What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. docbrown

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    Set up my Lee 4 hole turret press for 357 Sig. Using a combination of Lee and RCBS dies - RCBS Size, and seat, Lee to dispense powder and Factory Crimp. Also put an el cheapo BSA red dot and MBUS sights on my brand new, unfired PSA 223 Wylde upper. It was a good day!
     
  2. Hoe50
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    Looked at the 30 carbine brass i decapped yesterday. Realized it is tapered and headspace s o that full sizing and lot’s of lube will be required. Googling says it it worse than just looking at said it would be. I am giving up today and backbjrnering it way behind 12ga 38 357 9 40 45 3006 7.62x39 and 54 and 51 as well as 223 300blk.
     
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  3. NR53

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    Hand primed another 200 9mm cases.
     
  4. Viking357

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    I wet tumbled 50 cases of 308 brass.
     
  5. MFInc

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    Put the lb of TG I got today with the rest. I thought I only had one, but had 2 already. I think I'm good on Pistol powder for a while now with 3lb's of TG, 2Lb's of WSF and just over a 1/2 of CFEP. Have not even used any other than CFEP atm... Been trying to get CFE Blk but the stars just haven't lined up right for that yet. Going to bell and prime some more new Starline 9mm brass. Can't do anything else until I get a Dial caliper.
     
  6. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Translation to English?

    I'm getting old and cranky!
     
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  7. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    As promised, I managed to load up 350 rounds of .45Colt today.
    Used a 255gr commercial cast coated LSWC over 8gr of Unique using my Little Dandy powder measure and RockChucker single stage press.

    Didn't get the .44Spl brass primed, though. Right shoulder is a bit sore from this week's reloading efforts.
    I do have a least a couple hundred rounds of .44Spl loaded so should be enough for Sunday's trip to the gun club. That load is a 240gr commercial cast coated LSWC over 6.6gr of Unique. I shoot that load in a Taurus 5 shot DA revolver, a Cimarron SAA clone and two flat top BlackHawks, all chambered in .44Spl. I reserve my Skeeter loads(7.5gr of Unique with the same bullet) for the two flat top BlackHawks only.
    I don't shoot any .44Spl brass loads in my .44Magnums revolvers or Marlin carbine.

    If time permits tomorrow, I am making a trip to King's Shooter's Supply in King of Prussia, Pa for cast lead bullets. It's only about an hour and a half trip one way, so it makes a nice little road trip for my son and I. Also saves on shipping costs which get a little expensive when shipping thousands of lead bullets.
     
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  8. CMB

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    Got to love king of Prussia- there is a Duluth there. Good to find local people..

    I sized 300 cases this evening. About ⅔ through I noticed there was more of a gap been the bottom of the die and shell holder then usual.....hummmm.

    Pulled out the case gauge and sure enough - these are not sized correctly. Bummer

    Of course I had to check EVERY case and resize half of them..... no place to get lazy. Now I know they are all correct. Why did it come loose? Probably vibration but not really sure, it's tight now.


    Cheers-
     
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  9. IALoder

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    I sent the .243 & .223 that I deprimed last night through the wet tumbler and dehydrator. While that was going I primed and loaded 50 .223 with benchmark/62gr fmj's.
     
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  10. jonas66
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    "backbjrnering"

    I believe that's swedish chef for putting something on the back burner.
    ?
    :)
     
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  11. Frulk

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    I really enjoy the slow, methodical process of working up a new load. The deliberateness of hand trickling 10-12 cases in 1-2 grain steps each really slows things down and I'm not focused on thinking about how many cases I have left to go as when I'm in the production mode cranking out 160-200 rounds an hour.

    I was in the process tonight of putting together .32 H&R Mag rounds using 115 grain LRNFP and #5. I had originally planned to use Trail Boss but after some input from folks here on another thread, researching all the info I could find and contacting someone who shoots CASS/SASS I settled on a starting powder weight of Accurate #5 and proceeded to put together 4 load weights of 10 rounds each. Plan is to chrono them this weekend and shoot 6 in the Single Six revolver and 4 in the Henry to get a baseline for FPS.

