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  1. #8461
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    I'm just working through all my .38 brass, 4k of the little buggers all shot and need processing. I am a big fan of single piece processing and I like to sip a beverage while listening to music while reloading. SWMBO thinks I spend more time in the 'shop' than inside.

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    I set up two small pet feeders, one on each side of my progressive press. Left side is for boolit feeding, right is for case feeding. This should make more of each available without taking up much of a foot print. It also keeps the components covered and dust free between sessions. Tape labels will remind me what brass and boolit are set up.

    I also mounted my new Lee APP on the end of a 2x3. I'd used the same before with a Lee Reloader press. The same bolt hole pattern made it an easy changeover. I used the Reloader press upside down for boolit sizing and will do the same with the APP. With a couple clamps, I can set up most anywhere, useful on my deck where I coat and bake my boolits, as I can size one batch while waiting to complete the bake on another.

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    loaded up 48 x 45-70 with lee 405gr boolits .now i have got to do some casting as ive run out of boolits .

  4. #8464
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    Loaded 100 308s for a range trip on Monday... Amazing how fast a pound of powder goes when you're throwing 41.5 gains at a time!
    WWG1WGA

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    Nothing. I spent 8 hours building stuff from Ikea for the female unit. Im sore.

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    Looked in its direction while doing chores. But it’s a 3 day weekend.........


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  7. #8467
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    Sorted out the zinc and steel from the lead in my last hundred pounds or so of wheel weights.

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    Cleaning brass
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    I loaded 150 .410's with 7.5 shot. MEC 600 Jr.
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    ~Ben Franklin

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    I welded some extra legs to my turkey fryer, and made two more bed frame ingot molds. Also turned a sprue knocker! Oh! And went lead mining and got 175lbs of range lead (that’s dirt and all-should give about 110 lbs of ingot lead).
    Just knowing enough to do it, is not enough to do it right! -Taz

  11. #8471
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    Reduced 4 buckets of wheel weights into this:
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    Got 140 of them. Used a whole tank of propane.

    While at the same time casted about 34 pounds of lyman 358429 with my 4 cav that i got in a last month.
    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

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    Continued sorting and smelting wheel weights so far 650# COWW and 325 of soft Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by cast_outlaw View Post
    continued sorting and smelting wheel weights so far 650# coww and 325 of soft Click image for larger version. 

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    wow!!
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  14. #8474
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    Melted and alloyed 200 lbs of lead wool rings and sheet lead on a vintage Coleman Handy Gas Plant. Don't have Coleman fuel so I used the last of my mineral spirits and some ethanol free gasoline. That sheet was 72lbs so I c-clamped it and hung it off the cherrypicker lowering it in as it melted, I thought that was pretty clever! While I was waiting for the lead to melt, I casted 50 Lee 7/8oz 12ga slugs.

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    Just finished sorting a double handful of wheel weights and a double handful of range brass. Just busy work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazlaw View Post
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    I welded some extra legs to my turkey fryer, and made two more bed frame ingot molds. Also turned a sprue knocker! Oh! And went lead mining and got 175lbs of range lead (that’s dirt and all-should give about 110 lbs of ingot lead).
    Those look good! You will have a stash built up before you know it.

  17. #8477
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    Modified a couple of recently acquired LEE Collet dies.
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    Never had the top pop out, I had the 3/4-16 bolts so why not?

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    Lubed up 100 Lee .38 wadcutter, primed 100 .38 cases and loaded up 50 H&G #50 wadcutters over 3.2g of 700x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screwcutter View Post
    Modified a couple of recently acquired LEE Collet dies.
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    Never had the top pop out, I had the 3/4-16 bolts so why not?
    Haha. Good deal.
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    Got blister on hand from sizing and depriming about 2500 pieces of 45acp, and separating out a sfrb of small primer.
    Just knowing enough to do it, is not enough to do it right! -Taz

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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