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    Been cleaning up my basement shop area after a couple years off from casting and loading. Tumbled brass and loaded up some .357.
    Picked up some powder and primers while my gun store is still open. Loaded some gas checked .308 with 2400. Going to load some light 30-30 and .308 for clanging steel with, probably use Titegroup and Unique. We are at the start of mud season so that limits my boonies shooting excursions for a couple weeks.

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    I've been casting 32, 38, 44 and 45 bullets. Do about 15 lbs a day and next PC and size

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    I cast 33 lbs of 9 mm .44 & .45 bullets yesterday and will coat them with Hi-Tek today. I am going to be really caught up on casting by the time we get back to shooting matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Laich View Post
    I've been casting 32, 38, 44 and 45 bullets. Do about 15 lbs a day and next PC and size

    keeps me off the streets
    Same here. If I'm gonna be part of this self-quarantined group, I'ma gonna make use of the home time. Been casting 9mm (four different profiles) 38/.357 (4 different molds), and the good old 45 ACP 230 RN. I'm up over 300# now should last me into '21 and '22, lead stores well ya know. Looks like this may go into another week, will prolly start on some rifle projos next week.

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    Been setting up a new to me press to load 9mm. finally got the dies adjusted and ready to go. Have some 38's and 30cal to cast too.

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    Loading .32 Ballard Extra Long for a 100+ year old Remington rolling block. Collecting chronograph data too.
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    I have been casting before the hot weather hits and found I needed to have somewhere to store the boolits. I had a bunch of containers my sil gave me some time back and built some shelves for the containers. The containers hold about 25 lbs of boolits with 7 containers on a row and 5 containers high. Comes to about 1,000 lbs or so of lead but have a ways to go to fill all of the containers.

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    Doing some brass prep: decapped 9mm range brass today about 500 pcs. Will clean them tomorrow and start on decapping 45 acp
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    Been using up some Power Pistol in stuff I hadnt considered.
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    Been loading 45acp , using coffee cans and animal cracker tub thats a heavy one and licorice containers , ran out of powder went to look thinking I had another 8lb jug , big oops no jug , switched to loading 45gap almost out of 200 grain hollow point cast only a couple cans filled , went and loaded 30-06 as the oldest son wanted to fill his 2 bandoleers the LGS gave me , so a couple hundred of those , had to donate him some more enblocs , now its load some 55 grain psp for 223 and some 52 match hollow point I bought by the pound from lolo sporting goods a long time ago , 45 colt and 32-20 next on list as the new cases came in from starline , sounds like this group has their priority's straight .

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    Loaded up another 100 rounds of .357Mag with 8grains of Unique, 125gr HornadyXTP

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    I ordered new powder, Ramshot Hunter to replace IMR 4350. I noticed the old IMR 4350 that was in loaded ammo, in my ammo box for 5+ years, looks different than the IMR 4350 in my newest jar. Maybe that is why my favorite load shot so badly, of course both powders were not shooting properly.

    I tried load development with the old stuff. Ladder test went well, but the load I tried didn't shoot well, I'll try a different charge weight tomorrow.
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    Shotguns, lots of shotguns. Smokeless and blackpowder, cartridge and muzzleloader. 16, 12, and 10 gauges.

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    45ACP. I have been working up loads with small primer pocket brass.
    I am using 700X and now trying some 231...dale

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    I have really good results loading the .45 small primer using WSPM this gives me the same FPS as the WLP using 700X under a 200gr SWC coated with Hi-Tek.

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    Trying to develop a mild load for the wife's Keltec P3AT. She has wrist problems and can't take a snappy load. Using the Lee 105 gr. SWC.
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    Loaded 600 plus .357 magnums for IHMSA. 182 25-20 for IHMSA next up is a few hundred 7tcu and maybe 8-900 .38 specials. Lubed and sized about 700 .38 wadcutters.
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    I dug a bunch of the bullets out of my backstop, melted them down, and cast and powder coated some .311” bullets with the lead. Tried loading up some 7.62 Nagant for the first time and also sized a handful down to .308” to see if they’d work in my CZ52. The Nagant round takes some die (Lee) modification/substitution to get a workable result but they go bang and hit mostly where I ask them to. The Toks were functional as well though not quite as accurate as my other loads. Neither resulted in leading so that’s a big plus.
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    did some casting prepped some brass .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    You ain't just whistling Dixie. I'm going out of my head with boredom. In the past week, here's what I've accomplished in the reloading room:

    Weight sorted, lubed and sized @ 400 .22 cast boolits
    Ditto about 200 .30 cal.
    These are for this summer's Highpower League, which in all likelihood will be cancelled

    Loaded @ 500 .38 wadcutters
    Loaded @ 350 .45 ACPs
    Loaded @350 .44 Specials
    Loaded 1 box .44 Mags (I baby my pre 29. I only run about 1 box of fairly moderate Magnums through the gun a year.)
    Lube sized enough various boolits to replace all of what I used to load the above

    Loaded 300 12 ga skeet loads.

    Cleaned every handgun I own (that's quite a few.) They were already clean, but I'm bored. Rifles and shotguns on deck.

    Started the grip refinish I posted about separately

    Probably did more and just forgot. This sucks. I never thought I'd say I miss work!!
    If your for rent I'd could use you for a couple of days in my loading / gun room :

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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