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45 Basic Case Forming Data

Basic instructions are run case into form die, then into trim die and trim excess, chamfer case mouth, run case into full length resize die and in most cases anneal cases. The instructions and dies required source is "RCBS Case Forming Instructions For The RCBS .45 BASIC CASE".  Norma 45-120 Cases sold at duckcreeksportinggoods.com can [...]

2019-04-21T06:48:37-06:00April 21st, 2019|Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on 45 Basic Case Forming Data

Hornady .308 178 grain ELD-X Review

    HORNADY #3074 ,308 diameter, 30 caliber 178 grain ELD-X bullet. (click here)  This bullet has a G1 ballistic coefficient of .552, overall a long sleek bullet that has a reputation for excellent accuracy and has proven record on big game situations.  The ELD-X line is a bullet that can serve both in competition [...]

2019-02-23T18:23:17-07:00February 23rd, 2019|Product Review, Reloading Components, Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on Hornady .308 178 grain ELD-X Review

450 Bushmaster, 250 grain bullets

Article by Denny McDaniels, Duck Creek Sporting Goods A project I have been working on is developing a load for a 450 Bushmaster. The barrel I used to assemble the upper is a Bear Creek Arsenal 16 inch that has a 1 in 24 inch twist. The brass is Starline and the bullets are the [...]

2019-01-30T00:29:18-07:00January 5th, 2019|Product Review, Reloading Components, Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on 450 Bushmaster, 250 grain bullets

Hornady ELD-X bullet review on Colo. Elk

Hornady #3076 200 grain ELD-X was chosen to use in the Savage Model 110 chambered in 300 Winchester Magnum. The ELD is a long bullet (1.533) so when choosing load data care must be exercised because max loads for a Nosler Partition is not obtainable with the ELD line. To illustrate below is the data [...]

2019-01-30T00:33:19-07:00October 30th, 2018|Hunting, Photos, Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on Hornady ELD-X bullet review on Colo. Elk

Reduced 22-250 Remington reloads

I find this reduced load in the 22-250 Remington fun to shoot because the rifle report is greatly reduced making it easier on your ears and the felt recoil is appears virtually eliminated. Other benefits are longer barrel life, which is perfect for me when plinking. I want to shoot more while punching wholes in [...]

2019-01-30T00:34:12-07:00May 28th, 2018|Reloading Components, Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on Reduced 22-250 Remington reloads

Comparison of 22-250 Remington Rifle Brass sold at Duck Creek

  Remington and Winchester are popular brands of 22-250 Remington brass sold at duckcreeksportinggoods.com, this article is a characteristic and performance summary based on my results.  The only cases prep performed was running brass through a neck size die to ensure case mouths are uniform prior to priming. My test rifle is a Ruger American [...]

2019-04-07T19:26:51-06:00March 26th, 2018|Product Review, Reloading Components, Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on Comparison of 22-250 Remington Rifle Brass sold at Duck Creek

Alternatives to Popular Rifle Brass

Article by Denny McDaniels Duck Creek sporting Goods (DCSG) strives to find not only desirable rifle brass calibers but also find alternatives that are cost effective to the reloaders-without sacrificing quality. For the 338 Lapua Magnum look at the Prvi Partizan offered here at $1.58 per cartridge cases ($79 for a bag of 50 factory [...]

2019-01-30T00:37:17-07:00January 5th, 2018|Reloading Components, Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on Alternatives to Popular Rifle Brass

300 Blackout, 155 grain Spitzers

Developing a load for a 300 AAC Blackout. The rifle used has a 16 inch barrel with 1:8 twist.  (barrels can be ordered for $110) Using Frontier’s .308 diameter 155 grain flat base Spitzer plated bullet, 16 grains of Hodgdon CFE BLK powder, Remington 7-1/2 benchrest primers and once fired 300 Blackout brass.  (Click here [...]

2019-01-30T00:37:40-07:00January 1st, 2018|Rifle Cartridge Reloading|Comments Off on 300 Blackout, 155 grain Spitzers