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What did you reload today?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by CrossHairs, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    I finally cleared the backlog of 9mm brass that needed cleaning and depriming and has been sitting in a bag in my garage for months. Not sure how many cases there are, guessing a couple of thousand.

    I have a bulk load of bullets inbound this week and wanted to get ready so I can do a bulk loading session when they get here.

    And for those that are wondering. I like to deprime and clean my pistol caliber brass before running it though the Dillon. I found that the primer dust clogs the primer feed mechanism after a few hundred rounds....so doing a little pre-prep saves me some time in the long .

    OK, for the pedantic among you, I technically did not actually load anything today....but what did you do?
     
  2. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I didn't load anything today. But yesterday I loaded 1000 rnds of 9mm and 500 rnds of .45acp on the Dillon. Today the wife and I shot 500 rnds of 9mm though the Glocks and about 100 rnds of .45 acp though a 1911, along with about 300 rnds through the AR's and 500 rnds through her 10/22. Oh, I almost forgot 100 rnds of .38 special through the Python.

    To keep the gun gods happy, the wife :love: PROPERLY broke in the Python by shooting it topless. :yes:

    It was a really, really good day.
     
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  3. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    Sounds more like work than a good shoot to me.
    Way to much recoil for my Blood.
    Today I looked over a few dies and thought about tumbling some brass but I did that yesterday also. Getting old sucks!
    Silver Hand
     
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  4. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    That does sound like a fun day. Guns and.....well other things :D
     
  5. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    Finally got my 22-243 middelstead dies in the mail. Loaded 1/2 dozen with 45gr 4350 and 55gr Nosler Balistics. Darn battery was dead in chrono- 5 rounds inside a dime sized circle.
     
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  6. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I loaded a series of 185 gr Berger "Juggernauts" loads for my .308 Winchester using RL-17.

    Last range trip, and an OCW test, gave me a 3-round ONE Ragged Hole group at 300 yards. Monday I will shoot around this load to verify it. Also chronograph the load. While testing this bullet I was getting 300 yard groups that were rivaling most of the 100 yard groups other shooters were getting that day.

    If it wasn't for the fact I have been "snagged" for a Super-Bowl Party I'd be loading a couple hundred "Gravel Pit" rounds for the same rifle later this afternoon.
     
  7. no excuses

    no excuses Rainier OR Member

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    loaded up around 800 rounds of 9mm, 124gr jhp's with 3.8gr of clays at 1.15" for a good fun plinking round.
     
  8. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    My last batch about a week ago....

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  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon California Member

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    Just got a busted open box of lead in the mail today and want to try out a Lee made aluminum 6 cavity mold of the H&G #68......the 45 cal 200 gr SWC bullet. I have an original H&G #68 in a 4 cavity steel mold and that sucker is so much heavier than this aluminum Lee mold and I really want to see if it is faster and more comfortable to use.
     
  10. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    no reloading today, but was able to pick up a pound of A-2230. Spent time playing with my kids today.
     
  11. tcs#1

    tcs#1 oregon Member

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    I kinda got burnt out loading and took some time off, still have about 400 rnds of 45acp to load, I can always load 223, I did sort out some 30-30 brass but haven't even started prepping it...Hoping to get out tomorrow or Thurs. and burn up some ammo...I need to tune up my 8mm/06 and my 25-30/30 then load some of the 8mm with 175s and test them
     
  12. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    I'm just about to load my first run of 38 spl. Up till now I've just been 223 and 9mm, but my LCR needs some feeding too. As I don't have my bullets for the 9mm yet, I'll do these first.

    Only about 200 pieces, but it should keep me happy for an hour or two. I'll run these through the single stage as its the first go with this round. After that, I'll do future loads on the progressive.
     
  13. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    With the ongoing panic, that seems to be a large part of our hobby now, searching for components.
     
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  14. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    300 x 9mm and resized/trimmed about 200 of 30-06
     
  15. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    And I refuse to buy stuff at the panic prices. The shop I go to sells everything at normal prices so I will get what I can when it gets in stock. This may change down the road, but for now, it works.
     
  16. bballer182

    bballer182 Molalla Active Member

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    Haven't actually loaded in a few weeks. Just got done with a move and just about got the bench all set back up. Now that I have a garage that's 3x the size of my previous location, I need to build another bench that I can dedicate to high volume loading. (9mm, 40, 223) having the progressive on the same bench as the single stage was just too crowded.
     
  17. bballer182

    bballer182 Molalla Active Member

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    Off topic: I agree 100%. If we all stopped buying overinflated reloading components and ammo it would bring the prices back down in a hurry. I, for one have not spent a single cent on inflated components, just trying to do my part in trying to drive prices back down.:D
     
  18. rgold1963

    rgold1963 Washington State Active Member

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    Just got 4 emails from three different places with tracking info on items ordered last month at normal prices. I refuse to pay the over inflated prices too so the alternative is to place orders and wait. Stuff is starting to trickle in to the stores but it's almost impossible to catch anything actually in stock. For places taking backorders, get in line and hope the wait times don't get any longer!

    Next week is going to be fun!

    Ron
     
  19. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    My "Betting Pool" choice is March 15 as the date when things will be back to near normal.

    The recent "panic" was just like flushing a toilet. You flush, everything leaves the toilet (at least you hope) and it takes time for the tank to fill so you can repeat. The time it takes for the tank to fill depends on the rate of water flow.

    Unfortunately, powder and primer manufacture for the general public is done at a pretty slow rate. Government Contracts still take priority and that means less scheduled production time for Civilian products.
     
  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Got my new press half way set up today.
    I'll be on the job very soon.
     
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