Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jan 7, 2018.
Trimmed the 5.56 brass that I sized a couple of nights ago.
Loaded up 100 rnds of 9mm with Bayou coated bullets.
This batch caused me to hit a milestone in my reloading log spreadsheet. Reminded me of watching the old rotating odometers do a major turn.
On the one hand 10,000 of anything is "a lot". But I know it's small compared to what others around here have loaded in their loading careers.
Started tumbling last years range brass after sorting and depriming it earlier in the month. It will probably take a few days.
Loaded 150+ rounds of 9mm last night and finished my first pound of Sport Pistol. Still have around 4 pounds of W231, but slowly using more Sport Pistol for 9MM.
loaded up 10 rounds of .32 S&W Long with 98grain MBC Target bullets over 2.0 grains of HP-38
now waiting to test them tomorrow.
I haven't shot my 29 for awhile. tomorrow will be warm so i loaded 60 rounds. unique with 240 grain cast. gonna make some noise.
I've struggled a lot over the years when dropping coated lead with my 9mm Hornady bullet feeder die. Plated and FMJ were not a problem, but coated lead seemed to be sporadic at best.
Thought about trying a different die, but never did.
"No Luck" with using 38/357 dropper on coated 9mm.
(I freely admit the coated lead did not come from any of the well-known established sources. )
Anyway, I've finally decided the Hornady droppers are just too unforgiving when it comes to cheap coated lead. Going to try a different dropper.
Busy in the reloading room today.
Flared and primed 200 pieces of .44Mag brass.
Then I charged the cases with 10.0 gr of Unique and then seated 240gr coated LSWC.
The brass was primed on my bench mounted RCBS APS priming tool.
Flaring and seating was accomplished on my RockChucker.
I used my Little Dandy powder measure to charge the cases then hand trickled them to the desired charge weight.
I believe we chatted before about this while I was trying to get my Hornady die to work. As hard as I tried I never could get it to consistently drop 9mm plated bullets so I gave up. I went and bought an RCBS unit with the feed tube and all the plastic fingers. It's worked great for all plated 9mm and 380 bullets I've feed thru it. Don't know that it is any faster than w/o it but it is more convenient as I am using it in a Lee ABLP in the 3rd position.
Sounds like we were doing almost the exact thing. I've been shooting a lot of 9mm lately and suddenly had the urge to shoot a man's gun. the 44 hasn't been out of the safe for a year. shooting it today.
Decapped 70 rounds. Cleaned primer pockets and tumbled.
Neck sized, length checked, and trimmed the few that needed to be done.
Flash holes deburred. Weight sorted and marked the cases.
Reprimed, reloaded, ready for next months match.
I sized & expanded ten more 6 Creed cases, tumbled them, trimmed them to 1.910 on my old Wilson trimmer (Some of the brass from the once fired Hornady factory ammo were as long as 1.922), deburred/chamfered, tumbled, brushed necks inside (After the pic), and primed. I'm going to load five in steps of .2 with StaBall 6.5 to get some velocities, and five with the same charge of N-160 to shoot a group. All with Berger 105 Hybrids.
I need to load them, no hurry though, we have rain in the forecast for many days.
Wow! That case design sure has a sharp edge on the shoulder. Gorgeous, but I wonder if that will affect longevity ...... moving the shoulder back when reloading next time would appear to be harder on the brass than other shoulder designs?
Pray for just a little less rain....at least spread it out. Spring flooding isn't cool.
I was looking at the new .41 mag cases I got.
Waiting for bullets.
I did come across these while sizing a group of 30.06 cases.
2020-01-11_04-27-49 by poofy27, on Flickr
30 degree shoulder, doesn't appear "sharp" in person.
Hit the 1500 round mark today. I've been reloading since October 2019. All done on a single stage Lee anniversary kit press for the most part. I have my dad's old RCBS Jr press that I just started using on Christmas for seating and crimping. It's been a great hobby so far that supports my shooting hobby.
Resized, primed and loaded 100 357 Magnum rounds today. I'm also kind of excited for tomorrow. I try to shoot every Sunday morning or at least try to go 2-4 times a month. My step daughter was over today while I was running through my batch of 357. She wants to go with me and learn how to shoot. She was telling me she wants to learn and get her ccw.
I offered to let her try a few of my pistols and help her out. I guess I'm excited that she wants me to take her over her Dad.
Primed 50 cases of 6.5x55 Swede
Major moving day - We started swapping our master bedroom with the reloading room (which is the largest room in the house).
Don't know why they built the master bedroom with smallest room dimensions ... but our plan is to double the size of the master bath opening to the largest room now.
So I am looking at all kinds of temporary reloading set up while putting the combo bench build for Dillon 550/650 on the back burner.
Finished off my Universal powder loading 300 9mm rounds.
Model 29 you are going to make some noise and poke some large holes in something. WHAT A BLAST
Well since the gun show was a total let down, I tried my hand at Powder coating today. I had to buy another toaster oven since my freebie wasn't going to a high enough temp. After the new oven, I started rolling them out. Got 800ish done, and now I need to get them sized.
20 rounds of 6.5x55 Swede
Deprimed and resized 50 6.5 Creedmoor
Reconfirned OAL in Ruger M77 Hawkeye 280 Rem and TC Venture 270 Win.
Loaded some 280 Rem. 140gr Sierra GameKings HPBT and 145gr Speer SPBT.
Both over RL16 this time since RL19 was way less than spectacular in my rifle.
Yesterday did a caliber change on the 650 from 45 to 9mm. Also did a decent cleaning due to the 1500 45acp cartridges made. Must not have cleaned the case feeder in awhile as once I gout on the strip stool I realized that needed a good wipe down.
Filled my 8 primer tubes and lube a full ziploc bag of 9mm brass.
Going to lowes to buy a new water heater. Once installed it's time to crank out 1000 or so 9mm with 3.9gr sport pistol and some rmr mws
Got a new to me 1911 Commander. Caspian stainless frame and bits n pieces with a Colt light weight slide. Ported Grundhouser barrel and slide. It's a .45.
Thought I was done with handguns(got a buttload from 40+ years of shooting and acquiring) but this came along. Having 20# of 700X and some nice bullet moulds sorta swayed me? Anyway,already been loading up some target loads. Will hopefully get some practice in today. It's been awhile since shooting and really practicing with my handguns. Got an older,nice Bianchi #19 coming from evilbay. Here's a pic.
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