The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 2, 2013, 03:26 PM   #251
hooligan1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2010
Location: Independence Missouri
Posts: 3,451
Just came up from basement, after loading those 50 .243 winchester cases with Winchester Supreme 780 and 100 grain Sierra Gamekings.
__________________
Thanks for coming!
hooligan1 is offline  
Old January 2, 2013, 03:44 PM   #252
huntinaz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 21, 2010
Location: az
Posts: 1,014
Loaded up a box of 45 ACP last night, in preparation for the 45 pistols I have in the mail. I've gone far to long without a 45 ACP. 5.1gr W231 under a 230gr LRN. Hoping to do another box tonight.
__________________
"Once you quit hearing sir and ma'am, the rest is soon to follow." - Cormack McCarthy
"Feed me, or feed me to something. I just want to be part of the food chain." -Al Bundy
huntinaz is offline  
Old January 2, 2013, 05:08 PM   #253
Magnum Wheel Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 26, 2006
Location: Southern Minnesota
Posts: 8,550
Didn't read the whole thread, but since my new bench is not quite ready, & I'm moving everything, I took this time to do some sorting... when my wife's dad died, he was working on converting about 300 military 223 cases to 7.62 X 25... I was kinda overwhelmed at the time, & just put them all in baggies & stuffed them in an ammo can... seems like a good time to complete them, & get them loaded up... the process involves 3 steps ( maybe 4 ) 1st is cutting to length, then I see I have form dies for putting the shoulder in place, then the case mouth has to be turned... I think thats it... there are some that appear to be turned down some at the base, but I think they just turned when being cut in the lathe ??? we'll see...

I have about 10 that have been test loaded & fired, about 40 that have the shoulder, & 250 that have been trimmed to length... I think a couple that haven't been fired, appear to have 100 grain plinker .308 bullets, & there is a recipe card in the can, that used Unique... I think I'll shop for a few other powders to try out... I don't like using Unique in semi's, as it's pretty dirty...

anyone else out there formed the cases, & or reload for 7.62 X 25 ???
__________________
In life you either make dust or eat dust...
Magnum Wheel Man is offline  
Old January 2, 2013, 08:58 PM   #254
reynolds357
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 10, 2012
Posts: 2,542
I am trying to load 270 WSM, but they are driving me crazy. The rifle I am loading for has a tight chamber and it makes things aggravating as crap.
reynolds357 is offline  
Old January 2, 2013, 11:40 PM   #255
TheoShooter
Member
 
Join Date: November 25, 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 30
Trap league starts tomorrow so I reloaded 200 rounds of 12 ga. 1oz #8 shot. Gonna be cold tomorrow night, around 20 , so I hope everyone shoots fast!
TheoShooter is offline  
Old January 2, 2013, 11:47 PM   #256
hammered54
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2010
Location: Pinckney,Michigan
Posts: 108
just finished up 100pc. of 40 S&W, 8.5g of HS6 with a 155g XTP...on to trimming and sizing some new Win. 30.06 brass.
hammered54 is offline  
Old January 3, 2013, 09:42 PM   #257
browninghunter86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 14, 2011
Posts: 524
loading 80 match loads(178 BTHP,Varget, CCI 200, fully prepped cases) for a 3x600 yrd match this weekend.
browninghunter86 is offline  
Old January 4, 2013, 05:21 PM   #258
M4Punisher
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 4, 2013
Location: Preston, Idaho
Posts: 14
More 40 S&W

Heading to the Man-Cave to load another 50 of my .40 S&W...
Mixed Head Stamp
Tumbled, Sized and De-primed, Primer pocket cleaned, Primer pocket uniformed, Length check, Belled, Then...
CCI small pistol primers
9.5 gr of Blue Dot
165 gr Ranier Lead-safe

Almost at 1000 of these and then I will develop a new load for fun and do 1000 more. Fun stuff!
M4Punisher is offline  
Old January 13, 2013, 03:20 AM   #259
FrankenMauser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 25, 2008
Location: 1B ID
Posts: 6,991
6mm wildcat
80 gr Berger "Low Drag" HP
IMR4064
-Replacing what I wasted today, fighting the wind and an incorrect weather forecast.


Yesterday-
6mm wildcat
80 gr HP - swaged from HMR/WMR hulls
IMR4064
__________________
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
FrankenMauser is offline  
Old January 13, 2013, 07:20 AM   #260
jj320
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2013
Location: hobart,in
Posts: 113
I will be working on 45acp when i get home from work. Cleaned it yesterday and will start setting the new dies and hopefully get some loaded.
jj320 is offline  
Old January 14, 2013, 04:45 AM   #261
308Prepper
Member
 
Join Date: December 16, 2012
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
Posts: 45
45 ACP
308Prepper is offline  
Old January 14, 2013, 06:50 AM   #262
biganimal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 5, 2001
Location: south carolina
Posts: 435
Last night I loaded 20 rds of 6mmPPC, 80 rds of .223, & 50 rds of 44Mag. After work today I'm going to the range with the 44 then its home to reload some more.
__________________
Other than That, Mrs Lincoln, How was the play?
biganimal is offline  
Old January 14, 2013, 07:55 AM   #263
stubbicatt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2007
Posts: 1,106
Spent the day yesterday loading up just shy of 200 rounds, about 90 of 308 and 95 of 243.

