What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. NR53

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    Knocked the spent primers out of the brass from todays backyard range session.
     
  2. AJC1

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    How often do you decopper. I have only tried it once in my remmington 700 and got almost nothing. I did use a nickle jag and a boretech rod so I didn't get any false indication...
     
  3. DMW1116

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    Ran these up through 11.0 grains. I found 2 tolerable loads but I’ll likely write off HS-6 as a 357 Magnum powder for my Blackhawk. So what I did today was start looking for another powder.
     
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  4. AJC1

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    What is it not doing that your looking for.
     
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  5. LaneP

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    Pan lubed a batch of TC style 375gr .50 cal Maxi's with SPG for my .50 Lyman Pedersoli Great Plains Hunter. Then wrapped in groups of three bullets in wax paper for storage. Can't wait to get a range day to launch a few.

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  6. rdinga

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    Processed and primed 700 pieces of brass
     
  7. BushMaster-15

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    Depriming OLD brass ,along with Cleaning today . This lot LC 1953 7.62x63 . Before and after unaltered photos . Filthy grungy cases sat outside to the weather perhaps #40 years or more before I got hold of them . The flash washed the details of how actually grungy and ugly the batch in the pyrex dish is

    I left primers in two ,so you could see they're once fired original Military crimped sealed . Normally I decap prior to ultrasonic bath .
    These ran 3.5 minutes in cold water and cleaning solution *( again I normally heat water 145-165 Deg. F . today was in a hurry ) I have a pyrex dish which I run solution and cases in and surround it with clean water ,in the SS tank . After I clean I normally anneal ,trim and bevel pocket and uniform the primer hole . Next off to the SS pin tumbler for 20 minutes ,flush rinse and then into the old Dillon media separator . MY modified separator runs on a cog belt drive as well as a 12" fan . So cases tumble with air passing under over and through them . Dead of Winter drying time is less than an hour , now I turn off the fan and set it out on My trailer bed and it takes 20 minutes Max. It's also near or at a 100 F. presently . People often ask Why I bother with old brass ; I have 10'K's plus it's TOUGH and holds up to multiple reloads and in Gas guns that's saying a lot .

    I've never understood WHY many shooters don't like ultrasonic cleaners ,it's baffling to ME . Like near everything else some units are superior to others . IMO a 3 way commercial transducer is the cat's meow ,it's quick and efficient without muss or fuss .
     

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  8. BJung

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    I didn't do too much. I placed 6 casings of 38 special headstamp from Winchester, Winchester Nickle, Remington, Remington Nickle, Speer, Star, Federal, PMC, and a mix lot of headstamps not mentioned, sized, primed, and set them into a tray. My 38-148WC accuracy load (after an initial and confirmation test) is 2.8gr BE. I plan to load all these casings up and see if there is a change in groups between each headstamp and to see if the nickel brass makes a difference. All other components will be the same.
     
  9. JmacD

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    I actually never had that barrel in the 10 years I had the rifle. My dad never did in the 20+years he did. No idea before that… so it was overdue…
     
  10. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Hey!
    Use care out there,
    B.L.
     
  11. Bigdog357

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    Finally finished pulling the bullets on (320) 44 mags, I picked up these reloads back in 2016 with the purchase of a Marlin 1894 I bought cheap. I hate pulling bullets apart much more fun to build them. Expanded the mouth and now they are ready for new powder and I am going to reuse the bullets.

    I also cleaned, sized, primed another 350 44 mag
     
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  12. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Decided maybe I'd take one of the Makarov's out shooting soon so I cut down 50 9mmP to 0.710" to make a few. The Berrie's 95gr. PRN over 3.2gr. of TiteGroup makes a nice load for bouncing cans around. :)
     
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  13. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Hope you pick them all up off the ground. :rofl:
    Pity the poor soul thinking he found something different. :eek:
     
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  14. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Outdoors, yeah I pick them up but at the indoor range? Nah. I leave it for the range. They sell it to a scrapper.
     
