What did you do in the reloading room today?

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  1. Skeeter190

    Skeeter190 Life is good! Supporting Member

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    I can hear your gears turning lol
     
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    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Went and saw the fine people at Blue Collar Reloading and picked up some primers to keep the reloading flowing.
     
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    Bullseye Baldee No Plastic for me!

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    Old man match...single shot 100, 200, and 300 yards at DPRC.
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    Many might say that is just about my speed...lol!


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  5. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 Essayons! Supporting Member

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    Bought a grinder stand at HF for cheap and mounted my press to it so I can have a compact set up and load in the living room! The garage heat is killer.

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  6. two77

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    Sized, tumbled, chamfered and primed 40 .308 cases. Will be charging some Varget and seating some 168's and some 155 Amax tonight or tomorrow because I have a new AR-10 to feed.
     
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  7. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Did not spend much time in the reloading shack this weekend. I did manage to load 275 rounds of 9mm. My cleaning bench is occupied right now with a chainsaw that needs repair, waiting on parts (primer bulb and fuel line) from Amazon.
     
  8. Charlie R

    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    Finally finished new tops and backs for some cabinets salvaged from the destruction of my wife's office. (She doesn't need an office as badly as I need more reloading space) Will put electrical outlets in them next so that I can put the tumblers on top of them and keep them accessible 24/7. I hate multiple extension cords. At last room for more toys without losing my bench tops. Oh boy, where to start!!!!!!

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  9. Downeast

    Downeast Happy to be here

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    Got bored loading 6.5 Creed so I loaded up 20 rounds of 257 Wby for hunting. Nosler 100 grain BT's using Reloder 25. Running right at 3200. It was so much fun I may load another box or two today. :)
     
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    Loaded 100 rounds of 9X18 with 95 grain jhp.
    Time to warm up the Mak.
     
  11. Gear Head

    Gear Head Happy to be here

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    My garage is my reloading room so technically this counts lol. Started on a shooting bench because I'm tired of shooting from the bed of my truck

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  12. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Tumbled two loads of brass. First load was 45acp small primer, with some 450 Bushmaster, 44mag, and 460 S&W thrown in. Second load was 45acp large primer and some more 44mag.
     
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    Bullseye Baldee No Plastic for me!

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    Loaded some little tiny rounds.
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    loaded a few boxes of 20 ga today
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    I cleaned some once fired 9mm brass. Then I put the clean once fired 9mm brass in the five gallon bucket with all of the other clean once fired 9mm brass. Then I said to myself..."One of these days I'm going to have to reload all of this clean once fired 9mm brass.".
     
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  17. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Finally started loading some more .40s. Switched to Winchester primers. Forgot how much my press doesn't like them.
     
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    Loaded my first ever .223 rifle rounds recently using IMR 8208 XBR and Speer 55gr JHP projectiles. Went with 8208 as I've ready many good reviews about it being very accurate across a wide range of loadings and platforms. Only loaded 10 and only shot those at 50 yds but they all went bang and made some pretty decent groups. First group 4 out of 5 holes were under an inch with 1 flyer a little outside, but that was most likely me cringing on the first round hoping I didn't blow myself up. :D

    Second group of 5 at a higher charge weight stayed a hair under an inch so I can't complain too much. It was also my first time shooting my AR with a scope, so all in all pretty happy.
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    I recently had good results with 8208 in my AR. I bought a couple more pounds of it at the last gun show as a result.
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Loaded up 9 rounds of 460, using 49.0gn of H-110 behind Hornady 200 FTX bullets. I had 9 pieces of primed brass that I had pulled bullets from, and wanted to go ahead and use them.

    My H-110 load workup was from 48.5 to 51.5gn. I was just starting to see extraction issues at 49.5gn.
     
