I would think that using electrostatic equipment like the cheap HF unit would work. I don't know about the tumble method, my first thought is not.
Steve,Can you powder coat a jacketed bullet? Does it work the same as a lead bullet? Has anyone tried to coat a jacketed bullet? ........ I think I am going in circles. I am getting dizzzzzy. It really s--ks getting old and trying to keep up with new things. I have spent 2 days of and on the net trying to find loading data for 32 H&R mag using 100 gr. SWC coated bullets. I contacted a couple of places trying to find a book that would have data for cast 32 cal. bullets. There customer help line had no ideal what I was talking about. I have bought 2 different books and one of them did not have any data for 32 cal. bullets data at all. NONE NADDA nothing. 😖😖😖 🥴🥴🥴
I wouldn't say that the longer barrel makes the load hotter. The load makes the same peak pressure in most instances. That pressure just has more time to work on the bullet in the longer barrel. That is why the longer barrel generates higher velocity.Thanks Jonnin,
At least I know I’m not alone... lol.
I may have to experiment lightly and work my way up to a safe load.
I’m nervous about loading to light as well. But it appears from my research that the longer the barrel the hotter the load becomes.
Thanks for your help
JHB,Having a hard time finding load data for this thing.
I’ve called all the manufacturers
Speer Nosler hornady.
No one has data and they all say ask the other company. For 115gr 9mm round nose bullet out of a WIN,FC, S&B case.
Lots of jibber jabber and commentary. But I wanna hear someone say I reloaded 115 Gr bullets with (?grs) charge of unique,IMR,HP38 (?powder) and it didn’t blow up and it shot accurately. I have reloading experience. But I’m a bit nervous about load for the 16” barrel, with 4” pistol data for powder charges.
What say you??
I know someone out there feels my pain.
Thanks for constructive comments
They (RCBS) makes an AR specific die.Does anyone use bullet gage blocks to check there reloads? I was loading for my AR-15 and thought that a regular set of dies would work. They do on some of the once fired brass I bought and not on others. Resized 500 brass and tried several in the gun. All chambered fine. Loaded up 50 rounds to try out. Sat down tonight and tried to cycle a loaded 30 round mag through the rifle. Well out of 20 rounds 18 worked ok. The first was a little hard to eject and the last took some extra work to get out of the gun. Now I am going to have to order a small base die somewhere. I am going to try a Redding body size die for my DPMS LR-308 and see if it works. Redding says that it will take the body back to factory specs all the way down to the base. It does not size the neck or expand the neck. I already have a neck sizer die for the 308 and will see how that works out. I got a little excited when I could not pull the charge handle back on that last round. Had to put a rubber hammer handle on the charge handle and bump it to remove the round.
I've been loading .308 for a rechambered Mauser that a friend gave my son. For no special reason, I favor Hodgdon powders. I load using Benchmark on the lighter end with bullet weights ranging in the 150-175-ish grain weights.OK My loading for the 32 H&R Mag is on hold at this time. I have changed horses ( guns ) in the middle of the stream so to speak. I traded for a DPMS LR 308 several weeks ago and now into loading 308 Win and 5.56 Rem. for my AR-15. There is a lot of new powders out there now and I am confused about what to use. I have bullets - 55 gr. for the 5.56 and 150 FMJBT and Nosler 150 Green tip (not armor piercing ) and Nosler 165 gr. Green tip for the 308. Powder companies and powder types have changed a lot in the last few years. Reloading manuals also don't list all of the new powders. The online stuff does not give much data like the old manuals did. Nothing is simple anymore. Does anyone load for a 308 Black Rifle If you do what powder do you like? 🥴 🥴 🥴