Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
RT1500 going to get a workout this weekend.
Sometimes I find smaller batches get cleaner if your running range pickups that are really dirty and corroded. Most cases can be shiny clean inside an hour. If you go over an hour necks get peanned.
We shoot at the Farm onto Tarps to make filling up the empty bucket easy at the end of the day....at the Range- I use a brass collector to grab semi auto rifles....bolt go right into the pelican case on ejection. Really don't get too many range pickups at all.
1 hour in the FART with AA Wash and Wax, LemiShine, SS Pins, and hot water.
Spritz with lube before they go into the case feeder to get run through the decapping pin and RT 1500 FL Sizer/Trimmer for a pass on the 650. Swap out the tool head for 300BO and do the same except that is a Whidden Tool head and die body (it's half the cost of the dillon one)
When I started reloading, back before Algore invented the internet, most people did not have a tumbler to clean brass. They were relatively new, and expensive. Reloaders shot brass that was brown.
I reloaded for more than 20 years without tumbling brass. I got a tumbler in a 'lot' purchase, and still use it.
At first I just wiped off each piece. When that got old I washed the brass in batches. Hot water, dish detergent, shake shake shake.Lay it out in the sun to dry.
I would use citric acid occasionally, when the brass got too brown to find in the dirt.
One doesn't need shiny brass to reload. That's a recent development.
spending time with my sizing die and my rp test range brass. First 50 done another 50 to go....
Off a bench, Atlas bipod up front, Pint Sized Game Changer in the back, kneeling on a folding chair (Forgot my shooting stool (Drummers stool)).
now that's it summer temps here in Michigan, I need to find out my summer loads
hand sorted through 1500ish 9mm to make sure it was all 9mm (no 380s, mak, or 38 super hanging out...) and removed all the stepped cases/nato cases
and ran 5 gallons of 223 brass through the 650/RT 1500 setup. have prepped brass for the next time I need blammo ammo. I keep my bolt 223 completely separate- no mixing the two.
need to settle in for some JRB watching as well- ~7 hour video release to watch this weekend lol
The thing the bullets are sitting in please tell me about it?
I can stand the big stuff up OK......but, even a “klutz” like me can keep them standing using the tray! I give the bullets a few extra minutes to heat thoroughly as the tray seems to insulate a bit! memtb
That’s a wonderful picture also I’d get some flowers or do something special for her sounds like she puts up with a lot jk but I would do something extra is all I’m saying
I am stealing this idea thank you kind sir!
I’d love to take the credit.....but the idea was stolen from others off of Cast Boolit (yes bollit) forum! If you do cast.....that’s the place to spend some time! memtb
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