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What did you reload today?

#1 Post by bigstones » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:39 pm

This thread is for anyone to post what reloading or reloading related function they performed on this day or in the recent past. Please note: Drinking adult beverages is an after reloading activity and does not need to be reported here. Nor does reloading the groceries from the supermarket to the car and from the car to home. This is strictly a cartridge reloading thread.

So I will start. Today I reloaded 500 rounds of .223. I tried to duplicate the M-193 load using a 55 grain Hornady FMJBT bullet over 25.2 grains of 2230 powder in Lake City 2013 cases with CCI 41 primers. With my RCBS Chargemaster and my single stage press I can load 10 rounds in 4 minutes, so it took me a little over three hours to load the 500 rounds.

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#2 Post by Simmer down » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:48 pm

30 Remington. 150g using 3031. This powder has less CUPs (pressure measurement) and I really like it for my old rifles.

This load is for a pair of 90 year old semi-auto rifles and info has been hard to locate.
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#3 Post by wlewisiii » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:18 am

Loaded 100 .45acp 6 gr Unique & 240gr. Keith swc. Looked up data for .30 carbine as well.
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#4 Post by Fukshot » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:40 am

Not enough .38 Special. Never enough .38 Special.

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#5 Post by wlewisiii » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:17 am

Good point. 38 special is next.
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#6 Post by DirkFugliss » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:22 am

Loaded .38 Special w CFE Pistol but I think I am having powder position issues w that powder... .38 case needs a bulkier powder, I know... gonna shoot them anyway ... I'll raise it to the sky to push powder to the back.

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#7 Post by CDFingers » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:29 am

I pulled the ones I'd set aside for pulling. I checked my notes on powders and put them back in the can. I don't know if any of you put powder back. I await chastisement.

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#8 Post by TheViking » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:16 am

Set up my new Lee Classic Turret last night and did 50 rounds of .223. Overall it's awesome but I'm not a huge fan of the built in priming ram.

Unless I reamed the primer pockets, it was hard to get the primers in right and all the cases I used yesterday were once fired. My old hand primer will prime those same cases without reaming so I might just do that next time.
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#9 Post by TheViking » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:18 am

...55 grain FMJs from Xtreme Bullets over 23 grains of 3031 and CCI primers, BTW. Mixed headstamp brass.
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#10 Post by beaurrr » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:51 pm

88 rounds of 45 Colt, with a 255 gr RNFP over 7.8 gr of Hi-Skor 800-x. I'm still mulling over what I'm going to use for the .357 stuff.
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#11 Post by justaguy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Glad you asked!

I put together a second test batch of ladder loaded .223rem with the following :

LC brass
CCI small rifle primers
62gn FMJBT
IMR4895

I started at 22.7 and went up .2 grains every five rounds to 24.5.

I'm working up rounds for my wife's Savage11VT which has a 24" 1/9 heavy barrel. I'm hoping the heavier rounds will tighten up. The test batch set weekend with 55gn bullets had about a 2" spread at 100 yards., and the rifle is capable of much better. So am I, frankly.

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#12 Post by shinzen » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:55 pm

Sweet. Just ordered a box of 500 77gr 223 bullets to work up. Figure since I've got this handy dandy 1:7 twist barrel, I might as well see how it does at stabilizing something with a little more heft.
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#13 Post by ATXOrangeandBlue » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:27 pm

shinzen wrote:Sweet. Just ordered a box of 500 77gr 223 bullets to work up. Figure since I've got this handy dandy 1:7 twist barrel, I might as well see how it does at stabilizing something with a little more heft.
Careful with those. I tried some 77 Graingers a while ago and couldn't get them down to magazine length. Had great luck with Sierra 69 grain Marchkings though.


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#14 Post by eelj » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:36 pm

ATXOrangeandBlue wrote:
shinzen wrote:Sweet. Just ordered a box of 500 77gr 223 bullets to work up. Figure since I've got this handy dandy 1:7 twist barrel, I might as well see how it does at stabilizing something with a little more heft.
Careful with those. I tried some 77 Graingers a while ago and couldn't get them down to magazine length. Had great luck with Sierra 69 grain Marchkings though.


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#15 Post by senorgrand » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:51 pm

I'm going to try some 38 spc in the next week. Anyone have recommendations on a good reloading vid I can review before starting? I watched a few awhile back, but more is always better.
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#16 Post by hillman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:54 pm

Started the process (tumbling brass) of reloading .44 Remington Magnum. IMR4227 is my only pistol powder (it's a plot against me, obviously), so no other option available.
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#17 Post by beaurrr » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:23 pm

I did 15 45 Colts with 250 RNFP over 8.1 to 9.0 grains of Power Pistol, and 12 of the same bullet over 18.6 to 19.2 grains of H110.
Can't wait to shoot 'em.

Update: Well, today I shot 'em. Relatively stout recoil from the hotter loads of each powder, especially the H110. I was getting better accuracy by a good margin with H110, too. I'll be working more with these powders for sure.

I also brought along my new AR500 3/4 inch thick gong. Naturally, nothing seriously harmed it. However I did find it interesting that the 6.5x55 swede did more damage, such as it was, than either the 7.62x54 or the .30-06. And by damage, I mean minor roughness at the point of impact.
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#18 Post by shinzen » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:26 pm

ATXOrangeandBlue wrote:
shinzen wrote:Sweet. Just ordered a box of 500 77gr 223 bullets to work up. Figure since I've got this handy dandy 1:7 twist barrel, I might as well see how it does at stabilizing something with a little more heft.
Careful with those. I tried some 77 Graingers a while ago and couldn't get them down to magazine length. Had great luck with Sierra 69 grain Marchkings though.


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#19 Post by eelj » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:40 pm

senorgrand wrote:I'm going to try some 38 spc in the next week. Anyone have recommendations on a good reloading vid I can review before starting? I watched a few awhile back, but more is always better.
If I remember correctly you have an older Lyman turret. I would look on you tube for videos on that press. 38spec is so easy what powders and bullets do you have?
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#20 Post by eelj » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:47 pm

Things are shaping up on the new home stead. Tomorrow I should have the last of my reloading cabinets and work benches moved and I will begin the process of crafting ammo and cutting steel for my range targets.
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#21 Post by senorgrand » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:11 pm

Plated 158g rnfp over trailboss.
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#22 Post by hillman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:09 pm

senorgrand wrote:Plated 158g rnfp over trailboss.
What is 'rnfp'? To me that reads as round nose flat point.
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#23 Post by beaurrr » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:50 pm

senorgrand wrote:Plated 158g rnfp over trailboss.
Is this for 357? Which brand are you using? I'm working through some RMR (X-treme) 158 RNFPs. How are they working for you?

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#24 Post by senorgrand » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:09 pm

Mine are xtreme too! Haven't used them yet. I'm going to load 38 spc with trailboss, then when I get the hang of it, unique in 357.
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#25 Post by beaurrr » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:30 pm

I'm doing that, too, but in reverse!
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