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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. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm annealing cases, taking a break.
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  2. BushMaster-15

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    Did you insulate ceiling and walls under drywall ?
     
  3. BushMaster-15

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    Well knocked out a few 68 & 69 grain 5.56X45m's and have set up a spare set of Dies for doing 77 gr. loads . I've never run anything heavier than 69 gr. SMK before . Next up weather permitting breaking in 6.5 CM and either adjusting or tweaking cycling issues IF I have any ,along with getting some once fired Norma brass , so I can setup the Dies and start going down that rabbit hole :uhoh:
     

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  4. drband

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    The ceiling and walls were already finished, but the room holds heat and cool fairly well in all seasons. The weak link was the garage door and no weatherstripping.
     
  5. sisyphus

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    100x 357 mag 158gr RNFP sitting on 12gr AA9
     
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  6. AJC1

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    Do you get a lot of unburnt powder with that load. I always seemed to have a ton in the lower loads.
     
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  7. sisyphus

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    I only recently started using AA9. I shot this load once and recall liking it and thinking it was dirty, but all my 2400 loads were dirty so it didn't really bother me.
     
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  8. lightman

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    Love 2400 but it is dirty!
     
  9. AJC1

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    I run my cast noe 154 drops 156 right at the Lyman max of 13.7 for a 158. Accurate and clean. Most mag powders need the pressure in the 30k+ range to clean up.
     
  10. AJC1

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    Well after being on my death bed yesterday, sicker than a dog, I woke up this morning and rejoined the living. I got my crap together and built my first 30-30 reloads. The Lyman manual had two powders imr-4198 and 4227 that performed best in their tests with a 170 class bullet. I've got two pounds of 4227 with no other purpose currently so that was my choice. 16.5 grains was the "best tested" for the 170 so I started there and went up by .2 grains till my box was full. I kinda expect unburnt in the starting charge but it was much better in the 308 than the 357 both in rifle. I expect to burn this up, and move to 4198. 20221128_102948.jpg 20221128_120622.jpg
     
  11. Soonerpesek

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    Glad you are feeling better.
    I always enjoy your kitchen counter charging station pics.............:)
     
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  12. koni

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    Cleaning up in the reloading room / garage neighbor stop by and drops off some goodies he had while cleaning out his garage. DC502B6C-1893-4444-9530-3176D8743670.jpeg
     
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  13. sisyphus

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    another 50x 357 mag and done for the weekend
     
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  14. Walkalong

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    Tumbling cases I forgot to put in this AM. Sigh. Meant to be trimming tonight. :)
     
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  15. JmacD

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    My daughter is sick. And I’m fighting it. So all I did was pickup shell holders and spent primers from off the floor from the runaway tire Friday.
     
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  16. AJC1

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    I had the sickness and it was a reconing, I pray you a speedy recovery
     
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  17. 270OKIE

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    I hope they were all the same exact primers cause that could be a recipe for disaster...
     
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  18. IALoder

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    The wife wanted to shoot her deer gun, so we did a quick range trip. She took her 15 min break and came to the range (the range is 2 min from her office). She shot twice, and they were touching in the bullseye. She said "perfect!" and was done. I put everything back in my truck and did some brass chicken work, lots of LC .223 and .300 BO!

    This evening I deprimed and removed th on the .223 range brass. Then did a quick wipe down of my bench, and cleaned/lubed my press.
     
  19. 270OKIE

    270OKIE Contributing Member

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    Just ordered this stuff on GunBroker!
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  20. Walkalong

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    I got the 6 dasher cases out of the tumbler, brushed all the necks via my mini lathe (So nice to have power in the work shed finally), then expanded all the necks with my Sinclair nitrided .241 expander.

    Since I changed the neck bushing this time, I checked concentricity at each stage (fired brass, sized brass, expanded brass) to make sure I was still OK. Yep, good to go. :thumbup:

    Well, still have to seat bullets, but I'm not changing anything there, so I should be OK there as well.
     

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  21. SingleActionAndrew

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    VVN310 and 185 JHP Nosler, cal 45
    VVN330 and 230 FMJ Hornady, cal 45
     
  22. AJC1

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    Kids will get you... I was fine washing like a boss, haven't been sick in years and boom...
    Washing hands and cleaning your work space is important in Reloading as I don't want to cook, (I cook every meal in my house) with loading or casting anywhere near food for any list of reasons including but not limited to lead exposure. As one can easily observe I measure powder on my kitchen counter, I wipe down powder, seat bullets, go back in wipe down the counter again and wash hands... clean is good for meals and reloads...
     
  23. NR53

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    Loaded 50 rounds of 6.8spc:

    Federal brass
    Speer 130 grain SPFB hot-cor
    AA2200 powder
    CCI 450 primers
     
  24. Seedy Character

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    Getting closer to having my reloading room set up.

    Makes it difficult when 30 minutes work and you're winded. Takes an hour or more to recover. Got 4 moving boxes unpacked and organized on shelves. Maybe get bench moved in Saturday.

    Not any hurry, but it feels good to see some progress.
     
  25. AJC1

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    If you can clamp your press and use it for a session, that let's you move it if not perfect without a bunch of holes. Work flow can save a bunch of time and just make the job much easier. A chef spends a bunch of time on this in their kitchen, and this is bread and butter in any assembly plant.
    Adjusting the height of your workbench is very important as well.
     
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