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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. Charlie98

    Charlie98 Member

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    Jeepers... I knew it. Destroyed my kinetic puller popping those 7.62mm bullets. I only have about 80 left. :( Oh, well, it'll give me an excuse to go shopping at Midway... ;)
     
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  2. 460Shooter

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    I’ve been tumbling 38 Special and 357 mag brass today while I paint my bedroom walls. Tomorrow it’s 9mm brass.
     
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  3. Hooda Thunkit

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    Oh, wow.get you a collet puller. Much easier.
     
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  4. Hooda Thunkit

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    Some folks have trouble with the Safety Prime in the LCT.

    I had troubles myself, until in frustration I read the instructions closely. Several times. It details how to adjust the contraption, when I did as instructed it works s treat.
     
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  5. ben293

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    Deprimed a couple of pieces of brass in anticipation of trying out the new FART tomorrow- assuming my media separator comes at a reasonable time. Will be doing a bunch of cleaning of the press tomorrow now as well

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  6. Charlie98

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    Ordered a new bullet puller from Midsouth... and, ooops... a 1500 count of .224" bullets fell into the cart, too! What do you think about that? I gots to use up that 8# of H335 somehow...
     
  7. Insignificant bill

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    Got my 223 bullet seater, so I loaded some 223
     
  8. Rembrandt

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    Picked up some new items for reloading convenience.

    Lyman "stadium bleacher block" which staggers the height of rounds, should make it easier to grip the cases.
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    An additional Redding turret and stacker to store dies and turrets.

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  9. markr6754

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    Loaded up some .40 S&W with trusty Silhouette. Loaded a bunch last night with Universal. I’m convinced I have a bad container. I’ve always fought my powder dispenser with Universal, but this was whacked...had to use brute force to move the rotor, and finally gave up...dipped manually. If the powder didn’t shoot fine I’d toss it all out...all 8 lbs, and pray that my other container isn’t clumpy as well.
     
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  10. Shak3s1977

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    Refurbished my lead pot. It was given to me for free by my wife's uncle who casts and reloads. He gave it to me because it was old and also leaked. I spent $5 in parts( most were free) and $16 in shipping from LEE and now have a dang near new pot that doesn't leak. Decided to cast another 440 boolits before I give him back his mold tomorrow.
     

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  11. Waterboy3313

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    Just gathered up my range bags and shooting equipment waiting for the sun to come up so I can make some more unloaded cases. Hopefully today will be the day the new .357 likes what I have loaded for it.

    I also had a brain wave while Mr Rodgers was playing in the background. He was doing a show on paper products and making stuff out of paper. I don't even know how it got on the tv. I'm sure I'm not the first one to do this but I have not seen it done yet.

    I have had a bunch of the 3" shoot and see round sticky back targets with no idea how to use them. I stuck roughly 12 of them on a piece of white printer paper 1 target center of 1 sheet of paper. I put them into a 3 hole binder pocket for storage. So now I can pull them out staple them to my target stand. When I'm done I can write all of my load info on the paper hole punch it and keep it in the binder.

    I was thinking I could get also get dividers and insert them to the section for each pistol. I was also thinking I could print a small section at the bottom like on the sticky labels that come with the plastic range boxes for load data.

    I'm sure this is not a new concept but it just popped in my head and I figured it would be a good way to keep organized.
     
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  12. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Good idea!
     
  13. MeanBean

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    I loaded up my first ladder work up of 40sw the other day. RMR 165 gn plated FN over BE-86. 10 @ 6.8gn, 10 @ 7.0gn, 10 @ 7.2gn, and 5 @ 7.4gn. COL of 1.13. for my XDM

    I have found 40sw to be a little more challenging than 10mm, .45acp, or 9mm. Though I don't see a bulge near the the head of some cases, some do not fit in my Lyman case guage. I have the Lee FCD which seems to smooth out some of them, but I see a bulge buster in my future, or a Redding GS-X (I think that's what it's called.) There are obvious "glocked" brass pieces, but most are the invisible bulge.
    I am also had a little trouble with the "crimp" on the plated bullets. I pulled a couple dummy rounds and I'm obviously distorting them slightly, but if I don't, the bullets setback fairly easily . I usually turn the round upside down on my bench and push down to check neck tension and crimp. But how much downward force should I use? Should the bullet not setback under any circumstance? Should I increase crimp? I've already minimized my belling to almost non existence.

