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First reloads

Postby Griswald » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:48 pm

Shot my first reloads in the SCCY today.

Bought a Lee hand loader just to give it a try. I have 700 empty brass cases from this gun (I'm sure I lost at least 300) so what the heck.

I decapped and resized by hand. Bought the Lee hand primer and used it. Loaded one scoop of 700X and Xtreme 115g FMJ bullets. I only loaded 6 to see how it worked.

Every reload went bang, recycled the slide, and they all hit the paper!

My Lee press will be in Monday, going to load as many as I have bullets for. I may buy some heavier hollow points also.

Oh and the rest of the 100 factory loads shot just fine...
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Re: First reloads

Postby sccytoter » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:06 pm

Very cool Griswald! Satisfying. Sounds like your doing it right if all your rounds worked as planned.
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Re: First reloads

Postby getvicious » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:56 pm

Your reloads fired when you pulled the trigger - were accurate enough for you to hit the target - cycled the pistol properly - didn't blow the gun up....

Sounds like you are well on your way. Now you can start tweaking and tuning your loads.
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Re: First reloads

Postby Griswald » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:07 pm

Update...
4.1/4.2 grains of 700X with Xtreme 115 grain at 1.145 COL

Shot 50 inside the 9 ring and 49 out of the next 50 in the head at the range today.

Clean and not a lot of recoil.

Oh, and bragged a bit on the SCCY to a guy next to me. He shot mine and said he might just pick one up. He had a Sig 938.
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Re: First reloads

Postby getvicious » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:06 am

Nice.
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Re: First reloads

Postby lamarw » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:50 pm

Congrats, Reloading is addictive and will save you tons of money in the long run. Precision Delta currently has their jacketed 115 gr. bullets (not plated but fully jacketed) on sale. You may want to check it out. I have been using them for several years. Berry's plated bullets are good, but these are superior.
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Re: First reloads

Postby jcwit » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:20 pm

I started using Blue Bullets, they are a coated bullet. Only clean up after a range session is patch or two to remove the carbon from the powder. :D
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Re: First reloads

Postby wrench459 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:15 pm

lamarw wrote:Congrats, Reloading is addictive and will save you tons of money in the long run.


Addictive to say the least.
I've just started reloading and is finding it a blast.
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Re: First reloads

Postby Freightman » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:27 am

wrench459 wrote:
lamarw wrote:Congrats, Reloading is addictive and will save you tons of money in the long run.


Well I have been reloading for 40 years and I am sill waiting to save $$$, it only allows you to shoot 500 rds a session instead of 100 :D
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Re: First reloads

Postby Freightman » Tue May 09, 2017 4:34 pm

Did 100 rounds yesterday after work, 115 gr SWC lead powder coated sized .358 with 3.8 gr of 700x
10 yards put all but 2 inside 2" circle 2 were outside by 1". no FTF or FTL perfect day.
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