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  1. Walkalong

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    Tumbling some .32 ACP brass, have some mixed .32 ACP pills from RMR to load.

    Loaded fifteen 6 Dasher.
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  2. RealGun

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    36 rounds of 44 Mag using my last 240 Gr XTP along with 21.7 gr. of 300-MP, my favorite load in 44 Mag. I only shoot paper, usually at 50 feet. I don't see well enough to shoot with any precision beyond that, but I like the "magnum" experience for a few cylinders and need to keep working on shooting through without flinching. The load isn't crazy from my 6" SBH Bisley bought used, originally 7.5" Ruger tells me.
     
  3. gudaki

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    Removing crimps from some LC 762 then getting ready for sizing and trimming.
     
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  4. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Went pheasant hunting with my son this morning. We flushed two birds...son got both of them, I didn't even get a chance to push the safety off.
    Works for me...

    Came home and cleaned the birds, took a shower and a nap.
    My son loaded up 400+ rounds of 9mm with 124gr powder coated bullets with 4gr of Titegroup, 20 rounds of .30/30 test loads with, I think, 165gr bullets and 20 rounds of .375SuperMag with 200gr Speer bullets and H110.

    Range day tomorrow.
     
  5. tightgroup tiger

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    Loaded my first 32 S&W longs. Bought 100 Starline cases and loaded them with 100 gr Acme coated bullets.
    I used my Hornady Auto Charge and it worked flawlessly with the 2 gr charge of Bullseye. I didn't really know how it would do with such a small charge.
    Next time I will experiment with my Hornady measure on my AP to see how it handles that small of a charge.
    Fun Fun!
    Can't wait to get to the range and shoot these. 32S&W longs.jpg
     
  6. Toprudder

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    I added no bracing. I will say that it is not strong enough to hold many bullets without adding some more structure to it. It would be easy to add some, though.
     
  7. desmobob

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    It's the handloading equivalent of tying size 22 BWOs for the fly tier...


    950 Jetfire 2.JPG

    I've had the cases and bullets around for years. I reloaded 20 rounds and called it quits. It's a pain weighing every charge and then getting the powder into the cases! :)

    I bought my Jetfire back in the '90s and sent it out for Teflon coating right after I got it. It's a reliable, fun little pistol.
     

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  8. desmobob

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    I also loaded up some .357 using a new bag of Starline nickel-plated brass. I had a heck of a time priming the cases with my old stash of CCI 550 Small Pistol Magnum primers... they went in HARD and are now very flat.
     
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  9. jlr1962

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    Cleaned my first set of pistol dies. Trying my hand at reloading some .357 mwagnum. Single stage the press, for now. I need to read some more. This looks a little different than my 308 or 6.5. I have some 148 wadcutters, and some 125 soft point, mini magnum primers, H-cfe pistol powder.
     
  10. Walkalong

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    Tumbled all my fired .32 ACP cases last night, so today I loaded up 305 unknown 71 Gr FMJ, and 68 unknown 60 Gr JHPs, with 28 JHPs left over. The rest of my batch of .32 ACP brass is still loaded, although I do still have another box of 1K .32 ACP range brass stashed.
     
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  11. Legionnaire
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    Decapped and tumbled the 6.5 PRC and 22-250 Ackley cases I shot this weekend.
     
  12. troy fairweather

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    Any chance you did not size the prc cases, just trying to get some water weight data. I see a guy got 62 grains water weight with his fired cases and a eld-x seated to 2.95. That's with hornady brass, his 6.5-284 with Norma brass was 56 grains with the same bullet and col.
     
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  13. Legionnaire
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    I have not sized them yet. Good thought. I'll take a measurement tonight.

    Edit: @troy fairweather, here are the results.

    I took five random cases from the 16 fired, put a spent primer back into each, weighed empty and filled with water to the point where surface tension was barely above the case mouth.

    Empty___ Filled___ Capacity
    221.3 ___ 290.8 ___ 69.5
    222.9 ___ 292.5 ___ 69.6
    221.0 ___ 290.7 ___ 69.7
    223.1 ___ 292.6 ___ 69.5
    224.9 ___ 294.2 ___ 69.3

    Empty case average = 222.6, spread 3.9
    H2O capacity average = 69.5, spread 0.4

    69.5 is the number I'll use in QuickLoad (when QL includes 6.5 PRC).
     
