What did you do in the reloading room today?

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  1. FatboyFlash

    FatboyFlash Senior Member

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    Went downstairs to clean up and loaded 1100 rounds instead, the last of my Zero 180gr hollow points. I then loaded some 180gr Blue Bullets for testing.
     
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    Wolffy Make Ready Charter Member

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    Sorted 1 of the 3 buckets of brass picked up from NC State
     
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    Fool#2 Happy to be here Charter Member Sponsor

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    worked on some load data. going shooting this weekend and plan on trying out a couple dif hand loads
     
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    Wolffy Make Ready Charter Member

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    2nd of 3 buckets sorted. Made 300 .40sw for Saturday.
     
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    backwoodsshooter Dreaming of a HK Charter Member

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    Blew out a primer for the first time since I have been reloading
     
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  6. FatboyFlash

    FatboyFlash Senior Member

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    Louder than you expected?
     
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    backwoodsshooter Dreaming of a HK Charter Member

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    That's the thing it wasn't much louder than norma. Now I was wearing ear pro so that cut down a lot of it lol.

    But federal brass for the 6.8 don't like hot loads and I think that was my fourth load on the brass and I was warned about the primer pockets when I got into reloading for the 6.8
     
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  8. chrishf12

    chrishf12 Carolina Wanderer

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    Loaded 22 rounds of 9mm on my 650.
     
  9. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman Nazi, SJW, Geek. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Prepping 5.56 brass. (1000)
     
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  10. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet.

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    Wet tumbled some 460 S&W brass, along with some 44mag and 45acp. Since I don't shoot a lot of 460, it is nice to be able to finish filling up the drum with 44 and 45acp so that I have a full load.
     
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    How does one get brass from NC state???
     
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    Wolffy Make Ready Charter Member

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    NC State USPSA Match. When you work the match the brass on your stage is yours to pick up.
     
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    Did they let the match staff keep the brass?
     
  14. Wolffy

    Wolffy Make Ready Charter Member

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    Yep, part of the RO incentive package.
     
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  15. Charlie R

    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    Spent two hours trying to make a silk purse from a sow's ear. Son has started shooting an AR, which means a new caliber to load. I am too cheap to buy new brass like Starline, so working on the ammo his grand parents gave him for his birthday - all Federal 5.56. So reaming primer cups to remove crimp, resizing, triming to length, and chamfering.

    Started showing my son how to do it. That did not last too long, so I only did 100 to see if it is worth doing the rest. Probably is not, but will know Saturday.
     
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    I'll finally have a reloading area again! Decided to buy a bench, just don't have the time to build one, so time to mount up the presses.
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet.

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    After learning how to reload on several pistol calibers, my first bottle-neck rifle caliber reloads were .223. It was a bit of a shock having to do all the crimp removal and trimming. Compared to pistol, the initial brass prep for bottle-neck rifle brass is a lot of labor, as you have found out.

    I actually prefer finding LC brass that has crimped primer pockets, as having to remove the crimp means that the brass is only once-fired. But, once the crimp is removed, you never have to do that again.
     
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    Beef15 Lousy C Charter Member

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    Once they're all loaded, lay a dozen or so in your hand at a time and swipe 'em with a fat tip sharpie, makes sorting your prepped brass from the range stuff that needs prepping 5X easier/quicker.

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  19. Charlie R

    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    Thanks good idea and will do.
     
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    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    I have loaded 243 and 7.65 x 54R, but this is my first foray into military rounds and as you noted, I am a "Kinetic Learner" (unfortunate but true). In the future I will purchase .223 ammunition that is not crimped (I hope).
     
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    Beef15 Lousy C Charter Member

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    I was at a match and a fellow noticed and asked about it, I said I hate removing crimps. Pretty sure by hos reaction he was gonna adopt the practice. I store on clips which lets me mark them quick and minimize coloring my hand.

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  22. Toprudder

    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet.

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    I started marking the brass with a sharpie some time back. Also, if I have a case that I know I want to discard after shooting, I mark them a different way so it is easy for me to identify it and throw it in the scrap bucket.
     
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    I FINALLY finished setting my press up last night. RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme (that is no longer going to be for sale since I finally got off my ass). I really like the ejection system from Inline Fab. Really sped up the process having them kick out automatically.

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    chrishf12 Carolina Wanderer

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    loaded 650 rounds of 9mm jhp, pulled one of my 223 load tests to reload with varget.
     
  25. FatboyFlash

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    Loaded the last 1500 of my lucky13 190gr pills. It's a sad day.:(
     
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    Stay strong, it'll be ok
     
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    Added this guy!


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  28. Charlie R

    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    They are sooo pretty!

    How does the CFE223 compare to H335? Are they nearly equivalent and do you notice a difference with CFE?
     

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