What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Mark_Mark

    Mark_Mark Member

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    I use the system to hold down all my presses and my bench Vise... so yeah!

    move it out the way when I’m finish. I would recommend using a big screwdriver or a impact driver
     
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  2. Holderofthehorns

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    Pressed some molded 124 grain 9mm through the Lee sizer on my Dillon 450.
    "You can't do that on a Dillon 450."
    Yes, you can.
    Remove the plate completely and hold the bullet on top of the push rod until it goes into the sizer die.

    Remember to remove your fingers before the press gets to the top or you will press your finger.
    Ask me how I know!! Ouch. Half black finger nail today. Much better than I expected.
     
  3. tightgroup tiger

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    Due to ice storms here in my area of North Carolina and putting in more new production machines at work, I haven't got to do much except deprime 9mm and .357mags. Today I will have to clean the debris out of my yard and rebuild my board fence that the neighbor's tree foobarred for me.
    Could have been a lot worse, the limbs were only about 6" to 8" in dia, could have been the whole tree.
    Doubt I'll get to load anything this weekend.
    I need to start buying 9mm bullets again, I need about 3000 to fill up my big pretzell jar again.
     
  4. TacoMalo

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    The latest thing I did was 3D print a bullet feeder for my Dillon, got it running great now and actually too well because now I have to go and process more brass to keep reloading. LOL
     
  5. Rembrandt

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    I'm pooped....:confused:....took awhile but finished up 3200 rounds of 9mm. Almost too much at one time. Spend the rest of the afternoon getting them packaged.


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  6. MWC1974

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    Processed ~1K pieces of 9mm range brass. Got a little OCD with it. Deprimed, cleaned, sorted by head stamp, second cleaning, then primed 100 of the WIN brass.
     
  7. KS Plinker

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    Had a bunch of 9mm brass laying around for awhile that I had already deprimed / tumbled etc..

    I have a load I’ve been wanting to try so made up 50 rounds for my planned range trip next weekend, then cleaned up and called it good.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Loaded up 50 rounds of .38 Spl with X-Treme 125 gr TrFPs and 700X with Fed 100 primers.
     
  9. DMW1116

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    Function tested and dialed in my last batch of 308 loads. I also discovered I need to start reloading 223 for my iron sighted rifle. It is all over the place with the available factory ammo. Looks like a single shot of 00 buck at 50'.
     
  10. Uffdaphil

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    I chamfered and deburred 300BLK cases until my finger cried uncle.Than had to rush out to get 2 eight lb jugs of VVN140 while the getting was good.
     
  11. AFDoc

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    -Loaded 100 rounds of .38Special.
    -Decapped 100 .38Special brass
    -Decapped 50 .308Win brass
     
  12. n2omike

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    Bought one of those Frankford Arsenal Case Trim and Prep Centers. Dang, where has that been my whole life! lol It trims all shouldered brass in seconds and takes standard attachments for deburring and cleaning/decrimping primer pockets. It comes with the standard deburring tools and primer cleaner, but I have the RCBS reamer for military brass attached here. Only around $150!

     
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  13. NR53

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    loaded 100 rounds of 9mm this morning.
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  14. CowboyTim

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    Loaded up some 185gr test loads for 8mm Gibbs. Been working up loads for it with Quick Load and a chronograph with 150 185 and 200 grain bullets and RL17, Big Game, IMR-4895, and CFE223. Using measured case capacity of 74gr, and 60k max pressure. I'll post it all in a thread when I've got results on all three. Only the 200gr Speer has been tested with the chronograph at this point.
     
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  15. EMC45

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    Rotated the tires on my van and Blazer and replaced the front right hub/bearing assy on the Blazer (not in the reloading room). When I got done with that I cast a bunch of 1oz 12ga slugs and 00 Buck. Now I'm smoking a pipe in the dining room talking to you folks.
     
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  16. Armorer 101

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    Un packaged the new Saeco 358 plane base 200gr FN duplicate of the old discontinued RCBS plane base bullet mould. The plane base works great for powder coating and use in my 358 MGP AR.
     
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  17. frogfurr

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    I have been reloading 9mm LSWC for my CZ PCR's and recently bought a 9mm Dan Wesson Vigil Commander. My first 1911 9mm. A couple of things are giving me problems. The Metalform mags Dan Wesson supplies with the gun are the worst mags I have ever tried to use. And the Dan Wesson seems not to like LWSC.

    I tried about 50 rounds of RMR MPR bullets and about 30 Speer Gold Dot bullets and the Vigil ran 100%. I got about (900) MPR bullets and a couple of hundred Speer Gold Dots so I am going to get up early tomorrow and load some of the MPR's and Gold Dots. The COAL is going to different between the CZ's and the Vigil. First thing tomorrow I will have to determine a COAL for the Gold Dots and MPR's to fit the Vigil. Hopefully I can get this worked up, loaded, and ready to try at the indoor range tomorrow.

    I ordered some Wilson ETM 9mm mags. Now if I can only get Wilson to quit making Covid-19 and weather excuses and just ship them!
     
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  18. Mikhail2400

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    I had a MASSIVE brain fart!!! Started not to share this but if you cant laugh at yourself you will end up throwing glass houses at at the rocks in your head, or something like that.
    Anyway I put the primers on the Dillon primer flip tray which promptly set them all shinny side down. Then I grabbed my primer pick up tube, was about to start popping primers when I said 'hold on somethings not right, and then my brain sat there and spun its wheels. I went so far as to find a youtube video so I could figure out what I was doing wrong. About the time I clicked play my brain restarted and I felt silly as hell.
    In my defense im new to reloading having only reloaded about 120 rounds and I was tired from lack of sleep. It was a brain fart what can I say.
     
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  19. entropy

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    Just a little .223 sizing, depriming, and case prep. Same tomorrow & Mon. but more, I'm off both days.
     
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  20. Mark_Mark

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    wow! that’s like $3300 in 9mm

    Reloaders Life!

    alright trademarked! attorney on full time retainer... don’t even think about it
     
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  21. Rembrandt

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    I suppose "if" you could sell it and it was going for new price, that's one way to look at it.

    Guess that's why we reload so we can have ammo and not have to pay those prices....think I might have $600 in it for components. With the shortages, may not be able to do it again for that price.
     
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  22. call1911

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    Been shooting "some" 45acp yesterday.
    So I thought it would be a good idea to fill up the empty boxes.
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  23. Mark_Mark

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    We are going to refer 9mm to GB Prices!

    So if you loaded 500 rounds of 9mm. You loaded $669 worth of 9 mm
     
  24. NR53

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    Deprimed all the rounds I shot yesterday and threw the brass in the wet tumbler. I won't run it till it gets warmer outside. By then I'll have 3 or 4 batches to do.
     
  25. Walkalong

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    I indulged in two of the major food groups this morning.
    I finished off the last of the last 50, so I need to load some more .44 Mags, have plenty of .38s.
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