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What did you do today in the world of reloading?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Moonpie, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. rp-

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    I think I added you to that message chat. Let me know if you don't get it.

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  2. xdmikey

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    Yeah, but what are you smoking?
     
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  3. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    For many years I looked forward to reloading for every caliber I could get dies for. I loved doing load development for my guns, and would load for a few close friends.

    I had a weird moment recently. I was given a 224 Valkyrie upper recently. And decided I was just going to buy ammo for it instead of loading it. It will be the only gun I own that I don't load for.
     
  4. Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove Active Member TGT Supporter

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    10 rounds of 7mm BR for test firing.
    Neat little cartridge. Remington XP100
     
  5. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I weighed my Hornady 6.5 mm 140 grn ELD match projectiles before Using them. This is why I don’t like Hornady projectiles. These “match” projectiles have a 0.5 grain spread in their weight.
     
  6. rp-

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    I've weighed other boxes of projectiles and found 5.0gr difference. But for $30 a box Hornady isn't bad. I weighed about 150+ of the 162gr ELD-m 7mm. There was 100+ of them between 162.0, 162.1, and 162.2, with more being in the 162.1 box than the other 2. I had less than 10 between 161.7-161.9, I had about 10 at 162.3, and another 15 between 162.4-162.5.

    So ya, you had better luck than me, but I haven't had that good of luck from nosler, Sierra, or Speer bullets.

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  7. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I checked the weight on a box of SMK 175 grn ELD-X projectiles and only had 0.1 grains each direction from 175. I really prefer Berger projectiles but hate the price.
     
  8. rp-

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    Nuff said

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  9. TheMailMan

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    If you're interested in bullet casting I highly suggest reading http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell_Book_Contents.htm

    It's going to answer questions you didn't even know you had.

    Lee can make a decent mold....once in a while. I prefer RCBS, NOE, MP, Accurate, and Arsenal.

    The aluminum that Lee uses is a much softer alloy than what other companies use. It's much easier to gall the top because of this softer aluminum.

    I've got over 100 molds right now. Mostly all pistol molds. My favorite is my MP eight cavity aluminum mold for a 125 gr TC bullet. It flat rains bullets.

    If anyone in the DFW area wants to learn about casting I'm always welcome to help ya out.
     
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  10. rp-

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    I am by no means an expert. I am just a guy that taught myself. I am going to read that after the kids go to bed.

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