This cutie is the daughter of a dear friend of mine and fellow IDPA shooter. Being a responsible parent means to teach your kids ammo does not grow in the fields of amber wheat for free but must be carefully crafted for consumption.
She is loading her own special formula of AK 47 rounds:
3.0 gr VV N320
125 gr .357″ LRN bullet
Seated to 1.145″ OAL on necked up 45-70 cases.
Remington 5-1/2 primer
Start them young!
PS: In case you do not reload/handload, the formula above is complete BS. You never try what some unknown idiot in the interwebs says is a good formula unless you have hot desire of picking pieces of gun out of your face and hands..
Follow the damned reloading manuals, they are there for a reason.
8 thoughts on “Because we start them early.”
Might want to turn the rims down on the .45-70….but keep them for your Mosin loads! 😉
Ah the good old Classic Turret from Lee.
Very good starter press. Only one cartridge at a time lets you check everything (and adjust).
Also a good choice if you shoot moderate amounts of various calibers (switching from one to another takes only a minute).
I’m resurrecting mine to load 10mm “hot” loads for my Glock 40. Won’t be shooting tons of this stuff and the Lee makes it easy to tweak and fiddle.
PS: nice BS reloading data. You had me going back and forth between the pic and your “data”.
I was so confused reading that reloading data until I read the rest of the post…
I figured the “formula” was BS when I got to the bullet: 125-gr .357″ LRN?
In a .30-cal barrel? (Or, if you prefer metric: a 9mm projectile in a 7.62mm barrel)
Uh-uh. Not happening (more than once).
And I don’t even reload/handload!
There are people out there that love to push the limits and literally play with fire. They will read a data somebody wrote in a forum, try it and then bitch because their gun went KaBoom. Lawsuit ensues. And there are the other morons that go “You know? Them data in the manuals is written by lawyers. I know I can throw a powder charge 50% bigger in my .44 atomic Smith And Julius and it will shoot!” (Yes, once.)
Search in the blog for KaBoom, you should see some nice pics of catastrophic failures. And if I am not mistaken, searching “squib” will take you to what happens when you go way light in the charge.
A friend of mine once told of a shooter at an indoor range with a .44 Magnum. My friend said that when the guy fired a round, “it was like being in the same room with the sun.” Another shooter asked him what he was shooting. “Handloads.” How many grains of what kind of powder? “I just scoop the powder into it and put the bullet on top.”
In about two seconds, the guy had the range all to himself.
She’s just so stinking cute!
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