load development

  1. trout004

    How much should I reduce loads? New ADG Brass

    Guys, I've heard that due to lower volume, one should reduce the charge by ~10% for new ADG brass. What are your findings? I have been running 210 Bergers w/Hornady brass, 75.5 grains of VV N565, and GM215M primers, but I want to start with a new lot of ADG brass and try out the 208 ELD-M’s...
  2. P

    Advanced Load Development and Reloading Practices

    So, I plan on discussing this in a video at some point, but figured if you had the time/motivation to do some reading, I'd share a topic/discussion point regarding SD/ES and my thoughts on the matter, specifically how to reduce it. This is the more advanced version of my basic load development...
  3. CasperTheMedic

    Changes to my shooting over time & with load development

    Let's see what you have done with respect to decreasing group size over time and with load development. I've had NO official long range training and have simply followed more experienced shooters advice as to how they develop loads, shooting positions, equipment etc. I REALLY want to take the...
  4. fnlights

    Verticle Spreading and load development help - where to go from here?

    Hi All, So I have a Bergara Premier Highlander in .300 Win Mag that I am working on some hand loads for. I am using Berger 215's, H1000, Norma Brass, CCI 250's, and Redding Type-S Bushing Dies. Gun will be primarily used for elk hunting out west. I followed Berger's starting point of 70.5...
  5. H

    Reloading 101 again on BRASS casing's

    So I am a header press operator at a brass casing manufacturer and I'm wanting to get in to reloading my basic job is to create the primer pocket and head stamp I also have a little control over the length and the web of the part but the casing capacity/actual web is unknown to me because it's...
  6. H

    101 reloading primers

    So for example a federal 210 primer and so on and so on what is the actual meaning behind the 210 Designation I am a press operator at a brass casing manufacturer and I've noticed that we only use 4 different go-no-go snap gauges so are there only different size primers I assume? But there...
  7. H

    101 reloading powders

    So I am trying to learn about reloading so really my biggest question at the moment my mentor is telling me that I need such and such powder for different loads so for a example let's say a h380 powder what dose the h and the 380 Designate is there a system that would tell you why that powder...
  8. S

    Developing a Long Range Hunting System

    Hi everyone! I’m just firing up a YouTube channel for precision rifle and hunting related topics. This is the first video I did showing the basics to starting precision load development. Hopefully there’s some useful information in here for someone. This is the first of a series of videos on...
  9. Daegon

    338 Rum and 285 ELDMs

    I picked up a box of 285 ELDMs for my 338 Rum with a lil beast brake on a stock 26” sporter barrel and action. Hornady is less than zero help and need some load data or at least a good start point. I have H-1000 and retumbo and would prefer to stick with those for temp stability but I’m open...
  10. K

    In need of new load data asap.

    Hello all, I shoot a Berger 175 Elite Hunter 7mm bullet and have been loading it with RL26 in ADG brass. But I have just found out that RL26 is not available at this time and no one can tell me when it will be available. plus I have a 10 day trip planned for next week and need some ammo to...
  11. S

    Help: 300 win mag load development

    Ok team, i’ve been doing some load development. I conducted an OCW test and landed with 71gr H4831sc behind a 200gr Berger hybrid. Today I tested the loads stability. I shot x2 70.5gr, x4 71, x2 71.5gr (top 3 targets in the picture). *for all the seating depth targets there are 4 shells too*...
  12. Mc Fraser

    Q&A: 300 WM with 210 gr VLD Hunting Project

    Hi Everyone, I thought I might share my rabbit hole project with the community and get some useful advice in return. Len asked me (and everyone else for that matter) to introduce myself and what better way than to share my story. Me: Avid hunter with 5 years experience, first hunting season...
  13. C

    280 AI long range accubonds

    Has anyone noticed any difference in performance on game between the long range AB and the original Accubond? Going to be using a 280ai. 26” tube. Also any load data or advice would be helpful this is my first 280ai. Deer, coyotes are the game here 400-500 yards max. Thank you.
  14. A

    Round Robin Question

    I'm shooting a 300 WSM Ridgeline and I'm trying RL17 with LRX 175's. I seated the bullets so they were .05 off the lands. I did a round robin session today at the range and got results that I cannot figure out. I have used round robin with several other powders and bullets and was able to find...