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    Set up my reloading bench back up. Far left on the L is the casting station then on the right side of the bench. Lyman 450 sizer/lubricator, MEC 600 JR 12ga, Dillion 550B, powder stand, RCBS RS2 single stage press. Then I reloaded some 12 ga1 oz loads with 9 ea .311 round balls and 6 ea .375 round balls that I casted for cap and ball pistols. 4c IMG_5240.JPG
    .311 round balls (.32 is 0 buck)
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    .376 round balls (0000 is .360)
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  22. Jerzsubbie

    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    I finally swung by Little Hardware down in Charlotte to check out their shop and grab some Lil Gun. I worked with Chuck and even though I only needed 1lb of powder, he invited me to check out the back room. They have on heck of a nice selection of reloading supplies! Not what I'd call screaming deals but very fair prices and I'll certainly be back. And some very nice tradesman quality and tough to find tools as well!

    I loaded up 15rd of .300BLK 147gr fmj w/ 15.5gr Lil Gun which thankfully meters SOOOO much better than H110 in my Lee auto drum, no more leaking. I'll be testing these out this weekend.
     
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  23. I_load_my_own

    I_load_my_own Happy to be here Supporting Member

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    REALLY:mad:
    I bought many a pounds of the 110 for the 300, knowing it leaks and all but thought that was just part of the game.. Uggg, Guess I will try the Lil Gun sometime 2 years from now when I run out...
     
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    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    I bought 4lb of H110/W296 but was getting major leaking out of both of my Lee autodrums, even tried different drum inserts and polishing. It's just a super fine ball powder and Lee stuff isn't made to that tight of tolerances.
     
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    I_load_my_own Happy to be here Supporting Member

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    I use the charge bar and it leaks some but isn't terrible. The drum did leak a lot more.
     
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    What’s your load for 100gr Noslers? Tried any 110gr?
     
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    H110/W296 meters extremely well out of my Redding powder measure and Dillon 550B. My best powder for full .357/.41/.44 Mag loads. Have about 1.25 left.

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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    I wasn't a big fan of H110, until I started working loads up in 44mag for a Desert Eagle.

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    Sofa King Much America right there!

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    { } Step One: Acquire materials for said bench therapy.

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    Timed myself loading 9mm on my SDB. Going at a brisk but steady pace I was able to do 93 rounds in 10min, so about 550rd/hour.
    Very happy with this rate of production considering I typically shoot 2-300 rounds each range trip.
     
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    Switched the press over to 9mm major. Loaded about 20 rounds just to double check PF. Now to find some range time
     
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    Finally figured out how much 45acp once fired brass I have sitting around. 5700 give or take a few. Time to fire up the tumblers.

    Terry
     
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    Was a slow weekend for the Toprudder reloading shack. I was only out there for a couple of hours, but I did manage to load up 300 rounds of 9mm, using up the last bit of Silhouette powder I had. I also got the replacement recoil spring guide rod that I ordered for my S&W 22A, so I was able the put that back together.
     
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    This week so far loaded up 120 rds of 55 gr FMJ in .223 for the wife's 1:14 twist AR, 60 rds of .308 Win 150gr Sierra Spitzers, 7 rds of 165gr Spitzers and 50 rds of .380 using Lyman's 92 gr LRN. Started to load some 8mm Mauser but stop when I couldn't find my trimmer pilot for it. Might load some .41 Mag tomorrow.

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    Since Friday...a lot. Haven't loaded a single round, but I built a dedicated reloading (and ammo storage) area. Small bench, lots of shelves, some new lighting, and the sweet (free) chair/stool I got from my mom. Still need to buy one more small light, then pics to come.
     
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    Finally loaded up some 30-06 (my first) for a 1944 Garand. I loaded some test rounds, with 147gn bullets, from 44.0gn - 46.5gn of H4895. Not looking for MOA accuracy, just something that I can shoot to 100 yards, maybe ring some steel, and cycle reliably. I only shoot this gun 3-4 times a year, special occasions.
     
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    I tumbled a few hundred 308 casings yesterday.
     
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