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  1. 357 Mag Snake Shotshells

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    Well I've been setting around in Southside Virginia on a raining day without much to do. I have shot my cap and ball revolver enough for it to need a dip in the sink and am not quite ready to do that just yet. My primers are getting lower than I like so am conserving those and not doing any...
  2. Pay It Forward - Reloading Version

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    I have a bunch of empty 9mm and 45 ACP ammo trays/boxes (Winchester, Herters, Remington, Federal and S&B) accumulated over the last few months. I hate to throw them out if any reloaders want them. If you do want them, please PM me your address and I will send them to you FREE of charge. First...
  3. Fragmented primers left in pocket

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    In an attempt to salvage some 200 cases of loaded .243 Winchester (not military possible crimped) bought in a garage sale and somewhat corroded-I began the decapping and noticed many of the primers were fragmenting, the bottom separating and leaving the primer walls still in the pocket-I devised...
  4. New to this forum

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    Good morning gentlemen (and ladies) I have played with guns and reloading for over 45 years. Was a avid shooter back in the day when I could still see a fly buzzing that old bucks head @ 100 yards. Now days I entertain myself fixing up old guns, reloading, casting, and any other little...
  5. Just Joined

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    Hi Guys, I am preparing to retire from 30 years as a Fishery Officer on the east coast of Canada and summed up 27 years in the CDN Army Reserve in 2015. This forum was recommended in a youtube video on reloading. While I've been a shooter for most of my life, reloading is a new venture for...
  6. Old, yet new.

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    Hi all, Old guy, yet new to this site. I recently inherited all my father's reloading equipment. Most of it is old and well used. A bunch of types of brass, dies and powders. I will not be using a good portion of the equipment or supplies. What is a common way of getting the info out and...
  7. Ammo Hoarding

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    Someone share a bad experience with me so I thought I'd pass it on. Prior to the last election a lot of people bought huge amounts of ammo. Yes, I also bought more than normal... Other than taking up space and having to keep it dry, it isn't much of an issue. I also reload and have...
  8. New man on the pile..

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    Hello, I am new to this forum and my name is Daryl. I am looking forward to getting a lot of information from this forum. I am 75, retired and anxious to have some fun with my family. My wife loves to shoot with me so I have a pass to shoot anytime. I own a few firearms and used to hunt when i...
  9. A curious question about reloading outside of the USA

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    I know we have members in many parts of the world and while the ownership of firearms is very limited to non-existent I am curious about reloading supplies in countries where firearms are permitted albeit limited. I am still very much a newcomer to reloading but have come to enjoy the hobby...
  10. What are the top recommended powders to use for reloading a Marlin 336CS .30-30 ?

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    I am interested in starting to reload .30-30 cartridges for my 1984 Marlin 336CS lever action rifle. I have a Lee (hand) reloader press and already reload my .44 Mag. cartridges. Looking for advice on the top 2-3 Reloading powders for a .30-30 cartridge? Also if you have some rationale for...
  11. Magnum Rifle Primers Question

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    Hey, I am new to reloading, and I wanted some insight on a mistake I made. I loaded a batch of .243 Winchester with: 41.0 gr of IMR 4831 Hornady 100 gr BTSP Winchester Brass (new) But I accidentally loaded them with magnum primers (CCI #250). (I'm stupid, I know.) Will these be safe to use in...
  12. Reloading 9mm

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    Hello, I am reloading 9mm and I am having trouble with my powder thrower. Its a Lee perfect powder thrower and I have it set to the grains that I wish to use. But when I go to check the grains against my Lee Perfect powder measure, and a digital scale, I am getting different numbers. My powder...
  13. Shoulder Bump Variances 30-06 + Redding competition shellholder question

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    I'll try to keep this short but detailed. (Also note before reading this I like to be cheap, when I can be so I currently have varying brands of brass) I screw in my Lee FL die, spray Hornady One Shot case lube on my cases, grab a case, insert it into my #2 shell holder that came with my dies...
  14. Reloading for a gas-operated semi-auto

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    I've got an LR 308 and I want to develop a hunting load. I would like to experiment with different powders and different bullet weights. What do I need to look at to ensure proper function of the gas system (ie. not too late and not too heavy). Do I need to stay within a certain pressure range...
  15. Mini 14

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    Bought a Mini 14 SS in 5.56, first Mini I have had and the first in 5.56, have some questions. Reloading for a short while just reloaded my first bottleneck round a few weeks ago,22-250 with a 55 grain Hornady varmint bullet, seems to work well. The Mini has a 1:9 RH twist and I will be using...
  16. .50 reloading press

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    Hey guys, new to the forum and to personally reloading, but been around it for a while. Im looking for an opinion. I shoot a wide variety of rounds. Rifle 7.62 .308 .223 Hand .45 ACP 50 AE What progressive presses do you recommend that could handle the smaller calibers and the 50s, with...
  17. Is it practical to make your own tracer ammunition?

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    I know what you're thinking, Why does this guy want to make tracers? Well, why not. My question is, is it practical?
  18. Swirl on paper from reaload

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    So I am fairly new at reloading. I followed the recipe for 55 grain Hornaday V-Max .223 loads. Powder range for H335 is 22 - 24 grains. I loaded 23 grains. First I fired factory loads, no issues, then my hand loads. It left swirl marks on the paper. From reading other threads, it appears...
  19. 12G Shotshell - Subsonic Vs Supersonic?

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    Hi, This post is in regards to 12 Gauge Shotshells. I was reading this article: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2015/6/19/subsonic-shotshells/ It was talking about subsonic/supersonic shotshells for defensive/hunting purposes. What's the difference between subsonic & supersonic...
  20. Hobbyists from North Georgia (USA)

    Introduction Forum
    Hi, I'm a hobbyists and an inventor. My current fascination is reloading/modifying shotshells. I have several questions to ask in regards to shotguns and using a smoothbore, single barrel, shotgun as a muzzleloader. Also, aiming firearms (handgun, rifle and shotguns) with standard iron...
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