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Forum: Reloading
11-30-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Neck Sizing with a Full Length Die

Tom,
Your right, the expander ball does extend the case slightly. But I've found that the effect is only .001" or .002" and that it wasn't enough to prevent the bolt of a rifle closing.

On the...
Forum: Reloading
11-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Neck Sizing with a Full Length Die

Falcon,
Is that all. heck, I've loaded more pistol ammo than that. (Joke) Just goes to show that all of us can always learn something.
Forum: Reloading
11-20-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Neck Sizing with a Full Length Die

eld,

A partially resized case that won't chamber is not a rare situation. I've experienced it and from the posting on other web sites, quite a few others have as well.

The problem arises...
Forum: Reloading
11-18-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Neck Sizing with a Full Length Die

Dave,

There are several things that come into play when you attempt to use a full length sizing die to neck size a case. screwing the die up one turn isn't always going to give you the results...
Forum: Reloading
11-18-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,265
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 7mm-08 issues

Mark,
My daughter and I both had 7mm 08s at the same time, Both rifles gave excellent velocities and accuracy from 22" barrels. Katie's used a 140 grain Nosler Partition and I used the Nosler 140...
Forum: Reloading
04-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,823
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 264 win mag loads???

Usually bullets lighter in .264 are intended for varmints and will not hold together on deer.
Forum: Reloading
04-19-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,823
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 264 win mag loads???

I had excellent results with a Nosler 125 grain Partition and H-4831. Today I think I'd take a look H-1000, CCI #250 primers. I seldom load a cartridge for a particular animal. I load for accuracy...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Rem Brass - case separation

skeeter7mm,

Sounds as if this is the first time that you've experienced case head separation. Well it Will almost knock your socks off. It take your eye out and is one of the best reasons I can...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Dan,

Halibut fishing! Believe me, if there was anyway, I'd be there. It's a heck of a thought though. Thank you.
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

pawildman,

I'm glad to hear that I could heil. Please excuse the delay in getting back to you, but I've been fighting some health issues and don't get to spend as much time on the PC as I would...
Forum: Reloading
12-05-2006, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Dan,

That rifle sounds like a real winner. Now thw real fun begins, along with the learning experience.
Forum: Reloading
11-30-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Need some data: 35 Whelen with 225 Nosler's

crimedog,

This is the most accurate, highest velocity load I came up with in my .35 Whelen.

Rifle Remingtom M-700 BDL
Powder Hodgdon Varget
Primer CCI BR2
Charge 57.5 grains
Bullet...
Forum: Reloading
11-30-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Dan,

Thanks for the up date. Please keep us posted.
Forum: Reloading
11-26-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Dan,

Thank you for the offer of fishing. Due to health reasons, I doubt if I'll ever make it to the north country again. Ah, but thanks for the memories. I get my Alaska fix nowadays by reading...
Forum: Reloading
11-25-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Pawildman,

Always glad to help.
Forum: Reloading
11-25-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 7mm-08 for a new reloader

Keylargo,

We need to be aware of the limits that have been established by S.A.A.M.I.. Various manuals have spent a good deal of money on research to give us loads that meet the S.A.A.M.I. specs....
Forum: Reloading
11-25-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 7mm-08 for a new reloader

wildman,

Your problem might have been the Hornady bullets rather than the Varget powder. Then again, you may not have gotten enough velocity to stabalize the Hornady. Another powder that gave...
Forum: Reloading
11-23-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Anchoring caliber

soilarch,

It sounds as if you're looking for the cartridge with the greatest "knock down"! Well let me tell you, ther is no such critter on the face of the earth. Things die for one of two...
Forum: Reloading
11-23-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 7mm-08 for a new reloader

Keylargo,

The 7mm-08 is a dandy cartridge and a whole lot more useful than the resent lot of cartridge from the gun makers. We had two here, my daughters Winchester M-70, which impressed me so...
Forum: Reloading
11-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Dan,

I once went caribou hunting between Christmas and New Year above the old sheep mountain lodge. It was cold. Close to -30 degrees. I got up on a pair of dandy bulls and couldn't hit them...
Forum: Reloading
11-22-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,465
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Fire-Forming .280 Improved

Dan,

First, what part of Alaska are you in? I lived in Anchorage for awhile. I was ther for the Good Friday quake. That was a humdinger. I left about 3 weeks later. What did they ever do about...
Forum: Reloading
11-22-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: want to start handloading

Zesterhouse,

Mossy oak pretty much nailed it. I suggest that you buy a Lyman # 48 Edition Manual and read it at least 3 times before you start spending money. Ask the questions that you come up...
Forum: Reloading
11-06-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 243 hand loads question

Mike,

IMHO, IMR-4350 doesn't do well with reduced loads. I've always gotten the best accuracy with loads near the top of the book loads or just over book with this powder. But there is a way to...
Forum: Reloading
11-04-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 243 hand loads question

spudrow,

Bullet 95 grain Nosler Partition
Powder Imr-4350
Primer CCI# 250
Charge 43.5 grains
Velocity 2929 fps
Group 5 shots= .312" c/c

Today I'd use H-4350
Forum: Reloading
11-03-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,893
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: One bullet for 30-06

NoKnees,

If I were starting today, I'd sure give the Hornady Interbond and the Nosler Accubond a good bunch of test. I'd never had much use for a Hornady bullet, the jackets always seemed to...
Forum: Reloading
09-20-2006, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Anybody else getting cold answers Sierra?

