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Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
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Author:  Halfapint [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:26 pm ]
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Finally among the true reloaders! Got a used Hornady LnL AP. Paid $200 for it, with one plate (10mm) and Lee (my favorite) 9mm dies. Set it up, got it adjusted and this thing cranks out the cartridges! The other night I did 500 5.56 in less than 2 hours including primer refills. Still use my turret press for small batch stuff just to test how it goes, but hot damn.

Next I'll be seeing how my concentricity goes. I'm going through and cutting my cases to a size I like, sizing the necks, champhering (sp), pocket reaming, and cleaning the primer pocket. I hope everything is proper. The last batch I cycled ran great, at 50yds the new gun and ammo were tack drivers. 5 round groups under a quarter.

Author:  MPMalloy [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:35 pm ]
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Halfapint wrote:
Finally among the true reloaders! Got a used Hornady LnL AP. Paid $200 for it, with one plate (10mm) and Lee (my favorite) 9mm dies. Set it up, got it adjusted and this thing cranks out the cartridges! The other night I did 500 5.56 in less than 2 hours including primer refills. Still use my turret press for small batch stuff just to test how it goes, but hot damn.

Next I'll be seeing how my concentricity goes. I'm going through and cutting my cases to a size I like, sizing the necks, champhering (sp), pocket reaming, and cleaning the primer pocket. I hope everything is proper. The last batch I cycled ran great, at 50yds the new gun and ammo were tack drivers. 5 round groups under a quarter.
:clap:

Author:  Halfapint [ Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:09 am ]
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So ever since I've been reloading I've had MAJOR issues with my cartridges. It's mostly getting jammed in battery. To the point where I had to use a table or something to force the charging handle. Well I FINALLY figured it out, I haven't been resizing the necks far enough. I'm an idiot, I've looked, I've inspected, but never realized that it's only half way down. So I'm now in the process of resizing every single reload I've never made.

On that note, the Hornady camlock puller is absolutely amazing!

Lastly, I hate being wrong (see above, I'm an idiot). But I've been buying A1680 powder because when I started 300bo I read that it's the best. Well it's a great powder, it's fenominial for subsonic. But for supersonic, h110 can pull nearly 300fps more out of 110gr sirrea HP. It can also be found when A1680 can't.

Sorry for the long post (looked a lot longer on my phone), but damn I like learning!

Author:  SRO1911 [ Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:44 pm ]
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Instead of pulling, you might consider the law factory crimp die, it basically resizes the loaded case.

Author:  Halfapint [ Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:49 am ]
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SRO1911 wrote:
Instead of pulling, you might consider the law factory crimp die, it basically resizes the loaded case.


Law factory crimp die?? Or Lee? Can't find anything about a Law crimp die.

Author:  SRO1911 [ Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:41 pm ]
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Im sorry, Lee.
Voice typing at 85mph isn't conducive to clear communication.

Author:  Halfapint [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:19 am ]
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SRO1911 wrote:
Im sorry, Lee.
Voice typing at 85mph isn't conducive to clear communication.


Quite alright! Really? Can use use the Lee crimp die to fix them? I've used lee dies and the crimp on them, they still jam. It easing until I sat the decap/resize all the way down to so it gets about 80-85% of the next that I stopped having issues. I don't want to over crimp them, might have to much pressure then.

I'd he interested in learning more.

Author:  SRO1911 [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:42 pm ]
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I was thinking of the Lee Carbide Factory crimp die, which resizes the loaded round as it crimps, however it does not appear to be available for 300bo. The other option is a redding small base bushing die. This is a resizing die with a bushing to allow custom neck tension/sizing. You could use it by removing the bushing and decap assembly - anything other than a bushing die will oversqueeze the neck of the case, possibly ruining both the case and the bullet.

Author:  Halfapint [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:27 pm ]
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SRO1911 wrote:
I was thinking of the Lee Carbide Factory crimp die, which resizes the loaded round as it crimps, however it does not appear to be available for 300bo. The other option is a redding small base bushing die. This is a resizing die with a bushing to allow custom neck tension/sizing. You could use it by removing the bushing and decap assembly - anything other than a bushing die will oversqueeze the neck of the case, possibly ruining both the case and the bullet.


It's actually my 223, I have the Lee carbide factory crimp die (300bo actually comes with one as well). I'll see if getting a better crimp on them helps. I'd prefer not to pull because I have a feeling all the ones I did on my turret press are not up to par. The ones I've made with my progressive are much better.

Author:  MPMalloy [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:55 pm ]
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Once you go RCBS, you don't go back. :D

Author:  Halfapint [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:54 pm ]
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MPMalloy wrote:
Once you go RCBS, you don't go back. :D


I have 2 set of RCBS, and honestly, I prefer Lee. They are cheaper and I like the way they adjust and how they are designed. I switched over to an all Lee die set, couldn't be happier!

Author:  MPMalloy [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:15 pm ]
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Halfapint wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:
Once you go RCBS, you don't go back. :D


I have 2 set of RCBS, and honestly, I prefer Lee. They are cheaper and I like the way they adjust and how they are designed. I switched over to an all Lee die set, couldn't be happier!
Lee dies are what I used when I reloaded. They are what I have now. Lee makes a good die.

Everything else was RCBS.

Author:  SRO1911 [ Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:06 am ]
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It's not more crimp you are looking for, you just want to squeeze the body a hair, where your short set full length sizer did not hit.

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