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Old January 28, 2012, 07:42 PM   #1
thedaddycat
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Made my first ammo.

Today I went over to my friend's house and we actually put together some ammo. Like a boob I forgot to bring the shell holder that I used with the .30-06 and 7mm Mauser brass, so those were not going to happen. There were a bunch of wheel gun cases good to go so we set up for .38 Special. He has a Lee turret press and the dies were already set up in an extra turret.

The brass was a mix of R-P and Winchester nickel plated .38 Special cases that had been tumbled and were very clean. The bullets were Barry's 158 grain copper plated FP. Powder was 3.5 grains of WST, a load he's made before.

I can see why a progressive press can be a handful. I was concentrating on each step one at a time and I still found myself checking and double checking things just to be sure I was getting it right. He did the first couple to make sure everything was set up correctly and then I took over. All told we made 82 loaded rounds. Here is how it turned out:

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Old January 28, 2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Thats great man----Thats the only way to go I think...If you have someone that knows.I mean really know what he is doing,he or she can teach you more than any forum can..Congradulations to you and happy shooting..Please be safe..
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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Hey those look better than store bought ammo!
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Old January 29, 2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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They DO look good. Man, I'm a sucker for nickel cases. And the primers match too!

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