What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. eb in oregon
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    It's nice to have machine tools, isn't it? I had a Sears flat bed lathe for about 10 years a friend gave me. I eventually gave it back (with a stand I'd had custom made) and bought a Chinese import. I couldn't quite swing the $10,000 (shipping extra) for a new Clausing of the same swing and distance between centers.
     

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  2. BWS

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    Had a Clausing 5914. Another forklift oops. It slid off the forks and did a face plant. Bought it for 400$ Took a cpl months in "intensive care",but fixed it up almost as good as new. Sold it to a friend for what I had in it. He's been tickled to death with it. Amazing how much,really nice equipment out there on the cheap.

    I work on right much handloading equipment in our shop,a little gun work,and a lot of archery stuff. Want to make a HP drill guide for the 452488. Gonna try some lite varmint hunting with the .45,up close.... spot N stalk.
     
  3. johnjohn

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    Sized and lubed about 30 140 gr. .38 special bullets. (boolets)?
     
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  5. eb in oregon
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    That Bridgeport? After it was all said and done that cost me about $1000 without the DRO. And it was almost new. Not a single hole, gouge, or cut in the table. With Bridgeport power feed on "X" and "Y."
     
  6. blue32

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    Finally received some White Label carnauba red for rifle loads. Need a heater but can't find one to buy so I fashioned one out of aluminum sheet plate and an iron. Spent most of the day casting and lubing Lyman 358311 to cycle out the old lube.

    This goofy setup actually works.
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  7. Walkalong

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    Unloaded 6 Dasher cases in Baker Florida at the Altus Shooting Solutions range, then back here in the reloading room I sorted out the 4X fired cases from the 5X fired cases. Will anneal/fully prep/prime the 4X fired cases and put them with the rest of the other annealed/fully prepped/primed 4X fired cases.
     
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  8. IALoder

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    Sized 100pcs mixed .223 brass, also sized, trimmed, primed, and loaded a "detail ladder" of N150/165btsp's in .308. I set up my Uniflow for the .223 loads I'll be loading in the brass I sized today as well.
     
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  9. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Sorted and bagged the 500 .380 brass I bought from BCR#1 along with some range brass I bought a year ago but never bothered unboxing. Put 100 Precision One 380 in flats for priming and loading and 50 of the new brass in flats for resizing, priming and loading. I got a hundred.40’s ready tonight for loading tomorrow.
     
  10. Targa

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    Loaded up some light .44mags. Cast bullets from a MP Larsen 250 grain hollow point powder coated with Smokes clear over 9 grains of Universal.

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  11. BWS

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    Very impressive. 44 mag "lights", out of a nice revolver can be/have durn near target grade accuracy.



     
  12. LoonWulf
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    Prepped 20 .458 win mag, made 26 .264win mag from 7mm rem, and prepped 43 .270Wby cases for the project build I just finished. Once the duracoat cures a bit more, ill get COALs and start loading.
     
  13. Armorer 101

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    An order came in from AR of their new projectile offering, 1k Guard Dog 230g JHP 45s, 1k 55g JHPBT 224s and 500 of the 168g SMK 308s. I had to laugh, wife could not lift the box. Those guys shipped in one box, 100% wrapped in nylon shipping tape, a large cube of solid lead. I like free shipping for lead.
     
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    Loaded 50 Lee 150gr SWCs over 3gr Bullseye in .38 Special and shot them at the range. They shot into tiny little groups. The 1 7/8 Model 36 shot them better than both model 10s did at 7 yds! Double action.
     
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  15. Dale Alan

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    Just finished prepping and sizing some .270 brass . Annealed it some time ago but never finished . Will be using it in a Remington Sendero , never shot this rifle with cast so I am looking forward to some testing.
     
  16. eb in oregon
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    Man, that's some real old printer paper!
     
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    Looks like Okidata paper for Okidata's pin wheel printer.
     
  18. AJC1

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    Groan, I'm old enough to understand. ;)
     
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    I just received my order of 9mm 125gr coated bullets and was really disappointed when I opened the box and started checking them.
    They weigh between 127.5 and 134.4gr, have nose deformities, base deformities, they use what looks like molds that were chipped and just ran them anyways.
    Some of the bullets are leaning toward Fisher from crooked bases. Yes, I'm from Clarion, County, Pa originally. (Everything that leans in Clarion Co, leans toward Fisher, Pa. Private joke.

    I had to spend 4 hours weighing and inspecting bullets and probably will have to cull 1/4 of the 1700 I bought from them.
    I may pitch the entire order because 50% of the ones that I was going to keep, that weigh between 128-130gr (the majority) have the NLG coating scraped off the side from the bullet sizing die trying to resize bullets where the mold halves didn't line up when the bullet was cast.
    I sent the company an email and sent them photos of the bullets, I won't hear anything from them until after Monday morning so I guess I'll see what direction this is going after Monday.

    I know things are tough right now but I have to be able to shoot these bullets without worrying about blowing up my gun with bullets that weigh up to 10 gr above their advertised weight, especially in 9mm.

    I'm glad I got these instead of some trusting sole who blindly loaded them to maximum load for 125gr bullets and then put these 135gr bullets in the cases.
    I know enough to check weights on bullets, a lot of people don't.
     
  20. Horskinator

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    Finished culling scrap from the last two 24# boxes of 5.56 1x fired military brass and fired up the tumbler. Tomorrow the Hornady Case Prep Center arrives and I hope to give it a work out when I start vacation on the 19th. Went out Wednesday and shot my CZ TSO 40s&w preparing for the local pistol league I just joined and tumbled that brass Wednesday night.
     
  21. NR53

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    Loaded 100- 6.8spc, 115 gr. Sierra HPBT over AA2200. (top) and 150- 223/5.56, 69 gr RMR HPBT over Shooter's World Tactical Rifle (bottom).
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  22. Skgreen

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    Yesterday - Sized and primed 550 45 ACP cases, then charged 300 w/185 gr Mo Bullet and various amounts of WST
    Today - Working on charging 500 45 ACP, 230 FMJ Montana G over 4.5 WST
     
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  23. 375supermag

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    Hi..

    Finally got around to priming some brass today.

    Primed 337 pieces of .41Mag brass
    320 pieces of .45Colt brass
    383 pieces of .44Mag brass
    458 pieces of .44Spl brass

    All done on my RCBS APS bench mounted priming tool.

    Still need to process some .45AutoRim brass and prep some .357Mag brass for some full power magnum hand loads.

    Hope to find time to get some of this brass loaded tomorrow.
     
  24. eb in oregon
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    The majority of original computer printers used tractor paper. It took a few years to make printers that could use standard paper sheets and the first ones were huge..
     
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  25. MFInc

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    I was highly productive last night lol. Primed 22 .40 S+W cases with SPM's on my new hand primer-rcbs. I gotta say I like it. Weather has been 90's lately but the wind is preventing me from shooting...
     
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