Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by LiveLife, Dec 31, 2015.
If so, what do you plan to do in the coming year?
My plan is to cast outdoors but due to much rain that falls in our area, I will be building a new covered work area attached to the work shop.
I resolved that regret through Where are there reloading components thread and thanks to Recob's and other online vendors, have all the powders restocked (along with some new ones) except Promo but I have plenty on hand along with 8 lbs of Red Dot so will restock Promo when I find some.
Nearly 2 years ago I moved and went from having a large shop with all my stuff set up to having a press and powder measure screwed to a 2x8 that I attach to my apartment's bar with C-clamps. It's a huge PITA and because of that I rarely drag it out and use it. I think I set it up 3 times the entire year.
Due to circumstances beyond my control ...
Something I wanted to do this year and never got to was to record some chamber pressure curves. Not with a focus on actual pressure but a focus on the actual pressure curves for some different 308 Winchester loads using different powders. Maybe in 2016 it will happen. On the bright side I did get several new loads over the chronograph and had some good quality range time put in.
I hope to change that as my New Year's resolution.
On the other hand, I did fire up the "bullet casting machine" for the first time in 20 years. I just had to try powder coated bullets.
Hopefully in 2016 I will be able to include an additional caliber in my reloading stable.
OTH, I resolved several years ago to never make another New Year resolution.
Going to shoot the BP rifle that my Uncle never finished (that I put together a few years ago) and make my first batch of BP from scratch.
Next years refinement:
Instead of priming all brass as part of the "prep" process, consider priming as part of the load and matched to the powder within the batch.
4 presses on the bench now.
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