Quantcast

What have you done in the reloading room today

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

  1. Jeff Flannery

    Jeff Flannery Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    82
    Just got done reloading about 100 .223. 26grs cfe223 using a Hornady 50sp , then tumbled about 300 more .223 brass. Getting the media out of the primer pocket is a major pain but what's a guy to do??
     
    1976B.L.Johns. and horsemen61 like this.
  2. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2017
    Messages:
    454
    Location:
    Oklahoma, out in the red dirt.
    I stopped using corncob, and switched to walnut media because of this problem.

    With corncob I had to poke it out with a tool. With walnut, I just tap two or three cases together and it all falls out.
     
    WelshShooter likes this.
  3. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    5,189
    Location:
    Piney Woods of East Texas
    Use the finer 40/20 mesh media and you don't have that problem. This is good blast media not the scrap used for pet bedding.
     
    GW Staar and Texas10mm like this.
  4. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2019
    Messages:
    331
    Location:
    Indiana
    Poured another 7-800 44's today.
     
    1976B.L.Johns. and horsemen61 like this.
  5. MeanBean

    MeanBean Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2019
    Messages:
    25
    Picked up my new Canik TP9 elite today. Tested a few of my reloads in the chamber.. no plunk, no spin. Hmm. Made a dummy with a slightly shorter COL. Wouldn't drop in either. Apparently the chamber tolerances are a tad tighter than on my SCCY and EP9. Turns out it seems to like a little more crimp. Maybe I've not been crimping enough anyway. I must not have been taking the bell out all the way, because it still isn't "crimped", but it plunks right in and turns freely. So I ran the crimper in 1/2 turn and backed off the bullet seater, and proceeded to run em all again, checking them 1 by 1. All is right with the world again.
    Going out after dinner to put 100 or so downrange.
     
  6. Casefull

    Casefull Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,397
    Location:
    Sawtooths
    Loaded up some 6.5 Creedmoor for the A.R. 10. Dialing in a new barrel. IMG_2239.JPG
     
  7. Stew0576

    Stew0576 Addicted

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2018
    Messages:
    419
    Location:
    Southern tier ny
    KIMG0169.JPG Finally got my reloading room restocked and made up test loads for my 45 acp using both win231 and Longshot
     
  8. JimKirk

    JimKirk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,225
    Location:
    Nicholls,GA South Georgia
    Reloaded some 9mms Luger ..... Just happened to be my first ever 9mms ..... I been reloading since 1965 and have never reloaded 9 mms ....

    I have had 9mm dies for nearly 30 years ...sized a few "just to see" ....but never reloaded until today .....

    I bought a 9mm conversion barrel for my Glock 31.... from Brownell ...well it is Glock 22 conversion barrel ....

    Nice looking barrel ....nice black finish .....nice crisp rifling ..... Match chamber .... Will give a report as soon as I get a chance to shoot....

    Almost forgot 124 grain RMR MP over some AA#5 .....S&B SP primers...
     
  9. Tilos

    Tilos Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,281
    "Match chamber"...OK
    I have a Storm Lake 9mm barrel for my Glock 23 and have been loading for it for a while now.
    That aftermarket barrel has the "tightest" chamber and shortest throat of all the 9's I have, and has been finicky to reload for.
    I use it for my plunk test because of it's tightness and found some larger diameter coated bullets, combined with thicker walled range brass will not plunk.

    When I bought it, many other owners were complaining about that tightness and Storm Lake was offering a re-ream service upon request.
    I didn't have it done and now have to segregate brass by brand to load any larger than 0.356" diameter bullets and keep/mark that as glock ammo. :thumbdown:
    Let's hope your experience is different from mine...
    :thumbup:
     
  10. Mowgli Terry

    Mowgli Terry Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,322
    Location:
    Tennesse-former Confederacy
    Yesterday was the big day. The Master Caster was mounted on a wheeled cart. Being able to move machine allow us to stay away from the fire alarms. The Magma Star lube-sizer was mounted on the same cart. This is an operation where the devil is in the details.

    The lube-sizer came from an estate sale. I had asked if it could be dated. No, I was told. It could be eighty years old. That may be a record for longevity for casting equipment. Magma Engineering has to be as good to do business as anybody in the field.

    I'm going to try the first run of 45 ACP bullets at the Gizzer Match tomorrow. The oldest member was at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Everybody, take care and be safe.
     
    Toprudder, Bandit67 and forty_caliber like this.
  11. km101

    km101 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    503
    Location:
    Texas; The State Most Likely to Secede!
    Poured ~ 400 .432-180 HP bullets, then lubed them. I’m working up a load for my S&W model 69 2.75” carry gun.
     
