What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Finished processing the big bore revolver brass I tumbled yesterday.
    Primed 269 pieces of .41Mag brass with CCI Large pistol primers.
    Still have large numbers of .44Mag and .45Colt to prime... hopefully tomorrow.
     
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  2. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Finished loading 300 rounds of 460 S&W.

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    Mostly *-*, with the remainder Hornady brass.
    200 rounds of XTP mags over a charge of IMR 4227 @ 42.5 grains. My plinkers.:)
    100 rounds of H110 pushing 395 gr. WLNGC. (Wide Long Nose Gas Check) from Cast Performance, who were gracious enough to give me an extra bullet for a dummy round. (Makes setting up the seating die easier next time around)

    Talk about getting the lead "out"!;)
     
  3. Targa

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    Nice!!! Those will cure ADHD in a hurry and get your attention...:D
     
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  4. rabid wombat

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    Took pictures for the revolver and auto forums...
     
  5. Rembrandt

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    With the pandemic run on handgun ammo, thought maybe it was time to reload some 9mm and 40
    cal. Figured I'd probably need to make a run to Brownells and pick up some components. Started digging around and found more than I bargained for......embarrassed to confess this, totally forgotten I had these!

    Found 21,000 cleaned and sorted 9mm cases, 8,000 40 cal cases, 4000 Montana Gold CMJ 9mm bullets, and another 1000 Montana Gold CMJ 40 cal bullets. Have more than enough powder and primers.

    I'm going to take the advise of medical specialists, promise to wash my hands, not touch my face, stay at home and sit out this pandemic by reloading. Perhaps when I finish loading this crisis will pass.




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  6. 27hand

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    I have about 50 each tumbling now of .300 WinMag, .30.06 and .308 brass.

    I had neck sized the .300s and the accuracy seemed to be off a bit.

    I'll tumble that brass till about midnight from a 6PM start.

    I'm closing in on reorganizing my workshop / reloading area so hope to get those couple hundred .38's done and clean up and reload this rifle brass.

    I did find a couple decent loads for my .308 PA10 ( 175gr Sierra Matchking over 42.2 gr of IMR4064) and the .06 03A3 ( 147 gr IMI over 55gr of IMR4350).

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    I'll FL size the .300 WM cases and run a few more loads right at or close to 70 gr of IMR 4350 under a 180 Nosler Accubond.
     
  7. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Found.............FOUND!!!!

    WOW, I'd be elated!!!

    Now you have something to do.;)
     
  8. GravelRider

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    I decapped and sorted the crimped primer pockets of about 1000 rounds of 9 mm and reloaded about 500 .223 rounds.
     
  9. 1 Cor 2:9

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    Loaded 750 9 MM 147gr Nosler JHP got 250 to go.
     
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  10. Strafer

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    Chopped 100 pieces of 223 and formed into 300 Ham'r cases!
     
  11. Strafer

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    What kind of press?
     
  12. 27hand

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    Well, I finished the 201 .38 specials with 4.7 gr unique under speer 158gr (4624).

    Also took .300 winmag brass, 30.06 brass and .308 brass out of the tumbler ready for decapping / resizing
     
  13. GravelRider

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    I decapped the 9 mm on a Lee APP press and loaded the .223 on a Dillon XL650.

    And so far today I've loaded another 2000 or so rounds on the Dillon and decapped about 2000 .223 cases on the APP. I have another 1000 cases to decap, then onto swaging all 3000 of them. House arrest isn't so bad! lol
     
  14. BWS

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    Found a nos Lyman Orange Crusher for the loading bench. Will get some pics up when it's set up. This is the 3rd one,going to put the decapping die in it. Was going to buy one of those new Lyman C presses,but this was cheaper.
     
  15. Dunross

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    Well, my Midway order arrived yesterday. I was anxious that a shut-down was going to happen before it came in. Now I can use the Lyman case trimmer I ordered to prep my rifle brass. A good thing too because I have prepped every piece of pistol brass I own already.

