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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. rdnktrkr

    rdnktrkr Member

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    Loaded 50 30-06 using 5 different charges and 25 6.5 Grendel using 5 different charges, getting ready for a trip to the CMP Talladega range in April. The day before 100 45gap, and 100 45acp. I've been doing case prep and shop cleaning, I found a big coffee container full of 30-06 brass that needs sizing and annealing
     
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  2. Charlie98

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    I just need to suck it up and buy a Tri-Way...
     
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  3. lightman

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    Yesterday afternoon I finished organizing my brass stash! :) A project that I started last Summer. I tried to work on it at least a little everyday except for knocking off during hunting season. At the moment every piece of brass that I own is sorted by headstamp, deprimed, tumbled and stored away. Everything has been resized except for the bottle neck cases. The new unfired brass has just been inventoried and put back on the shelf. I had nearly 2 gallons of spent primers.

    Now the question is just how much brass does one need? I need to quit picking it up but its an addiction. I also have a few people that bring it to me.

    Today I'll get back there and throw away a bunch of discarded containers and sweep up.
     
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  4. kmw1954

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    To all of you now suffering the Lock Down, Welcome to my world.

    This has been an almost everyday occurrence for me for the past couple years. With my limited mobility it just gets almost impossible at times to get out of the house and today I turned only 66! On the good days I can get to the range and tolerate a couple hours but after that I'm finished for the day. Yesterday I was able to cast up some Boolits from a new Used Lyman 358498 WC mold. For some reason they are all dropping small. .355/.356".. But they are pretty and well defined.

    Hopefully this plague upon us doesn't last too much longer and everyone can get back to normal living. Stay Safe!!!!
     
  5. lightman

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    I have MS and I'm in the same boat as you, except that I'm a little younger. I do what I can when I can. I plan for projects to take longer and make adjustments when I have to stop before I finish a project. Things like notes on loading trays marking where in the process I stopped at. I get a casting buddy to help when I smelt scrap lead and have designed my set-up to minimize standing or moving.

    Wishing the best for you!
     
  6. Texas10mm

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    You can NEVER have enough brass....my wife might think differently though.
     
  7. lightman

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    Yeah, mine does too! I guess its a Wife thing?
     
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  8. HOWARD J

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    The wife wanted to know why I have a M1 carbine leaning against the headboard--" BECAUSE YOU ANSWER THE DOOR BELL WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT "
     
  9. HOWARD J

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    BTW---I reloaded 50 LC 223 today
     
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  10. forty_caliber
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    "Honey there is someone prowling around near the guest house"..."Why do you need your AR-15?" Me "Because someone is prowling around near the guest house."

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  11. 460Shooter

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    Man I haven't had time to load anything for awhile.

    I feel a binge coming on.
     
  12. Hooda Thunkit

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    I've just started processing a few hundred 223 that showed up in the mail....;).
    Got em deprimed this morning.
     
  13. Charlie98

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    Hopefully they don't have crimped in primers like mine do... :rofl:
     
  14. Texas10mm

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    I loaded up some test loads for my 300 Blackout. My latest powder and primer order arrived. I had a new powder to play with. Shooter's World Heavy Pistol. I bought it for 300 Blackout but will use some for 357 and 44. I couldn't pass up $114 for 8 lbs.
     
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  15. GoldieMI

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    taped a pin hole in a 8# jug of BE-86 that I wasn't ready to use
    loaded 100 9mm with Tite Group
    sorted a 5 gallon bucket of brass into proper containers.
     
  16. BIZERKO666

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    Just received my new Sinclair pocket uniformer. Very nice tool, worth every penny. Time to get busy on a butt load of .223/5.56 F062A340-AC7E-4D94-95CF-04C0FC5C16F1.jpeg EC7C120F-D09B-4937-8C17-5B71C41890E5.jpeg
     
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  17. TBL65

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    Buddy gifted me a old lee turret press after he upgraded to a Hornady progressive. So I went out and bought $15 worth a lumber on my way home from work this morning to do an addition to the reloading bench for that press to have a dedicated spot to load 9mm and keep my single stage stuff where it’s at!
     
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  18. James Fonteneaux

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    You're not the only one with that joy. I've got some prep to do myself. The three way cutter is the bomb. Sorry this is out of sequence, I was trying to reply to @Charlie98, but my phone posting skills are clearly lacking...
     
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  19. Charlie98

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    I've got to do something... my old Hornady (Pacific) trimmer is killing my hand.
     
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  20. Toprudder

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    I work for one of the “essential” companies, so I do have to go to work, but only when absolutely necessary. Only working one day this week (tomorrow) so earlier this week I went out in the shop and started decapping and wet tumbling some 45 acp brass. When I was done, I had a 5 gal bucket of nice shiny large primer 45 acp, and about 1k of small primer brass done. Next up will be a 5 gal bucket of 223 brass.
     
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  21. Texas10mm

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    I sized bullets today, that and set up the new Dillon 300 Blackout dies on my 650. I managed to get 30 lbs of bullets sized while my wife was mowing the yard.

    I really miss mowing the yard but the riding lawn mower is not kind to my screwed up back.
     
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  22. Hooda Thunkit

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    Finished resizing the several hundred 223 cases that showed up in the mail.
    Next up: trim.

    Woohoo !! :(
     
  23. Chad F.

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    I purchased the 500 S&W special. It was much easier to find, and is able to fit in my BRF without any troubles. The hardest part with her, has been finding load data from the powder manufacturer I like. I’m using H110 right now. But, I find it a little more dirty, then the Accurate powder that I use in my 454Casull, and my 475 Linebaugh.
     
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  24. tightgroup tiger

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    I work for an essential company also, food packaging. I have to work everyday and now we have been notified by two different customers that we will be getting a lot busier.
    Guess I won't be getting much reloading done.
    When we get really busy the machines mysteriously break down three time more often than when we are running at a normal pace. It's operator carelessness but they always blame it on Maintenance.
    They say "Oh it's been like that for weeks". Yea right.
    Can't go to the range to shoot anyways so what's the point. I think I'm screwed for a while
     
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  25. kmw1954

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    Been there in the food industry myself working production/plant maintenance. 2 years before I left a job we had a horrible fire and lost 80% of our production. Took 3 days to get the fire out. After it was out a small select few of us were called in to clean up and see what we could salvage. We worked 5 weeks 12hrs. straight with no days off. After 9 weeks we had two full oven lines back on-line and running.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...370D8815B9A3F32EE6A5370&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

    That was long ago. we all survived that fire and we will all survive this virus.. At least I hope so because I have 4 different loads sitting on my bench waiting to test fire so I can figure out if I am going to load more of these.

    Everyone stay safe, be patient, don't go stir crazy and start shootin up the basement!
     
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