What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. ray15

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    'Twas a beautiful day, I shot all of the above, and very well for a change. Met some nice folks, shot their guns, and let them shoot mine. As always the W296 loads were a big hit. The tumbler is running - the cycle begins anew.
     
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  2. Chuck R.

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    Did some cleaning, then checked the weather report and saw that we were headed for the low 50s.

    I then cranked out 100 .223 60grn FMJ using TAC and headed out back to test some. Actually got decent groups at 200 & 300y with a "scratch" load, so I'll stick with it till I get a chance to do some formal testing.
     
  3. santacruzdave

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    Primed 250 .45 acp cases. S&B LPP with the RCBS bench primer!
     
  4. KYregular

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    A little load and rest with some 124 grain Hornady XTPs. 20180121_163849.jpg
     
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  5. morcey2

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    Walked in.
    Looked around trying to remember what I was getting out of it.
    Couldn't remember.
    Walked back down to the kitchen.
    Opened the fridge and remembered what I was getting.
    Walked back up to the reloading room.
    Walked in.
    Once again, forgot what I was getting.
    Shook my fist and yelled at a cloud.
    Went back down to the kitchen.

    I still haven't remembered what I need to get out of my reloading room. I'm not sure if it's cold medicine or me getting old. Or both.

    Matt
     
  6. quest4perfection

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  7. Toprudder
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    I picked up a 44mag rifle over the weekend, so I worked up some test loads using Zero 240 JSP bullets and 300-MP powder. That powder worked very well for my 357mag rifle, so I thought that would be where I would start.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Bumped into the pound of IMR 4227 I forgot I picked up. Several times lately I have thought, I need to pick some up to try it in X,Y,&Z, and forgot I already did that part. *sigh*
     
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  9. quest4perfection

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    Well, per my earlier post, the washer and dryer finished up their rummage sale of my reloading stuff so I spend an hour straightening out the mess they made. But, unfortunately, I spilled most of a pound of powder and had to wait for what seemed like hours for someone to get home that I could blame. Rest of the day went really, really well but the wind seems to keep slamming the shop door on me.;)
     
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    I spent most of the afternoon with my 9 y/o grandson loading 45 Colt bullets. He is coming along, now if I can get his responsibility level to catch up...
     

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  11. MDof2

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    Bench Therapy in my Safe Space. Some assembly required.

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  12. Toprudder
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    Hmmm.... I saw this photo elsewhere today. ;)
     
  13. MDof2

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    Yep. I wander a bit. Don't post here much but wandered through and figured I'd share the love in the reloading thread.
     
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  14. Legionnaire
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    Not at the bench, but for the bench ... just ordered a set of Redding dies in .243 Ackley Improved in anticipation of my trued and re-chambered (in process) 700 SPS Varmint project.
     
  15. loose noose

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    Loaded up 40 rounds of .300 Savage for my Savage Model 99, using Remington brass, Large Rifle Remington Primers, Varget Powder, and Sierra 150 Grain Spire Point bullets, as well as half of the 40 rounds with Speer Mag Tip 150 grain. bullets.
     
  16. Ghost In The Fog

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    Yesterday and later today-
    Just moved in to a new house. Dismantled and packed everything up last October. Finally yesterday I had enough and brought the boxes (and boxes) of stuff out and I am beginning to reassemble and rebuild. It will take time, but it is good to put it in to motion..
     
  17. chrisgo

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    In the last 8 days I have.....Deprimed,resized,wet tumbled,swaged, trimmed and reloaded 1800 .223 rounds and 1600 .308 rounds. Still have another 1000 .308 to go!
    Over Christmas holidays I did 2000 45 acp and 2500 9mm.
     
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  18. kidneyboy

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    I did this at the bench today. Installed Allchin scope mount and Vortex Venom on the 617. Will zero it in tomorrow.
    Also sized and primed enough 38sp brass to finish loading the Acme 125gr RNFP I have left.

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    Zeroed in at 20yards off of a rest
     
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  19. Walkalong

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    Nice! I'm jealous.
     
  20. Charliefrank

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    So I'm out in my shop yesterday and notice the two cans of 4831 and one can of 3031 are really rusty. I pick up one of the cans of 4831 and the bottom of the can stays on the shelf self emptying as I lift. The can of 3031 has a hole in the side of it. 3 lbs of powder gone. Very upsetting.
     
  21. kidneyboy

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    Thanks!
     
  22. Toprudder
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    I would shake your hand, but I am afraid you would crush it. :thumbup:
     
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  23. thomas15

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    I'm trying to stay on top of my dirty brass collection by tumbling when I accumulate 500 pcs. So before leaving for work I placed some 9mm brass in and turned it on. Tonight when I get home will do another load. Also I'm going do an inventory of components and make plans for February ammo needs. Finally going to start trimming some 38 special brass down to 38 short colt dimensions for testing.
     
  24. drband

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    Loaded 200 rds 9mm.
     
  25. kidneyboy

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    Today I ran myself out of primers, darn it.
     
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