reloader 15 question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hittman86, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. hittman86

    hittman86 Member

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    does anyone know if alliant has changed anything about reloader 15? i ask because i making a batch of 308 last night using a charge of 43.6 under a 168 amax i was getting some crunching seating the bullet. this has never been a compressed charge before and im just curious why now and not before. i seat to 2.8.
     
  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    It's always been a compressed charge at my house. That's a long bullet.
     

  3. hittman86

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    maybe I just didnt feel the crunching last time, but if anyone shoots a load similar to this what is your brass life? my pockets seem to be getting loose after the second load. brass started as virgin winchester full length sized and trimmed and neck sized after it was fired in my chamber. just wanting some opinions before i spend the money on lapua brass or the like.
     
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    What primers are you using? Some brands seen to be smaller than others. I've been having good luck with the CCIs in the Winchester brass but I've been using the Federal primers in the Federal brass.
     
  5. hittman86

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    im using winchester LR primers thought about trying some ccis. I am not a fan of federal anything after i had a ruptured primer due a loose pocket on the first loading after it was shot as a factory load.(all be that was in 7mm mag)
     
  6. backwoods83

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    I use 47grns of Varget under 168 amaxs in win brass with cci br2s at 2.855", that's much hotter than what your running and I can get atleast 10 reloads, usually more.
     
  7. hittman86

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    backwoods do you anneal your brass or just shoot it till its bad?
     
  8. backwoods83

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    I anneal mine, I mostly use LC brass these days, its tough and cheap.
     
  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I haven't noticed any changes in Reloader15, but have noticed changes in both Winchester as well as Remington brass. I have heard rumors of Asian sourcing. If true, that might explain the change in quality. I have had loose primer pockets, deformed new brass, and a lower number of reloads compared to older brass. I only use Lapua now. It's well worth the extra $$$$.
     
  10. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Ah, now that's what I like to hear!
    :)
     
  11. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    that load should be a mildly compressed load. Could be too if you previously loaded in comercial brass and switched to the LC youd notice a bit of differnce as most military brass has a bit less case capacity.