What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Hoe50
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    I got a mec 600 jr yesterday. New to me but well seasoned as you can see. I am reading now
    Since I have only hand hand loaded 12ga here and All of those were primers only. No powder at all. I guess I can wait for some bpi manuals.

    here she is
     

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  2. DMW1116

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    Tested some A-max loads with CFE 223 for 308. So far so good. All functioned well though I might need to tune down the gas just a bit. So far the loads have been more consistent than my IMR 4064 loads with 175 gr Sierra bullets. These are a little bit cheaper than the Sierra 175s so they might become my go to load for 308 target shooting.
     
  3. AJC1

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    Picked up some range brass and I'll be at this for the foreseeable future. Covers my bench. 20210319_192815.jpg
     
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  4. Mark_Mark

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    DAM! better get a 6-pack
     
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  5. ctgrizzly2hunt2

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    No, will need a 12 pack
     
  6. bigpower491
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    Just finished some 45 Colt to run thru the Bisley. Gonna roll with a 250gr RNFP and some Blue Dot this time, got a bumper crop of it. We'll see how we go.
     
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  7. AJC1

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    Garbage, steel cases and 223 removed. Got about 3 gallons of it :) dont even shoot 223. 20210319_205335.jpg 20210319_205340.jpg
     
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  8. IALoder

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    Sized and trimmed 50 pcs .223 brass, and after that I decided to break into one of the lbs of Varget I lucked in to today. Loaded a ladder with it and 165 interlocks in .308 with some prepped brass I had. Spent a fair amount of time looking at my load manuals for .243 and 7mm RM with H4831. Looks like it should be pretty solid in both! I lucked into some at the same place that had Varget.
     
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    Make it a dirty 30 and call it covered.....
     
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  10. BWS

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    7-08 R700SPS stainless sporter,B.O.D. 2016. Has been a real sweetheart in the varmint vaporizing fields. It has never seen a jacketed bullet,being 100% lead. Wore a 3-9X40 B$L scope from day one. Month n 1/2 ago found a peachy,old gloss Redfield 3-12 and mounted it up.

    The rig has a love affair with a 130g Lee mould. Lite loads of 4198 are just too much fun to shoot and to be honest,are so durn accurate that they make great ammo for head shots. The heavy load is Varget just into JB,book load levels. Which are the equal to the lite loads.... and are the ticket for ground grizzlies,crows,and other varmints that need explosive terminal ballistics.

    So why change anything?

    Found an,as new.... takeoff CDL 7-08 fluted barrel at a reasonable price. Took about 2 seconds to be slappin the gavel down,sold. Got it in this week. Old brrl removal was child's play with big honkin H frame hyd press,and equally stout custom action wrench. "Tink" was the sound of the lite tap on the wrench handle,and then gravity took over,as the wrench weight acts on the receiver. Easy peasy.

    Took several grueling hours mic'ing,measuring,and calculation before mounting the new brrl. And this is NOT to be taken lightly folks..... there's some dead serious metrology going on here. Skipping ahead..

    1st 5 shots with the Lee 130 got the new brrl,in the black @100. Little 3/4" sharpie dot,is the "black". Then I deep cleaned the brrl with JB paste,flushed with Ed's red,and dry mopped to a squeaky clean. No nothing is put down brrl after this. Next 3 shots were with an extremely "developed,and massaged" RCBS145SIL. The pics below show the story.

    All this to show that 50 years at a loading bench,there's still some challenges,and meeting or exceeding those still brings a smile. New Protektor setup mentioned a few pages back are the bees knees. White plastic "rail" pops on/off in 2 seconds.

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  11. Horskinator

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    Put away an order from RMR....
     
  12. IALoder

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    Add one of these in for maximum efficiency!

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  13. Legionnaire
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    Shot my .260 test loads yesterday; sweet spot is 42.0 grains of H414. The H414 and 142 gr SMKs shoot "okay," but I'm hoping the rifle will do better with another powder. This .75 MOA load is good enough for now while I shoot up what remains of the H414. Cases are deprimed and tumbling.
     
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  14. drband

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    E97332CD-3A36-4EF1-9767-56CEFF537037.jpeg Moved a LED light fixture and added a second one! Bright like the sun!
    (Hard to get a good pic because of brightness)
     
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  15. Walkalong

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    Very cool, tell us more.
     
  16. lightman

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    I call that the law of flat surfaces! Anything in my shop with a flat surface attracts "stuff".
     
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  17. MFInc

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    Didn't do a lot but got around to belling and priming some new 9mm brass. Was adjusting my primer feeder(Lyman Crusher2) so I wouldn't drop primers so much.. still need to find one lol....Got to finish watching the Expanse as well. Not sure for today, I may Powder them up after I decide on which bullet(have 3 to choose). Or I may try some Tight Group on 115grrm to compare to the CFEP loads.
     
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  18. lightman

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    I have an RCBS collet type bullet puller and over the years I gradually bought every caliber collet that they make, just for the reason you stated. I also used to keep a list of my shellholders in my wallet so if I found cheap shell holders at gunshows or in the junk boxes that most gunshops have I would buy them.

    On some junk rounds I'll pull them by using my Linemans pliers over the top of the press.
     
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  19. AJC1

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    Found a case marking like I have never seen before. No head stamp at all. I have yet to try and deprime them so the case may be junk. I dont even have a gun that shoots this so no big loss if they go in the bin. Just interesting 20210320_152822.jpg
     
  20. reloaded_in_pa
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    Cleaned and sorted brass.
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  21. DMW1116

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    Began researching solid copper bullets. I saw them on another forum tested with pretty good success.
     
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  22. lightman

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    Not in the loading room but I drilled and tapped my Midway heated base to fit a "new to me" Star Sizer. Gonna grab a quick bite to eat and then try to get it set-up to size some Keith Type 41 Magnum bullets that I cast last Friday.
     
  23. AJC1

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    I also enjoy the cascade containers. I store loaded pistol in them. Square containers are way better than the million folgers instant coffee containers dad always used. :)
     
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  24. sisyphus

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    finally got the riser for my Redding T7, so I'm mounting the press and my powder drop to the bench today
     
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  25. AJC1

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    20210321_120848.jpg When your tired of fighting the dam thing you adapt and overcome. I may just turn this guy into chain drive.
     
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