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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Ranch Dog » 14 Aug 2018 18

There is a fellow on my Rossi forum that does similar loads with his R92 45 Colt against bore bees. Seems like a lot of fun.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Macd » 17 Aug 2018 07

+of I used to put out bird feeders in the fall for overwinter and early spring. Unfortunately one year I had rats take up residence somewhere near. SWMBO saw them first under the feeders and declared either the rats had to go or the feeders were history. We had about 18 inches of snow on the ground. Traps got nowhere. All I caught was a small bird. Poison went untouched. Now it is illegal to discharge even a pellet gun in the city so I decided covert measures were necessary. I set up a step ladder in the back second floor bedroom and bought some CCI 22 shotshells. Got up at about 2AM on a clear moonlit night and sure enough two black shapes were munching away under the feeders. I slowly opened window, got up on the ladder to get a line, and took aim. Took one right in the body and he jumped up and ran under a shed. The other went after him. Only problem I forgot wake the wife first. She was not amused. Got the second one several nights later with a sub-sonic. This time wife was wide awake and doors to both bedrooms closed. I still have the shotshells. Wonder if I could hit a deer fly in the air.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby jdl447 » 17 Aug 2018 09

Check this out.

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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby JohnnyEnfield » 16 Oct 2018 03

I made my first 50 .357 magnum cartridges on my new Lee Value Turret press. Used my cast, powder coated, TL358 158 gr SWC bullets with CFE Pistol powder. I have a perfect powder measure I leave set for 5.7 grains for this load and my cast lead 230 grain .45 auto loads. The Value turret press is great.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby orerancher » 05 Nov 2018 11

Friday, Picked up a NIB Taurus Mod. 85 2in. .38special.

Saturday loaded some 160g WC from and old Ideal mold, over 3g of Bullseye....The little Darlin, didn't think much of that Bullet at 25ft.....

Next loaded some NOE 357-135 sized at .358 over the same 3g of Bullseye.... Outstanding!!! and even more Surprising, It was right at POI of the fixed sites on that stubby Barrel.... :o :D
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Ranch Dog » 05 Nov 2018 14

Outstanding. I have the Rossi 351, similar, and it sure shoots very nice. I shoot my TL358-125-RF out of it.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Dannymcmullen » 05 Nov 2018 18

loading none but i do have some sizing i need to dig out my hand press for i love being able to set in my recliner and do my work in front of the tv at night then use the turret for nights when the lady wants to watch all her girly shows
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Macd » 17 Nov 2018 16

With the indoor IPSC season about to start I decided to load up a couple of hundred 9mm Luger. I usually use cast but was low on lead bullets so decided to use my the supply of Berry's 124 grain HP's. Other decision was to go with Bullseye. I ended up only getting 50 done and that was a struggle. Primer seating arm kept popping off pin in ram and falling out on floor. Had to clean everything, polish surfaces of the arm and realign the primer seating post with the shell holder hole. I used a Lee Adjustable Charge Bar with the Pro Auto Measure as I wanted to drop a weight that none of the disks would give me. I was getting up to 0.3 grain variation in drops. I ended up having to weigh every charge. Finally seating depth varied from 1.055 to 1.070! Anything over 1.064 with the HP's will not pass the barrel drop test in my S&W M&P9. While there was some minor variation in length from bullet to bullet, I believe the problem is more related to the hollow point nose shape and the recess in the seating plug. The recess seems more designed for a round nose bullet. I have had this problem with truncated cone bullets but not semi-wad cutters. I have learned to give it up when things get frustrating. Too easy to make mistakes.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby GasGuzzler » 18 Nov 2018 05

Sounds familiar. My primer arm kept hanging up inside the ram a while back and that caused all kinds of rhythm issues on a turret press.
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Re: What Handgun Reloading Did You Do Today?

Postby Ranch Dog » 18 Nov 2018 07

Macd wrote:I have learned to give it up when things get frustrating. Too easy to make mistakes.

For sure one of those golden rules with reloading or casting. If the work isn't flowing smoothly, might as well fold up for the day because it's probably not going to get any better. It's not being a quitter, who said that? The reloading or casting isn't over, you're resyncing with the moon and stars!
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