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Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:53 am

 Powder, bullets, primers..
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Okay, I have my bench/reloading area almost setup, I am looking now to purchase 'the rest of the story'..
Are there good and bad powders? Bullets? Primers?
Any suggestions?
Good places to buy stuff, etc...

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:16 am

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Each cartridge has its own "pet loads" that can be a good starting point.

You'll want to work up each for your own rifles. What are you loading?

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:43 am

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SKS, 7.62x39
30-30
AR-15 - .223
.243 Win
300 win mag
7mm mag
9mm - pistol Beretta 92fs
50 BMG

I haven't bought anything yet (except for the bullets for the 50.) and I do have a bit of brass for all these except the 7.62x39.

So I am open as far the size of the bullet is concerned, I will probably just find and use one size for each, rather than trying different bullet sizes/powder mixtures.

I may try to get some frangible pistol bullets if that sounds feasible for short range pistol shooting.

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:49 pm

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just my opinion... im not sure of your reloading setup, but unless its a progressive press then i would forget about reloading the 7.62x39 and 9mm b/c its not worth your time (unless youre really bored) in comparision for what you can buy in bulk. i think those two rounds can be had for about 20cents/rd.


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Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:41 pm

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Slow down charlie.

I second what has been said about 7.62x39 and 9mm. Unless you have a dillon and can happen upon the components very cheap... its not worth your time.

Each rifle will tell you what it likes... and you need to listen. Not the other way around. Generally you can do a little research and see what some of the popular loads are for each cartridge. For instance, in a 308win its pretty hard to go wrong with 44gr of varget, a 175SMK, winchester brass, and CCI200 primers. But just because it works well in a 308, doesn't mean that you can just use the same stuff and bump up the powder charge for a 300WM.

Each cartridge has its own set of things that works for it. Doesn't mean it holds true for every other cartridge, even of the same caliber.

I would make a thread and ask specific questions about each cartridge you are looking to load. Reloading is a sport of specifics. Mess with that and its your ass. (or your face, if taken literally)

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:36 pm

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I do have a progressive press...
So orkan, you are saying buy a lot of different ammo (bullet size-grains) and see what the gun likes first, then make my decision based on that..

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:43 pm

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make sure you add bullet weights for caiber,it makes difference.Two good online reload info sites worth looking at.Hodgon.com and handloads.com


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Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:53 pm

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jabwocky wrote:
I do have a progressive press...
So orkan, you are saying buy a lot of different ammo (bullet size-grains) and see what the gun likes first, then make my decision based on that..


Sort of, but not really.

You select a bullet based on the job you want to accomplish with it. Then you select powder based on that bullet. Then, you develop a ladder test for that rifle, taking into account the dimensions of the chamber. (length to lands specifically)

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Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:00 am

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okay, I finally found it, its hodgdon.com, thank you, great sites.. :)

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Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:54 pm

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Widners has a good price on wolf primers per 1000
http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=278|284|737


and IMI 62gr M855 .223 390 per 1200 rounds
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?

and golden tiger steel case 7.62x39 124gr fmj 204 per 1000
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm? ... 18|830|852

If anybody is in the market.

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