I can get out of it. On another subject when I begin load development I have lots of bullet options to choose from. Tell me why selecting the heaviest, highest bc bullet is a bad idea, or rather where is the line drawn between losing velocity and gaining ballistic coefficient with heavier bullets. I have listened to about 75 of your podcasts in a row and have gained a lot of knowledge. Thanks so much!
    Ross

    1. Taylor KO Factor

  2. Hey guys you were trying to decide what would be a great press that would fit Daryl's budget. As far as speed goes what can I say but don't count out the single stage press, yes I'm a newer reloader but using Jim's tip of setting the powder thrower based on 10 throws instead of trying to set in every individual throw.
    I'm just using a Lyman Orange crusher press, but doing de priming with a Harvey de primer and priming with a RCBS universal primer. but easily do over 200+ rounds an hour of 9mm. And if just doing the priming and depriming separately and in bulk then I can do close to 300 rounds in an hour.  So if he is only looking to do 1000 rounds a month even a nice used single stage press will work very well for.
    thanks for all the laughs
    Jon

     

  3. Daniel found the Easter Egg, Jim has been in every branch but USMC! I guess he can straddle the fence on army navy games. Anyway, thanks for Rick R for supporting . Thanks Dan… (Jim’s “monologue about his military family goes here.)
     

  4. I started reloading .38 Specials with a Lee loader in 1973 and have gotten into it deeper and deeper over the years. The one thing that baffles me is shotshell reloading. According to the manuals every detail must followed exactly without any deviation. Could you discuss why this is on a podcast? Maybe get an expert on to lay it all out. One of the things I like about reloading is the ability to change things. Thanks.

    Russell

     

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 160 - looking back

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Tonight the guys are answering some more questions.

  1. Getting started

    1. Want to purchase reloading equipment and just can’t make the decision, have ZERO experience and have read, watched, and listened reloading now for 2 months and just don’t know if it should be Single, Progressive, Turret or Lee, RCBS, Dillon, Hornady.  My son and I shoot IDPA, USPSA and Icore 2 to 3 weekends a month and I am tired of buying the cheapest box ammo for $11 to $13 a box.
      I think I have eliminated the single due to my round count and just a small lean to the Dillon Square B and the Redding T7.  Below are my priorities and the top 3 are not negotiable the last two a little flexibility.  
      Please give me a good recommendation so I can start filling 2500 once shot brass we collected for the last 3 months.
      1.      Want the reloading experience to be enjoyable and satisfying not work.
      2.      Quality new equipment that will last for years.
      3.      Produce a 1000 rounds per month of good quality pistol ammo (9mm & .380)
      4.      Easy setup and swapping between the 2 calibers.
      5.      Total budget $600 all equipment, dies, powder and parts
      Thanks and a great podcast!   
      Daryl

    2. Taken directly from The Reloading Room: “Newbie question. I haven't made the jump to start reloading yet. I'm still in the research phase. I live near Dillon so i am very seriously considering going with a 650. My major uses will be 9mm, 38 special, and 223/556.
      I am almost caught up on the reloading podcast, on 148. ( thanks gang).
      I have heard all the advice about starting out with a single stage not a progressive. What do you think about the 650 but using the single stage conversion kit? It seems reasonable to me but i would like some input. Thanks”
      Carl


       

  2. I wanted to respond to Jim’s comment about drying my brass in the food dehydrator. Jim mentioned that someone dried his brass in a 250 degree oven, and it discolored the brass. The food dehydrator only gets to about 180 ish degrees, and I use a lower setting than that. The biggest benefit I see with the food dehydrator is the excellent airflow, combined with the very warm temperature. Also the capacity of these things is very deceiving; they hold a lot of brass. Plus if you want you can buy additional trays and stack them up as high as you want. I personally have never tried to “bake” my brass, but I have used the sweater/gym-shoe rack in my clothes dryer. It works, but far and away the best method I’ve found is the food dehydrator. I bought mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, (remember those 20% off coupons you keep getting in the mail). When I bought mine, it was at a considerable discount to the “tactical” brass dryers, and I’m convinced it's the exact same item, not to mention it was available locally. (Nesco American Harvest vs the Frankford Arsenal). Sorry, I didn’t use the Amazon Affiliate link. :-( Additionally, since the brass I’m drying is super-clean I can even use the food dehydrator for it’s intended purpose…making dehydrated food and jerky. Prepping and reloading, score!
    Back to Jim’s story about the brass discoloring, and possibly annealing the brass. My first reaction is that the brass is probably only cosmetically affected. Disclaimer: I'm a hobbyist with access to Google, not a metallurgist. I do anneal my brass. My understanding is that case brass must be held at 600 degrees for an hour or 800 degrees for just a moment to anneal. Unless the brass-baker Jim mentioned was using the “clean” mode of his oven, the brass is probably okay. On the other hand, if my brass became that weird looking I would be leery too. I tend to believe the discoloration came from some residue of the cleaning chemicals reacting to the heat. I know Jim’s story was a cautionary tale about extreme methods of brass drying. He has a valid point. Heck, in the summer I just turn out my brass on a large bakery sheet and let them get a good suntan on my deck…just watch out for the bird poop!
    Thanks for everything that you all, (all y’all), are doing for the hobby specifically, and shooting sports in general.
    BrewerBill

     

  3. From this thread and one other, it seems there is a lot of misunderstanding about what cam over is. I wonder if this is something that could be addressed in the podcast, even though it has been before. I'm pretty sure cam over is a function of the press, not the die. Am I wrong, or are we talking about different things?
    Mitchell

     

  4. From RLP Group, “Hello Jim Fleming. Where is it you put that fancy load data spreadsheet you're always bragging about?? “
    Tom

     

  5. Follow up on Kris’s email about H-108

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was very much astonished that my email made it into your podcast. I would like to say that I meant no disrespect by the methuselah comment. If any offense was taken I apologize..... you know how us men are.... but I have some good advice. I hear every episode about the disclaimer of reloading and being responsible I suggest that you add a disclaimer for our " wives who don't don't appreciate the science and art of hunting, self defense, heritage, and just shooting in general...." I really appreciate all the hard work you do. I have listened to all the podcasts I could on iTunes and now going thru the archives. I got to laughing because the very first episode sounded like Mike , correct me if I'm wrong, was doing a Berry White sexy voice...... anyway thanks again. I have been humbled by my lack of knowledge of reloading, but I see as an opportunity to learn

 

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Reloading Podcast 159 - match

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Tonight the guys are talking primers and manuals and loads.

