The gentleman through in a new set of Lee dies and 100ea. 356 brass. I went to the gun shop yesterday and bought a lb. of H-335 and have ordered 200gr. Remington bullets from MidSouth Shooting Supplies.
When they get here I'll start.
Thanks for the complaments, I do think I got an outstanding deal.
Hope you enjoy it. Been playing with my 356 that I made from a 444 marlin. I reform 444 brass(didn't cut the extractor cut in the bbl just right and won't eject 356 brass) which works fine. My gun likes the 200 rem. real well, but the 220 speer the best---will use that one on elk. Save the 200 rem for my 35Rem. Loading now, some 180 speers for whitetail hunting in OK. Using AA2015br and getting 2700fps out of my rifle with 1.5" groups at 100yds. Sight in 3" high at that range, still 1" high at 220 yds, and about 8" low at 330 yds(our gongs are at 200 & 300 meters)
Lee dies are the way to go, and don't forget about the factory crimp die. you will need it with the Rem. bullets. The cannelure is set in the wrong place for a 356. With that powder, you stand to do 2500fps at its max loading. (Hodgdon). The velocity will go way over what they estimated. In talking to factory rep, the data is old and was very much UNDER the 50,000 pressure the guns were rated too. My gun handles this load like its an everyday affair. Very impressive light display as well. :lol:
I use the Lee Crimp die because the cannelure is in the wrong place. Just set the COAL you want, and crimp. It does NOT need the cannelure. I use REmington because of overall performance, and of course price. 8)