Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shotshell Reloading

It's good to be home again and to be able to hang out in my shop. This weekend, shotshell reloading. Remington black compression formed hulls (Target Club?), 31.0 grains of HS-6, WAA12F114 wad and 10 balls of 0.311" buck. I chrono'd this load at about 1280 fps when loaded in STS hulls, which should be and appear to be equivalent.

The reloading bench setup for shotshells.

Hulls resized, primed, powder charge added, and wad seated. 10 balls of 0.311" buck placed by hand, now ready to crimp.

Crimp started.

Crimp finished.

Finished buckshot shotshells, ready for the range.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Juan Williams and NPR

By now surely everyone's heard of Juan Williams being fired by NPR for speaking his mind on another network. So saying muslims in costume on a plane makes him uncomfortable is "unacceptable" to NPR?

Hey NPR, why do I have the feeling if he'd said the same thing about Tea Pary people or NRA members, that you would have been just fine with it?

DE-FUND NPR! Let the granola eaters pay for this propaganda organ all by themselves.

Monday, October 18, 2010

MAG-40 Class in Live Oak, FL

Just got back last night from MAG-40 class in Live Oak, FL. Terrific time, great people and a great experience. I joined ACLDN this morning as a result of attending. Still absorbing all of the material.

Update 10-21-10: Class photo

Update 10-22-10: Link to Bryan's MAG40 class site

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Homemade Buckshot

10 balls of 0.31" buckshot, 45 grains per ball. Chrono'd at 1280 fps.
Remington Nitro27 hulls, 32 grains of HS-6 under a WAA12F114 wad.

Like it. That's about about a 10" circle at 15 yards.