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

  1. ulflyer

    ulflyer Member

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    Tried to work up a functional load for my Rem R51 using 100 gr plated bullets and HP38. Started with 4.0, worked up to 4.5 with higher load providing the least failures to eject. Lower loads felt good but caused a hang-up in nearly every mag. The gun does runs my 115's @ 4.5gr very well tho. Haven't tried the 100's in my Bersa BP9 yet but give it a go tomorrow.
     
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  2. JO JO

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    loading up some 9mm paper punchers

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  3. LeftyTSGC

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    Reloaded 40 rounds of 7.62x54r with 180gn Sierra SP, 43.5gn RL15 on PPU brass. Tomorrow to the range, since I have the day off.

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  4. HDMontana

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    Had a little extra time. Cleaned the .45 and reloaded 150 9mm.
     
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  5. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Reloaded some 300 Blackout. I just love the Sheridan Gauge, I let it tell me what the COAL should be with my 203gr lead bullets. Sure enough when it fits in this gauge the bolt closes easy.
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  6. Casefull

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    Reloaded some 6.8 SPC. 110 grain Barnes over 27 grains of 3031.
     
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  7. rwilky78

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    Primed 200 cases of 5.56 and 34 cases of 300 blackout. Hope to get them loaded tomorrow evening.
     
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  8. hotshot357

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    Mr.Revolverguy, that ammo is some bad a$$ looking stuff!!!!!
     
  9. Bandit67

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    I can tell the weather sucks today. Everyone is reloading. Lol.
    I installed a KMS led light kit on my 550 then loaded (500 plus) almost 3 quarts of .38 special before I ran out of brass. Using up some Berry's 125 gr. Bullets that I got in a box lot awhile back. 20190120_194558.jpg 20190120_203725.jpg
     
  10. markr6754

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    Very nice rounds...love the boxes too! Need to buy some of those. I have the Lyman Rifle Load check block (includes 300 BLK) and a Hornady 300 Blackout case gauge. That Sheridan cutaway looks simply amazing. First time I’ve seen the Rainier Wedge bullets up close and loaded. Looks like a fine round to try. I have some Hornady 150 gr Interlock bullets, and 3 cases of Lapua 220 gr Scenar L HPBT that I scored at half price. Those should last me quite some time, but I’ll likely need something to replace my free Hornady bullets when I’ve used them up. Perhaps I’ll find a sale on Rainier Wedges.
     
  11. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Do your research on the Rainier Wedge I am trying to come up with a load that shoots both in my bolt and AR15. Getting them to shoot in my AR15 has been rather challenging.There is a big difference in the Lyman and Hornady gauges vs the Sheridan other than the cut out. The Sheridan is cut to min SAMMI spec to replicate a chamber measuring headspace, OAL and case diameter. I had case that would fit in a wilson and lyman gauge but would not go in my Sheridan and neither would it chamber in my bolt action.

    From Sheridan
    "The face of the gauge is equal to the max acceptable headspace length of a SAAMI spec chamber. The middle step is the minimum headspace length of a SAAMI spec chamber. An in spec firing chamber will be somewhere in the range of these 2 slots. To make brass fit any SAAMI spec firing chamber, it should be at the level of, or shorter than the middle step.

    The lowest step is the minimum SAAMI spec brass length. If brass is made between the middle step, and and lowest step, it should be in spec, and also fit any in spec firing chamber."
     
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  12. SG1

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    I just finished loading the last 50 of a lot of 250 .38 special cowboy loads from over the weekend. 2.9gr Trailboss under a Missouri bullet company hardcast 158gr LRNFP bullet. They have proven accurate (especially at CAS distances) and an OAL of 1.416 cycles perfectly in my Uberti 1873 lever rifle. They are soft shooting too.
    I'm brand spanking new to reloading and other than 40 test rounds I made in different weights of powder to see what worked best for my guns, this lot of 250 are my first go at reloading ammo. I have .45 colt dies coming tomorrow and have about 100 starline brass cases, cleaned and ready to be stuffed with some 250gr LRNFP hardcasts!
     
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  13. Wreck-n-Crew
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    I will forgo the photos. I have been busy most every day going a little at a time. Today I coated 825 9mm cast bullets, sized them and loaded 400more bullets for the stock bins. Tomorrow ill finish loading up the remaining 425 and it's time for a smelting session.
     
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  14. berettaprofessor

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    Sized, trimmed, and primed some 243 Win to load later. Yesterday loaded (50) 223; 62 grain Hornady Match over 24.0 grains CFE223. All nice and slow and relaxing.

    Oh, and I vacumned the loading room floor.
     
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  15. Toprudder

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    Very little. I did load some 380 (have not done that in a long time) just to use up some Bayou coated bullets. Trying to rid my inventory of some bullet types.

    Oh, and I also put away some items I picked up at the gun show, most notably some 8208XBR and H110 powders.
     
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  16. Charlie98

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    Set up the trimmer to whittle down my .348WCF cases. *sigh* I hate trimming cases....

    I've got about 500 .308 cases right behind those... but those are far easier to trim than those thick .348 cases.
     
  17. wankerjake

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    200 rounds 40S&W for the new G23 tomorrow

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  18. bluetopper

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    Sorting spent brass.
     
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  19. Rembrandt

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    Installed new UFO lights on the press, was not aware these existed until someone posted a thread about them. Thank You very much.

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  20. NapalmMan67

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    Since I haven't reloaded anything in so long, I cleared a few things off the bench, as it had become a receptacle for a few "I'll put that away later" items. :oops:

    Then I double checked inventory of powder and bullets and dusted off the presses. Set up one press for .45ACP using 200gr JFP bullets (I don't even recall when or why I bought these bullets--- it sucks getting old) .

    Also found some 9mm test loads I put together in 2012... and never tested. Put those at the front of the ammo shelf in hopes to test first thing this spring.
     
  21. dave333

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    Added an inline fabrication ergo roller handle to my not very old Hornady LNL press. Wish I would have done this from day one, way more comfortable and better leverage.

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  22. 460Shooter

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    Loaded 100 .45acp!
     
  24. Toprudder

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    Ooooo.... 10mm! :what:

    I love it when I find 10mm brass at the range - that I didn't shoot. :p
     
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  25. HDMontana

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    Sized and trimmed 100 .243 cases.
     
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