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Information and Education => Reloading and Handloading => Topic started by: SuperNaut on June 17, 2010, 08:35:31 pm

Title: First Time
Post by: SuperNaut on June 17, 2010, 08:35:31 pm
I know it is old hat to many of you but this is the first of what I hope are many reloads:

Berry's plated 200 gr JHP
Scrounged Federal  Brass
4 gr 700X


(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i215/MojoPhilter/Guns/myfirstcartridge.png)
The data on WTA and THR taught me a ton, from how to build a bench to what gear to get.

Should I keep it or shoot it?
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: xsquidgator on June 17, 2010, 09:12:09 pm
Shoot it!  Once you shoot it and everything comes out fine, you'll be hooked... and ready to go run off another batch.  The very first set of reloads I did was 6 rounds of 38 Special, and I shot them in a 357 since I was so worried about overdoing it or getting something wrong.  No worries, and it is just the coolest thing to see a round that you loaded by hand, yourself, go slap into the backstop.

Congrats! :clap
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on June 17, 2010, 10:06:46 pm
Do what the rest of us did.  Pin the gun between 2 big sand bags, run 12-15 feet of string to the trigger, stand behind your barricade and pull that string!!!!!
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: SuperNaut on June 17, 2010, 10:11:18 pm
LOL!  I gotta admit I'm a little nervous about shooting the batch.  I was also really surprised at how little powder goes in the case.  A pound of 700X is going to last for freaking ever.
Title: Re: First Time
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on June 17, 2010, 10:58:45 pm
7000 grains per pound my friend.  So that gets us 7000 divided by 4 = 1750 rounds per pound of powder.  Real life that means 1700 with variances, grain here or there that gets spilled, etc.