What did you do in the reloading room today?

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  1. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    I claim to inspect my brass, but one time I found a split case that failed the case gauge. Either I missed it earlier in the reloading process, or it may have split during bullet seating.
     
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  2. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    I cut the head end off a .40 Smiff case and used it as a coupling in my AC 3/8s refrigerant line. I figure it's good to at least half of Saami-rated pressures :D
     
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    I loaded about 500 rounds of 38 special the past two days, since it has been to hot to do anything outside.
     
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    Last week order some Hornady 30 cal 125 grn MP and SST bullets for the 300 BO and 4 MTM cases for a small rifle.
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    20 - 204 Ruger with 32 grn Nosler Varmint bullets
    20 - 300 BO with Hornady 150 FMJ and Shooters World Blackout powder
    20 - 300 BO with Hornady 125 Match Point with IMR 4227
    20 - 300 BO with Hornady 125 SST with IMR 4227
    This is the first time shooting any 30 caliber below 150 grn and using IMR 4227
     
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    ncav8tor Well-Known Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Roll sizer will eliminate that...yes, I am an enabler


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  6. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I have some new star line brass that I still case gauge.
     
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    Loaded another thousand rounds of 9mm
     
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    Loaded tge last if my 115gr berrys for 9mm. 134rd. Might be the last 9mm I load for sometime as its so damn cheap. Got 223 lined up next...
     
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    Loaded 3,000 Blue 147 RN, 250 Berry 147 RN, and 650 or so Blue 147 FP. Used my Dad’s Dillon 650.

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  10. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Loaded 50 H&G 68 clones from an Arsenal mold over various charges of CleanShot.
    Got irritated, ordered an RCBS seating die, I'll pull the stem from the old Lee and use it to crimp.
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Loaded 34 rounds of 460 S&W. Hornady 200 ftx bullets, 49.0gn of H110 powder, Starline brass. Those are the last of the 200 ftx bullets I have.

    I will try the 300gn Speer Deep Curl bullets next - start low and work up!
     
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    Bullseye Baldee No Plastic for me!

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    We need to go unload them!
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    I knew that would perk you right up!! :D
     
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    Trying some 150gr 30-30 in 300blk. They do manually feed just fine so will probably work ok.

    In the pic 150gr, 180gr, 245gr

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    I had a problem with the one on the right feeding in the 300. I had to seat it as long as possible or the front of the bullet would catch the bottom of the feed ramp.
     
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    Working up a new load for my 9mm steel challenge guns. Wanting to find a super soft shooting load. Bought some N320 to try out this time. Have some 115gr blue bullets on the way as well.
     
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    Been lazy in the reloading room. So contacted Outdoor Dynamics (Butter). Picked up 1000 147gn at a good price. If anybody doesn’t have the time or out of reloading supplies give Butter a shout. [​IMG]
     
  18. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Tumbled some 30-06 brass, then lubed, resized, and trimmed. First time doing production work with my new Lyman brass smith trimmer. Once I got my technique down, it went really fast, glad I bought it. I would say that I am kicking myself for not buying it sooner, but I can’t, because I couldn’t, since it just came out.
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    Tumbled, sized, trimmed a couple hundred 30 carbine cases. Sadly, the Lyman trimmer won’t work on straight-walled cases. Used the Lee trimmer setup in my case prep center.

    I also installed a Marbles sight on my old Win ‘94. Can’t wait to get it out to the range to get zeroed.
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    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Supporting Member

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    2400 .40’s made, case gauged and boxed ready to go.
     
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    Filed the crap out of the feed ramps
     
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    loaded up afew boxes of slugs 12ga
     
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    Camp Perry is right around the corner so I started loading ammo for service rifle week.
     
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    I've seen others who have made their own custom reloading labels, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. I used Publisher and a business card template that measures 3.5 x 2 inches.
    Front side, then back- these are intended to be inside the box o' ammo.
    label front example.JPG label back example.JPG
     
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    That is great!!!
     
  26. KnotRight

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    Worked on a couple 1 gallon baggie of brass that I picked at the range yesterday. There was a bunch of 280 Rem brass. I do not ever think that I have seen that caliber out there before.
    Also, wanted to get 40 to 60 rounds of 6.5 CM loaded to site in a scope. Most of the brass was from the range pickup that I FL sized and trimmed. After 40 rounds were loaded some rounds would not fit into a case gauge so I pulled about 8 rounds apart. Then resized them in a SB side along with the rest of the 6.5 brass that I picked up.
    Word to the wise, any bottle brass that is a range pickup that can be fired in a semi-auto or bolt gun should be first time sized in a SB die IMHO.
     
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