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by Olpeddler
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Improvement at the Range
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Improvement at the Range

Butlersrangers, Mighty fine shooting with the 110 gr and 152 gr loads. I have plenty of IMR 4198 on hand. I have a severe problem with woodchucks in my vegetable garden; I will get some 110 gr bullets when they become available, and try them on those ravenous varmints. Also, because of the success I...
by Olpeddler
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Improvement at the Range
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Improvement at the Range

Butlersrangers, Thanks for your detailed response. I think the good results 1 had with the 180 gr Hornady RN bullets confirms your point about some rifles not liking boat tail bullets. The 165 grainers were boat tail rounds, and the 180 grainers are flat based. I will save the 165 gr BTSP's for my ....
by Olpeddler
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Improvement at the Range
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Improvement at the Range

I recently had some encouraging range results with my 1899 Krag carbine. In a post a few weeks ago I noted I was switching from Varget and R/L 15 to AA 2520 powder for reloading 2 distinct Hornady Interlock bullets. The brass is also Hornady, reloaded 6X, trimmed, chamfered, polished, and primed wit...
by Olpeddler
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: 220 Gr Bullets
Replies: 0
Views: 73

220 Gr Bullets

Just in case you haven't seen it, Mid South has in stock Hornady 220 gr Interlock RN bullets.
by Olpeddler
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Neck Sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Neck Sizing

I finally have my 1899 Carbine shooting pretty well using Hornady Interlock bullets 1.e., 165 gr BTSP's (39 grs AA 2520), 180 gr RN's (36 grs AA 2520), and 220 gr RN's (33 grs R/15). At 75 yards I'm generally getting 3" - 4" groups from a bench rest. Recall, when I first acquired my Krag i...
by Olpeddler
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: AA 2520 Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: AA 2520 Powder

Thanks Madsenshooter, I saw that recall when it was announced. Luckily, I had purchased 3 lbs. of AA 2520 a few months before the announcement, and those 3 bottles were not involved in the recall. As I mentioned in an earlier posting, it is my universal/"go to" powder for my 3, .30-06 bolt...
by Olpeddler
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: AA 2520 Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: AA 2520 Powder

Many thanks to Parashooter for the data he recently sent me on using AA 2520 Powder for reloading .30-40 Krag cartridges using 180 gr Hornady RN Interlock bullets. Since acquiring my Model 1899 carbine 2 years ago, my goal had been to develop a deer hunting round for ranges from 50 yds. out to 200 y...
by Olpeddler
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: AA 2520 Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: AA 2520 Powder

Parashooter, Thanks very much for your advice and data! I have never used the QuickLOAD program, but I will pull it up. Is it free? Based upon the load data you provided, in reloading the 180 gr Hornadys, I will start at 36 grains and work my way to 39 grains in half gr increments.
by Olpeddler
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: AA 2520 Powder
Replies: 7
Views: 386

AA 2520 Powder

After a 40 year hiatus from reloading, in 1999 I got back into it because I had inherited my grandfather's Savage model 99 rifle chambered in .303 Savage, and I could not find any factory ammo for it. I bought Lee reloading equipment and Lee's book on reloading which listed AA 2520 for reloading .30...
by Olpeddler
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Ammunition, reloading, shooting, etc
Topic: Specific reloads
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Specific reloads

Thanks, Fred