I used nothing but Sierra bullets forabout forty years, with a few exceptions. There were times when I held a recovered jacket that had lost its core,but because I had the jacket, I'd recovered the...
Forum: Reloading
09-20-2006, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 2 Gr over MAX ??????

Still Hunter,

First, how did you get that much IMR 43350 into a 7mm-08 case? To say that this is a safe load is impossible to do without micing a fired case. The visual signs we have gotten used...
Forum: Reloading
08-19-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: How long to load 40 rifle cartridges?

bigcountry,

Since reloading is a hobby in itself, I don't pay much attention as to the time it takes. I'm a big believer in loading it right and loading it safely to be the two major...
Forum: Reloading
08-10-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: OAL ???

Rick,

Evidently I'm not saying this very clearly and have mixed in a good helping of confusion. Let me try this again. First, don't get hung up on the fact that I prefer to start my test loads...
Forum: Reloading
08-08-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: OAL ???

longbeard,

Since I start load testing with the bullet touching the lands, and use the ladder method to determine the most accurate load for a rifle, I use the standard pressure indications to...
Forum: Reloading
08-05-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: OAL ???

longbeard,

I always load my bullets at a length that a bullet blacken with soot will show land marks in the soot, but will not show a bright spot where the lands actually touched the bullet. Or,...
Forum: Reloading
06-14-2006, 10:14 AM
Forum: Reloading
06-11-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,604
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Nosler Accubonds vs Swift Scirocc II

Rick,

There is a little understood fact about ballistics. Any bullet of a given BC will have an identical trajectory when fired at the same velocity. It makes no difference on the diameter or...
Forum: Reloading
06-10-2006, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,000
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: new to reloading which brass

Scott,

With proper prepping, Winchester is as good as any case made. That means uniform primer pockets, deburr flash holes, turn the outside of the case necks and cull by weight. This is what...
Forum: Reloading
06-10-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: What size increments do you use??

Haugenna,

I've tested a lot of loads in the past 50+ years. I've learned a few things and because I'm hard headed, I've had to learn some of them twice. I have seen cases over and over where a...
Forum: Reloading
06-10-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,604
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Nosler Accubonds vs Swift Scirocc II

Rick,

I feel a little funny praising Hornady bullets, I've never had top performance from them. That is not the case with the Interbond bullets I've tried. Terminal performance is almost...
Forum: Reloading
06-10-2006, 03:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,604
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Nosler Accubonds vs Swift Scirocc II

Rick
This is the improvement to be gained by the improved BC. If you can tell the difference of .3" at 200 yards or 2.8" difference at 500 yards you're a much better shooter than I. Still, if I...
Forum: Reloading
05-24-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,604
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Nosler Accubonds vs Swift Scirocc II

Jason,
I wouldn't give two cups of sour beans for all the Swift Scirocco's made. I came to that opinion after I bought a box of 180 grain .308 bullets. I like to nitpick and test to see just how...
Forum: Reloading
05-04-2006, 10:02 PM
Forum: Reloading
05-04-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 39,737
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Load for 25-06 with 110-Accubond bullets.

Wolf Killer,
I've had pretty good results with both H-4350 and H-4831 SC. While I've never tried it in a .25-06 my #27 Hodgdon manual shows highest velocities with H-1000 powder.
Powder StartVel...
Forum: Reloading
04-22-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,697
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: WANTING TO GET STARTED RELOADING WHAT DO I NEED ????? HELP HELP

Chris,

I suggest that you get a good reloading manual and read the reloading information at least twice before you start spending money. Asking questions on this and other sites is also a good...
Forum: Reloading
04-22-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Best bullet

I was going to suggest the Nosler Accubond, but that has already been done.
Forum: Reloading
03-27-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,988
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Bullet runout??????

James,

I think any handloader might find any step that may improve accuracy to be of interest. However it may not apply to those who load for minute of elephant at fifty yards. Minute of prairie...
Forum: Reloading
03-21-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,988
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Bullet runout??????

big country,

I switched to a universal depriming die a long time ago. It lets me knock out the old primer without working the brass in any way. After I clean the primer pockets they go into the...
Forum: Reloading
03-18-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,268
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 30/06 reloading...looking for that sweet load

rick,

After 300 yards the 165 grain bullet will give you a flater trajectory than the 150 grain bullet. I have found almost all manuals hold pressure levels below 50,000 psi for the '06.There...
Forum: Reloading
03-18-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,988
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Bullet runout??????

bigcountry,

I've never had a shellholder "rock" when it was positioned correctly in the ram. I'd sure correct that problem. There are several reasons that the necks of the 7mm-08 are out of...
Forum: Reloading
03-04-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: The frustrations of reloading

mossy33oak,

The loads that come easy are nice, but it's the other ones that will teach you the most. Many years ago I bought a then new Ruger M=77 in the 7mm Rem Mag. It is still the only rifle...
Forum: Reloading
02-06-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,159
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Best 7MM-08 powder.

Fl Still Hunter,

I think you'll enjoy the 7mm 08. My daughter an I both had one and wrung them out pretty good. Several deer, an antelope and cow elk fell to them. I found the cartridge...
Forum: Reloading
01-28-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: 8mm mauser

ejpaul1,

The market for WW II mausers has just about dried up.If I were looking for one I'd check Shotgun News, hock shops, want ads and the old standbys the gun shows. The tighter your...
Forum: Reloading
01-25-2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By BigBob .30-06

RE: Reloading Software

I've seen it, but not bought it. I don't think a cd would be of much use to me. I like to jump around in a manual and check things as I think of them rather than follow a progressive step by step...
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