Your shooting a wildcat!
Where do all these cartridges come from? Who’s the daddy of my 223, 308, etc. What
about my 9mm or 40 S&W? Most cartridges found in reloading manuals and of course
on your store shelves, started out a little different or totally different
Well i ask if any listener would like to host their own episode(s) and Eric McClure anwsered that call for wildcat ammo.
This is a 3 part segment.
Common Sense Approach to Wildcats
• What do you want to do?
• Is there ALREADY a cartridge that can do the job?
• If not, is there ALREADY a wildcat that can do the job?
• Am I fixing a problem?
• The 44/40 Ruger fix
• The 375 SuperMag fix
• The 7.62X54R fix
• The story of the .38/45 Clerke
• Is this a rechamber job?
• Will this involve a barrel swap?
• Will the action contain the intended cartridge?
• Single Shots
• Lever guns
• Brass cost and strength issues
• Questions about types of brass
• Is there a cheaper solution?
• 30-30 vs. 375 Winchester
• .400 Corbon vs. .40 S&W
• Brass life
• Manufacturers of brass
Grafs & Sons
• The sub calibers
• 10-20 caliber
• .22 and the rest
• What is the intended purpose?
• Dual rig
I found this article in the American Rifleman magazine in the AUG 2009 issue.
I read this article and thought it would answer any question that you had about how well the tempture that your ammo is stored and used at and how it was affected.
here is the link to American rifleman maganize
This show we discuss the 13 steps of reloading pistol ammo
- SELECTION OF RELOADING DATA FOR SPECIFIC CALIBER
- SELECTION RELOADING COMPENTS FROM RELOADING DATA
- CLEAN CASES
- INSPECT CASES
- CASE LUBE
- SIZING CASE AND DECAPPING OR DEPRIMING
- CHARGING THE CASE
- SEATING THE BULLET
- CRIMPING (OPTIONAL)
- INSPECT THE LOADED ROUND
- DOCUMENT YOUR LOAD IN LOADING LABEL
- TEST FIRE AND DOCUMENT YOUR RESULTS IN HANDLOADERS LOG
These videos where found on youtube and they are made by the ammosmith.com and he does a great job in each video
This show I list what I think is the basic reloading center fire equipment. I break it down even more and list what basic equipment that i use. this list includes 20 items
- STRUDY BENCH (comfort, roomy, solid)
- RELOADING MANUAL
- RELOADING PRESS (single stage, progressive)
- RELOADING DIES (must be caliber specific)
- SHELLHOLDER (must be caliber specific)
- SCALE (manual, digital, powder dispenser)
- CASE LUBE (pad or spray)
- POWDER FUNEL
- LOADING BLOCK (block to hold cases while reloading)
- POWDER MEASURE
- CASE TRIMMER
- OVERALL CASE LENGTH GAUGE (caliber specific)
- OFF PRESS PRIMER (handheld or bench mount)
- DEBURRING (inside and outside)
- PRIMER POCKET CLEANER
- CASE NECH BRUSH (caliber specific)
- DAIL CALIPER (analog or digital)
- BULLET PULLET (press mount or the hammer type)
- HANDLOADERS LOG
- CASE TUMBLER (either dry or wet)
I feel that if you have this basic center fire equipment that will allow you to reload any caliber as long as you have the caliber specific dies and shell holder. With these 20 items you will be reloading quality and accurate and safe ammunition.
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