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  1. Precision reloading question COAL vs CBTO

    Ammunition
    Fellas, I have been absent for a while due to a recent move, some related homeownership disasters, and being too busy with work! But winter has come to the frozen TUNDRA with a bang, I have my house squared away (finally) and my new man cave/reloading room set up and ready to run. So it's...
  2. New Forster press

    Ammunition
    I have been watching, wishing for this press for some time now. Everywhere I've looked it has been on back order for at least the last 6-8 months. Well, about a month ago I caught them in stock on Brownells and ordered one. Glad I did too as I've noticed they quickly went back to being out of...
  3. For Sale: Mk 319 130gr SOST Bullets

    BX
    Sold I have 987 of these bullets, they are not pulls. bought as new bullets from Everglades a year or so ago. i'll sell them for $285 shipped. paypal + 3%, check until it clears, money order. this is the last of my stash, 2 sealed everglades bags, 2 bag in ziploc because the Everglades bags...
  4. For Sale: or Trade !NEW! RCBS Primer Pocket Swager

    PX
    Brand new never used! Helps get the military crimp out of the primer pocket. I am asking $30.00 usps money order, or gifted PayPal. For trade I am looking for a set of castel nut pliers and hand guard pliers. No junk, has to be in great condition. You can PM me on here or email me at...
  5. For Sale: RCBS Berdan Decapper NATO Brass

    PX
    I am selling a bedan depriming tool. I have only used it once works like a charm. All parts are in great shape. The price includes shipping. Comes complete with small booklet and all the tools. Feel free to ask questions. I am up for trade for certain dies and depth gauges, or a nice set of ear...
  6. Reloading for my Shotgun... Im lost

    Shotguns
    I've been shooting for about 20 years now +/-. Most of which was in the army or federal security so the ammo was always provided. Now that I'm out of both, I need to learn a new skill set so I can keep shooting as much as I would like to with out spending thousands of dollars every few months...
  7. IMR 4895 or H4895?

    Ammunition
    I've been running through the various reloading threads on this forum and came to the conclusion that IMR 4895 is favored over H4895. Actually, I haven't read one person reloading with Hodgon 4895. Prior to joining the forum, I read several magazine articles suggesting H4895 over IMR. Is this...
  8. Reloading Lessons Learned by a Newbie

    Ammunition
    I have owned an SAI M1A for several years, shot it not too often, bought ammo off the shelf. I've fired most everything from .22s to Tank Guns. But I never got close to the bullet making end of things, until now. I got a good deal on a Hornady Auto Progressive (AP) Press, but bare bones. Bought...
  9. These projectiles for my M14 clone and M1D?

    Ammunition
    Hey guys, I plan to start loading for my M1D in 30-06 and for an M14 clone in 7.62 NATO that I will soon have... GI1 I am looking for a plinking/target load that is not intended for serious long range shooting but is accurate and affordable. I have heard that Nosler Competition Custom...
  10. Reloading the 168 Help and Questions

    Accuracy
    I am looking for feedback from anyone who is reloading any type of 168gr projectile in their M1A ONLY. -What 168 are you shooting -What kind of brass are you using -What powder and what charge are you using -What is your FPS -What length barrel I'm trying to figure out Lake City vs. commercial...
  11. Reloading the 168 Help and Questions

    The M14
    I am looking for feedback from anyone who is reloading any type of 168gr projectile in their M1A ONLY. -What 168 are you shooting -What kind of brass are you using -What powder and what charge are you using -What is your FPS -What length barrel I'm trying to figure out Lake City vs. commercial...
  12. Clean gas plug's impact on velocity

    The M14
    Now i understand that it makes sense that after i cleaned out my gas plug, and piston with the sadlak cleaning drills that all that carbon residue i removed will mean more volume inside my gas cylinder(man those tools work great). This should in turn lower my velocity just a hair, and it did...
  13. RCBS T/C on box?

    Ammunition
    I have been wondering about the crimping style on RCBS dies and i have discovered that they are all roll crimp unless stamped with TC on the actual die. I have a FL and small base die, and on the small base box it says T/C, but the seater/crimping die has no TC marking on the actual die itself...
  14. Small Base VS Full Length

    Modern M14
    I have heard that when loading for Auto's a person needs to use a Small base die when resizing the cases. I took my mic to a case ran through a small base die and one ran through a full leangth body die and could not find where either differed enough to warrent buying another die set just for my...
  15. Varget Powder for M1A?

    Ammunition
    Hello everybody. I just bought a brand new Springfield Armory M1A Standard. I have been a Reloader for quite a while. And I have been doing a lot of reading on Hand loading ammo for the M1A. And I am seeing a lot of people saying don't use Varget Powder in the M1A because it can damage the...
  16. Small Base Die?

    M16 AR15
    I haven't loaded for AR -15 (5.56) yet, but for my M1A the "normal" full lenght resizing die works (not small base).. For the AR is the recommendation small base or standard?. Thanks Son has a LMT in 5.56 (1:7), Ive got a Rock River 20" SS Wylde (1:8).
  17. Purchasing Reloading Equip ~ Review Requested

    Ammunition
    Hello gentlemen ~ I'm looking for some honest, no BS feedback on an order I'll be sending in soon. Want to make sure I'm not missing something. I need someone experienced with reloading, and particularly with the Dillon series of presses to shoot me some feedback on my order summary. Check out...
  18. Loading for the Socom

    Ammunition
    Heya Rammac, I know you are a fan of the Socom so I was thinking of starting a thread, maybe even a sticky of all of your great advice on loading specifically for the 16" howitzer! It just so happens I'm about to embark on my first load development(s) for my Socom and am stuck pondering the...
  19. Repost: Questions/opinions starting to reload .308

    Ammunition
    Getting into reloading. Questions - opinions needed please Hello, my name is Rob. I just recently got 2 good deals on a .308 DSA fal and a m1a. I also just bought 250 rounds of .308 American eagle ammo. maybe .45acp down the road So I have a 3 part question will break it down. ****added...
  20. M-1 Carbine Gunpowder Suggestions for Mil-Spec Loads

    Steel and Wood
    I have been interested in creating a Mil-Spec equivalent load for the 30 M1-Carbine 110 grain FMJ Load with minimal flash. As I’m new to the members of this forum I will point out that I’m an experienced hand-loader (meaning 3 decades personal + other experience) and that when I offer public...
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