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  1. Jailer
    11-12-2014 12:35
    Fred...I see you also shoot the 338-06. I shoot the 338-06 A.I. and use IMR-4320. I shoot cloverleafs with this powder and Barnes TTSX 210 grain bullets. I use the 338-06 for hog hunting here in Texas. I had my rifle originally built for Colorado Elk Hunting. Good Shooting!
  2. fredj338
    01-23-2013 01:51
    I'm down in Mission Viejo. You ever shoot IDPA up in SanFrasquetto canyon @ 1800 club? I am up there every month for the match. Drop a note if you want to come out & play.
  3. judgecrater
    01-22-2013 23:50
    Hi Fred,
    Seems like every time I read one of your posts, I agree with you. Wonder what that means? I too am in So. Cal. in Simi Valley. What part of So. Cal do you hail from?
    Steve (judgecrater)
  4. fredj338
    12-05-2011 14:01
    He could get by w/ W231 for both. A bit fast for 9mm, but perfect for 45acp. Move a bit slower to Unqiue or WSF & you get max perf out of the 9mm & 45acp. BD works, but only for +P loads in both IMO.
    Hey, if you have time, put 12/17 on your shooting calendar & meet me out at Prado for an IDPA match.
  5. EL_NinO619
    12-05-2011 13:18
    Hey whats up Fred, Hope you got nice and fat on Turkey day. Over the break I meet a guy at the LGS, Found out he was new to reloading and only using blue dot, red, green, and IMR 4 something for his rifle. I told him about WST and Other GT/Fred powder, but I do not load a lot of hist Cal's.

    Here is a List, dont need anything extensive just want to give him a push in the right direction and get away from Blue Dot. He Loads .9, .45 I covered, 38/357, 40, 380, 7mm mag and 357sig. Thanks Fred, I feel after all the help I got on here I need to spread the wealth.
  6. fredj338
    05-05-2010 14:24
    Hey Gary, glad to hear your mom is still doing well. I have been trying to stay out of trouble. Work is still almost non existant. I am down to 24hrs/wk. Too young to retire & too old to start looking for a new career. i am thinking of going in w. a younger engineer & starting a home inspection business. Kind of an off shoot of what we both do now, structural engineering. We'll see how that goes.
    A retired friend of mine trying to get me to join his vilunteer Border Patrol aux. A bunch of retired cops & military guys, patroling the border fence area looking for trouble. They are catching some, calling the ICE guys in, but I am afraid they are going to get into some of these drug trafficers & get hurt. They are not spring chickens & many of their firearms skills have diminished or non existant. I am trying to get them upto at least SD capable, but I think they are in over their heads.
    My son & daughter-in-law are expecting the first grandchild in the next 2 weeks. Pretty exciting, but at 53, too young to be a grandpa!
    Let me know if you need some more lead heads. I have the time right now.\
    best regards, fred
  7. CanyonMan
    04-27-2010 15:03
    How ya doin fred ?


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Posted 01-19-2014 at 14:11 by fredj338 Comments 0
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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 &...

Posted 03-20-2011 at 16:19 by fredj338 Comments 3
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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...

Posted 02-27-2011 at 15:23 by fredj338 Comments 0
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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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