Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Bullet: RMR .40 180gr FMJ FP
Powder: 5.6gr Unique
Primer: CCI SP
My GF’s daughter and her friend who had never shot came with me and put down 50 rounds each from the Sig M17. It was nice shooting with the girls and getting another person introduced to the sport.
I realized about halfway through the first batch that I am now out of .32-.38 sized MTM boxes... time to hit up Berrys or Dillon and buy a bunch more .
I also flared about 200 brand new .32 H&R cases so I can prime them next. I still have about 400 more Starlines to flare before that coffee can of new brass is done.
Ramshot enforcer and 250gr LSWC from Badman.
We'll see how they go this afternoon
I spent an hour tidying before I took the pictures.
Man, I wish I had half that room to work with, that’s awesome!
I am EXTREMELY envious of that 2nd pic....!!!!!...GREAT lathe and mill setup...!!!!!
eb that is a very nice set up!
I paid full price for the Grizzly lathe, drove up to Bellingham to pick it up and bring it home in my Toyota truck. I replaced a Sear's flat way (Atlas) bench lathe that an old friend had loaned me for over ten years. The Bridgeport was acquired from Oregon State University at auction to replace an Enco Mill/Drill (with power feed on "X" and a cheap DRO) that I sold for more than it cost me. What I ended up paying for that Bridgeport would astound you.
Back in 1998 we decided to have a new steel two car garage built. As it was built on a slope the contractors wanted to basically pour three 10 foot walls and back fill. So I asked how much more for a full basement and accepted the bid. As my shop was in our basement and garage (which is now living space) I was able to double my shop space. A person has more disposable income once they have paid off their house.
You made the smart choice... I used to pour walls and such, any time you backfill more than about 2" deep, there will... always... be problems later; plus, as you mentioned, it was useful space. Here in Texas, we don't have basements.... we have 2- and 3-car garages filled with crap so no one can put their vehicles in the garage.
I have a Grizzly mill, but I won't post a pic:
a) because I don't know how,
b) my mill would fit on the sliding table of your mill.....LOL...!
Same in Nv and Ca, too!
I was curious if that worked well at rifle speeds. Lots of fans for pistol but 2200 fps rifle I have curiosity.
playing with some new stuff to make hornaday test cases. Mistake 1 is I dont have the spanner to tighten down the new collet. Mistake #2 was I used a k insted of an L drill bit. The hold down power of these wood clamps is sub optimal. The Joys of figuring out your own path. Adapt and overcome.
You can make awesome stuff on small machines. That Enco Mill/Drill (8x29 table) paid for itself several times over and I made some pretty cool things on it, as well as mount dozens of scopes on others rifles. It's just that a friend of mine sent me a link for an auction where the opening bid on a Bridgeport was $3,500 and from the pictures it was in first class condition. So I bid on it. No one else did. And it came with an entire second head, which I sold, and they refunded $500 because both power feeds had issues. So in selling that Mill/Drill and that extra head I got it dirt cheap. The deal of a lifetime.
But I'm telling you the addition of the power feed and the DRO on that Enco made quite a difference as it was a three axis job with a scale on "X" and "Y" and the third on the quill, "Z". I had to fabricate a bracket but it was far better than using the dial indicators I'd used for years. And Grizzly's small mills are similar to that Enco. In fact the G0705 looks just like it.
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