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April 2013

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                                   APRIL 2013 NEWSLETTER

HAPPY EASTER from the crew of Titan Reloading.

Robin and I want to THANK YOU for your patience during this current product supply shortage. All of our ‘Out Of Stock’ items are on back order with Lee Precision and they are working hard to catch up to the sudden increased interest in reloading. The good news is that the folks there are holding up well and production is steady. I’m there, on average, 3 times a week to pick up orders and I’m still greeted with a smile.

We have a new member to the Titan crew. Her name is “Cassie”, a 38 lbs. German Shepard mix. She is already at work greeting customers to the store. Seems our crew chief, our 5 year old grand daughter, showed her how this is done already. At a year and a half, the puppy has mastered her new job quickly, I’m impressed. There’s nothing like a wagging tail I always say.

Lee Precision has released their new QUICK TRIM case trimming system for dealer shipments. We have already received some of the trim dies and the cutters and remaining trim dies are soon to follow. There are trim dies for all the popular rifle and pistol calibers including the .17 Rem and the .204 Ruger. CLICK HERE to read more on this new case trimming system.

We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the “FAQ” and “Help Videos” areas of our website www.titanreloading.com

Dennis / Titan Reloading

FEATURED PRODUCT:

Mini Digital Reloading Scale

From first time reloaders to competitive gun and archery shooters, MTM Case-GardTM introduces a pocket sized scale that is sure to satisfy all levels of sportsmen.

Features include:
• Easy to read, back-lit LCD display.
• Powder pan, custom designed to facilitate bullet, powder and arrow weighing.
• An extended, 3 minute auto shut-off.
• Up to 750 grain capacity.
• Plus or minus .2 grain accuracy.
• Measures in grains, grams, carats and ounces.
• Stainless steel sensory platform.
• High-impact, plastic sensory cover that doubles as large powder pan.
• Calibration weight and detailed instructions included.
• A high-quality, foam lined case for permanent storage and protected travel.
• Uses 2 AAA batteries(included) which are easy find.

Great for the reloading bench or a well equipped shooting box, the DS-750 is packed with features that shooting sportsmen needs.

INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

VMD Explanation

The Volume Measured Density (VMD) of a powder is the volume in cc’s (cubic centimeter) that one grain of powder occupies. This can be used to calculate the dipper, disk cavity or powder measure setting required to obtain a desired weight of powder.

Example:

If a powder has a VMD of .1064 , and the desired charge weight is 4 grains,

4 x .1064 = .4256, or . 43 cc’s

This would translate to the .3cc dipper, (because the next larger one is beyond.43 ccs) the .43cc disk cavity, and a .43cc setting on the Perfect powder measure.

Lee attempts to keep a current list of newer powders and their VMDs on the “Instructions” page of the Lee Precision website.

Determine a VMD on your own

Using any setting on your powder measure (preferably a whole number), drop a charge of the powder you wish to determine the VMD for. Weigh the charge. Divide the measure setting you used to drop the charge by the weight of the charge. The result is the volume (cc) of a single grain of powder (VMD)

CC setting (powder measure setting)
————————————————— = VMD (volume in cc’s for 1 grain)
Weight of the sample

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you repeat this process with any new container of the same powder because the powder companies allow themselves a 16% tolerance between batches. This can result in over charging if you work from the same setting and the next container of powder you get is more dense. In any case, ALWAYS CHECK your powder drop with a scale to be sure that the desired load data grain weight is achieved.

 

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