What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. GoldieMI
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    Ran 2000 pieces of 223 Brass through the tumblers- 1000 getting prepped for 223 loads, 1000 getting prepped for 300BO
    RT1500 going to get a workout this weekend.
     
  2. AJC1

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    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.
     
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    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)
     
  4. DMW1116

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    Tried out some citric acid soaks to clean brass. Cleaning cases one at a time is getting very old. In conjunction with that I tried out the Lee universal decapping die and it works like a charm.
     
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  5. Hooda Thunkit

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    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.
     
  6. BWS

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    Old magnifying glass laying around. In fact,it's been in the loading room for 30+ years. Use it for all sorts of stuff. Well,instead of "just" taking up real estate on a shelf..... made this a.m.

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  7. MFInc

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    Been a minute. Last night, Got some 9mm cases primed up and ready for some cfep and HSM .124 gr bullets, which I should get done today. Had some 165- .40 brass in the tumbler will size and de prime that as well bulge bust if needed. Picked up more 10mm and 40 brass along with some .40/10mm 165gr GDHP So I may load up some of those. I want to use up the powder in my throw, as it has been in there a few weeks and it's getting hot here in the SW. Like I told my friend, "Honestly, I'm don't know what to reload".
     
  8. Bandit67

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    I had time this morning to make 400 rounds of 9mm with 124 gr. X-treme and 4.0 gr. of Tite group. Been using up some really old CCI primers. Some were in the old green box from maybe the 1970's? So far they all worked just fine.
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    16227478146366512602730574670263.jpg spending time with my sizing die and my rp test range brass. First 50 done another 50 to go....
     
  10. Walkalong

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    Not really in the reloading room, but I needed to foul my Dasher barrel after cleaning it, so I too my six leftover rounds to the range after work.
    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)).
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  11. lightman

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    This morning I unloaded my range bag after returning from a 3 day Prairie Dog hunt. Bags, rest, tools, glassware, loaded ammo, ect got wiped off and stored in their regular places. Afterwhile a couple of rifles will get detail cleaned and fired brass will get sorted.
     
  12. NR53

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    Sized, trimmed and primed ~ 200 LC 5.56 cases.
     
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    loaded up 29 Dasher rounds- last of my virgin Alpha OCD Cases, Varget, and BR7.5s
    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.
     
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    Watching the AutoTrickler v4 live stream from Adam McDonald - v4 will be awesome
    need to settle in for some JRB watching as well- ~7 hour video release to watch this weekend lol
     
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    Sized 150 PCs of mixed .223 brass. Decided not to trim em tonight.
     
  16. horsemen61

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    Loaded 20 rounds of .223
     
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    Just finished powder coating some 430’s for my 45-70. Just a few from the last casting session that hadn’t been powder coated. The loaded rounds where from a previous loading session, to show what the finished product should look like!

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    Couldn’t get the 2nd. photo with the previous photo! :fire:

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    Once again! Well.....I really did have a photo of finished product. Suddenly, I can’t post a photo! :fire::fire: memtb

    Whoopee......got’r done! :D
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  20. horsemen61

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    The thing the bullets are sitting in please tell me about it?
     
  21. memtb

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    It’s a silicon ice cube (?) tray! I got them off of Amazon....there are numerous opening sizes available! When I start casting for smaller diameter bullets again.....I’ll look for a smaller tray opening.

    I can stand the big stuff up OK......but, even a “klutz” like me can keep them standing using the tray! :D I give the bullets a few extra minutes to heat thoroughly as the tray seems to insulate a bit! memtb
     
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  22. Dale Alan

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    I moved my powder and primers down to the air conditioned first floor of this old house, sometimes the AC is just not enough upstairs during the dog days of summer . I seem to be in a constant state of shuffle when it comes to reloading . I am glad I have a big house and a very tolerant wife ...I moved her stuff off those shelves for my powder .:)

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  23. horsemen61

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    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
     
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    Brilliant



    I am stealing this idea thank you kind sir!
     
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  25. memtb

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    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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