I gave ten bucks a bag for that stuff many moons ago. Back when I first got my k-31. I paid $2.99 for the separate boxes of ten, but in the bag, it was quite a bit cheaper. I miss those days. I had even thought seriously about starting to reload Berdan due to this cartridge. Then Graf's got boxer brass for them (PPU). The hunt was then on to find a bullet like the Swiss 174. I've never had the ability to get one as good as theirs.I feel old sitting here reminiscing about all the 60 round battlepacks I used to buy for about 35 cents a round. Now I'm going to go into hoarder mode and limit my K31 shooting...
Missed one:The “Good Old Days”
The list goes on.....
- 9mm Wolf for $70/1K
- 7.62x39 Wolf for $80/1K
- South African 5.56 for $140/case brown tubs for $200
- 7.62x51 Port for $149/1K
- 1919a1 kits for $300
I can remember the Deputy laughing at me when I asked him politely to hold the door open at a Indy1500 Show while I got a running start with the dolly to make it over the door threshold. He did and wished me a good afternoon. Lol
Wow, does that bring back memories of shooting in N. Syracuse in the late '60's early '70's! My fantastic Dad would drive me (everyone had sets of studded snow tires just for the Winter, October thru March) to a field near our house, get out the cardboard and mat, and we would just plink at everything! Great times, great memories!
Get the Redding sizer die. The chamber in the 7.5x55 was cut "roomy" so dirty ammo could get shoved in and fired. I think the part number of the die was 91235(?)I found a case of GP11 online for about .50 per round but my local range doesn't allow FMJ. Alsp the bullets have a jacket that has iron in it so it won't pass the magnet test either.
I bought the 7.5 Swiss dies and loaded my first box of 20 and discovered the sizer die bumps the shoulder back so far that the striker won't hit the primer. Never encountered that before.
Lastly, you guys are a bad in influence. I went to Swiss Products a ordered a scope base and a muzzle brake. They had rings also but I can't imagine they are any good for $13.
What sizing die are you using?Update to my previous post. Bought bullet and setback comparators to see if I could take the guesswork out of loading for my k31. Turns out my i wasnt bumping the shoulder back enough and the 180 grain SGKs were loaded too long. Now that I have that straight I hope to find an accurate load with H4350.