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What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. champ0608

    champ0608 Member

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    There's something especially satisfying about loading with the Classic Lee Loader. Especially for an old milsurp on a crisp fall morning. Off to the range...

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  2. JmacD

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    Working on sorting this collection of range brass. .380,9mm,40,45,10mm and a few.38special
     

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  3. HOWARD J

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    Resized & expanded 50 - 45 acp brass
     
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  4. BWS

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    Lyman M die came in today. Found an,as new 7mm on evilbay for about half what new ones cost. Normally,I end up making the spuds as the supplied units are setup for jacketed.

    So not real picky these days. This one being 7mm or .284 was ripe for turning down to accommodate the 6.5X54MS cast. Never took the 7mm spud out of the inner threaded stem. Chucked it up with some copper sheet to protect the stem threads,gave the spud a nice tighten and peeled off the required amt.

    Worked peachy on the already sized cases,opening them up to .266 for a .267/8 bullet.Will make a tapered nose die tomorrow.

    Gonna be shooting the old rig before you know it. I bought one of those Mauser 98,no drill scope mounts,figuring I'd modify it for the Steyr? Or not. It's an easy cpl trips across the Bridgeport but just don't know. I'm sayin if the battle sights will ventilate a Coke can,or there abouts @75yds then heck with it.

    Will muddle through load development with the issued irons.
     
  5. Rembrandt

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    Picked up some more brass tonight at a gun show......(200) 450 Bushmaster....(500) 45 ACP. Placed a bullet order with Berry's, stock piling components for those upcoming snowy winter days.

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  6. km5

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    cut the rds to just try them, can`t find any slugs,all kinks of hulls but no primers,slugs,buck shot here
     
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  7. Toprudder
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    The best way I have found to clean off Sharpie ink is to write over it with a dry-erase marker, then wipe all of it off.

    And don't order just one impact puller, order two. Eventually, one will break.

    :rofl:
     
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  8. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Pulled some out last night and the grease pencil seems okay. It’s not smeared or rubbing off anyway. Thanks! Good idea!
     
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  9. lightman

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    I sorted a bucket of wheelweights that I scored when I took the Wife's Expedition in for service. After while, maybe, I'll sort through a large coffee can and an empty 12 gauge shell box of range brass that a buddy dropped off. Just a casual glance looks like some of it will go in the recycle bucket. But thats ok too!
     
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  10. stonebuster

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    Primed 200 38spl brass cases in single stage on the Lee Classic 4 hole turret then loaded them with 3.7gr. Titegroup under 158 gr Xtreme FP using Russian HMF SPP. Four consecutive range trips using 20 yr old Russian HMF(Murom) w/ Titegroup has worked fine for mid to high range 38spl loads with the xtreme bullets. HP-38 and Murom SPP in 38spl didn't work well for me with unburnt powder left on cylinder and barrel and weak sounding shots. I'm getting clean, complete burn now due to the advice I got here about trying Titegroup.:)
     
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  11. tightgroup tiger

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    Mail man came bearing gifts!
    .357 mag bullets.jpg Standing here admiring them.
     
  12. EMC45

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    Loaded some 12ga Lee 1oz slugs and .380 ammo (which I left at home when I went to the range...)
     
  13. weeniewawa
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    found my small rifle case feeder plate that I have been looking for for days, right behind my press... I am starting to believe in gremlins.
     
  14. AJC1

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    Wait until you.lose your coffee cup like 5 times a morning as you move around and do things...
     
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  15. bluejay75

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    Measured the slop in my bolt before sending it off for a new handle and tighten tolerances for better extraction.
     

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  16. sisyphus

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    played with the crimp on my 41 magnum seating die last weekend and got the most perfect roll crimp I've ever had. Going to the bench this weekend to do the same to my 44 mag and 45LC seating dies.**

    **newbie reloader
     
  17. Akula69
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    Wet tumble cleaned about 4000 .40 range brass I had previously decapped.

    Found a new caliber - a 9MM/.40. Very rare unless you are careless (or stupid).

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  18. AJC1

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    Is that better or worse than 308 shot in 30-06. I have several of those, I was not the trigger jerk.
     
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  19. Akula69
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    Well, I wasn’t there when that round went down range, but I imagine the shooter was thinking ‘This gun can’t shoot worth crap’ as that round tumbled it’s way through the target.
     
  20. HOWARD J

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    Reloaded 50--45 acp
    230 gn. HAP bullet
    6 gn CFE Pistol
    1.230 COL
    Rem 2 1/2 primer
     
  21. Tilos

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    Was timing a guy in a speed steel match who fire formed a 9mm out of a 40 just like that.
    The extractor held the case against the breech enough that the firing pin was able to set it off.

    I could see the bullet in flight from the barrel to the target as I was standing directly behind the shooter.
    Yes, he hit the target but the gun short cycled and didn't pickup the next 40 from the mag.
    It sounded more like a "foom", not a bang like the rest of his shots.
    A simple slide rack got him going again.
    :uhoh:
     
  22. BIZERKO666

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    Loaded up some .308 test rounds, ordered some 45 ACP projectiles and did my best to clean up the bench IMG_1769.jpg IMG_1770.jpg
     
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  23. jobu07
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    Made 50 rounds of 38 Long Colt.
     
  24. entropy

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    Sorted the hulls from Thursday and today, and setting up the MEC 650 for 7/8 oz. loads.
     
  25. Ray P

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    Cleaned brass while cleaning revolvers. Pin tumbled my once-fired .308, .357 Mag and 32 H&R. Range brass got shoved in the ultrasonic cleaner. Maybe I'll clean them in with pins tomorrow, but only after I'm certain I have culled all the lanolin-lubed cases I found.
     
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