What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. 41 Mag

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    Sized and deprimed two 3# coffee cans of 30 Carbine brass. Waiting on a shell plate from RCBS to start the trimming. Then the fun starts....
     
  2. Remington1911

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    Started working on some 3006 brass for an old 1903, found out I don't even have 50 free brass....oh well I will just order some.......out of stock, EVERYWHERE....3006 really.

    sigh.

    Decided I am going to buy a powered trimmer, this turning the handle thing gets real old real fast.
     
  3. AJC1

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    Is trail boss cycling the action or is this a bolt gun.
     
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  4. PO2Hammer

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    I don’t think those loads would cycle a 10/22.
     
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  5. twarr1

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    Trimmed and deburred neck OD & ID on 214, 5.7x28 cases. It’s an odd number, not a multiple of 50, because we lose a few every outing because the 57 attempts to launch the empties into orbit.
    Reloading this cartridge, I’ve learned about 80-90% of them need to be trimmed after only 1 firing so I don’t measure them, just run them all through the trimmer. Essentially the 5.7 case after 1 firing is in the condition that a 223 might be after 4-5 firings. The case needs to be trimmed and the primer pockets loosen up. I also check every case with the Ballistic Tools Swage Gauge. My medium term goal is to try to find a load that is accurate yet isn’t so hard on cases. I think this is an achievable goal if just loading for the pistol rather than trying to find a compromise between the pistol and semi-auto rifle.
     
  6. GeoDudeFlorida

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    "What have you done in the reloading room today"?
    I walked past the door on the way to the car. :(
     
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  7. Walkalong

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    Well, first, I need to bolt the press back on.
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  8. thump_rrr

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    Are you running a grow op in your home or is that transfer switch being used as a storage cabinet?
     
  9. barnfrog

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    Maybe best re-purpose ever.
     
  10. Walkalong

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    We replaced it at work, so I took it home, gutted it, put shelves in it, and use it for storage.
     

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  11. Targa

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    Today I did my most dreaded part of reloading and processed the last of my wheel weights and about 50 lbs of the remaining 150lbs of range lead that I have. Once I burn through that my lead scavenging days are over and I will just buy ingots. Man I hate processing that stuff!!
    Now to the fun part of reloading. I sized (.501”), gas checked and powder coated these bullets that I cast from my Lee 440 grain mold and loaded them over 34 grains of H110. Now for the funny part, I just need to break it to my wife that it is time to buy the revolver to shoot them….:D.

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  12. amp-rat

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    Set up my new Ugly Annealer, and proceeded to process 308 and 45-70 brass. Much easier than doing the rattle socket one at a time. Took all of an hour to get set up and complete 300 cases. Have to baby sit the machine as the 45-70 rims get caught and freeze the wheels. Going to play with it tomorrow. Should be a easy adjustment to get it flawless.
     
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    Weighed and sorted 2150 9MM JHP. These were "pulled" projectiles from American Reloading. I only found 1 unusable projectile, and all the rest looked good. Only took 1 hour before the wife got home.
     
  14. irishlad

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    Annealed 204 Ruger, 6.5 CM, 280 Rem and 308 Win brass with my new Annealeez. It works great!!!!
     
  15. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    I, and apparently others like your way of thinking! ;)

    Been there, done that! :)

    Oh yeah.......
    In the room again today finishing my inventory.
    Got that figured out and will now keep a log on all loads.


    A bit of a panic yesterday when I discovered I only had 290 rounds of 45 acp left on hand.:uhoh:
    Ordered 1000 230 grain FMJ from our friend Jake Wilcox @ RMR. Received an e-mail today from RMR that a label has been created. :) That is good!

    Ran a batch of brass through the wet tumbling process, dried them and hopefully will start making loads tomorrow.
    Have 300 bullets on hand, so that will be a start, but running low on primers. (My fault!:()

    On a side note, isn't it strange how much ammo one can go through with a new toy? I mean "Tool".;)

    Use care out there!

    B.L.
     
  16. kmw1954

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    Finally finished up annealing and sizing all 500 pcs and now to start trimming and then I will be set for the time being. Though I do have another 1k I could start on.
     
  17. kmw1954

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    I'm still doing it the hard way with a torch and cordless screwdriver.
    Keeps me out of trouble.
     
  18. kmw1954

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    Ever see what happens when one of those contains a 120hp electric motor starter and it blows up? Seen it on a liquid ammonia compressor.
     
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  19. NR53

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    Loaded 100 - 6.8 spc this morning:

    SSA brass
    110 grain Hornady V-max
    H322 powder
    CCI 450 primers
     
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  20. 270OKIE

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    2000 Magnum Large Rifle primers came today from Brownells!! 20220301_181103.jpg
    Stay tuned for 4lbs of US869 from Powder Valley for a new aquisition... ;);):D:D
    I posted a thread on Rifle Country about it.
     
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  21. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Got 200 pieces of 45 auto sized today, all Winchester range pick-ups, that's all.

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    Looked like 200 jewels gleaming in the sun through the window when done :cool:.
     
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  22. tightgroup tiger

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    Just got done cleaning about 1200 9mm, truly once fired brass. A friend at work gave them to me.
    So in exchange for that I loaded him about 200 9mm because he didn't have any primers. I tried to get him to come over to my house and load them on my machine, but we can't get our schedules to jive.
    He was very happy when I gave them to him this morning at work.
    The rest of them are looking good!
    9mm cleaned.jpg Just out of the ultrasonic. These are all once fired, that's why they are so shiny inside.
     
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  23. 270OKIE

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    I love clean brass!! Do you only use a ultrasonic cleaner or do you dry tumble also? I have a dry tumbler and it does ok for my purposes which is just shooting for fun!
     
  24. Walkalong

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    I've seen a cabinet after 480 shorted across the poles inside, fellow left the flash guards off, bad ju-ju, fortunately no one was in front of it.
     
  25. AJC1

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    480 is nasty. Had to use a shorting probe on capacitors about the size of a five gallon bucket to do maintenance on medium frequency active sonar. The pop of the discharge always got my attention.
     
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