What did you do in the reloading room today?

Kevins750

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20 rounds 338lm with 250 scenars, 20 with 300 bergers
30 rounds 7mm mag with 162 eldm's
20 rounds 30-06 with 168 eldm's
60 rounds 308 with 175 smk's
20 rounds 243 with 107 smk's
20 rounds 300 savage with 125 TNT's, 10 rounds 130 TTSX's.

Hopefully the weather is good on Monday....
 

Notevenonpaper

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De primed, resized and sonic cleaned about 100 .223 for the old lady's rifle.
Re resized about 100 .308 for my rifle because I am an idiot and didn't catch it when my die moved during the first resize.
Gun show today to see if I can score any good deals, it is nice having a few local friends with similar interests. We all go together and try to buy in bulk.
 

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While watching va 2a coverage got @ 500 223 , some 308, 6.5cm 7.62x39, and some other random brass sorted.

All culled from obvious defects.

One mans trash keeps another out of
trouble.

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Culls don't get processed at all.
I get enough brass that any abnormality gets the trash toss.

While I deprime they get another look and after tumbling.

This brass has never hit the ground.
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Culls don't get processed at all.
I get enough brass that any abnormality gets the trash toss.

While I deprime they get another look and after tumbling.

This brass has never hit the ground.
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Ahhh! I misunderstood. It sure didn't sound like the posts you've put up before to take a bunch of culls and rework them. You culled all the defect brass.
 
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Seating depth test for my new awesome 142 SMK's out of my Tikka TacA1. 10 at each depth.

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The 0.030" jump load did this today at 203 yards...

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I wish the 142’s were a bit cheaper.
I really do love that bullet.
They hammered in all three of my 260 barrels and now I don’t need the high BC of the 147’s for my 260.

I need to size and load 150 cases of 7 saum for a possible trip this weekend.
It’s nice having plenty of powder for it now.

Being in California last week put me behind.
 

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I have enough of a chore hitting anything . I show up at the range with the best strait shiny brass I can.

That way I know thier laughing at my groups or bad haircut.

I like to eliminate variables.
I wish I could "like" that three different ways. 😁 :rolleyes: 😜

I wish the 142’s were a bit cheaper.
I really do love that bullet.
They hammered in all three of my 260 barrels and now I don’t need the high BC of the 147’s for my 260.

I need to size and load 150 cases of 7 saum for a possible trip this weekend.
It’s nice having plenty of powder for it now.

Being in California last week put me behind.
Don't give up, it's only a couple hour trip to NV where you WILL need those 142's;)

I can't quite figure out how to get my "quote" to work tonight.
 
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Wife went to bed early so I had a few hours to kill. Decided to load some .45. Set up the Dillon and cranked the handle until I ran out of clean brass. I don’t even own a .45 anymore. 😂
Gonna gift it all to a JMB devotee buddy.
Just finished the count; 906 rounds.
 

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Notevenonpaper

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Hey, if your just giving away .45 ammo...

I dumped a can of range brass in the tumbler to sort through later, loaded 50 or so rounds of .308 to burn through next weekend, and scrubbed the crap out of the nastiest rifle I have ever had to clean. My old ladies neglected .223 :sick:
 
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running once fired 223/556 through a decapper and then wet tumbling. I like to store my brass cleaned and deprimed.
 
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224 Valkyrie, 80gr. ELD-M. Generic precision rifle work.
What load are you using if you don't mind sharing? I'm not having so much luck with mine. The other thing, if I may ask is what size is your gas port? I may need to go back and get an adjustable gas block.

I'm using 25.2 gr. of Varget behind a 75 gr. ELD-M. Maybe I just need to go heavier bullets? Seems like every powder I've tried I get round primers and swipe marks on the head like it's over-gassing. Accuracy is decent, but I haven't really wrung that out yet as I'm still trying to get pressures right first.
 
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What load are you using if you don't mind sharing? I'm not having so much luck with mine. The other thing, if I may ask is what size is your gas port? I may need to go back and get an adjustable gas block.

I'm using 25.2 gr. of Varget behind a 75 gr. ELD-M. Maybe I just need to go heavier bullets? Seems like every powder I've tried I get round primers and swipe marks on the head like it's over-gassing. Accuracy is decent, but I haven't really wrung that out yet as I'm still trying to get pressures right first.
I have had best luck in mine (Craddock Rock Creek) using the 80 gr. ELD-Ms. I jump them .040 over 24.4grs. of H4895, I get some swipe marks and a bit of cratering on the primers as well but have gone as high as 25gr. with no issues.

With this setup this is a .5moa gun and I got first in the gas-sun division at my local PRS with it last week.
 

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I redid the fetching on some old arrows and set up some new ones. My loading room is double duty 😁
 

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500 pc 223 deprimed and tumbled.
Cut my tumble by half, now 2 hours.

Added a little extra mineral spirits to the nufinish wax and into wallnut tumbler.

Can feel the lubricity and clean enough for me.

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I went to a local two-gun steel match yesterday. Only brought one gun, shot half the match and still didn't finish last. haha.
 

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Finally stopped procrastinating and bust out the LnL from yesterday to now

800 9mm 124grs
1000 45 acp 230 grs

That my pistol and MP5 crap for the next 2 years ish o_O
 
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Please tell me the happy switch works. Because if they do you definitely need more ammo. I’ve shot mp5s that rock and roll. 1k is a short range session for 2 guys
All three of those probable see a couple of mags a year when they manage to fight their way out of the safe - the select fire ones just convert money to noise and smiles - I prefer playing with my bolt actions - anyway I digress have to get several hundred 6.5x47, 6xc, 308 and 300prc processed now.....
 
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My 190 hybrids should show up today.
Hope to load up a short ladder test and weather looks like I can get up the mountains and try them out for vertical and BC.
 

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Busy day couple days working on my new reloading set up. Time to get my reloading stuff off of my welding table.


Built some legs, prime and paint. Built 2x4 frame with 2x12 blocking, red oak plywood top with red oak 1x4 trim, stained dark walnut, 2 coats of polyurethane.

Got to try out some new toys today, Little Crow Worlds Finest Case trimmer, Frankford Arsenal Hand primer, and got a 2.91 bushing for my Redding die.

Case trimmer and hand primer both work fantastic. Highly recommend both.

In 100 Peterson 260 rem SRP brass, Deprimed, sized, deburr/chamfer, Hand primed with cci 450, charged with 42.2gr of h4350, And seated 136gr Scenar

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