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Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by cycloneman, Feb 20, 2009.
Newer temp stable powders such as......
I do my reloading inside the house.
It's currently -7 in the garage.
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.
Sheetrock and insulation in an attached garage when building a home only adds about $1800 to a build project. 40 deg difference.
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.
That's true. But my house was built in the 1860s, and my detached garage started life as a barn.
Sized and deprimed 100 .223. Now it's removing the primer crimp and trimming.
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!
Formed some .300blk, after the chop.
After the forming.
.223, chopped off head, formed, sized.
A mess of .300 BLK.
Do you use a standard .300 Blackout die to form them?
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.
Thanks. I have a bunch of .300 ammo and a bunch of once fired cases, but it's good information if the need arises!
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.
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.
Loaded some 110Gr Hornady Vmax for .300 BLK
And loaded 30-30 for the first time. These are cheap Xtreme 150Gr FP loaded with 7Grs of Unique. A nice light, cheap plinker.