die nomenclature

Micrometer Seating Dies, Forster.

Welcome back, reloaders!   Let’s get down too it.   I was browsing through Brownells website the other day and decided to try out the famous Forster Micrometer Seating dies and do a review. I’ve heard a lot of hype around Micrometer dies in general and especially this one.   If you follow any of […]

223 Remington | Hornady 62gr FMJ | H335 Revisited

In this video I revisited some load development using H335 and a 62gr Hornady FMJ bullet. The load data I had originally used to determine my charge weights gave me very low velocities. I discovered that the data I had gathered was from sources that had used 24 and 26 inch barrels to test their […]

The T/C Compass is Back!!!

My journey to obtain a 308 has been a long difficult road.  Back in the fall, I stumbled across Ocean374‘s deal on a Thompson Center Compass from Kentucky Gun Company.  They had a smoking deal, along with a factory rebate, making this rifle $225 in my hands.  I picked up a SWFA fixed 20 power […]
My last time using Hodgdon Trail Boss

My last time using Hodgdon Trail Boss

Hodgdon Trail Boss is a great smokeless powder for cartridges like the old 45-70 Government or subsonic load in .308 Winchester. The large volume of this powder makes it possible to fill up a large case for a safe powder burning without the high pressures that would come into play with other smokeless powders. Thanks […]

224 Valkyrie – Choosing some Long Range Loads

In this video I discuss the loads that I am choosing for taking the 224 Valkyrie out to longer ranges.  I have been doing load development at 100 yards and I have found some consistent, repeatable loads that are grouping for me, and giving me the ballistics that I am looking for.  I will go through these loads, and show some targets that I have shot with them.