What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. Walkalong

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    Put a TriggerTech Primary trigger in my Bergara B-14R .22 Trainer. The factory trigger is not bad, but the TT Primary is a big improvement. I have it three clicks above minimum, which is said to be 1.5 Lbs. I should have gotten a pic when it was out of the stock.
     
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  2. webrx
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    Some of you may recall my wife wanted a Hi-point 9mm PCC a few years back, she did not know if she would like one, but had heard they were easy to shoot, she is not a fan of my AR, so, what she wants she gets, not complaining. LGS had one for $235 if I recall correctly so she picked it up. The idea was to give her something that she could shoot, minimal recoil, while the son and I shot ARs. As you may have suspected, it pretty much sat after being shot a few times, and I took it out more than she did.

    A few days ago, I saw a high tower bullpup stock for it, and figured what the heck. Stock showed up today so I threw it together and also added a Ohuhu red dot I had sitting around doing nothing.

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    Sorry for the messy reloading bench, working from my "home office" these days and stuff sometimes just gets piled up on the bench.
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  3. horsemen61

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    Aye aye sir

    0F5ADD91-51DB-4154-9C7A-1771703736EB.jpeg Only pic I have at the moment and today I loaded another 10 so far I have

    10 (105 gr) bthp Hornady

    29.00 grains of Staball 6.5

    1x fired Hornady brass

    CCI SRP


    10 (105) bthp

    28.5 grains of Leverevoultion

    1x fired Hornady brass

    CCI SRP


    10 (87 gr) Berger VLD

    31.00 grains Leverevoultion

    1x fired Hornady brass

    CCI SRP

    all rounds loaded to a COL of 2.25 gotta fit the ar mag

    AND AS ALWAYS I AM NOT LIABLE USE AT YOUR OWN RISK ⚠️

    it is sure a cute little booger!
     
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  4. PO2Hammer

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    More 9mm Luger.
    50 rounds with Blazer brass, CCI 500, 3.8 grains SR-7625, MBC 125 grain 'small ball' @ 1.090".
     
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  5. GeoDudeFlorida

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    It has your eyes. :rofl:
     
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  6. AJC1

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    Spent the afternoon admiring my new alliant manual. If you use their product it's free on their site... found this little treasure 16198276241457191243682234732744.jpg
     
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  7. Armorer 101

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    I got a 380 Auto setup made up for my Dillion out of 3 die sets and a 223 shell plate. It took a bit of doing but it works, at a time when 380 die sets are very scarce. Good thing I have a pistol and rifle powder throw. Having a pound of Bullseye and 1,000 100gr bullets, 500 once fired pieces of brass helps. Finding the taper crimp die was a good lick. The gouger that wanted $50 for 20 rounds can stick his 20 in his left ear hole.
    Now I will HP the 100s on my lathe and make 90s out of them, with a dimple.
     
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  8. kalielkslayer
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    07D85F92-3606-4B8F-A2B1-27E7372848A4.jpeg 07D85F92-3606-4B8F-A2B1-27E7372848A4.jpeg 6E12E441-F1BB-406F-9E58-92A90838CACD.jpeg It was a busy reloading related day, but I didn’t even enter the reloading room.

    Deliveries from American Reloaders (500 .243 bullets) and Midsouth (500 .223 bullets & AR loading manual.

    And I ordered 5 lbs of powder and 500 pieces of new HAG 9mm brass, also from Midsouth.

    Weather is just too nice to lock myself up in a room although I have a bunch of projects at the bench that need doing.
     
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  9. lightman

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    Out in the shop, not the loading room. Me and a buddy had our annual smelt today. We turned 5 buckets of wheelweights and some other scrap lead into 616 1# ingots. About 8 hours start to finish, including the clean-up and stamping permanent letters on them with a set of steel stamps.
     
  10. IALoder

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    Deprimed and removed the primer crimp on the mixed .223 brass I pulled out the other day, also deprimed the .308 brass from my short range trip today. N150 and a 165/168gr seem to be a pretty darn good combo in this rifle! Shot the best group this rifle has ever shot at 44.5gr. Shot 3/4 moa at 45.0 as well. Definitely an area I need to load up in detail!

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  11. MFInc

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    Realized I need a bigger boat. After I put away what I got today at Sportsman's. 100 Starline 40S+W brass, 250 HSM 124 grRN 9mm bullets. I still had the 2 boxes of factory 9mm and FA reloading tray I got yesterday to put away. Had they had what I got today out on the shelf I wouldn't have gotten the factory ammo as I am quite good on that. Also went to my shooting spot and picked up about 150-200 cases, mostly shot once 9mm blazer brass with some 40's mixed in there too. Also found about 30- 5.56 cases as well. They left the boxes too which was appreciated. After taking inventory today and with what I have purchased the past week yet to arrive, powders, bullets, and dies oh my!. I'm definitely going to need a "bigger boat" soon. Trying to get off this see it buy it mindset too....How does one stop buying for calibers they are good on? Or is there even such a thing? Reloader's Anonymous perhaps? Lol Sry I digress.
     
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  12. kalielkslayer
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    It’s tough, when is enough, enough???
     
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  13. Hoe50
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    Downloaded ie copied subsonic 12ga loads for my metro barrel extension ( not a suppressor. ) to see if I have all the components to exact match the recipes. Nope. I either have everything but the right primer or everything but the right hull or everything but the right powder excel in one case I have a bottle of claydot instead of the clays. Or clays universal instead of clays. I will be trading some w209s or Rios or cheddite for 100 federal. I need a coyote load in addition to the crow load a friend assembled. After this comes a slug load.
     
  14. MFInc

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    Yes. It's an addiction for me. I need to buy tires soon so that will help lol.

    Just organizing today. I have a lot of dummy rounds to take apart and then get on sorting about 3k brass at various stages of shot times.. Trying to NOT buy anything today at least too haha.
     
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  15. eb in oregon
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    "What did you reload today?" Some .458 WinMag with Oregon Trail Bullet Company 430 grain flat point gas checked bullets, 62 grains of IMR 3031 (My RCBS powder measure won't go quite that high with 3031 so I've got to use the powder trickler for the last ten or fifteen kernels), and CCI #200 large rifle primers. There is no need for magnum primers, the #200's always make it go "bang."


    Why? Because I always wanted an elephant gun and a Ruger No.1 .458 Tropical is a really nice rifle. I don't shoot more than five or so at a whack, but then the .458 wasn't made to shoot all day, just once or twice at a session.
     
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  16. jeffreybehr

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    Thx for the info.. I chose the .25WSSM for its short-fat-powder-column design and its compromise of case capacity, absolutely NOT wanting to burn even as much as 50 grains per shot*, so even the 25/284, one of my favorite cases, and the 25/'06 are out.. I might have chosen the 257 Roberts AI but couldn't find good reloading data for it..

    My .25 WSSM is a work in early progress.. I have a rifle--a Savge 12 Benchrest...
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    --and have ordered a barrel (Shilen Select Match, 28" bull, 7" Ratchet twist) which MIGHT be here in August, and am buying equipment and supplies.. Have dies, neck-sizing mandrel and holder, 21st-Cent. drilldriver-powered neck trimmer, cases (500, of which 300 are fully processed), LR primers (12K), plenty of powder candidates, and Hornady SST117 bullets.. Still no Berger, Blackjack, or other long-range-target bullets.. So I wait patiently while planning and having my right-shoulder-joint
    rereplacement this early summer.

    * The .25WSSM loads with 120s peak at about 48-1/2 grains.
     
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  17. Hoe50
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    Pulled bullets on unknown 357 38 mixed brass reloads.
    Not sure what to do with mixed powder since I don’t have a family camp to burn it at the bottom of a barrel anymore.
     
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    Spread it on your roses, vegetable garden, or grass. It makes nice fertilizer.
     
  19. Zendude

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    Cranked out more 38 special on the old Lee Pro 1000. 125 grain Berrys flat point over 4.3 grains of Accurate #2.

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  20. bdb242

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    Wishing you the best on the shoulder repairs/replacement. When you are able to begin on the accuracy journey with the 25WSSM , I would love to hear about it. My rifle was built on a Model 70 Winchester action from 2000 I think. I purchased the rifle in Pennsylvania on a return trip from visiting my son while he was stationed in Connecticut in the Navy. The rifle has a 26.25" SS match 1-9 twist Shilen barrel and custom bedded into the stock fiber Winchester stock. My gunsmith was well known at the reamer company he used and the custom chamber reamer came as a "tight neck"
    chambering as were most all of the custom long range rifles he built. I also have a 6/284 he built for me in 1994. (10" 10 shot group @ 1000 yds) .
     
  21. DMW1116

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    Loaded some incremental test rounds for 223 with a new bullet and primer combo, then forgot the base of my target stand when I went to test them...
     
  22. usmc0811

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    Trimmed about a hundred pieces of 308 brass and then primed. IMG_20210501_110527973.jpg IMG_20210501_202348557.jpg
     
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    much obliged
    Mahalo
     
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  24. Hoe50
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    Used a mini glue gun .27 my kid had sitting around somewhere to make 22lr heeled gluelets in the mold I had been making wax bullets in recently. 2 at a time but one of each type. I don’t powder coat lead in funny colors but I can make yellow or black or glow in the dark or even glittery gluelets apparently. I will avoid blue and copper and grey for safety sake. These rounds are dedicated for powderless primer only use in revolvers and derringers and tipup barrels. I need to borrow a NAA pug and a neck holster to try some get off me drills at contact out to 2 meters. They allegedly all run under 2fpe but I don’t chrono.
     
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    Finished a 1K box of 9MM range rounds, cleaned up and did a press changeover to 300AAC while the cases tumbled. Sized and trimmed cases, then loaded 50 125 grain Hornady FMJ over 19.5 grains of CFE-BLK and 100 110 grain Barnes TAC-TX over 19 grains of H110.
     
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