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#1 seebass

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

Finished my first reloads!

Here's the specs

Trimmed all cases to 1.750
CCI primers
50 grain V-Max
7 rounds each

27, 26.5 and 26 grains @ 2.235 OAL
27, 26.5 and 26 grains @ 2.250 OAL

I'm going to try and get out on sunday and test along with some cottontails!



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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:57 PM

Oh I did notice at 2.235 with 27 grains the die left a little nick on each of the 7 bullets. Not expecting good results from those, but all others looked great. The 2.250 with 27 grains all came out clean as well.

I also measured my factory rounds, they were .029" difference between the shortest and longest. Kinda shocked me there wad such a big gap.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:53 PM

Sounds good, Carlos. You will enjoy rolling your own. Those may not be the most meat friendly cottontail loads available. :yahoo: Did I miss something, or are you using any particular powder?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

I'll agree you won't be using much of the cottontail with those loads. Why not just take your .22lr along and save some meat?
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

Aim at the tip of the nose on the cottontails. Not only will it verify the accuracy of the load, it may also save you a tid bit for dinner.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:47 PM

Finished my first reloads!

Here's the specs

Trimmed all cases to 1.750
CCI primers
50 grain V-Max
7 rounds each

27, 26.5 and 26 grains @ 2.235 OAL
27, 26.5 and 26 grains @ 2.250 OAL

I'm going to try and get out on sunday and test along with some cottontails!


Dumb question: What powder?

Most of the time when people list a load, they list:

1.) Cartridge (I'm assuming a 223/5.56 due to the 1.75" case length)
2.) Bullet
3.) Case
4.) Primer
5.) Powder
Then they list powder weights and OAL
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

My bad! Sorry for the giberish post...

Powder is Varget, .223 winchester brass with 20% waste right out of the bag! Won't use those again!

And for more clarity, I'll use my .17hmr on the CT's, the new loads, whichever works best will be my coyote killers.

It is definatly a blast! I'm excited to shoot these loads, especially after seeing the huge variance with the factory loads.

We shall see Sunday! Pics will follow :)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

We shall see Sunday! Pics will follow :)


:yahoo: I loves me some pics :D

We have real good luck with Varget (26.5gr off the eop of my head I believe) and the same bullet. Good luck.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

Glad to see you getting started Sea Bass,
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

Im waiting on a few items to come UPS today or tomorrow and i'm ready to reload my first rounds as well.
I had the great fortune of inheriting my grandfathers bench press dies and stuff but still lacked a few items after reading a bunch (like a case trimmer).
Im excited to produce my own rounds just because I like building things myself over buying stuff.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

OK Sea bass,
Sunday has come and gone,
Tell us about shooting your first reloads.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

Yeah, what Tom said :lol:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

Maybe I missed it... Just curious what u r shooting these from

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:04 PM

Hey everybody,

Been super busy lately sorry for the delay! ! I ended up getting out last Sunday and did my test rounds. I forgot my phone at home so no pics sorry! So after shooting the rounds this is what I came up with. The best load so far was 26.5 grains of Varget at 2.250 OAL. It shot within a nickle at 100yards off my shooting sticks while leaning against a tree. So I'm pretty darn happy with that. The worst was 27 grains at 2.235 OAL, barely touching the outside of a quarter. I didn't have a chrono so I don't now how fast anything was traveling. I'm happy but very curious with the 26" barrel how fast those guys were flying.

That was all done by 630am so I headed out for a few stands, saw three dogs but no shots.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Good job and nice shooting off those sticks, too.




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