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Re: Where to buy Black Powder?

I know Ahlmans has it, not sure where else.

For a cannon, F
by crbutler
on Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: Where to buy Black Powder?
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: bulk 5.56 case prep?

Trimmers can be very different. I have a few. Dillon’s set up is good for doing a lot at a time, but it’s not very good for multiple calibers. It’s also quite touchy to set up right. You absolutely need a case gauge to use it. The RT motor is one part, then you need the trimming die for Dillon- and ...
by crbutler
on Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: bulk 5.56 case prep?
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: bulk 5.56 case prep?

Trimmers can be very different. I have a few. Dillon’s set up is good for doing a lot at a time, but it’s not very good for multiple calibers. It’s also quite touchy to set up right. You absolutely need a case gauge to use it. The RT motor is one part, then you need the trimming die for Dillon- and ...
by crbutler
on Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: bulk 5.56 case prep?
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Friend looking for a HD gun/first gun

An NRA class isn’t a bad idea, nor is the MN hunter safety course. Taking the CC course also isn’t a bad idea if he’s getting this for home defense- non gun people have a lot of strange ideas as to what is legal for self defense- just because you take the class doesn’t mean you have to get the permit.
by crbutler
on Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:00 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Friend looking for a HD gun/first gun
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: bulk 5.56 case prep?

Watching the video, it’s a nice solution. Cheap, and works for you. Never heard of that swage remover before. Learn something new every day. Pretty much what I do with the 1050, although the swaging is not quite as stable as one could hope for- it looks like the shell plate is flexing when you do th...
by crbutler
on Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:17 am
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: bulk 5.56 case prep?
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: bulk 5.56 case prep?

I did a 5k run of this this spring. You won’t like the answer. For bulk, you need automation. The cheapest way is a Dillon 1050 (or 1100) with the swage set up. Case feeder runs them in. Decap stage 1. Swage removed stage 2. Stage 3-6 empty. Stage 7 resize/ trim. 8 empty. Then you need to chamfer/de...
by crbutler
on Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: bulk 5.56 case prep?
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Shooters World Powder?

I get that folks like the idea of another supplier. Unfortunately I am a bit worried about consistent availability. Graf’s was importing some Vectan powders from France. I got a load for light target loads that I worked up. Since then, they have not gotten another load of it, and constantly state th...
by crbutler
on Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:39 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: Shooters World Powder?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: I'm back (total nube, I know) Die problem?

Did you clean the die before using it?

Pretty heavy duty preservatives on them when they ship them.

Use a spray on lube or imperial. You don’t need much, but if you stick one in, it can be a major undertaking to get it out, even with a stuck case remover.
by crbutler
on Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: I'm back (total nube, I know) Die problem?
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: I'm back (total nube, I know) Die problem?

If it’s a .17 die, BTW, it shouldn’t be that bad- it’s not unusual to reform cases from another caliber, and shouldn’t take too much effort. Something else is going on here.
by crbutler
on Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: I'm back (total nube, I know) Die problem?
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: I'm back (total nube, I know) Die problem?

Make sure you have enough lube. Too much is better than not enough. Check that the neck resizing button is not in the neck portion of the die. If you are trying to expand the neck at the same time you squeeze it down it won’t work. The decapping stem should be in the body part of the case. .223 does...
by crbutler
on Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: I'm back (total nube, I know) Die problem?
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: 1911 9mm question

If you are talking single stack 1911, you only gain 1 round officially with going to a 9mm, although there are 10 round magazines. Frankly, load a light bullet and slow it down instead of getting a 9mm single stack, IMO. The next step up is the double stack frames. The STI/Infinity 2011 style guns a...
by crbutler
on Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: 1911 9mm question
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: ATF call & e-mail

Obviously they sent it to all FFL holders. C&R is an FFL, even if not commercial. Probably easier for them to do that.

They have my info, from various interactions, yet I have not gotten any contact from them.

What they asked is hardly unreasonable...
by crbutler
on Thu May 28, 2020 12:35 pm
 
Forum: General Gun Chat
Topic: ATF call & e-mail
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Glock 43 vs. SIG 365

The SiG is the only one of the microcompacts that I have been able to shoot decently. Tried a bunch of glocks, M&P, SA, etc. even shot a Seecamp back in the day. Grip angle is part of it- if I shoot glocks exclusively for a while, I get so than the 1911 guns don’t point properly. It works for me...
by crbutler
on Wed May 13, 2020 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 43 vs. SIG 365
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Magnum Pistol Powders

I have and have used some 4227. I really didn't care much for it, except in very rare applications- mostly cast bullet bottleneck cased rifle rounds. I originally got it for some old magnum 10 ga loading. First off, unless you weigh each charge individually, it will be very erratic. Its a very long ...
by crbutler
on Sun May 03, 2020 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: Magnum Pistol Powders
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: PDF primer chart

Interesting.

I've been using Federal 210 and 210 M in my various .308/7.62 rifles for years and never had a problem. In fact, multiple match rifle guys state they use 210M for their service rifle loads.
by crbutler
on Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Ammunition & Reloading
Topic: PDF primer chart
Replies: 3
Views: 215
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