Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Dont know how far you are from mciver but it would be cool to meet up for a shoot.
My hands have gotten soft since I retired and I started using those thin mechanics gloves to help me hold cases. They look like those that weightlifters and bicycle riders wear. Another device thats useful for holding cases it a tap handle. The handle that holds taps when you are threading a hole.
It looks like you learned a whole bunch today, which is awesome!
I tumbled the lube off, so now I have to trim them, and finish prep work. Expanding with a Sinclair .262 turning mandrel will be the last step. If that is too tight, I'll switch to the .263 expander mandrel.
Also learned I can’t count and skipped an increment, so tomorrow’s testing might not be as thorough as I’d have liked. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
Got some of that new common core.
“It isn’t enough to say, ‘2+2=5’, you have to believe it.”
'16 R700 CDL,30-06 shoots 150g Lee's with pert near starting book JB loads of Varget into bragging groups. Never "really" cared how or why,figuring it was just a great fit and some very real diligence at the loading bench? A half century behind the trigger adds in too.
So I'm at the loading bench with a box of 20 cases. No pressing need for more of the Varget,varmint vaporizers as there's still a box of 20 loaded. Got a big jug of IMR4759,yes.... that stuff,haha. Figured what the hey, gotta use it up somewhere might as well give the ole shoulder a break? and load some light stuff. 22 grains should be round 1800.
Ain't many 150's left. These 200 or so were cast up,heck 6 months ago? whatever. They are/were at the verge of being stupid hard. Roto metal "durn near lino" with some older WW's thrown in. You drop one on thr floor and they nick the concrete.... not really,but they ring when you tap them. They were cast with a med amt of frost,and water dropped. Using them with the 4759 seems a waste but,I'm talking 20 rounds,who cares.
Halfway through the seating op,one STICKS in the seater and gets unceremoniously pulled back out. Am sitting there with this stupid look,questioning life..... the universe... and considering any new heart meds? Took the die apart and didn't see much. The "M.O." on the Varget load sees a light jam on OAL,that is part of the magic. Also,hardley any lube.... like practically none. So it's not like there's gobs of lube smooshed up in the die... nope,a very tiny amount. I gaged the die @.311 where the bullet interfaces with. The bullets "may" have grown a "tenth" (.0001") is all I can figure. Tension or interference is set with custom turned spuds on a Lyman M die. Expander ball removed from sizer. I can't quote #'s on the tension but it obviously works,well.... on the Varget load. I'll say .003 and not be far off.
It must be bullets grew,and I have been right st the ragged edge of sticking one all along? Just don't know what to say. I lowered the seating stem,raised the body of the die and finished the box. But that's the first I'd touched the die setup for over a year. It "was" setup to just kiss the cases on seating.... not a crimp,just a little peck of a kiss to close anything on case edges.
That was a novel,sorry.
A novel perhaps, but a romantic one. Filled with pressing, and kissing, and ......
OOPS, Typo corrected: WMA not VMA
The number is the year of production
I'm going night fishing. This heat is ridiculous.... shoot first thing in the morning now it not at all.
Thank you, who is WMA and why the crimped primer? (I know why primers are usually crimped on MIL brass.)
Thanks again! Since I have a militant dislike of google I use DDG, and it did not come up. That somewhat explains the crimp . . . does any branch of the Military use 40S&W?
Next step in the RR is bulge busting on all those cases. My G-Rx die came in yesterday. Tomorrow though, its been hot here too.
Not in my experience but I'm just a squid. I have no idea if the FBI or any of the other agencies use 40 ordered to military specifications.
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