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Got to try out some reloads yesterday...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by XDRoX, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. XDRoX


    Jan 24, 2009
    San Diego
    It was a beautiful day at our local desert yesterday. About an hour and 15 minute drive from our house. Kind of far, but worth the drive IMO. All my reloads fired without issue (of course I was taught to load by Fred and GT Reloading).

    I'm getting a little better with my G19 which is my goal. Only put 200 rounds through it as some recent financial difficulty has left me short of bullets:crying:

    I shot a lot of 38spl with my new favorite load. 148gr WC over 2.2gr of Trail Boss. What a load. 650fps never felt so good:supergrin: El_Nino's buddy's 9yr old son loved it. It's my new pet load.

    I actually think I may have had more fun shooting my revolver than my Glock:couch: I certainly shoot it better, but it's really a lot of fun. It's an old 586, in flat black.

    All in all, it was a great day.

    A beautiful shot of our local desert.

    A shot of our firing range. That's El_Nino out there setting up bowling pins. I could have easily picked him off with his 700 and laid claim to his LNL's. It was too hot to bury him though.

    And last, a shot of my new favorite toy. I made a little case collector out of some glock mags.
  2. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

    Apr 14, 2009
    Conifer, CO
    If you want to improve your shooting with your 586 see if you can find a set of Jordan stocks for it. Carried 'em on my duty model 66 and are the best stocks I've ever had on any gun by far... still have 'em on there.

    I got mine back around '72 or '73 and they were made of rosewood. They came slightly oversized so you could do final shaping with fine sandpaper for a custom fit.

    Ordered a set for a model 27 several years ago and was rather disappointed when they showed up... they were hard, black plastic. Same basic shape though and work very well.

    I found and old picture in the hard drive... tried to crop it down so you'd get a better idea of what they look like. (PCJim's photography class didn't cover cropping.) I cropped out most of the photo but it got real fuzzy when I tried to enlarge the stocks.

    The swell in the back of the stock fits in the web between your thumb and fingers and keeps the gun from rotating down in your hand during recoil... especially with high power loads. When you draw or just grab the gun you get the exact same grip every time. Certainly not the prettiest stocks but unless you plan on doing your shooting at a fashion show it doesn't matter.


  3. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

    Aug 11, 2010
    San Diego
    You pick me off with my 700, ha my LnL where never in danger. That is one hell of a revolver, esp when it feels like your shooting a .22
  4. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    Hey Chris, revolvers are so old school, but then so am I. I love shooting them, best part, no brass chasing. If I ever find a 4" 586 cheap I am buying one. I have a 4" 686, great shooter, but always prefer blue guns. Stay w/ the G19, probably the best of the Glcok series but some of us just do not shoot them as well as other guns. Give me an XD anyday.
  5. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country

    Just added a revolver. Before two weeks ago, they were all SWMBO. The new 8 shot 357mag with 8 3/8" ported barrel is mine. Yesterday, she suggested that I keep it in the house (vs the mancave), as she could shoot it as well. Hmmm.

    There's something nice about not having to chase brass. Can't complain about the accuracy either.

    Oh, no need to worry about burying Nino; desert would have picked him clean. <j/k>
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  6. Colorado4Wheel


    Nov 2, 2006
    Nice report. I like how you just casually talk about burying people in the desert. I think I will stick with shooting in Colorado.
  7. XDRoX


    Jan 24, 2009
    San Diego
    Jack, either my google-fu is weak, or else you made up Jordan stocks:supergrin: Any links to it would be great. It does sound very interesting.

    I'm just the opposite, I shoot my G19 way better than my XD9. And I may be luring Justin to the dark side as well. He shoots my G19 really well.
    A Glock may be in his future.

    8 shot 357:wow: I'm jealous. What kind of magnum loads are you shooting. I'm having good luck with 2400.
  8. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country
    Here ya go Chris. Shop had to special order it. When Jennifer called, she left a voice mail "Your AWESOME gun is here!" They said it should have come with a red DOT safety flag. I find it surprisingly well balanced.

    At the moment, I'm working up loads with 2400 and 158gr JHP. Right now I'm really liking 2400 and regular primers. Very clean and very accurate. It also does a very good job with 148gr HBWC with a few grains of Bullseye. The port is interesting. The area of the port is larger than the rifled area. Sort of an expansion chamber about 3/4" behind the muzzle crown. Seems strange; but seems to work quite well. It's a very soft shooter. Trigger is surprisingly good out of the box. I like the sights as well; though a Primary Arms red dot will be going on as soon as the scope base arrives.

    Thanks for turning me back to 2400 for 357Mag. I'd been running H110, and it needed magnum primers and was very dirty. The 2400 looks like a very good choice for the 30 carbine as well.
  9. XDRoX


    Jan 24, 2009
    San Diego
    That's a beast.
  10. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
    Jack look for a feature in you photo editing software called sharpen.:cool:

    Sounds like a lot of work.
    Don't you live close to the coast? crab pots.