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Thread: What did you do in the reloading room today?

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    lol I ran a network cable from the garage to the house so I can have a wifi router in the garage. I was out of reach before.

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    I sized about 4lbs of cast .22 I'd cast for my Huben K1 pcp air rifle and annealed couple 100 22lr hulls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansedgli View Post
    lol I ran a network cable from the garage to the house so I can have a wifi router in the garage. I was out of reach before.
    Why didn't you buy a repeater?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 62chevy View Post
    Why didn't you buy a repeater?
    It was only $20 worth of cable and my trench was already dug out for power. My garage is tin so it struggles to get a good signal at the best of times.

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    Nothing this evening. Watching Star Trek with my wife. But my last night in there yielded about 1,400 rounds of 38 special with different cast bullets: 148 WC from my 10 cavity H&G mold, 158 SWC from LaserCast, Lee 358 105's, and Lee 356-124's. All but the LaserCast were PC'd and sized to 358. Two milestones: I finished by last of two 4 pound jugs of Winchester AA lite that I was able to obtain when I could find nothing else. Secondly, I crossed the 100,000 mark in the cartridges loaded in my log book. Oh happy day.

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    Not quite "in" the reloading room, but pertinate.

    I went out & did some ladder testing for accuracy with the missus LCR .357 using some lighter loads of .38. Found that 2.2 gr., 2.5gr. & 2.9 gr. Red Dot seemed to be the most accurate loads off the sandbags. Gonna repeat the test in a few days I think & also use the chrony next time, I think. Started to test some .357 mag loads, but instead of one of my bullet traps decided not to be able to take the stress of being hit after being used for 100-150 rounds over the last few times I used it. I just brought a lighter bullet trap backstop made of 3 foot long cedar 6x6s screwed together this time instead of one of the heavier ones that use that rubber mulch inside & this one split. I had a good time though.
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    Walked by on the way to work, but I'll be back there again tonight, yeah baby!

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    Today loaded about 100 slug cartridges (12GA) for training at the next italian championship...

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    Loaded up 100 test rounds of .380 for a Hi Point carbine with the 124 gr RN Lee and some Unique, Vectan A0, and Blue Dot for tomorrow's range trip. I also loaded a few with a shortened 358432 115 gr wadcutter to see if they will feed just for grins. It doesn't seem to care what I put in the magazine; as long as it fits in the chamber it feeds and fires.
    Back in the land of boolits.

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    Finished up 300 rounds of 9MM.
    Only have about 800 to go.

    Just waiting on the new N.O.E.mold to come in.

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    Spent a little time with a new mold. NOE 402-180-RN.
    Cast up 375 boolits. Now I need to finish them up.
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    Loaded a batch of 30-40 Krag and re-melted a 50 lb. block of range lead down into 2 lb. usable muffins.

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    I broke in my new lee 20lb pot and new lee 45 cal 255g mold. The pot smoked all the oil off for a good 15 min. What a stink. I made 10lbs of 50/50 w/2% pewter added.

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    I loaded some .303 British with donated .316" rn 175 gr. Sized the necks on some and didn't on others. Without gc I used 7 grs Red Dot. With the gas checks seated with channel locks on the unsized lla boolits I used 11 grs of Red Dot. I hope to try some out after supper. I can almost get my repaired arm up to the
    forend.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I loaded some .303 British with donated .316" rn 175 gr. Sized the necks on some and didn't on others. Without gc I used 7 grs Red Dot. With the gas checks seated with channel locks on the unsized lla boolits I used 11 grs of Red Dot. I hope to try some out after supper. I can almost get my repaired arm up to the
    forend.......

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    Please pass on your findings.
    2nd Amend./U.S. Const. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    "A man ought ta do what he thinks is best" - "Hondo" Lane.(John Wayne)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I loaded some .303 British with donated .316" rn 175 gr. Sized the necks on some and didn't on others. Without gc I used 7 grs Red Dot. With the gas checks seated with channel locks on the unsized lla boolits I used 11 grs of Red Dot. I hope to try some out after supper. I can almost get my repaired arm up to the
    forend.......

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    Take it easy on that arm. I pushed a shoulder faster than I ought to have post repairs and "re-healing" takes twice as long as healing. Sounds like a job for a shooting rest stick. But I too am interested in your RedDot and 303 Brit results.
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    Yes Sirs; I'm going to shoot one handed on the sandbags with the 7 gr load. This weak side shooting is weird but fun. I'm respecting the fixed shoulder!

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    Took inventory of my oddball cast bullets to see what obsolete caliber is next on my list to load. Looks like 7.35 Carcano is the winner this week. Ugh, that means I need to do some neck turning.
    Back in the land of boolits.

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    Spend the last couple days making 250 or so 357AR cases from 5.56 cases.
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    Since I finished up the .38-55 I needed to load I've started processing 7.62x39 brass. I have about 600 rounds of brass to work through and have about half of them sized, primed, and ready to load so far. 300 left to go. 100 of them are brand new Winchester cases and I'll load them with 123 grain Hornady soft points for hunting. The balance are once and twice fired Lapua brass will be loaded with 123 grain fmj's for target practice. These are all for my wife's favorite rifle which is an old Interarms mini-Mauser (Zastava mfg) that I bought over 30 years ago as a barreled action, and then glass bedded into a black Bell & Carlson synthetic stock, adjusted the trigger to about 3 pounds, and then topped it off with a Leupold scope. Nice little light weight hunting carbine that came out at 6 pounds total all up and ready to race. More than adequate cartridge for our little Columbia Blacktail deer.
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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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