What have you done in the reloading room today

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  1. AJC1

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    Settled on 14.3 grains of #9 under a 158 jsp as a deer load for junior. Loaded him up a box of 50 then did another 100 of 13.7 under my 156 cast noe. Almost done with my third pound of #9 and then I'll move on to testing SW heavy pistol. 20220919_102249.jpg
     
  2. JmacD

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    I woke up about 2 am heaving my guts out. And so… I was home from work today and felt like doing nothing. I did dump a bucket of random range brass in the tumbler. There‘a everything from 30-06 to 5.56 to 44 mag to 45 long in the conglomerate.
     
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    Hope it’s just food poisoning. There’s a flu bug out there that’s really unpleasant. A few coworkers have already had it and said it makes the plandemic seem like a chest cold.
     
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  4. AJC1

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    I received a sample of red dot to play with. Looking at the data it appears right around the same speed as tightgroup. The data I found indicated a load range of 3.0-3.8 with 3.4 being normal max and 3.8 being the top of +p in 38. My interest is to add this to my experience list and test drive the powder. I loaded the entire range in .2 increments. Being this is a 357 I figured it was a better choice than 45 because I have a huge safety margin +15kpsi. Is there anything spectacular about its performance in 45acp or should I just play in 38 to learn what I can.
     
  5. .45Coltguy

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    I have loaded RD for my .45 acp, just haven't had the chance to shoot those yet. It works splendid in the .45 Colt, I can tell you that. Haven't loaded any for .38 spl. May have to fix that.
     
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  6. Charlie98

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    It works quite well in .45ACP and .45 Colt… nothing to be afraid of.
     
  7. lightman

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    Just took the 6th load of brass out of the tumbler, separated the cases from the media and put it out on the driveway to dry. (hoping theres still enough Sun) About the 2nd load I found a 9mm case that snuck in and nested in a 44 case. :( A dental pick works well for this! But it kept my 44 case from getting clean on the inside! :(
     
  8. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Red Dot and Bullseye are my goto powders for .45ACP. The same charge for cast and jacketed: 5.0gr powder for 230gr bullets.
     
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  9. AJC1

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    It's a small container not a pound so I was checking to see if I was missing out. I would get an 8 of promo if it was local supposed to be the same.
     
  10. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Almost. Promo burns better at low pressure than Red Dot - it’s got some different inhibitors in it but I’m not sure which ones exactly - and it fills a volumetric measure more nearly evenly. I tend to prefer Red Dot because I am a strange duck - I prefer 1 pounders (Promo only comes in 8’s) and for me Red Dot burns a little cooler.
     
  11. Unclepablos

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    Loaded 100 rounds of 20 gauge #7 1/2
     
  12. IALoder

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    Sorted and put away the brass I tumbled yesterday. Pulled 45 pcs of.308 Hornady match headstamp for 155's and N150. I believe this will be the last firing for these cases, a semi auto .308 really beats up brass!
     
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  13. 270OKIE

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    Yeah but it's really fun to shoot semi auto 308!!!!
     
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    Yes it is!!!
     
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    All I did was to cheer when I got a shipping notice for bullets from a June order.
     
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    Separated .223 and .40 S&W brass after tumbling. When I say separating, I mean pulling the .40s off the bases of the .223. The Zilla I use for media is small enough to get in the very small gap between the two, making it hard to get them apart!
    Every .223 case had a .40 stuck on it's base. Every one. :cuss:

    Note to self. Do not Tumble.223 & .40 together again.
     
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    My wife would like us to drink fresh ground coffee. I read online such a thing takes about 12 grams of beans per every 8 oz. So I brought some beans into the workshop to weigh beans and convert grams of beans to volume this morning, while the rest of the house was sleeping.
     
  18. Blue68f100

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    It can be done but you have to add the larger cases first and let them run so they get filled up with the media before adding the next smaller size. Once a case if filled another one can not slip into. It's best to separate the brass and clean in batches the same size.
     
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  19. AJC1

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    The same exact thing happens to 35 caliber cases and 223 except the 357s eat the 223 neck first and neither gets cleaned.
     
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    I loaded the last of my test rounds for HS-6 and 125 grain 357 Magnum cast bullets. Max is 12 grains from my Lyman cast bullet manual substituting 120 grain cast bullet data into 125 grain application. I stopped short of that just a bit. If HS-6 will group with this bullet, it will be near max.
     
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    Sorted the brass from the tumbler... shiny brass makes my heart go pitter-patter...
     
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    In my experience, HS-6 prefers heavy for cartridge projectiles.

    Good luck.
     
  23. DesertFox

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    The results of tumbling 9mm and 10mm brass together can be even more frustrating...
     
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  24. lightman

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    I know thats right!
     
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  25. lightman

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    I just emptied the last 2 loads of brass for this operation. These were nickel cases that I dry tumbled. I also finished sorting the 44's by headstamp and separated the nickel 38's from the nickel 357's. I'm not sure if I will sort the 38's and 357's by headstamp or not. Probably will.................. I rather enjoy sorting and tumbling but I'm also glad to be nearly through!
     
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