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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. AJC1

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    Thank our father for the small favors :)
     
  2. GeoDudeFlorida

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    The only Winchester primers I have left are large pistol. And the only small rifle I have left are Federal. Sorry.
     
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  3. EMC45

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    Sized and trimmed some pistol and rifle brass.
     
  4. IALoder

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    Sent this last weekend's brass through the wet tumbler and dehydrator. While that was running I looked a lot of my .308 load data and Chrono numbers. I'm starting to think the N140 I have that was bottled in 2007 is either a slow lot or losing some "potency". It's recording the same or slower velocity at the same charge weights as the N150 I have with the same cases, bullets(165, 168, and 175gr), and primers. Still very consistent and accurate though.
     
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  5. Hugger-4641

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    Tumbled 50 more 30-06 cases. Having trouble getting this robot to de-prime them.

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  6. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Robot???
     
  7. Hugger-4641

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    LOL
    I was wondering how long it would take!
    I'm a maint/facilities mngr and also a robot maintenance technician, that was a toy marketing goodie from robot mfg when we bought some of them.
    If I had money and time though, would be cool to program a mini robot to load cases, primers, and bullets.
    Would only cost about $30k for the robot and a month or so to set it up and program it , after the tooling was made, which would probably cost another $10k.:what:
     
  8. AJC1

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    The real expense would be having enough empty brass to keep it working. Might need to own your own LGS. :)
     
  9. Hugger-4641

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    I think I could work around that, but stocking enough primers would be the cog in the wheel.:(:(
     
  10. AJC1

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    I was alluding to trying to shoot enough to keep up with the machine. So many components you would basically have to own a store.
     
  11. AK Hunter

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    I broke down a bunch of duds or dropped live rounds to recycle the components.
    It totally amazes me that shooters that drop a round won't pick it up after themselves. They could at least put them in the dud bucket instead of letting them lay on the range. I kinda of understand why they won't wipe it off & go on & shoot a dropped round. Not wanting to get grit in their guns. But at least pick it up. This is a normal recover from the range.

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  12. AJC1

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    Is that green tip one of the new rem core lkt?
     
  13. Hooda Thunkit

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    Look at all those free primers!
     
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    Picked up 120 lbs of recovered range lead today. On to the smelter tomorrow!
     
  15. BigBoreBubba

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    Turned a new seater plug for my 460 S&W seater die last night and put away some powder and bullets I got over the weekend.
     
  16. BigBoreBubba

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    Also finished up a ladder test batch o 50 AE (ACME 330gr HiTek over H110)
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  17. DMW1116

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    Trimmed and deburred enough brass to use up my 77 grain SMKs, plus a couple just in case. Now for decrimping and priming. These are my least favorite steps.
     
  18. AJC1

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    The small case sure doesn't make it easier on my hands, makes 223 the least enjoyable imo.
     
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    Hi...
    Yesterday I separated brass from the last two or three range trips.
    I ran one tumbler each of .41Magnum, .44Magnun, .44Spl and .45Colt brass. No counts yet, but all four calibers probably totaled 800-1000 pieces together. I won't have a count until I put them in loading trays and prime them. I reload almost all of my big bore revolver cartridges on my RockChucker.
    I just prefer to load them that way.
    Also put hundreds of pieces of brass in . 357Mag, 9mm, 10mm, and .45ACP in containers for tumbling in the next day or two if time permits. I have huge amounts of brass in each of those calibers ready to load on my progressives already so there is no great rush to get them tumbled.

    Still need to tumble some small lots of big bore revolver brass that are dedicated to full power loads. Those I generally load in lots of 100 to 200 rounds each in .41Mag, .44Mag, .45Colt as well as .357Maximum and .375SuperMag with jacketed bullets.
    Should probably tumble some of my lots of .357Mag brass that I use for full power jacketed bullet loads with 125gr, 158gr and 180gr Hornady HP/ XTPs as well.
     
  20. Soonerpesek

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    You could say that about a lot of folks, not just shooters.
    That is kinda surprising considering a couple of those look like they could be handloads/reloads...
     
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  21. AK Hunter

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    Reloads or not they all get pulled because I have seen what happens when someone reloads too hot of a load. Yea we have shooters that come in & set up the way they want to shoot but won't put things back so the next shooter doesn't shoot holes through everything that the first shooter set up. They act like their mom will come clean up after them. LOL
     
  22. kmw1954

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    Not at the press bench but I did spend some time grinding out the epoxy from a failed bedding job. Ready for 2nd attempt! Didn't quite finish as that was between breaks from under the house ripping out a long PVC drain pipe.
     
  23. IALoder

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    Sized, trimmed, and deburred 50 pcs .308 brass and 50 pcs LC'21 .223 brass. Getting them ready for 77smks in .223 and 165 interlocks in .308, both calibers with AR Comp and N135.
     
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  24. Walkalong

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    Installed a BixN Andy trigger (Including sear & pull weight adjustments) as well as some XLR 34M rings on a barreled action, then mounted it all in a Manners stock.
     

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    Can we see??? PLEASE!
     
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