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

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    Finally installed the damn ceiling fan! Tired of sweating like a .... in here.

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    Cast up over a hundred .452-200grain RNFP for the .45 colt project, SS pin tumbled a load of 9mm,.38's and some rifle rounds together!!! Cleaned, washed, drying out now!!! Rearranged the loading room, cleaned up, put away, you guys know this drill!! Yesterday, loaded some 300+ 9mm's plus shot some PC'ed 230 grain ,45;s for function test. Boy, do I love 700X! it was a good day, Tater!!!! LOL.
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    sized and deprimed a few hundred 300 WSM cases for my neighbor. was gonna do some casting but still finishing the new work bench. ( think I'll cast in the morning)

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    Tried powder coat for the first time. Really disappointed that it wasn't brighter than this. But can't really complain, they didn't fall over in the oven and was able to do it without BB's. Plus they passed smash test.

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    I fired up a new in the box MasterCaster shot maker the other day. After an initial failure due to the item sitting in the box since the 70s and some oxidation on the aluminum chute, I polished it down with some 600 grit paper and the second run was a huge success. I made 5 pounds of #8-9 shot in no time. I ordered a 12x12 screen of the appropriate size to sort out any bits that aren't quite right from McMaster-Carr. I'll cast more today - its dang neat watching drops of lead fall out of the jets and into coolant. Its fast too. They will work great from knocking over steel or bangin' steel plates for cowboy shooting.

    Last night I started pulling the handle on the Master Caster for 2,000 130 grain RNFP for cowboy shooting (see a pattern here...). I'll pull more on it today.

    So many projects these days...

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    Sat in the garage, looking across at the desert, listening to the cactus wrens and enjoying the souther Arizona breeze as I de-primed 1,162 45 ACP casings. Of course I took a couple of breaks to have a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the quail run around as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedbugbilly View Post
    Sat in the garage, looking across at the desert, listening to the cactus wrens and enjoying the souther Arizona breeze as I de-primed 1,162 45 ACP casings. Of course I took a couple of breaks to have a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the quail run around as well.
    It's a beautiful day here in AZ. I'm smelting, playing poker online, and having a brewski.

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    Decapped a bunch of 5.56mm LC brass, then swaged primer pockets.

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    Casted 1k of 429421
    casted 1k of 452374
    casted 250 492421 hp


    Im beat hands are sore so is my back

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    I checked out 6 new to me old style Lee moulds and a Lyman 313226 . Then I loaded some 30-30 work ups and demooned some 45 ACP and reloaded them.
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    Completed my new bench,lost the old one due to the "flood of August 2016". No telling when I'll get to use it.
    Old retired guy in Baton Rouge.

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    I cast and sorted my first bullets yesterday!

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    Loaded 250 ,357 mag rounds with 196 gr GC boolits over 11.5 gr of 2400 .

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    Sigh. Nothing. Still sick. I did go out there and stare a couple of times this week. Then back to the couch or the bed. Pneumonia sucks. I must have made the gun smithing/ reloading elves mad because everything is the same.......

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    Has a cup of coffee and sized, 45, 38, 9mm boolits from yesterdays powder coating session.
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    Smelted some range pickups from my last range trip. Got about 5lbs of lead out of it to add to my stock.

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ID:	189948Finally set up a new to me Piggyback II for 300 BO. Manually actuating the powder drop is the only option for now since I am missing a piece to replace the powder arm for the dispenser. I might just keep it this way since it is hard to see into the case to check for powder. Works pretty good for a beat up piggyback and it is way faster than doing 50 at a time on reloading blocks and a turret press!
    "Yes or no will almost always suffice as the answer"

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    Training the 'left' hand to manipulate and feed a handful of casts in rapid succession and develop a rhythm.
    This is the first large batch of casts I've run on this 'upside down' sizing press...I just finished building the mount...before I've been putting the casts on the little push post one at a time.
    Though I must look like a fumbly fingered monkey...it's coming along and it's super-fast now.


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    Deprimed my gallon bucket-o-brass form past shooting sessions.

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    Lubed and sized 44 mag about 2500 decapped 308 put a new mold together

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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