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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    Loaded up 20 test loads for the .45 Colt H&R Handi... 250grn cast WFN plain base over 19grn IMR4227 in my fancy pants nickle-plated RP cases. I've got the same bullet loaded over Unique already, so this extra batch will give me something to compare it to. I might give them a go in the 5.5" Vaquero... but that pistol has never shown a preference with anything I put in it.
     
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  2. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Ditto! ;)
     
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  3. Charlie98

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    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*
     
  4. BigBoreBubba

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    Loaded about 50 .308’s, put some 50 Beowulf in the tumbler, got some bullets in the mail, loaded 15 test rounds of 460 S&W and cleaned up the loading bench. Time for bed.
     
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  5. Hondo 60
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    Made some 9mm ammo
    .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
     
  6. lightman

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    Still housekeeping! The Wife is going to help me move the stuff that was on the floor to the storeroom. Its mostly coffee cans of sorted and prepped brass and some loaded ammo. I also put some resized and prepped 223 brass in the tumbler. I'll load it tomorrow afternoon. Maybe..............
     
  7. BigBoreBubba

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    Sized a bunch of 45-70 and 50 Beowulf brass, worked up some test loads of 45-70 (420gr Cast Performance WFNGC over IMR3031), and loaded a bunch more 45-70 brass into the tumbler.
     
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  8. stormshrike

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    Loaded 50 Berry's 223 55gr FMJBT with AA2230

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  9. IALoder

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    Deprimed the brass after my short range trip this morning. 23.0 H322/62fmjs shot great with no pressure signs through 2 AR's. Fed 210's and CCI 34's shot the same with RL15/168's in .308, gonna run with CCI 34's on that load. In my 6.5 CM my RL16/140 ELDM load shot great at .020 and .030 jump, decent at .025 jump. I'm going to have to load up and shoot 10 each at .020 & .030 and make a final decision! If I get rid of the one I pulled hard up and left on the .030 jump, it's a .3" 4 shot group.....
     
  10. DMW1116

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    Loaded and tested the recommended Acme 9mm cast bullets and began downloading powder charge. No problems and as accurate as the best so far.
     
  11. Goofball84

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    Deprimed, sized, wet tumbled, oven dried some brass yesterday and today--about 300 380acp; 3k 9mm; 800 38spl/357mag. Tumbled and dried about 1500 45acp. Deprimed 400 243win; 500 7.6x39; 800 30-30.

    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.
     
  12. stonebuster

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    Raining again so I put 200 357 cases in the tumbler while I loaded 150 rounds of .357 I had primed a few days ago. I loaded 100 using 158gr Xtreme FP and 50 with RNFP both over 6.2gr HP-38. Then I took the tumbled/polished brass out and decapped & bagged it. Spending hours in the basement doing repetitious work tends to make me need to take a short break now and then. My basement doubles as a workout room so I do sets of pushups and dumb bell work when I need a break from the bench. When I sit back down I'm more alert again. Over the course of several hours I get a pretty good workout in(for a 70 yr old). BTW, before I leave the bench all rounds are completed and nothing is left half done.
     
  13. Bugster

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    Nothing today, but we had a few days of nice weather last week so I refilled some of my cast bullet cans. I just picked up a 5 gallon bucket of COWW's from my source and it's time to sort. I'm getting between 60 and 70 pounds of lead WW's for 20 bucks. Then selling the steel and zinc to the scrap yard.
     
  14. dbmjr1

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    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.

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  15. AJC1

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    A drill press is a superb reloading tool with a ton of other usable options for home projects.
     
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  16. tightgroup tiger

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    Yes, it certainly is!
     
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  17. Hooda Thunkit

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    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.
     
  18. NR53

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    Deprimed ~100 pieces of 5.56 and 6.8 brass from Saturday's shoot. This is the first time in over a month that I've done anything firearm related. Had cataract surgery on my rt, eye, then 2 weeks later on my left. WOW, I haven't seen this well in over 2 decades. Don't need glasses now. I think I can shoot with iron sights again.
     
  19. tightgroup tiger

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    Loaded up some more food for my Q5 Steel frame pro. It's very hungry! 1634 9mm Fed cases with BE-86 and 124 gr RN from Everglades.
    9mm for Q5 SF Pro.jpg 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.
     

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  20. markr6754

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    Started sizing and depriming 3,000 pieces of spent/cleaned brass I bought off MeWe. 2.3 cents per case. I don't intend to do it all. I'm planning a reloading party for some fellows that wanted me to make ammo for them. Naturally I refused, but offered to teach them how on my equipment and supply the components for the first 50 rounds. Assuming they want more they can pay me replacement costs, or bring their own materials.
     
  21. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    My wife blew chunks and skipped my birthday, said she couldn't find what I was asking her to get.
    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?
     
  22. Hooda Thunkit

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    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.
     
  23. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    Your brilliance is unparalleled. I'm going to do the same if you don't mind. :cool:
     
  24. Hondo 60
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    Unloaded some 45 Colt ammo with my
    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. :fire:
     
  25. Hooda Thunkit

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    *Hands in pockets, looking downward...*

    Awwww, shucks....

    *Kicks at dirt, swings foot around...*

    T'wernt nothin....really...
     
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