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Finally at the bench

Discussion in 'Reloading Ammunition' started by dieselmudder, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

    It's been near a year since I've sat at my reloading bench. Busy with family, home improvement, etc. I'm sure you all know what I mean.

    I like to give pet loads a name, once I get the recipe just right. So tonight I'm working on an experimental batch of 9mm, of course I'm consulting reloading manuals, and following all safe reloading practice.

    Once I'm satisfied with this loading it will be called my "democratic safety net" I have 1000 hydrashok pull downs, and several pounds of Accurate No.5. Looking for some top end velocity, and CQB accuracy from the 9mm AR pistol. Then will load in bulk.

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  2. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Those are some nice looking pills. Where did you find them at?
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

    AA5 is great powder for 9mm. And a thousand Hydra-Shok bullets is just amazing!!!

    Cool times ahead for you. Congrats.
  4. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

    American reloading. They sell a lot of demilled and pull down components. That's where I saw the. 300 blackout primed brass for 0.15 apiece.
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  5. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

    So my load is slightly higher than printed data that I found in 2 places. I saw no overpressure signs, or erratic behavior.

    My results were 1325 fps, from an 8.5 in barrel. With about a tennis ball size group at 22 yards. As I was shooting steel, I didn't have nice clean holes to accurately measure.

    For comparison, factory Federal HST, was travelling at 1335 fps, from the same barrel.

    With a little luck next weekend I'll be able to load a couple hundred to start the stockpile.
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