who's reloading tonight?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by cycloneman, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    GunClinger, what kinda handle is that on your press? Is that an older style or is it a custom add on? just curious

    Eyeballing your loading blocks too, I like the routed edges, need to get another bit big enough to do some for the .458's. your boo-lits are lookin' good!
  2. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    and my dad made up some drop tubes for my Belding and Mull powder measure;


    now I have 4 total and can leave a couple on some of my standard/favorite loads.

  3. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    That press is an old RCBS that a friend gave me. I dont know if the handle came with it or if he took it off his trycicle.:D
    Here is a thread I posted on how I made the blocks.http://thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=92514&highlight=loading+blocks
  4. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    very nice Gunclinger, those are very good lookin' blocks. I just made a couple, need to aquire some better hardwood (hopefully some walnut) and make a bunch more.

    This little drill press is worth it's weight in gold to me; loading blocks made easy, roll crimps.... and tons of other stuff.

    off to make some more slug shells... then I have 4 cords of wood to stack before vacation....
  5. zant

    zant Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Just got done reloading 20-6.5x06 so I can RE-SIGHT in the rifle I just sighted in...:)Grabbed 6.5x06 I've have'nt shot-boresighted-ran 10rds through-doing 3/4"at 200yds after dialing in...put aside so I could shoot .308 and bumped rifle over......fired 2 more rds and did'nt even hit target:).......I love screwing up-get to shoot more..
  6. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    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.
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Just finished 100 rounds of 45 auto.

    Attached Files:

  8. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    yep did that yesterday .45ACP and .223 till the stuck brass.
  9. garydude

    garydude Member

    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.
  10. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Farson WY
    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
  11. elkslayer4x5

    elkslayer4x5 New Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    Lane County, Oregon
    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
  12. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    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.
  13. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    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.
  14. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    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.
  15. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    OUT OF POWDER!!!:banghead:
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