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Just wanted to say thanks

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by rpgman, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. rpgman

    rpgman SCGLOCK

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    for anyone in this forum on helping me learn how to load.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I really do appreciate the time and patience of all of you.<o:p></o:p>
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    I created about 15 rounds of .40 last night for the 165gr Hornaday bullets I had using 5.8gr of Unique with OAL between 1.127 and 1.130.<o:p></o:p>
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    I'm going to try them out at the range around 6pm tonight.<o:p></o:p>
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    Hopefully, the accuracy will be there and less recoil on my G27.<o:p></o:p>
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    But, I do thank every one of you and think this forum is a big help to us NEWBIE loaders trying to learn.<o:p></o:p>
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  2. RustyFN

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    Congrats, looking forward to hearing how they shot.
     
  3. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    Find a suitable tree to hug - you on one side and the 27 and your reloads on the other. :supergrin:

    You'll sweat the first shot, then grin on the remaining 14. Congrats on the adventure!
     
  4. MrSmoofy

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    Congrats I'm still on the fence on takeing the plunge. Which press did you end up with?
     
  5. rpgman

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    The recoil was less but the accuracy could.be better also

    I also shot 15 Georgia Arms just to compare.

    Georgia Atms grouped better.

    Any suggestions?
     
  6. Boxerglocker

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    Start bumping the load 0.1g at a time and see how it groups. Where is your charge in relation to your start/max load data?
     
  7. rpgman

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    The charge ia ar. 5.8 of unique
     
  8. Boxerglocker

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    What is the max charge published for that bullet?
     
  9. rpgman

    rpgman SCGLOCK

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    Lymans 49th states 6.0
    Alliant's website suggest 5.8

    Handload.com only has the 170 xtp at 6.7 with a suggested starting load of 6.0
     
  10. ColoCG

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    Actually Alliant's website shows 7.2gr of Unique as max. with a Gold dot.

    I have loaded 6.5gr. with a Berry's 165grFP in both G23 and Kahr CW40 with no problem. I have also ran the load up to 7gr. with a Gold Dot with no pressure signs in the CW40.

    You should be fine increasing at least to 6.5gr checking for pressure signs along the way. Congrats and Good Luck:wavey:
     
  11. rpgman

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    Im just starting out with a Lyman T-Mag II Turret press until I learn more than I'll get a Dillon 650B
     
  12. rpgman

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    So move it up. 01gr at a time?
    Also what would it be for a PD 165gr fmj?
     
  13. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Well, I'm no help with .40, but congrats on your first handloads. The hook is set now.

    :whip:
     
  14. ColoCG

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    Basicly the same although you might need to adjust your COL somewhat. ai use the Berry's 165gr. FP which is a Truncated Cone bullet which I think is similar to the PD 165gr. and I load the Berry's at a COL of 1.125". You should be able to start about there.
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  15. rpgman

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    So ur suggesting to go to 6.5gr now not by. 01gr with the xtp n PD 165gr n on the PD move back the col to 1.125?
     
  16. ColoCG

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    Your initial accuracy might not have been what you expected, because guys have a tendency to shake and close their eyes on shooting their first reloads.:supergrin:
     
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  17. rpgman

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    Nah I didn't

    I was fine with it n went for it.
     
  18. ColoCG

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    No! I was suggesting working your way up to 6.5 if neccesary to get better accuracy and when you start loading your PD bullets they could be loaded about the same oal and could be worked up in the same way. Probably to the same load you decide on for the XTP's.

    Edit to add: I think you could probably increase your load by .2gr up to 6.5gr of Unique because your still quite aways from max of 7.2gr.
     
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  19. rpgman

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    Ok got ya.
    Thanx