What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    Need to get off my butt and clean two rifles, load some more 6 Dasher, maybe some 6 Creed.

    Been lazy. :)
     
  2. Hooda Thunkit

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    Been having some trouble at the monthly Military Bolt-gun Match at the local club.

    I'm really mystified about why I'm shooting 93-94 out if 100 per target, rather than 95-97. To that end, I've grabbed at a few straws over the past couple weeks.

    I pulled apart the Finn M-39. I found a couple small grooves in the sear / spring where it rides on the trigger. I polished out the sear, made a shim out of a tiny piece of soda can (.003").
    I reassembled the trigger/sear, put a dot of lithium grease where the trigger and sear meet.

    I don't have a trigger pull gauge (Santa, are you listening ?), but it certainly feels better.
     
  3. Charlie98

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    Not much... but I did get the 500 150grn .308 bullets from RMR in the mail, and slotted them in their spot under the bench.... so at least I'm making forward progress! Those bullets will replace the 500 or so I'll be loading up for the M1 Garand this weekend.
     
  4. Skgreen

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    Between those done yesterday and these, I'm done for now,,,
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  5. kmw1954

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    Still processing 223 brass which brings up another topic question.
     
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  6. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Busy day in the reloading room.
    Looked at two large coffee cans of fired handgun brass that needs separated and tumbled. Decided that wasn't a good idea today.

    Did load 276 rounds of .45Colt on my RockChucker. 8gr of Unique under a 255gr commercial cast coated LSWC.
    Had such a good time loading those that I loaded up 110 rounds of .41Magnum.
    8.5 gr of Unique under a 215gr commercial cast coated LSWC.
    With what I had already loaded, I now have a .30cal ammo can of each of those calibers ready to go to the range.
     
  7. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Wait 'til you retire!
    I know we are close in age.

    Finished loading the 9mm I posted about a week or so ago.






    1000? Nope, 950.
    But did load all of the RMR FMJ MPR bullets on hand with 8* left over. (Two bags of 500), so I must have shot those 50 up last spring.:)

    * Very generous of Long Day Jake and his crew to include extra bullets!

    I like to make a dummy round to use the next time around to help setting up my seating die for different bullets. Just a little shortcut.:cool:
     
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  8. BWS

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    Got some cool projects going on that have kept me out of the loading room. But one of my Gsons is keeping it ready,haha.

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  9. Bartojc

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    I was not completely out of 9mm, but I received another shipment from RMR and went to work loading 9mm. :) It's been a while. Time to go shoot.

    -Jeff
     
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  10. PO2Hammer

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    Finally back in the reloading room, been a few weeks.

    Loaded 9mm Luger with Blazer brass, Rainier plated 147 RNFP at 1.135" OAL.
    20 rounds each, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 grains Bullseye with CCI 500 primers.

    Getting low on my favorite components, so I'm working up a plinker load for my Kimber with some old stuff from the 2008 shortage.
     
  11. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Once snow hits the ground up here in Northern Minnesota, I pretty much give up on salvaging spent brass for obvious reasons.

    Well, this A.M. got a wild hair and decided just for gits and shiggles to check out a shooting area.
    We have had snow on the ground since October 14 except for a warm-up during the opener of deer season. The place has gotten packed with hunters doing their annual sight-ins, etc....

    Brought home an ice cream bucket about 1/4 or better full. 45 acp, 9x19, 7.62x39 and 10 rounds of 45-70! (Who who!)

    Anyways, since I have already moved my Rockchucker to it's Winter room, and do the dirty chores in the garage, I decided to try what I recall Troy Fairweather had mentioned in a post a while back, (one can use a drill press)

    YUP! it'll work!

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  12. IALoder

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    I scored 2 lbs of benchmark yesterday, so I loaded up a ladder with 150gr interlocks in .308. Add another to the list of groups I need to shoot! Weather looks good Friday, and I have all day open....
     
