Month: March 2012

300 Blackout reload tests

Rough report

Load Bullet Weight Low High Average
My Reloads 125gr 1978 2129 2062
Remington 115gr 2259 2313 2294
Gunn Ammo 130gr 2067 2093 2080

As we can tell, my loads came in 3rd in speed. Just barely behind Gunn Ammo’s 130 grain. And 232 fps behind the Remington.

It looks like I could turn it up a little if I wanted to, but next to load more and check for 100 yard accuracy. Maybe next week…

Dillon’s Warranty is the best

Mailman brings Dillon parts
Mailman brings Dillon parts

Got a delivery from the mailman today with some parts to fix 500B#3, which has been used as a parts machine over the past year or three. Finally sat down and emailed Dillon precision with my requests and, as usual, received a pleasant response with notice my parts were on their way.

Spent Saturday getting that press cleaned up, and new parts installed to make it run. I’m considering setting it back up for 30 carbine and doing a run of those (till I run out of brass).

Thought I’d post a pic of the current setup.

Reloading room 3/12/12
Reloading room 3/12/12

I really need a new bench, as I’m only able to utilize 3 of my 6 presses given current bench space. Next bench build I’m going for an 8 foot table, I think. I have a design I’m playing with already, More width, less depth.