StainLess Steel MediaTitan ReloadingGraf & SonsADvertise here
Inline FabricationRotoMetals2Lee PrecisionMidSouth Shooters Supply

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

  1. #4501
    Boolit Master




    EMC45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    East TN Mountains...Thanks be to God!
    Posts
    3,583
    Loaded 100 158gr. RNFPs in .38 Special cases over 3gr. Bullseye.......................................... yesterday
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

  2. #4502
    Boolit Master
    Jal5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Eastern Ohio
    Posts
    1,377
    Didn't do any reloading but did empty a couple of boxes of 9mm and 45acp that I cast and reloaded
    I'm a Red Cross blood donor- are you? Make an appointment to donate today http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation
    http://www.redcrossblood.org/

    FOR Disaster Relief DONATIONS-
    http://http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

  3. #4503
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Somewhere else
    Posts
    456
    I processed some bees wax and pine tar

  4. #4504
    Boolit Master
    triggerhappy243's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Albuquerque N.M.
    Posts
    1,695
    prepping some 303 brit brass for snake shot loads

  5. #4505
    Boolit Master

    Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    N Central Florida
    Posts
    765
    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

  6. #4506
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    888
    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.





  7. #4507
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Northern Kentucky
    Posts
    407
    I have one of those RCBS JR3's that a friend gave me. Use it quite a bit for sizing.
    God Bless, Whisler

  8. #4508
    Boolit Master


    mold maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Piedmont (Conover) NC
    Posts
    4,776
    IUblike me it just needs some use/limbering up.
    Information not shared. is wasted.

  9. #4509
    Boolit Master taco650's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    OR->LaGrange GA
    Posts
    1,327
    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!

  10. #4510
    Boolit Master
    Jal5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Eastern Ohio
    Posts
    1,377
    Deprimed and ss pin washed a bunch of 45 and 9mm brass
    I'm a Red Cross blood donor- are you? Make an appointment to donate today http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation
    http://www.redcrossblood.org/

    FOR Disaster Relief DONATIONS-
    http://http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

  11. #4511
    Boolit Master 15meter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    181
    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.

  12. #4512
    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.

  13. #4513
    Boolit Master
    triggerhappy243's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Albuquerque N.M.
    Posts
    1,695
    Cast 200 lead round balls for an experiment.

  14. #4514
    Boolit Master Reverend Al's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Victoria, B.C., Canada
    Posts
    908
    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!

  15. #4515
    Boolit Master



    NavyVet1959's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    409 area code -- Texas, ya'll
    Posts
    3,697
    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!
    When you fill out your income tax forms at the end of the year, look and see how much money you have given the
    government throughout the year. Then, take a moment to ponder -- has the government done $X worth of
    stuff FOR you or TO you this year? I tend to believe the latter...

    Si vis pacem, para bellum -- If you want peace, prepare for war

    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." -- Barry Goldwater

    Tag Line


  16. #4516
    I'd love to see a video of that!

  17. #4517
    Boolit Master Reverend Al's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Victoria, B.C., Canada
    Posts
    908
    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!

  18. #4518
    Boolit Master
    dragon813gt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Somewhere in SE PA
    Posts
    8,392

    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.

  19. #4519
    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.

  20. #4520
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,842
    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.
    Best, Thomas.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Page 226 of 250 FirstFirst ... 126176216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232233234235236 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
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