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toad67
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USA
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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
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483 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
46 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
276 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
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USA
16429 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
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USA
276 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
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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
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USA
1788 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
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USA
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Posted - 03/23/2018 :  9:04:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aluminium mold blocks.
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mrmike08075
Cancer Fighter

USA
8779 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
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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
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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
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USA
924 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
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USA
1888 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
8779 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
8779 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
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USA
1773 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
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3706 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
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1291 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
5552 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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bobski
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USA
20304 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2018 :  2:40:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
europeans have taken over what use to be a great American pastime and hobby.

retired naval aviation, range owner, NRA certified instructor. owner professional shooting instruction. retired FAA parachute rigger
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Okie743
Senior Member

USA
1773 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2018 :  3:46:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the above plus a reloader cannot assume (ASS U ME) that the OAL specified in a any reloading manual is CORRECT AND SAFE for a gun.
(until confirmed that the bullet ogive is NOT jammed into the riflings of the gun in question)

I've seen several factory Model 70 winchesters, especially 30:06, that if the reloads were made as OAL specified the 150 and 180 grain factory bullets would be jammed into the riflings with ZERO JUMP and stand a chance of the bullet remaining in the bore if ejected without being fired
AND of course ZERO jump INCREASES THE PRESSURES.


Edited by - Okie743 on 05/14/2018 3:47:15 PM
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243winxb
Junior Member

USA
248 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2018 :  5:36:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hodgdon 4227 and 4198.. Sell* 1 or the other, not IMR & H. (*Edited because Hodgdon doesn't make the powders.*)

At times both have been made in Australia. Same powder, different cans.

Switching back and forth Canada/Australia.

Edited by - 243winxb on 05/22/2018 07:26:24 AM
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bobski
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USA
20304 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2018 :  5:41:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
same with 540 and HS6. at least they got rid of 540.
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sandwarrior
Advanced Member

USA
5552 Posts

Posted - 05/22/2018 :  3:28:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I gotta say my first mentor was my dad. Within limitations, he did alright. And, of course, he introduced me to reloading.

However, as I got older a lot of things I understand now, I realize he did not understand. He just stayed within what he was told. If he was told all that he needed to know.

An example of this was he was always very sparing with case lube. So, one day he sticks a case in the die. No biggie if you know how to do it right. Him not being so mechanical, as more of a "get a bigger hammer" type, he gets a channel lock or something (I wasn't there) and gets the case out. But, he chips the inside bottom of the die. Understanding what I know now, that stress left in the bottom of the case will leave an area perfect for blowing out and causing secondary explosion.

Anyhow, he said it was going to be just fine. NOT! So, I had my nephew kidnap the old dies and I bought him a new set for Christmas.

And the next rant is that he won't ever change from a load of 41 gr. of "4895" (any variety) behind a 87 gr. bullet. Which is an alright load. But, there are many better options now for his rifle that we didn't have when I was a kid. We did, actually, but he wasn't going to change then either.



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.

Edited by - sandwarrior on 05/22/2018 3:31:36 PM
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