Got Loads? How about a daily loading report


April 10, 2010, 08:55 PM
I was out in my shed, loading some 124gr FMJ's into 9mm's, and thought that it might be fun to see what others are loading today. I loaded 600 9mm's, and switched to the same bullet in the .38 Super. Loaded 200 Supers. What did y'all get done today? We might have to do a "shooting report" along with this.:)

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April 10, 2010, 10:12 PM
Didn't do any loading today, so how about a rolling report from the week's activities? Started earlier this week making .223 match reloads; 139 on the first night (Monday IIRC), backed by 133 on the second night. These are loaded with Varget, CCI-BR4 primers and 77gr Nosler HPBTs seated to 2.255" OAL (fits in an AR-15 magazine for Service rifle shooting). Then came the 260 rounds of 115gr 9mm FMJ using Power Pistol and CCI-500 primers.

Oh, and today I shot up 44 rounds of .223 match ammo, but it was an older lot I loaded with CCI-400 small rifle primers.

April 10, 2010, 10:12 PM
I just got done loading 500 .40S&W, 180 grain Missouri Bullet Co. with 4.7 grains of Unique.

April 10, 2010, 10:39 PM
I loaded 50 .45 ACP, Hornady hollow points, using 5.4 grains of Titegroup. The load is from the Hornady book----I've never used Titegroup for 45 before, been a Unique guy before. To the range tommorow!

April 10, 2010, 10:41 PM
40 rounds of .32-20. Twenty each of two different powders. 8 rounds of .223.

Captain FU
April 10, 2010, 10:48 PM
No reloading today, but I did go to some firearms training and spent 750+ rounds of .40

April 10, 2010, 10:50 PM
100 .45 acp 5 gr of bullseye, 230 gr hornady fmj

April 11, 2010, 12:08 AM
No loading for me. I *un* loaded some previously hand loaded .380ACP, 9mm, .38 Special, 10mm, .45ACP and .223 Remington.


Jesse Heywood
April 11, 2010, 12:56 AM
No loads for me today. I dismantled my press yesterday and need to get on the lathe and make some parts before it goes back together.

April 11, 2010, 01:29 AM
Haven't loaded in a few weeks; out of bullets, and not going to shoot my remaining reloads until I've replaced my stock. Waiting on my final CC payoff paycheck before I call up Missouri to try out some of their stuff...

...but in the spirit of the thread, i bought a new roller handle for my press. Decapped a bunch of 9mm today, just so I could try it out. ;)


April 11, 2010, 01:44 AM
Loaded some 338 Lapua for the new stick (maybe 20 rounds)...just some basic fireforming/barrel break in loads. Also did some more research on 95 grain 6mm bullets for the 243 AI.


April 11, 2010, 02:40 AM
I didn't complete any rounds today, but I sized, cleaned, primed, and flared 100 pieces of 45 acp, and prepped and primed 20 7.5 x 55 cases.

April 11, 2010, 02:40 AM
Assembled about 30 rounds of .223 for my new Howa 1500. Trying to find out what it likes to eat in the way of OAL and powder. Runnin' down the variables...

April 11, 2010, 02:49 AM
Tried out a bunch of 54R loads for the new M39 Finn. Standouts so far were the D166 loads using N140 (45) and IMR 4064 (42). But more tweaking is needed.

April 11, 2010, 06:29 AM
Loaded some 124 gr. Hornadys in 357 SIG with some Win 540(HS6), been using AA#9.

I wanted to try the HS6 as I have a jug of it left over from 20 ga shotshell reloading.

Going to unload some of today over the chronograph to see how they measure up.

Jimmy K

April 11, 2010, 12:10 PM
Unloaded a few..load a few tomorrow

April 11, 2010, 12:23 PM
Some .44 Mag to shoot with my son today - 18.6 gr of 2400 behind 240 gr Berry's LSWC.

April 11, 2010, 12:25 PM
45's last week.
Now I gotta shoot 'em...

April 11, 2010, 12:30 PM
100 380acp Berry's RNHB 3.2 W231.

April 11, 2010, 01:15 PM
I cleaned and calibrated 1000 .357 Mag today.

Ky Larry
April 11, 2010, 02:03 PM
Didn't get any reloading done today but I did empty some brass. Went to the range this morning ang shot some .223's, 243's, .38spl's, and some.22lr's.:D

April 11, 2010, 02:50 PM
Loaded 50 rounds of 45-75 WCF. Cleaned my 1000 pc stash of 38-40 WCF. Changing my Dillon 650 from 357 to 45ACP this evening.

April 11, 2010, 03:03 PM
No loading but finished prepping and priming 520 .223 cases. First time using the X-die.

