Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Brass prep on 50 of 30 06 this afternoon.
I went to load up a ladder of 168SMK's/IMR4166 this morning in .308 with the primed brass that I found.... Then when I measured case length I realized I must have neglected to trim them before I primed them! So since the lyman trimmer I use for .308 goes through the flash hole, I had to use one of my LE Wilson trimmers and the 6.5 creedmoor shell holder... Trimmed and chamfered all 200 of them. Also set up 2 of my Wilson trimmers, one for 6.5 creedmoor, one for 7mm Rem Mag. While all that was going on I had my last 200 pcs of LC .223 going through the wet tumbler and dehydrator. Finally got all of it done! Tomorrow it's on to the next chore of deburring the flash holes and wet tumbling about 300 pcs of 7mm Rem Mag brass!
You are missing a primer on one of them...
Loaded up 87 rounds of the 125 gr Berrys plated bullets in the new 38 Spl brass cases I got last week and 25 rounds in old mixed brass. Wonder which group will perform better? Finished off an old container of HS-6 with a 7.0 charge under the 125's. QL predicts about 1023 fps and its going to rain again tomorrow. Oh joy.
Primed 50 9mm Starline cases. Powdered them up using my FA powder measure which I set to throw approx 4.9 gr. and was trickling up to 5.0 of CFEP for my loads. It started dumping 6.0 grain loads when the powder got low. I checked the first 10 on both digital scales at 5.0gr. So started using just the FA scale... I went back and checked some as the top quality FA scale started walking. I know why I had some squibs out of the last batch I loaded now.. A lot of the loads were under 5.0 and a few were above the high end of my load range.. So I had to weigh and re-weigh all 50 again. So about 3 hours just to prime and powder only 50 cases.. The ds-750 scale is not safe imo and I'm surprised they haven't gotten sued yet.. So no more relaoding until I can afford a quality beam scale...
set up my new work bench, hung a 7000 lumen led light over it
next weekend I am mounting my press and powder measure to the bench and plugging in the scale, and then I'll be ready to start dialing in the dies on my three turrets
In the 30+ years I've been reloading, I have never used an electronic scale to weigh a powder charge.
I trust a scoop before I trust an electronic scale.
I agree completely with your assessment.
A scoop, a beam scale, a powder throw. Never an electronic scale.
Today was for loading next weekend’s fun. 100gr DEWC .32 Longs; 115gr LFN .32-20; and, 148gr HBWC .38Spl. all 50 round boxes. I also restocked my shelves of BP .32’s: 2x 20 round boxes of H&R and S&W, both with 77gr LRN medium hardness Precision Cast and Goex FFFg. I try to keep at least a couple of small boxes of break top.32 loads on hand for playing outside.
Pictures, my good man! We need pictures
I was willing to try with the digi's and seemed to have good results at first, but I feel this cold is effecting them. I'm not trying to have anymore squibs. My scoop full isn't consistent with cfep for some reason. But I don't mind trickling up. Had a chance to take a deep breath and asses what i need to do. Looking for beams right now and ordering a Lee powder thrower. I guess no 10mm lower for me tomorrow lol......
I reject the intrusion of technology into every minute of my life and don't own a cell phone
I have to borrow one of my sons' phones to take a pic, and they're both weirdos about handing me their phones. Like I'll see their porn or something lol
Funny you should say that. I use the "Repack packaging system" where all rounds are primer side up before putting in the box. It's a nice way to recheck and make sure everything looks right. I did find one round that the primer got inserted upside down.
Got to sneak back into the reloading bench tonight. Loaded the ladder of 168SMK's and IMR 4166 I wanted to do this morning, also sized 50 pcs .223 brass, and got lucky enough for none of them to need trimmed!
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Fifty 45ACP 230gr RN over 5.0gr Bullseye.
Sizing .223 brass.
Nice!!! $100 worth of .45 American
Nice!!! $100 worth of .45 American
how did I do this twice,
Nothing. Right now I'm working on a display rack for my Great War rifles. Have an idea or two for a cartridge collection display rack (next).
Good question. I load 9, 10, 40, 45, 223, 556, 6.5 creedmoor and 12 gauge. I have n rounds loaded and locked away. I also have probably 10n brass, primers, powder, and raw lead components ( or more ) on the shelf. I'm wondering
how long it will be before competitions will start up again where I am. I'm hesitant to load more, as the components themselves are so scarce, I can't reasonably predict when they will ever be available again at
prices that are not just ridiculous. During pre-war conditions, this all would have been good for several weeks of competitions, if not a couple of months. Anybody else a little hesitant to use up your reserve components, with
no expectation of being able to resupply? Current situation is.... the only indoor range around here is open for sales, but the range is closed due to politics, one outdoor range is closed, possibly open to members, but memberships are not open. The county range is open, but booked months in advance. One outdoor range is open for rifle and handgun, bookings are beginning to open up as ammo gets more scarce.
So..... dunno. Darts maybe? Horseshoes? Bocce ball?
Loaded another 100 rounds of 9mm.
Buy a good bow and the materials for fletching. Not kidding.
Just got bent over and bought a .40 shell plate for my lnl. $70 shipped. But that free’s me up to reload a bunch of 180 gr bullets.i have everything else, time to clean new old dies, I have had them a while..
Those are loaded with Bullseye that makes them special target loads worth $150.00 or more
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