The information displayed on this site, including reloading and ballistics data, was derived from testing at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in their Ballistics Science Laboratory, Socorro, NM. Testing was performed with a range of bullet weights and propellant with the 6 mm MAXTM cartridge in order to establish SAAMI (Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers Institute ) performance standards. This information and data may vary considerably depending on many factors, including the components used, component assembly, the type of firearm and firearm’s condition used, reloading techniques, and safety precautions used.
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- NEVER MIX ANY TWO POWDERS REGARDLESS OF TYPE, BRAND, OR SOURCE.
- NEVER SUBSTITUTE ANY SMOKELESS POWDER FOR BLACK POWDER OR ITS SUBSTITUTE.
Carelessness or negligence can make reloading your own ammunition hazardous. The essence of reloading safety is proper handling and storage of primers and powder. As important is strict following of the instructions given by the manufacturers of the reloading equipment as well as the reloading components.
- USE THIS DATA WITH THE COMPONENTS SPECIFIED IN THE RELOAD DATA TABLES.
- REDUCE THE RIFLE CHARGE WEIGHTS BY 10% TO ESTABLISH A STARTING LOAD.
- DO NOT EXCEED THE LOADS DISPLAYED ON THE SITE.
SAFETY RULES TO FOLLOW DURING RELOADING
- Reload only when you can give it your undivided attention. Do not reload, when fatigued or ill. Develop your own reloading routine to avoid mistakes. Avoid haste, load at a leisurely place and keep in mind that absolutely no reloading under the influence of alcohol or drugs!
- Always wear proper eye protection.
- Store powder and primers out of reach of children and away from heat and open fire. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your powder canister. Never smoke during a reloading session!
- Keep no more powder than needed available. Immediately return the unused powder to its original factory container to preserve its identity and usable life time. Do not leave powder stored in your powder measure dispenser.
- Do not use any powder unless its identity is positively known. Scrap all unidentified powders according to the manufacturer’s instructions on your powder canister. Keep in mind that the trial-and-error method may lead to serious injury!
- Do not store primers in bulk! Bulk primers will very likely mass detonate. The blast of a few hundred primers corresponds to a hand grenade in a room. Do not force primers in any circumstances. Take special care when filling and handling auto primer feed tubes. Keep primers in their original factory packing until used. Return unused primers to their original packing.
- Do not use primers if their identity is lost. Discard them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Start loading with the starting load according to the loading data. If there is no indication of the starting load, use a 10 % lower charge than the listed maximum load. Increase the charge using small steps watching for overpressure signs from the primer and the case head at each step. If you detect overpressures immediately stop shooting and reduce the charge. Immediately disassemble the defective cartridges. NEVER EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LOADS!
- Check visually the powder level in the cases so you are absolutely sure that you have no double powder charge. When a double powder charge is fired it may result in a gun damage, personal injury, even death.
- If you change the lot of any component or if you change any of the components of your reload, you must develop your load from the starting load again. A different component as well as a component from a different manufacturing lot may cause changes in cartridge pressure.
- You must absolutely follow the given cartridge overall lengths (C.O.L.) according to the reloading tables. The change in the bullet seating depth has a significant influence on the cartridge pressure.
- Never reduce loads under the listed starting load.
- Keep your reloading bench in good order. Clean up spilled powder and primers promptly and completely. Remember that the reloading bench is not a temporary store for other tools, used car spare parts etc.
- Use your reloading equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Study the instructions carefully and don’t hesitate to ask, if you don’t understand everything.
- During reloading procedures also expose you to lead. Wash hands thoroughly before and after reloading. Also, do not eat or drink while you are reloading.
- Be safe!
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FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY (OR DEATH) AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
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