What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Skgreen

    Skgreen Member

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    At first glance, nothing major,,, De-capped about (100) .223.
    But, that's the only thing I've been able to get done in there for what seemed like all summer, and not by choice.
    (A car accident had me off my feet for a couple months,,,)
    Looking forward to getting back into my reloading routine! :thumbup:
     
  2. HOWARD J

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    After a couple days UPS finally found me.

    Resized,expanded & polished 250 380 ACP
     
  3. IALoder

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    Ran the 10 primed .223 cases I pulled yesterday through the sizer quick, then pulled the Lee scoop and Ohaus 5-0-5 out quick and loaded them with 23.0gr N133 and topped em with the pulled 62gr fmjs.
     
  4. Hooda Thunkit

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    Tumbled 300+ 38 Spl Federal wadcutter cases. Deprimed and resized the bunch.

    I aim to make a batch of same headstamp, same length brass for wadcutter loads in my M-10 PPC revolver.

    Next is trimming to a consistent length, to get a consistent crimp.
     
  5. AJC1

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    Stupid question but do they make wadcutter 357 brass. May help loading lead 180s.
     
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  6. tightgroup tiger

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    I have never seen any in my travels.
     
  7. twarr1

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    First attempt at loading 5.7x28 - 100% Fail. Well, I guess I learned some things.
    The Lee full length sizing die didn’t push the should back enough and even though I *thought* they plunk tested successfully, the rounds wouldn’t allow the gun to go into battery.
    Good thing I only loaded 4. I intended to load 5 but I crushed one with the sizing die.
    0/5.
     
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  8. AJC1

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    They say it's a very difficult round to reload. Hope you like challenging your skills
     
  9. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

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    I've never seen or heard of any.
     
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  10. CryptKeeper5

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    Went through all my extra "stuff" and made my friend a pretty beginner setup now. Found an old RCBS Uni-Flow powder thrower but missing the reservoir, a primer tray, funnel, an older Lyman case trimmer, some extra dies, a couple of manuals, a tumbler(with media in it) and a case lube pad with lube. Along with his RCBS starter kit he should be set up nicely to begin his reloading career!
     
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  11. CryptKeeper5

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    x2...I think the vast majority who are shooting WC's aren't doing so with .357 loads. Paper punchers are tightwads...we want to use as little powder as possible!lol! 2.9gr of Bullseye is enough for me!
     
  12. MaxLoad

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    The is the final installment of "I will not pay $90.00 for a moon clip loader.... "
    The final version... I'm calling Version 1. It is 6061 aluminum plate, and will work with Speed Beez and TK clips for 686 and R8.
    I've added 4 small round magnets to hold the clip, and allow it to index, one case at a time.
    At least I can say... nobody else has this one.
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  13. sisyphus

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    100 rds of 223
     
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  14. Lennyjoe

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    Working with 800X under a 147 gr XTP in .357 Sig.
     
  15. sisyphus

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    another 223 x100
     
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  16. MauriceSam

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    Glad to have found this. I saw your final version first and didn't understand what I was looking at. I get it now. Both tools look good, but I like the aluminum one better. Have never used moon clips, but your tool looks like a keeper.
     
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  17. Hooda Thunkit

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    Trimmed 122 (by weight, I didn't count them) pieces of the 300+ 38 Spl brass batch.

    Looking at the trimmed vs untrimmed pile, it certainly looks like my 300+ pieces is very much on the + side. Maybe 350+.

    Or, perhaps the untrimmed pile is growing.

    Sigh.
     
  18. HOWARD J

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    Resized, expanded & polished 100 380 acp
    Kids gave me a LEE POWDER MEASURE. I don't care for it but it will kind of work if my RCBS ever fails.
     
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  19. badkarmamib

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    20211017_162859_HDR.jpg No loading, just cleaning and organizing. Can't remember the last time it was this clear...
     
  20. Walkalong

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    Simple awesome! Well done.
     
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  21. sisyphus

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    sized and primed 50x 223 and 50x 308
     
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  22. Hooda Thunkit

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    I hear similar opinions occasionally, they usually leave me mystified. Opinions are as varied as people, of course, and yours is as valid as mine.
    However....

    I have owned a Lee Perfect Powder Measure for close on 30 years. I've found it accurate, if a bit unrefined in build. I purchased the Deluxe version; and while it is much better built, it is no more accurate.

    I acquired a Lee Auto Drum, and like it even better. Accurate and easy to use.

    My newest Lee measure is the Auto Disk. I think it's the easiest of all to use. I recently used it to load HS-6 in 38 Spl, and if I had owned this measure first I'm not sure I would have bought the Auto Drum.

    But, to each his own.
     
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  23. DMW1116

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    The Lee powder measure is the only one I’ve used. It throws powder charges pretty well. My only gripe is with some powders it will leak a little, specifically Winchester 231. The little flattened balls will slide right through. It’s not much. I loaded 220 9mm with it and had enough to sweep up with a small brush off the bench.
     
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  24. DMW1116

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    Oh, and I hid in the reloading room today. My son has a stomach virus.
     
  25. CryptKeeper5

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    LoadingRoom1.jpg I did a "deep clean". When I was going through stuff to give to a friend, I found quite a few part, pieces and "things" which I either didn't recognize or no longer had a use for. I purged a trash can full of "junk" which didn't belong anymore. Also discovered a few things I forgot I had. Mainly small stuff like a S&W cylinder bushing, some scope rings, replacement decapping pins....stuff like that. Did most of it prior to the Packer-Bear game, spent half time down there then finished up in time to watch the 4th quarter of the Dallas-Patriots game. Pretty good Sunday overall!
     
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