What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. markr6754

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    Used up just a bit more of my Universal supply. Loaded 100rds, 115gr JHP-RN over 4.8gr Univ w/Fiocchi SPP. I envy you guys that can zip out 400 rds in a setting. My single stages can’t do that in an evening…rather…my back couldn’t take sitting at the bench for that long. As usual, my FA Intellidropper shined.
     
  2. AJC1

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    I don't enjoy large batches, but my brass is stored ready to load... I can primer powder and seat bullet with the brass I have at the house... if I tried to do that with range pickups especially with crimped pockets 200 rounds would take all day.
     
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  3. troy fairweather

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    Loaded 33 rounds 7x57.
    175 hornady RN.
    42.0 imr 4350, (*not hot but probably to warm for weaker actions*)
    3x fired rem brass, wlr primer, 3.015 col light crimp to tuck the case mouth in to the cannilure.
    Maybe about 2350-2400 fps from my ruger m77 but just a guess, for hunts in the thicker stuff.
     
  4. kalielkslayer

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    Loaded 75 rounds, 1 1/8 oz #9s with WSF, 12 gauge.

    Gonna do a lil skeet shooting today.

    Then I walked into the local Sportsmans Warehouse. I wasn’t looking for reloading components except 160 gr Accubonds in .284. Really went there for a holster. But outta habit, I looked at projectiles, then the powder list on the counter. Several 1 lbers and jugs of BLC (2) and another I can’t remember.

    The H1000 was intriguing but I need shotgun sports powder so I went with the Clays. They limit you to 1 jug, 1 lb, 4 lb or 8 lb.

    Then I spied the primers on the floor behind the counter.

    Options were Cheddite 209s (I just bought 7,000) CCI #41, #450s, 35s.

    Since their limit is 2 sleeves, I opted for the #41s.

    But it looked like progress to me.
     
  5. troy fairweather

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    You remember the price on the h-1000, don't you have to use the European type hulls with the cheddite primers.
     
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  6. Hooda Thunkit

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    Loaded 35 trial loads in 7.62x54r.

    Am I imagining things, or do I seem to shoot that more than anything else?

    210 gr NOE, 18 to 20 grains 2400, in Lapua brass.

    I need to zero at 100 and 200 yards.

    Leaving for the club in 25 minutes. It gets hot quickly, I want to be finished by 9am.
     
  7. troy fairweather

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    What size do they drop out of that noe mold, I'm looking to get a nice .312-.314 ish mold for some rifles.
     
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  8. .45Coltguy

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    Will be loading the empty .45 Colt cases from Mondays range shoot. 6.0gr Red Dot/250gr rnfp coated bullets from T & B bullets. This is looking to be a good load.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    After the range session with the .22 LR getting dope for Sunday, I recorded the results.
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  10. IALoder

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    That's pretty darn consistent for .22 LR! Getting ready for a NRL22 match?
     
  11. troy fairweather

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    Really good sd for 22
     
  12. Buzznrose

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    I generally cannot spend more than an hour or so actually reloading…usually less. I tend to load in 100 round sessions…which takes me about 30-45 minutes. I am only loading 9MM and 38/357 at this point.

    I prep all my brass in advance…sort, deprime, clean, and put up ready to reload. That can take many hours depending on how much range brass I have to process. Again, I work in 30-90 minute sessions when time allows.

    My loading prep consists of confirming powder measure and bullet seating, then it’s just feeding shells, bullets, indexing, and pulling the handle on my 550C
     
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  13. Walkalong

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    Yes
     
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  14. kalielkslayer

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    No and No.

    I don’t remember the price. The Clays was $28 and change. I’ve noticed Sportsmans isn’t gouging. Some of their projectiles are pretty high, but so is everyone else’s.

    You have to use the European primers with Fiocchi and Rio. The Cheddite are the same size as Federal or CCI.
     
  15. markr6754

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    Got it. I'm very similar. But I'm 100% manual, single stage. I gather my dirty brass in bins, tumble them when full or nothing better to do, then sort by headstamp. As I get an empty 100 rd (or 50) Berry's ammo box I fill it with same headstamp brass, which I will generally hand prime in marathon priming sessions with my FA Perfect Prime tool. Next comes neck expansion for handgun cases and they go into the ready to load pile. When it's time to load I select the powder and projectile I'll be using and get to it. I'm dispensing over 90% of my charges via the FA Intellidropper, which mates exceptionally well with my single stage presses, so I can't really go any faster than it does.
     
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  16. troy fairweather

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    Ok thanks
     
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    It's Al's version of the old 312299. It is available in .310, .312, .314, .316. I had one in .316 (that dropped just a hair larger), but it went with the old Izzy when I sold it.

    My Sako Finn, at least the one I shot today, slugs at .3105.

    The NOE mould I ordered was in .312. With CWW +2% Sn, it drops at .313. I usually seat the check with a .312 push through NOE sizer, then lube in a .313 RCBS-type lube/sizer.
     
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  18. troy fairweather

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    Ok thanks, that 316 would be nice after pc it maybe 318-319 and I need bullets for my one 318 8x57 as well. The 312-313 would be good for the 7.65 rifles I shoot.
     
  19. lightman

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    Still getting my room set up and organized. The oldest Grandson came over this morning and helped me move most of my ammo to the cabinet where I store it. That freed up some more table top and floor space. Baby Steps ............!
     
  20. IALoder

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    Pretty fun events! I've RO'd at a few of the local ones, great group of people and sponsors. Have fun and good luck!
     
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  21. JmacD

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    All I got done was counting out 308 brass(all prepped). My daughter helped…so after counting to 5. Then 7. Then all the way to ten, we have 22 federal headstamp. These are getting 150 gr SST… and probably Varget since I can’t find H4895 anywhere
     
  22. stillquietvoice
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    Opened up my package of dies from midway, then sized 170 pieces of 223 brass, ran into 2 berdan primed cases and one with an undersized primer hole which bent my decapping pin. Borrowed one from my new 6.5x55 mauser die set until I can locate my spares.
     
  23. troy fairweather

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    Call rcbs they will hook you up, one nice thing about the Lee stem they will slip and help prevent bending or breaking it.
     
  24. The Happy Kaboomer

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    This week I loaded 150 38 spl..........200 45 adcp.....132 223........sized/primed/tumbled 55 pcs of 45-70 brass......Tumbled several hundred 9mm bass to load.........Probably go shooting tomorrow.
     
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    Was going to email them, problem is I have extra pins just can't find them since I had to pack up my reloading room last year.
     
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