Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
I am shocked at how much 9mm / 380 reloading components I have. I must have really been into 9mm and 380 in the mid 1990s. I have about 1500 small pistol primers along with 500 large pistol and 1200 shotshell 12 ga. There is also about 500 magnum pistol primers. For powder I have 231 and 296 combined with some Royal Scot and WST. I am going to rebuild the top shelves since the cheap particle board shelving is bowed and will eventually fail.
My bench as it sat after 16 years of neglect. I'll post a pic of the finished "tidy" bench in two to three weeks when I get it done;
Lots of work. Good thing you’re getting to it. Them Rountooits are mighty rare things!
Hey don’t forget we got a running thread for folks to post pix of their reloading rooms. An after pix would look good there.
I’m digging the knife set, you know, just in case …. Lol
H110 17.0 grains
2400 13.9 grains
AA #9 13.4 grains
All with Hornady XTP HP 158 grain bullets. The best each has done is just under 2.5 inches at 25 yards. Whichever I shoot best on the final trial day will become my hunting load.
I know. Just in case.
Well, that bench was a terrible mess. 16 years of neglect. It became a "storage" area. I think I used it once - or INTENDED to use it once - for sharpening those knives. I don't believe I ever did. It was basically a storage shelf for over a decade. It's finally getting cleaned up and put back in business.
Will do. Thanks.
What're your shooting them through…?
Yes sir 27, they are too tight, blown out at the base to fit a proper shell holder. Holy crap sizing them!! Almost gave up. I f-ing polished them prior to sizing. Lmao. I wanted it to go smoothly. I am not using them for anything other then dummy rds for started my loads. They few that didn't have primers blown out that is. They just fit in proper shell holder rcbs #3. Proper practice making modified case with the really bad ones . And use one of the 4 that fit the shell holder for it in the end. As much trouble it was sizing the ones that fit, I am not even going to try the ones that just fit the Hornady #5 300 win mag shell holder. I fear it would get stuck in die. At one point I thought 2 of the others did. No more of that.
Got a few loaded tho. 100 gr sierra 100 gr h.p. over RL 15. Started at 38. 39. 39.5 40. 40.5 41.. eld 143 I ll be loading hopefully soon for my 783 remington.
New brass, sized, reamed, chamfered. Then I meticulously measured out the first charge. After I seated the bullet, I measured for OAL. PERFECT, dead nuts at 2.710!!!
I went to put the round in the case and noticed 3 sticks of powder on the bench. It haven’t used protruded powder on the bench since last time I cleaned it off. I just figured I was sloppy with the funnel and told myself it doesn’t matter it’s my first foiling shot anyways. Second round, a couple of more sticks on the bench. Then it hit me!!! I turned the round over and sure enough, in my haste of getting the dies adjusted and trying to finish before dinner, I hadn’t primed the cases, Fing stupid!!!
I sized, reamed and chamfered 2 more cases. Primed the bunch and told myself “tomorrow will be a better day.” Just wasn’t into it anymore!
Hmmm, me thinks maybe someone put the 6.5Creed ammo in a gun with a 6.5PRC chamber perhaps? That would maybe explain the crazy brass size problem? Can you post photos of the brass with a dial caliper or even a tape measure would work for internet sleuthing purposes. They are both designed to feed in a short action and have the same diameter bullets so maybe they goofed and had a 6.5 Creed and also a 6.5 PRC rifle out at the same time possibly? Like you said earlier, that person is lucky if they still have all their fingers lol.
Haha, I'm not going to lie, I've done this exactly once with Accurate 2700 and a 30-06 case so it all came out in a hurry as A2700 flows like water, and flows out of the powder scale pan like water too, lol. I need to get a better (read: taller) powder pan, does anyone have any recommendations?
No recommendations. But 2700 is a powder I’ll try if the IMR4831 doesn’t work. I recently bought a couple lbs because it was available, and I knew it would work in a pinch in .243, .280 and 7mm-08.
I suspect the majority of us have done that at least once. I know I have.
Sadly, about 20% of the 38 Spl cases merely popped the top off the primer. Significant oxidation in the pockets of another 30% of the cases that decapped clean. Had a similar scenario, though with a far lower quantity of pop-top primers in batch of "once fired range pickup" 38 Spl that I bought a few months back. It's the only brass I've ever had this problem with...and I've given up on trying to get the ring of the primer cup out. Nothing worked...so I crushed the mouths and threw them in my scrap brass container.
With primer pricing and availability (or lack therefore of) currently I cringed reading that...
Yes, A2700 is a secret sauce that not a lot of people know about and I have a 8lb jug waiting for hard times. I'm basically keeping it as a "emergency stash" for now. If I would actually shoot my M1 Garand more, I'd have 8lbs gone in a hurry lol. I should be able to load approximately 1000 rounds of 270Win and/or 30-06 with that 8lb jug. I also like Win 760 as well, now that is harder than heck to find lol. I've got 4lbs I'm not even thinking about using cause it is so rare around my part of the country lol.
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