243 is time consuming since with IMR 4350 I pretty much have to weigh each charge. The 308 with the RL15 I just throw charges, and it works well.

Don't know the next time I'll be able to go shooting, but I'm hoping to go coyote hunting here soon.
stubbicatt is offline  
Old January 14, 2013, 09:57 AM   #264
L_Killkenny
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 2, 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,676
Sized, belled and primed about 250 .32H&R cases yesterday (Sunday). Will be loading em up as the week progress'.
L_Killkenny is offline  
Old January 14, 2013, 02:01 PM   #265
DASHZNT
Junior member
 
Join Date: July 13, 2012
Posts: 179
.45 ACP.. 700 rounds so far and a few thousand more to go!

DASHZNT
DASHZNT is offline  
Old January 16, 2013, 08:19 PM   #266
biganimal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 5, 2001
Location: south carolina
Posts: 435
loaded 50 44mag, FC nickel brass, WW lg pistol standard primers, 20grs 2400 powder pushing 240 gr gas checked cast bullet.
__________________
Other than That, Mrs Lincoln, How was the play?
biganimal is offline  
Old January 16, 2013, 08:23 PM   #267
reynolds357
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 10, 2012
Posts: 2,542
6.5 Creedmoor
reynolds357 is offline  
Old January 17, 2013, 09:01 PM   #268
Jbotto
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 8, 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 358
I had a shooting day creep up on me and realizing I was out of cast plinking bullets loaded up 150 of these instead. 7.2grs of Unique underneath a 158gr Hornady XTP. They were not quite as hot as factory PMC... Another half a grain, and I bet they would be a nice match.
__________________
"No experience is so conductive for steady and accurate shooting as the knowledge of the impossibility to escape by speed."
-Sir Samuel Baker
Jbotto is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 01:47 PM   #269
biganimal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 5, 2001
Location: south carolina
Posts: 435
just loaded up a hundred 8x57 for next week's range session.

used a 180 gr cast gas checked bullet over 17.5 grs of 2400. this makes for a nice accurate low recoil load for 100yds in my 24/47 yugo.

also spent yesterday evening casting 150 of the 8mm 180's, 50 405grainers for the 45/70, and 500 .357's DEWC
__________________
Other than That, Mrs Lincoln, How was the play?
biganimal is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 06:51 PM   #270
hunter52
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 27, 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 100
Spent the last two days prepping 500 5.56 brass and 400 7.62x51 brass. Sized trimmed and primer pockets reamed.
hunter52 is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 07:00 PM   #271
Fire_Moose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 16, 2013
Posts: 206
Once I see how the Balt-Ne game is going I'm going to do up 100 135gr plated FP with 3.3gr titegroup. Then work on making a hole in my Lee pro disk throw around 3.1gr and load up 16 of those.

useless signiture
Fire_Moose is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 09:39 PM   #272
Glen-Bob
Member
 
Join Date: December 22, 2009
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 58
44 Spec for my daughter to run through her revolver. She runs 44 mags through her carbine and the specials make it a little easier on her to handle in the six shooter. Loaded up 100 with XTP's as that was all I had on hand.
__________________
My Favorite Toys: SIG 220, Kimber Ultra SPII, Colt Snubbie, Browning Hi-Power, Browning BLR, Mini 14, M1A1 & AR-10.
Glen-Bob is offline  
Old January 21, 2013, 05:01 AM   #273
Fire_Moose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 16, 2013
Posts: 206
It was bullseye...not TG.

Did 15 3.09gr and 10 2.9gr

AND didn't have to modify a hole in the disk!

useless signiture
Fire_Moose is offline  
Old January 23, 2013, 10:04 PM   #274
jwrowland77
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 23, 2012
Location: Conway, Arkansas
Posts: 1,024
Just got done doing a complete workup for both my parents .380 in Titegroup and Unique, 140 rounds in all. Then did a workup for my 9mm using Autocomp.
jwrowland77 is offline  
Old January 24, 2013, 09:12 AM   #275
jj320
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2013
Location: hobart,in
Posts: 113
loaded some 444marlin trial loads about 5 so far 333grn hard cast with 48grn of h322
jj320 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.21786 seconds with 10 queries