Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
In addition to months and months of struggling with correcting my vision,,, (Prior RK surgery, My corneas are now about as smooth as raisins,,,)
I FINALLY got my ~new~ loading room up and running in "early production mode"
New to me:
A level bench, firmly anchored to a wall, with shelving above.
Inline fab quick detach press mount system.
The right sized chair to make it all 'work'.
An adjacent firearm 'cleaning/maintenance' table that doubles as a dispenser / 'extra whatever' table.
Loaded approx. 100 223 rounds of various proportions tonight and hoping to hit the range tmrw.
It felt darn good, I must say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m just a step ahead of you...I haven’t cleaned my new set of .40 S&W dies, as my initial new set of dies was already clean and so I elected to start with them (Redding). Don’t know why...with all the grief I had you wouldn’t blame me if I just pitched them. Anyway... I selected my initial powder, Silhouette, and loaded 10 rounds with 6.5gr @1.125”. Had planned several more loads in a ladder, but bought a new puppy Friday night, so very little time for my weekend Reloading plan. Nonetheless, seating and crimping with the Redding die went flawless, so I will try to keep working with them. I may not have done the initial setup correctly, as it felt I was scraping the brass during my initial seating trial. Seems I didn’t get any instructions with my Redding dies, so I basically followed my Hornady seating and crimping die setup procedure. It worked out just fine in the end. The real test will be when I try new loads tomorrow.
Let us know how they turn out. I think WST is one of those overlooked powders for lighter bullets in the .45, I'm fixing to give them a spin with some 200grn plated bullets, next batch. I've tried it with 230grn bullets, but it didn't give me the velocity Unique did, I think that will be a bit different with the 200's.
I loaded up another 50 .348's... 25 with IMR4198, 25 with AA5744. I'm very pleased with IMR3031, but I'm willing to give another powder a spin if I have it.
Reloaded 6.5 Creedmoor 108gr Lapua
Reloaded 223 69grSMK
And my favorite some Ken Waters remakes -- 44special in 44Mag cases. 240gr Remingtons that clock in at 1050fps across my chronograph.
Apparently, you have not spent enough time in your room this year. Me either, (Pot, meet kettle!) Winter is my time to handload.
And I loded some 458 Socom.
It's finally going to cool off, down here in Florida. Looking to spend some quality time at the range this coming week.
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