  15. kalielkslayer

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    Today, my step-son and I burned 150 12 ga playing “5 station.”

    loaded those rounds the previous 2 days but didn’t post.

    Now those cases need to be loaded again by Thursday for our skeet day.

    Haven’t had time to do much else lately although I have a few 1,000 .223 needing trimming and a few 100 needing loading.

    But the shotgun has had my attention the last 6 weeks.
     
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  16. DMW1116

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    It’s not as accurate as I’d hoped and I’m already nearing flattened primers territory. That seems to be a trend with this powder and 357 Magnum.

    I have a thread for the Gallant 125 grain bullets I’m using. I’ll post more details there.
     
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  17. JmacD

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    I put my manuals back on the shelf and tidied up the bench. It can get messy SO quickly! Then pumped up an air mattress to use the room as a makeshift guest room for my folks. They got in about 1am and had to leave by 6 am to meet a deadline… I couldn’t sleep(not unusual when my kiddo is with the former MRS… ugh! Divorce!!!) and usually that means I head for the reloading room… But since it wa occupied I had to content myself with a note book sheet of load ideas. And then I looked at the one and only manual I had left upstairs and discovered someone else already had my idea… I tell myself it’s an instance of “great minds thinking alike…”
     
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  18. lightman

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    I just put another load of brass in the tumbler. I did 2 loads of 9mm yesterday and today will be 44's and 45's. I'll start sorting the 9mm from yesterday after breakfast.
     
  19. 270OKIE

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    I'm guessing this is why people suggest getting a loading manual from all the major players and cross referencing to find data for obscure powder or bullet weights? For instance, the LEE manual will list a bunch of different bullet weights and all be within a few grains of each other sometimes and they will list different powders for a 124gr 9mm and a 125gr 9mm for instance.
     
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  20. HOWARD J

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    Cleaned & resized 100 -308 brass
     
  21. NR53

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    Sized and flared ~ 400 9mm cases, then loaded 150 9mm:

    mixed brass
    RMR 115 grain mini matchwinners
    Ramshot True Blue powder
    CCI 500 primers
     
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  22. IALoder

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    Deprimed the brass from my range trip today. Had a big time LC '22 .223 brass score of 100+, I also swaged these. Scope on the 6mm ARC rezeroed in 5 shots, and made sure the 1.5x mini acog was still zeroed after taking it off and putting it back on a few times, it was!

    X-Terminator and 150 fmjs ended with pressure signs at 45.3gr going 2891fps, about a 2.5" group, and the bolt out ran the magazine twice. Shot right at 1moa at 44.7gr, going 2830fps, which is REALLY good for this rifle and 150fmjs! TAC is still the velocity king in this 20" LR308! X-Terminator has been pretty accurate overall for both ladders, I may try it with some 155 NCC's.

    Had a full load of dirty 44 mag, .243, and .308 brass, so I wet tumbled that, it's drying now.
     
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  23. Ray P

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    Sorted a gallon of other people's brass I picked up after getting the 224 Valkyrie on paper at 50m. Most of the range pick-ups are LC-21 5.56.

    Saving the 200m dial-in for another day.
     
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  24. Highland Lofts

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    Yesterday I loaded a hundred 357mag cases I had resized, flared and primed.i took my grandson out shooting late yesterday and we did an overnight up in the Cascade mountains.
    This morning he shot a bunch of the 357 rounds and a bunch of 38spl I had previously loaded.
    I got them all deprimed and will wet tumble them in the morning.
    I also resized and flared another 400 357 cases. I'll prime them here shortly then load them up.
    I spent a couple of nights in the loading room loading up 223 cases for his three AR guns.
     
  25. CQB45ACP

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    Deprimed/sized 232 already dry tumbled 45ACP cases received in trade from a fellow THR member for a Lee universal recapping die. (More than a fair trade from my perspective.) Then wet tumbled to clean primer pockets.
     
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