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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. thomas15

    thomas15 Member

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    Continued to clean and sort the bucket of range brass I acquired a few weeks ago. Should have it finished tomorrow. It is approx. 9000 pcs of brass mostly 9mm. I'm also doing an inventory of bullets and powder, I think I'm going to plan on shooting some production class next year so I want to have about 4000 rounds ready to go using brass I don't mind loosing.
     
  2. Skgreen

    Skgreen Contributing Member

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    After about a 4 month hiatus,,,, including removal of ceramic tile and carpet in 90% of the house, room by room, moving stuff over and over again, replacing with laminate,,,
    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,,,,,,,
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. rsrocket1

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    Loaded up 400 9mm with the PC'ed Lee 356-120-TC over 5.2g BE-86. That replenishes the 400 I shot yesterday.
     
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  4. Charlie98

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    Went to Cabelas yesterday specifically to get a pound of BE-86... but walked out empty handed. Very sad, indeed. To assuage my anguish, I went upstairs and loaded 50 .348WCF with 200grn cast over IMR3031. There... now I feel better.
     
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  5. Toprudder

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    Played with a couple of new toys. A Hornady concentricity gauge, and a neck trimming kit, with expander mandrel die, from 21st Century.

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  6. Ironicaintit

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    Not a thing. I have a pile of 9mm all prepped and primed, but I havent reloaded anything in probably a month
     
  7. Bandit67

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    Cleaned up my new set of .40 S&W dies and dug out 3 quart ziplock bags full of brass so i can start decapping and sizing. Haven't decided what powder and bullets I'm gonna use.
     
  8. GunnyUSMC

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    I loaded some 458 SOCOM and made some 8mm Mausers dummy rounds.
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  9. PO2Hammer

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    Trying WST for the first time in 45 Automatic. 185 grain Noslers (on sale at Fleet Farm) over 4.5 and 4.8 grains WST, 20 rounds each for a test run.
     
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  10. markr6754

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    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.
     
  11. lgbloader

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    I will spend this morning sorting and dusting from the time I have neglected my bench. Can't wait till my pot of coffee is brewed and i can hits the lights and power up the 8-track playing merle haggard inside the cave.

    LGB
     
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  12. Charlie98

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    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.
     
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  13. Walkalong

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    Not a thing, Bench is temporarily re-purposed.
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  14. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Today I cleaned some brass --
    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.
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  15. Legionnaire

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    Saturday: Deprimed and wet-tumbled once-fired brass in 7mm SAUM and .260 Ackley. Next step will be to anneal them before sizing.
     
  16. loadedround

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    Emptied my overflowing trash can for the first time this year!
     
  17. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Apparently, you have not spent enough time in your room this year. Me either, (Pot, meet kettle!) Winter is my time to handload.
     
  18. Walkalong

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    Loaded up 100 full power .40 S&W with SNS 180 Gr TrFP, and 200 plinkers with Berrys 155 Gr HBN.
     
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  19. Kevin Rohrer

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    I loaded a couple blank cannons rounds for my 1/2-scale mountain howitzer. The niece wants to have a Gender Reveal party for her next baby and I am using pink and blue powder as the filler.

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  20. Mr.Revolverguy

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    that is awesome
     
  21. horsemen61

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    Mr. Roher that is the coolest gender reveal I’ve ever heard of!
     
  22. RMH

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    Just finished another 300 9mm. RMR 124gr MPR over 4.4gr WSF @ 1.070
     
  23. GunnyUSMC

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    I pulled some old 8mm Mauser.
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    And I loded some 458 Socom.
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  24. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    De-capped & wet tumbled a batch of 9mm. Then dried............... Getting ready for the winter doldrums of reloading, Oh Darn! :)
     
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  25. CaptHank

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    Just finished loading 314 rounds of 308 Win for my "LR-308". I got tired of seeing the primed cases waiting on me. My "SHTF" can is now full. I had to clear the area, 600 rounds of 10 mm need priming. Will finish the 10 mm, this weekend.

    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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