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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ADK_40GLKr, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    If the brass from 5.0 grains of you favorite powder hits your hat & glasses most of the time, and 5.7 bounces off a 10 foot high ceiling what charge would you try next?

    5.3, 5.4 or other?

    Thinking that at least BTF is stronger than FTE or DOW.(dribbling over wrist)

    Maybe 5.3?
     
  2. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

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    Why not just load a few of each? Just step through the entire range until you get what you want.

    Richard
     
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  3. jmorris

    jmorris

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    What is your goal?

    Make quick work out of it and take your press to the range.


    [​IMG]
     
  4. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    What I normally do is print out a bunch of targets and load up 10 rounds with every other 10th of a grain. So if I was you I would load 10 each of 5.2, 5.4, 5.6.

    Personally I load for accurate loads. I don't really care were the brass goes.
     
  5. Hoser

    Hoser Ninja

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    I would try tuning the extractor...
     
  6. Hawker Man

    Hawker Man

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    I'd check my revolver, I think you have a problem.
     
  7. PrecisionRifleman

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    That is AWESOME!!!
     
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    It's called load development or working up your loads. A proper, at least IMO, process is loading 10 @ starting & then working up in 1/10gr increments to max, never exceed max data. Fire them in order, note functioning, accuracy, recoil, pressure signs. Your best load will show up.
     
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  9. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Hmmm.... now that you mention it.... :rofl:
     
  10. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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    Sorry, but what is BTF and FTE?
     
  11. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Sounds like a winner!

    But I figure the gun is a lot more accurate than I am, though, so accuracy of my rounds is not an issue yet.

    Still it's amazing how soft that G38 shot with 5.0 grains of PP. It FELT like a .22 Magnum!
     
  12. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    OK, thanks SCM. For the newbs that have missed it:

    BTF - Brass to the Face
    FTE ` Failure to Extract (Eject)

    This might be good reading for those wondering about all the acronyms:
    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=970956
     
  13. countrygun

    countrygun

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    I don't think I like a pistol that throws brass in my face, no matter what the load, but then I guess I am picky.
     
  14. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Man! You gotta be ORGANIZED to do THAT!

    OW!
     
  15. CaptainXL

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    That's pretty slick the way that you devised the press stand to fit into the hitch reciever!!!! Really like it.

    You're one smart, inovative and imaginative person
     
  16. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    Please don't use obscure acronyms. Lots of people around here are old and not will informed in the ways of digital media .
     
  17. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    C'mon, country... they put the sights on top for a reason.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Made 50 rounds with 230 gn roundnose tmj (plated) over 5.3 gn PP and another batch with 5.5 gn. Will shoot them at IDPA tomorrow. Mainly looking for decent ejection. Accuracy should be good enough for marksman class.

    I had some of my original HP my LGS guy helped me build, which got stuck in the mag. (These were the ones using a "scoop" (.5 cc) :wow: of HS6, and when I measured the OAL, it came out longer than 1.080, and the point of the HP was rubbing on the front of the magazine. I reseated those and plan to use them up.

    I also have a box of factory loaded 230 gn roundnose, I won't even have to touch.

    So I'm all set for IDPA practice tomorrow. This will be my first practice classifier with the G38. Gotta do better than with the G27, right? We'll see.
     
  19. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    To what note? G#?
     
  20. Colorado4Wheel

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    It's like you talk a different language. Acronyms are not your friend.