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Old 03-31-2020, 09:02 AM
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Since my Club is closed during the state lockdown can't do any shooting. However do need a break from house cleaning and re-organization so I've been putting in time getting a bit ahead of my Clay Busting shells. So every day I load up 2 boxes of 12 gage and every other day I add a box or two of 20 gage. Unfortunately I'm just about out of empty 20 gage boxes and getting low on on empties for 12 gage.

Also took a bit of time yesterday to do my part in the Hoarding of Handgun ammo, loaded 40 rounds of 147 grain Gold Dots so that I can load up 4 magazines for my 9mm SR1911 I use as my House Gun. Looking at my stock of range ammo has revealed that I do need to stock up a bit on 9mm so I'll start loading 9mm in the next week.

PS; personally I just do not "get" all these hoarding frenzy. Really, Toilet Paper, that is about the silliest thing to hoard I've ever seen. Something sensible would be Beans, super long shelf life and an excellent source of Protein. So, are people hoarding Beans, nope they are hoarding Toilet Paper. Now the rush for handgun ammo and handguns I sort of get but I do think folks went a bit round the bend into flat out nuts. There are gun shops in my area that have been so heavily cleaned out that they have posted notices "closed until re-supplied" which means closed for possibly several months.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:30 AM
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I was sick for months and never could get and get up and go. But I've been missing shooting and reloading and I've been tempted to get back into the game. But I saw this post, and I was inspired.
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.41 Magnum for me, loaded with a stiff charge of Unique and a bullet cast from a Lee 210 grain SWC tumble lube (I dip them) mold.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:33 PM
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I’m getting ready to go down and take a big batch of 32 brass out of the tumbler that I ran over the weekend... I hope the sieve works well! Then I have a couple of hundred cast bullets (custom no GC Lyman 313631 from friend “beagle”) that need a pass through the old Lyman 450. Being forced to be home is indeed giving me the chance to do stuff I’ve been putting off. 😉

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I loaded 200 rounds of 44spl, 250g lfnfp over 4.4g of 700x. On my Lee classic turret press.

tomorrow I may load some M1 30 carbine 110g fmj soft point, thinking about using IMR4227.
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125 45acp on my Dillon Square Deal......Didn't take long.
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Since my Club is closed during the state lockdown can't do any shooting. However do need a break from house cleaning and re-organization so I've been putting in time getting a bit ahead of my Clay Busting shells. So every day I load up 2 boxes of 12 gage and every other day I add a box or two of 20 gage. Unfortunately I'm just about out of empty 20 gage boxes and getting low on on empties for 12 gage.

Also took a bit of time yesterday to do my part in the Hoarding of Handgun ammo, loaded 40 rounds of 147 grain Gold Dots so that I can load up 4 magazines for my 9mm SR1911 I use as my House Gun. Looking at my stock of range ammo has revealed that I do need to stock up a bit on 9mm so I'll start loading 9mm in the next week.

PS; personally I just do not "get" all these hoarding frenzy. Really, Toilet Paper, that is about the silliest thing to hoard I've ever seen. Something sensible would be Beans, super long shelf life and an excellent source of Protein. So, are people hoarding Beans, nope they are hoarding Toilet Paper. Now the rush for handgun ammo and handguns I sort of get but I do think folks went a bit round the bend into flat out nuts. There are gun shops in my area that have been so heavily cleaned out that they have posted notices "closed until re-supplied" which means closed for possibly several months.
30 ca. ammo cans make great storage boxes for 12 & 20 ga.. They will hold about 135 rds..
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:55 AM
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Yesterday I reloaded 32 H&R Magnums with 98 grain RCBS cast bullets. The day before it was 327 Magnums. Today promises to be a 32 S&W Long day.

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Old 04-03-2020, 07:24 AM
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My last 200 hollow based wad cutters over the classic 2.7 grains of bullseye for my Model 14!

1000 more wad cutters on the way
What weight projectile are you using? I've got a Model 14-6 that I used for the Service Match (similar to PPC). I generally load a 115g semi-wadcutter with 2.8 grains of Bullseye.

