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Link Posted: 12/6/2012 8:06:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Slayfan21:
Originally Posted By sburggsx:
Originally Posted By Slayfan21:
Got a new tool to empty .38 special cases

Glad I got that 38 conversion for my xl650

Nice 637. I will say though, after running a box of 50 through mine Friday night that mass reloads might not be an issue. It's not like shooting 357's but you still feel the lack of mass pretty quickly.

I hear that 100%, I shot about 40 rnds of my K frame +P ammo today......

Loaded up some at normal 38 pressure when I got home

also prepped 200ish 223 bass

Haven't moved tonight, but last night I actually backed my normal load of 3.0gr of bullseye under a 158gr SWC down to 2.7gr. This is pretty close to the "accuracy" 38spl load of 2.7gr bullseye under a 148 WC. Hoping to make playing with the airweght a little more tolerable. (also secretly trying to get groups like a target pistol to piss off buddies)
Link Posted: 12/6/2012 8:18:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2012 8:22:35 PM EDT by peligro113]
Loaded up some new .223 loads for my new bolt gun

Loaded up some new .308 for my other new bolt gun

trimmed 7.62x39 brass
Loaded up my first ever 7.62x39 loads

Link Posted: 12/6/2012 8:22:19 PM EDT
Made 100, loaded .45ACP cases empty
Link Posted: 12/6/2012 8:27:57 PM EDT
I ordered 1K of 55gr. z-max projectiles from Graf's and some MTM .223 storage boxes to push the order over $150 to get free shipping.
Link Posted: 12/6/2012 8:33:25 PM EDT
Loaded up 100 rounds of 45 Colt using my cast 260 gr SWC and 7.2 gr Universal. and 50 rounds of 357 Mag using 125 gr Hornady XTP and 17 gr of 2400. (The 357s sre for a new to me 586 I am picking up from my FFL tomorrow! )

I also started building a dedicated casting bench. The old table I have been using is too small and to low.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 8:46:17 AM EDT
Started to put together a PID temperature controller for my lead pot for casting bullets.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 9:42:41 AM EDT
I'm going to unload and sort whats in the tumbler then clean-up the entire loading area. It looks like a typhoon went through it. Oh and give you guys a few hours break.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 10:57:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DDRanch:
Started to put together a PID temperature controller for my lead pot for casting bullets.

You will love the PID controller. Once I built mine I went from casting ok bullets to damn near perfect ones with ease.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 4:50:37 PM EDT
Finally unloaded the pile of 223 out of the tumbler and dumped the other half the "bag" of them in.

A little later I'll make my wish list for the gun show tomorrow.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 6:42:35 PM EDT
Finally took the plunge and bought a Giraud trimmer  I can't wait.  I have used my Uncles Gracey unit and it worked well,  I just decided after reading numerous reviews that the Giraud appeared to be a better option.  I'm sure I won't be disappointed, the only down side is that there is a 4-6 week waiting period, as the old saying goes good things are worth waiting for.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 7:13:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Henny:
What Did You Do Today In The World Of Reloading?

today I made some once-fired brass in various calibers
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 7:23:09 PM EDT
I bought a RCBS power measure at lunch time. Can't wait to go home and play.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 8:11:18 PM EDT
Up to today I couldn't respond because the last time I did anything with my press was the day before the OP started this thread. That day I produced 560rds of .308 as I discussed in this post.  http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_42/384548_How_to_Pay_For_An_Unexpected_Purchase__________.html.  That changed today when I got up, I decided to increase our stock of plinking 45acp so I fired up the 650 and found that I only had to change the toolhead and a couple of casefeed parts because both the 30-06/.308 shellplate and 45acp shellplate are the same so they didn't need swapping out and both calibers use large primers.  Anyway, 45 seconds after I started the swap I was ready to go so I started loading some moly-coated 230grn lead bullets.  
Three hours later my wife called down to me to come up for lunch and so I figured that I'd stop at the 1,200rds I'd finished up to that point, clean up, and go upstairs and eat.  Pretty good output, 1,200rds in just under 3 hours start to cleanup.  I decided upon the 45acp sort of in honor of Pearl Harbor day today.  I thought it fitting to load that caliber instead of a more modern one.   Like the last time, I used components I've had for a while and so my work only cost me a total of only $75.60 vs a Walmart price on 12ea 100rd boxes of Win White Box 45acp @ $30.97/box for a total of $371.64 + tax ($392.45). That's a savings of $316.85!!!
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 9:10:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jim:
Replaced my dillon powder sensor with something more practical. GOODBYE Over Charged rounds.

