What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Soonerpesek

    Soonerpesek Member

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    That's not a bad keep.
    Most of the indoor ranges here are of the mindset, if its on our floor----it's ours.
    I only tend to shoot revolvers at those ranges, but, like you, I prefer the outdoor variety.
     
  2. Hugger-4641

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    Taught my son-in-law how to deprime, resize, and put primers in a couple cases of remington brass for his 22-250. We loaded a few more test rounds of 4064 and 55gr Blitzking and let him measure powder, charge and seat the bullets.
    He was also curious about the Hornady V-Max 55gr that he's been shooting, so we pulled the bullet and measured the charge. 31.5gr of whatever powder they used. It's an extruded powder but finer grain than 4064. I bet someone here knows what it is ...... We reloaded the powder but put in one of Blitzkings so we can compare on the chronograph, when ever weather allows..
     
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  3. Blue68f100

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    Fertilizer, mfg use a canister powder not available to us. They custom mix their own for their use.
     
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  4. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Spent Saturday going through the, "Sorted and Ready for Priming" piles. Mostly .32's - S&W, Long, & WCF - plus a 50-round box of .38Spl Federal brass I've been using for target loads and some odds-n-ends .357 I've been using for hot loads in the Contender. The .32-20's and .357's for the T/C got SR primers, everything else got part of my dwindling supply of SP primers. Spent Sunday gathering bullets for each load and putting them in old pill bottles with labels for which batch they go with. I have the Cast Performance Bullets 200gr. LWN-GC for .357 in the T/C over 14.5 gr. of 2400 and that load's a little hard on brass so this will be the last full loading for them - that's a MAX load and is NOT recommended! That batch gets retired to plinker status after this loading so maybe I can get another five or six trips to the range with them before they start to crack. That was it. Otherwise a happy Valentine's Day with the lovely missus. :)
     
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  5. Hugger-4641

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    Thanks! I wondered if they used they used a proprietary powder or if it was a wholesale version of something off the shelf.
     
  6. pairof44sp

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    I just reloaded and shot my first 32 acp ammo a couple of days ago.

    And I just shot my first 32 ACP pistol, a Beretta 81BB! 81s and Toks were the last available killer deals online during the early gun panic (July); I’m glad I got in when I did.

    I used Brazos RN bullets (3.2 cents a piece!) in front of 2.0 Titegroup.

    What I’ve learned so far:

    - Good lord this round is snappy. I didn’t expect that. Based on my gut feeling, this can’t be good for the gun.

    - It’s hard to measure powder accurately in such tiny quantities.

    - if you place an extra target in a stand right next to you when you shoot, the cases hit the target and don’t go in the mud.

    - Going off the arithmetic of caliber, if a Beretta 85 holds 13 rounds, the 81 should hold 15. But it holds 12.

    - 100% reliability so far.

    - Having fun reloading 32 ACP looks like it’s going to be all about chronograph and gel block. If I’m getting this much recoil, I want to know that the bullet is doing amazing things.
     
  7. blackd24

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    Resized/deprimed ~1000 LC 556 cases. Next step is to trim, chamfer, debur, clean primer pocket and swage.

    working up a load with 62 grain Hornady projectiles for my AR.

    I have a long list of to-do’s when I finally get to the range. Will probably take it one firearm one trip at a time.

    1. Test 38 special handloads in new revolver.
    2. Confirm P-01 newly installed P-01 sites are installed correctly and centered.
    3. Test 30-06 handloads
    4. Test AR 223 handloads
     
  8. CQB45ACP

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    Decapped and resized the 45ACP cases I recovered (96) from the rounds I shot (100) at the range earlier this AM. Where are the other 4? With my lost socks I guess.
     
  9. bigpower491
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    Uncovered everything after my extended out of town assignment and started prepping some 44 special cases for the GP100.
    At least with Covid they aren't extended overseas assignments, although Singapore would work for me about now with this cold weather.....
     
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  10. sr1971

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    Picked up a sweet Pacific 007 setup from the web for under $150 shipped. Excited to clean it and set it up in a week or so when it gets here, hopefully all intact! Patience paid off this time for certain.
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  11. horsemen61

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    Loaded 40 rounds of 6.5 CREEDMOOR and 50 rounds of .223
     
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  12. Mark_Mark

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    Sweet Press! is it vintage? never hear of that brand
     
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  13. docbrown

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    Working up 1000 223 cases. Have them de-primed, wet tumbled, sized, wet tumbled again to get the lube off and am now trimming them. About 1/3 through with the trimming.
     
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  14. sr1971

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    It is vintage and it's a Pacific Tool Company brand as we now know it as Hornady from Grand Island, NE.
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  15. kmw1954

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    About how much time have you got into this batch?
    I just finished sizing 900pcs.over about 3 days.
     
  16. docbrown

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    Been doing a little at a time over the past 2 weeks. Decapping, tumbling, sizing and tumbling again did not take long at all. Trimming always takes time. A drill and a Lee ball trimmer in the garage. Kind of limited to how long I can sit out there - lower back went out Sunday working on the shifter for my mountain bike (I am getting old - closer to 70 than 35). I plan on having the trimming done by the weekend and then it's working on primer pockets to get rid of the crimped ones. I don't mind. It's therapeutic.
     
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  17. kmw1954

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    Can relate to that. Last Friday I moved my older brother into Hospice and it stinks so sitting at the bench has been a good diversion. Now I'm moving on to trimming those cases.
     
  18. Rebel Dave

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    Getting About 600 9MM ready to reload. I start by decapping, in a universal decapping die, then wet tumble with SS pins, size, then trim if needed, expand, and prime.

    Dave
     
  19. frogfurr

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    Dealing with the hoarding again. Tying to find some small pistol primers. Just placed an order for some 9mm bullets on 12 week back order.
     
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  20. AR. Hillbilly

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    Sorted 1000 rounds of range brass. mall has been tumbled deprimed/resized pocket reamed and sorted. It all needs chamfered and one more trip through the tumbler with corn cob and nufinish.
    I have a lot of time wrapped up in this stuff.
     
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  21. Targa

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    Loaded up some more heavy hitters in .44mag, .454Casull and .475Linebaugh. Aside from the lead and powder, these slow down the consumption of my primers a bit during the current insanity....:D.

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  22. John McLaughlin

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    Loaded 30 RWS 375 H&H cases with 215 GM primers and 74.0 gr ReLoder 17 behind 299 gr Shock Hammers. Runs about 2670 fps. JM
     
  23. stonebuster

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    Tumbled, decapped and sized 300 .357mag cases I had saved. I've done thousands of 38/357 in the last few weeks during all the winter storms.
     
  24. docbrown

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    Sorry to hear that. Can somewhat relate. One of my older brothers is in late stage COPD and another has had kidney cancer and has cognitive issues from an auto accident. The worst thing about being the youngest in your family is that you will likely bury them all.
     
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  25. horsemen61

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    I’ve loaded another 40 6.5 Creedmoor a fun test is forthcoming!
     
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