What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I bought an old box (500) SAECO No.925 115gr. LSWC's a couple of months back online and finally started working up a load for them today: 3.5gr. TiteGroup @ 1.10" COAL. Sorted some MXT brass out of my bucket of CD-CSMHS (Cleaned, De-Capped, Sized, Mixed Headstamp) 9mm brass, and primed them with Federal SR-Match primers. I'll load them up tomorrow.
    The SAECO 925's flat nose and short cone may not feed in all of my pistols but, we'll see. If it feeds in one, I'm good with what I paid for them ($20) as range plinkers. If it feeds in none, the rest get loaded into .38Spl brass and used as range plinkers.
     
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  2. memtb

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    Technically in was the kitchen table.......watching college baseball, while cleaning my 460 for it’s next range session! Will be working toward a maximum load, hoping to keep 100 yard groups under 3 1/2”. memtb
     
  3. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    Whew! Since Friday I've been sorting out LC 5.56 brass, hand de-priming and cutting down in a micro chop saw for 300BO. Almost done with 1k rounds worth. Next wet tumble and size. Then trim to length and start actually loading.
    Figure 700 rounds of Sierra 150g 308 and then 300 rounds of 190g subs.
    No wonder 300BO brass is so dang expensive, this is a lot of work!

    Forgot to mention swaging after depriming.
    Did I mention it's a lot of work?
     
  4. hc18flyer

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    I reloaded 225-38 Specials for my S & W # 15-5. 150 grain DEWC and RNFP's. My Grandson wants to bang the plate rack tomorrow. I need to run some loads over the Chrony, and keep working up. I was able to find Bullseye and CFE Pistol powders recently. hc18flyer
     
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  5. AJC1

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    I like fast powders in 38. A lot of people use bullseye but a lead 158 and 3 grains of tightgroup are easy day. I cant find any.powder at all lately so finding any was a score.
     
  6. Hooda Thunkit

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    Loaded the monthly allotment for the local Military Bolt-gun match next weekend. All lined up in rows, waiting to do my bidding.

    I've been having trouble with first-round flyers, and I mean flyers, in every 10-shot string. As in 6" off to the whichever direction it wants to go, usually high and off to the side, type flyers. I've found that shooting a fouler to warm the barrel, and firing every 30-40 seconds (as opposed to every 50-60 seconds) helps tremendously.

    The row at the far right is foulers. Non-weight matched projectiles; actually culls. All they have to do is warm the barrel. Well, and go that way; down range. Hitting the target is not necessary.

    7.62x54r
    NOE version of the 312-299 @210 grains, checked and sized to .313"
    3 coats of 45-45-10 tumble lube
    21.5gr IMR 4198
    S&B LRP
    seated 010" off the lands.

    Now, if I can just get a bit of cooperation from all the equipment involved, maybe I can do some good at the match.
     
  7. Bandit67

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    The Wife and both dogs slept in this morning so I went down into the reloading room and made 930 rounds of 9mm with Berry's 115 gr. RN and 5.2 gr. of CFE-Pistol.
    I had 950 bullets left after testing but I ran out of powder with 20 left.
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  8. NR53

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    I've got my wet tumbler running as I type this. Should be done in another hour.
     
  9. bersaguy

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    Put together some 45acp with bullets cast from a new(ish) Lee six-banger. Figured they deserved some new branding to go with them 20210531_140858.jpg 20210531_142627.jpg
     
  10. WeekendReloader

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    Own do you like the Berry’s 115 with CFE Pistol? I settled in the middle of Hodgdon’s data and load 5.0gn. It seems to shoot well, but I gave a slight advantage to Win213 when loading light plinking loads.
     
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  11. Soonerpesek

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    I'd buy a box of your ammo just for the packaging label......AWESOME...!!:D
     
  12. Blue68f100

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    Transferred a 1000 rounds of 9mm (5.0gr WSF, 124gr RN) from 30 cal ammo can into 100 count boxes, MTM. Makes it easier when I need ammo to go shoot. Besides a 30 cal ammo can is heavy when it's full (>1000, still some left) of 9mm ammo.
     
  13. Horskinator

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    Finished working up my ladders for 5.56 55grn Hornady FMJ with H335, Varget, and BL-C(2). Hopefully get to run them on Wednesday. Assembled my new Leadsled DFT just for this purpose as my bags are getting tired so I decided to upgrade.
     
  14. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Love that label....

    Edit.
    Does the bar code tell what your cost is? :)
     
  15. bersaguy

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    Thanks! I doubt the barcode would bring up anything useful. What I really need to do is set it up so I could scan the barcode with my phone and pull up the load data and date loaded. Wait....forget I said that. I'm calling dibs on the patent for that app:D
     
  16. Hooda Thunkit

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    I may actually buy that app!
     
  17. Misplacedtexan

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    Finished up 50rds 357 sig 115gr xtp. Starting on some 10mm 180 xtp tomorrow, then ...
     
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  18. Legionnaire
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    Deprimed and wet tumbled the brass from my last range outing:
    20 x .260 Rem cases I shot while sighting in and experimenting with a new-to-me Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27x56
    32 x .243 Ackley cases shot with a couple of test loads
     
  19. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    That is a really nice scope. What are your thoughts so far?
     
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  20. IALoder

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    Wet tumbled my .223, .224 Valkyrie, and .243 brass from my range trip yesterday, they're in the dehydrator now. While all that was going on, I sized, chamfered, primed, loaded, and crimped a small 45-70 ladder for the Chrono. Also Sized, primed, and loaded a .243 ladder with H4831SC/90gr hot cors. Pulled out some LC .223 brass to try the Power Pro Varmint I just lucked into with some 75/77gr. Now I just have to figure out where I want to start!
     
  21. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Finally got around to separating brass from last weekend's range trip.
    Loaded one tumbler each of .41Magnum, .45Colt and .44Magnum brass. After tumbling for five hours, I put them in bins for future processing.
    Still have lots of brass in .38Spl, .357Mag, 9mm, 10mm, .40S&W and .45ACP to tumble.
    No big hurry to do that...thousands of each ready to load whenever they are needed.
     
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  22. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Too late. UPC barcodes are just plain text in a different font. They are routinely used to trigger database lookups as keywords and phrases. You can use them the same way. Pretty simple coding. Do it in C++ in about 5 minutes from instructions on the internet.
     
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  23. 1895gunner

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    The tip out bins I bought from Amazon and built a wood frame around them. Two, five bin systems. Then I added the tilted candy canisters on top for storing new brass for each caliber I load. Thanks!
     
  24. 1895gunner

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    I love the MEC Marksman. That is one solid press that doesn't move at all when I full length resize. !!!!!
     
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    Trimmed another 650 mixed .223/5.56 cases down to my carbine's spec.
    Did I say trimming is getting old?
     
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