What do have waiting for you in the reloading room?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GeoDudeFlorida, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    977
    Location:
    SE Washington State
    Brass to wet tumble, tumbled brass to process, processed primed brass to load. And that’s just .223/5.56. Grateful that I have the necessary components on hand to get to it all, some day. Even being retired, seems hard to find the time. Hmmm, maybe less time on the tablet on forums like this? :neener:
     
  2. Goofball84

    Goofball84 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2021
    Messages:
    71
    Location:
    Western NY
    Brass processing. Have to size, deprime, and tumble 10k 45acp, 8k 40 S&W, 4k 9mm, 500 308, 1k 223/5.56, 500 30-06. Just finished about 7k 38 spl.
     
  3. MakBaba

    MakBaba Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2020
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Kentucky
    200 once fired LC 556 brass waiting on my EP 2.0 annealer to show up.
    Also need to catch up on 9mm
     
  4. Buzznrose

    Buzznrose Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,549
    Location:
    New Braunfels, TX
    Do you work at a range? Seems like a heck of a lot of brass...24K pieces?
     
    IALoder and GeoDudeFlorida like this.
  5. tominboise

    tominboise Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2021
    Messages:
    240
    I have a 3lb coffee can full of 45ACP brass, that needs to go into the tumbler and then be loaded. I also have a few thousand 223 Rem and 5.56 brass that I've been collecting, that need to be processed, but they will likely sit in the box they are in for awhile. I don't shoot that much 223 and I have another few thousand loaded up and a few thousand beyond that that are ready to go. Ridiculous, really.
     
  6. stillquietvoice
    • Contributing Member

    stillquietvoice Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    2,819
    Location:
    Upstate ny
    Need to finish processing 556 brass 5 to 600 pieces, but first I need to load some up for 2 range trips this coming weekend. Also have 243 win, 7mm08 to load up about 150 cases each, as well as 2 new calibers 7x57 mauser and 6.5x55 sweede. Before I can load for the sweede I need to procure some 140 gr projectiles.

    So a lot to do and a short time to do it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022
  7. Goofball84

    Goofball84 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2021
    Messages:
    71
    Location:
    Western NY
    No. I caught them at an auction. They were going cheap so I couldn't pass them up.
     
  8. bdb242

    bdb242 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Messages:
    124
    Have 181 pieces of 6MM Remington brass from Winchester that I bought in the early 90's for a rifle that is no longer chambered for that caliber. It has been wet tumbled, resized, annealed and trimmed. It is ready to load. Anybody looking for some brass? Or should I start looking for another 6MM rifle?
     
  9. 1976B.L.Johns.

    1976B.L.Johns. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1,940
    Location:
    Northern Minnesota
    You do know that a lot of the members here are enablers, doncha?
     
  10. bdb242

    bdb242 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Messages:
    124
    Why yes I do.
     
  11. GeoDudeFlorida

    GeoDudeFlorida Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2020
    Messages:
    7,750
    If you have to ask, you already know the answer. :thumbup:
     
  12. splattergun

    splattergun Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,168
    Location:
    Utah
    Yessir, I feel the same way.
     
  13. SingleActionAndrew

    SingleActionAndrew Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2021
    Messages:
    154
    230gr Nosler JHP waiting for me
     
  14. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    5,381
    Location:
    Piedmont/Triad, NC
    I still have those 308 cases Geo Dude Florida sent me waiting for me to get a small base die for them. I tried to resize them for my 760 Remmy and they still won't chamber.
    Ordering the die today, Midway USA has them on sale for half price. Then I need to quit procrastinating.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022
  15. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,738
    Location:
    S/E Michigan
    150 +/- 223 TO BE PROCESSED
    400 NEW BRASS 357 TO BE LOADED
    450 NEW BRASS 380 TO BE LOADED
    400 NEW BRASS 762 X 39 TO BE LOADED
    100 NEW BRASS 243 TO BE LOADED
    150 NEW BRASS 45 ACP TO BE LOADED.
     
  16. rdinga

    rdinga Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    2000 pcs of Wolf Gold factory primed brass from way back when they dirt cheap, 2000 RMR 69 HP and an 8 pound jug of Ramshot Tac. Time to Celebrate the 4th with some quality time on the Dillon.
     
  17. IALoder

    IALoder Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2020
    Messages:
    911
    Added 25 pcs LC .308 brass and 15pcs .243 brass both ready for primers and loading to the 2 loads of brass that need wet tumbled....
     
    stillquietvoice likes this.
  18. Barbaroja

    Barbaroja Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2020
    Messages:
    1,348
    Just moved, combining my reloading room with my dads existing reloading room. Need to build a new bench that will accommodate my presses. I’m going to be shooting a lot more rifle rounds and what I have loaded up will not suffice for very much longer.
     
    IALoder, lightman and GeoDudeFlorida like this.
  19. stonecutter2

    stonecutter2 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,210
    Location:
    Bloomington, IL
    I have a box of 50 45ACP that I got at some point and need to disassemble because I just don't trust them...first, because I didn't load them. Second, the primers on many seem distorted/dented and that means someone wasn't paying attention. They are all lead cast bullets, and I tried using my hammer puller but it took so much effort just to get one bullet to pop out of the 50. I may resort to just yanking the bullets off with a wrench or something.

    Anyone have suggestions for how to pull bullets easier than with a hammer type puller - i smack away with that thing in general and make no progress. Hard surfaces, wood, a hockey puck. Bullets take forever to remove - good workout though :)
     
    IALoder likes this.
  20. stonecutter2

    stonecutter2 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,210
    Location:
    Bloomington, IL
    I was in this same situation until about a month ago. I got stuff out of the way, organized a little and eventually I got back to building the stash :) Good luck!
     
    Buzznrose, cfullgraf and IALoder like this.
  21. Soonerpesek

    Soonerpesek Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,020
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    There have been many on this forum that advocate using your press and wire cutters to grab the bullet...I can't remember the thread title, but I bet a quick search would bring it up...
    I have not tried that method, but quite a few folks say it saves time and energy.....makes a lot of sense.....:thumbup:
     
    NewHamshooter, IALoder and Y-T71 like this.
  22. Y-T71

    Y-T71 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    605
    Location:
    Ohio
    Yeah, remove any die you might have in your press, place the offending ammo in the appropriate shell holder and run the ram up and out of the top of the press, grab the bullet with, side cutters, pliers, dykes whatever you can get a good grip on it and lower the ram, bingo.

    I have to say that I've never had any problems using the hammer type pullers with big, 'ol heavy pistol bullet; the extra weight seems to aid kinetic energy in getting them to pop free.

    Seems like you have good neck tension and possibly a healthy crimp.

    Jus wonder if they weren't treated with some mouth sealant as well...
     
    Soonerpesek and IALoder like this.
  23. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    11,611
    Location:
    East TN
    Wood and a hockey puck have too much give in them to efficiently remove bullets with a kinetic bullet puller. Too much energy is lost deforming the striking surface.

    I use a farrier anvil as the striking surface. A few good whacks and the bullet is out.

    I happen to have the anvil but a hunk of steel plate would work well or the anvil portion of a bench vice.

    Do not strike against concrete. It will spall and throw bits of concrete around.
     
    Buzznrose and IALoder like this.
  24. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,160
    24k is a good start.
     
    Walkalong, Buzznrose and IALoder like this.
  25. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    72,911
    Location:
    Alabama
    I have those T&B .32 Cal 64 Gr SWCs waiting for me, I really need to get them loaded tonight or in the morning and go shoot them tomorrow.
     
    IALoder and GoldieMI like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice