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

  1. Erief0g
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    Loaded up 20 each at 4.3 and 4.4 grain bullseye.

    Found some hi tek coated 225 TC bayou bullets 45acp. Hoping for some good accuracy as they are a fair price.
     
  2. Jbird45

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    I got tired of looking at a white concrete wall while I was reloading. Now I have a spot fit for a cowboy to reload my .45 Colt and .45-70
     

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  3. km101

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    ‘If I ever figure out how to post pictures I will do that. But I’m not too tech savvy and all the grandkids are too busy to teach me! LOL
     
  4. CharliesHammer

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    Great day, met a buddy at the range and relieved a little stress for a couple hours. Got home cleaned the guns. Finished up my last 300 38 spl. DEWC. Set up for 357 and rolled out 250 158 gr. JHP.
    Cleaned the 9mm and 38 brass from today. Next will be the 4000, 115 Gr. FMJ 9mm that came in from Everglades a couple of weeks ago.
     
  5. BWS

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    Once again,find myself scraping the bttm of the barrel on rifle cases. Junkyard Sendero 22-250. Had to order 50 from Midway. Have to anneal the last box of 20 today,to hold over till the new ones show up some time this coming week.

    It's a very easy shooting rig(pic on pg 125). Lee 225-55RF. Right now running around 2400fps and climbing.
     
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  6. Hooda Thunkit

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    First thing I thought when I looked at the things hanging on the wall :

    Looks good. In a few years he'll be pulling the pic and the lantern down, needing room for shelving for all the "stuff" he's accumulated....
     
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  7. Mr.Revolverguy

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    I had a blast



    My Son and I reloaded a few 38 Special Wadcutters bullets produced by Berry's. In this video we test them in Gel for self defense purposes. Fun experiment to see if you can replicate Federal Micro HST 38 Special +P with a Berry's Hollow Base Wadcutter loaded backwards. In part2 see the chronograph results and accuracy test.
     
  8. km101

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    Cast another ~500 bullets with my new MP-MOLDS .44mag mold. I’ll try to post some photos.

    C0A07769-6A72-462B-9A3C-79D282E16696.jpeg This is as cast

    8D26C6F4-342C-4034-BB32-5357AE9EB45F.jpeg And sized/lubed

    15C9C380-1DC8-4275-AED6-0E703D031389.jpeg And a bad picture of the mold

    The mold comes with 4 sets of pins, Large HP (240 gr), Small/Penta HP (249 gr), Solid (260 gr). Pictured is the large hp. This is a semi-clone of the Lyman 429-244 Thompson. Reports on this bullet say it’s very accurate, we’ll see! Thanks Mr Borland for the encouragement to learn how to post pictures!
     

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  9. Waterboy3313

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    Yesterday in between cleaning up a mess I decided to run 3 batches of 9mm through the ultrasonic cleaner. I ended up with 460+ cleaned and deprimed cases I didn't know I had. Tonight after work I decided to start resizing some of those cases. I managed to inspect and resize about 250 before the wife got home. Not too bad for round I don't shoot all that much. I might need to start looking into a 9mm upper to burn some of these up.
     
  10. JO JO

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    loaded up some blue bullets to try side by side with my acme target load to see how they compare

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  11. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Spent the last couple of days separating and tumbling brass from s few range trips.
    While the tumblers were running today, I processed 280 cases of .45Colt and 236 cases of .44Mag. Resized, deprimed, flared and cleaned the primer pockets. Still need to process a large number of .41Mag brass in the next few days.
    Also added a large number of cleaned cases to the supply of .45ACP, 10mm and .357Mag brass.
     
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  12. DukeConnor

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    Trimming and primer pocket swageing. 2 of my least favorite reloading tasks.
    At least I can drink beer while doing it.
     
