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

  1. forty_caliber
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    Setting up the LNL AP for a .45acp run. Will be running case feeder, Dillon carbide dies, case activated powder with .451 PTX, Mr. Bullet Feeder with bullet tubes. The usual fight ensued with the PTX but it lost after a while. Will be loading 500 brand new Star Line +p Cases with CCI LPP, 6.7gr of Power Pistol, and 230gr Hornady XTPs.

    Received freight and put away. 1000 Armscor 230gr .451 FMJ, 2000 once fired .45 LP acp cases, 8# Win 231, 8# Varget, 8# CFE223, 1000 Speer .308 165gr BTSP, 2000 .224 62gr BTSP, InLine Fab Ergo handle, and Lyman AA8 turret storage.

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  2. Reeferman

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    Get Hornady or whichever brand of spray case lube you want. Put cases in a large ziplock bag, give them a spray of lube and shake bag for a few seconds and cases will run through press like crap through a goose.
    Plus no worry about cleanup of cases.
     
  3. otisrush

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    My "reloading room" yesterday was at the range. Tested various loads, trying to settle on a Bayou Bullets load that works. (BTW - found it!) Great bullets.

    But additionally, as a result of recently acquiring a Colt 1908 in .380, my attitude to the empty .380 case has changed substantially. Whereas I'd find them occasionally and they were the bane of my 9mm-loading-existence, I now seek them. *AND*, for the first time, I found a cache on the ground yesterday - approximately 70 or so. Score!
     
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  4. kmw1954

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    Yes siree! My Witness Pavona 380 spits out cases everywhere. I seem to have about a 20% loss every time as I have no idea where they crawl off to and the lil turds are not cheap to buy either. But they sure are fun to shoot.
     
  5. RMH
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    If you are interested, I could send you a SFB of some 380 brass and a sample of the new RMR 95gr FMJ for your new toy.
     
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  6. Constrictor

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    I loaded 300 Smith And Wesson 500 Magnums from new brass.
     
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  7. Hillbillyz

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    Chased the cat off of the bench.
     
  8. Rembrandt

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    Stopped by the local Bass Pro with no intention to buy anything and found this Lyman tumbler on clearance, think I'm going to leave it set up just for cleaning suppressor baffles. Just when you think you've got everything you'll ever need....these retailers put tempting things like this out.
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  9. Mowgli Terry

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    Forty-four Special: All this is going on right now. The mold for casting the Kieth bullets was goofed up. There was a problem with one cavity or the spur plate was not right. Looks like another load of broke stuff off to Hollow Point Man for repairs and adjustment. The Lyman mold is worth saving. The bullets, those that came out right, fit the cylinders of my Ruger and Smith&Wesson's very well.

    Got up this morning and set up the 550 for 44 Special. Decided to start loading with Unique with Remington 44 Special brass and Winchester primers.

    Turkey Update: Plans are to make a call to the Wildlife Agency concerning the welfare of these critters. There may have been more than one hen. Question is where is the rest of the flock?
     
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  10. otisrush

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    Thanks so much for the offer! I'm good on brass - I already had some I'd squirreled away in case I found someone who wanted it. (It turns out that someone was ME!) And I ordered some 95gr FMJs from RMR.
     
  11. Jwbfx4

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    Loaded up some mid range 357mag loads today for the 1894 lever action. That gun shoots awesome with the 158gr coated Missouri bullet. Then was going to start on some 45acp target loads and realized I’m way low on brass. Looks like The Guy I use to buy from isn’t doing it anymore, so I’ll be searching around for some brass tonight.
     
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  13. Texas10mm

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    I sized 18 lbs of 9mm bullets then loaded up 200 rounds with the new bullet. I loaded four different COALs to test in my 9mm 1911.
     
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    26ECA8FF-B8D7-408B-81E1-787BA00EB5AD.jpeg BD7D8372-1AF7-4838-BA82-C3C03A82DA69.jpeg My newest family members are a SCott Parker tuned /single kernel scale coupled with a Bald Eagle Elec that resolves a hundredth of a grain.
    Loaded 100 hopefully Precision rounds for next weekend
     
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    If you zoom in closely you can just see the business end of a scale poking out on the shelf in the middle.
     
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  17. forty_caliber
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    I got started on the 45acp run this evening with about 150 of 500 rounds loaded. I have to say it was one of the most pleasurable reloading sessions that I can remember. The press is running like an absolute dream. Smooth as silk.

    One change from previous runs are the Dillon carbide dies. The radiused opening on this set make a huge difference allowing the brass to self center in the die regardless of it's relative position in the shell plate. Also the Inline Fab ergo handle makes more of a difference than I would have thought.

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    Hahaha! Thanks, Duke.
     
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  20. Legionnaire
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    My 22-250 brass and Ackley dies arrived today. Unfortunately, the standard dies won't be here until Monday, so I couldn't build the fireforming loads. * sigh *

    But I did get my bench cleaned off and ready for the next session.
     
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  21. tightgroup tiger

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    That's just entirely to clean and organized.

    I played with a hanging basket in my loading room.
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    I found this at Academy Sports, it's for in a gun safe. $16.95. They had three of them, I should have bought all three of them.
    11" wide, 9" deep and 6" high. plastic coated wire.
     
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  22. drband

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    Loaded 100 .45acp and 100 9mm.
     
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    Loaded 300 rounds of .308, .223 and 6BRA for an F Class match in the morning that I’m shooting with the kids
     
  24. Mowgli Terry

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    Finished up the first run of 44 Special. Probably go to the range after church to see if this stuff works. One comes in touch with exactly how big a Smith N frame is. Next week some time is going to be spent taking care of the twenty year old 550. Also, will get big scales going, as in replace battery, to weight lead and tin for another batch of alloy. Still waiting for the Master Caster. Weather is very nice for working out doors. Also, need to get ready for a black powder match on the 22nd. Then there's the lawn mower..... Being retired, the long underfunded summer vacation, allows all this stuff. Take care and be safe.
     
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  25. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Resting up this afternoon after a long day Saturday doing a gun shop tour in northern Pennsylvania.
    Stopped at Belding &Mull in Philipsburg, Grice's and Bob's Army&Navy in Clearfield and Elk County Arms in St.Mary's.
    My son bought a Taylor's 1873 Gunfighter in .357Mag at Elk County Arms...just under $500 out the door, tax and transfer. Really nice revolver with vivid case coloring.
    We were on the road for about 12 hours yesterday.
    Then spent 3-4 hours at the gun club today shooting handguns.

    I need to load the tumblers up and get some cases cleaned. Looks like I will be loading big bore revolver cartridges all week if we want to shoot next weekend. My son will be running the progressive presses this week after work to load .357Mag, .45ACP and some test loads for 10mm.
    My reloading will be done on the RockChucker...I just really prefer taking my time and loading on the single stage press.
    I will have to push myself a bit, though...We are nearly out of .41Mag, .45Colt, .44Spl, .44Mag and .45AutoRim.
    Fortunately, I am retired and the only thing keeping me out of the reloading room is laziness and two Labrador Retrievers.
     
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