Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

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Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Post by MPMalloy » Sat May 26, 2018 7:19 pm

taipan821 wrote:Another question, regarding headspace gauges.

worth it? I'm not being picky at the moment about case dimensions, just wanting to make sure the case will load
I have always heard that headspacing is important.

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Post by Halfapint » Sun May 27, 2018 11:07 am

taipan821 wrote:Another question, regarding headspace gauges.

worth it? I'm not being picky at the moment about case dimensions, just wanting to make sure the case will load
I'm not exactly clear on what it is (honestly) I resize all my cases, and inspect them carefully to see if anything is bulging or if there's cracks/etc. I've not yet come across a case that's showing signs of head space issues.
NapalmMan67 wrote:What do you consider bulk? Some vendors classify 100-500 bulk, others 1000+. Anyway...

Rocky Mountain Reloading, Missouri Bullet, Extreme Bullet, Everglades Ammo, Berrys, Mid South Shooters, Natchez, Montana Gold etc...


FWIW- I've been shooting the HiTek coated bullets from Missouri in both 9mm and 45, and they are great. Much easier to load than plated, but maybe that's just me.
Bulk is 1000+ for me. MP actually pointed out that some of the auction sites have bulk ammo for sale, so I've been looking through them to see what I can find. Thanks for the list! I'll check them out as well
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Post by NapalmMan67 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:14 pm

Halfapint wrote:
taipan821 wrote:Another question, regarding headspace gauges.

worth it? I'm not being picky at the moment about case dimensions, just wanting to make sure the case will load
I'm not exactly clear on what it is (honestly) I resize all my cases, and inspect them carefully to see if anything is bulging or if there's cracks/etc. I've not yet come across a case that's showing signs of head space issues.
NapalmMan67 wrote:What do you consider bulk? Some vendors classify 100-500 bulk, others 1000+. Anyway...

Rocky Mountain Reloading, Missouri Bullet, Extreme Bullet, Everglades Ammo, Berrys, Mid South Shooters, Natchez, Montana Gold etc...


FWIW- I've been shooting the HiTek coated bullets from Missouri in both 9mm and 45, and they are great. Much easier to load than plated, but maybe that's just me.
Bulk is 1000+ for me. MP actually pointed out that some of the auction sites have bulk ammo for sale, so I've been looking through them to see what I can find. Thanks for the list! I'll check them out as well
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Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Post by Zed Hunter » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 pm

For a swaying single stage press get the Lee classic cast. Much stronger than the C press and not that much more.

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Post by brothaman » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:10 pm

Just putting this out there... a good electronic auto charge/scale will make your reloading more enjoyable and easier for less money than a good progressive press. Just sayin'. Metering powder is a bitch. Metering extruded powder is a bigger bitch. The 'lectro charge/scale is sooooo choice. Charge is ready, waiting, and accurate by the time I seat a primer. Pour powder, set the pan down, seat the next primer and ,.. damn. Just like frickin' magic there's a perfectly metered charge waiting right there.
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Post by BullOnParade » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:13 am

I'm putting my casting production on steroids in the near future. Just a teaser post to get the ol' blood flowing.
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Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Post by taipan821 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:26 pm

well, an update.

Just put together 100 rounds, cci primers, 25 grains AR2206, 50 grain Zmax. waiting for a chance to go to the range to test them out
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Post by eugene » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:14 pm

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Post by Zed Hunter » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:59 am

Just received my primers & powder from Graphs. Going to start on 3" .410 buckshot loads. Still need a roll crimper.

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Post by Zed Hunter » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:04 am

The Lee loader for .410 I just received is 30+ years old but works great. I de-capped all of my Super X hulls yesterday and started priming them.

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Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Post by Halfapint » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:38 am

Man with all the work on the property I haven't had the down time to reload. I'm up to a 5gallon buck full of spent 9mm, and about half a bucket of both 308 and 223. My roommate has been on a reloading spree however, he's loaded about 400 .270's for hunting season and weekly practice before hunting.

On a side note, he and I did load some ELD-X bullets for his .270 and my .308. Neither of us could get these things sighted in. With my 150's at 300 yds I'm shooting about 2MOA groups, he shoots about 4-5MOA. With the ELD-X I couldn't even get 1 MOA at 100yds, my buddy couldn't even get on paper half the time. I think I figured out his issue, he's got an older Model70 I believe it's a 1-12 twist, he's been shooting heavy bullets, I don't think the bullets are stabilizing and are going crazy. I'm having him drop down to 130gr bullets, hopefully those will stabilize better and not go all over. I've got a faster twist of 1-10 and I've shot 220gr bullets with no issues, the ELD-X's I think were 178gr, so not sure what my issue was.
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