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Old 01-09-2020, 06:02 AM   #1
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One last hunt before reloading season

I have an upcoming Handgun Javelina hunt, then I begin my "reloading season"

in between hunting seasons (not counting coyote hunting as a season), I sit down and re-evaluate all my loads and ammo requirements.

I think I'm going to devote a little time to getting a .300 blackout load worked up for suppressed hunting. I have some that are good enough, but I figure I'll tweak the loads to see if I can get them even better. I user supersonics for hunting, but even then the suppressor is useful.

Then I'm going to have to revisit my .280, as my supply of Barnes XLCs has dried up. I have an awesome load for these bullets, but unfortunately I was one of the only three people that bought them - they've been discontinued.

this means a good barrel scrubbing and a totally new load development effort. Then I'll work up a number of loads in batches of 5 and see what groups and what doesn't. then I'll crank out a bunch.

I only hand load hunting rounds, as plinking ammo is so cheap - for the most part.

Then the other project is coming up with a good load for the .45 (long) colt
 
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:14 AM   #2
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We had early snow this year so the last 2 matches my wife and I planned to shoot in Montana had to be cancelled. So I started reloading early. I've got about 1,800 .44 mag, 2,100 .45LC and about 6,300 .38 Spl already for matches to start in May. I shouldn't have to reload until early August depending how many matches we shoot. I'm lucky that I've got all my load development completed in the past 2 spring periods before the hunters started load development which meant I had the range to myself.
 
Old 01-09-2020, 08:01 AM   #3
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Dorobuta - curious what bullet(s) you use for subsonic hunting loads..?

Other than the exotics like the Trident & such, I've not looked much into the higher-end subsonic stuff.
 
 
Old 01-09-2020, 11:47 AM   #4
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Dorobuta - curious what bullet(s) you use for subsonic hunting loads..?

Other than the exotics like the Trident & such, I've not looked much into the higher-end subsonic stuff.
For hunting I'm using supersonics - 125gr ballistic tips over 17.2 gr of H110
 
Old 01-09-2020, 12:04 PM   #5
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Thanks. I read 'suppressed' and assumed 'subsonic'.
 
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