    At first I disliked the large Hornady trickler due to the static on the plastic hopper but after learning the trick of keeping used dryer sheets in it that resolved the issue. I still have to use compressed air to clean it out but that's a non-issue compared to the static. It's two main features I like is that it's very fast and easy to bring the charge close to its intended weight once you figure out how many rotations of the knob are required.

    The cases were already resized and primed on a humble Lee Classic Press on the far end of my bench. Brass was belled in advance on the T7. Here I'm set up between the Huskey adjustable work table and the T7. I raised the table to make it easier while sitting to get an almost in-line look at the beam scale markings. Trickled powder and funneled it into the case. Then swiveled 180 degrees to the T7, seated and crimped in separate steps. Slow speed/no distractions/almost therapeutic in nature.

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    Ready to seat:

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    Earlier in the day I ran the remaining .45 Colt cases through tumbler from last weekends session at the range. Still need to get them out of it...maybe tomorrow.

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  12. bdb242

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    Only worked till 4:30 today. Loaded a ladder of .223 with Hornady 68 gr BTHP Match with BL-C2 from 24.0 - 24.2 - 24.4 - 24.6 & 24.8 4 rounds each to try in a new AR.
     
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  13. DMW1116

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    Loaded incremental test cartridges for CFE 223 and 168 grain A-max in 308. I backed off from the max charge about a grain and went down 6 loads in 0.5 grain increments so it covers the high end of the Hornady data and through the upper middle range of the Hodgden data. Hopefully will test tomorrow.
     
  14. PO2Hammer

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    Loaded more 9mm Luger.
    Blazer brass, CCI 500 primers.
    20 rounds Xtreme 124 PFP with 4.0 Bullseye @ 1.055" oal
    30 rounds MBC 124 'small ball' with 3.8 Bullseye @1.090" oal.
    Note the light haze on the cases from the One Shot, and the new graphite black color on the MBC bullets. (looks better in person)
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  15. NR53

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    Sure seems like a lot of powder to shove in a .223 case....gotta be a typo.
     
  16. Lennyjoe

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    Working up some 180 grain Zero JHP .40 cal loads using Power Pistol, BE-86 and CFE Pistol
     
  17. Legionnaire
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    Loaded an OCW test for my .260 Rem today. Six sets of three at 0.3 grain increments of H414 under 142 grain SMKs. Hope to be able to shoot them tomorrow.

    Also tumbled, sized, and flared 100 9mm and 48 .357 mag cases from a range outing with my brother earlier this week.
     
  18. HDMontana

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    De-primed and wet cleaned the brass from my wife and I out shooting last week.
     
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  19. bdb242

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    Yes it was a typo, should read 24. and up. Already corrected it. Loaded another ladder with the 68 BTHP Match bullets and used CFE 223 this time. Started at 24.5 and went to 25.8 in .3 increments.
    Going to work till noon tomorrow and shoot till 7 in the evening I hope. Have 2 scopes to mount and get zeroed in and 1 red dot to adjust a little. Love my new laser bore site device.
     
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  20. IALoder

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    I was planning on sizing and trimming 50 .223 cases, but my new RCBS Uniflow 3 showed up today. Spent all night messing/playing with that. When set up to drop 24.0gr TAC, I was getting 24.0gr 90% of the time, and 24.1gr the other 10%. I'm very happy with that! Also the same setting does 24.2-24.3gr of X-Terminator consistently, which is perfect as well, 24.0-24.5gr is my 62gr FMJ plinking load!
     
  21. Bush Pilot

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    What did I do in my reloading room today?

    I walked in with noble intentions of cleaning and straightening things out. After a quick look around I said screw it and put Blazing Saddles in the DVD player and made some popcorn
     
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  22. The Car Doctor

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    Deprimed and sized about 400 9mm cases while watching WWII documentaries.
     
  23. docbrown

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    Loaded 60 357 Sig 125 grain Speer TMJ's for a range trip on Wednesday. Going to chronograph them and a ladder series of 223/5.56 for my new upper.

    CCI - 500's - 10.4 grains of Blue Dot. Will be interesting to see what these do out of a 3.5 inch barrel
     
  24. LoonWulf
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    10lb bucket of boom!
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  25. Hoe50
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    sorry big fat arthritis fingers typing
    Backburnering is what I meant. im not Nordic
    Just I got a d in typing 30 years ago and use my thumb now.
     
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