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Re: What did you reload today?

#876 Post by axel » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 am

For the first time in months some 357 magnum. Hadn't cast anything for awhile, but had some plain base 125-grain truncated cones and loaded them to 38 special pressures to prevent leading. I'll be trying them tomorrow in my new Winchester 1892 Short Rifle - made in Japan; a very nice gun.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#877 Post by Kyle1990 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 pm

I finished my last 350 rounds of .40 S&W. I've got 2575 loaded up and in ammo cans. I think I'm probably good for awhile now.

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#878 Post by Buck13 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 pm

ncbluedot wrote:5 round mag. Por que?
I'm guessing COAL is the issue in question.
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#879 Post by Buck13 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 pm

TinkerPearce wrote:200gr. LRNFP over 5.1gr. of Trail Boss, CCI300 primer in .45 Cowboy Special

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Nice label! Looks very correct for the style of ammo.

Sounds like a fine target load. Any idea as to the velocity?
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Re: What did you reload today?

#880 Post by HuckleberryFun » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:45 pm

I’ve been off the Internet and the forum for a few weeks now. I put the time to use to shoot more and reload more.
Below is 400 rounds of .308 reloaded to M852 specs (168gr HPBT, 42gr IMR 4895). Nice groups at the range.
Starting to get the hang of it now, I think.
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#881 Post by zzrguy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:14 pm

250 45 Raptor. For my AR10.

Its a rimless 460 Magnum and a total hoot to shoot.
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#882 Post by zzrguy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:19 pm

TinkerPearce wrote:200gr. LRNFP over 5.1gr. of Trail Boss, CCI300 primer in .45 Cowboy Special

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Are those cut down 45LC?
I do like Trail Boss great powder for revolvers and lite loads for rifles. My daughter's 14 and shoot my 30-06 over a full case of TB and likes it only 2 to 4in low at 100.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#883 Post by TinkerPearce » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:31 am

zzrguy wrote:
TinkerPearce wrote: Are those cut down 45LC?
I do like Trail Boss great powder for revolvers and lite loads for rifles. My daughter's 14 and shoot my 30-06 over a full case of TB and likes it only 2 to 4in low at 100.
Yes- Starline makes brass, but I had a lot of .45 Colt on-hand, and the tools to make it easy to shorten a bunch of it in a hurry.
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#884 Post by TinkerPearce » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:33 am

Buck13 wrote:
TinkerPearce wrote: Nice label! Looks very correct for the style of ammo.

Sounds like a fine target load. Any idea as to the velocity?
Probably arounf 700 fps. from my short-barrelled guns.
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#885 Post by TinkerPearce » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:37 am

.44 Colt- Original, using a .45 caliber heel-base bullet. I just got a custom collet-crimp bushing from Old West Bullet Molds that works with the heel-base bullets. Loading a 200gr. LFP over 6.5 grains of Trail Boss.
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#886 Post by ncbluedot » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:06 pm

Finally warm enough in the garage to reload. 50 rounds of .223. 55 grn FMJBT over 24.5 gns of Tac.

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#887 Post by ncbluedot » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:23 am

50 38 spl. 125 gn RNFP cast boolit over 4.9 gns of Unique.

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#888 Post by lsj74 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:59 am

I loaded up 500 rounds of 9 MM. It took me a couple of days, loaded about half last weekend and primed the other half then and finished it off tonight.
124 Gr X-treme bullets with 4.4 Gr of Hodgdon Universal Clay's.
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#889 Post by offensivename » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:13 pm

Did my first run of 6.5 grendel last night. Some test loads of 123gr ELD over Varget.

50 more rounds in the pile of rifle cartridges its too rainy to shoot still.

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#890 Post by zzrguy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:34 pm

6.5 Grendel 123gr Serria Match Kings.
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#891 Post by offensivename » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 am

50 rounds of 90gr 9mm xtp over 6.2 grains of power pistol.

Well 49 rounds. One became the first addition to my "don't screw up like this" shelf.

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#892 Post by shinzen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:21 am

Got in a new shipment of 7.62x54r Lapua brass to replace all my PPU. Also so I have a crapload of ammo for the meet in the middle.
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#893 Post by Marlene » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:19 pm

a box of light 7mm Rem Mag with 150 SMKs over 44.7 grains of 3031

also, a dozen test rounds of moderately warm 45-70 with the 255 grain lathe turned "match solid" made by Lehigh Defense for the 458 Socom, loaded over the same 44.7 grains of 3031

If both these loads wok out, I'll make a whole bunch of them on the same day, without having to adjust my powder measure.
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#894 Post by 7N6Wolf » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:27 pm

I reloaded 100 rounds of 7.62X51mm:

Hornady 150 gr. FMJ-BT bullet.
Lake City 7.62X51mm military cases.
41 grains of Winchester 748 (This isn't the hottest load one could make, but I am not using my typical IMR 4895; I will start playing it safe).
CCI #34 primers.

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#895 Post by CaptainShankypants » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:09 pm

A couple hundred absolute bunny loads in 38SPL. 3.2grains of W231 pushing a 148grain Eggleston Munitions LRN Hi-Tek coated pink for my wife to pop out of the Smith 15-3. Even in a J-frame there's 22LR levels of recoil. Then change out the entire system (cartridge plate, primer stop, powder throw, and die plate) to load up some zlightly zippier 45Colt loads for the ol' lever gun. :D

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#896 Post by ErikO » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:51 pm

Still working on .30 caliber 56gr sabot rounds for my 7.62x39 shooting. So far, the melonited barrel of my C39V2 is cooperating as is the 18gr of CFE BLK that sits below them. I really need to get these over a chronograph so I can see just how screaming fast these goobers are moving. :lol:
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#897 Post by offensivename » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:24 am

43 rounds of 185gr .45 xtp over a range of power pistol.

Lost 1 to a mangled primer and 1 to a very smashed case (now on my wall of shame) due to not reading the setup instructions on the RCBS die I was using. Also, apparently Blazer brass .45 auto is small pistol primer, which is unfortunate since I only had 45 small pistol primers and 1000 large pistol primers.

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#898 Post by CaptainShankypants » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:31 am

offensivename wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:24 am
43 rounds of 185gr .45 xtp over a range of power pistol.

Lost 1 to a mangled primer and 1 to a very smashed case (now on my wall of shame) due to not reading the setup instructions on the RCBS die I was using. Also, apparently Blazer brass .45 auto is small pistol primer, which is unfortunate since I only had 45 small pistol primers and 1000 large pistol primers.
Ya, screw those Blazers; I run a progressive and I have to disassemble the entire thing to unjam it. Granted, bit of a design flaw with the Pro2000 press, but still...

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#899 Post by Hasaf » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:58 am

I practice a lot with my .380. As such I, mostly reload it. I find it odd, even when I purchase brass, I am money ahead with reloads.

I am considering 22tcm. I keep looking at the rifle on gun.deals to see if they are available. Once they are available again I will probably jump. That will have me reloading a second caliber.
I am also considering getting into 5.56. It would make my AR cheaper to feed.


.. . but right now. . . .380

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#900 Post by Marlene » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:02 am

I had never seen that 22tcm rifle. That looks pretty cool
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