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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I'm shopping for reloading components, never hand loaded before, and I need a little advice. I'll be shooting out of a 16.5" barrel, 582+ series Mini 30, and I want the best possible groups, but I'm on a budget. Bullets, lead-free: I'm looking at the TSX. I don't see any other options as far...
  2. Handgun Reloading
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum. I just recently aquired a 1988 era TC contender pistol/rifle. I have a few barrels for it (223 rifle barrel, 10" 30-30 pistol barrel and a 10" 45 win mag barrel) the win mag is the reason im writing today. I am having a heck of a time finding reload data for...
  3. Reloading
    I am trying to find appropriate powder/load data that will be sufficient to load for a mini thirty. I have the new tactical 582 series with a .311 bore and am casting .311 160 grain lead boolits with a gas check. Anyone have recommended powders and/or load data that will cycle the action of the...
  4. Reloading
    Hi All, I recently started reloading for 223. I am using FC brass and Hodgdon H4895 powder. Hodgdon lists the starting load at 25grns and max at 26grns. When I load the case with 25grns there is very little room in the case. I have measured out multiple times with a scale to make sure. I just...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I'm putting together a portable kit to reload match-quality 30-06 ammo (168gr HPBT w/ Varget) for a 1917 pattern US Enfield. I've narrowed down my options to 2 main choices: 1) Lee Hand Press w/ neck-sizing only die 2) Lee Target Loader Zero-Error What I am hoping to get from all of you guys...
  8. 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...
  9. Rifle Reloading Forum
    I decided that I want to start reloading. I have been doing a lot of reading about equipment and what I should get. I guess the place to start is with the press you are going to use. I plan on doing some medium volume reloading for punching paper. From what I have been reading any beginner...
  10. 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...
  11. Reloading
    I've been shooting for many years now and would like to continue to do so. However with the expense of ammo these days, I need to getting into reloading if I am to continue. I have absolutely no experience. Shopping around on Midway.com I find myself completely lost as to what tools, books...
  12. Semi-auto Handgun Talk
    If you can't figure out how to do this, you have no business keeping a gun for self defense, because you are too damned inept to use it in a safe and responsible manner. A Lee Handloader is a Whopping $20 and loads 50 rds per hour. A used press, dies and powder scale is a $50 or less deal on...
  13. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    :confused:I am new to the forum and very new to a mini-14 Target which should be here in a week or so. I have been reading all the post I can find on it and have a question or two in regards to handloads. I have been reloading for bolt rifles for years. My method, probably like most, is to...
  14. 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...
  15. Reloading
    Wannabe reloader here, hopefully start cranking next month. Trying to get a head start, I have read/am reading various reloading manuals, currently on Lyman's 49th edition. Lyman strongly recommends reloading brass that you bought new and NOT to buy commercial "once fired" brass because you...
  16. Reloading
    I've recently begun reloading for my Mini-30. I'm finding that most of the expended cases have asymmetric vertical expansion around the circumference of the shell near the base. Or, to put it another way, the cases wobble when spun in a drill, from a point very close to the extractor groove. I...
  17. 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...
  18. Reloading
    I am trying to find a powder amount for Unique with the M1 Carbine. Lyman shows a load for a 115 g lead bullet, but nothing for FMJ 110 g. I made up an assortment of loads, beginning with 5.6 g to 6.3 g of Unique. The slide would not eject for the 5.6 to 5.8 grains. From 5.9 to 6.3 the slide...
  19. For Sale - MISC
    I have the following Lee Dies for sale/trade. Lee Collector set, 7mmRem Mag Lee reloading dies 7mm ultra mag Lee reloading dies 7 mm mag Lee reloading dies 40 cal S&W I have listed several ads for reload supplies and equipment. These are located in Durham and you can reach me at...
  20. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    I've been reloading for about 35 yrs but most of it has been for straight sided revolver and rifle cases, minimal experience with an AR. What I am confident that I should always do is full length resizing and ensuring as with any firearm, that the primers are seated below flush with the base of...
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