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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    I turned the fan on, clamped the 600 jr. down, and obtained the unobtainable- .410 shells! Happily the recipe fit in the old Super X paper hulls as well as the AAs.
    Perhaps those dove getting gravel from my drive should beware…..Attachment 304650
    Pressures should be lower in paper hulls. The interior is smoother.

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    Broke out 50 new PPU brass, lubed and sized. Did some load research for a 40gr plain-based boolit in the 22 Hornet.

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    Actually last night, made 2 snap caps for a double rifle in 400-350 and loaded 8 test loads in 450-400 N.E.

    Full house loads. The kind you wear a boxer's mouth guard when you shoot them. Kind that either cures or causes trips to the chiropractor.

    The kind I'll load but let other people shoot, cause it's so much fun doing the countdown until their eyes uncross.

    Don't know what's in store for tonight. May go the other way, haven't loaded any Hornet's in awhile.

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    Starline delivered a thousand 223 cases yesterday. I made up a dummy round with a M193 bullet which cycled fine in 2 chambers and started priming. Lost 1 primer with 470 primed so far. Much lower loss rate than processed crimped brass. Stopped for tea and a snack and headed back out to the shop.

    Got 600 primed and 400 loaded.
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    Cleaned about 550 cases, most my own but a few range pickups mixed in. Dried in a yard sale dehydrator donated by my wife.

    After a three hour tumble with pins and Dawn, the whole lot came out dull brown and looking heavily tarnished. I'm new to the rotary tumbler and first I thought it could be because I let them sit. Tumbled again for half an hour. No change. Rinsed heavily and three more hours. No change. Rinsed again and added a heavy dose of Dawn and Cream of Tartar. No change. Finally I ran it again with a heavy shot of vinegar. The cases shined up again.

    The reason for the tarnish? I found them when I pulled the cases out and tapped them to shake out pins. Ten Sig 9mm cases, steel, but with a brass coat on them. Those ten cases were enough to dull the whole lot. I'm glad I finally found the vinegar option.

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    You might see a few dark, discolored cases in the pictures. Those got stuck in larger cases on the last tumble and didn't clean up as much as the others. I'll get 'em on the next go round.

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    I spent two hours looking for a number 18 shellplate for my pro 2000. I bought one on Amazon a couple months ago, and could not remember where I put it. I looked everywhere - took two hours - then I decided to check on Amazon when it was delivered, maybe that would help me remember. According to Amazon, it was never delivered, they have it as lost in transit.

    The shellplate I thought I received was confused with a number 6 that I received from a different supplier around the same time.

    I'm happy I didn't lose the shellplate, but not so much that I'm losing my mind.

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    Took the Factory crimp die out of the turret and moved the seater die to it's place. Installed RCBS bullet feed die now I will seat and crimp with the seater die (Old school). Speeding up process.

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    Deprimed and washed some 45 ACP brass, on the way to being reloaded.

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    Trimmed 800 223 cases, now for the final wash.

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    I reinstalled the RCBS in line bullet feeder to the turret on my Lee Classic Cast Turret press. I am determined to get it to work.

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    Loaded 1,100 9mm 115 RN target loads. Lost one primer but found it
    Taking a break then box & label them.

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    Loaded 200 rounds 38 special using Unique. First time using that powder! @ 4.8 grans, Looks promising. 158 gran XTP j words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taco650 View Post
    Keep us posted on how those loads perform please. Do you think the 10mm is an adequate bear defense round?
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    Weighed few hundred different boolits that have been being clutter on the bench. Put some powder on a small batch of AM-40-165-RF they have a number of small grooves hoping they will do better with PC then the boolits I have tried so far.
    To answer the above request of how my first test of the PC boolits in the picture went. I was not impressed. As for the AA-40-215-F all four loads were slower less accurate and more violent to shoot than the same loads with lube. 219gr boolit up to 11.4gr AA#9 lubed 1139 fps PC 1088fps and hurt to shoot. The other boolits were also less accurate. (MP-40-160-HP). The chrono battery died so inconclusive tests. Shot 4 5rd groups with different loads of all tested. I’m not really sure what I expected from PC. Are boolits with no lube grooves better I suspect so. More berring surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandoair View Post
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    Weighed few hundred different boolits that have been being clutter on the bench. Put some powder on a small batch of AM-40-165-RF they have a number of small grooves hoping they will do better with PC then the boolits I have tried so far.
    To answer the above request of how my first test of the PC boolits in the picture went. I was not impressed. As for the AA-40-215-F all four loads were slower less accurate and more violent to shoot than the same loads with lube. 219gr boolit up to 11.4gr AA#9 lubed 1139 fps PC 1088fps and hurt to shoot. The other boolits were also less accurate. (MP-40-160-HP). The chrono battery died so inconclusive tests. Shot 4 5rd groups with different loads of all tested. I’m not really sure what I expected from PC. Are boolits with no lube grooves better I suspect so. More berring surface.
    Thanks for the update!

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    Resized about 500 230 grain 45s and then loaded up about 100. Gonna have a day or two of 45 ACP loading ahead of me...

    So the next casting session needs to be 40 S&W. I did a trigger job the other day on my 4.25" S&W M&P 40 2 and it took the trigger from about 6.5lbs to just at 3lbs... And I polished just about anything metal in there so it is silky smooth... So -I'm gonna need more 40s just to keep trying that trigger out...
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    Sized (.402) some pc AM-40-160-WF (OD Green) and Loaded up 20 of those and 10 AA-40-150-H (red) hoping to be happier with these than the first ones I tried. Click image for larger version. 

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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