Thinking about redoing my bench. Move the 5 & 650 to each end, then put the other 550 in the middle. OR on the other bench with the Giraud?

What are the demensions of your bench? Thanks
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 10:34:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2012 11:00:36 PM EDT by JB_DanielD]
Bought 100 .308 & LR  primers.  Been kind of slow this week...
Link Posted: 12/8/2012 2:04:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2012 2:05:31 PM EDT by Henny]
Last night I finished loading up in the neighborhood of 250 rounds of .380 for my mouse gun.  On occasion we'll square off and shoot our mouse guns against each other at steal targets on the range.  The targets are 1/2 IPSC targets at 15 , 25, 35 and 40 yards.  The goal is to do one hit for one shot at each range.  It's a great exercise in the fundamentals of shooting accurately!  There's a target out at 50, 75 and 80 if needed for tie breakers.    Haven't had to go to the 75 and 80 yet!  
Today I went out and practiced.  The load I use is actually a 121gr. cast  bullet on top of some HP38.  For some reason or another my little LCP likes the heavy bullet.  I do know the steel sure doesn't ring with the .380 like it does with the .45 or .357!

One of these days I'd like to file down the front sight of the LCP and mount a shotgun bead in its place.  The LCP's sights sure weren't designed with the competitor in mind!

EDIT: I should really proof read BEFORE I post, not after!

Link Posted: 12/8/2012 2:56:58 PM EDT
I ran a 100 357 Mag and another 60 38 Spl through a like new 586 Smith I picked up last night....time to load up so more magnums
Link Posted: 12/8/2012 6:40:25 PM EDT
I bought some new toys.... Now I have to learn what to do with them!

Link Posted: 12/8/2012 8:45:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2012 8:51:36 PM EDT by PlinkerMO]
Deprimed 600 LC 5.56 cases to add the the 1000 or so I had already done.

I know pretty lame but I have been aquiring supplies little at a time, not quite ready to start reloading so just working through case prep stages slowly to kill time.
Link Posted: 12/8/2012 10:07:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2012 10:13:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:

Originally Posted By sburggsx:
I bought some new toys.... Now I have to learn what to do with them!


That was a great price for that mold.  

Myself, went to the funshow today, will start a thread and post pics of what I found.

Yeah, he just wouldn't go $20 on it. Mold is in great shape, handles maybe not so much. From what I understand replacing them with the other style is a good option.
Link Posted: 12/9/2012 11:48:31 AM EDT
Well I have loaded about 300 45ACP, 300 38SPL, Trimmed and deburred 22-250 & 25-06 and getting ready to charge and put bullets in them. Tumbled about 500 45acp and 1000 .223.

Keep Up the good work, And share the sport>>
Link Posted: 12/10/2012 7:38:57 AM EDT
Swaged 1000 LC .223.  
Link Posted: 12/10/2012 8:33:10 AM EDT
Well on sunday i tried to be lazy but i did get 330 lc11 308 cases camfered, debured, crimp removed and debured flash hole.

i also sized and trimmed 200 lc 09 308 cases with the dillon rt1200 and the hornady lnl ap .  then i wet tumbled the finished cases and stored them for later use.
Link Posted: 12/10/2012 1:52:16 PM EDT
Traded a member some brass for a digital RCBS Scale....    Thank you!
Link Posted: 12/10/2012 11:17:43 PM EDT
Bought a couple of primers....

Link Posted: 12/11/2012 1:37:02 PM EDT
Tumbled .308 & .223 cases after a trip to the range yesterday
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 3:35:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 3:35:59 PM EDT by InfiniteGrim]
Bought cheap, and stacked "deep".  Then I realized I have no use for 500 7.62x54R casings Oh well, it was cheaper then used brass!

Now these I am especially excited to try out. Even the meplats seem perfectly uniform. And they were cheaper then SMK's
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 5:26:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 5:30:06 PM EDT by A2cat-man]
I finally got the time to start putting my bench together.  Got it framed up and will glue and screw 2 layers of 5/8" plywood on the top and 2 layers of 1/2" on the shelf below.  Trim, stain and seal and it will be done.  Looks pretty good so far and stout as hell.
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 10:21:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 10:22:50 PM EDT by doubleshot00]
Reoladed 500 115 gr 9mm out of my 550 and i did it under an hour.  I wanted to see if i could really do it that fast.
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 11:30:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Bought cheap, and stacked "deep".  Then I realized I have no use for 500 7.62x54R casings Oh well, it was cheaper then used brass!

