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reloading bs thread

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 95 taco, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Jun 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    I have no issues getting primers or powder right now. Plenty in my dry box and a local source. A heavy steel bench would be nice, solid.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    Got my press stand, asked my boss and he said i could grab it from the scrap bin. it is shorter than I was planning which means less work for me. This thing is sturdy too, my 260 lbs sitting on it doesn't even flex it. I had to scrub all the grease, dried oil, and paint build up off it before I could paint it (any suggestions for color?

    I'm thinking either red, blue, neon zombie green, or match is as close as I can get to my press when I get it next week. Speaking of which, I picked up a tumbler and a set of dies for my .45 colt (RCBS carbide dies)

    Got my first set of brass running now.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    Good grief, that's nice and clean. Mine is also my gunsmithing/electrical/small engine maintenance bench, so I usually have to move 50 lbs of crap before I can load.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    A lighter color will make it easier to find that pesky dropped primer or set screw for the locking collars on dies.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    Just got done painting it bronze metallic with krylon, found a full can in my closet and decided to use it instead of buying something new, my other choice was fluorescent orange.

    I will be topping it with a piece of plywood, it will either just get sanded and varnished (or rubbed with linseed oil) or rough sanded and sprayed with fluorescent orange.

    Then I need to find a good desk for working too lol
     
  6. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    yeah, my garage bench is a war zone, the basement bench is strictly for gun cleaning and reloading so I try to keep it fairly clean, that pic was actually kinda messy compared to the norm.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Here's my "new" frankenstein case trimmer. I found a new RCBS power unit at my local gun store marked down to $100. I picked it up thinking I would buy the matching case trimmer, but the Lyman I already had seemed to be similar enough. I had to cut the handle off the shaft and drill and tap the shaft so I could hook up the power unit. So far so good. :)

    Now I just need to figure out where this thing is going to live.


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  8. Jun 29, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    Here's my workspace. I added the shelves today as I was losing workspace on the desk to components.

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  9. Jun 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    It is nice and organized. But you are breaking a cardinal rule. Avoid storing powder and primers together. The powder should be in a heavy wood or steel cabinet away from the immediate area. And the primers would best be stored in an ammo can or sealed container of some sorts. As recommended, that's all i'm sayin.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    I'm slowly getting set up, got the press, dies, a bench/table, next paycheck I'm getting a reloading manual, scale, and components...anything else I will need?

    oh, I'm setting up for running .45 colt, the dies are RCBS carbide dies.

    oh, I also have a crap ton of brass and a source for cheap cast bullets.

    I've got a big steel desk that I will be setting up on instead of the current bench once I get everything, I'm hoping to reload my .45 colt with blue dot.

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  11. Jul 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    does anyone have load data for a 300 grain hornady XTP for .45 colt using winchester 296 powder and CCI 350 primers?

    I'v got load data for that powder and primer combo for a sierra 300 grain Jacketed soft point, can I use that? or do I need to worry about differences in the bullet?
     
  12. Jul 11, 2013 at 3:04 AM
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    What type of Revolver you pushing this through? BlackHawk, RedHawk, Freedom Arms? Or is it an older style that can't use +P type loads?
     
  13. Jul 11, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    Mid late 80s new model Blackhawk
     
  14. Jul 11, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    Shouldnt be much difference but hornady loads are usually conservative because there bullets are soft. I have a hornady manual and can look it up for you this evening if you like.
     
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    PM me with your email address and I can send you the loads I worked up.
     
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    I've got the .452 xtp mags, would rather have the regular, but these have a thicker copper jacket
     
  17. Jul 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    Loads for 45 colt using win296 for Ruger and T/C are
    Starting 17.9gr 1050fps
    18.7 1100fps
    19.4 1150fps
    20.2 1200fps
    21.0 1250
    Max 21.7 1300fps
    Test gun was 10" T/C barrel so fps will be less depending on barrel length. Strait from Hornady manual.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Awesome, my local shop didn't have a hornady manual. I've got a good bit of data now from different manuals, I think I can put a load together and see how she shoots.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2013 at 3:45 AM
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    No problem, may think about good old 2400. My dad had good luck with that and the .45 colt. I believe Win296 and H110 aew the same powder which means its an ass kicker. 4227 was a real pleasant powder to shoot in my .41 mag with good velocity.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    I have loaded quite a few .454 Casull Super Magnum loads, using many different bullets and powders. Every batch I make gets some rounds run through my chronograph. PM me if you'd like any specific info. Bullet selection depends on the intended use, of course. Good round for large bear, elk, moose, large hogs or Buicks.
     
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