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How many woods carry.......

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by Hogpauls, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Hogpauls


    Nov 6, 2009
    rounds do you roll up and keep on hand? Unlike plinking rounds these only see the inside of a magazine a fraction of the time a year. For the last couple years 40 rounds, enough for 2 15 rd mags with arredondo extensions have seemed fine.

    This year I decided to shoot 'em up and darned if I didn't loose my data. Time to work up all over again, but this time I'm gonna mix in some tests with different primers and maybe some penetration tests.
  2. Any Cal.

    Any Cal.

    Oct 27, 2008
    My plinking loads and woods carry rounds are about the same. I could add another 80fps to them, but they work pretty well right now, I hate to change anything...

  3. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

    Sep 7, 2010
    PRK (Kalifornia)
    If you test some and are pleased with your results, disassemble one. Identify and weigh the powder. Work your new loads up to that.

    I used to keep a hand written load journal. For a few years now, everything gets logged on my PDA, which gets sync'd to my PC. Load data and test results/conditions. You can do the same with an iPhone, etc. (there's an app for that). An added bonus is, a little gust of wind will blow your post-it note across the range, but won't your phone (hopefully).
  4. Hogpauls


    Nov 6, 2009
    Unfortunately all the rounds I had are shot up. I know what components I used, just not the charge. Mixed blessing I guess cause half the fun is working up and testing.

    Since I got a smart phone all my reloading info is getting logged into it and synced to the pc. It only took my 11 year old to show me how. :whistling:
  5. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

    Sep 7, 2010
    PRK (Kalifornia)
    You're right. Start over, if for no other reason, than just the fun of it. And, good on the youngster!

    Go Broncos! (I'm surrounded by Bulldog fans....)
  6. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    Dec 13, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I typically keep at least 2 mags worth of my woods loads and shoot the rest. I have been procrastinating a bullet order that I desparately need to make to replenish the stocks. At the moment, I have only enough of my preferred woods load for one mag, so I have been backing it up with a mag of 200 gr XTPs.
  7. Hogpauls


    Nov 6, 2009
    Sounds familiar. 200gr. XTPs coming in tomorrow and kickin' around ordering some more hard cast.

    Heading up to Bull Trout Lake and Grand Jean next week, I think some hot XTPs will take care of any kittys roaming about.
  8. rayetter


    Jul 18, 2005
    Usually tote a 4" GP100, 140 gr. Hornady FTX in one speedloader, one other speedloader with 158 gr. HB wadcutter, revolver loaded with the same wadcutters. The FTX seems to do a better job on hogs at further distance, the wadcutters work on snakes well, havent had to use them for defense against bad dogs or anything, but they are fun and cheap to load up and shoot at things floating down the creek or just kickin around the woods.

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  9. edhead35


    Mar 31, 2012
    What app do you guys use?

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  10. Hogpauls


    Nov 6, 2009
    I'm just using an excel spreadsheet downloaded onto the phone.
  11. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

    May 15, 2011
    Plinking rounds? What are those? Everything I roll here is a full house load. No Frances loads for my guns, if that's what you mean by plinkers.
  12. Hogpauls


    Nov 6, 2009
    Yes plinkers = Frances Loads :rofl::rofl:
    My plinkers are somewhere in between the watered down store variety and full house. They are much more pleasant than the case stuffed with 800x under a fat 200 grainer.
  13. drew02a


    Apr 3, 2012
    I keep about one box worth of anything I want to use for specific purpose (woods, carry, plink) That way I don't have to make them special for a trip. They're just ready to go.

    Also, I have a reloading log in Google Docs where I keep track of every round I make and how it performed. Comes in handy, because there's no way I could just remember it all.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  14. c01

    c01 Crazy Eye

    Feb 18, 2010
    About 100 180 gr xtps for my 357. It's my hunting/woods load. Oops....this is the 10mm section....moving on..sorry.

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012
  15. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

    Jul 28, 2008
    Up a tree.
    I always keep a full box on hand, so I won't be totally out if I suddenly decide to shoot through a couple mags.
  16. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    I have little labels on several of my plastic ammo boxes. RANGE/TARGET, FIELD LOADS, DEFENSE, HUNTING. I "top off each box regularly but for the most part I load em and leave em for when I need them and shoot RANGE/TARGET most of the time for practice. For my HUNTIG box, its typicall full of WFNGC and heavy XTP's ... Half and half. Ill usually shoot 50-100 of my hunting load the same week or season opener that isn't part of my HUNTING box as the box ammo is for the field.