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    Installed my lee 4-20 pot upgrade kit today , it is well worth the price
    http://www.opennrg.com/product/lee-4...e-upgrade-kit/
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    Well it was actually Sat, but I managed to get roughly 60# worth if several calibers poured up to replace some we have really hit hard over the last couple of months.

    Hope to get another 20-25# worth of the HG-68 and some MP 200gr HP's done in the next couple of weekends if I get time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Al View Post
    He couldn't help himself and rebuilt two of the sets of shelves down in my reloading room, added new shelves and some pegboard above my workbench out in the garage, and reinforced the heavily overburdended shelves in my wife's clothes closet!
    In a previous house that we owned, my wife overloaded the clothes rod in her closet. I was surprised that a woman could actually manage to squeeze that many clothes in that amount of space that it would exceed the weight limits on the rod. So, I used it as an excuse to put a cedar lining in the closet and re-engineered the rod and shelf. I tested it by hanging 500 lbs from one small area of it and could not see *any* deflection. As they say, "anything worth engineering is worth *over*engineering"...
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    Loaded up 500 124 grain 9mm... I don't think filling this ammo can is going to be practical... I reckon it will weigh around 400 pounds, assuming I get 15k in it.

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    Smelted about 7 gallons of old lead wheel weights, resulted in one full 5 gallon bucket of ingots plus a few.

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    Cast up about 15lbs of bullets for my 444 & 45/70. Headed to the local scrap yard in the morning to see what goodies they have.

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    Emptied my pot of rifle bullet lead and loaded with pure. Cast about 100 1oz slugs

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    Spent the day reorganizing brass and accessories on the brand new shelving that my brother-in-law built for me down in the reloading room. I love it, it's getting so that I can actually move around down there without tripping over "stuff"! I'll try to finish up organizing the last of it tomorrow and then on Thursday I'm taking him up to my local club for a day at the range in appreciation of everything he's been doing around the house for us while he's been out here visiting.
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmrra View Post
    Installed my lee 4-20 pot upgrade kit today , it is well worth the price
    http://www.opennrg.com/product/lee-4...e-upgrade-kit/
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    That's a pretty nice looking upgrade!

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    Loaded 100 rounds 9mm.

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    Finally bit the bullet and took apart one of my Dillon 550b to clean and lube, also set up a new 650. Hope to load 45 acp this weekend on the 650.

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    Just finished up my 3rd evening after work annealing military 30-06 brass. All once fired and have not swaged the primer pockets yet. 994 pieces.

    Wow did that ever suck eggs.
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    Another day organizing and filling up my new shelves down in the reloading room. A LOT of stuff finally got off the floor and out of boxes. I can actually move in there now!
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    This came home with me today.

    Hatfield .410.
    Wal-Mart special 99.00

    Now i need to decide if i want to reload it or not.

    Realoding brass looks like fun.



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    Over the past couple of days: Smelted wheel weights for the first time ever. Cast a few 148gr wadcutters from the wheelweight to use to test hardness in 7 days. Two air-cooled, two water-dropped. Loaded 4 different loadings of 38 Special using a Lyman M-Die for the first time ever. Mic'd samples of the two commercially cast bullets I used for the 38 loadings. The 148gr double end wadcutter averaged 0.3581, but the 158gr LSWC averaged 0.3574". I'll chronograph these loadings tomorrow.

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    North East - we have had a nice break in the weather....got out to cast 15# of 9mm, Tumble lubed about 38# of them with JPW LLA mix, no solvent. Ordered a Lee C309-170 FP, going to get into gas checks and set up my deer rifle with CB. I have taken three deer with hand loads, now want to add a CB. I hope to have it dialed in for this November.
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    Sized, checked and lubed some 44 pills cast from a Lee C429-240-SWC mold.

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    Absolutely nothing! In appreciation of all the work he has done for me lately installing some new shelving in my reloading shop I took my brother-in-law up to my local range today with four different rifles (a .223, a .300 Blackout, a .30-30 and a .25-06) and he made a bunch of live ammo into empty brass that will now need cleaning and reloading! He had a great time ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Worked on developing new loads for my new 452-200RF mold. In batches of 10 rounds using W231 in increments of .2gn from 4Gn to 5.3gn

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    We had a work day at the range today and I picked up 30# of scrap while I was there, came hole and smelted it and cleaned up the shop a bit , casted up some 22 bullets lastnight , testing out a new 6 cavity mold from lee...I can already see that I may have a few 2 cavity molds for sale .Click image for larger version. 

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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