who's reloading tonight?

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

  1. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    Newer temp stable powders such as......
     
  2. Kvasir

    Kvasir Well-Known Member

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    I do my reloading inside the house.
    It's currently -7 in the garage.
     

  3. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Off work at 1:30pm today working Virtual Office, so I had time to reloaded 400 rds of 38 spl for wifes Mod 36 Chief Specials.
     
  4. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sheetrock and insulation in an attached garage when building a home only adds about $1800 to a build project. 40 deg difference.
     
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  5. texdon

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    Cleaned a lot of 5.56 brass. I need a food dehydrator instead of my table to dry but these 1995 ChiCOM brass looks pretty after a wet tumble.
     
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  6. Kvasir

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    That's true. But my house was built in the 1860s, and my detached garage started life as a barn.
     
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  7. howlnmad

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    Sized and deprimed 100 .223. Now it's removing the primer crimp and trimming.
     
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  8. JRK57

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    Trimmed, chamfered, deburred, cleaned primer pockets on 65 - 223 cases last night in less than 30 minutes on my new Hornady Case Prep Center. Love that thing!
     
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  9. texdon

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    Formed some .300blk, after the chop.

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    After the forming.
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    .223, chopped off head, formed, sized.
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    A mess of .300 BLK.
     
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Do you use a standard .300 Blackout die to form them?
     
  11. texdon

    texdon Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I use the standard RCBS full length resizing die and it doesn’t take much effort to form them. Just need a little lube and a regular amount of cam over. .300 BLK is the first cartridge I “made” and it’s pretty fun. I think any FL die will work.
     
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  12. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I have a bunch of .300 ammo and a bunch of once fired cases, but it's good information if the need arises!
     
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  13. Kvasir

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    I've made literally thousands of 300 blk cases exactly that way. It's very easy because you really are not forming the neck down all that much.
    A more dramatic change in neck profile would require several different dies to gradually squeeze the neck down in consecutive steps. Even more of a pain is what I'm currently considering. Resizing 7.62x39 to 6.5 Grendel. The shoulder needs to move higher for the Grendel. So I'll need to modify a sizing die, and use hydraulic pressure to force the case from the inside.
    I wouldn't bother normally, but Grendel brass is currently over a dollar a case IF you can find somebody that has it in stock.
     
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  14. Hovannes

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    Not quite reloading, but one step on the way---I need to sort through about 400 .38 Spl cases, separating the wadcutter brass from the rest.
     
  15. texdon

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    Loaded some 110Gr Hornady Vmax for .300 BLK
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