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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Rifle Reloading Forum
    Looking for a place to start for a load for 1:10 twist mini 14 load. TFL
  7. 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...
  8. Rifle Reloading Forum
    From what I have read projectile weight should be from 65 grain to 80 grain for a 1 in 7" twist rate (185 series mini 14) to get the best stability and the larger weight projectiles are longer. Seating the projectile too deep can cause pressures to rise to catastrophic levels. What is the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Rifle Reloading Forum
    The thread on the SHTF loader setup for a pack has me thinking about a Lee Loader. I know the instructions say the Lee Loader might not be the most effective reloader for autoloaders, but the mini-14 has such sloppy tolerances, I'm wondering if it might just work. Have any of you used a Lee...
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