• Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 4 weeks ago

    Hi guys, I’m back!

    Favorite 338 WinMag handload (1)

    Rifle: Winchester M70

    Bulllet: Horndy 225 gr

    Powder: IMR 4350 74gr

    Primer: CCI 250

    Case: WW

    Average muzzle velocity: 2,900 fps

    Average 5-shot group size: 1 1/4″ (100 yds)

    I’ve used this rifle and load for brown bear in Alaska, caribou in Alaska, elk in Wyoming, pronghorn antelope in…[Read more]

  • Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 4 months ago

    Favorite 30’06 handload (3)

    Bullet: Hornady SP — 150gr
    Powder: IMR4350 — 59.6 gr

    Primer WLR
    Case: WW
    Average muzzle velocity: 2,876 fps
    Average 5-shot group size: 1 1/4 ” (100 yds)
    Rifle: Winchester M70 Supergrade Classic, 24″ barrel.

  • Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 4 months ago

    Favorite 30’06 handload (2)

    Bullet: Nosler Ballistic Tip 165gr
    Powder: Reloder 22 63 gr
    Primer WLR
    Case: Win
    Average muzzle velocity: 2,874 fps
    Average 5-shot group size: 1 1/2 ” (100 yds)
    Rifle: Winchester M70 Supergrade Classic, 24″ barrel.

  • Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 4 months ago

    Favorite 30’06 handload (1)

    Bullet: Nosler Ballistic Tip 180gr
    Powder: Reloder 22 61.5 gr
    Primer WLR
    Case: Win
    Average muzzle velocity: 2,746 fps
    Average group size (100 yds): 1 1/2″
    Rifle: Winchester M70 Supergrade Classic, 24″ barrel.

  • Interesting. I may have to try that myself come summer.

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  • One of my little brothers is an adventurer, and he is planning a 600 mile kayaking trek in Alabama in late spring and early summer of this year. He decided that he wanted to get some snake shot for his Ruger LCR to use while he is on the river. (I already warned him that it would be unsuitable for defense use against two-legged critters.)

    After…[Read more]

  • Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 4 months ago

    7mm Remington Magnum
    Bullet: Nosler Partition 150gr
    Powder: Norma MRP: 66gr
    Case: FC
    Primer F215
    Average muzzle velocity: 3,225 fps
    Average 5-shot group size: 1 1/8″
    Rifle: Dakota 76 Classic (26″ barrel), custom made.

  • Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 4 months ago

    Cal: 270 Winchester.
    Bullet: Nosler Partition 130 gr
    Powder: 58,5gr of IMR 4831
    Case: WW
    Primer: Federal 210
    Average Muzzle Velocity: 3,153 fps
    Average 5-shot group size: 1″
    Rifle: Winchester M 70 Featherweight Classic, 22″ barrel.

  • Jorge Trucco posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 4 months ago

    I have several 7 mm Rem Mag recipes that I like lot. This is probably my very favorite. I have used it on Red Stag, Elk, Pronghorn, Wild-boar, Mule deer.It is outstanding on Red Stag in Patagonia, especially when your trophy is on the next mountain across the valley:
    Bullet: Nosler Partition 160gr
    Powder: IMR 7828: 66.5gr
    Case: FC
    Primer…[Read more]

  • Mighty Mag posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 7 months ago

    My dad has reloaded all his own ammo since I was born. So, I have watched an experienced reloader, but he won’t teach me. So, any suggestions anyone can offer for educational items would be helpful.

    • There are a number of good books. The least expensive, but OK, is “Modern Reloading 2nd Edition, Revised” by Richard Lee. It not only goes over the basics, it is also useful for load data when you start your first efforts. I would not spend a lot of money getting into it. A single-stage reloading press with one set of dies. Lee has a hand press…[Read more]

    • Wow! Thank you Michael! Oddly enough, that’s my dad’s name, too. 😉

    • I have many reloading manuals. Been collecting them since the ’80s.
      The bullet and/or powder manufacturers have complete reloading manuals. Richard Lee’s manual, above mentioned, is a very good one.
      But there are many others:
      – Lyman
      – Sierra Bullets
      – Nosler
      – Hornady
      – Barnes Bullets
      – Alliant Powder
      – Du Pont powder (IMR)
      – Hodgdon Powder
      -…[Read more]

  • Joseph Perrelli posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 7 months ago

    Have never reloaded but am looking to cut down on .45 ACP costs.

    • Really depends on how much you shoot. If you shoot regularly, it can save money. The initial costs can be too much if you go with the best equipment and don’t end up shooting a lot. Once you catch up with your expenditures on the equipment, you can really cut costs. I shoot .45ACP from a 1911 and a Glock 36. I use an after-market barrel in the…[Read more]

  • Mike Vroman posted an update in the group Reloaders 5 years, 11 months ago

    Anyone interested in a small quantity of .311 bullets for use in .303 British or 7.7 Jap?

  • Mike Vroman posted an update in the group Reloaders 6 years ago

    Welcome to all new members. Sorry for being away for a while.

  • Mike Vroman posted an update in the group Reloaders 6 years, 1 month ago

    I have almost completed my goal of 30 caliber reloading, getting ready to move to 38/357 revolver. I understand the basic theory of crimping these rounds, but are there any tricks to properly making this crimp other than what is found in the manuals?

    • For us basic shooters, not really. Since you are likely loading necked cartridges, you should be getting good seating with the bullet and case, alone.

    • I haven’t been reloading revolver rounds for over a decade. But I have reloaded many 357 and 44 mag rounds for over 20 years. It’s a straightfoward deal. The books are, in my opinion, quite explanatory. The crimping takes some time to get familiar with but once you handle it it’s simple. The only thing about handgun reloading is preventing double charges.

  • Mike Vroman posted an update in the group Reloaders 6 years, 1 month ago

    Welcome to anyone who chooses to participate. Hopefully I can teach what little I know to others, and we can be joined by some of the real experts so that we can all advance our skills.

    • I second that. I like to think I am pretty knowledgeable about firearms, but when it comes to reloading I am still a novice.

    • What types of reloading are you interested in?

    • Mike, right now I just reload for .308 Winchester and .223 Remington, though I am set up for 9mm, too. I have done the most load development with .308, and I shot my first deer this past year with one of my handloads.

    • Congratulations! I haven’t had that opportunity yet, but I think I have developed the right 30-06 load for my area. I’ll find out this year. I inherited all of my Dad’s supplies, so right now I have to complete utilizing them before I can justify expanding. 38 revolver loads will be my next project.

    • I don’t have a 308, but have reloaded 30-06.
      Where I live (the Patagonia region of Argentina) we like to hunt red stag. My favorite calibers have been 7mag, 300mag, and 338 mag.

    • I’m righ now guiding fly fishers away from my home. Soon as i get back I will be please to share my experience (favorite recipes) reloading, 222, 223, 22-250, 243, 270, 30-06, 25-06, 7mag, 300win mag, 300 weath mag, 338 win mag, 375 H&H, and 458 win mag.
      Plus 357 and 44 mag revolvers.

    • I’ll look forward to it. Thank you.