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WST & temps

Posted 01-19-2014 at 13:11 by fredj338
Updated 01-19-2014 at 13:16 by fredj338

SO I had heard about WST being inverse temp sensetive. I really never cared, it's been a great powder for my 45acp for years, even before it was WST (452AA). Then I statyted competition where PF was important & I almost had a disaster @ the AZ state IDPA champs last year.
My std IDPA major load is a 205gr LTC o/ 4.8gr of WST @ 1.220" OAL. It has always chrono right at 825fps @ 4000ft elev w/ temps ranging from 40-90deg or so I thought. The temps that day were in the low 90s &...
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OAL & pressures

Posted 03-20-2011 at 16:19 by fredj338
Updated 03-23-2011 at 19:44 by fredj338

This is probably the hardest part of reloading for the newb. "What is the affect of OAL (over all length) & my handloads"? "How do I setup a proper OAL for my handgun"?
First, OAL is very gun & bullet specific. What works in a GLcok, may not work in a 1911 or a SIg, etc. You have to verify each OAL for each bullet you shoot. The easiest way to determine what works in your gun is make 4-5 dummy rounds loaded to max OAL in your data. Test them first in you removed...
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New shooters first handgun

Posted 02-27-2011 at 14:23 by fredj338

New Shooters First Handgun

As an experienced shooter, instructor, hunter & reloader, I often get asked by new shooters; “what should I get for my first or only handgun”? In our world of high tech & semiautos, it might surprise many that I am not a fan of the semiautomatic, even a GLock, as a new or only gun for first time shooters.
The Glock platform is great, simple for a semiautomatic, but still more complicated than a revolver. Add to that the ammo limitations to...
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