What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Buzznrose

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    Understood. I de-prime on a single stage Lee with a universal decapping die.
     
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  2. troy fairweather

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    They should give you a whole assembly and new pins to.
     
  3. BJung

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    I replaced some wiring at my mother's house while at the same time using my lead pot to melt and cast 12 ingots of range scrap in the process.
     
  4. lightman

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    I started sorting those cast bullets that I dropped the other day. Emotionally I was mad enough to just throw them back into the smelting pot the next time I use it. But none of them looked damaged or dirty. There we're 4 different bullets that got mixed up and they are pretty distinctive looking.
     
  5. AJC1

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    You sound as bad as my dad who always had spares of everything, and just went to the store because it was easier than searching through the garage....
     
  6. igotta40

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    I loaded up 2 batches of 6.5 Grendel at the low end of the chart, with 26.2 & 27.5 grains of CFE223 respectively, 20 rounds each, under a 123 grain Hornady SST bullet. All I need now is a rifle that shoots them, that’s another story.
     
  7. stillquietvoice
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    I searched through most of my ammo boxes that my gear is stores in the other day when I broke yhe pin on my 223 neck sizer die, just hasn't been my week for breaking decapping pins. Hadn't broken one in nearly 20 years.
     
  8. IALoder

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    Primed and loaded my velocity ladder for 150 fmjs and X-Terminator in .308, then primed and loaded 95gr NBT's and IMR 7977 in .243. loved the case fill of 7977 in the .243, top load was just a little crunchy. I do think I need to order a different seating stem for the 95nbt's, the standard one leaves a little ring on each bullets.
     
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  9. NR53

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    Swaged and primed ~ 500 pieces of LC 5.56
     
  10. Zendude

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    Decapped 9mm brass until it got too hot in the garage. Then ran the brass through the ultrasonic cleaner.
     
  11. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Reloading room? Don’t have one. But I do keep most of my reloading gear and supplies in a store room off the laundry room through a breezeway. Woke up this morning to find some storm damage. Spent most of the morning clearing pieces of ceiling and insulation off the tool boxes, lathe stand, drill presses and a couple of old Singer tables I’ve been restoring for the past year. Get to start over again on them. Looks like an oak limb took out a good 2’ square of roof.
    Break over, back to work.
     
  12. GW Staar

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    That really sucks......sorry for your loss and aggravation. Happened to me once even here in New Mexico. Wind and trees sometimes don't play nice. Glad mine was an Ash and not a heavier Oak.
     
  13. Walkalong

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    I had a three foot oak T-Bone my metal work shed about three years ago, nope, not fun at all.
     
  14. NR53

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    Knocked the spent primers out of ~ 80 pieces of LC 5.56 that I emptied earlier this afternoon.
     
  15. GW Staar

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    Your post I liked, your experience not so much. Hope your new house has less big trees........ I cut the rest of the Ash down.....now I only have to worry about a 3' wide Silver Maple in the front yard....If I was smarter, I'd cut that one down.....but New Mexico is hot, and big trees do help with that. It'll only destroy my living room.....reloading room is safe. ;)

    It's only 90 today.....partly cloudy....how's Alabama today? One good thing about NW New Mexico.....evenings and nights cool off nicely, even in August..... and reloading room is habitable with window open.
     
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  16. entropy

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    Put this together yesterday....
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    I am headed down there now to sort hulls from Thursday, and load some 7/8 oz. Trap loads.
     
  17. bdb242

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    Have a friend who had a chance to purchase a used 7mm/08 that he wanted except for the fact there is no ammo available anywhere. I found some new brass online and told him I could take care of the ammo problem if he really wanted the rifle. Rifle picked up and brass ordered. Started researching loading data and checking on my 7mm bullet selection, brass arrived yesterday and now he has 35 loaded rounds with Nosler brass and Nosler & Hornady bullets. Made me happy to be able to help a friend with a problem. I have had the 7mm/08 dies for twenty years and had never used them. Glad I had them.
     
  18. lightman

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    Sorry to hear this. Hope you didn't have too much water damage.
     
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    I started this morning sorting bullets again. I probably got through 75% of them. Then a buddy dropped by and we had a few beers and talked guns.
     
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    Finished sizing my 223 cases with burrowed parts from other die sets ended up with close to 1100 resized. Now for the rest of the prep work so they can be reloaded. Had about 60 cases either berdan primed or under sized flash hole, don't think it's worth trying to fix.
     
  21. Hooda Thunkit

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    Deprimed the 70 rounds of 7.62x54r I fired at the monthly match today. Cleaned the primer pockets also.
    I need to anneal them tomorrow.
     
  22. BJung

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    I picked out large pieces of lead and screened mined lead I acquired two days ago. What is left, I plan to wash out the dirt and wood debri, and allow the lead to dry before bagging it.
     
  23. Byla

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    I'm just getting back into reloading and have a New Vaquero in 45 Colt in waiting period purgatory. Since Dillon didn't have a die set for my SDB, I ordered a 4-die set from Lee and dug my RC JR3 single state out of storage. Due to the situation under the press, I had to inset it into the workbench. It's probably just me but it feels more secure then my previous installation. I haven't done much single stage reloading, but since I probably won't shoot any where near as many 45 Colts vs. 9 mms or 45 ACPs, the single stage seems ideal and die set was quite a bit cheaper than the Dillon set for the SDB.
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  24. kalielkslayer

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    My wife’s really likes H414/W760. RL19 is a close 2nd!
     
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  25. BWS

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    Here's to hoping you get squared away quickly!

    Was a "playa" (haha) in historic preservation work for a cpl decades. We resto'd an 1880's Queen Anne Victorian 2 story because a huge oak uprooted..... then proceeded to slice a 2 story corner off the poor house as clean as a 50' long chainsaw could've made the cut!

    At almost a perfect 45* angle to the house,about 10' X 10' right off the corner of both story's. Took us about 9 months. It is a "Book house".... national register of historic places has a "Book". Thick as a NYC phone book. I have almost 10 houses in it.

    Just sayin,best of luck with your project... it could've been worse.


     
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