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

  1. Erief0g
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    Loaded up 50 rounds each.
    Rmr TCFP 124gr 1.075 oal
    Sport pistol 3.6gr,3.8 gr, 4.0 gr
    To see if any are more accurate than another out of my shadow 2
     
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  2. AFDoc

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    This weekend I worked on about 1500 cases of 5.56
    -removed the primer crimp
    -annealed on the Annealeez.
     
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  3. Toprudder

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    I had not been to the range in a couple of weeks, so I loaded up 100 rounds of .40 to test out a new-to-me Sub 2k, grabbed a few guns and headed off. Everything shot well, but I did discover that I had one mag the Sub 2k did not like. I got back from the range, cleaned the guns, sorted the brass, and loaded up 300 more of the .40. I also need to load up a few hundred 10mm.
     
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  4. BWS

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    Some decent cherry "drops". Screenshot_20190930-092911_Gallery.jpg
     
  5. BWS

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    Shot a cpl coats of lacquer and they're "home" on the loading bench. H&I sizers in the left,top punches right. Screenshot_20190930-115426_Gallery.jpg
     
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  6. Paul Toms

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    ^^ Nothing so fancy like that, but I did get a NOS RCBS 5-0-5 scale this week, so I put it to work on Sunday. 100 9mm 124 with Unique (a new to me powder) and 50 45 185 ACP with WST, another new to me powder.
     
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  7. Skeptic13

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    Brass prep, brass prep and brass prep
     
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  8. badkarmamib

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    Loaded up a test set for .223 with my first RMR bullets, some pulled 55FMJ's. Hoping to try them out on Friday! Also, had my first run-in with Berdan-primed .30/06, so I got to order a new decapping/expanding pin:(
     
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  9. Erief0g
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    Sunday got about 600 9mm loaded up at the end of the day. About to head back in and crank out another 400.

    Anyone else get that odd feeling of accomplishment when nearing the end of an eight pound powder jug?. Only loaded 9mm with it and my heaviest load was 4.2 grains. That's 13,333 rounds if all were loaded at that which most were not.
     
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  10. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Primed 300 pieces of.45Colt brass and then loaded 167 rounds of .45Colt with 8.0gr of Unique under a 255gr LSWC. Would have loaded more but I ran out of bullets... frustrating!!!

    Flared 700+ pieces of previously resized and deprimed .38Spl brass. Hope to get them primed tomorrow.

    Ran the tumblers with some brass...44Mag, .45Colt, 41Mag and 10mm. No count yet...plan to process them tomorrow.
     
  11. Captcurt

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    Finally got a bag of 338 Federal Brass and put a few together with 200 gr Speer. Ladder loads starting at 43 gr and stopped at 46 gr. of W748. One manual has max at 47 gr. and Lyman has it at 50 gr. We will see. One thing that I was happy with is the LOA is more than the book max. The bullet contacts the lands at 2.850. I loaded the max length at 2.840 so I should have a .010 jump and extra room in the case for a smidge more powder. Lucked out that the loads also fit the magazine. It will be interesting to see where the max is since nearly all of the loads with this powder are compressed loads.
     
  12. badkarmamib

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    I got my first RMR order in on Monday. Got 1K pulled FMJ 55gr .224s to try instead of buying XM193. Wasn't expecting much, just did a quick workup with H4895, CCI SRP, and LC brass. Tried it out Tuesday:
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    The mag is XM193 control group. I know the 25.5 is a fluke, as I was shooting a PSA freedom build with irons at 50 yards, 3-shot group, yada yada yada, but I will take it, since my thrower is already set for it, and this is just for plinking. Needless to say, I am happy. Spent this evening loading more, already a 1/4 of the way through the box.
     
  13. BWS

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    Got some cast 7-08's loaded up for practice tomorrow.

    Also dry fire practice out the window of the loading room. Put a Ernie the gunsmith trigger spring for a '16 R700 CDL 30-06. Load a little then,grab the CDL and dry fire at a white rock that's 175 yards out in a field. Then go back to loading.

    CDL came with a "decent" X mark @3 1/2#'s. The trigger spring reduced it to 2 3/4#.
     
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  14. Erief0g
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    Case guaged, boxed, and labeled 600 9mm rounds.

    I'm at 2900 loaded so hoping this weekend to crank out another 500 and switch over to 45acp.
     
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  15. Walkalong

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    Brass prep.
    Weighing loads to the nearest .02 grains by hand is tedious for sure.
    Weighing Powder for 6 Dasher Pic 1.jpg
     
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  16. badkarmamib

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    That's one word for it... You obviously have WAY more patience than I do. Hopefully you get some good results for your work!
     
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  17. Waterboy3313

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    Tonight I loaded 10 more rounds of .45 acp as part of my work up. Total of 30 rounds loaded in 3 different powder weights. Tomorrow my 9mm die set should arrive in the mail and hopefully by Saturday morning I will have a work up completed for the 9mm.

    This is all new to me and it's becoming almost a mix of ocd and some kind of obsession.
     
  18. Benp

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    58B7B59E-2778-4E87-8454-12D2773FBA40.jpeg I added these to the reference library.

    I scored all 3 for less than 40 bucks shipped. I am stoked.

    Pet Loads is the 6th edition and like the NRA Reloading Handbook, it is essentially brand new.

    Can’t have too many reloading manuals. :)
     
  19. Texas10mm

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    That's an awesome deal.

    Yesterday I finished sizing all the 9mm bullets I've cast in the past few days. I also watched my shooting buddy load 400 rounds of .45 ACP and 400 rounds of 9mm on my Dillon presses.
     
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  20. 460Shooter

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    Loaded another 300 rounds of 38 Super.

    That finishes off a lot of 750 rounds.

    On to 9mm Luger.
     
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  21. NVcharlie

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    I like to run batches of atleast 200. Scored an extra mini mr bullet feeder tube to streamline my session. Modified an unused toolhead stand so i dont tip over the tube and dump my bullets in the floor.
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  22. whughett

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    Restocking 45C, 45ACP. With cold weather around the corner weekly range visits will move indoors.
     
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  23. wannabefree

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    Received my new WAOAW digital scale & a Lee Universal de-capping die I ordered off Amazon a few days ago. I saw the digital scale being recommended on Johnny's Reloading forum and thought heck for less than $20 why not give it a try. So far it is dead on in comparison to my RCBS 5-10 balance beam scale. I will cross reference them both for awhile but really like the ease of using a digital scale for quick and dirty powder checks. The universal de-capper is so I can get started processing some of my 30-30 and 30.06 riffle brass and wet tumble before sizing and loading. Also ordered a set of LEE 30-30 dies so I will be ready soon for that project.
     
  24. km101

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    Cast ~ 500 bullets this morning. .357, 158 grain hollow point. Used an alloy of 50/50 wheel weights and pure lead. Sized them to .358. This combo has been good up to 1100 FPS with good expansion in gel. I load them in a moderate.357 SD load.
     
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  25. km101

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    Sir, what is a WAOAW scale and where can I get some more information on it. My current scale is in need of replacement.

    Thanks!
    Ken
     
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