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Old 12-09-2020, 05:58 PM
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at this point there are no other plans to reload anything but 12 gauge ammo on it...but ya never know
Well enjoy cranking out the shells and the shooting as well.
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Old 12-09-2020, 06:26 PM
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And sorry! I'm cleaning house! After 30 years of reloading, I'm done!
Not much left! Never kept much I did not use! O Well!
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Old 12-09-2020, 11:03 PM
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Sizing in two stages. A run through the FL die and then a mandrel die to set neck tension. I like the Forster press for this.

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Old 12-10-2020, 12:00 AM
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Sized some 6.5x55 brass for when the rifle gets finished soon.
Going to load up some ladder tests next
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Old 12-10-2020, 09:57 AM
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Still trying to find something that will make a good Superformance load in my '06, 165, 175, 180 so far the results have been disappointing. (rifle shoots cloverleaves at 100m with 150s and H4895)
Also waiting to get my hands on some 44mag gear - the complete lack of available ammo this year - zero availability, finally convinced me.
Does anyone here have any experience using Campro 240s in a carbine? - both from a loading perspective and an effectiveness perspective
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Old 12-10-2020, 10:52 AM
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Loading some 6.5CM on my new FA M-Press


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Old 12-10-2020, 12:12 PM
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Well I've been picking away at getting my reloading area set up in my new place the past couple of weeks. In my last place I didn't have room for a proper setup and basically stored everything in 4 Rubbermaid totes and adapted my press and trimmer to clamp to whatever flat surface I could find to use as a temporary work bench. It worked, but was a pain in the arse at times! Now I have a 2ft deep x 5ft long bench with a galvanized sheet metal top where I'll permanently mount my press. Above this I have 3 Mastercraft cabinets which nicely hold all of my tools and components with some extra room for expansion down the road.

I'm looking for ideas on how and where to mount my RCBS case trimmer 2 so it's somewhat out of the way but still accessible. How have others addressed this?
I mounted my trimmers, priming tools etc. onto a 12"x 6'x 1/2" pieces of scrap fencing lumber I had laying around. I store them in my roll away tool chest, when I need a tool I just C-clap them to the top of my work bench. Not fancy but it works and also doubles up the stiffness of the working surface by adding the extra layer of lumber to the reloading bench top.
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Old 12-10-2020, 12:25 PM
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I had 4 boxes of 12 ga steel BB shotshells that were hangin around that I had to disassemble into components. These shotshells would not cycle in my semi-auto shotgun because the diameter was too large for them to drop into the chamber. I did engage the manufacturer and they have since modified their process and sent me a case of shells for my trouble.

But it was time to dispose of these shells so I've been cutting off the tops, just below the crimp, with a box cutter, emptying out the shot, pulling out the wad and emptying the powder. So I've got a lot of steel BB shot and powder to find uses for.....told the wife I'll perform some firepit magic
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Old 12-11-2020, 10:11 AM
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I mounted my trimmers, priming tools etc. onto a 12"x 6'x 1/2" pieces of scrap fencing lumber I had laying around. I store them in my roll away tool chest, when I need a tool I just C-clap them to the top of my work bench. Not fancy but it works and also doubles up the stiffness of the working surface by adding the extra layer of lumber to the reloading bench top.
Thanks 6.5 shooter, I'm thinking I'll stick with this same method. I currently have my trimmer mounted to a scrap section of 2x4 that I would c-clamp to a bench. I'll probably change that out for a fancy piece of scrap 3/4" hardboard or 1x4 I've got lying around to give a low profile look!
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Old 12-11-2020, 08:06 PM
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Thanks 6.5 shooter, I'm thinking I'll stick with this same method. I currently have my trimmer mounted to a scrap section of 2x4 that I would c-clamp to a bench. I'll probably change that out for a fancy piece of scrap 3/4" hardboard or 1x4 I've got lying around to give a low profile look!

I use the rcbs accessory base plate, works good if all your reloading equipment is rcbs.
https://www.rcbs.com/accessories/rel...3/16-9282.html


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Old 12-11-2020, 08:17 PM
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Did a run of Campro FMJ bulk 308's for tomorrow's sling 'n' irons steel session at 500.
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:26 PM
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Since it’s so cold (-10c) and the wind is blowing at a gale force this Saturday, I thought I would reload some cartridges for my Timberwolf (C-14) in 338LM. Again for time sake, I’m not showing the de-capping, wet tumbling, or the drying steps.

Step 1. Annealing. After 4 firings with the magnum, time to anneal the cases. Here are the finished cases as they cool on the cooling tray.



Step 2. Full length sizing with the Whidden F.L. Bushing sizing die. I like to bump the shoulder for the magnum -.002”. This measures 2.2620” in the Whidden shoulder bump guage.



Step 3. Trimming. The Lapua cases can grow substantially after sizing. Trim length is right around 2.714”.



Step 4. Priming the cases. Pretty self-explanatory here.



