Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
As I write this, am wet tumbling those 9mm along with another ~100 from last range visit. Am using a little Dawn & Lemishine vs. my typical Frankford packet.
After that, I will shake ‘em dry in a towel (famous quote: “you mean like with a towel?”) and then run them in dry vibratory tumbler w/corn cob & one shot to polish.
I don’t usually do it this two-step, time consuming way but I’m free to do it anyway I choose and will exercise that freedom in honor of our country’s birthday.
Going to let all the vets shoot a few rounds for the 4th
Well that didn’t work. I tried the 4 and 4 above. The last load only had one out of 4 hit paper. Back to the 357 cases for this bullet.
77gn SMKs, 24.2gn N140, Lake City brass, BR4 primers, 2,724 fps
Garands LIKE to eat so it was time to clip up some loose M2 ball rounds from the CMP. I love those loose-packed cans because they are a grab bag; you never know what you might find. Most of this can was HXP 64, 77 and 78 headstamps. But there were also a few WW2 rounds, SL 45 and VC 45 (which is Canadian manufactured and non- corrosive). I also put together one clip of Lake City. I used to hate putting enblocs together but once I got the hang of it, I find it sorta fun.
- Deprimed, tumbled, and dried about 40 twice-fired Hornady 223 brass cases.
I wet tumbled load of 6mm ARC, .224 Valkyrie, and .223 after depriming, it's drying now!
Hopefully, I'll get the rings lapped and scope mounted tomorrow. Winds should be in the sustained 20 mph range, so i may wait a bit before putting first rounds on paper.
I'm interested in trying the TylerR APP case feeder at some point. Have you found it to work well?
90 gn XTP
4.0 gn Pwr. Pistol
CCI 550 primer
I'll choose an OAL and powder charge to test the T&B .32 Cal 64 Gr SWCs with. I'm going to load 20 of them, and run five each through four .32 ACP pistols to test function. Go from there.
Absolutely. I started feeders with a Hornady Pistol Bullet Feeder, found it terribly inefficent, so I went to the trouble of modifying it the hard way to flip bullets. Works great now, but 3d printed ones are SO much easier to make. I made a small AmmoMike version, then moved up to TylerR's improvements....and they are improvements. Printed 2 regular sized ones (plenty big for bullets and pistol cases), and finally a large 300mm diameter one for Rifle cases. Been very pleased with them all. So that makes 5 efficient feeders....one the hard way...4 the 3D printed easy way.
The bullet feed dies work extremely well too....printed four of them....9mm, 357mag, .40sw, and .45.
I am a bit of a nonconformist divergent, and started the Proximity Sensor movement there, just more reliable, less finicky. I did help with a few APP downtube designs.....I mean the project is big....he needed help just to get it all done. But I'm a helper, it's his project, 95% his talent, I'm a cad designer, so I could help. I go by GWS there.
You can't believe how much easier his APP quick change is. Just what the APP needed. I may have cobbled something similar together and got his wheels turning, but he turned that quick change idea into an amazingly simple versatile much faster APP experience.
I think I bought the APP in the first place because I was amazed with the idea of feeding bullets/cases to a single stage.....and I always had the Summit Press in mind for such an improvement, but using a press beefy enough to last forever. We will see. This is just the first step to see if it's feasible.
Speer 90 grain Gold Dot
Alliant Reloder 7 powder
CCI 450 primers
I am more than capable of doing something like that.......gets worse as I age. Maybe that's why I have resisted that part of the hobby.
I always use bake so I'm confused. Are you warming before coating...
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