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    Wife had issue, called in sick family to work. She stabilized, so I cast up, powder coated, sized and loaded 100 9mm 124gr boolits. Same time I was tumbling brass, depriming, resizing and repriming,. Busy 6 hours, also given cool down periods. Keeps me busy and happy.

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    Built a corner shelf for my computer and radios in the corner of my casting room.
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    I like 1911's and Wheel Guns , Wood Stocks and Blue Metal , Dislike Black on Black and Magazines on Rifles whats this country coming to.
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    Loaded up 250 .300AAC rounds using 150 gr cast plain base boolits; powder coated with IMR 4227 powder. Started at 14.5 gr and worked up to 18.1. Just got to wait til the weather breaks so I can go out and try them.

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    Been tumbling brass for the last couple of days. I am just about to go out and dump a batch and reload the tumbler.

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    Made a case trimmer gage for .318 Westley Richards. Was going to post a photo, apparently my ability to do so is "BUSTED".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmrra View Post
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    What kind of radio? Kenwood ts-440?

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    Sat there putting gas checks on .223 and looking at a tray of military 30-06 waiting for a RCBS 8mm form and trim die to arrive and give them a new purpose in life. Choice of military brass was to avoid making 8mm with a 30-06 head stamp.
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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.
    Feedback page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...light=RogerDat I do trade a bit from time to time.

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    I spent yesterday cutting the primer pockets on 2 1/2 gallons of WCC 9mm brass with a drill press . My fingers are a bit beat up but I finally got tired of looking at them just sitting around .

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    Quote Originally Posted by toallmy View Post
    I spent yesterday cutting the primer pockets on 2 1/2 gallons of WCC 9mm brass with a drill press . My fingers are a bit beat up but I finally got tired of looking at them just sitting around .
    Isn't it funny? After a bit you could almost swear the pile of brass sitting there is mocking you behind your back. Guess you shut that bucket up!
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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.
    Feedback page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...light=RogerDat I do trade a bit from time to time.

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    Yup! Mocking is the right word. I've got a 5 gal. bucket of 20 ga. hulls sitting there doing exactly that. They know I can do anything about it either. At least not until I run another batch of shot! I wish they would just be quiet!

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    I got them in the end , but they fought back , there was blood yesterday and today there are blisters .

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    Ideal 320378 cast, first batch...

    Just received an old Ideal single cavity mold today in the mail...thought I'd find out if it would work in the 8x57mm Yugo M48...there is clearance to go into battery but haven't shot it yet...I'm looking for feedback on this cast load, it's a heavy weight at 250 grains in COWW + 1% Sn. I PC'd them too but this Pb blend may be too soft...dunnoh yet?

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    Tumbled MORE brass...

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    Tore down my progressive press and pulled a little maintenance on it so it will work smoothly.
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    Loaded up some brass.410 shotshells.

    Need to get a better hole punch for overshot. I used a cotton ball and wax.



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    I haven't been feeling all that well for a couple of weeks, but I forced myself to finally go down to my shop today and installed a new, replacement front sight on an Israeli 98 Mauser in 7.62 Nato today that I bought years ago and still haven't shot yet. I'm meeting an old friend up at the rifle range tomorrow and so I will finally shoot it along with the little Chiappa M1-9 carbine that I bought recently. I'm about ready for a long overdue shooting day ...
    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 haven't been feeling all that well for a couple of weeks, but I forced myself to finally go down to my shop today and installed a new, replacement front sight on an Israeli 98 Mauser in 7.62 Nato today that I bought years ago and still haven't shot yet. I'm meeting an old friend up at the rifle range tomorrow and so I will finally shoot it along with the little Chiappa M1-9 carbine that I bought recently. I'm about ready for a long overdue shooting day ...
    Me too but family business this weekend prevents it once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwells72774 View Post
    What kind of radio? Kenwood ts-440?
    Its a Yaesu 757gx
    I like 1911's and Wheel Guns , Wood Stocks and Blue Metal , Dislike Black on Black and Magazines on Rifles whats this country coming to.
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    Went to the range and mined about 150# of range lead from the pistol berms, and came home and smelted 50# of if , will try to get the rest tomorrow .
    I like 1911's and Wheel Guns , Wood Stocks and Blue Metal , Dislike Black on Black and Magazines on Rifles whats this country coming to.
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    Good evening,
    Well today was a cleanup day. Started with filing away some "new" load targets in the load binder. Next was putting away a bunch of 357 brass and realized/decided I needed to load a bunch. So dumped some TrailBoss into the measure and an hour later 150 rounds of nice shooting 357's loaded up. Now had to stop for lunch and a family activity. Back at it, cleaned up from loading put the powder away and what was left of the 158gr SWC and looks like tomorrow if all goes good I will either cast or load a bunch of 32 S&W Long for next week. All in a fantastic day! now time for

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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