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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby bayou » 21 Jul 2018 22

Well, today was 200 45 acp, 200 9mm, and 150 223Rem.

That's all, Folks!
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Ranch Dog » 22 Jul 2018 04

Come on guys, when you roll quantity tell us what press you are using!
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby bayou » 22 Jul 2018 06

For me, it's the 40 year old single stage RC. Only press I've ever had!
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby GasGuzzler » 22 Jul 2018 07

This morning I loaded 39 (it's all the small primer brass I had) rounds of .45ACP.

6.0 gr Bullseye under Hornady 185 gr XTP at 1.230" OAL on the LCT using Lee carbide dies, Lee FCD, Lee Auto Drum in once fired brass primed with Remington SPP.

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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Fyodor » 22 Jul 2018 23

GasGuzzler wrote:(it's all the small primer brass I had)

Do you know if it's legal to send empty brass to the US? I got a bunch of these that I can't use in my progressive press.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby GasGuzzler » 23 Jul 2018 17

I'm not sure. To be honest I forgot .45ACP had both and since I set up on smalls and was too stubborn to change the primer feed and because I just got a boat load of these bullets CHEAP I carried on. I'll give these to a close friend who doesn't reload and tell him I don't need the brass back. It's VERY likely this brass came from factory rounds HE shot and gave me the brass. I ruined about 4 cases in set up (don't ask) so it seems they came from a 50 round box he lost some from on first usage.

Thanks for the offer.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby GasGuzzler » 05 Aug 2018 20

Deprimed, sized, washed, dried 100 .45C cases.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby horseman » 13 Aug 2018 11

I don't know how many of you fellas know what a "Bald Hornet" is but we have bunches this year. Nasty critter, if they sting ya' more than once you'd probably be well served to head to the emergency room just in case even if you're not allergic. Will leave a "knot" on yer' head. Truthfully I've seen men knocked off their feet by one when hit in the forehead. (twice). Well me, being the idiot I am, load up 44mag cases with 5.5gr BE under a hard paper wad (primer box) that I cut with a leather "punch". Fill the case almost to the top (no idea of the weight, but it ain't much) of corn cob media (I think walnut might be better, and am thinking about rice, maybe) another paper wad, slight crimp and voila', Hornet killer. This serves more than one purpose, one, I get to shoot at moving targets (10 feet or less) and it's a hoot. +guns I do this out at the barn so the horses get used to gun fire (sorta :lol: ) and I get to "blast" those little buggers. Now, this isn't really an effective way to "reduce" the population but it is just a bunch of fun. Oh, and I load them on my Forster CO-AX so I know they're accurate.....LOL...... :mrgreen:

Need to add, it absolutely will disseminate one of those yellow jacket "honeycomb" type nests at 10 feet or less. :D
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby orerancher » 13 Aug 2018 13

I gotta try That!

Wonder what that Load would do to Slugs?
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby GasGuzzler » 13 Aug 2018 17

We have seasonal cicada killer wasps I always used to call hornets that are nearly two inches in length. Scary as hell they are. They're actually wasps not hornets and bald hornets are seemingly the only non-wasp real hornets in Texas but I have not seen one. We also have what I grew up calling red wasps, yellow jackets, and the wussy "dirt dobber".
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