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  1. Reloading
    I aquired 10+ lbs of .223 / 5.56 cases I was going thru them and found several where the necks were split. What causes this? Can they be used for something else? I know there are some calibers that be made from other caliber cases.
  2. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I am needing some command guidance on some reloaded 223 ammo a hunting friend loaded from ages ago did for me. Its been 15yrs or so but I tried load it in my mag for the mini 14 and the very front of the bullet hits the edge of the magazine. Do you think I could just push the bullet down in the...
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    This may not be the appropriate forum to post this but I'm going to anyway. I have owned the Mini 14 for over a year and my favorite plinking ammo (Federal American Eagle 223 Remington 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail) has gone up over $1 per box. Since I buy by the case I have often...
  4. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Any reloaders have issues with CCI primers? I'm loading 26gr of H335 for .223 and using the CCI's. Today I had 4 rounds (out of ~50) that didn't go bang. I ran them through a second time and they fired as normal. 1 of the 4 did have a firing pin dimple in the primer. Seems like an issue of light...
  5. Reloading
    i would like some advice on which reloader to buy? i will be doing .223 .45acp and 38/.357.i don't have a lot of $$$$ maybe $300-$500 for all the equipment needed .not including bullets, powder,primers and brass, just the equipment needed and dies. any advice on whats needed and quality of...
  6. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Has anyone loaded the Silver Tip Nosler yet? I have a Mini-14 .223 with a 1:9 twist. I'm looking at a load of 25 grains of H335 under a 50 grain Silver Tip. Does this sound about right? Targetslayer
  7. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I just finished loading up some 80 grain A-Max's and 82 grain Bergers for the weekend, first time with the "big boys". Problem is, the damn ammo case for .223 won't close due to the longer length (loaded for singles, at 2.481) I haven't tried the 90's yet, but if the 82's pan out they'll be...
  8. Rifle Reloading Forum
    So last night I was working on preping some brass (de-primed/sized, cleaned, trimmed, swedge the primer hole, cleaned flash hole,...), and this morning I went out to continue trimming, and realized that the trimmer seemed to be taking off a lot. I checked it and found that instead of trimming to...
  9. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I bought some hornady 22cal 70gr sp wanting to use them for hunting,I tried several different loads but at 50yds I couldnt get better than about a 7" group with my mini,so I tried to see how they would be in my rem.model 7 .223 and it was bad also not just the group but the recoil was a bit...
  10. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Hi: I reload and purchased 22 Cal .227 70gr SP with cannelure by mistake. I did not notice that they were not .224 cal. Can I use these to reload and shoot from my .223 Ruger Mini 14.? Thanks, Rod.
  11. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Once the economy gets better, and business picks up, I will probably buy a progressive press and start reloading, but 1st, I looked around the net for prices of all cartridge components so I could get an idea how much it'll cost to reload my own shells, or how much I'll save. When looking into...
  12. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Bought a Mini 14 Tactical. The one with the 16 inch long 1 in 9 twist barrel. Which RCBS die is recommended. Small base, regular base. I'm confused. I've never loaded rifle bullets and there seem to be more decisions than with handgun bullets. Any other pointers regarding loading .223 is...
  13. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Carbine85 suggested I might move my question over to this site so...I've been shooting for 58 years and reloading for over 50. I have never had a problem with the firing pin not hitting the primer until now. This is my first try at reloading .223. 9 out of 10 rounds fail to go bang. Most show no...
  14. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Looking for a place to start for a load for 1:10 twist mini 14 load. TFL
  15. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I bought a new Mini-14 Tactical Rifle in .223 a couple of weeks ago, and am getting ready to reload some ammo for it. What are the 'tried and true' loads for this rifle? I realize it's not a sub moa rifle by any means, but I want something that will get it in the ballpark of a bullseye at...
  16. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I'm gonna start reloading for my mini-14, From what I can find on the forum I have a 1 in 9 twist rate, what grain would you guys suggest I start with. I'm gonna do a lot of tinking with it I'm sure to find what mine likes just looking for a starting point. Also, do you guys crimp when...
  17. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Hey all, First time .223 owner (2 Mini 14's, one NRA, one LE 16" barrel), both brand new. I've reloaded .270 and .338 for years. I've just ordered my small base die set for my RCBS for the .223 and am looking for some good hunting rounds recipes to try out. I'm extremely careful about...
  18. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I've been reloading 223 cartridges for my Mini 14 since January of this year. This past week I bought an AR 15. I took it to the range and the grandson and I put about 70 rounds through it. I saved the brass, as I usually do. When I cleaned them, decaped the old primers, and then cleaned them...
  19. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I`m going to start reloading for my 181 series mini 14. I need to know the rate of twist for my barrel and maybe some pointers for bullet weight and components. I do have some H4198 on hand and some IMR 3031. The Hornady manual has quite a lot of data for bullets 40 to 90grns but I just figured...
  20. Rifle Reloading Forum
    A few days ago I was out testing some different loads in my mini 14. Shot a lot of 1.25 to 1.50 groups at 112 yards, then tried my newest load of 25gr of AA2520 With a Sierra 65gr bullet and cci 400 primer. All went into R-P cases that were primer pocket sized, Flash holes debured, trimmed to...
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