John's Loading Bench

Load Data and mastering the 3 degrees of freedom of a spin-stabilized bullet

Nice RL450 & 550B

My Loading Bench (Yup, I'm a hoarder)

 

Here is my Load Data for only the Pistols (9mm Luger, 38 special, 357 Mag, 45ACP, 45 Colt) and Rifles (22-250 Win, 223 Rem (gas operated), 357 Mag, 6.5mm X 50mm JAP, 30-30 Winchester, 308 Winchester, 30-06 (including M1 Garand), 300 Wby Mag, 35 Remington, 45-70 Govt.) that I actively reload. Note: my 357 Mag load is a universal load for Rifle and Pistol; my 308 Win load is for a gas operated action. My list includes a # of Rounds per Lb of power calculation, Bullet used, and Case Overall Length. Click Here to View the PDF file.
-> Click Here for Load Data on the Lyman 12 Gauge 525 Grain Sabot Slug (from Lyman 5th Edition)<-
Here is an informative article on Case Crimping from Exterior Ballistics. Click Here to View the PDF file.
>> Just added... Mildot Substensions Tables for Nikon 6-18x40mm scope (22-250 Varmint Load) and Simmons 6.5-20x50mm (300Wby Mag Varmint & Hunting Loads). It's in Excel Spreadsheet format so just modify your Bullet Drop (trajectory) data and let the formulas do the calculations for you. << Substension Link (Right Click on link and select "Save Target As" and save to your computer)
Metallic Cartridge powder Chart of Relative Burn Rates. Click Here to View the PDF file. Note: highlighted powders are the ones that I use.
Links to my favorite printable targets: Pistol Target, Rifle Target, & Rifle-Zero-In Target (all are in PDF format)
26" Bull Barrel,   1:14" Twist

Remington Model 700 SPS, caliber 22-250, Nikon 6-18 x 40mm AO
-- Carbon Steel Bull Barrel, 1:14" Twist, BDL Style Trap Door Magazine, 5+1 Capacity --
(Dick's Sporting Goods, $451 after $40 Remington Rebate, included rings and generic 4-12x40 scope)

 
5 Shots

March 7, 2010 - Nosler 50G BT w/ 34.5G Varget @ 100 Yds slight breeze L to R
Remington Model 700 SPS, cal 22-250

 

March 9, 2010 - Nosler 50G BT w/ 34.5G Varget @ 200 Yds slight breeze R to L
Remington Model 700 SPS, cal 22-250

 
Bang Flop

Mar 18, 2010: Nosler 50G BT w/ 35G Varget @ 250 Yards, no breeze, 60 degrees
Remington Model 700 SPS, cal 22-250

 
4 Shots
April 11, 2010: Nosler 50G BT w/ 35G Varget @ 100 Yards, 60 degrees
Remington Model 700 SPS, cal 22-250
 
2 Shot Load Test
May 10, 2010: Nosler 50G BT w/ 35G Varget @ 250 Yards, 60 degrees,
15 MPH wind R to L, Aim Point 4" to Right (1 Mil) wind compensation,
Remington Model 700 SPS, cal 22-250
 
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
"Chance Favors the Prepared Mind" -- Louis Pasteur
 

May 30, 2011: 2"/12 Caliber Cannon, 438 Grains, 1F Blackpowder
"NJ Muzzleloader"
 
no smoke -- no fun
Memorial Day 2011
Remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and pray for the men and women who currently stand the watch here at home, at sea, and on foreign soil
 

New Style Dillon Automatic Powder Drop Retro-Fix to function just like the 'old' Original Automatic Powder Drop
Three easy steps (for RL550B only) that will not damage or void the warranty on your Powder Drop