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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Are you an expert?

Well i sure ain't! In over a half a century of hand loading i have tried thousands of combos of powders,bullets and brass brands.
I know what works for me and if anyone ask for advice i just tell them to keep trying!
My best advice is to keep records of everything you try,be it good or bad results?

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I am an experts expert ! I've had the privilege of being a range master at multiple types of rifle shooting matches and have about seen it all and heard it all...my advice, keep it simple, don't over experiment...number one rule: always have H-4350 on hand ...there's nothing it can't cure !!!
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There is no do all powder.H-4350 isn't listed for 17,20 and some 22 caliber loads for instance.Me I will stick with book load advice on powders to use.I'm far from an expert though.

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Let's put it softly, when talking rifles I mean real ones, not those little pip squeaks !! .257 and up, the big casings and magnum ones..I love to know it went off...not the same with the bottle smashers,, lol
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Let's put it softly, when talking rifles I mean real ones, not those little pip squeaks !! .257 and up, the big casings and magnum ones..I love to know it went off...not the same with the bottle smashers,, lol
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I do not claim any expert status therefore I always use my reloading manuals and also Hodgdon's fine online site. Been putting rounds together for 50 or so years and have had some fine results. Always be safe and follow the recommended loads. I also have a supply of H4350 on hand and many others.
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My biggest advice for any handloader is "one variable at a time."

I see a lot of folks change multiple things in one go, and then don't have any clue what to do with their results, because they can't possibly know what change did or didn't cause what they saw.
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Anybody who will tell you they're an expert automatically isn't.
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"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
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No expert here. There's plenty of people who think they are. There's even plenty of folks on here who seem to know it all! Not naming screen names or anything!
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