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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. Mark_Mark

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    You call that clutter!?!!! ?

    and the classic, block the window with sheets in the reloading room.
     
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  2. Mark_Mark

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    QUESTION! what would be the most powerful Small Pistol Primers cartridge?
     
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  3. Lennyjoe

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    Hey now, that’s a $5 Big Lots curtain btw.......lmao
     
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  4. Mark_Mark

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    $5 Big Lots.... slow down rich man!

    I use thick foam packing sheets to cover my window. Recycle
     
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  5. WeekendReloader

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    This is my philosophy. Have the components handy so you can load what you need. Why load two year's worth of one and be short of primers or powder for another?
     
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  6. entropy

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    I only load one caliber for each type of component. One caliber for small pistol, one large, one small rifle-oops, I guess I do load two for large rifle. but all the brass for one of them is loaded, and the rest of the brass for the other is primed and waiting. I have few surplus rounds for both of them yet.....
     
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  7. Mark_Mark

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    I’ve slowed down too. Did 1k of 9mm Hp, 1k .40 HP, 100 .458 socom, 100 50BW, and working on 5.7 now.... I should be good for a few.
     
  8. Mark_Mark

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    Just found 2.5 spam cans of 7.62x54R. Wonder if they are worth anything. Silver tip, I believe, haven’t shot the old Mosin in a decade
     
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  9. Charlie98

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    ...and I'll bet you still have ringing in your ears.

    Loudest rifle I've ever shot next to was a Mosin carbine... Jeepers that thing was loud.
     
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  10. Charlie98

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    I've kind of tapped the brakes on reloading for a while. I have some odds n ends to load, but otherwise I've got a bunch of case prep to do. In the past month or so, the idea of moving has come up... not immediately, but in the next 2-3 years... vs 10 years like we had planned. Components in boxes are far easier to store and move than loaded ammunition. I'll still be loading some amount of 9mm and .45ACP... but most of my rifle reloading is on hold.
     
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  11. Mark_Mark

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    I have the Chinese version of the carbine. Thing is a fireball. How did they go to war with that thing? Heavy and loud as hell gun
     
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  12. BreechFace

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    @Lennyjoe I think the guy hanging on the wall to the right is dead. :D
     
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  13. Mark_Mark

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    I count 8 powder dumpers??? 8!!!! lol
     
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  14. DMW1116

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    Loaded some incremental tests for new 180 gr soft points in 308. Should be able to test tomorrow.
     
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  15. NR53

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    Loaded 100 rounds of 5.56 this morning. Midsouth premium 55 gr HP over Ramshot x-terminator, Lake city brass and CCI 450 primers.
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    I like to have one for each caliber....
     
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  17. Mark_Mark

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    I have to post a photo of my powder dump. You might cry, it’s pretty ratty
     
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  18. HDMontana

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    Sorted an de-capped the brass from my wife and I going out shooting yesterday.
     
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    Sorted brass and set up the turret to do some 9mm this weekend.

    might go buy a harbor freight wood bench and save my to do list for later if I get an itch tomorrow.
     
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  20. stonebuster

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    I loaded 100 357 brass cases with 5.7gr HP-38 under 125 grain Xtreme copper plated FP after testing 25 at the range today. I've been tumbling a lot of the 10K cases I saved for the last 4 1/2 yrs in anticipation of reloading which I recently started. Wish I started sooner and really enjoying it as it's a great retirement hobby especially in winter months.
     
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  21. Skgreen

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    Chamber Gauge still isn't here, so last night I ran close to 500 sized brass cases through the action of my Model 12 bolt gun to cull out the sticky ones,,, I've ordered another sizing die, and if that doesn't fix 'em, they're headed to the recycle bin.

    Today was far more enjoyable,,, Charged and seated (150) 6.5 CM: (3) 50 round boxes, each containing (5) different charge weights.
    XBR8208 and IMR 4451, 140 gr 'MatchMaster' (Nosler) and 140 gr Hornady BTHP Match.

    Lotsa folks shoot less than 10 rounds of a certain load in their ladders. I'm not that talented, and (2) sets of 5 rounds each helps me sort through my flukes! LOL!
     
  22. AR. Hillbilly

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    Ran my first batch of brass through the tumbler with nufinish. Actually thrilled with the results. Went to the ship to finish a small power unit I built to power a WFT trimmer. Don’t have the trimmer yet but also made an adapter with 8-32 threads. I installed a crimp reamer and am amazed at how well it works.
    Went to the store today bought 2 boxes 55g Hornady at normal pricing. And found a die plate for my new progressive press.
     
  23. BudaTx

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    Finished reaming primer pockets, chamfer and deburr. About 400 ready to prime now.
     
  24. kilizyrag

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    Trimmed and primed 100 .32 Win Special brass.
     
  25. Horskinator

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    Added some LED lighting to see my shelves better.


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