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Old September 30, 2002, 08:06 PM   #51
Calamity Jane
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Westicle, glad your friend is okay.

Now we know where Osama Bin Laden is. He's alive and well and giving advice in a gun store about reloading...

Hubby and I have made it a point to study all the powders produced by the major powder manufacturers, and we know the difference between pistol powder and rifle powder from each of those manufacturers. That doesn't mean that we cannot and do not thoroughly research each load. But no one is going to recommend to us a pistol powder for use in a rifle cartridge. Or vice versa.

We would recommend that anyone learning reloading thoroughly familiarize himself/herself with the different powders so that he/she will never make the mistake of using a pistol powder in place of a rifle powder (or, for that matter, vice-versa).

But more than anything - never take ANYONE'S advice as more than just a suggestion. Research, research, confirm, and re-confirm before loading any cartridge with any powder.
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Old October 14, 2002, 08:15 AM   #52
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All I can say is "thats got to hurt"........
10mm and 357sig, the best things to come along since the 38 super!
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Old October 14, 2002, 02:12 PM   #53
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Every one has their favorite loads. I remember many years ago, a guy I used to shoot with started reloading his .25ACP's for use in a Phoenix/Raven. Would fill the case w/Bulleye, insert wooden dowel, tamp down load, more Bullseye...etc. you get the drift.

After a couple of mags, and several months of recovery and therapy, his new nickname was "Lefty"

And, copied directly from Hodgdon's website, for folks that like Hodgdon's powders, regarding loads for the M-1 Garand:

If loads are to be used in a semi-auto, especially the Garand, H4895 should be the powder of choice to protect the operating rod. The gas system of the Garand was designed to use the amount of gas produced by H4895 for proper function.

Load your weapons and 'Stand Ready'. It will be a bumpy ride.
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