What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

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    Tumble lubed some bullets I cast last week. This is some of it, I put it out on the back porch to dry.
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    Man, I love the smell of that Alox tumble lube. I use 45-45-10 (do a search if it's not familiar to you). Works a treat, and easy to use.
     
  2. lightman

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    I put a like on you guys table saw post but I'm not liking the injury. Just that you guys seem to have recovered.
     
  3. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

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    Always use a push stick. Always always always.

    Even if it's just to clear that little piece of scrap next to the (spinning) blade...
     
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  4. Ray P

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    Same here. Not liking the injury, like that you are recovering. My brother and I are the first generation of the last four to keep all of our appendages into our 60s. Not that I haven't pushed it a time or two.
     
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  5. AJC1

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    Table and band saws are terribly efficient at their jobs...
     
  6. tightgroup tiger

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    Loaded up 400 more 9mm with 3.8 gr of Titegroup and 124 gr RMR TC plated bullets.
    Loaded up 100 more .357 mags with 158gr RNFP plated Everglades plated bullets.
    Sorted the rest of my cleaned brass in .41Mag , 327FM, 32S&W long and 9mm.
    Read up the loading bench a little, All these empty primer sleeves made me about cry. Empty primer containers.jpg Left my 9mm loads in my Rotary dry tumbler for to long. Usually only 10 minutes, these spent 30 minutes in there. shiny 9mm brass.jpg A little more shiny than needed but it looks nice!
    Then boxed the 9mm loads up in used ammo boxes.
     
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  7. HOWARD J

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    loaded 50 7.62 x 39
    123 gn. Nosler Vermagedon
    21 gr IMR4227
    COL: 2195
    primer: CCI 34
    New Brass
     
  8. JmacD

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    I just got home from being gone two weeks… head of maintenance at our church Bible camp… help with security… serve on several boards and committees…so… I swept the floor tonight after walking through the room on the way to the laundry room
     
  9. allisd17

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    Let us know how it shoots :)
     
  10. IALoder

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    After a conversation about .243's with a buddy at work over lunch today, I decided to give RL23 a try with 95 NBT's. I pulled out some .243 brass, sized it, then chamfer/deburred it, no trimming needed. Then I trimmed all the LC .223 brass I sized last night.
     
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  11. johnjohn

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    I had to backtrack and find the post about the table saw. Missed that the first time around.
     
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  12. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Finally got some time off after being on call for too long. I would post this on the revolver forum but it would create a food fight over how inappropriate these are for concealed carry.
    Fitted up some fancy Altamonts to the Single Six. The wider grip with checkering feels good in the hand.
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    Fitted up a Dragoon frame to the old .357 Blackhawk.
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    Those smooth Altamonts feel good with the bigger, heavier grip frame. Can’t wait to see how much worse I shoot with them on there. :scrutiny:
     
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  13. NR53

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    Sized ~ 500 pieces of rifle brass consisting of 5.56, 6.8spc, and 7.62x39.
     
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  14. CoalCrackerAl

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    Loaded 50 rounds for my Argentine Mauser. With my new RCBS dies. I did have a small issue with the new dies. Expander was .308. It's supposed to be .311. I used a universal expander. RCBS is sending me to correct one. I called and the rep said yes it should be .311.
     
  15. IALoder

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    Primed and loaded the 50 LC .223 cases I had prepped with SW Tactical Rifle and 75gr bthps. I ran myself out of SW Tactical, and it pretty much worked out perfect. After charging the 50 cases I only had 8.8gr of powder left!
     
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  16. barnfrog

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    Sized, flared and primed 70+ .44 Magnum cases for Justin (co-worker). I'll load them up for him next week with some Longshot and 180-grain XTPs.
     
  17. Nature Boy
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    Sizing some .223 and realized that excessive lube isn’t the only thing that causes case dents.

    A stray piece of polishing media…..

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  18. AJC1

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    Deprimed the range trip brass and broke down the marlin for a good scrub. With all the unburnt powder I wouldn't call it mud, but the carbon and fouling was thick and my first wet patch was gooey. I'm done for good playing with 4227 in 38 but I had to run the primer test I had loaded and verify my firing pin repair. She is slicked up and ready for more....
     
  19. NR53

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    Trimmed and primed 250 5.56 LC cases. Primed 50 Starline 350 Legend cases.
     
  20. IALoder

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    Did a quick clean on my 5-0-5(dusty), set up the Uniflow to drop 29.5gr LeverEvolution, then loaded the seating depth ladder for 105 Hybrids in 6mm ARC. Have I said how much I love the consistency of Berger bullets?

    When I was done I cut up a cardboard box to make a dust cover for my 5-0-5, I lucked out and had a box that needed very little trimming!
     
  21. barnfrog

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    I started the same project for my Lyman M5, but I didn't have a box close to the right size so I'm starting from panels of cardboard and packing tape, and I wasn't in the reloading room I was in the living room watching a re-run of "The Warriors" which is cheesy as all get out but still one of my favorite movies ever.
     
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  22. Tilos

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    My scale cover is this Haogen-Dasz box in the upper right.
    Yes, that is the entire width of my reloading bench, in and under-the-stairs closet. :what:
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    ADD: once I leveled/zeroed the scale I taped it to the shelf.
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  23. AJC1

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    I'd take a small space inside the AC over twice the space outside. Getting your work flow figured out and nothing is out of reach.
     
  24. EMC45

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    Sprayed up some targets in the shop for next range trip.
     
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  25. Nature Boy
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    My son asked me to take him and 3 of his buds to the range before they all head to college. Great time. We burned through 500 rounds of 9mm, 200 rounds of 45 Auto and 300 rounds of 223.

    Now I have to replenish the inventory …..

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