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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. peterk1234

    peterk1234 Member

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    Tumbled about 500 rounds of 9mm brass. Loaded 250 rounds of 9mm and worked on some 308 load development, about 30 rounds. It was a rainy day.

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  2. WelshShooter

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    Foolishly, I bought a red dot sight for a future gun but figured I'll give it a go later tonight on my Marlin 1894 at the indoor range for a bit of fun. It turns out the red dot is blurry due to my astigmatism (I previously knew about this issue but completely forgot about it) but I have no ammo on hand right now.

    So out to the shed I went and loaded up 50 rounds of 357mag. My pet load for a few years has been a 158gr Truncated Cone lead bullet with 5.6gr Ramshot True Blue seated to 1.600" with a slight taper crimp. Feeds nicely in the Marlin and groups well at 25 yards.
     
  3. Paul Toms

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    Deprimed, lubed & resized a 3 pound coffee can full of 357 Sig brass on the RCBS & set up the LnL to do 38 special because I found I was down to only 200 rounds! :what:
     
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  4. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Separated a bunch of brass from today's shooting session.
    9mm, 10mm, .357Mag, .44Mag, .41Mag and .45Colt. No count yet but will start tumbling them tomorrow.
    Be starting with the big bore revolver cases.
    I have a lot of 9, 10 and 357 brass already cleaned and ready to run on the LnLs so I may not tumble those calibers until I have more to clean.
    I plan to load the big bore cases this week...already have a bunch of each of those calibers cleaned, resized, primed and flared, so I intend to get these processed and then load all that is available. Should be 2-300 or so of each caliber, which should be enough to top off a .30cal ammo can of each because I still have several hundred rounds of each caliber.

    Not sure when my next shooting session will be since hunting season has started and since my son works full time we only will have Sundays for range trips.
     
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  5. Toprudder

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    Tonight was 10mm night. Ran a few hundred cases through the wet tumbler. Then I loaded up 200 rounds with Bluedot and Hornady 180 FP bullets.
     
  6. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Tumbled some brass today from yesterday's range session.
    .45Colt...120 cases
    .44Mag...60 cases
    .41Mag...45 cases
    Will finish processing them tomorrow hopefully.
    Still need to tumble a large quantity of .357Mag and 10mm brass.

    Trashed over a hundred pieces of steel cased 7.62x39 brass.
    Separated out over 200 pieces of .223 brass that my son intends to add to the quantity that he intends to send away to be processed by some company he found.
    We must have around 3000 pieces of .223 brass ready for shipment, maybe more as I have no intention of counting it.
     
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  7. 7mmsavage

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    upload_2019-10-29_19-2-5.jpeg 100 .40 s&w and 100 rounds for the old Garand.
     
  8. 7mmsavage

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    Not today, but over the weekend I made the powder measure stand that you see just behind that pile of En Blocs.
     
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  9. NVcharlie

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    20191031-112057.jpg Rolled 200 9mm, 124gr black bullets for my next match. Shooting USPSA CO. Half way through my last order of 3500 bullets. Maybe ill try blue bullets next time.
     
  10. kmw1954

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    Lee 356-102-R1 bullets, sized and tumble lubed 200 of these for my 380's
     
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  11. tightgroup tiger

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    Just got my order of primers from Mid South Shooters, 12000 Fiocchi primers for future use and from Graff's, 32 S&W Long Starline brass.
    I not used to loading pipsqueak loads so I will have to take this slow.
    I'm taking @Walkalong 's advise and I'm going to shoot my pristine 32 S&W long, hand ejector pistol.
    I can't believe the small size of these cases.
    I'll resize and trim them and get ready them ready to load.
     
  12. markr6754

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    After many months of pondering and wishing and hoping, I finally cleaned up the floor, temporary refinish until funds allow for a better job, and assembled my Rural King workbench. Pardon the terrible paint job...I couldn’t afford to do that, either, so I’ll have to live with it for now. Perhaps I’ll change everything over to Lyman so it all blends in well. For now, I believe I have room to mount my Hornady LnL Classic, as well as my new Lyman All American 8 turret. So pleased with the height of this bench, too. Maybe this will be easier on my back.
     

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  13. GW Staar

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    I wouldn't be apologizing for it.....thing's gorgeous. So's the floor.....too fancy for a reloading room! ;)

    I'll bet the Lyman 8 turret is going to be fun! Congratulations! Are you going to sit or stand or both. Looks like a drafting stool would be perfect. I love mine.
     
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  14. markr6754

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    The height looks perfect for standing or sitting. I have a stool that I’ve been using with my current Workmate bench and it’s just a bit tall, even at the lowest position. I’d really like to be able to stand when forming cut 223 into 300 BLK. In any event, I’ve got a way to go...but I’m heading in the right direction.

    I bought a Hornady Quick Detach Mounting Plate system along with an extra plate. I can’t wait to get that set up.
     
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  15. Tilos

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    Nice
    That bench looks like a clone to the one Harbor Freight sells that I have.
    I attached the bench top to a wall stud via a small angle bracket and that made it way more solid:
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    :D
     
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  16. markr6754

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    Yeah, I fell for an online ad that used the exact Harbor Freight workbench picture....but the picture on the package was totally different. The finished product looks like the picture on the box.
    That said, it was $99 without a super coupon, so I’m not going to complain, I have a Harbor Freight in my community, so at worst I can always add a second bench. I agree with the angle bracket...in fact, I think it’s essential. I’m planning to load up the bottom shelf to start, until I get a feel for how I want the room set.
     
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  17. Tilos

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    Still a good bench for the money though, gets better reviews than the metal bench.
    Just a heads up
    I put some heavy stuff on the bottom shelf and the shelf popped out of the grooves in the front and rear rail and took on some sag before I noticed it.
    :(
    Angle brackets fixed that too:thumbup:
     
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  18. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Tumbled some .357Mag and 10mm brass.
    Now have a couple or three thousand ready of each to reload.
    Also started priming .45Colt brass but I seem to have broken my RCBS APS bench mounted priming tool. It has stopped advancing the primer strips after many years and tens of thousands of rounds.
    I haven't yet been able to figure out why the strips are not advancing automatically...I may need to make a call to RCBS customer service for advice.
     
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  19. NVcharlie

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    I screwed mine to the floor and to the wall. Works great. The shelf becomes full of junk fast

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  20. Toprudder

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    I haven’t yet screwed mine to the wall, but it is pushed up solid against the wall and has not been a problem. I mounted the presses to plywood plates, and used carriage bolts through the bench dog holes to hold them down.
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  21. Paul Toms

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    I just keep enough projectiles on the bottom shelf so it doesn't rock around. 20190908_103738.jpg
     
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  22. irishlad

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    My Giraud tri-way trimmer showed up today. Trimmed about 300 .223 brass. Trimmer worked well.
     
  23. markr6754

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    I’ve heard the lower shelf is quite weak and subject to bowing without bracing. Love your powder storage....great idea. Did you do anything to reinforce the shelf? It looks like a center brace underneath would be easily added, and would remain out of sight. Thoughts?
     
  24. CptnAwesome
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    Well... Done nothing in my reloading room... I'm in Japan till Dec 20th.

    I do look at pics of it and my guns everyday
     

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  25. km101

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    Got two tumblers running with.357 & .44 mag brass from Tuesday’s range trip. Loaded up some .44 test loads of 20 rounds each. Realized that I was running low on .38 wadcutters, so I loaded 200 rounds and will load 300 more tomorrow. That’s all for today.
     
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