Re: Retumbo Data For 7.82 Warbird
Nighthawk, I have heard negative reports about the quality of Lazzeroni brass, most of it is due to the fact that fellas (like me, several times) try to match Lazzeroni listed velocity (27" bbl 12 twist) with the Sako TRG-S (26" bbl twist ?)
What happens is pressures rise with these hot loads and after just a few firings the primer pockets get so loose you can place a primer in with your fingers and they fall right back out!
As for split necks and other brass failures I have yet too see any, I'm sure other shooters have had trouble with that.
To remedy that problem I coat my bullets with Tungsten Disulfide, and backed down far enough on the powder to achieve 3474 fps (180 grn bullets), with this new lot of brass I'm on my fifth firing and so far so good.. I noticed for a given max load with the Warbird, slight increases of powder spikes pressures rapidly and starts busting the primer pockets loose, (I've got quite the collection of Warbird keychain doodads!!)
Birdshooter, I noticed you hail from Oregon, (what part?)
I moved to Alaska in '76 from the Woodburn/Gervais area, (Marion County)
Sure miss fishin' for those tasty bluegill..
"Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"