What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. entropy

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    I had a .223 do that on the bunch I just primed. I just pop them out on the press, and grab a spare.
     
  2. AJC1

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  3. kmw1954

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    Just started pulling down a large box of 9mm reload that a friend from the range brought to me. He bought the bullets primers and powders and had someone else load them for him. Started to shoot them and ran into all sorts of problems. 3 squibs, bullet set back and zero accuracy.

    So far I have 80 pulled and weighed the powder. Averaged out to 4.6gr of what is supposed to be AutoComp. Well Hodgdon data tells me the start load should be 4.8gr with this bullet. Actually weighing a couple individually a couple weighed 5.0gr so somewhere some have to be very short on powder. Then while pulling them apart some would separate after just 3 hits and others took a dozen hits to get them apart.
     
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  4. CoalCrackerAl

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    Processed more brass. Im caught up for now. LGS just got more ammo in. So that means for brass to be found at the shooting spots.
     
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  5. AJC1

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    Went to the range today and there was 9mm and 223 only... made my inner brass chicken sad.
     
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  6. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Can't hit the like button on your post, but good for you to fix someone else's mistake for a friend! ;)
     
  7. BWS

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    Shot,then loaded up some more 7-08. Still dialing in the new barrel with the cast Lee 130g. These are the lite loads. I added more H4198 wondering if it would take out some vertical..... it didn't. So loaded some more down 1/2g from the start point.

    New batch of lube but,it's not drastically different from the same ole,same ole. Minor change in the vaseline,went with petrolatum which is the base stock for vaseline that gets sold under about a zillion labels. Think,more pure vaseline.

    The other slight change is,2% carnuba flakes melted in. No big reason for it's addition... bout the only thing it does is acts as a bore "polish",for lack of better term. But,it might help me with some graphite I've been playing with on bore ride noses?

    Today's load went with Federal primers as well. Next will be Winchester. This load, there isn't any real,or obvious difference between the CCI, and the Federal. Though,I will go back to CCI for one more batch before the Win.

    Shot OK today. Am ordering another Protektor front bag for the recent,new setup. The #2 bag is peachy with the clipped on plastic 2" wide forearm skid plate, but when that's not in use,or with real skinny nekkid forearms.... it's a touch wide.Ordered a camo matched #1. 20$ shipped from the factory and made in the US.
     
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  8. lightman

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    I have a 12 inch Cresent on my bench!
     
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  9. lightman

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    I haven't done much lately. Pretty much had the time since Deer Season closed to get everything caught up. I do have a hundred Lapua 308 cases prepped for the new build that I'm working on. Waiting on the barrel to arrive before I load anything for it. Patience Grasshopper!!!!!!!!!!

    I did sort and deprime about a quart cup of brass that a friend dropped off and I sorted about a quart cup of wheelweights from the same friend.

    I'm also waiting on a nice warm day to smelt the wheelweights that I've accumulated since last years annual smelt. I think a buddy is coming over in the morning.
     
  10. MFInc

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    Picked up some H110 and 100 Blazer 9mm rounds at sportsmans this am put the powder away and am well stocked on pistol powder now with 7 lbs of diff powders now. Getting some coffee going, then going to process and organize brass.
     
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  11. BWS

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    Wind was howling today so shot the Bob Lee longbow prepping for spring gobbler. Instead of shooting any firearms.

    BUT,did straighten up the loading room a bit. Found this beautiful,as new Stanley vise that was "hiding". Really,had forgotten about it? Anyway,it wasn't being used.... and have been looking for stowage ideas for the caliper comparator. Have two dial calipers in here so as to not have to be constantly switching. Still,the comparator was just not working out.

    Also had been mulling over it's usefulness in the "handheld" mode. Looking in the background,it's easy to see the laziness because,there's several mics than are in "stands".

    So put the comparator in the cool little Stanley vise. It is easier to use this way,cuts the fumbling by about half. Stowage is easier as well,because the longest axis is now where you can afford it the most,up. Second pic is my Bob Lee takedown longbow.

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  12. MFInc

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    Finished crimping up 9mm rounds, and tried to organize a lot of 9mm brass at various stages to simplify future loading. I went back to Sportsman's to see what reloading equipment they unloaded and to my surprise after they said they didn't get any this morning when I was in, there were 4 boxes of SPM primers on the shelf, so I grabbed a box of federal. They had several boxes of Ammo Inc 9mm124gr bullets but $209. for 1k was a bit high I thought. I wouldn't be mentioning this but this is the first time I've maxed out on allowed purchases. Not too mention they don't even know what they get...So maybe thing are actually getting better.
     
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  13. HDMontana

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    Took out 2 ar's and 4 pistols plus ammo for wife and I to shoot today. When we got to our spot, cold wind was blowing about 30 mph. No shooting today. Picked up some brass instead. Got home and put it all back in the reloading room.
     
  14. HOWARD J

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    Loaded 50 rds of 223 with FMJ 55 gn.
    I have enuf reloads for 2-3 years years. I guess I will get into finishing gun stocks for something to do.
     
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  15. IALoder

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    Loaded ladders with N140 in .223 with 69&77gr SMK's. No work tomorrow and the weather looks promising, hopefully get some range time! Played with my freshly painted powder measure stand, I think I matched the rcbs green pretty well!
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  16. MFInc

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    Didn't reload this evening but was able to sit and look at why my Pmags for Glocks were not feeding properly in my 23 or the AR9.. The lip of the case mouth was getting caught on the magazine body. Thus making the bolt slam into the round and push the bullet in as it was slamming it into the barrel(I thought it was my reloads the first time, but it also did it with factory rounds this week.) Which may have been the cause of my Avatar..lol.. Broke out the files and a few minutes later they all push out freely now. Will try to test them in the firearms tomorrow.
     
  17. Toprudder
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    Nothing much for the past week. I hope to get in the reloading room this weekend.
     
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  18. ctgrizzly2hunt2

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    Shot some 30 06 and 9mm, felt good to get out and shoot. Also Loaded up some more 30 06 for the next deer season.
     
  19. Mark_Mark

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    Funnel suggestions? I’m doing .223 powdering and wonder if they make a funnel that goes in the neck instead of outside??

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  20. Rbstuartjr

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    Started loading some ladder tests for my AR. Ammo was so cheap, never loaded for it. Now my son loves shooting it, I’ve got to start loading for it.

    Funny thing, my son who is 9, doesn’t like shooting any of my 9mm pistols, but will shoot my Kimber 1911 45 all day long. It is a sweet shooting pistol though and is my new favorite as well.
     
  21. Mark_Mark

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    Are you using a chrono? I keep shooting my chrono until I bought a Magneto chrono. it mounts to your barrel
     
  22. drband

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    Received a Quinetics Uni-Chuck retrofit for my inertia bullet puller. It seems to work as advertised. Pulling .45acp now takes 1 good whack instead of 2-4 hits previously.
    YMMV

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  23. Rbstuartjr

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    Not using a chrono, yet. It’s on my list of things to get for this hobby. Thanks for your input about your experience. I’ll check that one out, thank you
     
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  24. BWS

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    Making a mould "plug" for a carbon fibre insert. It's going to be pre made,trimmed,then inserted into a stock forend. POS factory tupperware,R700 sporter model.

    So had to pull the 7-08 action for some measuring. Said the other day,I thought something was rubbing in there after the new barrel install. Even after it made another trip across the mill to open it up some more. So while it was off this morning,and I was dinking around,opened it up some more.

    Took 2 shots after bolting it back together,then ripped off this 3 shot group. Dope is on the card.

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  25. IALoder

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    Deprimed and sent the brass from my range trip today through the wet tumbler, now it's in the dehydrator. N140 shoots fantastic in my .308 AND .223. It's up to whichever 8lb jug I can get first, N140 or 8208XBR! 44.5-45.0gr behind a 150 interlock was all sub MOA, and 24.1, 24.3, and 24.5 behind a 77gr SMK were all 4 shots in 1 oblong hole with another "flyer" ~1/2" away. I'm impressed, and becoming a fan of N140! 90gr hot cor with H4831sc in .243 also did well, gonna have to dial it in!
     
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