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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North central,Pa.-but not home !
NEW DIES for the neighbor. what do you think?
My neighbor has been laid off for a while. I have a building i do alot of bullet casting,case loading and work on mine and the famialy guns in.
Last spring he started to come over alot and ask questions. We went shooting and i showed him the differenc in hand loads as to factory loads. He then wanted a set of dies for his rifle. I ordered them. When they came i got him all the items he would need to load up some brass.I got him 100 bullets,the weight he wanted,i gave him 100 primers and some extra powder i had that i don't use.It was the powder he wanted for his loads. It was new stuff.
I said to him"When do you want to come over and i'll help you put some of theese together?"
He says"I'm taking them to my buddies place,he is going to load them for me." I ask hime how long has he been loading. His reply,"Last year."
I ran a copy off of the manual for that bullet in his gun and gave it to him to give to his friend. Powder weights and C.O.L.s. I offered to go to his friends and give him some pointers,but he says the guy don't need any help.I've been loading since the 60's! He loads for his own guns and they shoot well? OK by me then.
Last week a knock comes at my door. My neighbor and his gun!!! The guys friend had loaded his some cases and told him they shoot very well but are a little tight?????? Tight my butt!!! You almost needed to pound the bold shut!!! I looked at one of the loads and the bullet had marks on it from the rifleing 1/4 inch or more down the bullet??? The loader had shot some of these from that gun?
The neighbor says to mt"Listen to this?" Now,when he closes the bolt,empty,it makes an aful squreeching noise!!!!!! It didn't do that before he says.The gun is a Reminton-BDL-Classic Model.
I told him not to shoot any more of them and what was awrong,so far!
My question is this: Could these loads have built up so much pressure that it done something to the action????
This is the very best example of "DON"T SHOOT ANYBODY ELSES HANDLOADS!!!!!!!"