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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Of 5.56 decap, ream pockets and tumble.
(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........
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