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Thread: Looking to get quickload

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    Looking to get quickload

    So as title says.
    Pitfalls ?
    Where to get it.?
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    I think its an outstanding tool if you like to consider a wide range of data - to me its better than a shelf full of Reloading books (but no substitute, all Quickload load information needs to be carefully verified from an independent source IMO).

    It has a few frustrating limitations in that it doesn't cover all powders and some projectiles, so some new ones like CFE BLK are not there.

    If you are prepared to understand and measure all the external variables it will give you very accurate velocity predictions (most of mine are within 10 fps or so once I have the rifle "set up"). From that you can assume that its pressure data is pretty accurate too (and man some poeple run hot loads, many make me cringe a little ).

    I got it (twice now over 20 years, lost the first copy) from the US supplier, he is excellent (but very occasionally slow to respond, I think he goes away shooting or hunting or the like).

    Cheers
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    Ive always wanted to get it to play around with subsonic loads in various cases. I recall the versions I saw used in the mid 2000's tended to underestimate velocities in the very big bore and long range cases, ( 408 chey tac, 505 gibbs etc).

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    +1 on what @Tentman said
    I got mine from the uk site quickload.co.uk took a week to get here
    New powders and bullets are available in their updates at a price tho

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    Does it go purely off case volume ? I am using small primer brass, does it take that into consideration?
    I believe it doesnt cover any primers? is that right?

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    No it doesn't spec primers, but the small primer brass won't be a problem, just weight fired cases for H2O volume. There are several variables besides case volume e.g. seating depth. It has a weighting factor that you can adjust to calibrate it right in, although its maybe more of an art than a science to use.

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    I’ve been using it for a couple of years and found its very good if you take the time to put the required data in. It gives you flight time through the barrel too and I use the figures from that and the free barrel time theory spreadsheet to get an idea what a good load might be. Have loaded for a few rifles using this method and it’s been very accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    Does it go purely off case volume ? I am using small primer brass, does it take that into consideration?
    I believe it doesnt cover any primers? is that right?
    If you have measured your case volume, and all other data is correct. Then you would alter the start pressure in order to get it to match your real world velocity.
    Start pressure can be used to take into account things like different primers, higher than usual pressure due to projectile kissing the lands etc etc.
    So basically, no it does not specifically cover primers, but it dosent make any difference either as you "true" it to your real velocity via start pressure.
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    "Free barrel time theory" I'm sure to be lost forever down the rabbit hole if I go there.
    There is allegedly a free download but I haven't managed it with my limited techy knowledge

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    Recently bought from UK and haven't delved too deeply into how works properly but seems like the case capacity is key to taking advantage of capabilities. This just further confirms adage about using same brass.
    Found very accurate also with pistol loads 9mm.

    I think it easily starts to pay for itself not only in consumables but in time at range as you can take punts on loads a bit more specific than loading through a full range.

 

 

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