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Just back from the range and these shot sub MOA from a 16" barreled Rock River Arms M4 Carbine with drop in type hand guard ( not free floating) out to 100 yards with a 4 MOA Red Dot. No problems or functionality issues...like freakin'' butter. No signs of pressure and no ejector swipes.

So we are gonna roll these until we run out of components. Shot them side by side with the Winchester M193 Ball ammo and it knocks them out at around .33 cents a round.

Plus I can actually build a shit load of these while lots of stuff is on back order. I'm appeased.

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20rd ladder of 300win mag. Berger 175 VLD Hunting over Reloder 17. Searching for best seating depth with 4 flights changing by .040" each. These are running down the 24" barrel of a early 70's Sako L61R. It has a long throat, but an extra long magazine to complement. The longest is 0.31" over SAAMI COAL and still fits nicely in the magazine with no feeding issues! Load development is for a friend's upcoming elk hunt.
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I reloaded 99 rounds (I must have missed one case at the range) of .30-06:

Remington Brass.

CCI #34 primer.

46.6 grains of W748 powder.

Hornady Match 168 grain BTHP bullet.
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'Nuther 100 rounds of 9mm for stock....124 gr. Berry's Hybrid Hollowpoints over 4.9 gr. of Alliant Unique. Mixed brass and CCI Small Pistol Primers.
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Gonna try and get another 100 rounds of 5.56 done as well but my cases need trimmed and I'm waiting for a 5.56 pilot for my Lyman E-Zee Trimmer which should be here by Thursday. Took me hours to find one in stock...man it's dry for components.

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Yum...getting there on my 1000 round stock of home rolled 5.56....
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Gonna run out of powder and bullets but I did manage to score more once fired brass from the range.

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Staying in out of the smoke and loading up 78 rounds of 5.56 from the lot of 80 I shot last week (2 of my cases are very lonely somewhere in a field in Creston right now. Sorry, little buddies!)
Cases are PPU, which is my favorite brass to reload from factory rounds. I find PPU 55 grain FMJ to be consistent and accurate from the factory, and it's packed in those convenient "battle packs". Brass doesn't stretch too much, decently concentric, holds good primer pocket tension post-swaging for 4 reloadings (or more... 4 is the most I've done so far).
CCI small rifle primers and 24 grains of A2330
Projectiles are Barnes 70 grain TSX boat tail hollow points. Gonna find me some hogs with them.

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I took up reloading mainly because I hate verdigris and could not find 45-70 rounds in nickel plate, while I could find cases in nickel. Well, I just finished the first quantity in my life: 405 gr lead over 32 gr of 5744 with Rem 9.5 LR primers. I still have about 380 to go, but here's a pic in one of my many belts I like to display, loaded.

Funny thing: Just as I finished reloading my first lot of 45-70 Government rounds, I walk in the house to hear Kamala Harris on the T.V. set, saying there is no vaccine for racism. I thought: "Well, I just worked up a batch my own self!"
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Yum! :clap:

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Reloaded a bunch of 30-06 for my dads old Springfield 03. He passed earlier this year and my brother in law has it now.

My dad taught me to reload more than 40 years ago. I can’t pull a set of dies without thinking of him. He was the first to teach me attention to detail. The US Navy refined it. It has proved useful in my hobby.


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I found some 2400 powder and 1000 primers, a rare find these days. when I went to Mt Shasta a few weeks ago. This is my first try with it: Bear creek 258gr SWC, 2400 12.2, 12.4, 12.6, 12.8 and 13 grains. 12.6 or 12.8 seem to group pretty well. Has anybody tried it?

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I loaded 50 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition for Skeet. I have a number of tightly choked shotguns, made for bird hunting. It is good practice for hunting to shoot Skeet, but shooting Skeet with a tightly choked shotgun is not going to hit much. What one can do with shotgun ammunition is make it such that it will shoot tighter or looser groups. The ammunition I loaded makes for looser groups and is called "Spreaders", accomplished by using special wads or wad inserts.

One can buy factory ammunition to produce this effect, but at twice the normal cost of target ammunition. One can handload such for a bit less than normal target ammunition.

Commercial Spreader ammunition:
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018815845
http://www.rstshells.com/store/p/153-12 ... d-Box.aspx

Spreader inserts for normal shotgun wad cups:
https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart ... PW&i=S1012

Spreader wads (the spreader is part of the actual wad):
https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Dispe ... o/072DX12/

A very satisfying way to spend an hour or so.

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reloaded 20 rds of .308.
federal once-fired (by me) brass, hornady 150 grn fmjbt over 44.1 grns of win748.
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Worked up a little ladder for my Remington 721 chambered in .270 Win
I'm trying out these 127 grain Lehigh copper hollow points. We'll see how they fly.
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Been neglecting this thread. Loaded up 50 rounds of 25-20 with H322 and 60gr FPs. Used an antique Winchester loading tool to boot.

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sized, deprimed, reprimed 76 empty 308 win cases from the last couple of range trips. will charge (44.1 grn win748), seat (150 grn fmjbt), crimp most likely tomorrow. also deprimed and sized about 100 .45acp cases, and stumbled on 100 large pistol primers in among my stash of rifle primers. pistol primers are good, but 100 fewer rifle primers than expected is bad.

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