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

  1. Typetwelve

    Typetwelve Member

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    Finished trimming 44 spcl brass, loaded up 200 240gr 44 spcl behind 6.0g Unique. Made 20 more 240gr behind 5.0gr Unique for some easy shooting rounds for the Charter Bulldog and finally, 20x 240gr behind 7.5g of Unique for those hot poppers should I feel the need.

    After that? Spent some time reaming the primer procket on some S&B 38 spcl brass that have causing me some issues...
     
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  2. NapalmMan67

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    Finished off a box of bullets and loaded 153 rounds of .45ACP yesterday.
     
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  3. Lennyjoe

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    I like extra space to stack my bullets, brass, primers ect....for easy access
     
  4. Charlie98

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    Got caught in a hail storm on the way back from a shoot in Lubbock, TX... had to dry out all my gear, guns, and ammos. Just FYI... the MTM CaseGuards are not water resistant.

    Now... off to sort some brass!
     
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  5. Jack Ryan

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    Loading up some more '06.
    Set back 50 with 178 grain spitzer boat tail yesterday.
    Finishing up a batch today for the Garand using 150 grain, flat soft tips.
     
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  6. Legionnaire
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    My workbench doubles as my reloading bench. So this past weekend I got everything off my bench and put away and reorganized some of my reloading gear in preparation for loading some 7x57 and 7mm-08. Hope to get to that this week.
     
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  7. Bandit67

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    Loaded up 204 rounds of .357
    magnum with 2400 and Nosler 158 grain JHP's on the Dillon 550. Did 204 because the two new bags of Starline brass each had 102 cases. Bonus! Lol. Then I sized and primed 100 .44 magnum cases.
     
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  8. blue32

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    Shot my HF white over the weekend and they leaded horribly, but more towards the last 3/4. They were loaded unsized at .358. I have some Eastwood light violet and neon green in the mail and will try again.
     
  9. Sebastian

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    Water volume tested and finally got to load some new Starline brass/CCI #200's with some 165gr SST's. Also trying some 8208 XBR instead of the Varget I was initially going to try. Tomorrow should be fun...looking forward to accuracy testing the SST's along with two different types of chronographs (a chrony I can't seem to get to work right and a new magnetospeed) and a new to me lead sled. I also plan to blast through some cheapie PMC for the brass and then back to the lab to load with some Speer 180 grainers...not sure which propellant or primer yet (might try some of the BR-2's sitting around) but I am looking forward to seeing how well these perform because of their .540bc as thus far the best I have loaded has been .450bc. After that I need to figure out what I want to do with the Hornady 150 grainers that have been sitting here. Hmm and I want to pick up some 4064...and some ELD's. Good times :)

    I hope the weather holds for a while!
     
  10. Lennyjoe

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    Spent an hour and a half fine tuning the Loadmaster press. Finally got primer depth, bullet C.O.L. and crimp set.
     
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  11. Jack Ryan

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    Filling en-blocks this evening.
     
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  12. GunnyUSMC

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    Loaded up some 458 Socom with Nosler 300 gr silvertips.
     
  13. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Ya know, someday I may get in to this game.............if I live long enough. It is tempting.

    Enablers...............:)

    458 sounds interesting.
     
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  14. NapalmMan67

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    Loading the case feeder on the 650 the other day, I wondered why it had to be so high...

    So I lowered it about 2.25" by cutting out a section of the mounting post at the top. You wouldn't think such a small amount would make that great of a difference but, it's MUCH easier to load case in now. Will see how this works out, but I may contemplate taking out another few inches on the bottom section also.

    Cut the feed tube to match, taking material off the bottom of that, since the top has a beveled edge to help facilitate the case entry as they are fed in.


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  15. RodII

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    Bought 1000 9MM and 500 380 once fired brass off GunBroker a few weeks ago. They where wet tumbled and ready to load. The 380 are loaded and about 700 of the 9MM are loaded, will finish up the last of the nines this week end.
    I have about 3000 more 9MM cases, but they have not been tumbled yet.
     
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  16. PO2Hammer

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    Loaded 9mm. 25 rounds of MBC raspberry coated 125 grain cone and 25 rounds of BBI licorice coated 125 cone over 3.4 grains of WST.

    Thinking about a Dillon 550 BL again.
     
  17. Bandit67

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    Just loaded 100 rounds of .44 mag with 22 gr. of IMR4227 and Speer 240 gr. JSP's then primed 30, .450 Bushmaster cases to load up tomorrow.
     
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  18. tightgroup tiger

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    Other than Briefly test out my new ABLP press, (which I really like) nothing. My wife just got over the flu and last Saturday was diagnosed with Pneumonia in one lung so reloading is out for me now for a while.
    Good luck guys. I'll catch up when I can.
     
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  19. Legionnaire
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    Just prepped 50 new Norma cases in 7x57 Mauser: sized, tumbled briefly to remove lube, verified case length, and primed. Ready to load.
     
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  20. Charlie98

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    Looks like I'll have to take my 25+ year old Midway tumbler apart... again. The motor is binding up. I've got about 1200 cases in 6 different cartridges to tumble setting on the bench... *sigh*
     
  21. 375supermag

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    And that is exactly why I have three tumblers loaded with walnut media and ready to go at all times.
    And am seriously considering acquiring another tumbler.
     
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  22. Toprudder

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    It has been a LONG time since I used my vibratory tumbler, but I'm not getting rid of it. If my wet tumbler dies, I have a backup. :thumbup:
     
  23. forty_caliber
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    Put away an order from Graf's. Caught a closeout sale on projectiles. 500 Speer 165gr SPBT, $18 and change per 100. 500 Magtech .45 FMJ $14 and change per 100.

    .40
     
  24. Legionnaire
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    Just finished loading 27 test loads of 7x57 Mauser. 175 grain Hornady spire points over a range of 42.0 to 44.4 grains of H414.

    7x57tstloads.jpg
     
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  25. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Primed 448 cases of .45Colt with Federal LP primers this evening with my RCBS bench mounted APS priming system.
    If I have time tomorrow, I will be running them through the expander die. They will be processed on my RockChucker since most of them will be loaded in small groups(50-100 rounds each) with various bullets and powder charges, but the majority (200-250 rounds) will probably be loaded with 250gr LSWC over 8 gr of Unique.
    I also need to load a hundred or so with Hornady 250gr HP/XTPs for my Ruger SBH Hunter in .45Colt.
     
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