What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. stillquietvoice
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    Loaded up 100 5.56 to 223 rem spec 25.0 gr tac over 60 gr hornandy sp Varmint. Took a couple hours, but not all of that time was spent loading as I ordered 500 69 gr rmr seconds and 100,140 gr 6.5 match bullets for 6.5x55 sweede. Still have a long way to go with 5.56 got 1500 more to load plus 243, win 7mm08, 7mm mauser,and 6.5 sweede.
     
  2. CQB45ACP

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    Decapped & sized ~100 9mm & ~100 45ACP that I shot at range yesterday AM.

    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.
     
  3. GoldieMI
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    Loaded up some 50BMG Ball rounds for Monday
    Going to let all the vets shoot a few rounds for the 4th
     
  4. DMW1116

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    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.
     
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  5. DMW1116

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    Also the Shooters World AR Plus seems good. It measures easily, and seems to work fine. I don’t know if it will like the 69 grain bullets but it shoots every time. I didn’t see it in the web site but the bottle has load data for 69 grain SMK bullets. I’m working up from 21.2 grains. The max load is on the container but my current plan is to stop at 23.6 as I’m using 223 data.
     
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  7. Nature Boy
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    Banging out some .223 for a match tomorrow. As always, I’ve waited till the last minute

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    77gn SMKs, 24.2gn N140, Lake City brass, BR4 primers, 2,724 fps
     
  8. allisd17

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    OK, technically this isn't reloading but I DID do it in the reloading room so it should count, right?? :)

    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.
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  9. ParallelCode

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    - Turned 100 9mm handloads into fired brass, then deprimed them so they could go in the tumbler.

    - Deprimed, tumbled, and dried about 40 twice-fired Hornady 223 brass cases.
     
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  10. IALoder

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    Deprimed the brass from a small "you guys better get out here and do your long range thing before the corn gets too tall" shoot today. 6mm ARC absolutely beats up that 1100yd plate, definitely need more scope to try 1500! The 105 Match Burners cold bored the small center swinger at 900yds, and stayed pretty consistent and BC trued to about .500 G1 at 1100. Taking the 12.5" 5.56 with 1.5x ACOG to the big plate at 350 was also quite entertaining once we figured out where to hold!

    I wet tumbled load of 6mm ARC, .224 Valkyrie, and .223 after depriming, it's drying now!
     
  11. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Emptied 100 230gr Speer FMJ .45ACP proving to myself the problem with my Auto Ordnance 1911A1 with 200gr bullets is just the loading. Swapped extractors after the third failure to extract and it fed 230, 200, 185, FMJ, XTP, Xtreme plated… everything. It was the extractor. Doh!
     
  12. stillquietvoice
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    Loaded up 410 223/556 cases in about 7 hours on my rcbs rs2 single stage press, but not too bad after working till noon. 25.0 gr tac under 62gr hpbt at 2.250".
     
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  13. Ray P

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    Case-prepped some recently fired factory 224 Valkyrie, and a couple hundred odd range pick-ups in calibers I can use. The 224 Valkyrie rounds were fired to get the adjustable gas block dialed in, and then a couple more just for mag function check. This has been a fun build.
    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.
     
  14. Docendo Discimus

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    I poured molten lead into the base of my RCBS powder trickler. The extra weight helps to keep it from sliding around the bench. I should have done that years ago. This is not my idea, I read it in THR somewhere.
     
  15. GW Staar

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    My current project for the reloading room.....3d print files designed for the RCBS Summit.....waiting for the new Ultramount quick change base I ordered for it.....then.... I'll be "borrowing" my Lee Xpress shell holders and APP shuttles....and TylerR quickchange downtubes. Crossing fingers..... (the things I do to keep my brain busy to ward off dementia)

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    Tore apart my KelTec P3AT and dried it out. Also got all the lint out of it. I went in the water yesterday (unintentionally) and the pistol went with me.
     
  17. ParallelCode

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    I'm interested in trying the TylerR APP case feeder at some point. Have you found it to work well?
     
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    Loaded 50 380 ACP
    90 gn XTP
    4.0 gn Pwr. Pistol
    CCI 550 primer
    COL: 965
    New brass
     
  19. Walkalong

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    Tumbled a handful of .32 ACP cases last night, sized and primed them this AM ($20 per K S&B SPP), turned out to be 111 cases.

    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.
     
  20. lightman

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    I just finished depriming a tub full of 38 special brass, a coffee can of 44 brass and a coffee can of 308 brass. I thought that I had all of my brass stash deprimed and tumbled but I found a lot of brass during our move that wasn't done. I'm enjoying my new room so far!
     
  21. GW Staar

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    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.
     
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  22. NR53

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    Reloaded 150- 6.8spc rounds this morning:

    Hornady brass
    Speer 90 grain Gold Dot
    Alliant Reloder 7 powder
    CCI 450 primers
     
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  23. blue32

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    Failed to select "warm" instead of "bake" on the toaster oven when prepping the bullets for powder coat, thus providing me with another activity to do this weekend.
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  24. GW Staar

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    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.
     
  25. AJC1

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    I always use bake so I'm confused. Are you warming before coating...
     
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