I'd like to make a stouter round using the same powder and projectiles. Any suggestions with increases in Bulleyes powder?
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The last couple days have been 1600rds 115 gr 9mm 4.5 of 231 also 1000 reds 38 spec 158 swc 3.8 of 231 up today will be 45 Acp and then on to 45 Lc on a 550b haven’t had a lot of time to do any loading in a while and with 9mm being cheap I have been buying in bulk boy things change fast but happy to have a hobby to enjoy
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:27 AM
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TODAY........I'll unload some today.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:32 AM
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I've been reloading 125 grain lead bullets over Blue Dot powder for my Taurus PT 92 9mm. Blue Dot works great. I had been using Unique with that bullet and results were very disappointing. I've found that Unique does work with lighter bullets in the 9mm.

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Yesterday I reloaded 32 H&R Magnums with 98 grain RCBS cast bullets. The day before it was 327 Magnums. Today promises to be a 32 S&W Long day.

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Please post a few pictures of your bullets and loaded ammo if you can. Thanks.

What guns are you shooting them out of? I have a S&W Model 31-1 in .32 S&W Long.

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Yesterday I reloaded 32 H&R Magnums with 98 grain RCBS cast bullets. The day before it was 327 Magnums. Today promises to be a 32 S&W Long day.

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Loaded some coated 9mm on the 550 this morning.
Hope to load .223 this weekend. I’ll swap back to large primer next week and turn out .45 acp and 44 mag.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:04 PM
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In response to Warren Sear’s request:

32 S&W long...S&W 31-1
32 H&R Magnum...Ruger Single Six and Ruger SP 101.
327 Magnum...Ruger Single Seven.

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Old 04-03-2020, 05:27 PM
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When you need to buy more powder try Power Pistol. It meters consistently in my Dillon 550.
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When you need to buy more powder try Power Pistol. It meters consistently in my Dillon 550.
I’m a real old guy. Been using Bullseye, Unique and 2400 since 1964. It was really hard for me expand to 231. Power Pistol sounds terrifyingly modern.😄

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Loaded 120 9mm rounds with new powders to test through my R51. Six different bullets from 95gn to 125gn, five of which are castings from Lee molds. These have the shortest oal of all my reloads due to Remington's short leade.
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Might not be a brass cartridge case, but a muzzle-loading rifle is essentially being a reloader every time it is loaded and fired.
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I unloaded 3 boxes of 410's today.
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Loaded some .454 Casull ammo with light, very pleasant loads.
265gr wide flat nose w/ gas check from Beartooth
1 box loaded with 10gr Unique for about 1000fps.
1 box loaded with 12gr Unique for about 1150fps.
These are very mild for a Casull, essentially duplicating heavy .45 colt loads. Why bother? Because I enjoy shooting Casull revolvers without the heavy recoil. Back in the day, we used to shoot the same bullet at 1800fps. That was then, this is now.
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8.0 gr Unique under 125 Hornady XTP's

waiting on 158 Noslers and more brass to arrive from Graff's

Bored, just loading everything I got for my .44 Spec and .357
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toilet paper holder in upstairs bathroom - have at least 3 years supply of rifle , pistol , + shotgun reloads + components to make many more -
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Hi, complementing the post # 26 - Powder scale is here, chinese made, I think Horizon brand. Measures to 1/10 of grain, that suffices.
The 85 .45 AR Berdan cases are clean and primed, now the poder question. Here we have not many options.
Gun powders found here are made basically by IMBEL and CBC.I have from the first a type known as PV2P and from the latter a type listed as 219.
Both are for non magnum handgun loads and should work fine in my S&W brazilian shooting 230 grains lead bullets.
The question is how do they compare with Bullseye ?!
I know 219 is a fast burning powder measured at 45 millisecons. Does anyone know the burn rate data of Bullseye?
That´s why I find much more reloading tables featuring Bullseye powder then I find the CBC 219.
Of course this is for academic reasons only, as I don´t have Bullseye and will use either or both of my currently avaiable powders.
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I got the bug to work on some 9mm cases, 6mm Rem cases, .222 Rem cases and some .38 specials. Just sizing cases but I did a Lot of brass in the last two days
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Let’s see, I had a choice of setting up my second press and loading or working on my taxes. It was a no brainer so I decided taxes can wait.

