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    Anyone reloading for bear defense?

    H110 behind both, the charge for the copper bullet was about 25% less powder (22 ish vs 30 grains). I don't have a hardness tester, so I couldn't tell you a number, and I cast them myself with a bit of an odd alloy (alloyed with copper, supposedly 2% copper can get the hardness up to the high...
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    Anyone reloading for bear defense?

    I do. I've got two loads for my 454 casull. A 300 grain hard cast solid, and a 300 grain solid copper Keith style bullet from cutting edge bullets. I've shot the solid copper ones clean through a 4 cylinder engine block. The issue with solid copper bullets, is they are longer for the same...
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    Would you rather them hire another machinist to catch up, or someone to send emails? It doesn't have to be the same person, it's still labor and time used pfaffing around when they could be making your shit. Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    What it takes to produce the components for an auto trickler and custom dies are widely different. Last i checked, the auto trickler doesn't have any custom, heat treated parts (which is often outsourced). But my auto trickler still has 3d printed parts Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    I can agree you on the advertised wait time. Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    That's fine if it was your show. Think of how to many people are in exactly your shoes. They're backed up to DECEMBER? You're not the only one whose order is maybe a bit behind. You want them to call every customer, about every delay? There's no way they have the sheer man power and time to do...
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    They were upfront. They said 12-16 weeks. Depending on when I'm January the order was placed, and when the dies ship, they're not too far off 16 weeks. Things change, they can't update that lead time every day or anytime anything changes. Nobody can foresee everything. I doubt anyone fore saw...
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    Sure everyone is backlogged. How many times did you reach out to them? It seems every time but ONCE (or three times depending on how you look at it) they got back to you with the most real time information they had. Is it frustrating that it's being delayed? Sure. It sucks waiting for custom...
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    454 Casull Hunting Bullet/Load

    I mostly favor the heavy bullets because they usually have more energy. I haven't noticed any relationship of bullet weight and accuracy though, mostly because i wasn't looking. I usually try to get my loads to be in a 6 inch circle at 15 yards. I've been pretty pleased with the accuracy of the...
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    454 Casull Hunting Bullet/Load

    If it were me, I'd work up a load with just those two cast performance bullets(335 and 360) get a good, accurate load for both, and do a little math to see which has more energy at range. H110/w296 have been what I've always used, and it's never let me down, and never let me walk away without a...
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    300 Ultra Mag

    I use rl33 with 230's in my rum. I also have a retumbo load Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
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    New vs. Fire-formed brass - load development

    That's part of what a break in helps with. I wouldn't start load work on shot #1 through a barrel. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    New vs. Fire-formed brass - load development

    I've never really noticed much difference in new vs fire formed. I've even heard guys with ackley improved cases not noticing much difference between new unformed brass vs the formed stuff, just a Velocity change Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Magnum primers in Standard cases

    Start of on the low side. I've not switched large rifle with magnum, but pretty much everything else. If you're just getting the rifle, and starting the work up, I'd just start at the starting load and work up normally, you'll probably just hit pressure signs a bit sooner than stuff a standard...
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    300rum load development

    Do you have a chrono? If so, find a good Velocity node, then tweak oal for accuracy. I know powders are scarce, but mine likes rl33. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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