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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. markr6754

    markr6754 Member

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    Separated and deprimed 265 cases from Sunday outdoor shooting in western PA. Although I was on a farm, I didn’t try for the broad side of the barn. But, we did drag a pallet from the barn and put up a sticky target on it. I COULD hit the broad side of the pallet.

    Ended up shooting 100 rds .380 ACP, 100 rds 9mm, 20 rds 5.56 NATO factory loads, and 70 rds .300 AAC Blackout. Lost about 15 cases in the tall grass.

    Shot some Aguila 150gr .300 AAC Blackout. Second round sounded and recoiled funny. I could swear I heard something rattle loose in my lower. For sure...the empty was missing the primer. The anvil was rattling around in the upper, and I found the primer cup loose in the lower in front of the trigger group.
     
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  2. Jack Ryan

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    I primed some cases today.
     
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  3. jaguarxk120

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    Rebuilding a RCBS sizer/lubricator I got at a estate sale. Last day 50% off, so $12 was the buy of the week.
    Boiled out the old lube in my slow cooker used for cleaning parts. Repainted the casting and cleaned up the metal work.
    Now just waiting for the paint to harden for re assembly. This one will be used for
    sizing 30 caliber bullets.

    I also bought a RCBS bench primer tool and true to form RCBS supplied me with the missing parts. Great company
    they always back up their equipment.
     
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  4. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Show us a picture when it is done!
     
  5. wannabefree

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    Well yesterday the wife & had a doctor appointment in Reno, NV so I took the opportunity to stop in at the local Harbor Freight Store and purchased a Dual Drum Tumbler. I had a 20% of coupon so the total cost was just a few cents more than $50.00 with tax. Last Night I went online and ordered some GunTap Steel Pins from Amazon.
    Today I wanted to test it out without the pins just to see how it works with Lemmi Shine & Dove soap for comparison later. I had some old range pickup .380 brass I had picked up by accident so I just put the 75 or so of them in the one of the drums for about 1.5 hrs and rinsed it good. I am impressed how clean and shiny they came out without pins. After this I am not sure the pins are even that necessary but I will use them anyways when they arrive on my dirty 9mm & 30-30 brass for comparison.
     
  6. km101

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    Went to the range yesterday, so today I’m sorting and cleaning brass and guns.
    Trying to organize and move what I’ve loaded over the last few weeks to storage shelves so I will be able to see the top of my benches.

    Then I have to start sorting a 5 gallon bucket of.38 brass to reclaim my wadcutter brass that got mixed in. Should keep me occupied for a while.
     
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  7. NVcharlie

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    Installed my mini Mr. Bullet feeder on my 550. Very easy setup. Love it!. Now for a case feeder!!

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  8. Jack Ryan

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    I loaded a couple hundred 9mm. Sometimes this makes me wonder a little. I can BUY THESE completely finish for $7.50 for 50 of 'em.
     
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  9. Stew0576

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    Your not considering the difference in quality, I would assume your loading higher end bullets not cheap crap bullets
     
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  10. Jack Ryan

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    That must be it.
     
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  11. mdi

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    I "fixed" about 300 rounds of my "Just In Case" 45 ACP handloads. I have a load that works well in three of my 45 ACP guns; a 230 gr. FMJ over a "classic" load of Bullseye. I have about 400-500 rounds that are kept handy, just in case. I was shooting my 45 ACP HP carbine and found some rounds would occasionally hang up in the magazine(s). I shortened them to 1.260" OAL and now they a work in all my guns. Reseating just .010" was a piece of cake and all rounds retained neck tension (checked about 80)...
     
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  12. GoldieMI

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    took adavantage of the RMR flash sale that goes until midnight tonight.
    more boxes coming from Jake.
     
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  13. Texas10mm

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    I loaded up 1000 rounds of 9mm this week. Total cost was $36. Old stock primers, $10 lb powder and almost free lead.
     
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  14. Jack Ryan

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    I feel better now.
     
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  15. jmorris

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    I made a tool to hydraulicly remove Berdan primers for a fellow reloader.

