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What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Jack Ryan

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    Are you lubing those BEFORE you run them through the sizing die?

    I've done THOUSANDS and never had one "hang up" and NEVER cleaned the sizing die.
     
  2. Mowgli Terry

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    I am cleaning some scrounged 44 Magnum brass. Scrounging is history at our club. I couldn't fill my ball cap with the loose brass there since the last famine. Plans for making bullets put on hold. Got worn out working in the yard. There has not been much progress here on the 30 caliber lead bullets save in a ratty old Savage 110 FP in 308. My 201-KT drops bullets at 203grs. My alloy is unnecessarily hard. Scrounging lead has worked out better. I'm finding very few coated bullets in the backstops. This lack may to do with older shooters who have worked out means of making good bullets the old way.
     
  3. Legionnaire
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    Measured to the lands on my 22-250 Ackley and built 18 OCW test loads (three rounds at each of six charge weights). Hope to be able to test next Saturday.
     
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  4. drband

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    Loaded 150 9mm. Tumbling some .22TCM fired brass.
     
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  5. CharliesHammer

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    Sorry bad wording on my part, the hang up is after the plunk test on my tightest spec 9mm. The few that were hanging up had some damage from the extractor at the head.
    I submitted a thread last week as I was have an issue with some 9 brass with bulges at the base. I got allot of quality responses from THR members. I got a new FL Lee resizing die and loaded 500 last night. I had one out of 500 fail to seat properly in a three week old 1911. I also shot 100 out of my older reloads and had zero issues in one of my Glocks.
     
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  6. GBExpat

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    Cleaning and reorganizing the gun bench.

    I was happy to find 100 prepped & primed 5.56 cases in blocks about which I had forgotten.

    Because of those I shall be able to move forward much sooner with determining loads for my newly-received 16lbs of WC-844. :)

    ... and, yes, both 8lb canisters exhibit the same Lot#. ;)
     
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  7. Erief0g
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    Went to the range with the wife. Got lots of pick up brass.
    She shot her brand new never fired hk vp9. It was glorious!
    Came home, sorted the brass by caliber. Tumbled about 800 9mm and about 600 45acp.
    Set up the Dillon for my rmr 124gr mpr bullets. After checking all my barrels I'm making this production to fire in the scorpion, cz sp01, and hk vp9. The shadow and xds just don't have the room for the mpr profile without pretty deep seating.

    Cranked out 1000 rounds of 9mm.

    Cleaned the pk380, vp9,sp01, and scorpion today as well
     
  8. Erief0g
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    Case gauged 1000 9mm and boxed up with the load card in box.

    Tumbled, dried, and counted 386 SW 40 caliber cases, have a buddy looking to purchase and wasnt sure what I had.

    Tumbled and dried another 600 or so 9mm assorted head stamp brass that will get passed along. I usually only keep about five head stamps. Not that they are better, just the most amount of them come out of my range. Blazer, RP, Federal, Winchester, and sellier & Bellot. Have a few thousand of each of those.
     
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  9. JeffG

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    I loaded 50 subsonic 308 rounds. Home moly coated 180 gr roundnose Sierra, about 950fps.
     
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  10. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    My son loaded up about 150 rounds of .45Colt this morning before we went to the range.
    255gr LSWC over 8.0gr of Unique.
    He was checking our supply of .45Colt and thought we needed a few more for our range trip.
     
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  11. tcj

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    Just came in from loading about 1,200 of 9mm.

    Tomorrow will be time to clean the press and reconfigure it for 45 Colt.
     
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  12. Jack Ryan

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    I'm in the middle of a big truck project the past few weeks and PLANNED on hitting that hard today. Got out EVERYTHING to start with, welder, cables, tools, extension cords, parts, walked up to the house to get the battery charger and it starts raining half way back to the barn lot.... screwed again.

    Put all that away and went to work in the 9mm factory. That has a roof over it. Poured about 1500 bullets. About half way through lubing and sizing them so far this evening.
     
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  13. km101

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    Cast ~300 .38 wadcutter bullets, then sized/lubed them. Later I loaded 150 rounds for some testing at the range.
     
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  14. drband

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    Finished case prep and loaded 130 .22TCM.
     
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    Trail Boss? What is your recipe if you are inclined to share?
     
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  17. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Little busy in the reloading room today.
    Separated brass from the last two weekends shooting sessions and loaded up the tumblers, one each with .41Mag, .44Mag and .45Colt.
    After I tumbled them, I resized, deprimed and flared the .45Colt brass...no count yet, just tossed them in a bin for future priming and loading.
    The .41 and .44Mag brass are also awaiting future processing.
    Meanwhile I have two tumblers running with .357Mag and 9mm brass respectively.

    My son is currently running a batch of 500 9 mm the small primer LnL.

    Hopefully I can get the .41 and .44Mag brass processed tomorrow. After that I will be repriming all the big bore revolver cases.

    Looks like a busy week in the reloading room.
     
  18. 460Shooter

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    50 rounds of max N105 38 Super rounds loaded with 124 gr RMR Match Winners.
     
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  19. Jack Ryan

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    I loaded a couple hundred 9mm last night.
     
  20. JeffG

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    Pm coming.
     
  21. otisrush

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    Had one of those unloading days where the stars aligned and I seemingly couldn't miss. (I did miss......it just seemed like I couldn't. LOL)

    I refined a 9mm load a few months ago and have recently been working on me and my technique. A range session a couple of weeks ago involved (paper) target shooting where I really worked hard on steady hold, smooth trigger pull, etc.

    Today I get to our club's bay that has a bunch of steel plates of various sizes: PingPingPingPingPingPingPing. It was a total gas. It was really satisfying to have the load workup and technique practice come together.
     
  22. HOWARD J

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    Reloaded 50 .223 using LC brass & 55 grain bullet
     
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  23. tightgroup tiger

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    Out of business right now. Shoulder problems. Give me a couple weeks or less.
     
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  24. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Processed the .41 and .44Mag brass today.
    Primed 265 pieces of .45Colt brass and 185 pieces of.44Mag brass.
    Still need to do a count on the .41Mag brass and prime it.
    Once I get that done, I will decide what order to reload them in.
    Doing all of this on my RockChucker.

    My son is busy setting up the large primer LnL with a new set of RCBS carbide dies in 10mm. He is not happy with the Hornady die set we were using, particularly the sizing and bullet seating dies. He also wants to replace the Hornady .45ACP dies for that machine with RCBS carbide dies.
     
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  25. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Poor picture of this mornings wet tumbling...........

    While the 45 auto were getting dizzy. I made a half dozen of these to hang handguns under a shelf in the safe.

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    I used old steel fishing rods, cleaned, cut to length, bent to shape with shrink tube applied to hang guns by their barrels.
     
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