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

  1. #7981
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    Resized the 9mm brass that I fired Saturday, as well as the 30/30 A.I. that I fire formed with full loads that I loaded probably ten or more years ago. They all formed well, but I'll be better able to check them after I run them through the tumbler, plus I need to check the length of the brass.
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    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

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    This morning I turned on the tumbler and finally turned it off about 8:00pm. The brass was super shiny and it all measured as I had hoped it would, no trimming needed. That made me very happy!
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    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

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    104 7,65x53
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    Prepped 40 7Mag cases last night. Only to discover no applicable Powders... Gun store run Tomorrow...

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    Just finished sorting a bucket of wheel weights that I scored a few days ago. Hauled them out to the shop and put the different ones in there respective buckets. Then a little straightening up.

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    Flared and primed about 100 9mm cases for the next time I feel well enough to go to the shed. It's been a rough last two weeks for me.....
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    Did I ever mention that I hate to trim brass?

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    My son finally wants to learn how to reload at 25 years old! Bonding is good. 9mm with 125 gold dots. Sorry about that part but simple is good.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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    Got the 500 grain Lyman 457-125 loaded up in some 45-70 brass.

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    Did inventory on primers.

    I need to order about 10k Large Rifle.

    I also need to organize my primer storage places. I've got them all stored together now, I need to put SP here, LP there, LR over yonder.

    That sure would make it easier to keep count.
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    Just got done decapping the 300 Win mag brass I picked up in a yard sale 83 rds $5.00 tossed them in the vibrator to clean

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    Loaded 30 rounds of 7x61 Sharpe & Hart.

    Tried to form some 7x61 cases from 300 Win Mag, ugly results, may try a very light anneal on the neck tonight, then try again. I anneal at night, with the lights outs only light is the torches and a TV with an old film noir movie going (dim screen, dark music, great for a little reloading alchemy). Never have had any luck annealing before reforming before always crumpled the shoulder. This case may be the exception.

    Did have some success converting 7mm Remington Mag. Takes almost as much effort as 300 Weatherby to 300 H&H.

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    Melted down all the range scrap into Lyman ingots. Got about 80 ingots poured. While cleaning up I found another 20 lbs. of old wheel weights now I have more to melt down. Before that I reloaded 30 rds. of 43 Spanish.

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    Started a new adventure. I have a 380 SCCY on order and I've gathered components and tools for reloading. I sized, flared and primed 50 new Starline cases. Got some 100 gr cast RN and some Hornady 90 gr XTP. ready to stuff and looking at powders. I have W231, Bullseye and CFE Pistol that would apply to this cartridge and just thinin' about which one to use.

    I seem to be going smaller in my old age. I started with 38 Special then 44 Magnum and stayed with the 44 for several years. Decided to give a semi-auto a try so got a 1911 and started reloading 45 ACP. I always thought 9mm was a "small"cartridge that just didn't appeal to me, but about 20 years ago I picked up an inexpensive 9mm Tokerev, and then an FMK and then a Ruger LC9, and now a 380. I don't think I can go any smaller mainly because I finf the 380 cases are about as small as I can handle...
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    Loaded up those 7Mag. Cases plus some 308’s

    Heading to the range shortly.

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    Finally got the S&W 500 Pounder loaded into my Remington 12mm rolling block. Had to trim more 50 Alaskan down but that didn't take long. Loaded up with 2F and topped with juice box card, compressed a 1/4" and sat the Crisco n olive oil lubed pounders on top.











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    Quote Originally Posted by 15meter View Post
    Loaded 30 rounds of 7x61 Sharpe & Hart.

    Tried to form some 7x61 cases from 300 Win Mag, ugly results, may try a very light anneal on the neck tonight, then try again. I anneal at night, with the lights outs only light is the torches and a TV with an old film noir movie going (dim screen, dark music, great for a little reloading alchemy). Never have had any luck annealing before reforming before always crumpled the shoulder. This case may be the exception.

    Did have some success converting 7mm Remington Mag. Takes almost as much effort as 300 Weatherby to 300 H&H.
    Is pushing the shoulder back the hardest part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    Finally got the S&W 500 Pounder loaded into my Remington 12mm rolling block. Had to trim more 50 Alaskan down but that didn't take long. Loaded up with 2F and topped with juice box card, compressed a 1/4" and sat the Crisco n olive oil lubed pounders on top.










    boy do I like that!

    What kind of velocity are yo getting from them? What weight?

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    Wow, fun day in the reloading room. Started using the two Lyman lube/sizers I refurbished last march and what a surprise I got. Went to load the top punch into it's dedicated location on the main shaft after opening up the lock screw and found that there was no hole drilled in it for the top punch. So had to change out for the other luber I had and got the job done. Just sent email off the Lyman along with this and a few other images of the problem. lol




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    Quote Originally Posted by taco650 View Post
    Is pushing the shoulder back the hardest part?
    Yes, once I start moving the shoulder it takes both hands and about 15-20 times in and out of the die, turning a few degrees every time. Plus keeping the neck absolutely squeaky clean or I get lube dents. I've never had to be as finicky to keep the necks dry while reforming brass as this conversion.

    Don't really need to do this, I have 140 pieces of factory brass already, it's more "can I do it?"

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    WOW!!

    Well maybe ya bought the wadcutter only model!!

    I back from range and just cleaned the rifle.

    Im my 7 Mag, AA3100 @ 63g shot 3/4” @ 100. very happy!!

    CW
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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