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    Didn't do any reloading but did empty a couple of boxes of 9mm and 45acp that I cast and reloaded
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    I processed some bees wax and pine tar

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    prepping some 303 brit brass for snake shot loads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    Finished and installed another shelf unit to store coated bullets on
    Very nice. Never can have too many shelves

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    Thanks, soundguy, guess yesterday was my day, got the shelf finished and installed then my neighbor called and asked if I wanted a reloading press he found. [He breaks into houses for a living (works for the mortgage companies maintaining and cleaning forclosed properties). A couple drops of KROIL and it 's smooth as butter.





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    I have one of those RCBS JR3's that a friend gave me. Use it quite a bit for sizing.
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    IUblike me it just needs some use/limbering up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whisler View Post
    I have one of those RCBS JR3's that a friend gave me. Use it quite a bit for sizing.
    I've used one since 1979 and still going strong. The only issue I had with it was the primer holder broke a couple years ago but a couple emails to RCBS and new one FREE OF CHARGE arrived in the mail less than a week later. Now that's customer service!

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    Deprimed and ss pin washed a bunch of 45 and 9mm brass
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    Disassembled 20 450 nitro express loads that were a little too hot for plain bases bullets.
    Last edited by 15meter; 07-31-2017 at 10:29 PM.

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    Processed 100lbs of range scrap into just under 80lbs worth of ingots. Have some brass in the wet tumbler and cleaned the filter from the dehumidifier. Later on might organize alittle.

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    Cast 200 lead round balls for an experiment.

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    I loaded some very light 12 gauge black powder loads with card and fibre wads and then filled with confetti. A friend is hosting a big family wedding on his 10 acre property this coming weekend and he was asked by the mother of the bride if he could arrange to fire some blank confetti loads into the air during the festivities. This was a first for me and I wasn't sure about what to use for a powder charge, so I gave him a few of each loaded with 15, 20, and 25 grains of 3F so that he can test a few first ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Al View Post
    I loaded some very light 12 gauge black powder loads with card and fibre wads and then filled with confetti. A friend is hosting a big family wedding on his 10 acre property this coming weekend and he was asked by the mother of the bride if he could arrange to fire some blank confetti loads into the air during the festivities. This was a first for me and I wasn't sure about what to use for a powder charge, so I gave him a few of each loaded with 15, 20, and 25 grains of 3F so that he can test a few first ...
    If that does not generate enough confetti, maybe just load blank shells and then stuff the barrel full of confetti from the muzzle?

    So, in other words, they're going to have a "shotgun wedding".

    Yee hawh!

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    I'd love to see a video of that!

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    Just a confetti shell update (just in case any of you ever decide to try to do the same thing ...)

    Apparently 15 to 25 grains of 3F was just a BIT overly enthusiastic! He reported back to me this morning and he said that the 15 grain load was fairly LOUD and scared the "H E double hockey sticks" out of his neighbour's horses and his own dogs. It propelled the card and fibre wads about 40 feet up into the air and scattered the confetti widely. 20 grains was even worse and the confetti never came down (he thought it might have been shredded to dust in the process of being ejected from the barrel at too high a speed). He skipped on testing the 25 grain loads as he knew they'd be worse again. So now its back to the drawing board. I'll load a few more test loads for him at 8 grains of 3F and we'll see what happens ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    What did you do in the reloading room today?

    Finally got around to sand blasting one of my LAM1s yesterday. Got around to priming and putting a first coat of paint on it today. Also heat cycled a new NOE mold, stoned the sprue plate and lubed it up. I can actually get things done when I'm home

    Will be interesting to see if RCBS charges me for parts this time around. The only salvageable part is the handle yoke. Everything else is either really worn or heavily rusted. I normally try to keep a warranty parts order to a minimal amount. Can't do it this time unless I reuse rusted parts.

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    Loaded 500 rounds of .380 for the wife to shoot this coming weekend. Began organizing my ingots into 30cal ammo cans, to get rid of all the plastic crates I'm currently using. I found that you can comfortably put 50lbs of ingots in each can without it being too much of a hassle to move around.

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    My brothers and I chipped in & bought a JR3 press back in '73. Loved it. When oldest bro moved out it went with him so I used some cow money to get a Rockchucker. When a friend passed I got his so I sold my old one to a tyro reloader that I was mentoring.
    In the loading room I'm doing stock work on a bubba SMLE and trying to sand that last little bit of impressed checkering from my 1965 700 ADL stock.
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    Sorting brass by head stamp, checking for condition. Through 3 out of 4 coffee cans.
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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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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