I normally load on a Dillon Square Deal B and have a Rock Chucker that was my dads. I setup a second bench for the Rock Chucker for the less shot calibers i shoot, 38/357, 44 magnum and 380. I also have dies for 308, 30-06 and 223 but don’t actively shoot those calibers. On my Dillon I load 45acp, 45 LC, 38 super and 9mm.

I found a box of 500 38cal jhp bullets I’d had for thirty years and loaded some of those in Moderate 357 loads and have a box of 148 hbwc I loaded in 38 target loads with bullseye. I then switched over and loaded some 45acp with a box of Speer RNHP jacketed bullets my dad bought forty years ago I’d guess.

I primarily load on the Dillon and loading on a single stage press is painful if you’re doing any quantity. Still it gets the job done and produces very nice consistent rounds. But I can see some 38/357 dies for the Dillon in the near future.

I have thousands of rounds loaded now and just need the range to reopen so I can shoot them.

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Loaded 30 carbine today.........Yesterday, unloaded 45acp/32 mag/44 Spl/ .22's...........You know........Bang Bang Bang!
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I loaded 500 rounds of .45 Colt:
255 gr LSWC
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WLP primer
Starline brass

For my 25-9 and 625 MG
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5.8 gr. AA#5, 158gr. Berry’s copper washed round points, 1.450 “ COA around 800fps out of 4” S&W

Other favorite load 4.5 gr. HP38 same otherwise around 850fps.
About 800 it of 2 1/2” bbl.
Loaded 400 last week.
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Over the last two days I have cleaned de-primed resized and trimmed and loaded 500 M1 Carbine rounds 13.3 grains of IMR 4227 under a 110g Remington round nose soft point bullet. Now I need to find more bullets I have brass powder and primers.
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I load my 110 gr cast GC'd bullet over 13 grs of 2400. Works well in all my carbines.
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Several calibers . 44-40 using the LEE 200gr RNFP sized .427 over IMR 4227 for my Marlin rifle . About 100 38spl cases loaded with the LEE 148gr WC over 2.8 grs of Bullseye . The other day I reloaded some 45acp using a 230gr plated RN bullet on top of Winchester 572 powder . I had never used it before but I really like it so far . Regards Paul

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...and I'm in the process of reloading about 300 more 9mm rounds than the 150 I started last week. I had the cases primed and ready so all I had to do was charge and seat, charge and seat. And they are plunking well. I think I've finally discovered the right 'touch' for 9mm. I've always tended to use way too much force on everything but I'm getting over it. I only have a few 'non-plunkers' that I need to look at.

PS: I HATE .380s getting into my 9mm range pick ups. I must have thrown 50 of them into the recycle. And I have a really hard time reading the headstamps on most of them. A long .380 can look like a short 9mm. But I get them weeded out, though it is a PITA.
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Have been cleaning up my reloading bench. Suprised at what I found. A 5 gallon bucket of 45ACP brass, 3 or 4 thousand 9mm's and other misc. stuff. My tumbler is working overtime. My 550 will be working overtime to catch up. I've been a member for a lon, long time, but this is my first post. This forum has been a wealth of information.
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Over the last two days I have cleaned de-primed resized and trimmed and loaded 500 M1 Carbine rounds 13.3 grains of IMR 4227 under a 110g Remington round nose soft point bullet. Now I need to find more bullets I have brass powder and primers.
It's been his 'grail gun' for a long time. Royal Tiger Imports got a big batch in from Ethiopia and the prices are pretty good. They might have some left if anybody wants to spend about $1200.
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Straightening my reloading shelves last weekend I found 700-800 cast and lubed 124gn .356 projectiles that have probably been sitting there since the last ammo shortage. I've not cast 9mm projectiles for awhile. So today I started loading them in 9x19 cases over 3.6 gns of Bullseye. the primers are marked $19.95 per K so they are probably also left over from the last shortage.
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I recently loaded up a whole bunch of Oregon Trail 200 grain hard cast SWC in .45 ACP. I just filled up 100 moon clips and am ready to break out my 625-6.
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Loaded some Berrys 158gr Flat Point for .38spl. Universal instead of 231 - trying out a new powder (to me). Loaded warm but not hot. 25 tryouts for the range, 225 left to finish the experiment.
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Lee 125 grain TL wad cutter lubed with Lee liquid alox. Bullets are unsized. Using 5 grains of Unique in 38 special. I loaded half normal and half inverted.
The regular ones shot good out of my Model 15 S&W. The inverted ones shot good out of my S&W 638, but they might be too hot for that little J Frame.
I'll stick with normal seating and shoot them out of the Model 15 Combat Masterpiece. Should be a good woods walking load.
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A friend had some old stock Unique he didn't want so he gave me a couple pounds recently.

