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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    Alright folks like the title says let me know what you have done today me I worked on some 223 for my ar deprimed 100 pieces so what about anybody else?
     
  2. Demi-human

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    I went through the whole shebang with one hundred and fifty nine, two-twenty three, also for an AR. I ran out of fifty five grain soft points and had to use some fifty grain SPSXs. Time to order more bullets.
    Then I went for groceries with the children and after, hit up the clay thrower with my twelve guage.

    Awesome day.
     
  3. ray15

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    I loaded up 200 rounds of 38 special range fodder with Titegroup I'll shoot this week. Thinking of loading up a ladder of 357 magnum with BE86. Need to do a run of 9mm too but doubt I'll get to it.
     
  4. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    First tried to get my old shortwave receiver to preform better....to no avail (too many trim knobs to mess with now....) bagged up the 200 rounds of 9mm that I primed the day before, Knocked the primers out of a couple of quarts of .223 and then started sorting through this fall's picked rifle brass from abandoned, unoccupied gravel pits. It is finally above zero degrees outside so will go back to the "room" when it gets cold again. Got brush piles to burn at the lake homestead this week.
     
  5. berettaprofessor

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    50 rounds of 300BO with Hornady 150gr SSTs and CFEBlk. Not that many rounds but had to set up a turret from scratch which took awhile, including dialing in the right charge. It’ll be faster next time.

    Test-fired a few too. Nice rounds.
     
  6. Hokie_PhD

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    I spent the weekend working on my loading bench design.

    I took plans that a friend sent me and looked at others on the web. Also looked at lots of picks. After taking ideas from them and working in the requirements, I came up with and initial design. Then I ran it past my dad who’s a civil engineer to make sure I’m building what I think!

    I would have gone to Lowe’s but it was way too cold.
     
  7. Allen One1

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    Not too much. Loaded 50 rounds of 6.5 Creedmoor for the match next Saturday. Ran a couple hundred cases through the wet tumbler.
     
  8. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Slow Sunday for me, just a dozen pheasant loads 12 gauge 1 3/8 oz 5 shot.
     
  9. sbwaters
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    50 Win AA 12 gauge #9 skeet loads to use up some Green Dot.
    50 9MM 125 gr BlueBullets with TiteGroup for IDPA.
    Thought about loading some RMR 9MM 124 gr RN with some Power Pistol I want to use up.
    Looked for another Hornady 9MM seating/crimp die so I can avoid adjusting my main load die. Didn’t find one used.
    Wondered if I should learn to use the PTX expander on the powder drop so I could use a seating and a crimp die instead.
    Spent time on THR.
     
  10. LoneGoose

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    Tumbled 300 .45 ACP cases and 200 .44 Special cases, and spent a lot of time on my computer at The High Road (computer's in the reloading room).
     
  11. Blue68f100

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    Cleaned up 200 rounds of 6.5 CM in prep to start the handload process. Used the FART SS beads since the outside temp was near 60F this afternoon before the rains started.
     
  12. Charlie98

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    Cleaned the darn thing out! Some years ago, I was able to move my reloading getup from the garage to an upstairs closet in an unused bedroom, my wife has since relented and allowed me the privilege of the entire room... so I spent most of today carting the scrapbooking and homeschooling crap out, and all the Good Stuff back in... finally corralled in one place. The bench stays in the sort-of mini walk-in closet because I can secure it, but now most of my ammo is in the main room on shelves and out from under my feet.

    I also tumbled the roughly 3000 cases I brought back from vacation, and sorted them by headstamp.

    I took a big leap forward, for me, anyway, and dumped about 2K Berdan primed 7.62mm cases I had been holding on too, for some reason. I know I'll never get to reloading them... might as well sell them for scrap.
     
  13. mavracer

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    Loaded 300 38 supers, did 150 yesterday. Trying to get caught up a little on my stockpiling just filled two 30 cal ammo cans with mid range 357 mags and 40 S&W before Christmas.
     
  14. LoonWulf

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    found my bench....
     
  15. Orcon

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    I was seasoning a powder funnel and drop tube, ended up dumping about 200 grains of Varget on the floor. Got some RMR 3GH test loads ready for my day off.
     
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  16. cfullgraf

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    My reloading room plans for today got kiboshed by a leaky water heater.:(
     
  17. Reeferman

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    Started decapping 1500 or so 223/556 cases on a Rockchucker. Made it to 150 before giving that up.
     
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  18. D.B. Cooper

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    Finished building my reloading bench this week. Set up my new Lee Classic Turret press yesterday and loaded my first 50 rounds of 44 special. Shot them all this afternoon. Will another 50 (with less powder in each this time) tomorrow.
     
  19. DRAINSMITH

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    Are you kidding the first day in over two weeks above twenty degrees? I made brass. Lots of brass.
     
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  20. rwilky78

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    I'm getting ready to load for 38 special/ 357 mag. I already have Titegroup and CFE- pistol. How are your loads with Titegroup?
     
  21. Toprudder

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    Too cold for me to want to venture out, so I worked on a bucket of 223 I have stockpiled. Decapped and wet tumbled (no SS pins) about 3000, and dried them in front of the fireplace insert that has been running non-stop for the past week. I also lubed, resized, and wet tumbled (with SS pins) another 1000.
     
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  22. Bartojc

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    Put together about 50-100 9MM rounds. Got interrupted. Went back and started tumbler with maybe 3-500 brass in it. That's it. Will finish up some 9MM tonight.

    -Jeff
     
  23. thomas15

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    Too cold to actually do anything constructive in my garage loading room. I did however find (for free) the 14th edition (1995) of the Handloader's Digest. I have been looking for an inexpensive copy of this volume for several years. I had see copies but way more expensive than what I wanted to pay. Now I have all 19 editions of the Digest.

    Hopefully we will get a tiny break soon in the weather, I'm starting to see the end of my ammo supply.
     
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  24. Nature Boy

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    I spent the weekend UNLOADING my ammo
     
  25. Charlie98

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    I feel your pain... I have something like 8K 5.56mm cases, I look at them, know I need to start working them... and just move on to something else after I order another case of factory.
     
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