Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
The day after the range testing you know how this goes.
This morning I loaded 12 41 Magnums to test out in 2 different pistols. The bullet was a 220 grain H&G #258, a Keith Type SWC. If I get a chance to shoot them I'll load a thousand of them later on.
I cannot confirm or deny that I may have visited RMR's website and placed an order or two for some freedom seeds....
Loaded 100 223/5.56 rounds this morning. LC brass, CCI 450 primers, RMR 69 gr HPBT over Shooters world tactical rifle.
another 100 Dasher loads over the Chrono- 50 with BR-7.5s and 50 with CCI-400s
100 44mag 240gr swc coated acme loaded mild for paper punching
Did all of my post range trip stuff. 24.3gr of N140 with a 77SMK is 1/2 moa again, so I'm sticking with that load! Now to see if the 77 Nosler CC's shoot the same! 44.0-44.5 gr N140 with a 150 interlock is sub MOA, gonna explore that a bit more. 44.3-44.7 N140 with a 165 interlock is all sub MOA as well, just need to confirm, pretty sure I'm going with 44.5 gr in this load. I need to do some rifle cleaning now....
"Machined" the pin punch out of my lee bullet sizer so i could use it on my dillon 550. Cast and coated about 500 (175gr) 40sw to size later..
Wax 22lr colibri type FedArm primed powderless rounds from sharpshooter mold. Two types both formed loaded and tested.
Tried a couple and they are Hollywood quiet and clear barrels with no buildup but some may bounce off of heavy plasticized double layer cardboard. I assume gluelets will be a better option and an easier evolution to execute. I think the bouncers were molded from the ostensibly 25gr pointed mold section not the rounded 38gr section. Rounds were tested at contact distance from revolver in retention holster on duty belt. Unlike laser or airsoft or paintball or air gun simulation my adrenaline leaks now waiting for the go signal with targets at 3 ft. Results are similar to simunition or frozen paintballs. Goggles gloves throat protection and a cup. Got one bouncer in the thigh and learned something so I skipped all but pelvic and low center shots to avoid taking a bouncer to the face from attempting upper thoracic shots.
Was able to get 90 40 S+W brass primed and belled. Have 50 of those sitting with powder(WSF) to be checked and finished tomorrow hopefully. I don't like leaving powder in cases for long.
Primed and belled 920 rounds of 9mm today with a single stage. I was tired when I was done.
Unconventional but hanloading none the less.
48 paper cartridges with .454 roundball and 48 paper tubes waiting for roundballs. I ran out of balls but in process of casting more.
I am always curious if people do huge volumes on a single stage. I have done large batches 500 or 600 for a friend and it's a butt kicker. It sure is a passion check to make sure you love this hobby.
I've done large volumes on my single stage. Batch processing is the key. I wouldn't do 900 from start to finish in one sitting.
Loaded some 32 S&W Long. First time for me on this cartridge.
Thinking of the upcoming family shoot, and 90 year-old Dad. This is an easy-shooting cartridge, so he won't have any problems.
Left to right, for comparison; my 9mm 124gr, my 32 S&W Long, factory 98gr LRN 32 SW Long, my 158gr 38 Spl RN.
Load info: Lee 314-90-SWC. Cast from range lead, sized .313, 2 coats 45/45/10 tumble lube. 2.6 grains Promo powder.
Loaded 25 for trying out, then I'll reload them if they work out. I have only 30 empty cases, but 200 factory rounds.
I back-ordered some brass at Starline.
First time loading .32 S&W-L? Now you've gone and done it. Lookin good.
This is my first time doing anything that large. I'm still very new to this so I've done a couple 50 round batches and a 250(ish) round batch. This was my first large batch I'm trying. I stopped short of 1000 because I ran out of small pistol primers which is irking my OCD.
I think in the future I'll keep it to 300 - 400 a batch.
I usually do smaller batches for a couple of reasons...
1. So my arm does not fall off.
2. So I have something to show for my efforts along the way.
I usually do multiple batches of 100 (why 100? I only have two loading blocks. Ha Ha.).
Didn't have much time this weekend for gun stuff. Spent some time Saturday night decapping about 200 .40S&W range brass bought off GoneBroker. It's good brass and I got some 9mm, a few .380, and a 10mm as bonuses.
The Lee APP makes short work of the actual decapping process but the inspection and tumbling is the same, no matter where it comes from. LOTS of S&B brass!
Powder has increased in price beyond the point of simple inflation and value of the dollar.
Get after it!
Loaded another 100 rounds of .223/5.56, RMR 69 gr HPBT.
I resized, belled and primed 500 .38 Special cases... and then my 20-year-old Lee Pro 1000 gave up the ghost and seized up before I could finish the last 150 of them.
I can’t get the shell plate to rotate as it moves up and down on the shaft, it’s locked in place.
If anyone has any suggestions to fix it I’m all ears, replacing reloading presses right now is tough. ( I may just send it back to Lee and beg for a repair.)
If you have the old style Pro 1000,
My old Pro 1000 would do that from time to time over the years and I would take the carrier out of it and dismantle it, clean it, and put it back together and it would always work again.
Do you still have the parts breakdown for it?
I have a few spare parts for mine if you need them. I don't use mine any more for anything so let me know.
I would take the top completely off of it, raise the ram and put a 2" x 2" would block under the carrier, loosen the screw that clamps the carrier to the ram and pull the ram down out of it.
Take the carrier out of it, flip it over and take it apart. If the plastic ratchet is stripped, let me know. I will send you one.
Please PM me if you need the ratchet, I don't get to be on THR as often as I would like to lately, so I may not know you replied for a while unless I have the alert.
I can send you the original cut sheet on the press also if you need it. It tells you how to take it apart, and tune it.
I would definitely pull the carrier and take it apart and give it a good cleaning, you'll probably find the problem.
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