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What did you do in the reloading room recently?

wegman

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Quick clean
Decal and size on press-- 1st run
Decrimp and trim off press
Prime on press - 2nd run
Load - 3rd run
Powder drop
Powder check
Seat
Crimp
Most of my brass is military...
Decap and tumble
Remove crimp (Dillon swager)
Uniform primer pockets (Sinclair International solid carbide Uniforming bits). I feel this pretty well eliminates any chance of a slam-fire. Primers are then .004-.006 below flush. These
tools (small rifle and large rifle) are non-adjustable and should never wear out. I first bought RCBS (adjustable) and stopped using them when they came out of adjustment...
Lube (Dillon spray)
Size. Either RCBS small base size die (.308) Or if .223 or .30/06 I size and trim with Dillon RT-1500/Dillon trim die.
Verify shoulder bump with RCBS Precision mic.
Tumble 15 minutes in corn/Dillon polish
.308 is trimmed, chamfered and de-burred on a Giraud Tri-way.
.223 and .30/06 are chamfered and deburred individually on my drill using RCBS carbide deburring and chamfering tools.
Rifle cases are primed on an RCBS bench tool.
I dump the prepped cases in the 650's case feeder, powder and seat bullets. No crimping.
Drop every one into a case gauge to check
 

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I just made up a few loads for a Mosin sniper rifle. My son bought it from a Russian guy in Waltham who said his grandfather carried it in WWII. Who knows but it's original and the scope is numbered to the rifle. It was $500.00. I think an original scope is probably worth that. This rifle seems to have a tight bore and didn't do well with .312 bullets so I'm trying .308 168 grain match bullets and H380. If I'm doing it correctly, the bore slugs at slightly under .308.
at $500 right now thats a decent price even if its nor "real" I would look hard for import marks.
 

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Just got done sizing/priming a batch myself. At this point, I've now loaded more 38spl than 30-06, vaulting it into the cartridge I've loaded the most.
I think I’ve loaded more 38 than anything else too. I’ve done a fair amount of 45 especially when that was the only thing I was loading and shot my 1911 and my 625 every week.
38 lever guns eat up a lot more than that 1911 ever did.
 

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Its easy to load 38 more than 30-06. Heck i shoot more wax bullets from a 32sw than 30-06
30-06 was my second caliber, started for the M1, so it's got a time advantage. I only added 38spl like 18 months ago.

If I win an auction I'm going for, I'll be adding 38 S&W to the mix.
 

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30-06 was my second caliber, started for the M1, so it's got a time advantage. I only added 38spl like 18 months ago.

If I win an auction I'm going for, I'll be adding 38 S&W to the mix.
I need to replace my 38/357 platforms
I sold my revolvers except a old 38 snub
I want to pick up a 38/357 lever gun and a 6” revolver.
 

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I need to replace my 38/357 platforms
I sold my revolvers except a old 38 snub
I want to pick up a 38/357 lever gun and a 6” revolver.
I'm pretty excited about 70s revolvers starting to become increasingly more C&R eligible.

I'd really like a Colt Trooper in 357/38, but the prices have been high (like a lot of things).

That said, I think I will sell/trade my 357/38 SAA clone to fund something else. I think I've found I shoot revolvers better than semi-autos other than my CZ Shadow 2.

That said, this guy will be en route now. Going to order some dies now...
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Was checking through some ammo cans and found three mislabeled ones. One .50 can was labeled 22LR and turned out to be a full can of loose Bosnian 5.56. Another was a 30cal can labled .223 reloads and was actually full of loose Malaysian 7.62 NATO. The third was .50 can labeled .223 reloads and was full of loose Winchester 9mm.

I must have been distracted and didn't finish labeling the cans when consolidating stuff.

I've been changing my labeling from black sharpie to white paint marker and in the process I'm checking contents. So far so good.....all bonuses.

I still need to get about twentyfive 30cal cans though for linked ammo. Now the belts are layered in cardboard boxes and an old South African battlepack can. Need .30 cal cans to hook up to the 1919s.
 

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Was checking through some ammo cans and found three mislabeled ones. One .50 can was labeled 22LR and turned out to be a full can of loose Bosnian 5.56. Another was a 30cal can labled .223 reloads and was actually full of loose Malaysian 7.62 NATO. The third was .50 can labeled .223 reloads and was full of loose Winchester 9mm.

I must have been distracted and didn't finish labeling the cans when consolidating stuff.

I've been changing my labeling from black sharpie to white paint marker and in the process I'm checking contents. So far so good.....all bonuses.

I still need to get about twentyfive 30cal cans though for linked ammo. Now the belts are layered in cardboard boxes and an old South African battlepack can. Need .30 cal cans to hook up to the 1919s.
Have not seen good cans in a while
 

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Hey, what is the best die/stem for reloading .223 77gr Sierra BTHP? I've just been using a Lee standard, but it leaves a ring on the bullet and I'd like to get a nicer die.
Here
 

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I didn’t do any actual reloading but I spent the weekend rearranging and organizing the reloading room a/k/a “the basement”. I had to relocate the reloading bench and mounted all the presses to make them more easily accessible.
 

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I didn’t do any actual reloading but I spent the weekend rearranging and organizing the reloading room a/k/a “the basement”. I had to relocate the reloading bench and mounted all the presses to make them more easily accessible.
Very nice! Lots of space.
What’s the plastic sheeting for hanging from the ceiling?
 

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I didn’t do any actual reloading but I spent the weekend rearranging and organizing the reloading room a/k/a “the basement”. I had to relocate the reloading bench and mounted all the presses to make them more easily accessible.
Are the mounted presses on the bottom for the little elves that you have working for you?!
 
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