Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
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I'm getting old and cranky!
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.
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.
I believe that's swedish chef for putting something on the back burner.
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.
Ready to seat:
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.
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)
Sure seems like a lot of powder to shove in a .223 case....gotta be a typo.
Also tumbled, sized, and flared 100 9mm and 48 .357 mag cases from a range outing with my brother earlier this week.
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.
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
CCI - 500's - 10.4 grains of Blue Dot. Will be interesting to see what these do out of a 3.5 inch barrel
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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