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    Crazy Dane's loading Journal

    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:

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    • 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.

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    • 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Dane View Post
    • 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.








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