    Bandit67, Casefull and 1976B.L.Johns. like this.
  12. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    59,038
    Location:
    Alabama
    Taking the bell completely out, or maybe a hair (.001) more is a correct taper "crimp", it isn't like a roll crimp. The case head spaces on the case mouth so too much crimp is bad. Look for another solution if you are having to move the case mouth in too much..
     
    km101 likes this.
  13. MeanBean

    MeanBean Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2019
    Messages:
    25
    I guess I'm just using the terminology I've gotten from my limited experience. I've read enough to know that I don't want a real "crimp" on these cases. My statement was actually that I had room to straighten the bell a little more and I still didn't have evidence of excess crimping. The tighter tolerances of the Canik chamber needed me to straighten out the bell more than the other 2 9mms I was reloading for. I plunk checked both barrels after I ran each bullet through again. I fired about 100 rounds out of the canik last night with zero issues. I appreciate the concern though walkalong, I just simply didn't clarify enough.
    Would have quoted.. still working on that one.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
  14. WelshShooter

    WelshShooter Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    499
    Took the reloading from out of the reloading shed and into the garden. Currently having a 35°C day here in Wales (that's 95°F for our friends across the pond!) which is 10°C hotter than our typical summer, so it's bloody warm!

    Decapped 100 x 6.5x47 Lapua cases using the Lee hand press and decapping dies. The old man has taken charge of the BBQ and I'll be decapping some 7.62x54mmR after food.

    20190723_181355.jpg
     
    Toprudder, kmw1954, Stew0576 and 5 others like this.
  15. km101

    km101 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    503
    Location:
    Texas; The State Most Likely to Secede!
    WelshShooter said:

    “Currently having a 35°C day here in Wales (that's 95°F for our friends across the pond!) which is 10°C hotter than our typical summer, so it's bloody warm! “

    My friend that’s just a normal afternoon here in Texas! We’ve had a cooler than normal summer so far......it hasn’t even hit 100F yet. We sometimes get to 105 by now. It makes A/C in the loading room a necessity!

    Stay cool and carry on!
     
    Blue68f100 and WelshShooter like this.
  16. WelshShooter

    WelshShooter Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    499
    I was waiting for it! :rofl::evil:

    It's quite humid too, reminds me of Florida. As we don't have summers like these all the time, and typical "rest of year" temperatures are just about in double digits, we don't have any AC at homes. Just in cars and offices (if you're lucky). Walking into the shed from out back was definitely hotter, don't think I would've lasted long in there!

    I managed to get 50 x 7.62x54mmR done before I called it a day and started on the whisky.
     
    Bandit67, tightgroup tiger and km101 like this.
  17. MeanBean

    MeanBean Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2019
    Messages:
    25
    I believe that I have found my issue. Without a doubt, I am belling the case too much. I don't think I have been removing the bell completely, because it was so prominent. Less of a problem on my sloppier chambers, but the Canik does not like them that way. I will reiterate that the re ran cartridges were not roll crimped.
    I will adjust my flare die on my next batch. And check
     
  18. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    59,038
    Location:
    Alabama
    Gotcha. :)
     
    MeanBean likes this.
  19. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    59,038
    Location:
    Alabama
    Excellent!

    9MM case lengths vary a good bit, so if you happen to use a long case to set the taper crimp, it may not remove all of the bell on the shorter cases, just something to check. I use not only a digital caliper to check flare removal, but magnification as well.

    From an old projector that was used with slides in the classroom, the old timers know what that is.
    Projector Lens.JPG

    The objective off of a scope that was bad.
    NcStar Objective Loupe - Pic 3.JPG
     
    czhen, km101, WelshShooter and 2 others like this.
  20. markr6754

    markr6754 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2018
    Messages:
    220
    This is a late post from the weekend, but I loaded another 100 380ACP w/VV N-320 under Berry’s 100gr RN HB.
    Also primed 366 .300 AAC Blackout cases that I’ve been working on for over a month. Summer and grandkids doesn’t give me as much reloading room time as I’d hoped. At the same time, I discovered that primer pocket swaging leaves a lot to be desired compared to cutting those suckers out. Makes for pretty hard primer seating...and I set off my first primer. My ears may still be ringing...hope that never happens again.
    For details...I used the Hornady Primer Pocket Swage die for 2.23/5.56. It’s possible that I created my own problem by cutting and trimming the cases to .300 AAC Blackout BEFORE running them through the swaging die.
     
  21. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    2,939
    Location:
    Piedmont/Triad, NC
    I bought this one at Lee Valley for $50.00 bucks. One of the best things I bought for my loading bench. Glass lens too.
    magnifier.jpg
     
  22. Cuz70

    Cuz70 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2019
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    Cotton Valley,Louisiana
    I use a toothpick .Works for me.
     
    Stew0576 likes this.
  23. Tilos

    Tilos Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,281
    Put the brass, just the brass, back in the tumbler after separating it from the media and run it with the cover off.
    The cases will shake violently and most of the media stuck in the primer pockets will dislodge.
    Me, I just use a universal decap die in the 1st station of my progressives for brass that's already sized/deprimed.
    :D
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
    Toprudder likes this.
  24. DazedandConfuzed

    DazedandConfuzed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    San Jose, CA.
    Just took my first stab at .50 Beowulf. 50 rnds. using Sierra 400gr.JSP, 350gr. JHP, and 300gr Hornady FTX. Kinda dreading the recoil from this rifle, but once I believe they're safe loads, I'll let my boys finish them.
     
    1976B.L.Johns. likes this.
  25. Jeff Flannery

    Jeff Flannery Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    82
    Thanks for the tip!!
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice