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MikedaddyH

What did do today on your loading bench !

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56 minutes ago, Swiftab said:

Natchez Shooter Supply has 6mm 108’s on sale for $31.99 per hundred. I just got 400 on Wednesday. 

I like them, too - I'll check that out.  Thanks for the heads-up.  :hail:

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8 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

I'm WAY IN on those, brother - those are my projos for the 6 ARC.  I'm sitting on 700 right now, but there will never be enough of them...   I'm in.  :thumbup:

Ok  , I will put them in the trunk.

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On 9/24/2020 at 11:48 PM, 98Z5V said:

I nailed 700 Hornady 6.5mm 147gr ELD-Ms this afternoon.  HARD to find, but I got 'em. 

These got delivered yesterday - that was FAST.  Midsouth Shooters Supply, they were the blems at $26.99/100.  Right on the front of their website, it says "4~14 days for processing, because of COVID."  Last order from them took a minute, but it was worth it - the wait for 6 ARC loaded ammo.

4 days and it was here, this time. Well done, Midsouth.  :thumbup:

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Scored a couple pounds of rifle powder. Accurate 4064 , never used this one. Also got some XBR-8208 this works great at the top of the loading chart, 99% to 103% of powder charge.

Noticed LRP's and LPP's back in stock. Both Federal and CCI at two LGS' .

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Order 500 9mm 115gr JHP and they showed up Friday. So I started depriming , sizing and priming cases. Almost 350 done, started loading up a few last night. Using CFE Pistol ,CCI #500 primers going to run them with 5.5 grains at 1.100" Should clock in around 1175 fps. A nice Luke warm round to shoot at the Fall Shoot.

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On 10/3/2020 at 11:44 AM, MikedaddyH said:

A nice Luke warm round to shoot at the Fall Shoot.

THere's nothing "luke warm" that you do, brother...  :thumbup::lmao:

You're like a 2-stroke. 

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4 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

THere's nothing "luke warm" that you do, brother...  :thumbup::lmao:

You're like a 2-stroke. 

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I made 27 Friday morning and 315 today. This combo is a detuned version of some I put together before. I used 5.8gr of CFE Pistol powder, that was slightly hot . This load should be perfect, 5.5gr of CFE Pistol powder. This is for 9mm not some fancy boutique  cartridge. Did I surprised you that I could load sensible rounds !!!

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17 hours ago, MikedaddyH said:

and a 250 box of Berry's 115gr plated 9mm projo's

 

Where the hell did you find those?...  

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Sportsman's Warehouse ! 

They had just stocked the shelves. They also had..... 9mm SD ammo 4 big cases on the shelves. Picked up two... Limit two per day.  Told my 4 friends at work , 3 went and got some. It's probably gone now. Going to stop in on the way to work and try again. Co-worker picked up the last brick of 1000 CCI pistol primers they had, lucky MF !

They still don't have any XTP's. Can't find them in the East valley.

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Minor update on making .223 blanks. Took me a while to find all the problems I introduced along the way (and errors in my own thinking). It's trivially easy to crush the case body such that the round will sit right in a case length gauge; but not chamber at all. When I finally figured this out; I took the decapping pin out of my full length resizing die, and fixed each one carefully. It was a lot worse than I expected; about as much effort as resizing a case that's already been fired.

Short blanks don't always feed cleanly for me. Not sure if a magazine modification would help; or if I need to go after the feed ramps. Perhaps even changing my crimp method would allow for a smoother feed (more circle, less star?). I'll mess with that before I test another batch and see what I can find out. I'm sure by now I can find some actual garbage brass to use for that process. May as well add a rotation indicator to the top of each blank die; since they are apparently very sensitive adjustments. Seems like this was entirely too much effort for what is essentially a toy. But it does have some niche uses like throwing antenna up in a tree.

My Clays rounds launched cans too slow for the Labradar to pick up, but I suspect the powder will work fine when I get the charge dialed in. Six grains Unique shot a can just above the speed of a standard M200 blank. I declined the 7, and 8 grain for now; but I've shot them before, and they seem "safe" enough with a bit more throw. Trailboss finally makes more sense to me; those cans never left the barrel, just a little puff of smoke which was nearly silent. Plenty of room left in the case, so I won't count the Trailboss out just yet. Probably not going to be the most cost effective option if it requires a case full of powder though.

 

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Disclaimer; there is a chance I have a bad container of Trail Boss. Those numbers just don't look right at all. It's cheap enough that I might as well double check. What other loads do you all like with Trail Boss? What if I have a whole lot of extra left over?

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Tumbled and deprimed 850+ 9mm cases. Primed 653 9mm case, out of small pistol primers. Loaded 400; 115gr JHP 9mm and started loading 250 - 115gr Berry's plated 9mm. One box of 124gr Berry's 9mm is still available to load. I will have a 1000 rounds of 9mm for the fall shoot ! 🤠

 

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Got lucky and found one box of Hornady 124gr XTP's Monday. Loaded them Wednesday.  Loaded a bunch of 9mm this week. 313 on Monday, 102 on Tuesday and 99 on Wednesday. Still have about 200 - 124gr Berry's but around  100 primed cases. I am out of SPP  so only one more day of loading 9mm. Going to do either 10/40 of 223R next.

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Worked through 180 6.5 Grendels this morning, 123gr ELD-M loads.  Working on the 190 .260 Rem 147gr ELD-M loads right now - halfway through those.  After that, it's prepping 9mm cases for some Berry's 115gr copper plated range ammo.  I had a 1k round box that's about half full, so I'll load those until I run out of them.  That should cover me for the shoot in a few weeks, with what I already have on-hand.

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9 hours ago, MikedaddyH said:

Going to tumble some brass tonight. Tested some of my loads 👍 CFE Pistol in the 9mm is nice....

Define nice - like smoking hot nice or ???

based on past talk of some of your loads I’m just trying to establish a base line.:cool:

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6 hours ago, Radioactive said:

Define nice - like smoking hot nice or ???

based on past talk of some of your loads I’m just trying to establish a base line.:cool:

Soft shooting ,cycling properly. 

Do Not believe everything you read on the internet ! 

I don't load +P 9mm .... Just hot 357sig and 10mmAuto.

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Fully processed 328 9mm cases tonight after work.  Right now they're primed and ready to get loaded tomorrow.  That'll have me setting well for the Fall Shoot, with what I already have on hand.  55gr 5.56 is up in the next couple days.  Then I'm finished, and ready to truck it all out to the Secret Desert Test Facility. 

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On 10/25/2020 at 6:20 PM, MikedaddyH said:

Going to tumble some brass tonight. Tested some of my loads 👍 CFE Pistol in the 9mm is nice....

I kinda forgot about them. They tumbled for 32 hours. Really shiny !!!

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Primed 199 5.56 rounds. First time as I am really gearing up to reload. This winter will be full on production. These were a control lot for my ladder load to develop a mk262 clone and a ladder load for a 69gr load, both being tested in the mk12. I’ll probably do the same tomorrow too. 
 

I may be new but I can’t say enough about the Lee bench priming tool. Damn it’s easy. 

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I powdered up 300 cases 10mm with Longshot this morning and loaded 125 Berry 180gr RNFT. Plan on doing the next 125 when I get home in the morning.. I have a box of Hornady 200 gr XTP's that will get loaded tommorow. I should be set on that caliber.

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Next up 223. Doing them Wednesday morning. I have 500 55gr.fmj. Also 3 x100 of Hornady 55gr fmj w/ cann. 

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