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Thread: December 2017, Contest topic: Reloading Equipment

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    JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Land of 10,000 Lakes

    December 2017, Contest topic: Reloading Equipment

    December 2017
    Reloading Equipment
    Presses,dies,scales. Ect.

    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.

    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).

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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2016
    Grapevine Texas
    OK, I'll bite. One doesn't need to spend lots of money to get started reloading. Using a Lee Hand Press, a set of Lee dies, some cases, bullets, primers and propellant, one can reload fairly economically. Granted it isn't fast, but one can take their time and do quite well though. This pic shows a batch of .223 Rem reloads using the tools. I have taken this stuff to the range before and loaded up a few rounds at a time right then and there to test loads with. I used a powder weighing scale instead of a dipper. But not all gun ranges will let you do it though.
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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2014
    My little tank. Herters 234 turret next to the rock chucker. Has the primer feed and all. Haven't got it mounted yet but working on it. Need to do some major rearranging. Might have to add some more bench. Excuse the mess as I've been going trough some stuff trying to thin down a bit.

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    Feb 2012
    Somewhere in SE PA
    I manage to get everything needed to load rounds on this tiny bench in my basement. Built it for the cold months and I much prefer the 8' bench in the garage.

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    Boolit Master
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    Feb 2017
    Lake Tapps, WA
    Time to work!

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    Boolit Mold
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    Feb 2007
    My 550 with new UFO leds installed. Where were these 10 years ago!

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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