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What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. JmacD

    JmacD Member

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    If you have a local vocational school that
    Updates, those are a GOLD MINE
     
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  2. Charlie98

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    They gave me a truck... AND an automatic weapon!

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  3. 270OKIE

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    Fixed Stock, 20in barrel, fixed carry handle, and a 20rd mag? Good ol M16A1/2? I can never tell the difference in a photo... I think the stock was slightly shorter/longer on one of them?
     
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  4. Charlie98

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    The stock was longer (I think) on the original M16... the A1 had the different stock and forward assist, among other things. A2 looked the same as the A1, but had 3-round burst and adjustable sights. All I ever had was A1's... 3 GM HydraMatics, and 1 Harrington & Richardson. I always grabbed the 20rd mags... when all the cool guys took the 30's. 20's were so much easier to work with....
     
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  5. 270OKIE

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    What???? 3 GM HydraMatics????? Oh boy I'd give my left kidney for one of those...
     
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  6. Charlie98

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    3360336... the serial number from my M16A1 in Basic. Yes, I still remember it.
     
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  7. kalielkslayer

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    I planned on loading some skeet loads after I went to the landfill. Part of the landfill stuff was to large tubs of old shotshell hulls.
    As I started to load them into the truck, I thought maybe someone at the club would want them Thursday. So I didn’t load them. When I got home I sorted over 2,500 cases after culling 500 or so. Found some interesting stuff; 300+ old paper Federal hulls, 400+ Win Super X hulls, a couple bags of 20 gauge wads.

    I kept exactly 25 Federal paper hulls, 4 AAs, 5 Rem STS.

    That tub has 1,500+ 12 gauge hulls and around 1,000 20 gauge hulls, 500 20 gauge wads.

    I hope someone wants them Thursday. If not, I’ll probably pull the Federal paper hulls out before I trash them.

    Then UPS brought me 100 160 grain .284 Nosler Accubonds, finalizing my 18 month search.
     

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  8. IALoder

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    After the reloading bench being the duck hunting and deer hunting gear "drop zone" the last two weeks of my heavy hunting, I decided to clean it off, move my duck hunting stuff, and put away my deer hunting stuff. Duck hunting has been great lately, deer hunting (bow) has been slow for me this year. After the bench was cleared off I loaded up a ladder in .308 with 175 smks and IMR 4064, I forgot how long the grains of IMR 4064 are! Then I loaded a ladder in .224 Valkyrie of Berger 80.5gr and H4895.
     
  9. 270OKIE

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    18 MONTHS for a 100ct box of Accubonds? Wow... You must really like them! I would like to try some Nosler stuff but it's sadly hard to find as I'm sure you know lol.
     
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  10. dartor

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    Glad I could help and that it works for you. I have two of the 20lb Lee pots, one for pistol alloy and one for rifle alloy. I saw ridiculous pricing on a heating element and thermostat shortly after I bought the pots. Went ahead and grabbed both of them to have just in case. Haven't had to use them yet.
     
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    Took apart the balance of the 170 rounds of 460 S&W and 454 Casull.
    Tossed the 460 brass in the wet tumbler.

    I need to figure out what these bullets are.
    All are 300gr
    The left one I believe is a Sierra and the middle one a Speer. No clue what the one on the right is. ADC48B70-8AB0-4DC0-BA09-9AA5D8CB1C5A.jpeg
     
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  12. 270OKIE

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    I think the one on the right looks kinda like a Speer JFN bullet. I have some 350gr .458 bullets that look similar.. I'll have to double check tonight and see.
     
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    Are those those half jacket Hornady ‘s? Or maybe it’s another manufacturer I’m actually thinking of…
     
  14. AJC1

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    Half jackets look like oversized gas checks. The bullet just looks weird. What is pictured is a standard jsp.
     
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    This pot was right around 20 years and God only knows how many pours.....
     
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  16. Appalachiannative

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    Trying a new recipe. Win AA hull, claybuster equivalent to AA wad fio616 primer 20 grains green dot with 1 1/8 oz Pb. 1200 fps 9500 psi from the Alliant website IMG_20221115_205734025.jpg
     
  17. 270OKIE

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    What size shot you running?
     
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  18. kalielkslayer

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    Aren’t the Fiocchi primers bigger in circumference?

    I’m really liking Win AA Superhandicap. Good velocity, lower pressure, readily available.
     
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    The one on the right might also be sierra (300 grain JSP)

    Bell case enough to easy seating tension not to deform that soft point.
     
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  20. 270OKIE

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    The Speer bullets are not quite the same, similar, just more of a jacket. I wonder if they are the federal semi jacketed bullets they use for 45 Colt loads?
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  21. Appalachiannative

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    #6 these are gonna be for squirrel hunting
     
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    I've used the super handicap it's good stuff but I'm running low on it. As far as I know the fiocchi's are the same size the box says 616 (209) on it and they seat just fine
     
  23. kalielkslayer

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    For some reason I thought I couldn’t use Win 209s in Fiocchi hulls?

    I stopped reloading shotgun 10 years ago and just got back into it 6 months ago. I’ve probably forgotten as much as I used to know.

    I have 500 Fiocchi primed hulls on the shelf. But haven’t used them because I waiting to get Fiocchi 616s to load them back up again.

    Just the other day I was thinking I could use Cheddites since they are oversized too. For some reason I had it in my mind that European primers were slightly bigger than American primers.
     
  24. Appalachiannative

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    These are win hulls with fio primers. So far they load fine maybe I'll take some hunting this week
     
  25. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Mmmmm…. Brunswick stew. Yum! I always like to add a little palmetto hearts to add some crunch and a slight bitter note. Tamp down the spice a little. I grew up making that for woods grub but we always used a .22 because of the shot being hard to dig out. Probably just takes an experienced hand. Good luck with the hunt.
     
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