Step 5. Charging the case with 93.6gr of Retumbo.



Step 6. Seating the 300gr SMK’s. I am seating them .010” off the lands (jump). Which gives me a CBTO measurement of 2.966”. (COAL is meaningless because I single feed these.)



And now Kids, we’re done! A finished round perfectly fitted for the C-14. Here’s the finished case in the caliper and the case guage showing a perfect job.



And that’s what makes this a mile plinking rifle....



Actually, I’ve had great success out to 1900m with this combo.
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:47 PM
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Have my great grampa's 38-55 Win. 94. Its been in the closet for two generations. (Not mine-I have a safe) Bought a set of Lee dies some time ago and the lockdown right now convinced me to learn how to reload for the old lever gun.
I had to do lots of reading to understand the difference in case length between the old 38-55s and the newer ones. Learned about slugging the barrel so I choose the right size bullets- should I use cast or jacketed? Never worked with cast bullets before. Not much for powder data out there- not going to the city to buy any manuals any time soon.
Never worked with a 3 die set before. Never had to crimp the cases before in my other six calibers that I reload. Quite a lot to digest in one go.
In 2004 I set my son up with the rifle and he rattled in a WT buck. Its been stored since then.
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Old 12-12-2020, 04:45 PM
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I didn't load anything today-- instead I braved the cold and 25kph winds and sent some 105 Match Kings down range at 500 with the sling and irons to prove to myself I am still as foolish as I was 10 years ago! LOL
As I said to my buddy out there with me, " If you don't practice in these conditions you will never learn how to shoot and win in them!"
I haven't been this cold in a very long time!
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Old 12-13-2020, 11:31 AM
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Sounds like good hunting conditions practice.
You thaw out enough to post some pics?
Guns, groups? No snotcicles from the moustache lol
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Old 12-13-2020, 11:38 AM
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I finished developing some 25-06 70gr blitsking varmint ammo at a nice tight 1/2” @3850fps. Next project will be shrinking its es it’s about 30 now but would love to get it down below 20 with some annealing seating depth and primer selection.
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Old 12-13-2020, 11:47 AM
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Sounds like good hunting conditions practice.
You thaw out enough to post some pics?
Guns, groups? No snotcicles from the moustache lol
No pics yesterday, I often forget to ask get someone too take them, although there were two others out there for a very short time. !
The rifle II was shooting is not a hunting rifle , it was a single shot match rifle in 6mmmBR with central receiver sight and Ptec front , with a single point sling.
Here is a pic from a warmer time!
The spotting scope BTW is NOT on the rifle, it is on a bipod!
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Old 12-13-2020, 01:02 PM
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Went from start to finish on 100 rounds this week. From start to finish.








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Old 12-13-2020, 01:50 PM
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Pretty nice setup there Chuck.
What cartridge?
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:00 PM
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50 rounds of 223 Rem today.
CFE 223 and 55GR Nosler varmint ballistic tips
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:29 PM
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Pretty nice setup there Chuck.
What cartridge?
Thanks. 6.5 CM, but I snuck some 223 in the mix as well.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:02 PM
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With a Sunday to myself I finally get to add something to this thread. Went through a big bag of 30-30 once fired brass and sorted head stamps into brands which included a few surprises. Full length sized about 50 of them made by Federal because that's what my Ackley likes, chamfered case mouths and dumped them into the tumbler for the night. D.H.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:38 PM
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Set up some .45/70 dies for my son and discovered I don't have a loading block to fit them. Another project for this Covid week .

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Old 12-14-2020, 12:14 AM
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I installed pillars in my friend's Tikka 30-06 synthetic stock to go with his new Lumley bottom metal.

Then I shouldered (expanded over 8mm expander and sized in my sizing die) 60 cases of new Starline 30-30 brass to give a snug fit in my Marlin 336, and loaded them with Hornady 160 FTX and Hodgdon Leverevolution powder in various charge weights.

No pics, cuz my bench doesn't look anything like those of Chuck or 6 MT.
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Old 12-14-2020, 08:30 AM
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I sold everything off a couple of years ago, and looking at all those photos bring back a ton of memories. Makes me want to start up all over again.
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:06 AM
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Hey chuck, what scale is that? How do you like it?
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:13 AM
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Does spending too much at Ward's Auction on reloading stuff count?


If so? then Saturday was busy...LMAO
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:48 AM
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Hey chuck, what scale is that? How do you like it?
It is the A&D FX 120 I with an AutoTrickler. I like it a bunch. Works very well.
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Old 12-15-2020, 12:57 PM
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Chuck,
Reloading room related, what did you end up going with concerning a Line Conditioner for your electronics? Also ,how did you make out talking to a Gunsmith about using a reamer on the dies?
I haven't read any responses from you on either.
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Old 12-15-2020, 01:41 PM
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I haven’t picked up a line conditioner yet and it was a no go on the dies.
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