Thursday, August 10, 2017

Josh's Load

Watching the blow-back makes me think that zombie shooters should shoot with their mouths least when shooting zombies that are in the infective stages.  (And yes, I see that he is not wearing eye protection.)

There was joy in Mudville today.  The dogfood bag makes it easier to find the spent bullet.  It also keeps the photographer (me!) a little bit drier. 

6.8 grains of Hodgdon's CFE Pistol did the trick.  We got the 165 grain, Rainier hollowpoint to expand.  Winchester small pistol primer.  1.13" OAL.  Like all loading data on the internet, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

This is what happened when I tried to reload the Rainier bullets without flaring the mouth of the case.
The only thing special about loading the Rainier bullets is that I had to flare the mouth of the case before loading.  The plated copper is not very hard and the radius at the base of the bullet is small.

From left-to-right: 1) all copper, 9mm hollowpoint  2) Winchester Whitebox 40 S&W 3) Josh's load 4) Federal 45 ACP
While he was out here he tested his other "carry" loads in the water trap.

I think Stephanie is going to send Josh out here with a bar of soap the next time he tests bullets.

A tip-of-the-hat to Josh's brother, Mack on the advice to try Hodgdon's CFE Pistol.

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