RLP 064 - Starting over, kinda Powder II

Tonight the guys are talking about powder and answering more questions.

  1. Benjamin Casatelli Would like an episode on powder drops, bushings and baffles to further explain use and accuracy of measurement. Do u have any info on poly coated bullets and the benefits. Do they really help with leading and would it be better with glock barrels. Love the show. Thank you.
  2. Mark Rinaldi Quantify in order of benefit what matters most for precision. I.e-consistency in powder, bullet, case, concentricity, etc... What should new precision shooters focus on to bring them into the competitive range? Feel free to discuss elements other than the reload; stocks, barrels, triggers, rests, etc…
  3. Steve Jones via messenger: How to choose the correct powder/ how to use a burn rate chart
  4. Why are there so many different types of powder and how do I choose which one to try?
  5. Hey Guys,Can you explain in detail how shooters sort cases based on how much water they hold?

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    Stay Classy, Ron Burgundy   Slam Fire Radio

  6. Jeremys casting recap
  7. Tempilaq for Annealing

 

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RLP 060 - Powders and primers

Tonight the guys are talking Powder, primers, and answering questions posted on the Reloading Podcast Facebook page.  

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RLP 036 - Priming and Charging

Welcome to the Reloading Podcast.  Tonight Jim, Jason and Mike are talking about priming and charging (filling the case with powder) the cases.  

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Equipment discussed:

RCBS APS Strip loader, RCBS APS Hand priming tool, RCBS Chargemaster powder dispenser, RCBS hand priming tool, and the Lee Auto Prime XR

 

 

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RLP 027 - Shotshell Reloading Intro

Tonight the guys are starting on the basics of reloading shotshells.ammo_shotshell Basics:

Hulls= the empty shot shell either brand new or used

Shot=the pellets or bbs usually made of lead that are the projectile

Wad=Made of traditionally cloth or paper, but now also made of plastic with an extra cup for holding shot, this is what separates the powder from the shot.  (80’s track of you gotta keep ‘em separated now will play in your mind….)

Powder:the boom stuff…

Even though the presses have 4-7 different stations, you must manually move the hull from station to station to facilitate reloading so therefore the press is still considered a single stage.

Basic process really is similar to metallic reloading with a few differences.

  • First, you don’t clean the hulls prior to reloading.
  • still have to deprime, then prime the hulls, but almost always done on the press, not really any decent options for priming the hulls off press.
  • still resize the hulls while depriming.
  • powder, then wad, then shot are all loaded in the same station,
  • two stage for crimping the hull which actually re-seals the hull end holding all the fun stuff in.
  • there are also paper hulls which some people still reload.

 

Some Presses

MEC Powder bushing chart

MEC homepage

 

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RLP 024 - Lee Powder Dippers

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powder dippers

Tonight Mike is demonstrating how to use the Lee powder Dippers to get accurate consistent loads.  Lee Improved Powder Measure Kit

Update on the Lee Auto Prime from last week…

Lee Precision gives you a credit to turn your old version Auto Prime

Exchange instructions link

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RLP 022-Product Demos

Tonight we are each going to talk about a different product to give you all an idea about that product.  It may be a product that you are familiar with, or a new product for you to find out about.

Mike:  Frankford Arsenal Powder Trickler

.223 load data

Jim: Frankford Arsenal Electronic Calipers

RCBS 10-10 powder scale

Mitutoyo dial caliper

Jason: RCBS Chargemaster

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RLP 010-Charging the Case

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Today Jim and Mike talk about the steps involved in charging the case. What does charging the case mean?

What safety issues are there?

Does consistency really matter when it comes to a tenth of a grain?

Lee Perfect powder Measure

Lee Powder measure kit (dippers)

Lee Safety Powder Scale

Hornady GS-1500

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RLP 006-Powder Introduction

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Welcome to the Reloading Podcast 006 Powder IntroductionToday I am going to just cover a couple brief items regarding gunpowder.

History:  black powder in the 10th century by the Chinese.  It consists of saltpetre (potassium nitrate), sulfur, and charcoal (carbon).  the first uses were as signals or in fireworks, but then those pesky Europeans figured out we could use it to propel other things…

Smokeless powder:   In 1884, Paul Vieille invented a smokeless powder called Poudre B (short for poudre blanche—white powder, as distinguished from black powder) made from 68.2% insoluble nitrocellulose, 29.8% soluble nitrocellusose gelatinized with ether and 2% paraffin.  Wikipedia was used for this info….

Smokeless powder continues to be redesigned today by many companies and has different mixture ratios and ingredients depending on who makes it, but they aren’t likely to share those mixtures, its usualy more secret than the Colonel’s secret recipe…

Smokeless powder usually comes in a few different forms, Ball, and variants of Extruded, which can be anywhere from flat flakes to long cylinders depending on type of use and desired burning rate.

Here are a couple examples…

  • the ball is Winchester 748
  • The extruded flake is Alliant Unique
  • The extruded cylindrical is IMR 4350

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RLP 004 -Throwing A Charge

Today on Reloading Podcast Mike is going to demonstrate how to throw a charge…

 Throwing a charge is another way to say measuring out the powder amount for the recipe you are using.

For demonstration sake, we are just using a charge of 33.9 grains of Unique.  This is not for any particular actual cartridge but merely for demonstration.

First off I show the “powder dippers” in the Lee Improved Powder Measure Kit

Second I show how to set up the Lee Perfect Powder Measure Third I show how to use the Lee Safety Powder Scale And all along the program I am using my Hornady GS1500 digital scale I will update the notes with what I find from Lee on double checking the Lee Safety Powder Scale. Thanks for tuning in.