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

  1. Walkalong

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    I bought some of the Missouri Bullet 405 Gr coated bullets to try in .458 Win Mag. I use AA 5744 to load it to .45-70ish power level. Good stuff. I need to quit diddle dallying and do it.
     
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  2. kidneyboy

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    I loaded 200+ 38cal Acme 125gr RNFP over 4.7gr of W231 into Starline brass.
     
  3. dh1633pm

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    I setup and loaded some test 9 MM rounds for my Camp 9. Used No 7 and 147 Grain FMJ.
     
  4. ArchAngelCD

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    I got the bullets from Missouri Bullets but before they brought out the coated ones. I also bought some of their 300gr bullets but didn't use many. I like the 405gr bullets that much.

    As for dilly dallying, unfortunately I know it well lol.
     
  5. foxmeadow

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    I installed an ALG trigger in my buddy's AK, loaded 200 rds. of 9mm, and generally cleaned up a bit...
     
  6. Zendude
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    Cleaned some brass and loaded a couple hundred 9mm 115 grain rounds for the week.
     
  7. Toprudder

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    Up until now, I have done all my rifle loads on my Lee Classic Turret, reserving my Dillon 550 for loading semi-auto pistol rounds (380, 9, 40, 45). I have not loaded a lot of rifle yet, most of what I have done so far is to work up test loads with different bullets and powder, concentrating on 223 at first. I've got a few good loads figured out, and am about ready to start cranking out some plinking rounds in higher quantity. I decided last night to move my 223 dies over from the LCT to the Dillon. I will still do my resizing on the LCT, that is the one step that I will do in batch mode (tumble, lube/resize, tumble). So, since the cases going into the Dillon will already be resized, I put a universal expander in station one (for those time when I will be using flat-base bullets). I also setup the powder drop to use a Lee Auto-drum measure, as I think it does a better job with stick powders.
     
  8. LocoGringo

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    Well, after correcting an issue on my Dillon (thanks for the advice to those of you who helped), I finished loading my 9mm ammo for the class and ended up with a final count of 1500 rounds. I think I'm ready for now...
     
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  9. kidneyboy

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    Changed over the turret press from 38sp to 9mm (about 5 minutes) and reset the dies from the 124gr setup to the 147gr setup. Deprimed about 500 Win 9mm brass then sized and primed 200 of those. Tomorrow will do 300 more for the 500 piece 147gr run.
     
  10. HOWARD J

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    I loaded 25 rds of 7.62 x 39--didn't feel ambitious .
    I have loaded so far this winter 38 boxes X 50rds. of 7.62 x 39 .
    I have 2000+ rds steelcase .
    400 rds. new ammo
    all in 7.62 x 39.
    this spring we will be shooting
    Ruger American Ranch 7.62 x 39
    AK 47
    Ruger Mini 30
    Have fun
     
  11. cat_IT_guy

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    Reloaded some .32h&r, then inventoried my bullets. Realized I had no idea how many of what bullets I had on hand. Next I need to inventory powders, brass, reloaded and factory loaded ammo.
     
  12. CptnAwesome
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    With Tennessee deer season just ending I took all my spent brass from the range and hunting and cleaned it up and tumbled it.
    270 Win
    7mm-08 Rem
    257 Weatherby Mag

    Reorganized my reloading bench (which will only last till the next time I reload)

    My next order of business is copying load and performance info scribbled down at the range into my more neatly formatted book
     
  13. thomas15

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    Had the day off from work today. Went out to the garage and turned on the heater and let it run for a few hours. I also positioned a small electric heater next to my press. It is cold here.

    To the reloading: I loaded up 50 rounds of test ammo 38 special with cases cut down to .845" 147g plated RN with 3.4g Titegroup and Federal primers. The goal here is to have a fast loading load for knock down steel for a 6 shooter revolver, thinking for the PSA Shootout.

    Next 600 rounds of 9mm 105g Bayou TC with 3.0g WST Federal primers (my steel challenge revo load) and 300 rounds 9mm 135g Bayou RN 3.4g Titegroup (my ICORE revo load). So I loaded up a total of 950 rounds of ammo today.

    I'm going to hit the range tomorrow to do a little testing and I'm shooting a steel challenge match on Sunday. Next Friday I'm shooting an ICORE match and next weekend I'm taking the NRA Pistol Instructor class. So I needed some ammo in the bunker.
     
  14. Newtosavage

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    Finally bought a set of dies for my pre-64 Winchester 30-30. The dies are new old stock RCBS that are probably 30 years old themselves. After owning this gun for 32 years, I finally made up my first 30-30 reloads this evening, using H4895 and Sierra 150 flat nose Pro Hunters. I am really looking forward to seeing how they shoot tomorrow.
     
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  15. Demi-human

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    I just got a new upper and die set.

    I went down to the Fortress of Solitude last night to make a dummy round and some preliminary loads for a four fifty Bushmaster.

    Is it just me, or does H-OneTen smell like freedom and pine trees?
     
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  16. quest4perfection

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    Can you tell me where you got the VN patch? Have similar history.
     
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    HELP, I remember seeing a Modification to the Harbor Freight Ultrasonic Cleaner to bypass the 6 minute max timer. There was a picture showing where to soldier wires in for a switch. Please help me find it... Thanks
     
  18. kidneyboy

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    Brass cleaning and sorting by caliber day.
     
  19. ray15

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    I tumbled, dried and sorted by headstamp ~500 9mm range pickups. I loaded 125 38 special +P with xtreme 125gr. HP and 5gr. of Titegroup, and then 150 38 special mouse-fart loads in CBC 'C' cases (19mm long) with the same 125gr. xtreme HP and 2.8gr. of Titegroup. Then some full-house .357 mag using 125gr. XTPs with 22gr. of W296. Finished up with 225 9mm using the xtreme 135gr. HP and 3.7gr. of Titegroup.

    Supposed to be sunny and 61 degrees for the range trip tomorrow - I'm ready!
     
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  20. Holderofthehorns

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    Loaded my first spread of Varget under Hornady 168 BTHPs. Half grain steps, 42 to 46. Now I need a range day.
    Been using the CFE223 with good results. Let's see if my R700 likes Varget.
     
  21. BrianC636

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    Primed a few hundred 9mm while it was warm here in SWMO today. Once I have some free time I have stuff ready to load several hundred .45, .40, 9mm, .380 and .223 all at the same time. I need to process about 5 gallons of 9mm brass but I have enough cleaned already that I can bring myself to start the process.
     
  22. rwilky78

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    Loaded 100 rounds of Xtreme 9mm 124gr with some Titegroup to break in my new Lee Classic Turret press (so much faster than a single stage press). Maybe tomorrow I might try my hand at some 38 special.
     
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  23. JeffG

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    Back at it...50 rounds of 44 mag hardcast 240gr , using Titegroup.
     
  24. DRAINSMITH

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    I got my 14-year-old granddaughter over to do my .223 case prep from my good weather week. Now I pay her $5.00 a pound to do it and I know she needs the money. But before she started she asked me how much brass I needed to be done. I told her I had 1050 pieces. She told me she didn't have time for that much. So I told her that I needed enough to fill 35, 30 round mags. She told me that she could do that. So now Monday I need to find time to go to her school to slap the snot out of her math teacher.
     
  25. peels

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    Finally had the chance to trim, chamfer, and debur the 500 223 brass. Also got them primed using the newly acquired Lee bench prime. One primer got fed sideways and got crushed, so technically I got 499 prepped cases. I don't know about the rest of you, but that missing 1 is going to bug me for a while. :confused:
     
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