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Old November 11, 2012, 06:34 PM   #201
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This weekend I did:

2 boxes of 9mm (100 rounds) using Universal and Berry's 124 grain at 4.5 grains powder charge.

1 box of 40 S&W (50 rounds) using 180 grain Berry's and 6.7 grains Longshot

1 box of .223 (20 rounds) using 25.3 grains H-4895 and Hornady 55 grain FMJ's.

1 box of .308 Win (20 rounds) using Nosler 155 grain HPBT's and 46 grains of IMR 4895, Rem Case, CCI primer.

I have about 1000 rounds done in each of these calibers now, with components to load at least 500 more.

I'll survive the great ammo shortage of 2012 just fine!
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Old November 12, 2012, 04:15 AM   #202
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Loaded and tested a batch of cold weather heavy hitters for the .45 Colt Redhawk consisting of a 330gr LFN-GC over 20gr of Hodgdon Lil Gun.
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Old November 12, 2012, 07:14 AM   #203
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Just picked up a 243 and a 22-250 in the last 3 weeks. Ahhhh Loading and load development,almost more fun than shooting
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Old November 12, 2012, 08:27 AM   #204
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when i get out of work today i am starting the process of melting and casting about 200 pounds of 230 grain 45 bullets. then the reloading will start. should be fun. about 5500-6000 new rounds. ahhhhhh
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Old November 18, 2012, 02:41 PM   #205
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60 rounds of 30/06,

20 with 4350 and a 147 fmj

20 165 btsp hornady, 4350

20 165 btsp hornady, rl-15
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Old November 18, 2012, 03:27 PM   #206
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Loaded up 25 44magnum shotshells
9grs of 2400 then wad then fill the case with #11 lead shot and a cover wad.
Best snake killer for under 4 cents per rd.
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Old November 18, 2012, 11:58 PM   #207
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2000 147gr 9mm 3.2 gr of Titegroup. Minimum power factor of 125 for IPSC.
450 230gr .45ACP with 5.2gr of Titegroup .
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Old November 19, 2012, 12:11 AM   #208
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I took it slow today and only loaded up 600 rounds of .45ACP and noticed I ran out of available brass. It looks like I gotta go shopping I guess!

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Old November 19, 2012, 12:28 AM   #209
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100 rds of .30-06 with 168 gr SMK and 46.2 gr Varget for my Garands. Ordered some 168 gr AMax to compare to the MatchKings.
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:18 PM   #210
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Broke down some reloaded .30-06 I had from 1984. Cases looked horrible so I thought I'd reuse the bullets. Tumbled the cases and they all looked great. Powder had no sign of deterioration (still smelled "factory fresh"). Put everything back together, even the primers I pushed out before tumbling. Hopefully get these to the range this weekend.

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Old November 20, 2012, 10:18 PM   #211
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Just got done loading some rounds for my daughter to hunt this weekend.

10 rounds .223
Nosler 60gr partition
H4895 24 gr
Remington brass
CCI 400
Ogive 1.876
OAL 2.208
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Old November 21, 2012, 08:22 AM   #212
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Had some old n140 and picked up some Amax 52 gr for my 22-250. Also loaded a couple hundred 45acp with 250gr fp over 3.4gr of clays. The Amax looks promising.
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Old November 21, 2012, 08:38 AM   #213
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Today, I'll be reloading summer sausage mix into the grinder/stuffer!
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Old November 22, 2012, 12:50 AM   #214
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Loaded up some more .45ACP. This time its my favorite SD loads. Hornady XTPs for my 1911s. Below is the data.

230gr Hornady XTP-HP
OAL 1.205
Taper Crimp .471
5.0gr Bullseye
CCI #300 Primer
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Old November 22, 2012, 09:04 AM   #215
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I get to pull down about 40 .204's cause I had 1 separate mid case last range session and I will be sending all 100 of the cases from that lot to the recycle bucket. Weird incident, I did not even know their was a problem till I ejected it and it came out in 2 pieces. Looked like it had been cut in half with a tubing cutter. In that group their was one shot that was away from the rest by about 1 MOA, I assume it was that one
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Old November 22, 2012, 12:12 PM   #216
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Got the turkey in, peeled taters, made the stuffing, then loaded up 100 rds of 9mm and 150 rds of .223.
After dinner I'll load up some 44mag target loads and a few 454 casull for the range on Saturday.
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Old November 22, 2012, 12:18 PM   #217
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Only thing I'm reloading today is my plate....too much food and not enough plate!
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Old November 23, 2012, 10:06 PM   #218
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Today it was 50 .223 using 69 grain Sierra Match Kings. 25.3 grains of Varget in assorted brass. WSR primers.

A proven load in my varmint AR, so I had to load up more. Next up will be some 77 grain Match Kings for the same rifle. (1 in 8" twist)

Looking forward to trying them out.
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Old November 23, 2012, 10:14 PM   #219
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100 rounds 45 Colt, 2 loads

40 rounds of .243, 2 loads

50 rounds of 7.7x58 Jap Arisaka, 2 loads
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Old November 23, 2012, 11:18 PM   #220
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Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
I'm preparing ammo to ladder test for my .308/5R. For one batch I will be using RE-15 powder and for the other Varget. I shot a 3.633 group (4 shot) at 400 yards with the Varget/175 Smk and I gonna tighten it up a bit. That was my first time shooting at that distance with the .308.
Dude.. thats awesome. Send me a PM. I have an R5 .308 and bought somd SMK projectiles today and some Federal #210M Primers and IMR 4064 so you can only guess what im trying to mimic!!!

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Old November 24, 2012, 03:43 PM   #221
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100 44 magnums... 22.8 grains of W296, Hornady 240 grain XTP's... killer accurate load, good for my Super Blackhawk.
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Old November 24, 2012, 05:06 PM   #222
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Yesterday evening I loaded 7, 45-70, 405 gr Lee RNHB, modified Emmerts lubed, cast wheelweight boolits, over a 0.015" cardboard wad and 60 grs Goex FFg, into Remington nickel plated fire formed partial sized brass
Winchester large rifle primed.

Today I will load the same charge and boolit,but into new Remington neck annealed brass and Winchester large rifle magnum primers.
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Old November 24, 2012, 05:25 PM   #223
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I loaded 12 rounds to work up a devastating load for my S&W 629-4... 300gr XTP-HP. These have 9.5gr of Titegroup and CCI #350 Magnum Primers. I cant wait to blast these off at the range and see what more to add or take away or with luck, keep just the same and make the remaining 88 I have left!!

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Old November 25, 2012, 09:39 PM   #224
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Working on .223 this weekend, loaded 300 rounds and started batch prepping another 400 cases...

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Old November 25, 2012, 11:55 PM   #225
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After shooting a few hundred .44 Magnum rounds out of my S&W 629-4, I got a nice haul from the range. Spent the last couple hours sorting it all out and it was well worth it!

From Left to right...
750+ Rds .45ACP, 300+ Rds .40 S&W, 1500+ Rds 9MM, 275+ Rds 38 Special, 100+ Rds .357 Magnum, 250+ .44 Magnum.

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