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What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. HDMontana

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    Unboxed and cleaned the new Hornady lnl ap that I bought. Inline fabrication mounts showed up this afternoon. I wanted to be able to easily switch between the Hornady and my Lee classic cast turret press.
     
  2. forty_caliber
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    Chalk up another 200 rounds of .45acp.

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  3. Mowgli Terry

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    Recuperating from physical therapy for the knee replacement. Got some shooting gear together for tomorrow. That is, if we do not get washed away. Worked on sorting out molds briefly. Tomorrow is doing some testing of reloads. Going to try out the Ruger American with 155 gr.Sierra bullet and H4895. Also, will test some heavy loads using PP and the 172gr. Keith bullets in 38 Special. Wanted to have a heavy load for any 38/357 caliber handgun. Did not want to be in a situation trying to load a 357 into a 38 Special revolver under stress. Being retired allows me to spend time putting all this stuff together.
     
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  4. ontarget

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    Loaded my first run of 38 Special.
    4.7 gn Bullseye under a 125 XTP.
    Probably shoot them up tomorrow after work.
     
  5. Toprudder

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    Went shooting last night, so the usual - came home, sorted and decapped brass, cleaned guns. It was a good trip, I had five guns to clean this time!
     
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  6. NapalmMan67

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    Set up the 650 to run some 45ACP this morning.

    Tried running a few at lunch... discovered I have a shell plate/primer plate timing issue, but not sure why. Press ran fine the last time I used it. Will be trouble shooting and correcting that (hopefully) this weekend. Maybe everything just needs to be cleaned and reset. Keeping fingers crossed it's an easy fix.
     
  7. Texas10mm

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    Bullet casting is the rabbit hole. I shoot and reload so I can cast more bullets. It's a great hobby for an old, broken, retired guy.
     
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  8. Mowgli Terry

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    This broke old guy got out today to shoot some at the rifle club. It was a great day. My heavy loaded 38 Specials ran very well. No hard extraction or flat primers. Tomorrow, it's gonna be loading up a 100+ of this load. Bullet casting is for eccentrics who would really like to be left alone.
     
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  9. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Works for me! :) but not all the time............:confused:
     
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  10. 375supermag

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    Well .. I certainly qualify as an old, broken, retired guy.
    Just not sure if I have the time to cast my own bullets. I know it sounds trite, but now that I am retired I am so busy that I don't know how I ever had time for a full time job.
     
  11. Mowgli Terry

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    Actually, what I did today was shoot 65 rounds of the PP loads in 38 Special using my cast 358429 bullets. This is what this reloading stuff is all about. Loaded by me using data I dug up. Fired in three Smith revolvers. Excellent accuracy for this heavy load. Does exactly what I want. Can't ease into the Big Box and buy this stuff. I got some gems in the batch of molds from the estate sale. I really like being an eccentric.
     
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  12. NapalmMan67

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    Spent a couple hours this morning and disassembled the 650- twice. Cleaned everything and re-lubed all the pertinent points... the shell plate still would not fully click in to line.

    Finally figured out I had installed an "upgrade" ball/spring for the shell plate detent to help the press run smoother and alleviate powder spillage. Swapped back to the oem parts, and it everything falls in to place now with the primer ram in line etc...

    Don't know why I ever put the new parts in, I never really had an issue with powder spillage anyway loading .45ACP. Now thinking back on it, I think that's people who run 9 Luger on the 650.

    I think I'm good to run some test rounds now.
     
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  13. Toprudder

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    Loaded 500 rounds of 9mm. RMR 115 plated, 4.3gn Titegroup.
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  14. thomas15

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    Loaded 1300 rounds 9mm. 900 are 105g coated swc with 3g of some kind of smokeless powder, 400 are 135g coated RN with 3.5g TG.

    That along with the 900 rounds I have in the bunker will hold me for about 5 weeks.
     
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  15. bds

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    Would you mind sharing what "some kind of smokeless powder" is?

    Thanks.
     
  16. thomas15

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    Sorry... it's Top Secret. Just being honest but it really is.

    In addition, some here wouldn't approve.
     
  17. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Busy day in the reloading room.
    I loaded 50 rounds of .41Magnum with 215 gr commercial cast LSWC bullets and 2400 powder and 50 rounds of .45Colt with 250gr commercial cast LRN FP bullets and Unique.
    They were loaded on my RockChucker.
    While I was doing that my son was loading 300-350 rounds of .45ACP with commercial cast 230gr LRN and Bullseye powder on my Hornady LnL that is set up for large primer.

    Going to the gun club tomorrow with my son, eldest daughter and her husband for a day of shooting.
    Taking at least 5 or 6 .357Mag revolvers, three .41Mag revolvers and three or four of my .45Colt revolvers. Add in a couple of .45ACP pistols plus whatever my son takes and my daughter and SIL guns and it will be a full day.
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  18. tritonguy

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    Decapped a few hundred 300BO, .223 and 44-40wcf cases from last two range trips. Included some range pickup on the .223. Wet tumbled about 100 of the 44-40's and primed another 200 ea of 44-40.
     
  19. Jack Ryan

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    I ran the brass tumbler about half the day and then resized and deprimed 30-06 until I caught up with what I have clean and polished.
     
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  20. forty_caliber
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    Last week was exceptionally busy at work with no end in sight for the next couple of weeks. Busy Saturday, I bought and setup a new Traeger 525 Pro and retired my 10yr old Big Green Egg. Smoked stuffed pork tenderloin for dinner tonight to celebrate Mrs 40c's birthday.

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  21. tightgroup tiger

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    Loaded 505 9mm with 4.0 gr of Titegroup and 124gr JHPs. Odd number but it is how many I had.
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    Also just ordered the new Lee Auto Breech Lock pro press to play with. I retired my pro1000 about 25years ago, about 2 years after I bought it, due to the aggravation it caused me.
    I still use it to deprime brass with before running it through the ultra sonic.
    Not sure which caliber I will load on it yet. Something new to play with.
     
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  22. Toprudder

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    All I did today was fashion a rudimentary recoil spring tester, with stuff I already had on hand. Verified the few Wolff springs I had for my Witness pistols.
     
  23. frogfurr

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    No reloading but did finally get a chance to shoot the RMR 124 gr JHP (MPR) I received a couple of weeks ago. 100 rounds ran 100% with excellent accuracy. Very pleased with these bullets.
     
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  24. HOWARD J

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    I took my once fired Ruger Mark 111 22/45 blued target pistol out of the safe. I pondered whether I should trade it for a Ruger # 40103 just to get a similar gun in stainless steel. I struck me that I would miss the wonderful time we had disassembling & assembling this weapon using my plastic hammer et al. So I put it back in the safe for another year or so. Sometimes I am just not sure what to do.
    Have fun,
    HJ
     
  25. HDMontana

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    Added a 3d printed case feeder to the hornady lnl ap. Seems to work ok for the price.
     
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