    I haven't shot any yet, not enough hours in the day currently. I don't have a chony, but I feel like like I might need one for the 40sw to piece of mind.
     
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  14. Waterboy3313

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    It's a good idea in theory. Not so much in the real world. The problem is getting the sheets of paper off the target stand after being stapled. Everyone of them ripped somewhere in at least one or two places.

    Good news is I found two solid loads in 357 for a swc and jacketed HP. It was cold and I didn't eat breakfast. I was really Shakey and didn't shoot my Kimber as good as usual.
     
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  15. Blue68f100

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    I use push pins. By target backing is cardboard.
     
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  16. lightman

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    Just finished priming the last 700 cases from the 1000 41 Mag cases that I just bought.
     
  17. drband

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    Tumbling 500 9mm cases as I write this.

    Loaded 300 yesterday
     
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  18. horsemen61

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    Ordered some more bullets for the 6.5 Creedmoor

    made up some handloads for the 6.5 Creedmoor

    0E705FC7-7B7F-425E-B6A9-12EC1523ED12.jpeg Here is how it shot first load I used with imr 4166 yeah I’m ecstatic about it!

    that’s a 5 shot group btw
     
  19. Toprudder

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    If you don't break the plating, I wouldn’t worry about it.
     
  20. 27hand

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    I sized 118 30.06 cases which are tumbling as I type.
     
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  21. James Fonteneaux

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    I installed and used my Christmas/Birthday present. Square deal B in 40SW. Loaded up 100 rounds of Montana Gold 180gn JHP over 5.7gn Winchester AutoComp. Some of you may have seen my other post where I had a fail with my Lock n' Load AP when I switched it from .223. Well, I decided that instead of switching calibers on machines, I'd just have a few machines! ;) 20200105_175947.jpg
     
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    And here's the updated room 20200105_184743.jpg
     
  23. sequins

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    I sized, cleaned, expanded, and primed 500 cases of 45 ACP and 500 cases of 9mm. Can't wait to load 'em up!

    Whenever I go to the range I collect everything any of the shooters on the line will let me have. I routinely go out with one of my revolvers and shoot 50 rounds while collecting 250+ rounds of assorted semi automatic brass from presumably wealthy shooters who have no interest in reloading (I couldn't afford to shoot if I didn't load, so they're doing better than me anyways)

    When I get it home I re-size it with a Lee Undersized die if it's 9mm, 40/10, or 45, and then prime, expand, and box it up for later. If it's a more exotic cartridge I ooh and ahh and then put it in a bag for whenever I decide to start loading that cartridge (never say never, Ruger just launched that 5-7 model and now that caliber is on the table after all!)
     
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  24. joneb

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    I have that early morning shooting problem after drinking to much coffee.
     
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  25. BWS

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    Loading some RCBS 95G cast in a very clean,minty R700V 6mm today. Equally minty,Redfield 5 star 6-18 on top.

    On once fired brass. Got a VG load,so don't need to work it up. May tweak it a few .1 grains each way to see how tuned she is.

    Can't decide whether to start carrying it on my daily varmint missions with the dog? Got plenty of other hunting rigs. May just keep this one back at the house for target practice. As careful as you are,hunting is going to bruise them up a bit? My very understanding wife is cool with me leaving a rig out in our living room when Gkids and company isn't around. So this old V model,which I bought before getting married almost 40 years ago,is my eye candy. It's out on a table right now..... waiting to be shot some today.
     
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