    He sent me this video



    And told me he had been going to machine shops to no avail and asked me how I would approach building one.

    I figured it was just as easy to build one than explain. Just 5/8 cold rolled barstock with a 1/2” section cut off and drilled 11/32” then plug welded into a tube reamed .625.

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  16. Gumby0961

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    Decappped, cleaned, separated approximately 5000 once fired .556 cases.
     
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  17. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    That's a lot!
     
  18. Jack Ryan

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    Finished up loading a couple hundred 9mm.
     
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  19. wannabefree

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    Couple of days ago I picked up my new Harbor Freight Tumbler and ran a test batch of brass without steel pins and was very impressed.I ordered some GunTap steel pins that were delivered from Amazon so I was eager to test them out and compare the difference w/wo pins. So today I ran a couple batches of 9mm range brass with the pins. To be honest there is not that much difference on the outside appearance but they do look a lot cleaner on the inside. I did not deprime them so I had to make sure I dried them good using a hair dryer for about 15 minutes after towel drying them first. I plan on getting a universal de-capping die soon so I can use it on my 30-30 & 30.06 rifle brass before wet tumbling.
     
  20. Erief0g
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    Range opens at ten. While waiting for them to open took my 9mm Dillon tool head and dies apart for a cleaning. Not horrible but it had been awhile. Got them cleaned and lightly oiled where needed and then reassembled. Reset all dies and ready to load with one final check when the station plate is full.

    Took time to post, now of tp the range
     
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  21. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I took a couple days off from reloading to focus on a couple of other tasks.
    However, my son got a shipment of 500 bullets from Everglades Thursday. Plated 158gr for .357Magnum.

    He loaded them up with 9.8gr of Blue Dot last night on the Hornady LnL set up for small primer.

    I am about to start loading some commercial cast LSWC in .45Colt today. Not sure how many I will get done...I have 2-300 cases that are resized, primed and flared, so all I need to do is dump powder and seat bullets. I will be loading these on my RockChucker after dumping powder with my Little Dandy powder measure.

    Family is going out for dinner and a movie this afternoon and evening, so I need to be done reloading by 3:00PM.
    I already have several hundred previously loaded but my son and I are going to the gun club tomorrow for a shooting excursion.
    We will be joined by a friend of his who wants to learn to shoot, so that should be interesting to see how he reacts to a variety of firearms and calibers.
     
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  22. blue32

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    Glad I found this in the bullet seating station.
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  23. Obturation
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    I dont load for anything i can get cheap, 357 mag is as close as i get and they can be .75 each retail or more. Only 357, 454casull, 338 lapua, 45-70 & 30-30 i bother loading and for the 2 bottleneck cartridges i do so more for accuracy and consistancy than anything.

    What did i do on the reloading bench today?
    Sort a mountain of range brass, and cuss when i only got a handfull of useful cases. Ive got 2 five gallon buckets full to the brim with cases i will NEVER reload, mostly 9mm, 7.62x39, 40s&w. - anyone want it , just pay shipping or come get it.
     
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  24. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Managed to load up 263 rounds of .45Colt.
    255gr LSWC over 8.0 gr of Unique.
    Didn't have any more processed .45Colt brass ready to load.
    Took about two hours to dump and verify the powder charge and seat and crimp the bullets. Would have went a little quicker but I was playing with the scale for a while to check it's accuracy.
    Also needed to dig a bottle of Unique out of my reserve to make sure I had enough powder to charge all the available brass. Didn't need it but now it's in the reloading room when needed. I am down to my last 10# of Unique...one 8# container and two 1# containers.
    I believe I will be looking to add to my reserve...probably an additional 8# container.
    I like to have as much powder , primers and bullets on hand as possible. I just don't trust politicians.
     
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  25. ParallelCode

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    Picked up a couple things at the local Academy when they were offering an additional 30% off clearance priced items:
    - 750 Hornady .224 50gr VMAX (~$0.09/each)
    - 200 Hornady .224 52gr ELD Match (~$0.12/each)
    - RCBS Carbide three-die Set .40S&W/10mm ($32)
     
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