Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Not today ... Last week !
45LC - PC - 200gr
Loaded 200 rounds of .45 acp then switched to .40 in about 10 seconds on the trusty LCT. Not as fast as a progressive but the rounds go together without fuss every time and it’s simple and easy to use. Love this thing.
Yours or did you purchase the bullets. Been itching to try powder coating but watching the YouTube I’m a little put off by some of the results. I cast and powder coating would be a next step.
I'm embarrassed to admit I started cleaning rifles and some needed it.
I fully prepped seven once fired Hornady 6 Creed cases from Factory 108 Gr ELD ammo. They are now primed and ready to load. I need to mount the scope on the rifle.
5.2 gr Trailboss with 255 gr bullets for 45 Colt was giving too much muzzle flip (5.5") for cowboy action speed, so I tested a 4.9 gr load and then loaded 100+ rounds until all my active, fired, Starline brass was used. Lighter bullets shoot low in my guns, but I may go back to 200 gr and practice how to sight for them.
I love those “lipstick rounds” made with bright red coated bullets and nickel cases!
Two hundred 38 Special loaded so far. Still have a few to go.
Revolver is S&W 637 Airweight snubby with 1.85" barrel. Conceals really well.
My son separated a bunch of brass from a couple of range trips this morning.
I started tumbling that brass this afternoon...one tumbler of mixed rifle brass and .375SuperMag, one tumbler of .44Mag and one of .45Colt. Ran them for three hours and then put them in containers for later preparation.
Tomorrow another tumbler each full of .44Mag, .41Mag and 10mm. Later tomorrow or over the weekend, a tumbler each of 9mm, .357Mag and .45ACP.
I may do some big bore revolver brass prep over the weekend as well if time permits.
Tumbler and primers on 200 rounds of 45 ACP, 300 9mm, 180 of 45 Colt.
Waiting for my bullets order.
I put together an R700 cast varmint 22-250 a year or so ago. '68 ADL action with a fluted stainless heavy brrl. Freeby 3.5-10X50 Simmons scope( parralax was completely wonky)that we went through,and a factory varmint stock donated by another friend. I had just started working up cast load with 55g bullets when another project took off.
So I'm back to the "Junkyard Sendero" program,haha. 10 shot groups @100 are cracking 3/4 moa and adding more juice(H4198) daily. Will keep running with this powder up until accuracy falls off,probably around 2800fps..... then switch to starting JB,book loads of Varget.
Nothing much lately. I did pick up some 224V Starline brass at the last gun show, so I decided to inspect them. Very consistent, all were exactly the trim-to length. I checked them all in the case gauge, and then ran the mandrel neck expander in all of them. I went ahead and turned the necks on all of them as well. I believe this is all the prep I am going to do for the first loads, I will anneal them after they have been fired.
I just got a new mold from MP-Molds. It casts a .432 caliber 240 grain hollow point. It’s a 4 cavity brass mold so it’s kinda heavy but it casts beautiful bullets. I cast just over 500 before my wrist gave out.
‘Now to size/lube them and I will be ready for load development! Productive morning in the loading room!
I casted 300 of the NOE 460-396 PB bullets for the 45/70. Powder coated them and loaded some rounds using 40.4gr of H4895 under 1gr of Dacron filler.
Pics my friend, pics!
For the past few weeks I’ve been loading up all the odd lots of bullets I’ve got. All the little boxes and bags of bullets of less than 100 count, in a weight and shape that I don’t have any other of. Dribs and drabs of this and that. Just turning them into plinkers for me and my family. Satisfying in its own small way.
Going to have to ease up on that though, because even those small loads are aggravating my reloading shoulder. So I’ve got a doctor visit in my near future. Doesn’t seem like I’m doing enough for it to be tendinitis or bursitis, so maybe something else going on in there. You fellas who have been talking about your shoulder issues, I bet you feel my pain.
I just got a Marlin 1894CB in 357 mag and I've been researching to reload for it. I have a Dan Wesson in 357 but I'm finding the OAL on some I've previously reloaded for the revolver wont cycle through from the magazine. The OAL on the reload that work are below the book specs of 1.590" and the ones that are to long are 1.643.So this is what I doing for reloading today.
Maynard, what bullet are you using? Seating to the cannelure should work.
Federal Cartridge Co. it isn't but over the last 4 decades I'm guessing I've shucked out about a canoe full of loaded rounds. .357 mag today.
One is a cast 358156 and measures 1.546" I'm finding is catching on the front step of the semi wad cutter, the next one is what appears to be a Hornady hollow point and your right on that one the bullets that are seated on the upper edge of the cannelure do cycle and measure 1.576". The same bullet not seated as deep (below the cannelure) measures 1.643" and wont cycle. Thanks for responding I've got some Speer 158 gr soft points coming and I'm making up a shell to use on my Hornady OAL gauge. the nice thing about this is the castaways will work in my revolver.I just checked my 38 special rounds for cycling All of them cycled with no problem including a flush seated wad cutter.
Loaded 300 rounds of 9mm with 124 gr RMR TC Match Winners and 7.2 gr of AA#7.
These came in the mail the other day. I’m fairly excited to play with them. They are 190 gr monolithic from Cutting Edge Bullets made for 10mm auto. I’ve gotten load data from them and have a thread from about two years ago from a 10mm forum with some interesting data. If I can hit 1150 FPS from a 5” barrel, I’ll be happy.
That’s an X-treme 180 gr platted FP next to it for comparison.
Today I started reloading 9mm for my CZ. I loaded up 16 with 3.3 grains and 16 with 3.5 grains of 700-x powder. I plan to go to the range tomorrow and see how they run.
They are individually CNC machined. Pretty hey?
Muddled over what powder to load the next seven 6 Creed cases with to continue barrel break in and sight in. 3 bullets and two powders, what to do.
I did at least get the scope mounted: Bushnell Forge 4.5-27X56.
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