who's reloading tonight?

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  1. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got many of my ideas from this forum. If I see something someone has posted and I like it I steal the idea. Plus I had a few ideas of my own. Heh! Even not so great minds think alike.
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Just finished 100 rounds of 45 auto.

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  3. time2shoot

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    yep did that yesterday .45ACP and .223 till the stuck brass.
  4. garydude

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    Lookin good Highboy; care to share your recipe?

    I did the same as you with 230 grain Berrys on top of 5 grains of bullseye. Its my favorite target load.
  5. 1LoneWolf75

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    It's not night but me and the kids just finished the last 10 rounds of .30-30. They hand em to me and if deprimin they get to pull the lever:D
  6. elkslayer4x5

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    Loaded 50 rounds last night of .357 mag
    12.6 gr H110
    CCI 550 SP mag
    New Starline brass
    Hornady XTP 180 gr OAL 1.590
  7. BobMcG

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    Just loaded 30 rounds of .348 Win. Using Hornady's 200gr FNSP bullets, CCI-200s and 60.7gr of H4350, they crono an avg of 2,291fps from my Browning 71 and manage consistent 5 shot groups of less than a inch at 50yds. (Rcvr sight.)

    Next up will be another box of 180gr Nosler Partitions for my .308 BLR. I like to use 42.5gr of RL-15 and 210s for an avg velocity of 2,287fps from my rifle. With this load I've gotten 10 shot groups into >1.00" @ 100yds. (Leupold Veri-X III 1.75-6x32.) It's the 2nd Belgium made and the best shooting of the three BLRs I've had in this caliber.
  8. aa1911

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    hey, Highboy, I've got that exact same Vaquero, imitation ivory grips and all. 45 LC

    the cylinder stop is off a bit and catches, need to order a new one, been draggin' butt on getting that done as I don't shoot it very often.
  9. aa1911

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    OK, back from a 4 day bear/deer hunt, no luck. Saw lots of elk though which makes me hopeful for opening day of elk on saturday.

    Soooo... loading up some fresh .308 rounds for the M1A as we speak, been using Nosler ballistic tips (168gn) for deer/bear, need more penetration so got a good load with Nosler accubonds for elk. Tried some out while out last trip, they hold same point of impact as the ballistic tips and are just as accurate.

    165gn accubond with 41.5gns of H4895 behind it and now, thanks to my new factory crimp die, secured better and most likely more accurate although hard to get much more accurate than it already is, a tack driver she is. Will help with keeping the bullet in place while going through the harsh and brutal feeding of the gas gun.

    beware elk, 3 points or more cross my sights and you're getting mowed down with Noslers spitting outta my M1A. First round will be nice and careful then it's game on with some serious amount of follow up shots. Same with bear, it's getting hammered hard, got 20 rounds on tap. hopefully there will be some meat left.
  10. time2shoot

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    OUT OF POWDER!!!:banghead:
  11. todd51

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    .357 mag "Plinking Laod"

    I asked one of the experts here for a suggestion on a plinking load using the components I had and one that was less than 1000fps so leading wouldn't be a problem. He suggested 3.7grs. of TiteGroup behind my 158gr. Laser Cast LSWC bullets. That load fell well with in specs in my manuals (sorry Josh but I had to check, ha.) so I set about using my RCBS Rockchucker, their 3 die carbide set and finishing off using the Lee FCD to put a moderate roll crimp on the cases. Cases were new StarLine and primers were CCI #500 small pistol. COL was 1.60.

    I have not used a lot of TiteGroup but I am impressed with how accurately it meters. I weight every tenth powder drop just to make sure things are going as planned and the TiteGroup was right on each and every time using my RCBS 5-10 beam scale.

    Now the hard part is ahead. The reloads look great, the revolvers are in excellent condition so it will be up to the shooter do his part. Hope to get down to the range in the next two weeks and see if I can keep the shakes to a minimum and let this load do it's thing.

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  12. soundguy

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    last night cleaned and trimmed 120 .243 cases, and tumbled 60 .222rem and 20 .30-06 cases.

    plan on another case prep marathon wednesday night.

    anyone notice primers flying off the shelf.. my local supplier store had nothing but a tray or two of odd primers.. like some large pistol and a tray of magnum large rifle.. nothing in between>
  13. todd51

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    Soundguy, at the local gun show Saturday I found CCI small and large, pistol and rifle primers for $30/1000 if you bought a case (5000). If you only bought a 1000 they were $33. I almost bought a case but I am pretty well supplied right now. Hope they stay available.
  14. soundguy

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    i'm hitting a gun show this weekend. I'm seriously thinking about picking up a case...
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    600 more the other night.....
    I love these .32's and keeping
    MamaOzo in ammo is a chore.....
    good thing I'm retired.

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    geez....think they're large enough..?
    sometimes they 'jump' size.....cause I know I
    re-sized them before they went into the folder....[pics that is...:)]

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    Working on .38's now....
  18. Rogeritall

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    I've got .44 Rem Mag brass in the vibro tumbler cleaning, and I'm sitting here watching the election returns. Yes, it can and does get better then this, but for tonight this will do just fine. :D

    Tomorrow night though... WE RELOAD. ;)
  19. gdmoody

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    I got up early to go to the range, looked out side and I see . . . RAIN :(, so I am going out to do some reloading. It's not as fun as shooting but it is a distant second.

    A friend, at work, gave me about 500 pieces of mixed brass, mostly 30.06 and 9mm, both of which I have already tumbled, so I guess I will load up some of those today.
  20. soundguy

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    don't have to be to work till 5pm on fri.

    I think I might get some reloadin! done tomorrow

    woo-hoo
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