  13. Masboy

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    My son went hunting in Kansas awhile back an stopped at a gun shop in West Virginia on the way back. he found a older like new 6-1/2 inch barrel classic hunter S&W 657 41 mag for 900$ an bought it.he came over saying I got you something,gave it to me with a set of dies,500 new starline brass an 2 boxes of loaded shells.

    i shot all the factory loads an ordered 4 boxes of 210g xtp on sale at cabelas an a lee crimp die . went out got 4227,1000 wlp primers,been loading ,shooting ever since .ran out of 4227 an had to buy more.yesterday a lot of case prep on my 460 cases ,loaded 100 41 mags ,65 -460 mags also . I have many empty xtp bullet boxes,primer boxes,powder containers on my bench an about to go brokeo_O .everytime the boys give me something it ends up costing me plenty.:p
     
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  14. Bartojc

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    Loaded a couple hundred 9mm over the weekend. Then I switched over and loaded some 45 Colt. Had not loaded any 45 Colt on probably a year or so. In the process I realized I need more bullets for both 45 Colt from MBC.

    -Jeff
     
  15. Walkalong

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    Loaded up those seven rounds of 6 Creed. Three charge weights of StaBall 6.5 & four charge weights of N-160.

    I'm going to get some velocities and continue barrel break in. (Already did one charge weight of StaBall)
    [​IMG]
     
  16. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Resized, deprimed, flared and cleaned the primer pockets on 181 pieces of .41Mag brass today.
     
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  17. PWC

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    Not really a big thing.....when I bought my rifle it came with 2 much used Texan 30-06 dies. First reloaded rounds resulted in 5 cracks around the case heads; Gunsmith checked rifle and pronounced it good / safe. I then bought RCBS and all has been good 30+ yrs. Now, I screwed the decap stem way down and use it as a universal decap die for all of my calibers of brass. The button fits inside all the calibers I shoot.

    Now I have one set up and can do multiple cals at the same time on my single stage.
     
  18. lightman

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    Nothing much, just tinkering. I deprimed a cup of brass that a friend dropped off and sorted about 10# of wheel weights from the same friend. Had 1 steel weight and 1 zinc weight and the rest were lead.

    I have collected about 500# of weights this year and plan to turn them into ingots after hunting season closes.
     
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  19. Toprudder

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    I hate it for you. :)
     
  20. Masboy

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    I was hoping having kids would pay off someday. just reminds me of what my son said the other day as I was riding with him in his peterbuilt hauling a load of logs. He said how’s it feel setting in the passenger seat hauling logs like I had to when I was little.:thumbdown:i said at least I,m not in a car seat like you were:p
     
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  21. CharliesHammer

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    At least he did not get to bring anything about diapers!! Everything comes full circle. Good job raising a fine young man! Logging holds many fine family memories.
     
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  22. Jim Watson

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    All I did today was gauge pistol ammo loaded earlier this week.
    I had several gauge rejects but they all plunk in a spare barrel and will do for practice.
    One split case mouth, one no primer, one inverted primer.
     
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  23. PWC

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    Jim Watson- loaded on a progressive?
     
  24. Jeff Flannery

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    I started to load some 7mm/08 and just by chance got my gun to see if they'd fit. NO go... So.... I had about 75 pieces of brass already primed that I had to remove the primer, then get my Redding shell holder kit to see where they would chamber. I started at no 10 and when I finally got to .004 they chambered. So then I started reloading the reloads! My Lyman turret press has the junkiest priming system I've ever encountered even after I called Lyman to complain and they sent me a new priming system plus a plastic primer follower. The priming arm kept coming out of its hole and I had to remove the whole priming gizmo to re insert it in the hole and re tighten the small allen screw that's supposed to hold it in place, that is until I prime about 10-15 rounds and it pops out again. When it is working I really have to work the spring loaded arm up and down and sideways to get a primer to load. Well.. the job is finally done and now I have enough rounds to probably last me the rest of my life! This is my deer gun and I only shoot it a few times a year. My 243's are my go to guns to shoot all year.
     
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  25. 1 Cor 2:9

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    Loaded 500 rds 9mm Federal cases with Titegroup and Jakes RMR 115gr HP, I know I could just buy 9mm, but I just like to load my own.
     
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