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Old 01-26-2014, 11:21 AM
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410 rounds .45 auto
4.9 grains 700X
230 grn PRN
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Who knew that shooting your own home rolled rounds would make the hobby even more fun?
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10 that's right just 10 223 for me I'm still trying to find my mojo around the new bench. This was kinda the first run per se.
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200 rounds of .308 plinking ammo. Light shooting, reliable, and just overall good plinking stuff!

41gr Benchmark
150gr FMJ
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Loaded up some 300 blackout test loads. Switching from AA1680 to H110 for supersonic. Gonna try some 150g and 168g projectiles.
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Loaded up some 300 blackout test loads. Switching from AA1680 to H110 for supersonic. Gonna try some 150g and 168g projectiles.
I'm about to roll some up going the other way. I just picked up some 1680 and 4227 for running 150s.
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588 9mm 124gr.
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Yesterday - 1460 rounds 9mm 115gr xtreme
Today - 800 rounds 9mm 115gr xtreme and 500 40S&W 180gr xtreme

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100 of 308

185gr Lapua
41.5 of Varget
2.770"
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Old 01-29-2014, 6:05 AM
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1873 Dutch Beaumont 11mm

I am using your typical 45-70 405 grain carbine bullet sized to .458 and a 435 grain Lee gas check micro groove bullet lubed with SPG.
Made some sizing/seating dies out of 45-70 RCBS set that I bored out on my lathe (after annealing) from an old 1870's European drawing available on the web.
The unique part of this cartridge is the sheer volume of the case designed to hold 75 grains of black powder to push its 370 grain bullet to 1400+ FPS, not wanting to push that much blackpowder or smokeless gave me an idea to "Reduce case volume" by inserting an .500" OD x .029" wall x 1.250"" long brass tube into case seated against base and then swaged/retained by the cartridge shoulder when fully sized. The case should now have the same volume as a std 45-70 allowing me to "Reduce BP and smokeless powder loads (24 grains of AA5744 or 22 grains of IMR SR4759) similar to my 45-70 about 1200-1300 FPS.
Cast up the Lee two cavity .457" dia. 340 grain bullet (457-340) with 25-1 lead/tin (actually cast .460" dia. 349 grains) and I must say this is one of their best molds I have used with consistent quality (visual appearance/weight/release from mold). Bullet base protrudes .341" into the .344" neck before touching lands so it appears this will be the best solution for solving excessive base protrusion into the powder area. The original cartridge used a hollow base, 340 - 345 grain soft lead bullet.
Cases as formed have slight resistance at shoulder and bullets as seated to max length of 2.616" for the 405 grain, and 2.558" for 430 grain bullet.




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500, .40's 180g Plated flat points w/ 4.6g of bullseye :-)




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1000 rounds of 300 AAC Blackout.
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70 rounds of 30.06 with 8208 powder for my 1903 sporter.

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70 rounds of 30.06 with 8208 powder for my 1903 sporter.

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Last night:

200 rounds of 9mm
X-treme 124gr RN
4.2-4.4gr Unique
COL 1.150-1.155
Winchester WSP
Mixed brass

This is my pet IDPA load. I need 1000 rounds for a class with Bob Vogel next month. 600 down, 400 to go.
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Hand tooled around 500 223 cases ready for priming.
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100 rounds of 30-06 Nosler Partition 150s with 54 grns of Big Game and CCI primers...
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- loaded about 600 rounds of 45
- sorted about 3000 pieces of 45 brass (sm and lg primer)
- final wash on about another 1000 pcs of 45 brass

- some improvement work to our cement mixer SS media tumbler
- modified an RCBS hand held primer to work with 408 Cheytac brass
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Case prep night (primer pocket cleaning & belling). 200+ 9mm cases ready to be primed & loaded up.
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150 rounds of 9mm for my first IDPA match tomorrow morning at the Hogue Action Pistol Range. On a Lee classic cast turret press it took about an hour. It was just one of those nights where the safety prime worked with little issue.

RMR 124 grain plated 9mm
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:31 PM
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100 rounds .308
155gr. A-max over 42.2 gr IMR 4198 OAL 2.8
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275 45ACP 230gr bullets.
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500 rounds of 30-06

WW brass
CCI primers
IMR 4064 powder
165 gr Hornady spire points....with a flat base, I hate boat tails.


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500 rounds 30-06! You a busy loader! Good for you tho. Me, 100 .45acp 200 .38spl thats it for today. Tomorrow its Super Sunday, grub, beers and wifey. Yep, she likes football. Ta-ta.
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150 rounds of .308
Trimmed/Chamfered
Hornady Match 168g
43 grains Varget
Winchester LRP
Federal Brass

Going to help my buddy make up ladder loads for his AR before the game tomorrow.
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30 rounds of 300 blackout for ladder testing

2.230" OAL
230gr TL309-230-5R cast boolits; powder coated
AA1680 powder

5 - 10.5gr (hoping to be my sweetspot load to stay subsonic)
5 - 11gr
5 - 11.5gr
2 - 12gr
2 - 12.5gr
2 - 13.2gr (published max from Hornady 9th)
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Universal decapping die was here when I got home so I threw it in the hand press and ive been depriming 762x39 brass while watching the opening ceremony. Couple hundred pieces so far
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Wet tumbled about 500 9mm cases. I've decided to cut my tumbling time down from 1 hour to 30 minutes, which gets it shiny enough.

Why did I clean brass instead of loading? BECAUSE I CAN'T FIND ANY PISTOL POWDER ANYWHERE.
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10 rounds 30-30.
150gr RN
Leverolution 34.5g (5rounds)
35g (5rounds)
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Cast over 750 230 gr .452 bullets today. Love 4 cavity molds.
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-Trimmed, cham/de-burred 1,000+ .223
- De-primed 500 .357 mag
- De-primed 100 8mm Mauser
- Sorted a shopping bag of brass
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200 rounds of 115gr 9mm plated RN and 100 rounds of 125 lead RN then changed the press over to start some 38 SP

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I reloaded NOTHING!!
Just decapping and swaging brass
All night long
I really need a lackey.
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Last night I spun up my Giraud Trimmer for the first time since 2010, prepped some brass, and loaded up some 75gr .223 to break in a brand new upper.

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800 .45acp, 230gr plated, 4.6 BE,1.125oal
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300rnds of 380. 95grn FMJs, Tula primers, 3.9grns of AutoComp, .975in COAL.


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I finally got around to pulling 650rds of hard cast lead bullets. They ran to small and leaded my barrel. Cooking off the lube now.
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200 rounds of 9mm, using 115gr Berry's & Unique.

100 @ 4.9gr
100 @ 5.2gr

Both work very well in my Kahr P9. I just want to see which I prefer.
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1000 9MM luger 124gn RN Xtreme, 5.2 grains Unique.
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