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Range day with the TC Encore

I took the new 357 Remington Maximum Encore to range today with mixed results. I shot H110 powder under.. 180 XTPs at 2.060″ reached 2128 fps 180 HCFPs at 2.245″ reached 2103 fps 200 FTXs at 2.35″ reached 2056 fps The charge weight for the XTPs was 22-23gr, for the HCFPs it was 23-24 gr, […]

IMR 4198 in a .308 Winchester Bolt Gun

Hello to The Reloaders Network! BigE here! I thought I would try something different in my 308 target rifle. It started as a Savage 11VT that was found to be a little unsafe with the original barrel (short throat with rifling at 0.307″ would pop primers on factory loads occasionally and was almost always a […]
FW Arms Decapping Die
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FW Arms Decapping Die

After watching several videos of this newish die, with myself being without a dedicated decapping die, I ordered one. The website was a bit troublesome to get to the Web Shopping Cart but finally got it going from the top again. There was no direct link. Arrrggggggghhhhhh!!! After I had looked around at all the […]
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45-70 Range Trip with New Powder

TC Encore SSK 45-70 with IMR-3031   Well guys, I took the Encore out for a spin, and on the recommendation of Rebel and Georgiaboy44 I got a couple pounds of IMR3031 to try. QuickLOAD predicted no pressure concerns for an Encore that theoretically could be rechambered to 458WinMag, so I did a ladder from 49.3 […]
408gr of 45-70 Gov’t
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408gr of 45-70 Gov’t

The rifle has been rethroated for my Accurate 46-415S bullet. We took it to the range and shot the upper end for a possible hunting load… from what I saw before, while hopeful, I was dubious of whether or not I would actually find a HARD hitting hunting load… Well, 58.8gr of IMR-3031 was the […]