Now these I am especially excited to try out. Even the meplats seem perfectly uniform. And they were cheaper then SMK's

Nice!  Let me know how those 69s work for you!
Link Posted: 12/12/2012 3:41:36 AM EDT
Sorted 1200 mixed head stamp 38 (never wanna do that again) and ran them through my tumbler........    first time and now its on to reloading!
Link Posted: 12/12/2012 9:38:08 AM EDT

Where did you find those?
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 7:05:40 PM EDT
Today I cast and tumble lubed several hundred of these 9mm bullets for practice.  Right now they are drying.  

Can't wait till next weekend's 3 gun!

Link Posted: 12/17/2012 7:14:03 PM EDT
Bought some powder and primers - they were selling out VERY fast and were not taking backorders.
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 8:06:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2012 8:36:46 PM EDT by JB_DanielD]
Today was really busy.  I loaded about 2,250 .223's today.  Here's a picture of a about half of my handy work (sorry for the crappy cell phone picture)

Link Posted: 12/20/2012 3:10:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2012 3:10:52 PM EDT by Addicted2Fish]
Just loaded my first dozen cast loads for my .40, going to the range to test them!  Had to manually weigh the powder charges b/c all I have is a rifle powder measure so far, but ordered the Auto Disk pistol powder measure and hope to have it soon!
Link Posted: 12/20/2012 3:18:08 PM EDT
Aquired 6000 fmjbt 55gr hornady, and 6000 55gr sp hornady. forster 223 dies, ordering powders today along with 7mm-08 dies.
Link Posted: 12/20/2012 8:13:50 PM EDT
Moved a bucket of brass and started to sort some range brass I picked up. .45, .40, 9mm and some .223. Not much only around 10 mins worth of work aprox 500 pieces in all.
Link Posted: 12/20/2012 9:12:18 PM EDT
I have processed some .223 LC brass every day for the last two weeks.  I still have 5K to go.  Then the load fest will begin.
Link Posted: 12/20/2012 9:46:38 PM EDT
Cranked out 750rds of .38spl LSWC on the old RCBS single stage today. I'll probably do 200 more tomorrow time permitting. Starting to run low on primers, but the pistol ammo I have on hand now will last me a very long time at the rate I've been shooting it recently.
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 3:45:44 AM EDT
Primed my first 100 .38 and will start charging them tomorrow.   Getting excited to be this close to my first round......   now if I could just find more primers.....
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 6:03:27 AM EDT
Yesterday I decided to restock my son's 40s&w supply so I fired up the Dillon and cranked out 1,100rds of 180grn for him as sort of a Christmas present.  In addition, my shooting buddy got his wife a Glock 23 so I made up 100rds of light loaded 155grn moly in nickel cases as a Christmas present so she'd have some 'bling' ammo to try.
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 6:57:28 AM EDT
Smelted Lead and Wheel Weights all day,ended up with over 500 lbs. of ingots.  I didn't have time to do my Linotype stash as I ran out of daylight.
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 9:27:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 1:51:57 PM EDT
Dillon trimmer, die, and some case polish arrived today...
Wish I would have just ordered the trimmer when I picked up all the other stuff I needed to start loading .223.

Link Posted: 12/21/2012 7:23:43 PM EDT
Unpacked a Natchez box with a Lee Turret Kit, 9mm dies and assorted other goodies.

Been 40 years since I used a press and then only to pull the handle and fill the casings tubes on some progressives. No recipe'n for me.

We'll see how it goes.

No bullets, primers or powder. Next year.

Link Posted: 12/21/2012 7:47:13 PM EDT
I loaded up 500 .45 and shot them all  today and it was AWESOME
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 8:00:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:

Tried out my "new" powder measure while loading some 300 blk.

After cleaning and coating with paste wax it worked very well indeed.

What powder measure is that?
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 8:12:54 PM EDT
Picked up my order of 500 hornady #2270, 1lb of H322, and some 270 brass. found a broken case of CCI400 (bought them), and resized a couple hundred rounds of 223 brass.
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