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

  1. Toprudder

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    Nothing special here, either. Just replaced the window AC in my reloading shack, the previous one lost its refrigerant after less than 2 years. Most manufacturer's warranties are only one year. Normally I don't get extended warranties, but with the luck I've had with window ACs over the years, I'm glad I got it on the last one. The new one (Frigidaire) has 5 years on the "pressure system" so we will see how long it lasts.
     
  2. Bandit67

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    Wet tumbled 120 .44 mag, about 50 .45 acp, and about a dozen .450 BM all at the same time. Put those in the Lyman case dryer then finished up deburring and chamfering 220 .30-06 cases that I trimmed on Easter.
     
  3. WelshShooter

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    Made up the fifty 223 rounds tonight. Glad to have finished work on time for once, giving me time to get some rounds made up.
     
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  4. Mowgli Terry

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    Well this was moment of truth day. My supply of bullets is limited, Only ten rounds were loaded. Before leaving for the range twenty additional cases were selected to be loaded for the match. Plans are to start from zero FL sizing, trimming and annealing the brass afterward. The recommend starting load from Ramshot had all the signs of being suitable for all North American game. The starting load was 31.5 grains of 5744 using a 400 gr, bullet. This should have given between 1300 and 1400 fps. Accuracy was excellent at 100 yards. Zero on tang sight was still in place. All is well. The balance of my rounds will be loaded this evening. The rifle is a Pedersoli 1874 Sharps. Those rifles are hard to beat.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    Sorry, I have not sent those loads over the chrono but I do have some W231 data.

    Using a MBC 124gr cast bullet with their Hi-Tek 2 coating and a CCI 500 primer:
    4.0 W231 with an OAL of 1.100" I got an AV of 1031fps
    4.4 W231 with an OAL of 1.100" I got an AV of 1088fps

    4.0 W231 with an OAL of 1.125" I got an AV of 1009fps
    4.4 W231 with an OAL of 1.125" I got an AV of 1090fps

    When I get a chance I'm going to test W244 and W572.
     
  6. Ghost In The Fog

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    Thank you for the info. Much appreciated.
     
  7. alfsauve

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    Sillly me, over the years I've thrown away the storage boxes that the dies came in. (I imagine a '70s Herter's box might be worth something now.). I've struggled with a way to organize them over the years. Acro bins worked fine in the cabinet, but now everything in drawers in the work bench and Acro bin were too tall.

    I discovered these drawer organizers at BB&B. Metal, sturdy, right height. Took a while to figure out the labeling. All good now, the OCD itch is satisfied, for a while.

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  8. murf

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    glock 19: 125 gn. pfp (plated flat point - cmj), w231, cci 500, 1.060" c.o.l.
    4.2 gn - 1049 fps avg., 33 es
    4.3 gn - 1071 fps avg., 46 es
    4.4 gn - 1095 fps avg., 52 es

    glock 19: 125 gn. pfp, 4.3 gn w231, cci500
    1.080" col - 1057 fps avg, 65 es
    1.070" col - 1068 fps avg, 43 es
    1.060" col - 1062 fps avg, 31 es
    1.050" col - 1081 fps avg, 13 es
    1.040" col - 1085 fps avg, 41 es
    1.030" col - 1080 fps avg, 41 es

    luck,

    murf
     
  9. Jeff H

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    Not much in the way of reloading, but now what the weather is breaking, I'm working pretty hard on unloading my brass. Currently cleaning out my bare lead inventory. Moving to plated or coated lead from now on. Have about 200 more 9mm, 2-300 38spl, and about 1000 45s to go.

    I go through a lot of 9mm so those will be gone on the next range trip. The 45s will be around for a while since I don't shoot it in competition, it isn't a priority.
     
  10. Legionnaire
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    Just finished loading 40 test rounds for my Defensive Edge .260. Lapua brass, 140gr Hornady A-Max, CCI 200 primer, 39.0-41.7 grains of Reloder 16. If I don't see any pressure signs, I may work up a bit further. I set them to magazine length, which puts them further from the lands than I'd like. May set up a small test to load singly. Really hope the RE-16 works well, as a temperature stable powder is welcome around here.

    Also checked water capacity of my once-fired 7mm-08 brass. Then decapped them and have them tumbling before neck sizing and reloading them.
     
