What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Rembrandt

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    Reached a milestone by training my son and grandson how to reload. They have been hunting out west for several years and with the ammo shortages, they now want to load their own. Conducted "reloading 101" training school on how to load high power ammo. Loaded up around 100 7mm Rem Mag. They absolutely loved it.

    I now have a pretty good feeling for where all my reloading gear will go in the future. It was a great day!

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  2. v8stang289

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    Made a press mounted light with some plexiglass,LED bulbs, and sockets I had laying around.
    Also made a plexiglass deflector, and drilled a hole and added a nipple to put a spent primer collector on this press. Since its the older type where primers collect in the base and you have to vacuum then out or remove it to empty them.
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  3. Mark_Mark

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    Great Photo!

    Give a man ammo and he shoot for a day
    Teach a man ammo and he shoot for a lifetime

    adapted from a fishing quote
     
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  4. ericuda

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    Shoulda slept in after about 10th round got a stuck case and wouldn't you know it the little end broke off recapping rod when removing it. Dumb luck, the challenger press and stand i just picked up had a 223 die in it. I been using one shot with some imperial on my fingers every 6 or 7th round. Gonna cut that back to 4 or 5.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Loaded those 100 fully pepped 6 Dasher cases. All I need to do is mark them for easy brass retrieval at the match.
     
  6. Mark_Mark

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    I hate to see anybody try to invade the United States of America! We have different brass for different situations
     
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    Loaded a couple hundred of these .44 mag 300gr MBC Hammers with 2400. Not the most accurate, but good enough for range practice.
     
  8. Mark_Mark

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    that’s just a slab of lead!
     
  9. CoalCrackerAl

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    I loaded all my 30.06 casings. About a 1/2 of metal ammo box full. The ones walmart sells.
     
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  10. WrongHanded
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    Yeah, there's a lot of space under that particular style of bullet. It would probably prove a more accurate load if I used more powder...but working out how much is the trick. Plus I have more accurate loads with bullets of the same weight, they just cost more.

    It does look impressive though.
     
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  11. Mark_Mark

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    it looks like a lipstick
     
  12. Bush Pilot

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    Tumbled 500 rounds of once fired 357 brass getting ready for my next project.
     
  13. Toprudder
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    I saw that one! Glad it went to a good home.

    Wow! Amazing how far those shoulders get blown out when fire-formed.
     
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  14. Legionnaire
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    Yes, it's pretty cool. However, I don't intend to shoot these cases on a regular basis; they are too short in the neck and I don't want to deal with carbon buildup in front of the case mouth in the chamber. I have plenty of .280 AI brass; this was just an experiment. Though "successful" and I learned from it, I don't consider it an attractive path forward. But I know it would work in a pinch.
     
  15. DMW1116

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    I cleaned and prepped enough 308 brass to load the rest of the 180 grain SSTs I was gifted. I have a good load worked out, and disqualified another that looked promising. These will be production replicas of the best shooting load tested.
     
  16. tucmox

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    New Ammo Boxes.png It's cold outside! Waaay too cold to go shooting. Saw these empties on Midway last week. Styro inserts included on the cheap! Ordered a couple of cases on Wed, they were at my house on Thursday. Dusted off my Dymo 450 Turbo and started messin' with it. These are the first runs. I really need to get a life!
     
  17. DMW1116

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    Researching 150 gr 30-30 loads. I found some 150 gr round nose and have about 1/2 pound of LVR left from my FTX loads. I have a couple other powders left over from other batches, but LVR seems purpose built.

    I have 3 loads I've tested, but haven't finished the batches. I need to finish all of them and see what I have left over before doing anything new.
     
  18. MFInc

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    My cluttered bench was giving me the evil eye this morning. So cleaning and organizing this mess, then getting to work on 9mm loads.
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  19. Shanghai McCoy

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    Took out the shop vac and did some much needed cleaning. Then I set up the old RCBS trimmer and got the 223 brass trimmed up.
    Gotta go in to work soon tho... :(
     
  20. tightgroup tiger

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    Supervised my Grandson loading some more .357 magnums. He's only 8 so I don't want to overload him by having him run my LNL-AP so I just have him loading on my Lee ABLP 4 station progressive, after I set it up for him. I can't believe how he is picking it up.
    Hope he sticks with it.
     
  21. BWS

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    Haven't really felt like shooting or loading the last cpl months. Been working on a new motorcycle,and our shop truck.

    Grabbed the 700V, 6mm Rem and sent some 85g Saeco cast downrange,jacked up with 42g of IMR4831. Did OK,cpl 3/4" 5 shot groups @100....out of practice. Shooting off an X bag on front and a bunny ear rear bag.

    Then loaded up some more. Finished a "rotation" on 100 cases,so need to anneal after this next batch. Also about empty on the Saeco bullet box so,gotta fire up the ole Lyman pot and make some more.

    It was fun,and that's all you can really ask for? Have plenty of supplies.
     
  22. Charlie98

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    Went shooting yesterday instead of watching TV... sorted the brass, tumbled it up. 30 test rounds through the newly assembled AR-15 went through lickety-split... very pleased with the build.

    I finally broke down and spent some Christmas Money on a Lyman case prep center... why oh why have I waited so long???

    Started reaming the primer pockets on about 4000 5.56mm cases I sized last month... 50 down, uh... 3950 to go? The Lyman makes very quick and effortless work of those darned primer crimps. Dipping my toe in the waters, learning how much to let the cutter take away. I had to bushwack a few a 2nd time... but I'd rather do that than open it up too much. Still waiting on my Giraud TriWay trimmer... that will be the next... and final... step before the press mashes them all together.
     
  23. EMC45

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    Sharpened a pocket knife for my cousin in GA to razor-sharp (popping hairs).
     
  24. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Put everything away today...........:thumbdown: or :thumbup:.......don't know. Will probably find something to before spring.

    Just too darn cold to go shootin'.

    I have nothing left that needs to be done until I find some 95 grain bullets for loading 380 auto. All other calibers are covered! 9mm, 38 special, 357 mag., 44 mag., 45 acp., 45 Colt, 460 S&W.
     
  25. jonas66
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