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Old December 5, 2010, 02:44 PM   #1626
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Need help

Hi guys. I'm new to this site so bear with me. I realize that this thread seems to be about pictures of your reloading area but I could use your expertise to find something out. I purchased a Dillon 550 and dies for 9mm, 380, and my 45. A friend of mine gave me some green dot for my 45. He said that the grain load shoudl be 6.4 g but everything in the literature says 4.9 to 5.3. I have a 230 g projectile. Alliant seems to say 5.3. So, can you provide me some insight as to the range I might go or direct me where I might look.

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Old December 5, 2010, 03:47 PM   #1627
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Go by what published manuals say, and especially if it is your first experience, work your way up from the lower end.
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Old December 5, 2010, 03:56 PM   #1628
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Go by what published manuals say, and especially if it is your first experience, work your way up from the lower end.
+1, furthermore it seems that the manufacturer doesn't recommend that powder when using jacketed bullets...are you using cast lead?

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Old December 5, 2010, 03:58 PM   #1629
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Depends on what 45 you are loading.. 45 Auto takes less powder than 45 Colt.. Get several manuals and compare.
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Old December 6, 2010, 04:45 PM   #1630
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This is ours. Not showing the Dillon 550-B's or the 1050R.
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Old December 9, 2010, 03:56 PM   #1631
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My setup

Thanks to my Friend & NRA instructor for idea & help
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Old December 9, 2010, 04:09 PM   #1632
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rikman, how did you get all of your equipment to stay on the ceiling?
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Old December 9, 2010, 04:09 PM   #1633
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Note to self, never listen to NRA instructor's ideas, hell of a time loading upside down....
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Old December 9, 2010, 04:12 PM   #1634
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LOL anti gravity machine from Midway USA! ;-)

Ugh, I don't know why "iPhone" pics keep doing that???? :-(((
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Old December 9, 2010, 04:15 PM   #1635
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Man, they really do sell everything!

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Old December 9, 2010, 06:33 PM   #1636
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Old December 10, 2010, 12:35 AM   #1637
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Folger's coffee cans FTW!!
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Old December 10, 2010, 05:43 PM   #1638
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Nice start but...
Your dog deserves better than walmart dog food
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Old December 10, 2010, 08:07 PM   #1639
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LOL @ Ol Roy. I think Ol Roy could be compared to humans eating off the dollar menu at Mc Donalds.
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Old December 10, 2010, 08:20 PM   #1640
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Missouri what in the heck are those huge circular things.
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Old December 10, 2010, 08:25 PM   #1641
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Your dog deserves better than walmart dog food
Lol Thanks. As far as the dog food I've tried others and it gives him the squirts. Plus, I'm no brand king so neither is he!
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Old December 10, 2010, 08:30 PM   #1642
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Started out simple...

Started out simple, but got more complexicated as time went by....





ETA my son hung the Randy Moss as a MN Viking pictures. I'll have to ask him if he wants them. I guess it's time to take them down.
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Old December 11, 2010, 01:02 AM   #1643
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Missouri what in the heck are those huge circular things.
I don't load shotshells so I can't be certain, but I believe those are feeders for the hulls and wads.

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Old December 11, 2010, 05:56 PM   #1644
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This is my corner of the basement... 12x22' room I claimed to hold my ammo and reloading stuff.

Reloading side


Storage side


Powder, bullets...


Ammo storage..


Messy bench...


The other messy bench..
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Old December 11, 2010, 07:50 PM   #1645
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I would say that would qualify as more of a "bunker" than a "basement"
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Old December 11, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1646
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I would say that would qualify as more of a "bunker" than a "basement"
Man, I'm glad I didn't take any pics of the food room or you'd think I were really paranoid. I have a 6 month supply of food for all 8 people that live in my house.
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Old December 11, 2010, 11:28 PM   #1647
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I wish I had a "basement" like that! Most houses in my area go up from ground level. No need for a deep foundation
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Old December 12, 2010, 12:15 AM   #1648
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It's my happy place. Every time I walk in there, I smile. At our old house, it was a rental. I loaded in the garage (and ruined some equipment from it being unheated..). We had too little house, too many kids.

When we were looking at houses, there were two requirements. 1) Enough bedrooms for my 5 kids. 2) A large reloading / gun room. We went and looked at *26* houses before finding this one. None of them had a room I could fit all my gun stuff in.

I walked in to that room in the basement of this house, turned around, and told my wife "this is it, this is home."

I had my bench re-assembled and reloading gear up and running before I even had the bed put together in the master bedroom. Man has to have his priorities, right?
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Old December 12, 2010, 03:15 AM   #1649
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Well it is not much but I dont have alot of extra room for my stuff, I have the garage, but it has other 2 wheeled toys in it...
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Old December 12, 2010, 05:42 PM   #1650
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where i spend way too much time (according to the wife) - i have the dillon superswage because i handle a lot of mil 5.56 - i use the little lee-press for depriming only

loaded ammo storage


i use these bins from lowes to move the brass through the processes and keep everything in order

I rigged my wilson trimmer to use the RCBS motor. I can actually go a lot faster using the handcrank but the motor is a lot easier on my fingers - i swap the trimmer with the concentricity guage underneath

the bench allows me to switch between my harrell single stage (for rifle ammo) and my lee turret (for handgun)

the back provides room for more storage

RCBS trimmate - one of the most-used items on my bench

when i move and build a new room, i'm going to skip the interchangable option and just build a longer or double-sided (if its in the center of my room like this one) bench and bolt everything directly to it. - other than that, i'm very happy with what i have
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