I am John, I joined the CBA in January and should have posted my 'howdy I am the new guy' post back then but I was a little shy I guess. I am in the North Eastern USA, in New England.
I have been hand loading a few years and casting bullets for about a year or so. I enjoy it more than I should, but it is really one of the neatest things I have done (I am sure most of you probably feel the same). I feel like I enjoy casting and hand loading more than shooting now. I also enjoy shooting more than ever now that I cast my own bullets and hand load my ammunition. I love casting, hand loading and shooting, pistols and rifles.
I am currently working up loads in .308 Winchester with the Lee 150 gr flat nose bullet. I am getting great groups at 75 yards but 2-3 inches of bullet drop. I want to try a couple different bullet profiles and powders. Winter put the brakes on my testing. I am using cast load data from Lyman and the Lee reloading manual, again good groups but the bullet drop is large to me. If anyone wants to message me any suggestions on my 308 endeavors please feel free to do so. I know I should get a different mold if I want to go farther down range.
I tend to get 'long winded' once I am rolling so I will stop now.