What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Mr.Revolverguy

    Mr.Revolverguy Member

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    Purdy :) you have been busy keep the wife shooting and happy
     
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  2. outdoorman63

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    Our Scheels order of Hornandy bullets finally showed up after being lost for 2 weeks. So put them away 140 gr 6.5 eldm, 110 gr vmax and 125 gr fmj 30 cal for the black out, 6mm 103 gr eldx and 68 gr bthp match 22. Now just need to load a few.
     
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  3. thunderbyrd

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    bent two punches while decapping some 45.
     
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  4. Mr.Revolverguy

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    You are ready now though I do give you a little side eye look for the 68bthp. Have you been able to get them to shoot if so please share with me I could use the help.
     
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  5. barnfrog

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    Do they lose much flavor during dehydration? Do you rehydrate with boiling water alone, or add baking soda? :rofl:

    I kill myself sometimes. Other times, people probably wish I would.

    Pulled the bullets from my 9mm test rounds since 4.7 grains of Unique didn't cycle my buddy's M&P Shield, and loaded five each with 4.9, 5.1, 5.3 and 5.5 grains.
     
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  6. frogfurr

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    Got my 9mm rounds straightened out. They are not plunking in both my 9mm Commander barrel and Wilson case gauge. And all the cartridge dimensions match that recommended by Lyman's 49Th.
     
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  7. GeoDudeFlorida

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    While I had the True Blue out I loaded up a box (50) of 9mm - 124gr. X-Treme PHP over 5.8gr. of True Blue @ OAL 1.060" - for my FEG and wife's CZ 75 Compact. They both like a little shorter seating.
     
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  8. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Picture required of the FEG with the reloads LOL.
     
  9. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Why not?
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  10. tightgroup tiger

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    Glad to see you up and around again. Don't push it to hard.
    Take care.
     
  11. AgPilot

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    1E748AD3-C99C-4C16-9BFA-F99508599160.jpeg 7DB3B5B8-2A98-4528-8CE7-E92510F4BEBD.jpeg D47EE6F5-A205-47E4-976C-0C49AC12160C.jpeg DD4D16AC-72F7-4752-9597-C76FEE163EAA.jpeg Loaded up some Colt 45. Then switched over to .357. Then realized I was supposed to be out throwing the ball for My 3 girls :)
    Which I did go do!!!
     
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  12. AgPilot

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    Not Berdan we’re they???
     
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  13. thunderbyrd

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    Don't think so.
     
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  14. stormshrike

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    Loaded some RMR 124gr MPRs with AA7 to test out a COAL of 1.075.
     
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  15. Mr.Revolverguy

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    NICE!
     
  16. GravelRider

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    Oh, okay, gotcha. That wasn't clear when you were asking for recipes for that gun. So you're specifically using your new gun to teach the new shooters with low recoil rounds? That gun is definitely a good choice to learn on.

    I've had great luck with Bullseye, even at minimum loads, under 115 gr bullets in 9 mm. My go-to load is 4.2 gr, which is right in the middle of the load range, but I didn't have issues with lower loads when I was working it up.
     
  17. bdb242

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    After many months I finally got the new Annealeez machine fired up and adjusted to experiment on some *--* 223 brass I have had for over a year. Pleased is not an adequate description of how happy I am with it. I'm going to make a small modification in the placement of the control panel and will post pictures at a later date, along with some brass photos. I have some 25 year old 22-250 brass that really needs a heat treatment before re-use is attempted.
     
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  18. GravelRider

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    I recently upgraded to an Annealeez machine too, and have the exact same thoughts you have. I first used a drill and a torch, then I built my own annealing machine... Then I realized I'm not the machinist I thought I was! Lol. Money well spent over the frustration of constantly adjusting my homemade machine that I damn near spent as much as the Annealeez after improving several times after putting it together.
     
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    I spent a year researching all the machines on the market and watching videos on Utub.
     
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  20. tightgroup tiger

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    Cleaned 9mm and .357 cases in the Ultra sonic. Left them set over night in the garage and they didn't dry even though the humidity is only 35% here right now. Hmmm.
    Put them under inferred heater to finish drying them.
    Going to the range today so I will wait until that brass is also cleaned and dried before loading any of the .357s.
    My son was having trouble with his Heat pump yesterday so I was over there dealing with that. Tracked it down to a thermostatic switch in the evaporator is open.
    He has to get a Carrier guy to fix that for him.
    I'm not a HVAC guy so I'll be back at my reloading bench today.
     
  21. GatorHunter

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    I did a bunch of casting then sat at my reloading bench researching loads for my 350 legend. There’s not a lot of data and it’s being a pain finding it all.
     
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  22. BW460

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    I received some pulled HST bullets a few days ago. I really like the 124 grain HST in my 9mm so this time I got some in 147 gr. I also picked up some 230 gr HST for my .45. I made up 3 test loads with W231 for the 147 gr in 9mm and also 3 W231 loads for the .45acp. Also made 3 test loads for the .45 with Power Pistol. Now I'm anxious to get to the range! I'll shoot each of the loads in a semiautomatic, a revolver, and a carbine to see what works.
     
  23. tominboise

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    First I scrapped about 25 25-06 cases that I over annealed, so that made me happy (not). I loaded the remaining 19 cases i had with 100gr Speer softpoints and H4350, for general shooting of rocks, etc.
    Then I dug around my storage cabinet and found about 225 new 25-06 cases (I knew that I had about 75, the extra 100 I found were a nice surprise). So that made me happy.
    Then the mail showed up and had some Acme bullets that I bought off another forum, so I loaded up 35 test loads for my 10mm, using 180gr coated FP bullets and Herco powder. The load shoots jacketed very well in this pistol, so I want to see how the coated bullets do with the same load, before I load up a few hundred.
     
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  24. JmacD

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    Not a lot going on in my reloading room today since it’s 500 miles away.(visiting family) But might go shoot a bit. That should get me a few more 9mm to prep
     

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  25. outdoorman63

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    Finally got the 50 rounds of 300 blackout loaded that have been on the bench for a week. 125 great hornandys with w296 powder. Now need to prep 50 more brass and load those plus I promised the wife we would start a new load for her 223.
     
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