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  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper Well-Known OPE Member

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    Guilty as charged with being a AS Member. For some things how ever I find it just to big and over whelming.

    Yes the press is a oldie a goodie for me any way. I would hate to guess how much ammo I have loaded with it and number of game animals I have taken with ammo off it.


    :D Al
     
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    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    Welcome Steve.
     
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    srb08 Doesn't play well with others

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    I understand completely.
    The folks over here are a lot more laid back.
     
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    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Nice setup. Now, please assure me you have way more powder, bullets, brass, and primers than what I am seeing there? I mean, that's like Mastermind only having three saws!
     
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    alleyyooper Well-Known OPE Member

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    I keep my brass in a 20 gallon rubber maid tub unsorted. Shot gun hulls are also stored in rubber maid tubs but sorted and 5 gallon pails.

    Usually in mid winter during a rageing storm I will start my reloading wash in Bich wood casy case cleaner, hang the cases in net onion bags in the wood burning furnace room.

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    When dry remove primers and pitch in the tumbler for a couple hours, clean out the primer pockets and sort by caliber. Decide which I am going to reload first usually the 22 hornet or the 220 swift. retrieve thre primers stored in thre gun safe with the golden rod insureing they are in a dry environment.

    I have tried to keep my power usage to just a few. IMR 3031, IMR 4350 , IMR 4320, and IMR 6440, the latter I am about to change over to 3031 if my test turn out. Looking at a new powder to load the 22Hornet IMR 4657 insn't being made any longer.

    Shot shells are all loaded with green dot and the 8 pound jug fits under the bench as does the gallon jugs of shot.

    :D Al
     
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    alleyyooper Well-Known OPE Member

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    Some things nice to have for reloading.

    A funnel is a must unless you can roll a shet of paper into a nice funnel every time.
    A deburring tool to use after case trimming.

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    Primer pocket trimmer, cleans the primer pocket sides so primers slide in easy. the green thing is a Remington bolt take down tool. Just try to find one today.

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    Primer pocket cleaning brush. I just buy the tips now and chuck them into my drill and do hundreds at a setting.

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    I use this tool to lube case necks with powder graphite before sizeing. I do not spray the case with sizeing lube.
    A little slick 50 on a sponge is fine for that.

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    One of the best tools I ever spend money on for reloading rifle cases. A hand primer tool. Inserts the primers into the pocket quickly with ease.

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    One of the first tools I bought and so very glad I did. it is a case check tool to see if they need trimming. today may need a new one for the new cartridges on the market.

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    The replacement digital scale Cabela gave me to replace their brand that puked in just a few months. Keep your receipts, boxes too even.
    Yes I used to seprate all my bullets by weight.

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    A powder trickler is a really nice tool also.

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    I never worry about double chargeing a case. I drop the powder into the scale pan of the digital scale. Trickle in if needed, pour into the funnel and insert the bullet right then and there.

    :D Al
     
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  7. FergusonTO35

    FergusonTO35 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Those RCBS hand primers are awesome. The old Lee Auto Prime was really good, then they went and ruined it.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    I have the RCBS case prep station. Takes about 45 seconds to clean primer pocket, de-burr the neck inside and out and brush the case neck out. It makes it that much quicker when you try to reload 2-300 rounds in a setting.
     
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    A lot of what I have is newer versions of what you have and I've been reloading for 40 years.
    I've gone to progressive presses for everything I load in quantity. I use single stage presses and weigh every charge for hunting ammo, .308 & .223 target loads, as well as handgun loads for the big bores.
    A few years ago I tried wet tumbling. It works a lot better and I don't have near the mess.
    I use a Dillon super swage for removing the crimp on primer pockets. I process a lot of military brass and it makes the job a lot quicker. I still have and use a primer pocket uniforming tool on small batches.
    I also use a drop in case gauge on every case before I load it for the first time. Military weapons are really hard on brass.
    I have a maximum length gauge but also utilize a good set of calipers. I use a micrometer, for measuring bullet diameter, case head expansion and several other things.
    When I started reloading, I only had the bare necessities. Over the years, I seem to have accumulated a bit more.
    Here's a couple pics of my little rat hole.
     

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    I use to clean primer pockets, now I wet tumble with stainless pins and it cleans the pockets better than when I used my Lyman case prep station.
     
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    Here's some pics of my reloading dungeon. Press, powder measures, and my most used dies:
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    Powders and bullets:
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    And, my patented lube sizer heater!
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    hseII AKA - Kim's Husband

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    .260 Regular

    All the stuff is there to load
    .270 Win
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    But I’ve yet to find a need to....


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    Good powder choices. Varget, 4064, and 4895 are some of my faves.
     
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