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Old July 9, 2012, 09:15 AM   #101
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This weekend, I loaded up 1K ea of...

9mm : 124gr Berry's DSRN, 3.8gr TG, CCI SP, 1.15 OAL
.40 : 165gr Berry's FP, 4.0 VV N320, CCI SP, 1.15 OAL
.45 : 200gr cast RNFP, 5.0 VV N320, CCI LP, 1.20 OAL
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:08 PM   #102
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223 Rem. Just shot off a bunch with Varget and Hornady 68gr HPBT, reloading them with 748 and Sierra 55gr SP.
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:50 PM   #103
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.40 2/1/2" Sharps Straight (.40-70). This is for an original Remington 32" 1/2 oct. brl. Mid-range match rifle, with British proofs..left factory in 1878-79' period. Anyway, I am working up du-plex loads, to try & clean up bore a bit. I am using both IMR 4759 & IMR PB smokeless next to primer..charges are from 2.0gr. to 5.0gr.
1. weigh out smokeless charge & drop in case,
2. weigh out Swiss 1 1/2 FG ( 60 to 70gr.) & slowly pour thru 36" brass drop tube.
3. thumb press .05" dental wax wad & push down onto powder.
4. press case mouth thru 1/8" SPG grease cookie.
5. thumb press another dental wax wad & push onto cookie.
6. start .032" veg. fiber wad in case mouth.
7. start Brooks .40-350gr. Postal bullet in case.
8. seat bullet to proper depth.
Like I said, it's a bit complicated..took me most of an afternoon to load 25 differen't samples.
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Old July 10, 2012, 12:53 AM   #104
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Last night loaded up some .243 Winchester with 70 Gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips pushed with Varget powder.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:47 AM   #105
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I just started loading .223 with 24 grains of hodgdon benchmark and a 53 grain hornady v-max bullet
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Old July 10, 2012, 10:43 AM   #106
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40 S&W with 180g Berry's bullets
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Old July 10, 2012, 04:10 PM   #107
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I just finished the last one hundred .220 Swift cartridges and am starting on eleven hundred .222 Remington cases for a future rifle (ordered but will be aproximately six months for delivery!)
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Old July 10, 2012, 04:50 PM   #108
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Savage 110 270 win
Imr 4320 47 grains cci 200 primer fed casings nosler ballistic silvertip
May be something someone would like to try for their rifle. Shoots 7/8 inch groups @ 200 yards
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Old July 10, 2012, 05:15 PM   #109
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I finished up about 110 220 Swift loads and did about 150 of 223. But...dmickey...you really are going to load 1100 rounds for your 223? Wow! Makes me tired just thinking about it. Why so much ammo? Zombie problem?
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Old July 10, 2012, 07:15 PM   #110
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Loaded another box of 9mm last night, 124gr Speer Gold Dot under 5.7-5.9gr Unique (that's what the measure throws). I bought 1000 bullets, I'd say I've got ~400 left.
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Old July 11, 2012, 11:04 AM   #111
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I recently bought a very nice Savage 219 in .22 Hornet, so today I'm loading 200 rounds with Sierra 40 gr HP bullets on top of 9.7 gr of 2400, and I'm gonna see if I can reduce the population of ground squirrels around here. Also have some 45 gr but I'll work on those next week.
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Old July 12, 2012, 08:07 PM   #112
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I recently bought a very nice Savage 219
The older the better with a 219.
I have a 219 that is a joy.
I have a 219D that is a pain.


I was loading 45/70 lite loads today.
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Old July 13, 2012, 10:44 PM   #113
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2000 rounds of .223 "Plinking" ammo.
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Old July 14, 2012, 02:56 AM   #114
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Tumbling a whole bunch of 9mm brass from last trip to the range. Still working up a load “for a new to me bullet” for 45ACP. Looking for that combination that just makes me drool. As always I need more 125g JHP over 17.5g of 2400 for the .357Mag, going to have to start loading them in bulk so I don’t run out so often.
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Old July 14, 2012, 06:02 AM   #115
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Within the past 2 days I just finished....

