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What did you reload today?

Scott, I bought those Acmes only 2-3 months ago, they're making more... Just check back. The brass, too, come to think!

Powder and primers... I know. Another story. Maybe ask at your local range. Ours has a bulletin board, I hate looking at it - somebody is always selling some gun I need.


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I bought my press and dies a few months ago and Hornady still owes me 600 rounds. I’m afraid they’ll forget...LOL.


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Primers are the biggest problem, then powders. Bullets can be had, but one must be checking the sites that sell them very often. I was lucky to score a few times .45 acp and 38 bullets from Precision Delta - checked their site a few times a day. When bullets become available, they sell out very fast, sometimes within hours. I am running low on 9 mm, and these seem to be the ones that are mostly used in reloading. One thing I noticed was that the price for .45 acp went up a good 25% from September to October!!
I think I am set for a few years with primers and powders.
My free bullets will probably arrive from Hornady before I get ahold of the powder and primers I want.


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More brass processing! I have 80 pieces trimmed to SAMMI min, flash holes deburred, and sizing mandrel run thru the necks. Just need bang buttom, magic fire dust, and freedom seeds installed and I am ready to load for my trip!
 
Whipped up another 10 rounds for an ES/SD test to see how the node holds up... More impressed with the ELD-Ms every day! I've been checking COAL against CBTO and the results have been eye opening! Running the CBTO at +/- .001 on the Scenars yields COALs varying but as much as .012". Not horrible but there has to be be some variance in the BC with the meplats being that different. The ELD-Ms? Total variance is .0015". Seeing at a change of .004 in BC equals .1 MIL at 2K (6.128") I'll take any reduction I can get!
 

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OK, I'll bite. What is CBTO? And how did you figger that a change of 0.004 in the BC equals 0.1 MIL @ 2K?
 
OK, I'll bite. What is CBTO? And how did you figger that a change of 0.004 in the BC equals 0.1 MIL @ 2K?
Oh the joys of ballistics calculators! :) JBM has a good that will let you input everything (including multiple BCs based on mach number per Lapuas doppler radar test, the phase of the moon, and possibly the color of my mood ring :lol: ) and it will spit out a range card. I just went in and tweaked the various BCs (this is a common practice to true software) and hey presto! Change in holdover found. Not a huge amount but with a 2 MOA target (41.88") 6+ inches is a good bit of real estate and better saved for shooter error and/or changes in velocity. I also discovered that a 10 FPS ES is a 14+inch variance at 2K while 40FPS is 56+inches (it's not quite linear) AKA missing the target COMPLETELY even with good holds and dope...
 
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nortac

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Oh the joys of ballistics calculators! :) JBM has a good that will let you input everything (including multiple BCs based on mach number per Lapuas doppler radar test, the phase of the moon, and possibly the color of my mood ring :lol: ) and it will spit out a range card. I just went in and tweaked the various BCs (this is a common practice to true software) and hey presto! Change in holdover found. Not a huge amount but with a 2 MOA target (41.88") 6+ inches is a good bit of real estate and better saved for shooter error and/or changes in velocity. I also discovered that a 10 FPS ES is a 14+inch variance at 2K while 40FPS is 56+inches (it's not quite linear) AKA missing the target COMPLETELY even with good holds and dope...
So do you have a weapon mounted calculator or a stand alone and which unit?
 
So do you have a weapon mounted calculator or a stand alone and which unit?
My current set-up is running a Keatrel 5700 Elite w/ Applied Ballistics paired to 2 apps on my phone. One is StrelokPro and the Ketrel LINK ballistics. I like the Kestrel app as it let me the Applied Ballistics custom drag models but the interface sucks and it is very crash prone. StrelokPro is less refined as side from a few Doppler Radar profiles you have to manually BCs etc. Plus is that’s it’s much more user friendly. There are others as well like Hornady’s 4DoF and Lapuas 6DoF but I haven’t played with them yet. I’m honestly thinking about a tiny dry erase board that clips to my scope mount. Sample the atomospherics, write the dopes on the board, and clip it to the scope. Easy, fast, and no batteries!
 

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I had used the KAC app on my phone back when I shot FTR @ 600yds just to get a basic dope for my .308 handloads, but I have never used anything as sophisticated as what is available today. Of course shooting at one known distance doesn't require anything sophisticated. I was looking at the online JBM calculations, do you use that at all?
 
I do use JBM's stuff. There are calculations that I can perform on their site that makes my head hurt! :lol: With good data in I think a person could make a solid range card. The only thing that, in my opinion, the new apps bring to the table is the ability to sample atmospherics on site live as well as tweaking spin drift, Coriolis effect, etc.
 
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