Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: TexasRepublic
you are bound to discover that *some* powders can be very lightly compressed.

The problem with compressed loads is that sometimes they will push the bullet forward over a period of time. This can be a problem if you are feeding them through a magazine...not much of a problem if you are loading single shot.

Dropping your powder very slowly or through a long drop tube will allow it to settle more in the case and you are less likely to need to compress the load.

I shoot benchrest and we use loads so hot that if we drop them into the case quickly they fill it up and occasionally overflow. Dropping the powder slowly solves this problem.

21 posted on 11/24/2010 1:17:23 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies ]


To: 6ppc

Yes, I am familiar with drop tubes to load black powder. No surprise it is done with smokeless too.


24 posted on 11/24/2010 1:23:34 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson