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What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. SnowBlaZeR2

    SnowBlaZeR2 Member

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    Starting to get everything organized a bit better.

    How's everyone storing their bullets?

    I've been just keeping them in the boxes, bags, etc that they come in, but I'm wanting something a little neater.
     
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  2. IALoder

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    Trimmed 100pcs mixed .223 brass, gonna load them with 62gr fmjs and my last lb of X-Terminator. Hopefully I'll get to them sometime soon, been a busy week!
     
  3. Legionnaire
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    Bought a few once-fired .270 cases to experiment with forming .280 Ackley cases. This evening I deprimed and we tumbled; they’ll dry on my rack overnight. Next will be to anneal them.
     
  4. AJC1

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    Depends on what your working with. If you have 100 round boxes I just make a small brick like wall. If you have bags from rmr I use things like lapua case boxes when they are empty and liable the end and make a wall out of those. The more brands and calibers you have the harder it gets to make look nice. If you have bulk bullets like Bob's or rmr the square dish washer bins work well to stack. That's what I use for my cast boolits.
     
  5. Blue68f100

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    Most all of my bulk supplies are stored on a shelf under my bench. I keep them in the original box till they get small enough to transfer to a smaller box. I use smaller repurposed boxes for smaller supplies in a drawer for easy access. If I'm loading large quantities on my AP I have bins that I fill with supplies that are easy to reach.
     
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  6. WeekendReloader

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    I keep purchased bullets in their original boxes. I have some of the Berry's black plastic bullet boxes (the ones they sell 250 in), and refill those from the bulk boxes. I also have some small round plastic food containers with screw-on lids (glad or ziploc brand) that I found at the grocery store. They are a good size to refill from bulk boxes also.

    Cast bullets I put in empty clear plastic peanut butter jars. One jar holds about 1000 9mm cast bullets. I write on the back side of a post-it note and stick it inside the jar with the writing facing out, then fill with the cast & powder coated bullets. When I size some for a loading session, any extras go in a ziplock bag with a note and get put back in the peanut butter jar on top of the loose unsized bullets.
     
  7. Charlie98

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    Generally speaking... this. I used to buy the Midway blue storage boxes back when they offered them, they were an excellent, rigid box with a fairly positive snap-close lid. Since those are gone, now, I tried some of the MTM storage boxes...

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/100991919?pid=858581

    ...and they work well enough, but they lack the rigidity of the old Midway boxes, so you have to be careful how you handle them lest you pop the top and dump bullets.
     
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  8. Soonerpesek

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    Bulk lead coated bullets get transferred into 50 or 30 cal ammo cans ( they hold anywhere from 2k to 5k ).
    FMJ's ( which are all rifle bullets ) I keep in the original containers
     
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  9. SnowBlaZeR2

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    That's what I've been trying to do, but I have peanut butter containers, protein powder containers, and coffee cans full of bullets. Just looking for something a little more consistent. Maybe I'll grab some of the plastic ammo cans at HF and start filling those up.
     
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  10. swg1

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    Decided I'm not going to use the hairy Remington swaged bullets in my colts, I'll use what I have in my Webleys, So I swapped dies and started reloading 455 with those bullets and unique. I'll start casting for the Colts.

    If Remington does bulk swaged bullets again, I'll rethink that.
     
  11. xring3

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    After over 50 years of reloading I finally got a case stuck in a die.
     
  12. Soonerpesek

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    Just my opinion, but I use the metal cans as I believe the plastic type may have issues with being full, and trying to move them.
     
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  13. Dale Alan

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    I loaded up a test for my new 6 Br Norma rig this morning , just got back from the range . I got there at 4pm , not a single person at any of the 3 rifle ranges . Strange to have the place to myself on a beautiful spring day . Berger 80 grain bullets and Shooter's World Precision look to be a good combo . Three of the five groups were under half inch . I just wanted a quick decent load so I can get some trigger time in with this rig . Trigger is at 4oz, think I need a little more weight . Trigger finger is not as sensitive these days .

    6 BR II may 13 2021.JPG
     
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  14. SnowBlaZeR2

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    Good point. I have a few of them full of loaded cartridges that are doing fine, but those aren't as dense as bullets.
     
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  15. tightgroup tiger

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    I use pretzel jars, coffee cans, anything I can repurpose to hold them.
     

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  16. Dale Alan

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    I like canning jars .

    Canning jar of bullets.JPG
     
  17. AJC1

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    The other cheap option is the clear ammo cans in the hardware section of Walmart. 16209540457668439734721936999390.jpg
     
  18. dartor

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    The trouble with plastic ammo cans is that if you fill them full of ammo the handle will pull right off. Spend the extra $$$ and buy metal ammo cans.
     
  19. 375supermag

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    Hi....
    Did a little reloading today.
    Dropped powder with my Little Dandy powder measure for .45 Colt. 8.0grs of Unique.
    Then seated and crimped 255gr commercial cast coated LSWC with my RockChucker press.
    Final count...320rounds.

    Had such a good time doing that that I switched over to .41Magnum.
    Used my Little Dandy powder measure to drop 8.5 grs of Unique.
    Then seated and crimped 215gr commercial cast coated LSWC with my RockChucker press.
    Final count...337 rounds.

    I decided that was enough for one day.

    Hopefully I will get to the .44Magnum and .44Spl cartridges tomorrow.
     
  20. WeekendReloader

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    Made up a ladder load with the LEE 356-120-TC and Bullseye. Planning to test them along with my ladder of Titegroup on Saturday.
     
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  21. GeoDudeFlorida

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    365? You mean 356? Or is it a new mold for Makarov I never heard of? (very possible since I quit pouring my own about 30 years ago)
     
  22. WeekendReloader

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    Typo. 356-120-TC. fixed.
     
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  23. Horskinator

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    Sized a 45 cal ammo can worth of 5.56 in preparation of running the new case prep center next week. Tumbling the last batch of the 5.56 I received and it filled a total of 4 45cal cans after initial culling. Next to go in the tumbler is some 40 from my 339/360 score from the pistol league.
     
  24. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Another busy day in the reloading room.

    Loaded up 100 rounds of .44Spl with 7.5gr of Unique under a 240gr commercial cast coated LSWC. These are for my pair of flat top Ruger BlackHawks in .44Spl.
    Then I loaded 258 rounds of .44Spl with 6.6gr if Unique under a 240gr commercial cast coated LSWC. These are loads for my Taurus five shot stainless DA revolver and my Uberti SAA clone in .44Spl.

    After that I loaded up 233 rounds of .44Magnum with 10.0gr of Unique over a 240gr commercial cast coated LSWC.
    I still have another 150 rounds of that load to do, but that is a task for another day.
     
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  25. Walkalong

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    Tumbled the 4x fired dasher cases from last weekend, set the 5x fired cases aside with a note.
     
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