Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Don't that look purty......too good to use
Any flat surface is in danger of being covered in "debris" if I'm working in the vicinity.
Don't tell her I said this....I'll deny it....
But I think you got the better deal.
Didn't really want to say anything but I think I saw a case in the second container that was a little discolored.
Brilliant idea with the unistrut.
That's thinking "outside the box"
Removed some bullets out of the shorty's from last night. Checked some powder that came out of them. One load was at max, thankfully it came out short and had to be reset. So this put a doubt on accuracy due the scale walk issue i thought i had resolved....I almost did a structural integrity test on the scale... So I'm going to see if they will take the scale back with a slight dent in the pan and use that towards a beam. They have an RCBS 500 in stock but it looks like the lyman 500 I tried but was a dud. So glad I didn't go shooting today. A bullet pulling we go.
First I filled the tumbler full with .223 brass, yesterday’s load was 281 pieces, today I think it’s closer to 290. Still have to separate it from the media.
Wanted to take my 9mm tool bar off but still had SPP in the primer tube so I finished them off with some Berry’s hybrid hollow points I wanted to try. Had 33 primers left so now I have some bullets to test for function, accuracy and velocity.
Then I decapped/sized appropriately 150 pieces of .223.
But the best thing I did was figure out an issue. My conversion plate kept tightening up on me. Started yesterday. I decapped/sized a bunch of 9mm and had to loosen the screw holding the conversion plate every 10 pieces or so. Duh! There’s a set screw holds that bolt in place! As I transitioned to a new conversion plate and tool bar, I finally figured it out. Kinda slow, but sometimes I’m capable.
The .223 brass I sized went smoothly.
Sunday I’m gonna actually start reloading.223 so that entails getting a new powder thrower set up, which intimidates me a lil.
PS: I scored 2 lbs each of Bullseye, RL16 and RL23 today, does that count? I also had 2 lbs each Unique and Power Pistol in my cart, but I took too long checking out.
Decapped about 400 5.56 cases and chamfered the primer pockets before they hit the walnuts in about 1hr 20 min. Used a Harvey Deprimer tool, very slick and quick. Make sure to use the HD pins with the tool for crimped cases! I'll have another show and tell tomorrow sometime for the reloading room. Stay tuned!
Swagged a pile of 223/556 brass. Tomorrow ill load them. Shooting plans for the weekend ruined. Rain all weekend.
Wet tumbled and sent ~100pcs of 7mm rem mag brass through the dehydrator tonight. Also trying to deal with the sadness of having a day with great weather to do some shooting tomorrow.... and having to work all day....
Loaded 50 more 105gr Federal EFMJ 9mm and 50 more 142gr Fiocchi TCMJ .357magnum. Keeping my “box” inventory up date.
Not in the loading room but bought a Hornady powder cop, one box 45 long colt and got the 2021 Hodgdon loading book for free.
Powder cop was $32.00
Nary a 450 primer or any TAC or Varget. no 9mm dies and no 9mm bullets.
I didn’t get skunked but close.
Can I use the powder cop on my single stage since I can’t find shell plates???
Sorry trying to find humor amidst the shortage.
Broke down the Model 30 and 31 and oiled and greased them. Stoned a few points on them as well. Nice and smooth now. Cleaned the room up a little bit too.
Got lucky at the Reno Cabelas!
Asked the question I always get a no to, “Do you have any primers?”
Got a response that shocked me, “What kind?”
I ended up getting 1,000 Federal SPP.
Then my wife, without any prompting asked if she could get a 1,000 too. She got CCI SPPs.
We checked out separately.
Now I have to spend the day shopping in Reno, but the extra 1,000 was worth it.
Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
500 223 and some TAC and some clean up!
This was my first target, first time shooting this old Taurus model 80, rapid fire, two consecutive 5-shot strings at the 25ft line. You can see from the label on the box this is one of my shelf loads: a “warm” DEWC load. Not shabby but not great. I like the gun fine. For a dead stock Taurus the trigger is pretty good. I think I’ll keep it.
Loaded up 83 9mm 124 gr. Bayou Coated Bullets with 3.9 grs. of W231
I received my Inline press mount today, and I’m very happy with the product. Set-up the lil’ Lee reloader press that I bought last October and have never even used it yet. This is all a step up from the Lee hand press I’ve used for all my reloading thus far. This mount looks like it will serve me well for my future reloading press and accessories needs, and I’m looking forward to getting in a good reloading session soon to break it in and try it out.
Nothing yet but I can’t wait to get to it and load some 6.5 Creedmoor!
Entered the reloading room today to take a quick inventory of factory 5.56 rnds on hand and thought for a moment "Do I wanna resume loading .380 where I left off awhile back?" and that's when it hit me. I currently have no desire to send anything downrange approaching a dollar in value with each pull of the trigger. Granted handloads are not at that, but I think you get the drift.
Truth be told the 5.56 inventory was the result of an earlier family conversation centered on the possibility of cashing out that caliber here.
Midway actually had a couple of LEE shellplate carriers this week needed here, those were ordered, so I must be hedging my bets for now.
I ran a 1k today....
Of 5.56 decap, ream pockets and tumble.
Got back into the reloading "suite" today, or as the Mrs. refers to it as her sewing room......... (It is a spare bedroom where all sorts of magic happens!)
Yup, put together a new to me load for 380. Received 1000 bullets not long ago, already had 300 pieces of brass waiting to be charged and a bullet seated.
A 100 grain RN TMJ on top of 2.7 grains of Titegroup to be ignited by CCI 550* primer. * not a typo.......
Found info for a 100 grain bullet in Hornady's 9th Edition. 2.3 grains up to 3.0 max, so i figured 2.7 would be good.
It was/is as I took the first ten rounds out to test before making more........
Not necessarily the reloading room but processed about 40 lbs of range scrap this morning. Forgot how much I hated that job, beats buying lead though.
I discovered that normal ole Lee type shell holders can be used in the cheap hammer style bullet pullers rather than the easy to lose colick/o-ring parts they come with. It rattles a little but works great!
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