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Re: What did you reload today?

#901 Post by ErikO » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:01 am

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Re: What did you reload today?

#902 Post by AndyH » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:48 pm

Deprimed, resized, and cleaned 200 rounds of 9mm. Have 1000 cases ready now...time for a reloading session.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#903 Post by TinkerPearce » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:07 am

Yesterday I reloaded 100 .38 Special, 50 .357 Magnum and 50 .38 S&W- all with the same 125gr TCL bullets over varying charges of Unique.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#904 Post by Marlene » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:33 pm

68 rounds of my "secret" Krag recipe. 175 Sierra Match Kings over 28.7 grains of 3031, which is a light load (brass lasts forever, which matters) putting along at a sedate 1900 fps. This load does an inch or better in both of my shooter Krags.
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#905 Post by senorgrand » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:13 pm

50 rounds of 148g HBWC over 2.1 grains of Trailboss at my new reloading station.
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#906 Post by offensivename » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:08 am

50 rounds of 6.5 Grendel with 123gr ELD over a small spread of Varget.

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#907 Post by senorgrand » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:07 pm

Another 70 rounds of HBWC. Trying to burn-through all 500 of these bullets, as I can shoot them at Morro Bay but not the SLO range.
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#908 Post by lurker » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:04 pm

didn't actually reload anything today, but deprimed 100 empty krag shells, running them through the cleaner tonight and tomorrow, will start reloading tomorrow. it's been easily 16 years since i've reloaded a cartridge, and the re-learning curve is steep. the press is dillon, most of my dies are rcbs, but the new krag dies are lee. shouldn't matter, but the process seems slightly different. planning to load 150 grn m2 ball (flat base fmj) to 2200fps, which is as low as my ancient hornady manual goes. milspec was apparently 2,000fps, with a much heavier bullet.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#909 Post by Marlene » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:28 am

You should get some 175 match kings and try my recipe
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Re: What did you reload today?

#910 Post by CaptainShankypants » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:43 am

Another 300+ 38's with a 148 grain *PINK!* LRN (hi-tek coated). Why pink you ask? Because they're light loads for my wife and pink bullets are silly and funny.
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#911 Post by senorgrand » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:49 am

You're crimping wadcutters? I just did another 75 148 grain HBWC with trailboss...no crimp.
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#912 Post by Marlene » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:57 am

They’re round nose.

But I crimp my autoloader wadcutters.
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#913 Post by CaptainShankypants » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:05 am

I remove the flare and crimp just barely enough to get under the crimp ridge. Smooth feeding into the cylinders is really all; crimp jump not a concern. On a clear day you may be able to watch it meander downrange. Neck tension is more than sufficient.

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#914 Post by senorgrand » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:18 am

Oh, I missed that they were round nose. Cool.
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#915 Post by CaptainShankypants » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:21 am

I know-- you saw Pink and got wiggly. I understand. ;-)

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Re: What did you reload today?

#916 Post by lurker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:49 am

Marlene wrote:
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You should get some 175 match kings and try my recipe
i just load 'em to shoot, not making a science of it. :lazy:
i'm trying to keep things simple, same bullets i use for 30-06. i've got some boat-tails too, i'll get to them eventually. all pulled lake city surplus.
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#917 Post by Marlene » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:58 am

Then use the pulled boat tails in place of the sierras I use. Should shoot the same. What I mean is that light load of 3031 works great. It’s easy on brass, old guns, shoulders, and shoots great.

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#918 Post by lurker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 am

please excuse my manner. i'm slow to start this morning, and irritable. my back hurts, my car is dieing and i'm having trouble contacting my financial manager. i'll get back to this in a while and we can have more fun with it then.
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#919 Post by Marlene » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 am

Sure thing. Sorry you’re having a rough morning. No problem at all with your manner.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#920 Post by lurker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:39 pm

i have on hand imr 4320, clays, hs7 and win 748. i used to reload krag, 30-06 and 223, as well as 45acp.
i don't have my .45acp data at hand, but i think i used the clays for that. not sure why i have the hs7 or w748. i think at one time i was considering reloading 38 spc, 45 lc, and 357 for lady lurker, but she doesn't shoot much.
i see that imr 3031 and imr 4320 both have loads listed for all 3 of the rifle cartridges i shoot in my 4th edition hornady reloading manual, vol 1, circa 1999. since i have 4320, i'm using that. now that i'm also shooting 45-70, i may have to reconsider. loads for 45-70 rifle cartridges are in volume 2, which is out in the shop, or i could just load up 70 grains of ff black powder. hmmm.
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Re: What did you reload today?

#921 Post by Marlene » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 pm

You’ll probably only get about 60 grains of BP in modern cases, but that’s plenty. The hard wax lubes designed for smokeless wont work, but if you’ve got bullets with that stuff just stick em in a tin can, cover with water and boil to remove it. Re-lube with the same soft BP lube you probably already have for muzzle loaders using your fingers.

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#922 Post by lurker » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:54 pm

loaded 25 rnds of krag. took way longer than it should have, still, kind of relaxing, focused, with tangible results. my process needs work, i used to have the measures preset to drop powder straight into the scale, now it scatters powder all over the bench. the mix of lee, dillon and rcbs plays together, but not well. i'll get better/faster/stronger. we have the technology (6 million dollar man (lee majors, farrah fawcwett) reference).
probably best to shoot what i have before i make more.
i haven't bought bullets for 45/70 yet, still shooting the expensive store-bought stuff. accumulating brass.
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#923 Post by Marlene » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:42 am

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#924 Post by lurker » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:44 am

saw that, thanks. would mailing you a thumb drive work? i have something else which might interest you, and i have no use for it. leitz wetzar camera rangefinder, from back in the day. w/ leather case. precision instrument, i think. email me your postal addy (again) and it's yours.
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#925 Post by AndyH » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:51 pm

356 9mm ready to shoot. 125 gn Missouri Bullet Company cast SWC are keeping 4.8 gn of Power Pistol from escaping prematurely.

The cast are running fine out of the stock G17 and G19 barrel and I'm not getting any leading. And the SWC do make pretty, round, holes in targets!
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