500, 38sp. cowboy loads
100 12ga. trap loads 1 1/8 oz
20 375 winchester w/ 220gr. Hornady interlocks
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Old July 15, 2012, 10:00 PM   #116
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A little at a time, over the last 4 days:
My wife's favorite load.
.32 H&R
Starline Brass
85 gr XTP
1.330" OAL
CCI SP Primer
11 gr Lil' Gun
0.325" Roll Crimp (in cannelure)
(200 rounds)


Last night:
Elk Medicine.
.444 Marlin
Hornady Brass
275 gr FrankenBullet (from .40 S&W cases)
WLR Primer
46 gr H4198

And,
.32 H&R
Starline Brass
71 gr FMJ
1.315" OAL
CCI SP Primer
11 gr Lil' Gun
0.325" Roll Crimp (in cannelure)


Tonight:
"Camp Meat" Load for Grouse Opportunities During the Elk Hunt.
.444 Marlin
R-P Brass
1/2 oz #8 Shot or #4 Shot
WLR Primer (reclaimed from .220 Swift pull-down)
13 gr Alliant 2400
1 Over-Powder Wad
2 Fiber Cushion Wads
1 Over-Shot Card
Sealed with nail polish
(Near duplicate of a .410 load - good for about 15 feet out of the micro-groove barrel)

And,
.32 H&R
Starline Brass
90 gr HBWC (Hornady)
1.090" OAL
Unique (don't remember exact charge)
WSP Primer
0.330" Taper Crimp
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Old July 15, 2012, 10:51 PM   #117
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100 All new .357
Reloaded 48 .30-06 to fill a Garand bandolier
Pulled 20 HE .308 to reload into 20 more .30-06...and did
reloaded those 20 .308 with tracers.

Think I might head back upstairs and see if I can scrounge up the goodies for a 20 box of .270s.

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Old July 16, 2012, 09:53 AM   #118
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Two nights ago I loaded my first 13 rounds of 45-70, getting ready for bear season August 10th. I used Starline brass, WLR primers, and loaded 3 shot groups with 57.0gr, 57.6gr, 58.2gr, and 58.8 gr of IMR 8208 XBR. Loaded one fouler at 56.0gr. They all shot minute of bear at 100 yards but I think I've settled on the 58.2gr load, it shot ~1.5" at 100 yards. I tell you what, shooting the 45-70 on the bench without a lead-sled is pretty punishing. I had entertained the idea of working up to 61.0gr and seeing what kind of accuracy I can get but I think 1.5" is good enough

I also resized, tumbled and primed 50 pieces of 50 Beowulf brass last night.
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Old July 17, 2012, 09:14 PM   #119
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45/70 & 8x57
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Old July 17, 2012, 10:43 PM   #120
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.380 No 5 Rook ... for my mini-Snider Rook rifle.
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Old July 17, 2012, 10:52 PM   #121
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Just finished some .260 remington
7mm-08 brass necked down
142gr SMK
44.5gr H4350
federal primers
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Old July 17, 2012, 11:32 PM   #122
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nothing oddball here... LOL I'm loading .308, .223, & .300BLK for the moment.
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Old July 17, 2012, 11:44 PM   #123
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45 and 44 mag

Went to the range today and tried out some midrange 44mag in the 8in. Dan Wesson, 10.7 gr Unique over 215gr SWC. Pretty moderate load but fun.
Also fired some 45 200gr SWC using 5gr. Bullseye, OAL 1.255 that shot very well in the Glock21 and Colt Compact45. When I use an OAL of 1.225 it does not feed reliably as the lead step is seated right to the edge of the brass. Good fun.
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Old July 18, 2012, 09:48 PM   #124
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Loaded up 21 rounds of 45-70 for the upcoming bear hunt. Gonna go shoot a few Friday for a little more practice. Powdered with 58.2gr IMR 8208 XBR:


Each cartridge was hand crafted with love :


All boxed up, it's a beautiful thing
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:08 PM   #125
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Im jst waiting for some new brass to arrive tomorrow where I can then continue making the remainder of my .44 Magnum rounds. I wanna have 1000 rounds on hand and then move on to .357 Magnum, .308 Winchester and .223 next!!!
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