Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
I had to peel about $800 dollars off my precious Guns & Ammos stash (that is supposed to be a secret!) to fix the upstairs AC a few weeks ago. It's sort of a vicious circle... it's so hot upstairs I'm not reloading, so I'm not spending money on reloading stuff... *sigh*
.355 caliber, 90gr Xtreme Defense® Lead-Free Hunting and Defense Handgun Bullets over a ladder of CFE Pistol
Started low at 5.3 up to 6.0
Looking forward to taking this to the range.
Might make some for my Ruger LCP (380) too
The 45acp was all deprimed by hand with the FART tool instead of the progressive press. I would liked to have sized it on the press while depriming, but I wanted to sort out the spp lpp. The rifle brass was also done with the FART while watching TV.
I'm hoping to have all my brass prepped for loading by the end of next weekend. I got tired of looking at dozens of bags of brass in various states of sorting scattered around. The plan is to get it all to the same stage of case prep, combined into more orderly groups and get it put away.
Mounted a new Lee Primer to a piece of Corian.
Cleaned a few gallon ziplocks of .223, Sized a whole bunch then trimmed them using the WFT.
A drill press is a superb reloading tool with a ton of other usable options for home projects.
I've had one of those Lee Bench Prime tools now for about a year. It works well, but, as with other Lee tools, it has its foibles.
Watch the 'elevator' that moves the primer into position. Watch it carefully. Sometimes it hiccups, and the lift doesn't lift quite enough, requiring a double-clutch to get the next primer in place to seat.
I had to develop a sequence of movements to ensure smooth operation.
When learning how to use the tool, at one point I had 2 primers jammed in sideways in the elevator, and didn't think I would get it operational again.
As usual, once I realized that excessive force was what got me into the mess, and more force wasn't the answer, I managed to clear the problem.
Slow and easy is the way to run that tool.
This gun makes me feel like I could actually compete and win something. At the range last week, I let a Bullseye Shooter shoot it and he just turned around and looked at me with the biggest grin! After he put all his shots through the bulls eye of course. He told me not to do anything to that gun because it doesn't need anything. I told him I already discovered that.
I can do without the blue trigger, but the rest of the gun is superb.
The previous year she did buy me an auto case feeder for my XL750.
She told me to get some part numbers for dies or another scale, etc...
I figure I'd leave it until Christmas and give her a list of 3 more powder dispensers and 3 more powder checks. As I'm handing her my list with part numbers on it I'll remind her about skipping my birthday.
Does this make me a bad person or just a skillful opportunist?
One of the best ideas I ever had: I made a regular paper file, the manila file folder type. One for me, one for Mrs Thunkit.
I wrote 'Gift Ideas' on the front. I cut out magazine ads, screen shots of tools and whatever, put them in the file.
Come Xmas and B'day it is a great resource.
Your brilliance is unparalleled. I'm going to do the same if you don't mind.
Taylor's & Co birdshead 3.5" barrel.
Deprimed 'em & got 'em in the FART right now.
I forgot how snappy that load is.
My right thumb is a bit chewed up.
I also brought my 5.5" SAA, but had the 45acp cylinder in it.
*Hands in pockets, looking downward...*
*Kicks at dirt, swings foot around...*
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