What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. 1976B.L.Johns.

    1976B.L.Johns. Member

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    That is a good deal......gotta think about it.......quickly.

    Thanks, but looking for .355.
    Can't say if that would make a difference, but gonna stick with my previous loads.
     
  2. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Changed my mind,ordered them, thanks jonas66, I know some Jonas's in my part of the country!

    Now I'll have something to do.......! ;)
     
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  3. jonas66
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    Hope it works out.

    I always seem to find cheap .355 when I want cheap .356.

    If I had any stretch left I'd get some of those myself, but I just picked up a Lee Load all and a .36 round ball mold for buckshot and a bunch of .224 62 gr.

    I'm tapped for now.

    Going to be pretty busy myself...casting triple ought buck two balls at a time!
    :D
     
  4. CoalCrackerAl

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    Loaded a 100 38 super. Found some casings when organizing brass. A nice surprise.
     
  5. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Idle hands can be the devil's workshop..........Git 'er done!
     
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  6. Uffdaphil

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    Got fed up with the RCBS swaging die and hand chamfer/deburr tool and ordered a Lyman case prep center to make life easier.
     
  7. Mark_Mark

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    sometimes you just say, Damit and just do it
     
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  8. Bravoman

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    image.jpg Just finished up some 9mm 124gr berry’s hbhp for load development 4.3,4.5,4.5,4.9 with some unique for this weekend looking for 1100fps. Don’t mind the mg 124gr hp’s not for the weekend well maybe .
     
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  9. Horskinator

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    Finally made the bench for case prep... Life kept getting in the way. Not sure where to place the bench swager and trimmer so took a break from it.

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  10. Charlie98

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    That's exactly what I just did... money well spent. I'm really, really pleased with the Lyman unit. I've been upstairs this morning working with it on how best to cut out the primer crimps on 5.56mm... it's sort of a 4-step process on the Lyman, but it's a lot more effective than the swage die.
     
  11. Toprudder
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    Wet tumbled some 280 Rem and 270 Weatherby Mag brass. I also decapped some 300 Wby Mag and 300 Win Mag to prepare for wet tumbling, and will throw in some 7.62 Nagant and 30 carbine to make a full load.

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  12. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    ^^^SHINY!^^^
     
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  13. Uffdaphil

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    I’m tired of just cutting bait, but every day I notice something lacking in my reloading space. Like how could I forget about annealing? And I swore I bought a nice big tumbler, but turns out it was just a cheapo little Harbor freight job. I don’t even want to think how much a decent electronic scale to double check the ChargeMaster throws is going further assault my wallet.

    At least it’s cheaper than it was trying to keep my former-beloved ‘68 Dodge Powerwagon street worthy. I blame it all on the WuFlu. If I still had a social life I wouldn’t have all this time to dwell on one solitary activity. Rant out.
     
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  14. Maddawg2020

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    Got inspired to prep some 223 brass after finding an 8 lb jug of H335 at the LGS at normal price....
     
  15. HDMontana

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    That's a nice score.
     
  16. MFInc

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    Still cleaning my garage so bench is blocked atm. I installed my Trybe defense conversion barrel today. Have to pull the slide release down for it to slide back onto the frame(Gen2). May break out my mic on it :) Will look better with a new RMR slide that I'm shopping for. Doing a lot of testing and data collection on my reloads tomorrow weather permitting. Have factory ammo for the new barrel.
     

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  17. AR. Hillbilly

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    That would of inspired me too. Nice
     
  18. Charlie98

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    About 4 months ago I walked away from a 8# of H335 at the LGS, it was a reasonable price, but I just didn't have the money at the time. In hindsight, I should have sold one of my kidneys...
     
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  19. Charlie98

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    Spent a few hours last night with the Lyman case prep machine reaming pockets on my crimped LC11 5.56mm brass... about 600 cases, and primed them up. I also have another 1000 LC11 cases I bought as components, so they don't have the crimp. Once I get my TriWay, I'll commence to crunching them together... 62grn BTHP over H335.

    I still have about 300 LC14 cases, and about the same LC13 to ream as well... but I might give my hand a rest for a few days. My thumb especially is not happy...
     
  20. Horskinator

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    Found some RCBS 357Sig dies at my local Runnings. Still looking for 40S&W dies, #10 Hornady shell plate, and shell holders. But I am one step closer to being able to load those calibers.
     
  21. Mark_Mark

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    one part at a time!
     
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  22. jonas66
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    ...That looks simple and sturdy. I'm gonna steal your bench design!
    :thumbup:
     
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  23. NapalmMan67

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    Ordered a 9 Luger M die after I found a bunch of coated slugs I forgot I had.

    Moved all the canning jars out of the reloading room and inventoried them in prep to store a bunch of food. Holy carp... Never realized how many jars I inherited from mom.


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  24. Riomouse911

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    I asked my wife if it would be ok to take her new air fryer/toaster oven to the garage so I can bake some powder coated bullets.

    When she got done laughing she said she’ll go look for a toaster oven at a goodwill or thrift shop so I can have my own oven.

    I’m slowing down most of my reloading since I’m down to a few thousand spp and I don’t see any appearing on the horizon in the near future. :thumbdown:

    stay safe
     
  25. Mark_Mark

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    Stay safe by not taking her Air Fryer
     
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