Reloading Podcast – Chris Hodgdon Interview

Posted July 31st, 2010 in Links, podcast, reloading by Rob

James and Dan from Ammosmith.com join Rob to talk with Chris Hodgdon and answer some listener questions:

  • Bob offers some feedback on his concoction for cleaning brass with common household items.
  • What powder measure would you recommend for throwing small pistol charges like 3 or 4 grains.  I have an RCBS Uniflow but I am just not happy when trying to throw small charges.
  • Getting ready to start reloading for .223 in an AR-15.  I have never reloaded for .223 and will probably only load for an AR.  Would you recommend small base dies or is it really going to make a difference?
  • I was always told that I don’t need to trim my 45 ACP brass.  I’ve heard you and the ammosmith guys mention trimming handgun brass a couple times (I think the reference was 40 S&W).  Should I be trimming the 45 ACP brass or should I just measure and see if it needs it?
  • Have you ever seen the data from loaddata.com It sounds like a great resource, but I’m not sure how valid the data is.  Do you know if the data is tested?  I hesitate to trust any reloading data I see on the “interweb.”  I like the idea that my load data is tested to some safety standards and published in ink.

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