You asked about hand loading, so we listened! We have a special guest on the podcast who needs no introduction in the precision shooting world, Mr. Scott Satterlee. Scott is a renowned handloading “tinkerer”, and we wanted to go straight to the source for the latest information regarding handloading. Scott takes us through his process of brass preparation, when to trim and anneal cases, and his process for developing the load. There are mountains of information in this episode, so have a pen and paper handy! We’re really excited to have this opportunity to talk with Scott and to give you an opportunity to hear what he’s got to say. If you’re looking for more information on this, check out the link below to a recent article that Scott contributed to on the effects of bullet jump and accuracy written by the guys at the Precision Rifle Blog and Mark Gordon of Short Action Customs. We sincerely hope that this helps streamline your reloading process, spending less time at the bench and more time on the range.
Did finally get some velocity data after trying the mandrel die and I DID definitely see an improvement in SD. Went from 15 to 9 SD for a 4 shot string. The 5th shot blew it out to 13 but Im hoping thats just variance from the Chargemaster or since that batch if brass has been resized with the ball twice before using the mandrel for the last 2 loadings. .308 Lapua brass.
Can someone tell me how Scott sets his stations up on his progressive. I didn't catch exactly where the Expander Mandrel step was in this process. Station 1-Depriming, Station 2-Full Length Resize (Excluding the Expander Ball), Station 3-?