I have found varget to be pretty good in a few different calibers. Seems to be the hotter loads do better iirc.Tested ladders of Varget and TAC in 223 with 69 grain bullets at short range yesterday. The highest charge of Varget was great. None of the TAC loads quite did it. I will probably go one or two charges higher on the TAC and try again. Would be nice to get it to shoot because it is a lot cheaper than Varget. After that I guess I will try TAC with 55 grain soft points.
I need to think about shotguns too. Every time I go to one of my brass collecting spots I pick up the 12 gauge, but then I just throw them away. I only pick them up because of the a-holes who leave their trash all over.Finished another 200 9mm. Have about 800 more to go.
I think that will put me at about 3 or 4 K this run. Need to count.
Then on to SD 9mm loads. These are warmer 124grn loads with xtps.
Then lots of .38spc.
Maybe some more .45 acp.
I'm procrastinating .223... I hate loading bulk .223 cause the powder i use meters like crap.
Considering getting into handloading shotgun
12ga slugs are the first reloads I learned how to do. I pick up all the high brass shells I can find at the range. the hulls can be loaded several times before they start to wear out.I need to think about shotguns too. Every time I go to one of my brass collecting spots I pick up the 12 gauge, but then I just throw them away. I only pick them up because of the a-holes who leave their trash all over.
I agree. Shotgun shells are by far the easiest thing to reload. Almost mind numbing simple.I load a bunch of 12ga shotshells from buckshot to slugs to dove/clay loads to "mag steel waterfowl loads) I use a Mec 600JR and rather enjoy making shells.
You will just go broke buying shot.I agree. Shotgun shells are by far the easiest thing to reload. Almost mind numbing simple.
Lead isn’t bad still but many places have banned lead shot so an alternative is required.Depends on when you bought a bunch of shot. Last steel shot I bought (#3) wasn't too bad but it's been awhile; lead I bought a bunch of from 9-5 also wasn't bad "then"
Lyman publishes a very good manual. You should also look up Ballistic Products for manuals and supplies.What's a good starter book for shotshell loading?
I always use Red Dot for my 12ga loads. I finally found a couple pounds at the last gun show I was at. It had been probly 2 years before that I was able to find any.At a gun show today I looked for some powder, primers and wads for 20 Ga. No primers, no wads, and only one powder on my approved list. Lots of powder for rifles and pistols but none for shotguns. They did have brass but no wads or hulls. Disappointed. Now I will order off the webb.