April 11, 2010, 03:10 PM
Yesterday I loaded 400ea 230 grain 45ACP bullets with 5.3 grains of HP-38, about to do the same again. I need to load all I have up since the loading room is going bye-bye this summer.

April 11, 2010, 04:14 PM
I like the responses. Seems we all have different progressions for our reloading. Some do bulk for pistol rounds; some prep cases for rifle or precision reloads. Some have stepped away from the bench to burn em up. Keep it up. Makes the whole reloading thing more personal. I was back at it again today (Sunday), and loaded 400 .38 Supers. Only split 4 cases, and only crunched one case and 2 primers (sideways).

April 11, 2010, 04:30 PM
Loaded 150 rounds of .45 auto yesterday. I used 5.0 grains IMR 700-x with a 200 grain Missouri LSWC. I shot them all today. Very satisfied with this combo. I used my Chip Mccormick mags I just got from midway and I didn't have ONE malfunction. Unbelievable what a difference that made.
I've been single staging so far and really want to step up to a progressive.

April 11, 2010, 04:46 PM
Lets see, yesterday I loaded 250 45 colts, as follows:

100 255gr LSWC(Missouri Bullet Cowboy #9) in Starline Brass over 6.0gr AA#2 with Win LPP.

***150 300gr LTC(Missouri Bullet Silohoutte) in Winchester brass over 18.3gr 2400 with Win LPP.***
45 ACP as follows:

300 230gr LRN (Missouri Bullet Softball) in CCI and Win Brass over 5.3gr AA#2 with Federal LPP.

Then today I started out on 357s:

200 158gr LSWC(Missouri Bullet 357 Action) in starline Brass over 14.4gr 2400 with Wolf SPP

200 125gr JHP(Rocky Mountain Reloading-montana gold) in starline brass over 15.5gr 2400 with Wolf SPP

***Over max load for 45 colt, shot out of a blackhawk only

April 11, 2010, 04:58 PM
Reloading M1 carbine using the last of my old 100 gr. Speer Plinkers ( from 1980's )
12.8 gr. of H110 with a CCI mag primer.
This is for my Iver -Johnson carbine---I don't load heavy for this rifle---:eek:
Wife going out of town tomorrow(5 days)---too bad I'm too damn old to drink, smoke & play around---Just barley able to reload...:D:D:D

April 11, 2010, 05:45 PM
A thousand rounds of .45ACP 200 SWC.

April 11, 2010, 06:02 PM
300 rounds of 9mm with 124gr hp.
200 rounds of .223 with 55gr FMJBT

April 11, 2010, 08:05 PM
I hand loaded 5 rounds of 7.62 Russian. That's it. No really, that's it.

I did start to do another 5 but only neck sized/deprimed 1 case.

Sometimes you feel it, other times... you just want to surf.


April 11, 2010, 09:00 PM
I loaded 50 rounds of 5.56 today: 62 gr FMJ over 24.5 gr BL-C(2). Loaded 50 of the same Friday. Loaded 125 rounds of .40S&W earlier in the week: 155 gr Hornady XTP over 5 gr HP-38.

April 12, 2010, 11:23 AM
Well, yesterday I put together 50 rounds of .500 S&W with 300 grain Hornady bullets and varying charges of Lil Gun (10 each of 5 charge weights).
Lighter charge weights were using once-fired after reaming the primer pockets to fit WLR primers, heavy weights were in new Starline brass.

I also put together about 30 rounds of .45 ACP using primed cases from rounds that I had pulled down (shaved plating on bullets, not enough case mouth flare) and used 5.5 grains of 231 under a 200 grain Berry's round nose.

April 12, 2010, 01:12 PM
Mostly casting this weekend.

April 12, 2010, 01:14 PM
Last week I loaded a bunch of different .38 special wadcutter rounds. 24 rounds each of a couple different charge weights of Bullseye, Red Dot and Trail Boss and with Speer lead 148gr. HBWC and Berry's plated 148gr. HBWC.
Took 'em all to the range on Friday and with my 6" Model 14 PPC gun, after some careful testing and comparisons, I arrived at the following conclusion:
They all group better from even a shaky rest than I'm capable of shooting with an unsupported gun, so until I get a lot better (and get some prescription shooting glasses) it doesn't make much difference which load I shoot.

April 12, 2010, 03:03 PM
No reloading yesterday, but I sold all of my .44 Magnum reloading supplies and ammo to my shooting buddy for his S&W M329 (sold him a quantity of jacketed bullets, H-110 and W296 powder, CCI 350 primers, and commercial ammo, and gave him some reloaded shotshells). Interestingly, every single thing I sold to him was "out of stock" at MidwayUSA... Plus, the 50 shotshells are worth $73.95 at current prices ($14.79 for ten .44 Magnum shotshells?!)!

