What Are You Doing On The Reloading Bench Today?

Discussion in 'General Reloading' started by gandog56, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    Looks like the thread disappeared, so I want to reopen it.

    I was bored tonight so I went out to the shed and whipped me up 100 rounds of .454 Casull. I used Nosler 250 grain JHP projectiles and W296 powder. Supposed to give me a muzzle velocity of around 1755 fps.

    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist

    1755 fps with a 250 grn projectile sounds like a wrist snapper !
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  3. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    I cranked out 600 rounds of 40S&W, today, using Unique 7.0 grains under Montana Gold 165 grain FMJ bullet. Zombie "medicine." :D
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  4. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    That's why my barrel be ported, so I don't give myself a bloody nose with the muzzle flip. Or even worse......

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    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist

    I am surprised that the guy in the video didn't go down! Owww!!!
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  6. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    I made more 40 S&W ammo, today. I will finish up on those tomorrow, then start making 9MM ammo for the "plinking" gun.

    I am trying to fill all my empty ammo cans from the Summer shooting sessions. It has been raining a LOT this October, which was unusual, so it gave me a head start on my reloading schedule. At this rate, I will be back to making 10MM ammo, with plated bullets for plinking, in a week.

    I think I may need to make some more .357 Magnums, and a bunch of .223 in the month of November.
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  7. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    What, 40 short and weak? J/K. I had one of my best pistol targets done with a SIG P229 with Crimson Trace Laser grips and my homemade .40 cal loads. Of course I then turned around and equaled it with my Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm and Crimson Trace laser grips, and the very same bullets (but not the same recipe) on the same day. The shooting gods were smiling on me that morning.

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  8. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    I hear rumors of ruger gonna maybe make a 10mm long slide.
    well I got 200 pieces of Brother Bobs 30-06 brass all ready to load.
    I have a really accurate recipe for my hunting rifle.
    the only snag is I am not impressed with the terminal performance of the bullet.
    so back to square one.
    I have been slowly poking around some loads for the 45 acp's with a 200gr boolit but haven't settled on a powder just yet.
    something between bulls-eye and green dot is looking like the final answer.
    I have shot both and they are about equal but there is more in there to get, 700-x and American select are up next.
  9. 338RUM

    338RUM G&G Evangelist

    Nothing here today, I did order in 500 of the Hornady 30 cal 150 gr SST's once I get my bench up and running again I will crank out an ammo can (30 cal) worth.
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  10. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Have you tried Hodgdon Titegroup for the 45AUTO?
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  11. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    oh yeah.
    unique,800-x,bulls-eye,clay's, green-dot,
    231, and a couple of others.
    I'm just working my way around the bunch looking for a place to land.
    most work alright, others I see little problems with, some don't have quite the accuracy.
    that and I just have the powders here [the bullets are free] so I'm playing around a bit.
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  12. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Omaha NE
    Yes, Title Group is my go to powder for 45 cap. However, I use 4.0 grains of CFE Pistol for my .380. I just loaded 150 rounds of .380 yesterday, and for some reason the CFE works better in those than the Tite Group.
  13. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    titegroup gets weird in small spaces.
    put 6 grains in a 308 case under a 150gr. cast bullet and it is as happy as a clam.
    seat a 115gr 9mm bullet down .020 too deep and your in for a world of hurt.
  14. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    I worked up a new 40S&W load, today, using 165 grain JHP bullets from Montana Gold. I found that they gave me a very nice 5/8" group at 10 yards, shooting from a standing position without a rest. Coincidentally, it is powered by the same 7.0 grains of Unique that I was loading under the 165 grain FMJ Montana Gold bullet. These were all fired from a Glock 22 GEN 3.

    This would not normally surprise me, except that the JHP bullet is 0.035 inches longer than the FMJ bullet, and the load was compressed under the FMJ bullet. I was concerned that the deeper seating of the hollow point would cause an over pressure for the same MAX COL of 1.135". I reduced the MAX load in the book by 10%, and then worked up from there. I was pleasantly surprised that the same powder charge worked for both bullets, AND the hollow point was more accurate.
  15. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    tumbling my 10 mm brass. going to stuff them with Longshot and 200 gr. bullets.
    my favorite .45 cap powder is Unique. I used to load 7.4 gr & a 200gr bullet for 1000 fps. I toned it down to 7.0 for a little less wear & tear on my pistols.
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  16. Nothing, in the process of moving my reloading stuff from the Arms Room to my new shed !............
  17. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    Is it like my shed?


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  18. Almost, this is NOT it but it looks like this, window on the back end, 12x14........... barn-shed-2.jpg
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  19. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly G&G Evangelist

    Been out cleaning up my shop most of the morning,I've been working on too much stuff at the same time and it got rather messy.
    Took a break from cleaning and separated 1000 pcs of LC 223 once fired brass that arrived a couple days ago. I like to separate it by the year on the head stamp.
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  20. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    Yeah, mine had double doors like that but I figured it made it too easy to break in. So I slightly modified the kit, and put in a single steel door.