Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
building a exhaust system for casting,, the winters are long here in the Keweenaw Soooooooo
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?
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.
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.
Did not like your post for that, but the other writings.
Bonus bullet to use in a dummy round for future reference........
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!
Hahaha 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice, and different! At first I thought you had an odd fetish for lipstick, or these were marbles from a Chinese Checkers game.
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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