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

  1. Waterboy3313

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    Today was the day I can actually say I started reloading. I loaded 20 rounds of .45 acp in my start to working up on what will hopefully be a good accurate plinking round. Until today it's been all case prep and quite a bit of research.
     
  2. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Oh Oh......

    There's no turning back now!:)
     
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  3. BWS

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    This 18.8 g H4198 is dropped from a #12 factory Accumeasure rotor,l make custom sizes but this one was a horseshoe size(dumb luck) in that..... I had worked the load up first. Then one day was wondering how would one of the Accumeasure's do(got 3,two live on a turret press. This one wasn't in service)? And by shear coincidence the #12 rotor was dead nuts.

    223,Lee 225-55 mold. Same 18.8 H4198 works really well behind a RCBS 145SIL out of a 7-08. Anyway,made a nice figured cherry base for this measure/stand yesterday. Pics don't do justice to the figure and chatoyance. Cpl quick coats of lacquer and screwed it on.

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  4. whughett

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    Love it, a bullet sizer for each caliber, that’s a serious caster.
     
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  5. Erief0g
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    Getting ready to break into sport pistol powder.

    Loaded up 15 rounds each
    RMR FPTC matchwinner 124gr
    1.075 OAL
    3.8gr
    3.9
    4.0
    4.1
    4.2
    Function test as well as confirmed this or less as my max OAL for my shortest lead barrel, my shadow 2.

    Hope the chronograph gets broke in.... not shot but shot at..lol

    It is interesting on my matchwinners. Bought some fall last year and never loaded due to wife health issue. Bought another 3k at 8% discount. All the previous weight in at very close or on to 124gr.

    The five each ocelot from each bag of one thousand all weigh half to three quarter grain light?? Odd

    UPDATE. Just finished loading up the same strings as above but with precision delta 124 jhp with sport pistol at 1.085 OAL. Plunk, spin, and function tested in all 9mms.
     
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  6. Nature Boy

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    I’m checking primer pocket and case head expansion on all my .308 match brass.

    If the pin gage won’t enter the pocket it’s good (left). If it does enter but not all the way, AND if the web diameter is less less that 0.405” it’s good. If not I’m tossing it (right)

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    I’m making the switch to SRP Palma brass. Any of this LRP that survives the inspection will be set aside for hunting ammo and practice
     
  7. horsemen61

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    it still amazes me how deep the rabbit hole can really be! :what::D:D

    nice work Nature boy

    P.S. Do you ever get frustrated:cuss: by the amount of work it takes to turn a fired/new piece of brass into a super accurate Cartridge?
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Nope.
     
  9. horsemen61

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    You mean to tell me that all the trimming,chamfering ,primer pocket cleaning, tumbling doesn’t bother you like even a little bit?
     
  10. BWS

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    Somebody mention rabbit hole?

    Even though it's durn fast,and in several accuracy tuned cast rigs can cut already VG groups significantly...... it's admittedly pretty deep down the hole. These are RCBS 145SIL bases getting, .020" milled off to get them dead nuts square,prior to seating GC's on a small,jewlery sized C frame arbor press.... with custom tooling. Put it this way,the finished,seated bases are noticeably nicer than even custom made cup core jacketed bullets. Screenshot_20190919-145251_Gallery.jpg
     
  11. Walkalong

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    Nope.
     
  12. BWS

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    First two in the same hole,3rd was a called "out" @100. 7-08 R700,factory sporter brrl.

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  13. horsemen61

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    Ok well sometimes it gets to me not often but every once in a while I get annoyed lol
     
  14. horsemen61

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    Back on topic I deprimed 101 pieces of 6.5 Creedmoor a friend gave me!
     
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  15. Walkalong

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    Take a break and go back to it later, goes for more than just case prep.
     
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  16. Charlie98

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    I had a pile of about 1500 5.56mm LC cases setting next to the Chucker... for about 2 years now. Came home early from work, spun up a WEB Griffin audio book on the phone, popped open a Peroni... and got busy!
     

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  17. Nature Boy

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    Brass prep is certainly my least favorite part of the the process but I’m invested in equipment that makes it a lot easier like the Annealeez and a gang of WFTs for trimming
     
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  18. Nature Boy

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    That’s what I do
     
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  19. Charlie98

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    One of the reasons I have so much fired brass to resize and process is... I look at what it takes to process it, and just order another case of factory.... that in 5.56mm and 7.62mm. Granted, if I'm loading precision stuff, for the bolt action or my H-Bar, I go through The Process, but it doesn't make much sense, cost- and time-wise, to process all that brass to save .05/rd on blaster ammos.

    Besides the 1500 LC cases I sized yesterday... with primer pocket swage to follow... I've got another 4000+ LC or FC cases, and probably 1000 PMC 5.56mm cases to go. If I just suck it up and MAKE MYSELF process this, I'll be set for a good while... but I also have a fair pile of 7.62mm brass to process after that. It never ends....
     
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  20. rwilky78

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    Loaded 100 rounds of .300 blackout yesterday. Trying out some Hornady 125 gr. SST over some CFE-BLK.
     
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  21. drband

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    Tumbled .44mag cases. Shiny!
     
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  22. CulturedHick

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    Working up a load for my 7x57 with Hornady's 162gr ELD_X and some IMR 4350. I will shoot it this afternoon and see how it works.
     
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  23. Erief0g
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    Cleaned my sig 1911, my s&w 629 44mag, wife's vp9, cz sp01 (about to send out to cgw), and my shadow 2.

    Compiled most data from chronograph from yesterday's outdoor range trip.

    About to sort dirty cases for later cleaning.

    Then hope to crank out 1000 rounds of
    Rmr mpr jhp 1.060 oal with 4.1 grain titegroup.
    Avg velocity 1100fps out of shadow 2
     
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  24. BWS

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    Gotta make a rack for H&I sizers and another for top punches. Cause,it's pretty bad the way they're stored now. Pics in a day or so.

    Ordered a Lyman VLD chamfer tool off ebabe this a.m. Sure glad I have a P.O. bx.....and get there before wifeypoo,just sayin.
     
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  25. Ks5shooter

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    Working on prepping all of my unloaded brass. Did all of my .257 Roberts today.:thumbup:
     
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