What have you done in the reloading room today

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Charlie98

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    As long as it's placed linearly, it's OK. Now... go and stick it in the middle, then we have problems.

    Yes, I'm the guy that puts mixed brass in boxes in alphabetical order...
     
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  2. WeekendReloader

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    OCD sees the different case. A reloader sees the empty primer pockets.
     
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  3. Ray P

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    Last Tuesday, a pawn shop near Raton had new CCI Large Pistol Primers for $160/k.

     
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  4. stonebuster

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    Loaded 100 38spl 158 grain Xtreme FP over 4.3 gr HP38 for plinking. Then primed 100 38spl using CCI #400 SRP I bought when I was desperate for primers. I loaded 50 using 125 grain Berrys FP & 50 125 Xtreme FP over 4.3 gr HP38. I'll try the one's with the SRP in a 38+P rated revolver with a heavy mainspring.
     
  5. epags

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    I have 100 each of Remington 303 190gr jacketed RNSP (408254) which vary from 7.87 to 7.89
    I have another 100 of Hornady 303 174 gr jacketed RNSP (#3130) which vary from 7.89 to 7.93
    I don't know if 0.04 for the Hornady will make a difference in a military rifle.
     
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  6. AJC1

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    7.93 dam near an undersized 8mm. Where you finding these or just stock that you bought a while back.
     
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  7. Soonerpesek

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    I order quite often with them, also.
    Shipping has always been pretty darn fast, usually get it in 2 days.
    USPS lady usually isn't very thrilled, tho...:).
    They did shut down twice for about 2 weeks each during the middle of the Vid, gotta do what you need to stay safe.....
     
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  8. IALoder

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    Sized, trimmed, primed and loaded some .243 with H4831SC and 90gr ELDX's I happily found half a box of. After that I decided to finally trim the 6.5 Creedmoor brass I sized a couple weeks ago.
     
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  9. AJC1

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    16244136844551631113961150648982.jpg warming um my new noe mold for our first date. I hope she is gentle. ;)
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    7.88mm = .310" and 190 grains was common in .303 Savage.
     
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  11. Ray P

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    Deprimed and sorted by caliber & condition about a gallon of brass from my range day Saturday. I'll be running the keepers through the pin machine tomorrow, except 5.56; that is simply ultrasonic followed by a half-day of walnut. It's a bitch getting all those stuck pins out of the 5.56 cases.
     
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  12. BIZERKO666

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    Please! No! I can't handle it. I'd be losing sleep.
     
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  13. DMW1116

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    Finished loading the Lehigh bullets after confirming a very good group was just luck. Split the difference between the best shooting charge weights of a pair of 9mms. Then went on a test load spree for 223. Loaded up test batches of 55 grain FMJ paired with TAC and 77 grain SMKs with IMR 4064. Had to cut the 77s short as the case filled up. That’s ok as I don’t really like loading maximum charges anyway.

    I’m also planning some test loads for H335 and 150 grain round nose for 30-30. I just have to decide which data source I’m going to use. Hornady, Hodgden, & Lyman 50th are all just a tad different.
     
  14. AJC1

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    I start where all data starts to overlap. Technically that would be the highest starting charge but if a source is way off the others I dont consider it. So if you have three sources with a state charge of 9.8, 10 and 10.2 I'll go 10.2 and work up. If you have 9.8, 10 and 11 I disregard the 11 and start at 10. The more data sources the better. I also prioritize published minimums over calculated. If your given 2 published minimums I use the average of those not the calculated minimum unless it adds agreement.
     
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  15. AJC1

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    16244217110708233546694780517231.jpg my first results with the new mold. It took a while to get into the swing with her. I've never had to drive so much heat into a mold before. I found wrinkle city for the first 20 casts. I wasn't sure if it was a heat or contaminated mold. I turned the pot from 7 to 7.5. I've never run this hot but follow the indicators. I was pouring wide open and leaving huge sprues and finally good bullets. My final pile was not very big but I'm happy to have figured out how she likes it. I may just start on 8 next time and maybe it wont take so long to get in the zone and push heat. I never saw any Frost only shiny perfect bullets so my conclusion at this time is brass requires more heat than steel or aluminum. More learning to continue.
     
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  16. kmw1954

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    Spent the evening at the table sorting 223 brass by headstamp, about 3.5 hours worth. I really need to quit picking this stuff up off the benches. This batch I finally came across some LC brass marked 223 and a lot of it with 21 stamps.
     
  17. AJC1

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    Now you definitely need a catch so you dont have to do this every time... it really nice to have enough of one headstamp for a regular session. Remixing in the tumbler is just more frustration. I may or may not have run smaller loads to avoid that headache.
     
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  18. Horskinator

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    Picked up the Lyman 50th and AR 2nd editions and put them away. Did a little arranging as it will be time to load up some 9mm soon. going to shoot the new P320 X5 Max today and have to sight in the red dot.
     
  19. kmw1954

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    All this pickup is stuff that has been left on the benches after others leave. Part of my job as an RO is to clear the benches after someone leaves and they didn't pickup after themselves. Funny thing is each bench has a brass bucket at it and stuff still gets left.
     
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  20. ppknut

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    Loaded up 70 .308 for my M1A with my latest load.
    Prepped (Wet tumbled, sized, primed, and trimmed) another 70 cartridges of same for the next reloading session.

    I try to keep my prepped brass even with my loading.
     
  21. NR53

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    Loaded 100 rounds of 6.8 spc this morning. Hornady 110 grain HPBT over H322, SSA brass and CCI 450 primers.
     
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  22. AJC1

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    20210623_130911.jpg 20210623_140059.jpg 20210623_142425.jpg broke out the easy bake oven and let the inner child play. Baking and sizing are the order if the day...
     
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    100 rounds of 6 Dasher loaded up for Saturday's match....couldn't put it off any longer as the next two evenings I have stuff scheduled...so it was load on Wednesday for Saturday's PRS match.
     
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  24. epags

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    Bought the Hornady years ago, however Hornady's manual still shows the 3120 and the reloading data for it.
    OBTW: I found another 100 Hornady #3120 303 caliber 150 gr Jacketed Spire Points in the reloading room. They mic out about 7.90 tp 7.92
    Will be test loading some next week if the scope I remounted on the 303 Enfield holds its POI
     
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  25. Walkalong

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    The .288 bushing did not size all the Win cases enough that the .262 expander was needed (Expander would pass into the neck with little to no resistance), so after work I resized them all with the new .287 bushing that arrived today. Tumbled them clean, brushed the necks, then expanded them all. So now I have 18 6.5 Creed "Win" range brass cases fully prepped and ready for preliminary testing when I need them (Might be awhile). They weigh nearly the same and the neck thickness is nearly identical to the Hornady 6.5 Creed cases I will ultimately be using, so I figure these would work well for the first tests.
     
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