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toad67
Advanced Member

USA
5944 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2018 :  11:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mine would be that fat fingers and 32 grain 20 caliber bullets don't go well together....

yonson
Junior Member

418 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2018 :  1:48:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My fingers are not exactly fat, but reloading 25ACP makes them seem so. Also, measuring 1 gr. of powder accurately is tricky due to scale accuracy of plus or minus 1/10th gr. That is a variable of 20%, which is pretty lousy.
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gustafsfan
Starting Member

USA
45 Posts

Posted - 03/19/2018 :  5:23:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My least favorite step of metallic case reloading is trimming cases, even with a power driven trimmer.
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Krony
Junior Member

USA
247 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2018 :  06:26:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
380 brass when I'm loading 9mm Luger.
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11b6r
Advanced Member

USA
15853 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2018 :  09:22:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BLEENING SMALL primer 45 case mixed in with regular brass!

"Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine."
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Krony
Junior Member

USA
247 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2018 :  9:48:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 11b6r

BLEENING SMALL primer 45 case mixed in with regular brass!


Don't push too hard...
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hipshoot
New Member

USA
51 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2018 :  6:44:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to agree with Gustafsfan. I just started getting into outside case neck trimming. Not real sure if it's worth the extra time & effort or not? I'll soon find out.
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hillbille
Advanced Member

7628 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2018 :  10:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cleaning up after tumbling, hate to knock the media out of shells and then have to clean the media out of the primer holes..
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B17-P51
Senior Member

Vatican City
1736 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2018 :  8:09:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by hillbille

cleaning up after tumbling, hate to knock the media out of shells and then have to clean the media out of the primer holes..
Simple solution--- tumble before decapping/sizing.
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charliemeyer007
Advanced Member

USA
5557 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2018 :  9:04:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aluminium mold blocks.
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mrmike08075
Cancer Fighter

USA
7701 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2018 :  10:19:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Worry that when you pass the 4250 fps mark on the chronograph that the jacket will come apart and you may be limited to monolithic solids...

Mike


What other dungeon is so dark as ones own heart, what jailer so inexorable as ones own mind.

Nothing gold can stay. Nature's first green is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs flower. But only so an hour. Than leaf subsides to leaf. So eden sank to grief. So dawn goes down today. Nothing gold can stay. (Robert Frost)
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Mobuck
Advanced Member

10492 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2018 :  04:10:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The guys who have loaded a total of 20 rounds and are already discussing the merits of annealing brass.

Mobuck<BR>
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forgemonkey
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USA
18782 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2018 :  07:07:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by toad67

Mine would be that fat fingers and 32 grain 20 caliber bullets don't go well together....





https://www.micromark.com/Pipe-and-Tube-Tweezers-Set-of-4
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Zinderbloc
Member

USA
910 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2018 :  6:58:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tumbling a bunch of handgun brass together and finding smaller cases stuck inside larger ones.

9mm inside .41 magnum are the worst.
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DBMJR1
Senior Member

USA
1849 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2018 :  7:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Berdan primed .30 carbine. The devil's work.

Don
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mrmike08075
Cancer Fighter

USA
7701 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2018 :  7:50:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bullet weight and shape for .14 caliber rifles...

Yes I know that my .14 Donaldson wasp has no practical use but I still want a broader range of projectile offerings.

Mike

What other dungeon is so dark as ones own heart, what jailer so inexorable as ones own mind.

Nothing gold can stay. Nature's first green is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs flower. But only so an hour. Than leaf subsides to leaf. So eden sank to grief. So dawn goes down today. Nothing gold can stay. (Robert Frost)
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mrmike08075
Cancer Fighter

USA
7701 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2018 :  7:54:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finding a good node so I can knap my own Flint projectile heads for my atlaatl shafts...

Mike

What other dungeon is so dark as ones own heart, what jailer so inexorable as ones own mind.

Nothing gold can stay. Nature's first green is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs flower. But only so an hour. Than leaf subsides to leaf. So eden sank to grief. So dawn goes down today. Nothing gold can stay. (Robert Frost)
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Okie743
Senior Member

USA
1543 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2018 :  05:38:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This one: What a mess. See the link

http://forums.GunBroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=685785
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RCrosby
Advanced Member

3670 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2018 :  8:53:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Published reloading data that doesn't specify primer make and intensity. Did some experiements once with the .44 Mag and concluded that the velocity difference between CCI standard and Magnum primers was darn close to the difference created by 1 grain of 2400, but frequently reference to the classic 22/2400 w/ 240 hard cast doesn't mention the primer used. I was getting 1,350 fps with 22 and CCI 300 and the same velocity with 21 and CCI 350's.

Rob
NRA Life Member
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Grunt2
Senior Member

1260 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2018 :  12:43:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The prices for components!!!

The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an ham-and-eggs breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - but the pig was 'committed'."
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sandwarrior
Advanced Member

USA
5538 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2018 :  10:20:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
D. All the above



Every shot serves a purpose, whether accurate or inaccurate. It will always tell you what you did, and did not do, right. Even if all you have is a fraction of a second to make it, learn from it. So the next one is even better.
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