    If I get quarantined I'm going to finally start smelting my scrap lead so I can stop having to move it. Of course I'll also be mowing, cutting and hauling brush, and prepping my house to be painted to say nothing of the inevitable 'honeydo' list I have no doubt my wife is compiling even now so I'm not going to be too excited about how much reloading work I'll get done.
     
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  16. Typetwelve

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    I've been catching up on sorting/tumbling brass, mostly 223. Gonna resize then trim them...that should take a while. I typically don't mass reload, I load then use. With the current panic stupidity in full swing, I may hold off a bit, not sure.

    I know one thing, with a possibly "shelter in place" comming our way from the gov, range trips may be a no-go anyway...
     
  17. Jim Watson

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    Loaded a trial batch of 9mm with Magnus (Zero?) 115 gr Conical HP. Main use for GSSF, Glock sights are on for 115s, my usual 147s strike high at the longer shots.
    At least get stuff together for some Petty Loads .45 ACP 185 @ 800.
     
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  18. Bandit67

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    Outside again. Ingots, ingots, and more ingots. 1 bucket left after this batch. Might get done today. 20200320_145845.jpg 20200320_145912.jpg 20200320_145905-1.jpg
     
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  19. TBL65

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    Gonna try and finish up the last 100rds of 9mm with RMR MW, then I’m all out of 9mm projectiles for now. Waiting on some coated 115grs to come in to try those.

    gonna sit at the bench and try and find an instock reasonable deal on some more 115/124gr plated/fmj bullets to order 1k-2k of, until RMR gets caught up!

    Hate having to order it but need to find some more brass too, I’ve got enough powder and primers to load up 2-3k of 9mm currently.
     
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    where in OH are you? I know just north in MI, there's a shop sitting on a ton of stuff up in Brandon MI
     
  21. forty_caliber

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    Set up new Forster Co-Ax press with Inline Fabrication quick change mount and side bins. Cleaned rust inhibitor off and lubricated press. Sized some 30-30 cases and compared head space with cases previously sized on the Lyman AA8 that the Co-Ax is replacing and found that I was able to get .004 of shoulder bump. That works out to about .002 more than the Lyman.

    I first noticed a problem when cases that I sized on the Lyman wouldn't fit in the case gauge. Further checking the Lyman showed about .010 run out at the top of the stroke after less than a year in service. In another test a small bubble level placed on the shell holder was centered at the bottom but off center at the top of stroke.

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  22. Charlie98

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    RWB truck dropped off them bullets from Montana!!! Whoot!

    150 rounds of .348WCF and a cast 200grn gas check bullet!

    Now... on to .45 Colt...
     
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  23. 27hand

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    I resized the 30.06 and .308 I shot a few days ago. About 50 each.

    Since I had the lube pad out. Ha.

    I've had 1000 plus .357 Sig cases for quite a few years and finally got the dies out, ran a patch through them , set them up and resized 100 of them.
    Not sure what load I'll try. I'm thinking 125 gr but have to read some more on powders for this round.

    A Glock 32 was my first carry pistol and I ran a few 700 round training classes 20 years ago with that pistol.
    At that time, Blazer made aluminum cased .357 sig but when they stopped offering it, I switched barrels to a .40.
    At one night / low light class, a guy said he wanted to try taking a pic while I was shooting due to the nice muzzle flash the little pistol put out.


    ahhh, memories
     
  24. Toprudder
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    A Reloading friend that runs a metal reclamation business had a customer bring in a bunch of brass, and they struck up a conversation about reloading. Turns out the guy was also looking to get rid of of a bunch of reloading equipment. I ended up getting some dies, bullets, and brass for calibers I don’t reload (yet). So, I sorted and decapped the brass, and inventoried the bullets. The die sets included 22-250, 243, 32 WCF, and 38-40. I have a feeling I will get either a 243 or a 22-250 rifle soon.

    Now I need to get back to the regularly scheduled program of loading some 40 and 9mm.
     
  25. 1976B.L.Johns.

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