It has taken very nearly five years--astonishing what two quite marvelous little girls can do to one's sense of schedule--but the reloading operation is now officially up.
The re-christening is a new load for .308, pushing 165s with 4064 over WLR in once-fired PMP cases. Five rounds to confirm the consistency of the starting charge, and get the seating depth correct. Five more rounds at the starting charge. Headspace gauge is happy; tomorrow will chamber-check to confirm, and then load up in fives to the target charge.
Can't say enough good about the press. Five years, five moves, and the first charge it threw was within half a grain of where I'd left it set at back in Colorado. Consistency testing got boring quickly. Everything's tightened back up and lubed appropriately, and we're back!
As soon as possible then: fresh batteries in chronograph and active muffs; bring out the grouping targets. Find a good range day. Company if possible. Measure, record, analyze. And go from there.
Here's looking forward to a productive winter. :-)
Sunday, October 20, 2013
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