"Whose ABBA ZABBA?"
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Goleta, California
Rep Power: 1
My good friend, I am doing well. I'm happy to get any info on reloading. I'd like as much info on this death grip thing as possible. The more science the better. The most important aspect you mentioned was "high pressure". Any loader, private or industrial will read through any article on loading and immediately key off of those two words. You and I and any body with a balistician mind would know that.
Now. I can proceed here and describe what I know from 29 years of loading experience.
I have ammo I loaded in the early 90's consisting of 357 Mag, 44 Mag, 223 Rem, 7.62 Russian, 30-06 Springfield, 458 Win Mag., 30-30 Win. Except for the 30-30, which I no longer own, but my bud who bought it and shoots off some of the 300 reloads I sold along with the rifle to him, I shoot this ammo regularly in a rotate stock kind of manner. That means the oldest stuff goes, which explains why there is no more 80's stuff. One thing all of this ammo has in common is the following:
1)The lubricant, when used, is sprayed on, case sized, decapped.
2)All have had the primer pockets cleaned with the pocket brush jigged up in a Makita driver drill(really clean).
3)All cases are then polished in Walnut media until bright shiny. This tends to remove residue inside also.
Now, while I cannot say that I know what pressure these rounds are putting down, I can say that I've never had a stuck bottleneck case(a clear sign of overpressure and or dirty chamber)
However, some revolver rounds have been a bit sticky(always with 5% less than max or more loads of H110 powder in 357, 44 or 500)
Never have I had a squib load, except the once in my Mini where I suspect that I had a zero powder load.
Anyway, I have 5000 reloads sitting out there waiting for me to blow them off. I would like info on stuck bullets, my esteemed amigo. I'll be the first to tell you if any of these muthas hand grenaded me.
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