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Loading a batch of Berger 55 gn for .223 today.



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Running a batch of 250 rnds of .223 today using Berger 55 gn flat base varmint bullets over 25 gn of IMR-8208 set off with BR-4 primers. Matchmaster is dropping loads of powder within .02 gn of the target load in match mode. Whatta Hobby!

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Old 05-05-2021, 09:18 AM
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Your equipment makes mine look primitive but I guess mine is primitive. The only new gear I have is my tumbler and only because my old one wore out.
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I have been upgrading my loading bench over the last few years. Talk about old stuff. Up until I began changing things, I had been using the same old Rock-chucker and Ohaus scale for over 50 years. I just figured that if I wanted something newer it was time to do it before I get planted.
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Running a batch of 250 rnds of .223 today using Berger 55 gn flat base varmint bullets over 25 gn of IMR-8208 set off with BR-4 primers. Matchmaster is dropping loads of powder within .02 gn of the target load in match mode. Whatta Hobby!
I always enjoy glimpses at your loading setup(s).

Please tell us about the brass you used for this project. Also, do you trim your brass every time? I understand that ensures a square case mouth.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:38 PM
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I always enjoy glimpses at your loading setup(s).

Please tell us about the brass you used for this project. Also, do you trim your brass every time? I understand that ensures a square case mouth.
Brass today is wcc 85 on it's first loading. Yes, I run my brass over a Giraud trimmer every time. Most often after the first loading it just dresses the mouth.

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Brass today is wcc 85 on it's first loading. Yes, I run my brass over a Giraud trimmer every time. Most often after the first loading it just dresses the mouth.
Do you turn the outside of the necks of your new brass, or is that being a little obsessive? I have a RCBS device for my trimmer, but have not yet used it.
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I have all the gear to do it and did probably 30 years ago. Not any more if I can help is. Most brass is pretty good these days.
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