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

  1. ohihunter2014

    ohihunter2014 Member

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    Feel better soon JimKirk
     
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  2. troy fairweather

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    get well soon, my dad had his fusion a few years ago. took some time to get back into things but he is fine now, hang in there.
     
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  3. Walkalong

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    Indeed. Be patient, and be a good patient.
     
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  4. GunnyUSMC

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    You’re doing good there JimKirk, you’re on your way to getting better.
    A little down time is always better then being covered with dirt. By the way. Nice dress. It matches your eyes.:rofl:
    In no time you’ll be at the range shooting some new reloads.
     
  5. Shanghai McCoy

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery JimKirk.
    (But don't rush it..) :thumbup:
     
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  6. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Get well, JimKirk!
     
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  7. Armored farmer

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    Wow
    The "??" Were more about what happened to you, than about reloading.
    I bet you're patched up now.
    Prayers for a quick and complete recovery!
     
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  8. Armored farmer

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    Remember, .22s are for recovery therapy.
    ....and no reloading.
    Dr Farmer can write you a prescription if necessary.
     
  9. JimKirk

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    That "dress" was designed by Paris fashion designer Seymour Hiney!!! One size fits all!!
     
  10. kmw1954

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    JimKirk, another take your time and mend well! We haven't shot in almost 9 months because of medical issues. After my open heart doc's wouldn't let me shoot for 3 months.
     
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  11. Charlie98

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    Get well JimKirk... though for the grace of God go I. My back problems are a little further south (L4-5, L5-S1) and my right thumb is about useless right now.. but it is what it is.

    As for the reloading room... retumbled, sized, and primed about 150 .45-70 cases, and worked up what I'm going to load to load test in the Pedersoli 1885. I have a dandy RN cast 385grn bullet to try, and I've got IMR4198, AA5744, and maybe even 2400. I did put the cart before the horse, however... and pushed in standard WLR primers, now that I'm doing my research I see where a lot of people use Magnum primers for 2400 in the .45-70. Well, we will have to see.
     
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  12. TBL65

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    Much appreciated advice and thank you for the warm welcome! I’d say 99% of the brass I have collected is once fired as it came from a local LE range. What isn’t once fired is the small amount of freedom munitions that I shot!

    All brass has been through an initial cleaning, will start de-priming some today! Oh and clean the house some so I don’t get yelled at for doing nothing while she was gone! Haha
     
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  13. Toprudder

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    Hate it for you! Get well soon. I’m glad you are at least able to get on THR and talk about reloading.
     
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  14. Hooda Thunkit

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    Washed and tumbled some 38Spl brass. I'm down to 100 loaded wadcutters, and 200 125gr light target loads.

    I need to load up several hundred more.
     
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    JimKirk, your own your way to recovery, just give it the proper time and care needed. I've been through 4 major back surgeries, so I know your pain.
     
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  16. ohihunter2014

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    Well My range trip was canceled and turned into working out, breakfast with the GF which turned into helping her with a few chores to buying a riding mower and going to 3 different stores, more chores, and then finally home at 930pm. I did wake up yesterday morning and crank out 100 RMR 124gr RN. I am down to about 50 bullets left and then ill order some more.
     
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    Get well JimKirk, Spock will guide the Enterprise crew until your return.




    I primed another 300 (mol) 9 Luger cases on my new Lee ABP unit. Initially had to fiddle with the "elevator" system to get it to feed properly, as it was not engaging to feed another primer from the get go. Got that sorted out and ended up with two sideways/crunched/boogered up- both were Winchester brass. Not sure what the problem was there yet.


    Also broke my ABLP after only a couple weeks of having it. The case pusher did not fully engage (?) and left a case on the feed ramp, which was directly under the top plate/frame. Brain fart moment and missed seeing that on the next stroke, and crushed a case- resulting in distorting the feed ramp. I tried repairing, but the plastic was to distorted to get back to proper operation. Thought to myself, if that part was metal, this probably wouldn't have happened... but then I told myself, "You get what you pay for".

    Ordered a new part from Lee. HEY! Apparently the part was free, except for $8 shipping. Ok...
     
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  18. TBL65

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    I was just looking at ordering some of RMR’s 124gr or their 147gr seconds!

    And USPS dropped off an inexpensive digital scale I ordered to try out!
     
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  19. ohihunter2014

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    Watch messing around with cheap digital scales. I tried two of them when I started reloading and both wouldn't stay true. I now use a Lyman Microtouch that's about 4yo and going strong.

    RMR is a great company to deal with and makes good stuff. I shoot the 124gr.
     
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  20. ohihunter2014

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    Well I am on a roll with this reloading stuff this week! I just ordered an Inline Fabrication Case Ejector. I have $30 from a cash back credit card and after loading almost 500 9mm the last few weeks I figured its worth the $ seeing how I only paid $10 of my own $ for it.
     
  21. TBL65

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    I definitely won’t fully rely on it. Got it more as a test to see how it works. Will back up the readings with my RCBS beam scale!

    Considering ordering a 9mm case gauge before I start resizing a bunch of my 9mm brass. Not sure I fully trust the using your chamber method. I did one case as a test and it slides freely in my g19 as does factory loaded ammo, then tried fire non resized some of it slides free others do not. Any advice here?
    Using Lee dies, screw in till it touches the shell holder then going 1/4-1/3 of a turn in per the Lee instructions
     
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  22. ohihunter2014

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    In the 200 or so rounds I loaded over the weekend I plunked them in my barrel and had one get jammed up but it fit fine in the case gauge. The plunk test with the barrel isn't just for resizing its for OAL too. Not all guns are the same and not all barrels are cut the same. I have a rifle that I cannot use any book OAL in because the bullet will hit the rifling. Google plunk test and try that. The case should actually make a plop noise when it falls in and it should fall out freely with no shaking. It should also turn inside the chamber with minimal resistance. Follow your die instructions and all will be good. :)
     
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  23. TBL65

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    Much appreciated, I will look into that!
    Just want to make sure it’s safe and reliable, I’d hate to resize a bunch of brass just to find out it needs to be sized more haha
     
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  24. kmw1954

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    This was one of the issues I had when I went to buy mine. Certainly would be nice if they diecast it like the carrier on the Pro1000. Next time I order from Titan I'll have to add the repair kit to the mix. Might not be Free but it will still be cheaper than the $8.00 shipping fee. Kind of like ordering with a hazmat fee.
     
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  25. NapalmMan67

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    The 3 cavity kit is $3 from Titan. I was going to order from them initially, but with just that kit and shipping, it was more than the free part and shipping from Lee. Definite advantage to piggy backing on to a bigger order through Titan.

    The other thing I thought would've been nice, is if that ramp was a separate part, so as not to have to take apart half the press to replace it. Oh well, will keep my fingers crossed I don't have this happen again.
     
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