Category Archives: RELOADING

"Using An RCBS Scale Pan On Herters" Scale

Someone stopped by looking for “using an rcbs scale pan on herters.” As long as the scale will balance at zero with both the main weight and the vernier weight set at zero, the scale does not care what sort … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

Herters 40b Powder Measure

Someone came by looking for “herters 40b powder measure.” I fail to find a 40B among my Herters catalogs, although the 40 is in many of them. The 40 was much like the top line “big green” measure, with very … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

"How To Load With Paper Wads?"

Someone came by searching for “how to load with paper wads.” I do not have the time for more than an incomplete overview of that rather extensive subject. Briefly, loading shotgun shells with paper or felt wads is much the … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

Reading Herters Powder Scale?

Hmm, several people have stopped by looking for “reading herters powder scale.” Like most balance beam powder scales, the Herters scales are very similar to this RCBS scale: They have two sliding weights, a relatively heavy sliding weight inside the … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

"Reloading Dial O Gram Scale?"

Some individual stopped by looking for “reloading dial o gram scale?” I have a couple of those Ohaus masterpieces, which have a 610 gram capacity. And therein lies the problem. Powder is measured in grains; and a grain is 1/7,000th … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

"Temperature For Storing Gunpowder?"

Someone came by with looking for the “temperature to store gunpowder.” That one had me scratching my head so I made a call. The advice from a former chemist at Hercules is below 75 F/24C degrees, with the optimum storage … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

HERTERS .401 POWERMAG LOADS

I finally found my 1972 Herters “Professional Loading of Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Cartridges Including Pressures and Velocities, and Reloading Data for Gun and Ammunition Manufacturers, Professional and Amateur Target Shooters, Game Hunters, and Guides.” I have omitted the majority … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BUT, BUT, BUT THE FACTORY GETS 3,300!

In the second post down, I pointed out that overpressure damages cartridge cases and can damage both guns and shooters. So why do people try to wring every last foot of velocity out of their handloads? The answer I usually … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

POWDER SCALES, RELOADING, AND STUFF

Let’s see. I have the old Herters from 1968, a slightly newer RCBS 505, and a “brand X” of unknown antiquity that someone gave me. These three balance beam scales all give me the same 54 grain reading for a … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment

HANDLOADING

I actually do as much shooting as talking about shooting, and I will post about it from time to time. As soon as I can collect some current bragging targets and persuade this confuser to accept an image file! But … Continue reading

Posted in RELOADING | Leave a comment