April 12, 2010, 03:19 PM
Loaded 50 rounds of .45 ACP with 4.9 of Bullseye and 50 rounds of 5.0 grains of bullseye. Off to the range in the next couple days to test em out. According to my Lee book the never exceed is 5.0 grains and the powder fills quite a bit of the case.

April 12, 2010, 04:09 PM
Just got done prepping the last 100 of my 223 cases about to put 24.5 grains of IMR 4895 in them with a 55 grain FMJ.

April 12, 2010, 04:24 PM
Lets see,Friday I loaded 200 115 mg 115 fmj 4.8 w231.
Saterday I unloaded about 150 9mm,and tested velocities with several different col.Also shot 100 vmax out of my AR15.
Sunday I unloaded 150 200gr LSWC out of my 1911 and tumbled 500 casings for same.
this week Ill be working on 9mm,45's and hopefully some .223

April 12, 2010, 11:22 PM
Tonight, I had planned on loading a batch of .45 acp. When I pulled out my measure, I saw that it was still set for my standard 38 spl load. So, I filled it up with Unique, weighed a few charges to verify, and loaded up 100 rounds with 4.3 grains under a 158 LSWC.

April 13, 2010, 03:04 PM
Just finished up the last 250 .308 loads. I am now going to pack all my gear and components up so the loading room can become a baby room. Who knows how long until I get my reloading space somewhere else.

April 13, 2010, 04:13 PM
congrats on the baby, Mags

April 13, 2010, 04:52 PM
Thanks LGB.

April 14, 2010, 12:15 AM
Running behind-again, I loaded 150 9mm 124JHPs for last Saturday's match.

I need to get back to the bench to load more 9mm for this Saturday morning's steel match and afternoon USPSA League shoot.

I need to quit work.

April 14, 2010, 12:22 AM
Hey Mags, There may not be a good reason for someone to lose their loading room. But this is definitely an acceptable reason. Congratulations on the youngin' they are a blessing.

Boy howdy, I'm glad we are too old for 'em anymore!
But grandbabies, now they are even better! :D



Oh yeah, back on topic, I didn't load any today but I did clean up some of the mess. I think someone comes in while I'm not paying attention and makes those messes.:rolleyes:

July 7, 2010, 04:40 PM
Bought some hornady 250gr XTP's, sized to .452.

Couldn't find load data, but Alliant has 260gr JSP with 4.1gr of Bullseye for a starting load.

Loaded a few in increments of 0.1grs from 4.0gr to 4.4grs. Goin to range later to check'em out.

July 7, 2010, 04:51 PM
Cast 100 9mm boolits, just seeing how hot the garage will get, in July in AZ. It got slightly warm. Still got 100 new slugs for a little time spent, and about $.25 in electricity.

Kentucky Jelly
July 8, 2010, 11:39 AM
I have been prepping over 1,000 pieces of LC 5.56 brass for what seems like an eternity. Have them all sized and swaged. Might have 100 trimmed/chamfer/deburred/primer pocket prepped. I will then be loading them with Hornady 75gr hpbt over rl17 and varget.

I did load some .40 S&W to break up the swaging.
185gr Hornady XTP 6.6 power pistol, win sp, win brass averages 20 fps less than factory Hornady. Shoots great out of a P99.

July 8, 2010, 04:52 PM
A few days ago, I reloaded 299 rounds of .45ACP. 299 because I had to scrap one primer and didn't want to open another pack to make it an even 300. Anyways, I have a rule that I try to reload at least 1.5-2 times as much as I shoot.

Kevin Rohrer
July 9, 2010, 10:08 PM
No reloading today. I am setting up a second bench and I mounted a Lyman 55 on it, plus an old CH 111 press I recently acquired, and finished up by mounting a Lachmiller primer press beside it.

Tomorrow I will be dismantling a Lyman All-American press I got the same time as the CH for cleaning and painting.

July 9, 2010, 10:16 PM
More .45.

I'm hoping to have 1000 done before pistol training on the 17th.

August 7, 2010, 12:39 AM
Yesterday I loaded 24 Rd's of .45 colt with the Missouri 250gr RNFP. These are test loads using W-231 powder. To night I'll load another 24 or 30 rounds with American Select power. Also test loads. There one more powder I'm curious about, that is Titegroup. Does anyone have some experience with this powder? I'm not interested in hot velocities, factory levels will do fine. What I am interested in is accuracy and how clean it burns.

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