 

  1. I want to reload some 308's using federal premium GM 210M match grade primers. Because of a shortage of these primers, I don't think I'm going to be able to get any of these. Looking for a recommendation on an alternative primer.
    From Scott

     

  2. Subsonic .223 Loads
    Message: Hey guys, I'm wondering if you have any subsonic .223 load recipes you would be willing to share. I know they exist, but I've yet to find good data to go off of. If you're hesitant to give load recipes out (don't blame you) could you at least point me in the direction to find them? Thanks for your help, I love the show!
    -Chris

     

  3. After entering the AR-15 world, I was forced into reloading brass. It was simple and easy when i was loading only for .300AAC with 147gr. bullets, but now I'm dabbling with much heavier subsonic rounds, lighter hunting rounds, and since I have the press I'm getting into 380ACP, 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, and of course every rifle caliber I own. This boils down to too many combinations of powder and bullets to safely decipher a starting point for load work up based on internet posts. I've got the dies, I've got the bullets, and quite an array of powders, but I've got enough sense to know I'm not ready to put the pieces together without printed data. Simply put, I need to get a reloading manual. Since most of my firearms are common calibers, which should have many tried and true recipes, I'm most concerned with the .300AAC. This is the "newest" caliber I have and I'd like your input on which manual has the best coverage for this particular caliber.
    Also, I happen to have 8# of H-108. Printed data for this is limited, and seems to only include large bore pistol calibers. It'd be nice to use it up in .300AAC. I'd love to hear your thoughts on doing this. I suspect it's not a great fit for the aforementioned pistols, nor is it a good fit for .223 or 30-06.
    I'm not a complete rookie at reloading, but I'm also lacking in experience as it relates to reloading brass, hence the question to you fine folks.
    Thanks for your time,
    Kris

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Reloading Podcast 158 - Methuselah

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are covering lee classic loader, and a follow up to primers not falling in the catcher.

  1. Hey y'all, I am getting into reloading mainly to develop an accurate round for my 20 year old Remington 700 30-06. I absolutely appreciate the hard work and knowledge that goes into each podcast.  It is very informative and entertaining, especially when y'all pick on "the old guy" aka Methuselah... Anyway my only problem is I have no room for a bench at the moment. I have been looking at the lee classic rifle loader (hammer style) and the hand press style. I have many other semi's and guns that I may reload for but not at the moment. Any thoughts? Thanks for all the work.
                               Bradley

  2. I failed to mention in my first message that NONE of my friends or family reload... set in their ways or Ill-informed I guess... I have been hunting and shooting since I was old enough to hold a gun.  33 now and very mechanically inclined. All my brass has been shot through my gun Bradley

  3. Hornady Classic Primer Drop Solution
    Just heard the last podcast today and I wanted to talk at you through the radio, because I know the problem the caller had with his primers falling out the wrong way. My dad and I just set up his Classic Kit and I had the same problem at first. The kit comes with a hand primer and the "Positive Priming System" and it caused a little confusion. We started with the hand primer because the Positive Priming System is a little arm that goes in the ram and loads primers on the down stroke, but without the Single Stage Primer Filler, an accessory you have to buy separate, you have to put each primer in the little cup one at a time by hand and it is a pain. He probably had the same idea and just left that arm out, because you can't lower the ram all the way without it being in the way of sliding in a shell. With the arm of the Positive Priming system in, the primer you pop out runs into the arm and drops through a little hole in the ram and into the primer catch pan, if you take that arm out to make loading shells easier the primer just runs down the ramp in the ram and out the front of the press on to the floor. The manual shows how to install that arm, but doesn't say anything about the primers falling out if you don't put it in.
    Thanks for all you guys do, love the show.
    Marc

  4. Voice

    1. Enjoyed the podcast as I always do. I need some advice from Jason on a piece of equipment. Not reloading but unloading equipment, a Desert Eagle in 44 mag. I greatly respect his opinion and thinking very seriously about getting one and was wondering how he is enjoying his. Like most people limited funds and torn between a Dillon 650 reloading press and joining the progressive press crowd or getting the Desert Eagle. Life is trade offs and I am sure I can't go wrong either way I go with this decision. Thank you as always. Russ

    2. Hey guys,. Love the show. I always enjoy the friendly banter and loads of good information.. just finished listening to your Dillon interview.. great interview... I always enjoy and look forward to the next show. Thanks again guys! ????

  5. Evening,
    I have recently become hooked on your podcast. I drive about 2.5 hours a day. I don't necessarily always agree with you guys, but I have learned a bit, been entertained a lot, and hey, you are way better company than the crap radio on today. I am a competitive bullseye shooter that has loaded tens of thousands of pistol rounds, but I am also 100% new to rifle. You guys have helped me a lot in this area. Problem is, I have caught up on episodes. I am using Castbox to play your show on my android phone. It only allows me to go as far back as episode 122. Any advice as to how I could download the first 121 episodes? Any help would be great!
    Thank you,
    Jack


 

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