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

  1. BIZERKO666

    BIZERKO666 Member

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    Finished pocket uniforming 355 cases of .223
    This is the removed material...crazy
     

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  2. TBL65

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    Amazon had the Frankford arsenal case trimmer that goes in drill for $49.50 the other day, I ordered one as I was getting tires of using my Lee quick trim on the press.
    Might still be able to snag that deal! Pretty good considering most places sell it for $85+
     
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  3. 1 Cor 2:9

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    Sat down and shortened 400 rounds of .38 lead that I loaded in 9 mm cases because my wife's G2c has the shortest chamber of all my 9's which include Sig's Bersa's Ruger's FN's and my own G2c, so either I load for it or get a reamer to lengthen the chamber, 400 rounds will hold her for a while. Then went to sorting 9 mm bullets from taken down ammo I bought a while back, finished up by logging in the Sport pistol vs Universal 9 mm 125 gr .38 lead data from yesterday.
     
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  4. entropy

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    Started loading up the .38 Spl brass that has sat for 2 years, because I don't shoot my .38 much. I have the powder, bullets and time. I don't have bullets for .45 or .223, and all out of shot, powder and primers until payday. (Apr. 2nd) Which, ironically, is when I go back to work if I don't develop Covid-19 symptoms.
     
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  5. TBL65

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    Got to testing some loads in the Glock 26 I built. Ended up polishing the camber of the barrel as I was getting failure to ejects and some odd marks on the extracted cases. Made a world of difference and loads the previously had trouble extracting shot just fine. (Opted for a more budget friendly barrel so overall accuracy is still to be determined)

    tested sport pistol from 3.9gr - 4.1 at 1.135” and 1.120”
    also re tested the load my Glock 19 likes which is 3.8gr at 1.080”

    the Glock 26 seemed to prefer the RMR 124gr MW. With 4.1gr sport pistol at 1.20”. Average velocity was 1003fps, 19fps ES, 8fps SD. Grouping was by far the best.

    3.9gr and 4.0gr at 1.120” also produced single digit SD and ES of 20-22fps.

    Might have to load some more up and do some testing, and also see if my Glock 19 likes a similar load that the Glock 26 does. As right now I have about 600rds loaded what my Glock 19 likes.
     
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  6. AFDoc

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    I added an Inline Fabrication Quick Change Mount to the left side of my bench this afternoon. Now I can easily swap between the RCBS primer and the Redding single stage press.
     
  7. Rembrandt

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    Reached the 1000 mark today reloading 9mm.

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  8. CharliesHammer

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    Started the day at the local range. Came home loaded 38 sp, Cleaned IMG_20200327_173652958.jpg guns and tumbled today's brass.
     
  9. Blackbeard 44

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    Built a table and started to unpack my reloading gear
     

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  10. TBL65

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    Got the addition to the reloading bench built, made a DIY quick change plate/board and test mounted the old Lee turret press I was gifted.

    just gotta get the bench stained and painted to match the other one, get it inside and connect the two!
     
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  11. Hikingman

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    Made an inventory of all dies, and loaded ammo. Brass is polished, and needs to be counted in each caliber, along with new bullets, and pulled bullets.

    All set to order a set of 223 RCBS dies w/ brass, and bullets if available.
     
  12. Texas10mm

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    Congratulations. That's an afternoon at my place. The 650 just makes it too easy, the hard part is casting, coating and sizing those bullets.
     
  13. GoldieMI
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    ordered 500 Sierra 77gr SMK today to top off the 5.56 brass I cleaned a few days ago
     
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  14. HDMontana

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    Put together 100 rounds of .223.
     
  15. entropy

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    About to start 125 .38 wadcutters, then a box of .45 LC.
     
  16. tightgroup tiger

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    I really like the way you have your single stage hung up on the side of the hutch. That's pretty cool, just don't drop it on your foot.
     
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  17. chrisgo

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    In the last week I have done 3000 9mm, 1800 12 ga. and I am getting ready to do 2500 45's and 2000 38's along with 1200 .308's !!
     
  18. Ironicaintit

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    I’ve been going through my odds and ends... small batches of stuff.
    Just made a batch of 30-30 out of what brass I had for it (less than 100).
    Kinda funny coincidence: I had exactly many cases as I did projectiles for it
     
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  19. JO JO

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    Loading up some more 9mm ,

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  20. forty_caliber
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    Did some more cleaning and organizing in the shop today. I've got 440 30-30 cases primed and ready to load. I ordered some LeverRevolution to try just about the time all this COVID-19 stuff started. Best I can tell it hasn't shipped yet.

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  21. BIZERKO666

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    Thats funny, I just finished off my 30/30 rounds last week but I ended up with seven pieces of brass left.
     
  22. Blackbeard 44

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    got most of my stuff unpacked and set up, almost ready to start rolling my own ammo, it has been almost 3 years since I used a press
     

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  23. dadpig

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    Loaded 600 rounds .223 with 55 gn FMJBT. Probably enough powder for 50-100 more. Going to start looking up CFE223 loads for same
     
  24. Armored farmer

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    I discovered 37 primed .357mag cases!
    I charged them with 6.4gr Unique and topped them with 140GR Zero LSWCHP bullets, then stomped them in while listening to Ligonier's Peter Lawson and RC Sproul 20200328_163741.jpg 20200328_164848.jpg on bluetooth speaker.
     
  25. Toprudder

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    Started processing my bucket of range-pickup 223, about 2500 pieces. Decapped, quick wet-tumble without pins, swaged the primer pockets. Tomorrow I will size and start trimming. This will be the first big production run with my new Lyman power trimmer. I think I am going to like it.
     
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