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    I just cast some 160 gr Lee 30 cal boolits with the ancient s/c mold that I have. I maybe cast 3 pounds or so. Then it got too hot to stay in the shed, with with the a/c on.
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    Cast a ton of .451”round balls that with a rich alloy and some extra coats of hi tek will be about .458” for triple round ball loads in the 45/70
    Now I need a lee 6 cavity .457 round ball mould to make this easier and make the balls a little larger.
    Cast a bunch of 405 grain for the 45/70
    Coated some 130 grain 9mm and some 198 grain 30 cals.
    Sized and lubed (for the non coated) all of the above

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    Switching between preparing a thousand once fired .32 ACP cases from Elite Reloading (sweet prices!), and sizing and lubing about 2K of Lyman 75 gr .32 acp bullets. I've been in a mouse gun phase for a couple months.

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    Full-length resized 90 pieces of 7.62x54R brass.

    I recently acquired a Finnish M39, to go with my 1930 Izzy 91/30. Of course, the chamber on the M39 is MUCH smaller then the chamber on the 91/30.

    Which means, all my carefully neck-turned, neck-sized, annealed brass for the 91/30 won't chamber in the M39.

    Which means I have to keep separate brass for two rifles that fire the same cartridge.

    Sigh.....
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    Loaded up 30 6.5 Grendels with 2460 & 130 Sierra #1728's.



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    Sized and loobed the aforementioned boolits.
    Probably won't be able to get out to the shed tomorrow due to the himacane.....
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    Loaded 100 Unique 44 Mag loads... I really like this load. It's a 240 grain boolit under 9 grain of Unique.
    I think of it as a medium load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44Blam View Post
    Loaded 100 Unique 44 Mag loads... I really like this load. It's a 240 grain boolit under 9 grain of Unique.
    I think of it as a medium load.
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    I just read an article written by Elmer Keith, in a 1957-ish issue of "Guns Magazine". He gave a load of 7.5gr Unique as a "heavy target" load.
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    just put some 357mag cases in the tumble polisher

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    Finished sorting 9mm cases by headstamp.

    Now on to loading up 130 DEWC in 38Sp. to use up that batch.

    Then it is back to 150 9mm 120 & 124 TC for some plinking rounds.
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    I hope you mentioned the bullets were over the powder. Kinda hard to ignite a bullet.

    Cast more 90 gr 9mm in my new Lyman mold.
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    I have a this hanging in there for the rest of the week so no casting until after Saturday. My stepson shot it yesterday and all the butchers are full and no room so it's in my shop. I don't mind because I know I will get some meat off it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMD View Post
    I have a this hanging in there for the rest of the week so no casting until after Saturday. My stepson shot it yesterday and all the butchers are full and no room so it's in my shop. I don't mind because I know I will get some meat off it
    I hope that you have a walk in cooler/freezer. After a little while in these temps and he will spoil quickly.

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    Cleaned up my casting area. designed and installed a new fume exuast system for the room. The 8 inch inline duct fan with 745cfm should give me a theoretical air change in the room every 1.5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grits View Post
    I hope that you have a walk in cooler/freezer. After a little while in these temps and he will spoil quickly.

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    I am in Northwestern Canada and it's just above freezing during the day and has been below freezing all night so he should be okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMD View Post
    I am in Northwestern Canada and it's just above freezing during the day and has been below freezing all night so he should be okay.
    Well then. Let em hang. Years ago dad killed one and he let it hang for a good week. So tender you could cut it with a spoon.



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  17. #6717
    Cut down 200 38 Special cases to 0.900" to load for competition. I'll be running the Lee 358-158 RF projectile for now. Might try some Lee 356-124 2R as well. Ran some of the 158's with 2.8 and 3 gn Clays and was moderately pleased.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookworm View Post
    I just read an article written by Elmer Keith, in a 1957-ish issue of "Guns Magazine". He gave a load of 7.5gr Unique as a "heavy target" load.
    I started my load development at 8 grain and did .5 grain increments up to 10 grain.
    I liked the 9 grain rounds. They let you know they are there, but are probably in the 1000 fps range. I'll know more soon - I just got a chrono.

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    Emptied the polisher, batch of 270 Winchester (future 8mm Mauser), 220 Swift and 6.5x54r m/s. Forgot them in the polisher for a second night of polishing. They be SHINEY!

    Then went for the last soft water sail of the year before dropping the spar and getting the boat ready for the marina boys to do there lift/bottom wash put on trailer routine.

    Great sail with the bonus of a B-17 cruising over head in the middle of the sail. It was heading east right down the middle of Lake Erie. Don't know where it was headed, I thought all the northern airshows were done for the year.

    Great day

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    I finished my 100 rd batch of 45ACP with 200gr LSWC, then I switched over to reload some 9's. I need to start casting boolits soon running low.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check