What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Yooper Smoker

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    been getting the loading area set up sense the move out to the farm
    building a exhaust system for casting,, the winters are long here in the Keweenaw Soooooooo

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  2. NR53

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    Welcome!!!
     
  3. DMW1116

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    Loaded the rest of my impulse buy if Hunters Supply cast bullets over 4 grains of W231 and found a bonus bullet. That box had 101. I grumbled a little when I saw I didn’t have enough cases prepped, but I’m not putting one bullet back in the box.
     
  4. 270OKIE

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    Hey I'll do you one better, I had 10 bullets left in that box of 150gr MatchKings I got and I had one piece of Lapua brass left too! So who else has gotten lucky lately besides DMW and I? :rofl:
     
  5. Highland Lofts

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    I wet tumbled1,500 pieces of 9mm range brass today.

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  6. DMW1116

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    It’ll balance out. I must have gotten 2 sequential boxes of Sierra 77 grain Match Kings. One had 49 and the other had 51.
     
  7. 270OKIE

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    Dang! That's a heck of a coincidence lol. I keep chuckling to myself saying some poor guy got 99 pieces of brass and 90 bullets after me lol.
     
  8. stillquietvoice
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    Welcome to the forum @Yooper Smoker.
    Had to set mine up in the basement last year, I don't cast so no realness to exhaust fumes. Idi need a dehumidifier though.

    I loaded 50 more mixed lake city 5.56 cases at 223 pressures, annealed 50 243 win cases and sized 6 243 win cases I have 100 or so to load up for my granddaughters rifle I bought her. Have already done several loads work ups for it while it was waiting for her to be able to have, parents and step parents are prohibited.i also have 3030, 3005, 7mm08, and more 223 to load up.
     
  9. Juiceking

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    I am getting ready to start reloading for 30-06 for the first time. Case prepped and primed 200 cases. I tried forester trimmer on them. Works good but a little on the tedious side. 20220805_103523.jpg 20220806_124248.jpg
     
  10. DMW1116

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    I like shiny things so here’s the obligatory picture. Also while in the reloading room I had an argument with myself about finishing a batch of decent loads (308 shooting 1.15 MOA) or using the components to try one more load to see if it gets better. I lost. I’m finishing the load.
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  11. entropy

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    Decapped and primed 60 .22-250 cases, set the scale and loaded 3 up to check OAL. I'll finish them after work tomorrow.
     
  12. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Did not like your post for that, but the other writings.
     
  13. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Bonus bullet to use in a dummy round for future reference........;)
     
  14. USNvet

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    Don't know yet if I got lucky, or maybe unlucky! I finished loading the last 20 rounds of 6.5PRC today to complete a box of 50. Since these are my first in that caliber, and will be used to sight in and get the feel of my new rifle, I bought a box of 100 factory second bullets from Midway. They are 140gr mystery bullets, but customers in the comments section say they are Hornady ELD-M's, as that is what they resemble.

    After charging my 20 rounds with powder today, I proceeded to set a bullet on top of each case, ready for seating. Oops, one of the bullets dropped right into the case to sit on the powder! I fished it out, grabbed the mic and found it to be a .243 bullet. If it's an extra I got somewhat lucky. If I come up short on 6.5's, well I guess Midway owes me! I won't know until I load the remaining bullets and brass, but that will be a while.

    On the other hand, might be an excuse why I need to buy something in .243!
     
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  15. 270OKIE

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    Hahaha :rofl: I've always thought 243 was kinda wimpy but after seeing some people say they get stupid velocity out of the 60-70ish grain bullets, I might have to reconsider my opinion.
     
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  16. Docendo Discimus

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    I loaded up 100 9MM with the Lee .356 125 2R and W231. Everyone gets a kick out of the different colors when we go out to the range. Screenshot_20220808-053022_Gallery.jpg
     
  17. DMW1116

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    How’d you do that?
     
  18. tightgroup tiger

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    Went to the range and decided to take my Keltec PF9. Shot first shot and jammed, Cleared jam and tried again. Click, messed with it and pulled the cartridge and looked at the primer. Light strike.
    Tried again and click, pulled another round and NO STRIKE.
    Got mad, through it in the range bag and started picking up my fired brass while I was down there and there was the firing pin out of the PF9 laying on the floor. :what:
    Picked it up and put in ammo case so I wouldn't loose it and went home.

    In the loading room after I got my other guns cleaned, I checked the pistol and found the screw that holds the extractor came loose and left the firing pin eject out the back of the firing pin hole when the hammer was back. :confused:
    Couldn't believe the spring was still in there and didn't eject in to low orbit.
    Put it back together and put locktite on the ejector screw after I started it in the threads and tightened and it works fine.

    HOW LUCKY IS THAT?
     
  19. lightman

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    Very lucky! You might want to buy a lottery ticket!
     
  20. AJC1

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    That's literally the proof that any gun that will be used for SD needs extensive testing before betting your life on it... not you but just in general. It was amazing luck to still have all the parts, that's a good day despite the frustration.
     
  21. 270OKIE

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    I'm sorry, but if a defensive handgun has a screw holding the ejector on then that's gonna get a pass from me... I'm pretty sure the 1911 has a pinned ejector and as such shouldn't ever back out unless something isn't fitted right.
     
  22. Docendo Discimus

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    These bullets were powdercoated with the "shake and bake" method. Lots of good info on THR and YouTube on how it works. It is super easy and cheap.
     
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  23. USNvet

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    My thoughts exactly! But many years ago I knew a guy who could make one ragged 5 shot hole at 100 yards with his, and that's all he used for deer hunting.
     
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  24. USNvet

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    Nice, and different! At first I thought you had an odd fetish for lipstick, or these were marbles from a Chinese Checkers game.
     
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  25. Ray P

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    Since my reloading room is also my gun maintenance room...

    Finally got a 224 Valkyrie go-gauge in the mail today. Needed this to figure out root cause of rifle's ammo and accuracy problem. Bolt will only close 50% of the way on a Carson go-gauge using finger pressure.

    I'm going to put this barrel and bolt aside while I ponder options. Along with the prepped brass.

    But on the bright side I have a shiney new MosTek barrel and fitted bolt in 6.5 Grendel due in the next two weeks. So I will repurpose the 224 upper to 6.5 for the short term.
     
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