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    Wash day at the brass factory. Most of the week has been wash day.
    Working out what recipe of dawn and lemishine, weight of pins, and run time yields an inside and out polish for the least run time.

    So far 800 of 38 special, 160 of 45 colt, and tonight it will be at least 500 of the .223 brass getting their turn to wash up for science.

    Then I'll add another pound of pins and repeat same weights/amounts and caliber of brass.
    I want to know if spending money on more pins is worth it in terms of how short can my run be and get the job done. I have a lot of brass sorted by caliber and head stamp, be nice to know if adding pins allows me to do smaller sorted batches fast enough to be practical.
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    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
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    Bought the Caliber Quick Change for the 550C in 380ACP. Got it set up with the new style dies from Dillon as well. So worth it to just have the complete tool head on a stand ready to go. Now I need a mold for the 380. And more lead. And more brass. And more...

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    A great old war horse. The Pacific DL-155.
    Been so busy with other projects its taken me two months to have the time to get this puppy up on the work counter and go over it to see what is what. Anyways, just got this puppy cleaned up. Had to replace a few roller pins, but so far nothing else. It is set up for 16 gauge, so sometime this afternoon I'll get up a recipe for some 1oz. loads an see how it loads'. Got this and a Ponsness Warren from a member, and was amazed that they use the same powder and shot bushing so I didn't have to go through an order bunches of new bushings. I've already got 40 powder bushing for the MEC's and BPI has a adapter under $10.00 that allows you to use your powder bushings in the Pacific an the PW.
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    Loaded 50 x4570 cases with 405 gr boolits .roll on Sunday .snow day today .

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    Still processing pistol brass. Found a couple more tubbs of 45's and finished sizing them last night. Will be tumbling 45's all day today and prolly start sizing another caliber today, while the tumbler is running.

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    Been stockpiling .457 pure lead round balls for my cap & ball revolvers, cast about 1500. Have 120 pounds of pure lead to smelt and pour into ingots today.

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    Another snowday so I loaded a 100 x 357 mag ,hope the snow goes soon or there will be no shooting on Sunday .

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    Weighed, sorted, bagged and labeled 1133 45/70 boolits in 500gr spire, 500gr rn, 475gr rn GC, 405gr RF

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    Got a couple of rods out and went crappie fishing. Did pretty well, too!
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    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom W. View Post
    Got a couple of rods out and went crappie fishing. Did pretty well, too!
    They are biting here too! Had a fresh mess for supper last night.

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    Got a buddy coming over this afternoon to cast. Have 2 new to me molds to try out. Have one last batch of 45 cases drying and waiting to be sorted and stored away.

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    I shot up about 60+ rounds of 8x56R, today I annealed the brass dried them, and now going to reload them. I'm using lead .338 bullets with gas checks, and powder coated resized to .334 after the PC to about .335 or so, these guns are a blast with out using 1938-39 German ammo.

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    Sorted out things I won't likely use , cleaned up a little .

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    Loaded fifty 45/70 and 100 44 special

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    I Loaded a couple hundred 41 mag with a 200gr SWC this afternoon for the Henry, with 5.2 gr. red dot.

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    Powder coated 500 124gr 9mm boolits with Smokes signal Blue

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    I started making some food for my 41 Magnum Click image for larger version. 

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    kids that hunt and fish dont mug old ladies

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    Gazed at a savage 110 LA in 308 wondering what it could become. Sick of 308.

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    Got a new 38/357 die from a member for the loading room. Had about a hundred empties of 38 spcl sitting in a box for the last 19 years that I just new I would get around to doing something with it at some point when I got around to getting some dies for it, well it happened today. Got out the SS pins, rounded up some 44 mag dirty brass to go with the 38's and got them all cleaned up. Dug out some books and decided on a light load for the 158 grain lead round nose from Hornady. These are for the Derringer, so not going to make them too feisty with that small a gun. Using CCI 500 primers, RP nickle brass, 3.8 gr of Unique and the Hornady lead round nose and that should be good for hitting the target at 12 feet. Here ya go: Ya, Ya I know. Gotta start using that other phone with the better camera in it huh.













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    long over due cleaning
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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