Installing Gas Checks & Sizing Lead Bullets with NOE gas check seating die and Lee bullet sizing die
Using the NOE gas check seating die and sizing lead cast bullets with the Lee sizing die. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a middle aged man. He likes shooting rifles and handguns, reloading, bullet casting and the outdoors. He believes in God, freedom and a good […]
Part 2 of my load development series for the Russian M44 scout rifle. Showing the components I will be using and a discussion on developing safe hand loads and using reputable sources of data. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a middle aged man. He likes shooting […]
The start of my 7.62 X 54R cast bullet load development for the 1946 M44 rifle. This is part 1 of a multi part series. Using the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook and hand cast lead bullets to find a load and fine tune it to get the best groups. Also a discussion of the limitations of the 4 MOA optic.
350 Legend range day
You spend a lot of time developing loads, but, at the end of the testing process, do you short-change yourself by not analyzing your results sufficiently and drawing the correct conclusions? Many times reloaders are lead on fruitless wild goose chases by assigning too much importance to small sets of data. Of course, if the […]
After a failed start with 6 data points and chrono errors I went back to the bench and ended with 10 data points, and still chrono errors, but have enough data to extrapolate a roadmap going forward. The Range SquirrelI owned a Marlin 60 since 1987, but never really got ‘into’ guns until 2011 when […]
This post doesn’t have a conclusion, at least not yet. I just want to share some experimenting with Satterlee load development. With that out of the way, my current recipe for 223 is a 62gr load I put together a couple years ago when I was starting out using the tried and true ladder load […]
350 Legend, Modified 358 Eagle
Rossi 92 Load Testing & Squib
My first 30-30 video features cast bullets sent to me by MCK. I hope y’all enjoy it, and thanks for watching. I hope God blesses you all real good!
Range day finally ?
This video will hopefully get some guys working on some 30-30 Winchester rounds. I'll be developing some, and hope you all will join in. The main objective is to get those old rifles out, dust them off, and start loading for and shooting them. So, I hope to be seeing lots of 30-30 videos. Join in when you can, and let's have some fun!
This is the third video installment on my quest for an accurate plinking load for my AR15 using the budget 62gr FMJ bullets from Hornady. I was not able to find any concrete load data for a 16″ barrel using this bullet weight and powder combination. I had to use data from a 60gr bullet, […]
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 […]
44 Russian & 44 Special Keith & 357 zinc
From the first rounds fired to 60 rounds down the tube here is the update on the 7mm SAUM Tikka T3x Custom Rifle. Velocities and group sizes mostly with H1000 and the Sierra 183 Matchking bullet.
Range results of 308 cast bullet load development
Reloading 44 Russian
This is my first rimfire rifle and I’m extremely excited to have the latest offering from Tikka. This is the T1x and it has some really cool features. It does come with a premium level cost comparable to CZ 455 level of rifles. I bought this as a trainer for my big Tikka T3x and it does not disappoint. Tons of fun and I will definitely be getting into some 22LR ELR shots in future videos! I try a few brands of ammo and check group size as well as run some rounds at the dueling tree target with the wife!
44mag at the range
308 project finished