What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Atavar

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    Oh great, something else to add to my OCD
     
  2. CoalCrackerAl

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    I mounted my new scope on the 223. And bore sighted it.
     
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    Lately?
    Not a dang thing! Fell out of my wheel chair & broke my left arm in several places
    I'm banned from the basement workshop til further notice! :fire: :what: :uhoh:
     
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    Cleaned them up after today's range trip... 16350453625637269710418140407403.jpg
     
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    Ouch! Sorry buddy. That’s adding insult to injury. Literally. :(
     
  6. CoalCrackerAl

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    Dang Hondo hope it heals quick. I'll say a prayer for you too.
     
  7. Atavar

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    Sounds like a sign that the workshop needs to be moved to the living room!
     
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    LOL I wish. My wife wouldn't throw a fit, she's VERY mellow.
    But my 14 yo daughter would throw the stuff in the street!
    Her attitude comes from her bio logical father.
    (and her step father - me) LOL
     
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    Prayer is always welcome.
    For my God is the great physician.

    Just my 2¢ worth
    YMMV
     
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    Thus is born "Sorters Anonymous".
    Hi.. my name is Max... and I'm a sorter.
    It all started in 1985......
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Hope for a speedy recovery so you can get back at it.
     
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    Hey, there ARE "anonymous" groups for everything else which ails us sooooooooo.....! Instead of coffee and donuts after the meeting, everyone brings a pound of powder and some bullets to trade!lol!
     
  13. BigBoreBubba

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    Did a quick ladder work up this morning after work. 375 H&H Montana 300 gr LFNGC (.377) over IMR3031. Hopefully these do better than the IMR4064 ladder I did. Still haven’t had any luck with the Missouri .311 White Tails in my 30-30, the 325 gr Missouri Slammers in my 460, or the 405 gr Missouri Buffaloes in my 45-70…. Any advice is appreciated!
    Oh, also cleaned my Lyman Great Plains .54 and my T/C New Englander .50. The Lyman had a rough bore when I bought it, and it has gotten a little worse since. I’m thinking about contacting Bobby Hoyt and see about having him bore and sleeve it.
     
  14. mdi

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    Kinda looking for something to do at my bench yesterday, I finished reloading some 9mm for my new Taurus 905. I keep a few hundred ready to finish cases so all I had to do was charge and seat. I have a box of Hornady 115 XTPs so I found a charge in my Hornady manual and loaded up 20 rounds with CFE Pistol. Just to make sure I plunked some in my Masada...

    Sposed to rain for another 5 days so I'll have to wait to try them (I ain't afraid to get a little wet but the "range" is 3 miles up a dirt logging road that gets pretty slippery and there are a few 500'+ dropoffs along the way).
     
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    Pretty much all caught up. Got bored so looked around and found my 50 year old bullet board is pretty dull. Popped all 125 bullets off and tossed them into the tumbler to shine them up. It'll take me a month of Sundays to get the calipers out, measure and put it all back together from smallest to largest!lol!
     
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    My old lady would knock me out of my walker if she could & burn down my reloading room except for the fact it is directly below her bedroom------AMEN
     
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    Today, I believe I relived a task that could be more mundane than brass prep,,,:what:
    It involved 2 rifles, a borescope, JB bore Cleaner, Polish, patches, and far more elbow grease than I cared to spare! LOL!
     
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    Started making my own “modified” cases to use with my Hornady O.A.L. gauge. 9DEA98E3-0811-48CC-9AD1-45EE6D522B03.jpeg
     
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    200x 223
     
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    Loaded up some 50 berry's124 g over some HP-38
    and was going to load up for the first time, some 7.62x39's for my Franken AR47 - with Horny 123g. SST's - found out my Lee rifle set's seating stem is not a match, and is too short to seat. bummer - now going to find deeper pockets and get the Redding comp. seater like I ended up with for most of my loadings.
     
  21. bluejay75

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    Playing with the casinos money in load development for 6.5 Creedmoor. Target velocity and accuracy requirement done. Now I’m looking for a more stable load on the chrono. 42.2 IMR 4350 is looking appealing.

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  22. Hooda Thunkit

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    Before spending more money....

    Pull the Lee seating die apart. Pull out the seating stem, and drop a ball bearing in there. Reinstall the stem.
    Now the stem will stick out farther; seat the bullet deeper.

    Try that. It worked for me with short .30-30 lead bullets.
     
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  23. JD Fla1

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    That would cure the first part, Thanks !
    The other part is that the pretty little red tip on the bullet is resting in the back end of the seater, teter,tartering around on it.
    How reliable is using hot glue inside the tip? Is this a half assed remedie?
     
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  24. bluejay75

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    Use JB Weld quick set. Leave the ram resting against it until it cures completely. Lube the bullet with case lube.
     
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  25. AJC1

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    If the tip is the first part of the stem to make contact it should be drilled/board out. A lathe would be first choice to remove that material.
     
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