What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. conan32120

    conan32120 Member

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    just to be nosey, whats your load?
     
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  2. HOWARD J

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    My PC in the reloading rm told me it will change my windows 10 to new wd 11- I wanted a new clean windows 11.
    What a mess--wd's opens the desktop I created in 10---page 2 opens to wd's 11 new desktop ---what a frigging mess !!--i will get back to it later.--best or worst of both worlds !
     
  3. allisd17

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    And that's all it took -- just ONE light tap with the good ol' kinetic puller; now I'm hoping the rest of the box will have cracks too!! :D

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  4. AJC1

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    I don't know why 303 is so prone to those neck splits... if you get any that aren't split, anneal them and let me know if it survives.... I'm curious if it's a case material or age hardening issue.
     
  5. allisd17

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    Actually, this is the first split I've seen in .303, either before or after firing, and I've gone through quite a few of those WW2 rounds. 1940s Turk 8x57, well, that's another matter, lol.
     
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  6. IALoder

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    Primed and loaded up a ladder of PP Varmint and 155 NCC's, then X-Terminator with the 155 NCC's as well. The oal jumps all between 2.775 and 2.756, so I went with a CBTO that was in the middle-ish of the range and went with it.
     
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  7. CQB45ACP

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    Decapped & sized & dropped in gauge 112 9mm I shot yesterday & including a few others I picked up from guy next to me.

    Four needed bulge busting (using Makarov die I learned about here on THR) so they were his, not mine.

    And, yes, these were dirty. I never clean until after decapping & sizing—I only prime clean pockets.

    For those of you still concerned about dirty cases damaging your sizing die, if you use a carbide die and you’re shooting and picking up stuff from an indoor range, don’t be concerned. As the Bon Ami label says “hasn’t scratched yet”. Now, if you’re using some outdoor bottom of a quarry slop hole range, well you’re on your own.

    Now I’ll keep the cases in a container until I have another couple hundred to make a full load for wet tumbling. (Hmm. Maybe this sentence should go on the “what do you have WAITING” thread.)
     
  8. EMC45

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    Cast a bunch of 150gr Lee SWCs (.358) and also 102gr RN (.356). Sized them on the Lyman 45 afterward.
     
  9. Lennyjoe

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    5.4 gr. Loaded and shot hundreds of these loads out of all of my .45’s
     
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  10. lightman

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    I sorted the brass that I tumbled in my Dilllons last night and put the last load in this morning. I also unpacked an illuminated desk magnifying glass and a digital postal scale that I ordered from Amazon. The magnifying glass is because my eyes are 65 years old ;) and the digital scale is because I'm thinking about selling some of my lead stash.
     
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  11. Lennyjoe

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    Switched over to Berry’s Hybrid Hollowpoint 230 gr bullets with HP-38 for some range testing.
     
  12. King Medallion

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    4 more test loads for 357sig.
     
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  13. Byla

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    I sat and looked at my bench and contemplated getting roller handles for my Dillon SDB and RCBS JR3.

    King Medallion: I'd be interested in your experience with 357SIG. I have a set of dies for my Dillon SDB but have never actually tried them out yet.
     
  14. AJC1

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    I've considered installing a ball handle on my jr3.
     
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  15. conan32120

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    I've previously loaded a hundred at 5.2 but haven't had the time to even try them out yet. Hopefully they'll work out well but I may well bump up to your load next loading
     
  16. conan32120

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    I'm 65 also and sorting .223 brass is going to make me cross eyed :)
     
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    Took a trip to Reno with the wife for a doctor’s appointment.

    So at Sportsmans, they had powder and primers, minuscule limits.

    So I picked up a lb of Ramshot Competition. Been wanting to try it in 1 1/8th loads. And 200 CCI #41s. Did I say they had limits?

    At Scheels I got 1,000 CCI #41s, and 1,000 Federal AR small rifle primer, match grade.

    I paid way to much at Scheels but muscle memory got me! I didn’t even ask the price until it rang up at the register.

    Bith places told me they hadn’t seen lead shot in a few months. Late September I’m going to the manufacturer and getting 4-500 lbs. until then I’ll be careful on how much I use.
     
  18. JmacD

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    I dumped out the bunch of 9mm brass I had running in the tumbler. It was filthy range brass. Cleaned up good, but my media looks like dirt.
     
  19. Nasty Canasta

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    Loaded 200 25 ACP rounds last night for some mouse gun fun today. Took me about 4 hours to finish what I started & was happy when I was done but will be worth it, haven’t seen any factory 25”s for a long time & I had the new Privi brass on hand. XJDfrwol.jpg
     
  20. lightman

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    I was tinkering around in the loading room yesterday and found another coffee can of 223 brass that somehow got overlooked when I was tumbling. So I loaded them in the tumbler this morning, dry them after while and sort them later today.
     
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  21. HOWARD J

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    Reloaded 50 223 Rem
    Rem 55 gn SN
    25 gn. Varget
    COL: 2.200
    CCI 400 primer
     
  22. EMC45

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    Cleaned 2 pistols and prepped a little brass. Also cutting and thinking on some Kydex for a IWB idea.
     
  23. AJC1

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    Put together another batch of 50 38s. Favoring 3.8 grains of tg for plinking with the carbine and the pistol, as both like the load. Standard 154 noe cast bullet. 20220716_161533.jpg
     
  24. King Medallion

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    cleaned and wet vibed black powder brass in 45/75 and 50/95, dry vibed 357sig and 45acp brass, and cleaned all 4 guns.
     
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  25. HOWARD J

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    Loaded 50- 30 Carbine
    110 gn Sierra SN
    14 gn IMR4227
    BR-4 primer
    COL: 1.675
    New brass
     
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