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  14. drband

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    Loaded three sets of 10 .45acp rds with light Promo charges under Acme 200gr coated LSWCs. Will chrono these and then decide on plinking loads. I already have heavier loads done. Promo seems pretty good for target use.
     
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    Built a new one. 59450711142__BA1C7FB5-0C31-4F14-BBCF-2B3E673D1213.JPG
     
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  16. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Separated brass from yesterday's trip to the range.
    Currently tumbling a bunch of .30/30 cases.
    Separate tumblers for .45Colt and .44Mag brass...no counts yet. I will worry about that after they are done tumbling.
    Still need to tumble .41Mag, .357Mag and 10mm brass...no counts on that yet either.
    Dumped a one pound coffee can full of 9mm brass into a storage bin for future processing.
    While that was tumbling, I finished priming .45Colt, .41Mag and .44Mag brass from last week's shooting session. A little over 220 pieces of brass combined.
    My RCBS APS bench mounted priming tool is still not working properly...after taking it apart, cleaning it and adjusting every conceivable area, it simply refuses to reliably advance the primer strips.
    I may need to talk to RCBS about a rebuild or replacement.
    Fortunately, I was looking through my stash of reloading tools that I have bought at auction over the last couple of years and found what looks to be a pristine condition identical tool, so tomorrow I will be taking the old unit off the bench and mounting the new tool.
    Not sure...but I think I paid $20-30 for it at auction. Better deal than the current price at MidSouth Shooting Supply...they are asking $114 for the bench mounted priming tool, if memory serves.

    I will have a large amount of brass to process and load, so it is important that I have a functional priming tool. I do have alternative tools...I could prime on the RockChucker but I don't care for that process or I could use an RCBS hand primer but that isn't my favorite method either.
    I also found an RCBS press mounted APS priming tool in my stash that I bought at auction. I know I got a really good deal on it but I was really planning to flip it for a profit, so I don't want to use it.
     
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  17. Paul Toms

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    Yesterday separated 9mm from 40 from 357 Sig from 10mm from 9X25 brass from the range trip that morning & put the 10mm in the tumbler
     
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  18. Jwbfx4

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    Started tumbling a bunch of 9mm brass a member here sent me as a gift. Also loaded up 250 rounds of 9mm for an upcoming steel match.
     
  19. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Finished running the tumblers a little while ago.
    Ended up resizing, repriming and flaring 134 pieces of .45Colt, 74 pieces of .44Mag and 37 pieces of .41Mag.
    Probably get them primed tomorrow.
    I have a lot more cases of each caliber that are already primed and ready to load so I will try to get a total count when I am ready to dump powder and seat bullets.

    While I was doing that my son loaded up 50 rounds of .375SuperMag with 22.6gr of H110 and 200gr Sierra flat points and some test rounds of .30/30 with Hornady 160gr FTX bullets and a couple of powders. I will report on the types and charge weights after we test them.
     
  20. TikkaShooter

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    This is rather ho-hum or hum-drum.. We shot quite a few firearms which need cleaning. However, they will be cleaned near the press.
     
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  21. Paul Toms

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    Crap! The 357 Sig is still in the tumbler from last night!
     
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  22. desmobob

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    ...and spotlessly clean and shiny!
     
  23. Paul Toms

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    I will sure find out when I get home! LOL!
     
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  24. NVcharlie

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    Loaded 100) 9mm 115gr ibejiheads as a test run. Like the coating, it seems pretty durable. Pulled the first one as i had it set too deep and the coating was unharmed. Using 4.2gr of titegroup. Ill chrono them this weekend. Hodgon recipie claims 1150fps with 4.3gr so im over the min PF for sure. 20191105_115236.jpg
     
  25. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Worked in the reloading room all day.
    Mounted my new auction bought RCBS APS bench mounted priming unit on the bench.
    Made a few adjustments and primed over 200 cases of various calibers.
    Mounted a RCBS case kicker to my RockChucker press. Tested it out...works well. Bought the case kicker at auction...new in box. I think I paid $10 for it, IIRC.

    Cleaned up one of the work benches in the reloading room...it had become a catch-all with my son and I both working in there.

    Tossed a bunch of junk in the trash and partially reorganized the entire bench. Looks much better and opened up another work surface.
    Found my missing speed loaders for my Model 25 and a stack of Handloader magazines from 2003 along with a few other useful things.
     
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