My go to 45 acp powder is 700-X with a load of 4.7 grains behind a 230 grain RN pill. So, I experimented with the Unique for a good load. Started at 5.0 grains with a 230 grain RN. This charge cycled the SR1911 well but was too light.

I bumped up to 5.5 grains which was much better. However, it was still a tad light. I figured 5.8 grains of Unique should be good. Loaded 100 of then to try out next trip...

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Haven't reloaded a single round, my lee turret press dies and powder drum should be in by the end of the week and I'll set her up !
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Used the RockChucker to work up some 10mm with CFEpistol. I have 135gr Frangable FP and 180gr FMJ FP loads worked up and ready for a range day with the Chrony.
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Reloaded 2 1/2" 410's and cast/cleaned 70 lbs. of lead pucks for my shotmaker. Sunday/Monday unloaded 6 bxs. of 410's on my skeet field.
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Did some 12 Ga. trap and skeet loads a while back and just finished some 38 and 9mm to refill my ammo boxes.

I feel for you if the shotgun hulls are getting low and you have to buy new ones for your future loadings, for what they are selling for.

Right now I am getting ready to take inventory on my loaded ammo for my deer rifles, just in case I get a deer tag, in my state. Not an easy thing to do with all the new people that have moved in to the area over the last ten years.
I have three different size calibers that I use, and will have to test three different load in two of them and see how the old standby does in the third rifle.
At my age, I am hoping for a shot at or inside of 100 yards but 300-400 is doable, IF the terrain will allow access to the deer with the 4x4's.

Venison is nice to have but I have learned that there are other foods that
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10mm 200 Grain WFNGC under 13 grains Accurate #9 ...
Oh...I like that bullet. What mold is that and do you suppose it's available in 180-185 gr? That's nice.

Over the last few days I've concentrated on 240 gr RNFP cast over H110 and IMR 4227 for 44 Mag.

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Me again, using up some AA5 which I have around...

Cartridge: 38 Spl +P
Powder: 6.4 grs AA5
Bullet: Speer 158 gr LSWCHP
Cases: Starline
Primers: Fed 100 primers,
OAL: 1.455” OAL
Approximate velocity (S&W 642 1 7/8”): 800 FPS
Comments: Another Rem/Fed/Win “FBI” level load. A little “dirtier” compared with my Power Pistol 38 Spl +P equivalent. I use 7.1 grs AA5 with Keith 358428 for a real good 38-44 loading for my Ruger 357 Mag (ref: Handloader Oct 2016 article)...haven’t chronographed this 38-44 load but it is very accurate.).

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Yesterday; 45 Colt.

Found 35 cartridges (G.F.L. brand).
36 with Alliant Red Dot (my current plinking reload).
5 with Alliant Power Pistol (just to try in the 45Colt).
4 with Alliant Unique. (just to try again, and I finally
ran out of the 4lbs RD that took years).

Interesting note; all flash holes are not centered.
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179 ea 10mm and a couple hundred 38's.
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