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    Quote Originally Posted by gnostic View Post
    I'm wrestling with new small base 5.56 dies that appear, to size the case so small. That, I can't seat the primer. Is That possible?
    Quote Originally Posted by gnostic View Post
    That's done with a Dillon primer pocket swagger. The cases are sized down seven thousands at the base...
    If you are running them into the small base die first, then you don't have the swager set up quite right yet.

    I went into the loading room to put some 357 ammo along with a couple of revolvers into my shooting bag before heading off to the range. Finished up the last of my group buy C358-180 that were loaded with 9 gr of surplus (AA7) out of my GP100 and a bag of 125jhp out of my model 65.
    Pirates never go to the bathroom in twos.

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    UH LOVE LIFE……why you get hit with OC…..hopefully not the SABER RED!!!!!! It's vile….. I'll take a 5 second lightning ride to that stuff anyday….Oh I cleaned the Lee melter out and stoked it back with Lyman #2 so I can cast tomorrow when I get home from work….got some 460-405s and some 432-265s to do.

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    Shot everything i loaded yesterday but thats what sundays are for

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    This is yesterday's casting, sized today. Should keep my 303 British happy for a while.
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    I finally got a reloading area back and am putting it together....My press, bullet sizer and lead pots are all ready, but still gotta do more puttering before I'm ready, not to mention find my tumbler....
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    Pulled a bunch of 30 cal bullets, 223 doesn't seem to move past the crimp so I think I will buy a collect style puller also.

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    Not today, but yesterday I cast up a few pounds of MP 45 200-gr HP's for a Christmas present for my GF's son.
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    What did you do in the reloading room today?

    I turned the heater on; haven't gotten much farther yet. Discovered my truck is draining the battery and I don't know why so that distracted me from the work at hand.

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    Last edited by David2011; 12-06-2014 at 10:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osteodoc08 View Post
    Get rid of the crimp first.
    Then get rid of the small base die.

    Oh yeah, With it being hunting season the loading room is a mess. Well who am I kidding, the loading room is always a mess.

    I tried to clean it up some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David2011 View Post
    What did you do in the reloading room today?

    I turned the heater on; haven't gotten much farther yet. Discovered my truck is draining the battery and I don't know why so that distracted me from the work at hand.

    David
    David, Is it a Ford truck? If the diode goes bad in the alternator it will do that.

    waltherboy4040, Use your bullet seater to push in those .223s a little farther. It breaks the crimp. Then use the kinetic puller on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Life View Post
    I looked at my reloading room through teary, OC ravaged eyes, and then went back to sit in front of the fan.
    OC ravaged eyes... Been there, done that! Be sure to wash your face w/ dish soap several times & rinse well. Pay dry w/ towel but don't rub!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Life View Post
    I looked at my reloading room through teary, OC ravaged eyes, and then went back to sit in front of the fan.
    That reminds me of two practical joker brothers. One had sprayed Oleoresin Capsicum into the other brothers defroster vents in his truck. I remember the event not so fondly, as days later I went for a ride in said truck, with the windows rolled down with my eyes watering, along with my nose and throat. It was nasty stuff even second hand like that.

    But to get back on topic. I de-primed a batch of 30 carbine brass, gave them a citric acid bath, dried, and then re-sized all of the of brass.



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    I was separating wheel weights.

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    Fired up the star press, haven't used it in long time. Ran off 400 158 gr 38 special ....
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    I cast up a few bullets from 3 different new molds that I was getting the second heat cool cycle on. I was really impressed with the NOE 2 cav 314299. I had quite a few with wrinkles which I sorted visually, but when it came time to weigh what was left (Maybe 50 rounds. Was just doing a small batch), I didn't cull a single one for weight. They ranged exactly 1 grain from lightest to heaviest. Had to be the mold, as I culled several of the Lee C309-155 for weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10mmShooter View Post
    Nothing today, but I setup the pot and tools and 30# of alloy for a casting session Saturday, need to cast up a 1000 new .44's for my Henry I go a new mold. It'll take me about 4-5 hours to cast that many. Then I'll need to size and lube em Sunday.
    What mold do you use for your .44 Henry?

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    Spent a few hours tryin to get the Mec 9000g running correctly, and installed a new powder measure on the Dillon 550 which was just sent back from Dillon under there warranty.

    And then swept up a zillion 7.5 lead shot off floor! The Mec is pissing me off, but almost running
    Correctly.
    I used it extensively back in the 90's when my wife and i shot a lot of trap when we lived in
    Taxachusetts. My wife was womens ATA Handicap state champion in 3 states back then.
    I think the Mec is a little worn out, might have to go back to Mec for a factory recondition job.

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    Loaded up 18 rounds of 303 british
    Lee 312-185 over 25 grains of 3031
    Found it shoots quite well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrch View Post
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    Loaded up 18 rounds of 303 british
    Lee 312-185 over 25 grains of 3031
    Found it shoots quite well
    Looks great! Have to remember that load too for mine. I never think of using rifle powders for cast.

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    I had a can of stain laying around...
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    I pity the nun

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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
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