What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. Texas10mm

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    What cartridge are you loading? How close do you want your COL? Are you fulling loading the shellplate when making dummies?
     
  2. NapalmMan67

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    Broke down and bought a Lee APP. Got it set up and Saturday I deprimed/sized a little over 1000 45ACP cases, boy it's tiresome filling that single tube to feed it. And it doesn't seem to get through a complete tube without a hiccup of some sort, albeit this was a lot faster than doing them on the turret single stage style. Will re-read the thread going on the APP to see if I'm doing something wrong.

    Got tired of depriming/sizing cases, so yesterday I loaded 50 9mm with a new to me bullet (MG 115gr JHP), and 75 .45ACP with another new to me bullet (MG 200gr JFP) to test whenever I can get out to the range sometime.

    Since most of my reloading has been W231 and Unique, I also put together some .45 Colt loads with Red Dot to try.

    Also found some Berry's 350gr. bullets I forgot I had, so loaded 20 rounds of Beowulf over 33gr of Lil Gun to see how those shoot.
     
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  3. Dunross

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    Got twenty five rounds of .44spl loaded with 215gr w/c over a charge of W231 on Saturday night. Tonight I'm hoping to do the same again, but using Trail Boss.
     
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  4. Charlie98

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    I've done that, to try to get rid of the RedDot I had... it's actually not too bad. I'm normally a Unique/.45 Colt loader, too.
     
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  5. Texas10mm

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    I sized 20 lbs of bullets, coated 10 lbs, loaded 200 rounds of .45 ACP using the bullets from my newest mold.

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  6. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    ^^^ Hit the "Like" button three times for that! ^^^
     
  7. GravelRider

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    Ugh. I just opened a box of 2000 55 gr .223 bullets and added them to my bin of other bullets. I thought they were the exact same. Turns out they're not. The new ones aren't boat tailed and are 0.020" shorter. I wish I had noticed that before mixing them in with the others. I now have to go through all the bullets and separate the two types. I have a total of about 5000 bullets to go through one by one...
     
  8. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Ouch!:(

    Edit, forgot to add that I am really taking my time on reloading 1000 9mm.........
    You know.........
     
  9. The Happy Kaboomer

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    I loaded 150 ea 410 shells, lubed about 100 45 acp cast bullets and loaded 100 38 spl carpenter bee loads with #9 shot.
     
  10. TBL65

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    Primed up some 223 LC brass, got my COAL and CBTO measurements in the new savage and started figuring out charge weights for load development. Got a couple different load development styles I want to try.

    Purely gauging interest, would anyone be interested in following this journey through a dedicated thread or even maybe a video series? I’m by no means a master at reloading but might be a good way to discuss different ideas, test different bullets and powder/primer combos and a way for me and others to learn some, plus I like to tinker haha
     
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  11. James Fonteneaux

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    FWIW, I used CCI 200 primers in my earlier post and they seemed to work just fine.
     
  12. markr6754

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    I’m on the final steps of converting some 500 .223/5.56 cases to 300 BO. It’s taken me nearly a week to deprime, swage, cut, wet tumble, resize, trim, and champfer/deburr all of them. My final stage is working 50 or so cases that need neck turning. Through this process I’ve had a chance to use several tools that I purchased to facilitate brass processing. The original .300 AAC Blackout cutting jig to use with the Harbor Freight mini chop saw, the World’s Cheapest Trimmer for 300 BO, the K&N expanding mandrel for 30 cal (for thick necked brass), and the Hornady Neck Turning Tool.

    I have perhaps 25 cases left for neck turning. Quite simple once everything is set right, and I’ve only ruined one case getting the neck turning cutter properly set...many more ruined cases with the WCT, as the set screw on the adjustment collar kept slipping. Anyway, what an exquisitely satisfying way to endure shelter in place order!
     
  13. Espy42

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    9MM - RMR 115gr FMJ RN over HP-38

    Working to 1.125 but was seeing 1.119 to 1.130. I'm consistently getting 1.1235 to 1.127 now.

    I wasn't but I fully loaded the shell plate and am now getting consistent COL. I also increased the bell slightly and tightened the crimp.

    I'm going to ladder some loads but not sure when I can test them if a statewide stay-at-home order is issued.
     
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  14. lightman

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    Just tinkering. I'm about 90% finished organizing my brass stash. I work a little on this about every day. My goal is to have all of it sorted, deprimed and polished and the straight wall cases sized. I have my 45's and 44's primed and ready to load and I have enough bullets cast. 10mm and 38 Supers next.
     
  15. Texas10mm

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    You have learned that the OAL varies quite a bit if you don't have the shell plate full on a Dillon. Good job.
     
  16. Rembrandt

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    Picked up another Dillon last week, think this one will be dedicated just for 9mm and 40. Ordered a set of KMS lights, came in today. Decided to install both an overhead and a vertical light unit.

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  17. Chad F.

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    30CBCE96-9CA0-4110-AB28-12FE96B3BFEA.jpeg Finally got my 500 JRH dies in the mail. Loaded up a few, for the her madden voyage. I have recently purchased the pistol, and haven’t had an opportunity to even fire her yet. 44 mag beside it, for size comparison.
     
  18. Targa

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    Very nice Chad. What are you doing for brass? Is that .500 special brass or are you trimming down .500 S&W brass? Looks great, congrats on the revolver as well.
     
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    Loaded up another 700 rounds of 9mm 147s for tomorrows range day.
    JW
     
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  20. Armored farmer

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    I had a nice batch of clean, soft lead from my recycling guy.
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    Lately I have been working on my year's supply of round ball.
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    .440. .454. .530

    My next casting session will be. 357 and .45colt.
     
  21. CharliesHammer

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    Finished 500 rds of .38spl and used my last primers. Fortunately I have a bunch scheduled for delivery on Thursday. I have about 400 empty cases of brass and will have all of my 38's loaded, first time ever. Next I'm going to try to load all my empty nines. This lockdown is helping me get some loading done. I even bought some new powders to experiment with.
     
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  22. Ironicaintit

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    I've been loading up some 30 carbine with some 110 Sierra JSP and H110. Fun little cartridge to load
     
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  23. markr6754

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    Finished neck turning all of my thick neck .300 AAC Blackout cases. Next I have to chamfer and deburr about 250 cases that I trimmed last weekend. THEN I can start loading like the zombie apocalypse is upon us. Well, I can start. I’ll run out of projectiles long before I run out of brass...so I’ll have to be content to have 500+ primed cases.
     
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  24. Charlie98

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    I've basically loaded up all the ammos I would for normal stock. Rather than load up stuff I don't shoot a lot of (.380ACP, for example,) I'm just going to suck it up and start processing everything stacked up that I have been ignoring. Started trimming 300 .30-06 cases for the M1, once that is done I'll be swaging the primer pockets on about 10000 5.56mm and 7.62mm cases. Oh, joy. Once that is done, I'll be trimming all of those. Joy. Joy.
     
  25. forty_caliber

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    I am way too familiar with the "Joys of Case Prep". Hang in there.

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