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  13. Toprudder
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    Two coffe cans? I sat down to start sorting four 5 gallon buckets.
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  14. Charlie98

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    Whoot! Loaded up 450 rounds of .30-06 for the M1... IMR4895 under a Hornady 150grn FMJ. I've spent the last 2 weeks prepping that brass... loading them was the fun part! It worked out that I had exactly enough of the Hornady bullets to load up all of my older 2- or 3-times loaded brass, and left the 200 new cases I have all prepped up and ready for next time. This may be the swan song for the older brass, I found 2 incipient separations while prepping it this time, so if I find more this next time, I may just scrap the rest of it. Some of it is my original 200 rounds of FC I bought at the same time I bought the M1 itself, back in the early '90's... but we will see.

    Next up... 147grn 9mm's... to burn up the last of those.
     
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  15. JayZee

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    Loaded a few hundred .38 Special,
    158gr Round Nose loads & 148gr. Button nose Wadcutters.
    Looking to start some .223 in the next few days.
     
  16. Walkalong

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    Cleaned rifle barrels.

    6 Dasher neck and lands before:
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    After:

    At around 1100+ rounds the lands are deteriorating.
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    Crown still looks sharp:
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  17. Skgreen

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    Annealed ~4~ gallons of 223 brass.
     
  18. lightman

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    Just finished sorting and depriming about a gallon bucket of range brass that a buddy dropped off yesterday along with about a large plastic cup of brass that I brought back from deer camp. I love hunting season! You find calibers other than 9mm, 40 S&w and 223!

    I had several 6 and 6.5 Creeds, 308's, 7mm-08's, various WSM's, a few 7MM and 300 Mags, 270's, 30-06's and a few RUM's. Oh yeah, there was the regular 9MM and 223 stuff.
     
  19. forty_caliber

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    I've been out of pocket the last week or so dealing with a family emergency. Hope each of you had a happy Thanksgiving holiday. I might be able get out to the shop later today.

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  20. DMW1116

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    Cleaned, sized, decapped, and trimmed the last of the 30-30 brass I need to finish off the FTX bullets I have. I had to dip into the twice fired brass supply, so now all my 30-30 brass will get treated as twice fired. All the components weren't doing me any good just sitting on the shelf though. I feel as though the finished cartridges will store better?
     
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    Sorry to hear that. We're good here. Hope you're getting g things calmed down.
     
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  22. Charlie98

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    Over the past few months I've been trying to get a better handle on what I actually have as far as components... not because of the Wuhan Zombie Apocalypse, but because I'm OCD about knowing what I have. My biggest stumbling block so far is accounting for my brass, some of which is spread to other cities (I load cartridges for my brother in Corpus Christi, for example,) and I have some brass boxed up in specific lots that I'd rather not break into. I'll get it one of these days... :)

    I also realized I don't have any LPM primers, which isn't a terrible problem, the only cartridge I would use those primers in is H110 in the .41MAG, and I don't load a lot of that. Things could be worse!
     
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  23. IALoder

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    Just got done cleaning a few rifles and depriming some brass after my range time earlier today. Found a few loads I need to do a little poking around on. In .308 the 150gr Interlock flat base with 42.3 & 42.6gr IMR4064, and 43.0gr Benchmark are both sub moa, pretty darn good for an AR10! In .243 100gr btsp with 40.0gr RL-16 is sub moa, so is the 87gr vmax with 41.5gr rl-16. Brass prep is going to be on the list for the next couple days!
     
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  24. GoldieMI
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    cleaned 4 rifle barrels...mostly out of boredom and for something to do
    only the 50 Beowulf had to be cleaned..the others were just in arms reach today
     
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  25. 12Bravo20

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    I reloaded 400 40S&W rounds with Berrys 180 Gr FP bullets. My order of 115Gr plated bullets from Xtreme arrived Monday and I finally got my RMR order of 1000 9mm 115 Gr FMJ bullets today that I placed back in August. The hunt for SPP is still on though. I have a 1,000 CCI SPP but don't want to use them all up right away.
     
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