What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. ericuda

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    Trimmed and chamfered a couple hundred 223 (worst part of reloading). I was surprised to find a few split necks. It is range pickup but usually all once fired as reloader pick up their brass.

    Loaded 150 rounds of 40 with some cfep and rmr 180's for the kid.

    Sorted my coffee can of 45. Surprised this time more than 1/4 of it was small primer.
     
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  2. bdb242

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    Loaded 38 rounds of 30-30 Winchester 170 gr Hornady flat points for a friend's single shot deer rifle. That should do him for another 7 or 8 years. Going to load the rest of my .40 S&W bullets up today and try to find some more as time moves on. I have 500 38 Special cases on the way and 500 hard cast bullets for them. SPP primers will be the next thing that I must acquire. LP, LR, and SR in good shape. Never thought SP would be an issue, I was wrong.
     
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  3. entropy

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    Didn't quite run out of shot yesterday, so continuing the mission. More Trap loads, then reassembling the Stevens 755A.
     
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  4. THEWELSHM

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    cast some 440 grain 50 cal bullets, it rained in FL

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  5. Horskinator

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    Recently scored a Remington Tac14 w/brace so I took it into the cave to strip it down and clean her up good. Looks like I will be making a trip to a GS today with the GF to see if I can find dies for 40 S&W along with shell holder and shell plate for the L-N-L so I hopefully start loading the 357sig and 40 S&W. Great way to spend St Valentine's Day. :)
     
  6. Charlie98

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    I bought a case of WSP some years ago, when I was reloading supplies after the First Dark Age, just to have them... even though I didn't load anything with them besides a handful of .380 at the time. Now, all of a sudden, I'm having to load 9mm... and that case isn't going to last long. :(
     
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  7. Charlie98

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    Had to break out the kinetic hammer and pull apart 70 rounds of .41MAG. They were loaded with Winchester LP's, the one's I've had problems with. These particular rounds were loaded with W296, so I didn't think it was a good idea to shoot them. They were also loaded with my Unobtanium Remington 210grn JSP's that I wanted to recover. Sad to say... I fertilized the tree out front with the W296... :(
     
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  8. Toprudder
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    Tumbled some more brass last night. I loaded 7 different calibers into the tumbler with similar neck sizes (so they would not nest and get stuck together) but then I had to re-sort them this morning. That gave me a chance to inspect them all at the same time.

    300 H&H Mag, 300 Wby Mag, 307 Winchester (not a typo, 307), 7mm Mauser, 7.7 Jap, 7-08, and 7mm Wby Mag. I don’t have any guns in those calibers, guess I will have to start looking. LOL

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  9. Mark_Mark

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    well, now we know were all the Hornedy dies went
     
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  10. Mark_Mark

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    7.7! let me get ahold of them!!!!
     
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  11. Toprudder
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    Don’t have but a few. An Arisaka rifle is on my wish list, I’m thinking I will hang onto the7.7 brass. I’ll keep you in mind, though.
     
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  12. BWS

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    Mounted up an old Redfield 4-12 this morning,replacing a very nice B$L 3-9. Which I bought, "for parts,not working" off evilbay($15) about when this rifle was bought,back in '16.

    It's a SPS 7-08 and has never seen a jacketed bullet. The 4-12 is only 1/2" longer than the old scope,same objective. As much as the B$L is a VERY good scope,Redfields are a touch nicer.

    The load is NOT 19g,that's what some notes I was reading said.... there were 4 rounds left in a box,which after writing down the dope,21g was the load. Lee 130,light jam. This is the "lite" load,there's some real HEAVY hitters loaded up with middle of the range for jacketed book lists, utilizing Varget.

    I did pop off the back Weaver base. Milled another slot further back. Wanted all the ring spread possible. Not gonna say I abused the old B$L but,carried that thing in some really miserable conditions over the last 4 or 5 years. Never missed a beat. So while it might be against some better? judgment.... this old Redfield is going out on the varmint chasing trail.

    ETA,1st shot was right after bore sighted. Then made dial adjustments,and cracked off 2,3,4 for a 3 shot group. That's how well these Redfields "dial". Now have some empty cases to load up.

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  13. ericuda

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    Shoulda quit while I was ahead.

    Wanted to load up some 230 mbc coated 45s with 5.5 or so of unique. First I grabbed Winchester large primers and after the 5th one wondered why it took so much pressure to get them seated (Not drastic but firm). Put my glasses on and yep they were lrp so the guy asking if they will work they sure do fit. I grabbed the lpp and primed the other 95 in the box.

    Set up the turret with a Lee drum measure to try out, got my bullets and scale on my bench and then knocked my calipers off while throwing the dogs toy. Yep now reads 20 thousands when closed and will not repeat zero within 5 thousands so.

    Put some tater soup fixings in the crockpot and grabbed a beer and a cigar so now watching a little vise grip garage utube sitting at my bench. Dog is sleeping.
     
  14. AR. Hillbilly

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    Sorry about the caliper. Mind if I ask what brand? mice been using a dial caliper from HF and having good luck with it. I’m looking for a decent affordable digital.
     
  15. AFDoc

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    Loaded 100 .38Sp +P

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  16. jonas66
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    Scientifically minded little rodents, are they?
    Can you get them to do the trimming for you?
    :D
     
  17. AR. Hillbilly

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    Wow I didn’t catch that one. I guess everyone gets a good laugh on my today
     
  18. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Curious...........Do you size and lube or powder-coat your cast bullets?
     
  19. jonas66
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    Just trying to be funny. It was a good mental image, like the shoemaker's elves, right?

    I'm actually looking to get a decent dial caliper since I'm paranoid about running out of batteries for the digital one.

    Which btw, I'm using a National which iirc, cost me around $19.99 a bit more than a year ago. Works like a charm.

    Seems they're on sale for $14.99 right now at midway. --Well, they're out of stock right now but accepting backorders.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/calipers-and-micrometers/br?cid=8866

    I've heard that National is the same one other companies re-brand and sell for more under their own names.
     
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  20. LightninST

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    https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-digital-caliper-with-sae-and-metric-fractional-readings-63731.html
     
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  21. AR. Hillbilly

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    I have used one like this for years racing R/C cars worked great for us and if you drop it cheap to replace;)
     
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  23. Jdm2691

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    Loaded up 50 rounds of .44 Special on the single stage. Nice and relaxing on a dreary day.

    I'm not a volume reloader so never had a ton of components on hand, if something doesn't break with primer availability (at reasonable cost) by Summer I'll be out of the game.
     
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  24. toxophilus

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    Replenished my stash of flying ashtrays; this .45 ACP +P load shoots great out of my Sig P220 & Colt Commander... :D

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  25. frogfurr

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    Yesterday was the first time in my life I shot at an indoor range. I was the only one there. Life was good yesterday. I went back today and the range was full of Rambo's. One of the range workers tried to be helpful by sweeping all my brass out into the middle of the range. I had a bag full of sweepings to sort through when I got home. It was a good day today to organize my brass. Thank goodness I have a place here at home to shoot when the weather breaks.
     
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