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New project & I need help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by fredj338, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. fredj338

    fredj338

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    Ok, I have a new project I am going to get into. I am buying a RSI pressure trace system. It only works on fixed chamber guns, so I want to do some pressure testing on 9mm, 40 & 10mm loads, but don't really want to pop $200+ for new TC bbls. I did buy a 45acp bbl & will start with that, but if any of you want to let me "Borrow" a bbl for testing, I could then share data w/ the forum members. This will NOT be destructive testing. I am NOT looking to push the load envelope, just record pressure changes w/ things like primer subsitutions, bullet styles & OAL settings. This will allow everyone to actually KNOW what your loads are doing vs a WAG.:whistling: E-mail me if you want to send a bbl for testing.
    thanks
     
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    Fred... I don't have a TC.. but if you get to test a 30-06 barrel, I'd be interested in knowing how 168 hpbt compares to 150 grain flat base.
     

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    Fred, I don't own a TC so I can't help you on this quest. If I did, you'd most certainly be welcome to use it.
     
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    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    I may have a 9 barrel you can use, how long do you need it.
     
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    So can you presure test my Solo 1000 loads with my heavy bullets?
     
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    Interchangably used, Thompson Center or Thompson Contender. Single shot firearms with the capability of changing calibers by changing the barrel.

    One day I WILL own one, preferably with a threaded barrel.. :supergrin:
     
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  8. fredj338

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    I do have a M77 MKII in 06 I could certainly run some loads in. Keep in mind, the data will only truely be valid in my guns, but it is an experiment in pressures & the effects of swapping components & bullet seating depths. I get bored easily.:yawn:
     
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    Yeah, had one for ever, but only a couple of bbls. I used to shoot met sil w/ a 7tcu & I have a 375win for hunting.
     
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    bump to the top
     
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    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    I see this all the time on different forums, (I'm banned on all of them and they won't let me post but I can read 'em)... what does bump mean?


    Jack
     
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    Bumps the thread back to the top of the active list.
     
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    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Huh... ain't technology amazing. I gotta get out more.


    Jack
     
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    Sorry, don't have any of the barrels you're looking for. Should be an interesting experiment. I'm pretty surprized by how much they've gone up. Selection seems a bit less than it used to be.
     
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    Way less. There are custom makers, any caliner you want, style, etc, but at $250 per, not just for casual load developement.:whistling:
    Depends on if your nurse is male or female.:supergrin:
     
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