Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Don’t hype it too much! because $150 might be a bargain for custom .45 ACP
They are Damm good looking rounds probably $200.00 with the wood block
Y’all been hanging out on GoneBroker too much.
no need to hang out at GoldBroker! Midway is the new king! $1,200 for 9mm
Not to worry. Imports of all ammunition - and especially all products from Israel - are about to be banned by executive fiat, so you won't be bothered by expensive IMI ammo for much longer.
I have been waiting for the hammer to fall for a few weeks now.
Started deburring flash holes on my 7mm rem mag brass tonight, got about 30pcs in and the "cutter" on the end of the tool spun out of the rod! Got it out of the shell, and it looked like all they use to hold it on is green loctite, so I cleaned it up, ground a flat on the cutter, put a couple drops of red loctite into the tool, and stuck the cutter back in till I had a little loctite squeeze out. Then I decided to prime and load the 50 pcs .223 brass I sized the other night with benchmark/62gr fmj's. When that was done I tried deburring flash holes again, and wouldn't you know it, the fix worked! Made it through the other 90 pcs of 7mm RM just fine!
A friend of my wife and me celebrates her 50th birthday coming Saturday.
She's into shooting but not into reloading.
As of the **** that's going on with endless lockdowns it was nearly impossible to go out and find a nice present.
So instead of buying something she won't need anyway I went to the place where the magic happens (my reloading bench) looked up the load I developed a while ago for her Ruger rifle (chambered in .223rem) and made her 50 bullets for her 50th birthday.
Can't wait to see her face when she opens the gift.
She'll probably be the first woman in history who's happy to turn 50.
Framing is done, ready for insulation and sheetrock.
Inventoried my 22LR.
I have more than I thought, mostly due to the 2 ammo cans full I 'found' a couple weeks ago, but less than I want.
More than some folks on this forum, but far less than others.
I'm down to four bricks and three of them are standard velocity for my older semi-auto pistols. I have a smattering of high-velocity and a brick of Longs, half a brick of Shorts, and a box or two of CB Caps.
In my mind, that's, ".... almost out of .22!"
I’m so disorganized the I find bags of ammo everywere. Found a spam can of russian 54R last last week
Well, there is that case of 5000 CCI Std Vel, but I already knew I had that....
Now that's a happy surprise!
Today? The plan calls for finishing up a few hundred 45 ACP rounds. That's about it. Later this week I'll get back into the .38 Special and .357 Magnum loads.
I heard you can take the factory 54r apart and make a very precise round
Last night I pulled all the bullets out of 100rds of factory 357sig that my brother in law gave me. 125gr FMJ. Neither of us shoot that cartridge. I will load the bullets in 9mm when I get around to it. The nose profile is a bit goofy, but I think it should work.
Finally got caught up on enough other chores to finish the shelves and start moving / finding / sorting a few things. Since my exterior walls are IFC (styrofoam blocks filled with 8" of reinforced concrete) I didn't want to go through the hassle of cutting out the inner 4" of styrofoam and Hilti anchoring nailers to the concrete. Ran 12 gauge unistrut across the floor joists and screw them in with 1/4" lags on 16" centers. Pullout per lag is around 1,200# and there's a total of 16 installed. Hung 1 x 12 yellow pine with a 1 x 4 backstop on 3/8" allthread spaced on 24" centers. So, across the 14' of bench there's a total of 44' of shelving to keep some stuff close at hand. There's a closet nearby with a set of rack shelves in it for overflow and bulky items.
The barn doors use rare earth magnets epoxied to the face of the track to hold them in place when open or closed. Those magnets are a PITA to work with since at 1"x1"x3/8" with a 65# pull they want to get away at any small opportunity.
Next step is to finish sanding the bench and finish it. The top surface will be left natural plywood with a urethane coating and the remainder will be stained to match the doors and shelves. Lowes had the Craftsman toolboxes I wanted on sale at 1/2 price ($120 @) so I grabbed them last week. Found an old Fulton bench vice in the garage and mounted it since you never know when you need one.
Found 6 boxes of Norma primed cases for 250 Savage and I don't think I have anything in that caliber, but my new RSC is due in in a couple weeks so I'll re-inventory then - relatives tend to pass stuff on to me and there's at least 15 long guns I've never pulled the trigger on (yet). Guess I'll post the treasures that surface when I unpack everything.
Loaded a ladder test in 9mm Luger with Xtreme 124 plated FP to see what will work in my new Glock 17L.
R-P (dog) brass, Rem 5-1/2 primers, 1.045" oal, with 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, and 4.6 grains W231.
Most data stops at 4.4, but I didn't see any difference in the brass or primers between 4.4 and 4.6.
Saw your bench top is 2 layer plywood like mine. I'm planning on installing inserts on a fixed spacing and making aluminum plates for my presses so I can swap things out. Local scrap yard has 3/8" plate for cheap, best inserts I've found are https://www.mcmaster.com/90192A156/. Plan is to drill through the bench top, install the inserts flush with the top and use a backer bolt up from the bottom to increase pullout strength. Oh, and epoxy on the insert external threads.
it’s an old bench...it’s served me well till I wanted to bolt a press on it. I’m planing on rebuilding the bench with 2x6x10 butcher block style, so after planing and sanding it’s going to be about 9ft long by 30in deep and 5 1/4” thick (over kill I know) I think I’m going to use some sort of insert to be able to remove accessories I like the size you suggested!
Nice! Looks like you'll have room, for a few years!
Like your set-up too!
Deburred the flash holes on another ~100 pcs 7mm Rem Mag brass while the ones I did last night were wet tumbling. Saw a thread in the reloading forum that reminded me that I was going to load up a little higher with 8208 XBR with 150&165gr interlocks in .308 since I wasn't seeing any pressure signs. Sized, trimmed, primed, and loaded those 20 rounds. Then got the CBTO measurement in 6.5 Creedmoor with the 140gr Match Burners I just got. Pretty productive night!
Till our planet passes Peak Plumbium, or till my elbow falls off whichever comes first, gonna keep on cranking out Large Lead 4 Levers
Special means Magnum, but more of ‘em in Lever Language
on my Niney-two Winches
14 in the tizzoob — you’s a
Got 500 77gr Sierra TMK in.
Going to work up some loads with CFE 223, H335, and BL-C(2).
Separate names with a comma.