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Crazy Dane
08-09-2020, 04:52 PM
I normally keep everything on paper but I have found it is hard to reference a note book kept on a reloading bench. I'm gonna give this a go.




Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant): Lee turret press, 4 hole. Lee Auto-disk powder measure with adjustable charge bar.
Caliber: 9mm
Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): 115gr Hornaday FMJ
Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): Accurate/Ramshot True Blue 6.2gr, very fine ball
Dies used: Lee carbide 4 die set
Primers used: CCI small pistol
Cartridge Overall Length (COAL): 1.15"
Chronograph data (if possible): AV 1165, ES 33, SD 8.1
Goals intended with this load: shootin shit, bullets and powder were given to me, needed to get them out of the way.
Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.: 2 inch group shooting through the crony, has potential to be better out of my Colt Commander. seems to be a very clean load and very gentle out of a 1911
Problems encountered and fixes applied: Powder is fine and leaks out/by all of my powder measures, I may try and reduce tolerances on the auto-disk as found on the internet.
Anything of interest:

Crazy Dane
08-18-2020, 04:45 PM
Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant): Lee turret press, 4 hole. Lee Auto-disk powder measure with adjustable charge bar.
Caliber:9mm
Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): Berry's 124gr Hollow Base, Flat Point, Heavy Plating
Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): Accurate/Ramshot True Blue 6.2gr, very fine ball
Dies used: Lee Carbide
Primers used: CCI Small Pistol
Cartridge Overall Length (COAL): 1.15"
Chronograph data (if possible): AV 1207, ES 31, SD 7, H 1220, L 1189*
Goals intended with this load: The British are coming, er was it the Russians?
Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.: 1 inch groups out of my Colt Commander.
Problems encountered and fixes applied: Tightened up the Auto Disk, it helped but still leaking some powder
Anything of interest: *Shots 2 and 8 rang up at 1189fps, the only 2 below 1200fps. Its a weird anomaly that opened up the numbers a bit.

Crazy Dane
08-26-2020, 05:24 PM
Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant): Lee turret press, 4 hole. Lee Auto-disk powder measure with adjustable charge bar.
Caliber: .44 Special
Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): SNS Casting 210gr RNFP red coated, new Starline Brass
Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): Hodgdon HS-6 10.5 grains
Dies used: Lee carbide
Primers used: CCI LP
Cartridge Overall Length (COAL): 1.445" just over the crimp grove
Chronograph data (if possible): Ruger GP100 3" barrel -- AV 960, ES 33 Ruger GP100 5" barrel -- AV 1049, ES 40 Marlin 1894 20 " barrel -- AV 1300
Goals intended with this load: Have you watched the news lately? Zombies... Low cost stump killers. Needed an affordable training load for 2 revolvers and a rifle. Will load these by the thousand.
Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.: Clean, average accuracy in the 3 inch and Marlin, may improve once new sights get regulated. Outstanding accuracy in the 5 Inch.
Problems encountered and fixes applied:None so far.
Anything of interest: Only ran 5 rounds through each over the crony to get an idea of velocity. Only got 2 readings out of the Marlin 1299 and 1301. This load nailed the predicted velocities

Crazy Dane
08-26-2020, 10:08 PM
Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant): Lee turret press, 4 hole. Lee Auto-disk powder measure with adjustable charge bar.
Caliber: .44 Special
Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): SNS Casting 210gr RNFP red coated, new Starline Brass
Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): Hodgdon HS-6 10.5 grains
Dies used: Lee carbide
Primers used: CCI LP
Cartridge Overall Length (COAL): 1.445" just over the crimp grove
Chronograph data (if possible): Ruger GP100 3" barrel -- AV 960, ES 33 Ruger GP100 5" barrel -- AV 1049, ES 40 Marlin 1894 20 " barrel -- AV 1300
Goals intended with this load: Have you watched the news lately? Zombies... Low cost stump killers. Needed an affordable training load for 2 revolvers and a rifle. Will load these by the thousand.
Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.: Clean, average accuracy in the 3 inch and Marlin, may improve once new sights get regulated. Outstanding accuracy in the 5 Inch.
Problems encountered and fixes applied:None so far.
Anything of interest: Only ran 5 rounds through each over the crony to get an idea of velocity. Only got 2 readings out of the Marlin 1299 and 1301. This load nailed the predicted velocities



The last 50 of 500 rounds loaded tonight.

https://i.ibb.co/N157hGx/30804-BDC-6-FE3-4-D1-A-B700-2155240-B06-C0.jpg (https://ibb.co/q0KxG2B)

https://i.ibb.co/YZb6MCK/1-F7-C9808-36-C0-47-D0-8663-2-C90454-E003-D.jpg (https://ibb.co/0tQkS7W)

https://i.ibb.co/cknNqTM/90-FBEA5-B-B2-F1-412-F-A377-2-F1-A4-E818-F0-A.jpg (https://ibb.co/Dz27dKs)

https://i.ibb.co/bswZdQb/3-BEBAA66-AB26-45-EC-B0-CD-20865-F5-B24-AA.jpg (https://ibb.co/n7dvk6P)

Crazy Dane
04-30-2021, 04:39 PM
Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant):Lee Turret
Caliber:357 mag
Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): 158 SWC, coated, SNS Casting
Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): AA#7 11.6g
Dies used:Lee
Primers used: CCI 100
Cartridge Overall Length (COAL): to the crimp groove
Chronograph data (if possible): Ruger WC 3 inch GP100; 1195fps, 9ES, 1198H, 1189L, 2.75SD Colt Python new model 4.25 inch, 1285fps, 17ES, 1291H, 1274L, 4.6SD
Goals intended with this load: Revolvers are fun to shoot
Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.: Clean, 1 hole from both guns at 15 yards
Problems encountered and fixes applied:
Anything of interest: