Reloading

Lee Ultimate Dies - best value for money rifle reloading die set

Lee Ultimate is a universal rifle reloading die set consisting of a neck sizing (Lee collet) die, full length sizing die, a seater die (Lee Dead Length die) and a crimp die (Lee Factory Crimp die). It also comes with a powder scoop, shell holder, instructions all in a nice plastic box. It has to be the best value for money reloading die set and it…

Handloading .308 180gr Hornady RN - Elaboracja na zbiorówki

I needed a driven hunt round that would be quite slow and heavy. Because on driven hunts shots often are only possible through some foliage the projectile can't be too soft and easily expanding, it looks like Hornady RN 180gr bullet should suit my needs. Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gregloginw…

Blaser R8 reloading - .308 Win Hornady 165gr SST load test

One of the group of loads I recently developed for my .308 Win Blaser R8. I used Hornady SST 165gr bullet, CCI200 primers, RWS brass and Vihtavuori N140 powder. Most promising was 45gr load and 0.7" group @ 100m which is good enough for me in a hunting rifle. Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gre…

100gr bullet in .243Win - load development. Reloading for my deer hunting rifle: RoeStalker

Large deer (all bigger than roe deer) in Scotland can only be shot with 100gr bullets and heavier and minimum caliber is .243. As getting S/H .308 barrel for my Blaser R93 is not really happening just now I needed to develop suitable 100gr load for my .243 for this coming red deer rut and the rest of the season. As I read a lot about .243 1:10 twis…

Blaser R93 misfire - Why neck sizing is not good for Blaser straight pull rifles: RoeStalker

I did a short video some time ago about reloading for my Blaser R93 in .243 and someone asked me a question - Why do you full size the cases? It is better to just neck size fire formed cases and they would result in more accurate rounds in your rifle and less worked cases last longer. Yes, it is true for any bolt action rifle, but not Blaser straig…

How to disassemble live ammunition with RCBS bullet puller: RoeStalker's tutorial

If you reload sooner or later you will need something to disassemble loaded ammunition. Either because you made a mistake or just want to salvage some components for one reason or another. In my case, I recently sold a rifle and still had a few rounds left. Because these rounds were loaded for that specific rifle they could not be simply fired in a…

.243 reloading: Blaser R93 Professional deer hunting rifle. Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej.

This is another of my reloading videos, this time for my latest Blaser R93 deer hunting rifle in .243 caliber. So far I used the Blaser with factory 100gr Remington ammunition and it was ok, but to cut down costs and improve accuracy I decided to start load development. I got some once fired brass from my previous .243 rifle - Krico. (See my revie…

New Lee Ergo Prime vs Auto Prime - comparison review

I always used old good Lee Auto Prime for reloading. It is nice and reliable tool, but I struggle to prime some .243 Winchester brass even that it was prepared properly. From time to time there was a case that I had to use excessive force to fit the primer flush with the bottom of the case. I noticed Lee manufactured a new priming tool. I saw Auto …

Reloading for my Tikka .223 Rem roe deer hunting rifle. Part 1.

I ran out of factory ammunition for my .223 Rem Tikka M595. Tikka is my main roe deer stalking rifle and it shoots well with factory Sako 55gr soft point ammo. I decided to develop similar load using Sierra GameKing 55gr SP bullets hoping it would be as accurate as Sako and perform well on roe deer. It should also be no more than half the price in …

Reloading for my Tikka .223 Rem roe deer hunting rifle. Part 2.

Part 2 is about load testing. I went to the range and fired all 25 rounds. No signs of over pressure. I had no problems selecting best load as one group was significantly smaller than the rest. It was good enough for me at 0.5" at roughly 120m. I dont think I can shoot any better than that and the load will be used for hunting. I dont really shoot …

Attaching Lee loading press - portable reloading bench

I bit the bullet and got myself a loading press. I do not have much space so needed portable solution. This is how I fixed the press to my computer desk. It is not the nicest way, but quick and easy to set up and clean after I am finished. It is just 3 pieces of wooden board. The press is screwed in with 3x 50mm long M6 screws to the two pieces of …

.308 Win Load Development - Part 2 (Changing Cartridge Overall Length)

This is a video showing the whole process of finding a good load for my .308 Win deer stalking rifle. I decided to try some heavier loads for hunting and got Speer 180gr SPBT bullets. I used Vihtavouri N140 powder and CCI large rifle primers. This is second part of the video showing results of varying OAL. Link to the first video: http://youtu.be…

.308 Win Load Development - Part 1 (Speer 180gr SPBT bullets and Vihtavuori N140 powder)

This is a video showing the whole process of finding a good load for my .308 Win deer stalking rifle. I decided to try some heavier loads and got Speer 180gr SPBT bullets. I used the same powder as before - Vit N140 and CCI primers. This video was a bit too long so I split that in two parts. First one shows reloading with Lee hand press and a set…

Cheap Lidl Ultrasonic Cleaner review. How to clean brass / cases for reloading tutorial video.

Just a quick demo showing how I clean brass for reloading with Ultrasonic Cleaner from Lidl. I think it cost £20. It speeds up the process of brass preparation significantly. 600 seconds cycle seems to be enough, but might need to increase that time for very dirty cases. Simply remove spent primers and throw the brass in. Add 1:1 water and vinegar…

Reloading for my .308 Win deer hunting rifle with Lee Classic Loader

A short video showing reloading process for my .308 Winchester deer stalking rifle. I used Lee Classic Loader plus a few bits and pieces for case preparation. The cost of all tools below $50 (£35). I used Hornady 150gr SST bullets, Vihtavouri N-140 powder and CCI large rifle primers. More details here: http://roestalker.co.uk/308-win-load-develop…

Roestalker's reloading part 1 - Setup - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 1

First of my hand loading video series. In this video I am showing my setup and main reloading equipment I use. My bench is a portable one, and having small kids around and no own "man cave" I have to clean up and lock up all the tools and components every time. To see my comments please turn on annotations and closed captions. Please subscribe to …

Roestalker's reloading part 2 - Full-length sizing - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 2

Second part of my hand loading video series. In this video I am showing how full-length sizing die looks like and how to set it up on the press and also how to lubricate cases. I am using RCBS die set with RCBS shell holder, Lee press and Imperial sizing wax as a lubricant. To see my comments please turn on annotations and closed captions. Please…

Roestalker's reloading part 3 - Case prep - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 3

Part 3 of my reloading series is about case preparation. I don't like this part and do only as much as I have to: i.e. trimming, chamfering/deburring and, if really needed, primer pocket uniforming. Trimming is really a must for me and I use simplest and cheapest solution - Lee case gauge and trimmer. I also use Lee chamfering/deburring tool to rem…

Roestalker's reloading part 4 - Priming - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 4

In this short video I am showing you how to prime the cases. I am using Lee Ergo Prime tool. It is excellent tool and great improvement on original Auto Prime tool. You also need a case specific case holder that is different from the press shell holder! One thing to make sure you get it right is that the primers are seated deep enough. Please su…

Roestalker's reloading part 5 - Charging - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 5

Another episode in my reloading series this time charging. During load development I follow the procedure of weighting every load on my RCBS 502 scales, throwing a bit less using one of Lee scoops and then trickling the rest. Please subscribe to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=gregloginway Visit my channel: http:/…

Roestalker's reloading part 6 - Bullet seating - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 6

Sixth video in my reloading series is about bullet seating. I show how to set up a seating die and to adjust it to seat bullets to required depth. This is one of RCBS dies. A pair of good calipers is also very useful. Choosing a seating depth is a separate topic really. FOr a beginner it makes sense to seat to a length in a reloading manual or as I…

Roestalker's reloading part 7 - Crimp - Elaboracja amunicji myśliwskiej część 7

This video is about crimping. I use Lee Factory Crimp Die on some of my hunting cartridges. Crimping is the very last stage of reloading I do, after bullets are seated in the cases I run them all through the crimp die. Lee FCD is probably the best crimping die on the market and although many seater dies can do some sort of a crimp, this die is a lo…