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  11. TBL65

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    Recently got into reloading, haven’t loaded a single round yet but I’ve been slowly collecting tools and components. Gotta get some 9mm bullets, rifle powder, 223 bullets and headspace gauge and I should be ready to start loading my first rounds for 9mm and 223!

    Working on sorting some 40sw and 223 brass. The on to tumbling!
     
  12. LoonWulf
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    Got my motorcycle, and chop saw out of the way, so I could out my new Grendel stuff in my drawers...... Now to find my chair.....
     
  13. GBExpat

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    I built-up (installed ejection door, rear sight, forward assist) an A1 (Canadian C7 form-factor, actually) AR-15 Upper that I just received from Brownells.

    Hey, the 4" Wilton is mounted on the left end of the 8' reloading bench, so, technically, I am in the Reloading Room ... ;)
     
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  14. Armored farmer

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    I found myself home alone with a list of honey-dos.....but I ran out to the boar's nest, pulled the cover off the old 650, and stomped out 200 light clay target loads in case I get a chance to shoot soon.
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  15. tactikel

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    I cast 1200 boolits, a mix of 9mm, .40 SW, and .45 acp. Tomorrow I size and lube.
     
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  16. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Just finished sorting the brass that was picked up in my last two outings shooting a couple of handguns. Came home with more than that was shot.:) (Thanks to the non-reloaders, even some revolver rounds, 38 special, 357, & 45 Colt.)

    No, don't do it! This hobby consumes a lot of time!............. Enjoy the passion that may last the rest of your life!:)

    My lips are sealed!;)
     
  17. TBL65

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    I was also home alone and the weather here in Ohio is crap right now. So I’ve tumbled a couple hundred prices of 223 and probably 500 prices of 40. Just got done removing crimps from a couple hundred pieces of 223.

    I can say I enjoy it getting into the hobby. Ice always like shooting, have always been on the meticulously side and enjoy seeing progress and results. Even though I haven’t loaded a round yet it’s been fun and sometimes overwhelming learning all the info, collecting the tools and collecting the components!

    I’ve got quite the stock pile of 223,40 and 9mm brass to keep me busy for a little while! Need to work on stocking bullets, primers and powder while prices are reasonable and it’s available haha
     
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  18. ohihunter2014

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    Dried brass on towel and fan, finished finding the lands with the bolt lift method for my rifle and loaded 50rds of 223rem with 50gr v max and work ups of benchmark, h322, h335 for Nosler ballistics tips. The bad-I dropped a 25rd box of loaded ammo for load work ups, so had to pull them all because I didn’t know what load was what. Got the range bag packed up for a trip tomorrow. In the morning I’ll be loading 250 RMR 124gr Rn and BE86. Got 150 223 cases drying overnight and size and trim tomorrow.
     
  19. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    I assume you have access to range brass, that you can pick up for your own use. As you go through the process of reloading, you will learn that some are once fired and others have been loaded many times, seating primers is something that one can go by. You will develop a feel for the ones that seem to seat too easily and therefore mark those as something to recycle for cash at the metal buyers.
    Compared to you, I may be an old fart, but just another hint in your pursuit of enjoying this sport.
    Have fun and be safe.
    Welcome to The High Road!
     
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  20. Armored farmer

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    I didnt do my winter castfest.
    I am out of .45colt.
    Out of .390rb
    Low on .440rb
    Low on .454rb
    Low on .357 lnfp
    Next chance I get, Im firing up the production pot.
     
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  21. JimKirk

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    NOTHING!!!!

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  22. Armored farmer

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  23. JimKirk

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    Absolutely Nothing have I done in the reloading room ....the drs. won't let me do anything for six weeks... I got piles of .223 I "want" to load ....almost a thousand 357 SIG .... Probably close that in .38 Special .... 5/600 .380 ACP ... Some .25/06 & .243 Win & .270 WSM ......

    I got my C6/C7 vertebra fused , Cubital Tunnel Release & Carpal Tunnel Release .... Can't pick up anything over ten pound ...can't move my right hand but limited .....Can shoot anything at all ....

    So more less NOTHING ....! Except be on THR !!!
     
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  24. forty_caliber
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    Hang in there JimKirk. Doctors happen.
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  25. Legionnaire
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    Speedy recovery, JimKirk!
     
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