My first rifle loads worked!

SgtDave

Private
Full Member
Minuteman
Oct 5, 2006
95
25
Bedford, Tx.
As a USPSA/3 gun shooter I have lots of experience with loading pistol ammo on my Dillon 650, but I was intimidated with rifle ammo. After reading all of the info on this site from you guys I finally gave it a wirl and everything worked. I have a Dillon 550 for rifle ammo that I used to load 50 rounds of 175gr. SMK's with RE-15 powder and winchester primers. I have a 700 AAC with a AICS and Vortex PST 6-24 scope that has been very accurate since I put it all together and attended a class at Tac Pro last year. With my new ammo I did a quick 100 yard zero and then went to 400 yards. I shot clays on the berm until it became boring and finally back out to 1000 yards. I hit the steel three times with the new ammo and couldn't have been happier. My two buddies who also had never shot that far did the same thing so I'm calling my ammo good.

Thanks to you guys for all of the solid information. This place is full of good rifle, optic, and ammo knowledge and I will always use it when I have unanswered questions.


Dave
 

donshaw

Sergeant
Full Member
Minuteman
Oct 29, 2009
104
0
39
Altenburg Missouri
Re: My first rifle loads worked!

What kinda load setup you use and what's your total length once bullet is seated?
Jw.
 

SgtDave

Private
Full Member
Minuteman
Oct 5, 2006
95
25
Bedford, Tx.
Re: My first rifle loads worked!

43 grains of RE-15 with an OAL of 2.80. I got the load from my speer loading manual as well as this site.
 

slowyellow

Sergeant
Full Member
Minuteman
Sep 17, 2012
275
1
36
Virginia Beach, VA
Re: My first rifle loads worked!

That's pretty awesome. 1000 yd accuracy out of a progressive. I suppose that my dillon 650 is normally accurate within .1 gr so it shouldn't surprise me that much. I guess that the cost of components drives me to single stage it, lol.
 

stang_j_99

Private
Full Member
Minuteman
Feb 24, 2011
94
0
45
Bryan TX
Re: My first rifle loads worked!

LOL I was scared to death to pull the trigger on "My" first round. I had heard so many horror stories about ppl blowing themselves up and such.