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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. NVcharlie

    NVcharlie Member

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    Doing some testing for my brothers open pistol. He has a new huge compensator so were trying some different powder/bullet combinations to see what his gun prefers to digest. 124gr berrys plated rn bullets. Blue is 5.7gr of CFE pistol @1120fps. Red is 5.5gr of Longshot @ 1135fps. Data is max loads from hodgon, 4" barrel so his velocity will be a touch more.
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  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    Loaded up 17 rounds of 6 Creed and shot 12 of them. Two to warm up the barrel, then two groups, one with weighed charges the other with thrown charges, saving 5 with weighed charges to compare velocities in the heat later with the ones today..
     
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  3. bersaguy

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    Finished the rough electrical and started on drywall. Guess that's more what I did on the reloading room, a few more weeks before I can really do anything in it:D 20200125_143820.jpg 20200126_133238.jpg 20200126_133214.jpg
     
  4. .45 Colt

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    Still just cleaning brass with the Extreme Rebel Tumbler

    Some .45 Colt (What a surprise) :)

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    Some 9mm

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    And the trusty brass dryer

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    The press will be here today man am I ready to get back to reloading!
     
  5. .45 Colt

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  6. BWS

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    That is a fantastic way to utilize space bersaguy!
     
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  7. BWS

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    No loading but working on a custom top punch for Lyman lube sizer to fit the Lee 190g swc .45 which hopefully is going to change a critical element of the bullet's front WC part. Making it fit the commander's throat a wee bit better.

    Actually making two,in slightly different "styles". Neither of which even touch the bullet "nose",which is what most top punches register on. Semi auto's with these short stubby noses rely on this shoulder to seat. Refining it is what I'm after. Will post a pic when it hits the loading bench.
     
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  8. 27hand

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    Loaded 40 rounds of .41 mag after sizing and trimming new Starline cases.

    I loaded 10 each cast 200, 228 and 240 grain and 10 jacketed 210 gr Deep Curls.
    Will chrono these and work up from there.

    Also sized and trimmed another 32 once fired cases. Those were 250 grain cast CorBons and were tough to shoot with the plastic factory grips on the NMBH.
     
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  9. Texas10mm

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    If you're using Dillon dies Uniquetek makes a SWC seating plug that indexes on the shoulder.

    I sat down and cast 15 lbs of Lyman 452630 bullets.
     
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  10. Barman54

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    Got Home from work, and Swaged 200 of the MKE .308 Brass, that I trimmed over the Weekend, using my "Nifty" Dillon Super Swager.
    Was watching "Current Events" on the TV, while doing so.

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  11. .45 Colt

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    Got the new press in today and loaded a few 45’s

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  12. NR53

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    Deburred the flash holes on 250 pieces of new Lake City 5.56 brass, just 750 more to go. I'm retired so I've got lots of time. LOL
     
  13. Tilos

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  14. Walkalong

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    Waiting on two RCBS bushings. They are Tungsten Disulfide coated and are slick as snot. Good stuff.

    Oh, and a game camera, on sale for 49.99......70ish other places.
     
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  15. bluetopper

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    Loaded some 6mm TCU.
     
  16. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    What is TCU, I am not a smart man.............

    Thanks in advance!
     
  17. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Took a couple of days off from the reloading room.
    Came back today with a vengeance.
    First I sorted brass from my son's Sunday shooting excursion. 9mm, 10mm, .357, .44Mag and .45Colt.
    Then I reloaded 400 rounds of .44Mag on my RockChucker. Brass was previously prepped and primed. Load is a 240gr commercial cast LSWC over 10gr of Unique.

    Third task was to load 150 rounds of .45Colt on the RockChucker. Brass was previously prepped and primed as well.
    Load was a 255gr commercial cast LSWC over 8.0gr of Unique.

    I may run the tumblers tomorrow...lots of brass to clean.
    I may load some .44Spl tomorrow...depends on how my shoulder feels.
     
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  18. bluetopper

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    Stands for Thompson Center-Ugalde…..it's a 223 case fireformed with the base of the shoulder blown out from .358 to .372 and putting a steep shoulder on the case and the neck expanded to 6mm. I also have a 7mm TCU barrel.
     
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  19. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Thank you!
     
  20. troy fairweather

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    I loaded 50 223rem with Sierra 40gr hp's over 28.0 bl-c(2). Should work for coyote if I can get out and find some.
     
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  21. markr6754

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    Loaded 200 rds 9mm - 100 with Universal (4 loads) and 100 with HP-38
    Loaded 75 rds 40S&W - 3 loads using HP-38, my first time in 40S&W, previous loads were Silhouette and VV 3N37.
     
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  22. Hooda Thunkit

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    I've been prepping a batch of new 7.62x54r brass.

    Full length resized, then uniformed the flash hole.

    Length checked, none needed cut. All 150 pieces were within .003" of each other.

    Turned the necks to .011", mostly to get them closer to round. A disturbing amount of the brass was cut on one side only.
    FWIW, I cut an average of .26gr of brass off each casing during neck turning and flash hole uniforming. What's that mean ? No idea, I was just curious.

    I'm not bothering with the primer pockets, they are all deeper than SAAMI specs, even new. That's what I get from thinking PPU is 'good' brass.

    All 149 pieces now in the tumbler for the final cleaning. Then I'll weight sort them.

    I've got a Finn M39 B-barrel I'm itching to fire.....
     
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  23. BWS

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    Got the custom, Lee 185g .45acp swc top punch made(Lyman lube sizer) today. And a new seater stem for the Lee, bullet seater die. The factory is for RN bullets. The one I made registers off the rim of bullet. Now,top punch and seater are exactly the same profile. With the seater stem being a MUCH improved fit. Factory Lee stems are pretty "generous" with their tolerances.

    Ordered another Lee seater off evilbay because,well they're only $18 to the door but also,just didn't want to have to pull seater stems to change to a std. round nose stem during loading. Easier to just swap the whole die out.

    Got a big ole box of smelted range lead today in the mail. If all goes good,will cast a bunch of these Lee swc tomorrow. Tired of scraping the bttm of the bullet box,haha.
     
  24. mcb

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    Tonight's small but expensive batch of quiet ammo.

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    300 AAC Blackout
    Brass: mixed Remington/Barnes once fired
    Primers: Winchester Small Rifle
    Powder: Accurate 1680
    Bullet: Maker Bullets 220 gr REX
     
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  25. Jack Ryan

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    I been piling up a few "less than perfect" reloads lately and topped off a box of 12, 3/4 oz loads. Took 'em and and shot a few clays today in the yard with those. Pretty impressive over all. I'm glad. I already have a thousand of 'em.
     
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