Evening folks, I would appreciate if some of the seasoned reloaders amongst you would have a look at the following photos and tell me what looks the better load.
Today I tried my home made bullets for the first time and once I got over the initial fear of pulling the trigger on a home made round my mind was at ease and I could be hooked!
The pictures below show the round with 40, 41, 42, 43 and finally 44 grains of N160.
Bullets were 85gr speer, all cases weighed the same and were the same length and all bullets were also weighed and identical weights so the only differing factor should be the powder weight.
With the 41 and 42 grain loads it looks like I have pulled a shot and in the 40 grain, there are two bullets through the same hole (bottom one).
I am planning on loading the 40, 41 and 42 again and trying tomorrow (hopefully not pulling a shot again!)
I measured the distance with calipers of the furthest point of each group and it was as follows:
40gr 0.0000 for pair and 0.6605 incl all 3 shots
41gr 0.4960 for pair and 1.7280 incl pulled shot
42gr 0.4840 for pair and 1.5990 incl pulled shot
Does this all look normal?
I did notice that after the shots there appeared to be a lot of black sooty stuff on the cases which I don't notice on factory rounds.