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Re: What did you do at your reloading bench today?

Post by dmanwarren » Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:49 pm

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Found a load the Long Ranger likes so I figure I better feed it. Seems pretty accurate hopefully it gets even better when I get the barrel shot in. Only have 30 through it so far.
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Re: What did you do at your reloading bench today?

Post by Vaquero » Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:53 pm

How about some Christmas bullets.
200 gr 35 Rem. over 34.0 grs. 3031.
Both Marlins love this load.
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Re: What did you do at your reloading bench today?

Post by Hatchdog » Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:10 pm

Oh boy, now I’m hearing that Christmas song “Carol of the Bullets” in my head.
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Post by Vaquero » Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:49 am

Well I am about to load some of these 265 gr. WFNGC that forty was talking about last week.
And well there was only enough powder to load a couple rounds.😵💫 but never fear.
I have backup.😉 this has been sitting at the side of the bench for like 4 yrs. now.
Glad I got it back then, $20 per lb. 😉 👊 Now I wish I had bought more.
So I poured a lb or so in the smaller bottle and am ready to go. May be a little dust on the bottle...as the song says.😁
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Re: What did you do at your reloading bench today?

Post by Vaquero » Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:07 pm

Well, I got 86 sized, expanded, and primed. Emptied that primer flat.
Break for lunch, then may go for a little walk in da woods.
Rain has stopped for now so we'll see.

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Re: What did you do at your reloading bench today?

Post by Rifletom » Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:36 pm

You going with 8.8gr Unique like forty mentioned? Be interested when you guys try them out.
BTW, I like those Christmas bullets.
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Post by Vaquero » Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:00 pm

Yes, I am planning on loading a couple dozen to try in the two rifles and the Rugers.
I will post a report.
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Post by Vaquero » Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:18 pm

Well, I sized, expanded and primed another 100 45 colts.
Then loaded 30 of the 265's over forty's mentioned load of Unique.
Rained most of the day, I'll report when I get time to try 'em.

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Post by Oldbrass » Mon Dec 12, 2022 4:57 pm

Built a small 3'x2' bench this past weekend in the tool room on back of garage . first reloads since arriving in South Carolina. Decided to dust off the lee loader and put together a half dozen 38 special 158 Lead RNFP plinkers. I enjoyed the slow lee loader and listening to the radio, Buster lifted his leg on the bench Support giving his approval
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Post by cooperhawk » Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:07 pm

I haven't been loading much lately, but today I found some brand new Winchester brass .357 unprimed casings that
I've been saving for something, so I primed them up. I plan to load them with 158 grn Keith Hunter lead target bullets
and am considering how much powder to load in them. I have lots of Unique left over from the old days and want to use
it up.
I have loaded then as high as 8grns of Unique, but that rattles my cage in my Colt Trooper III so I want to load then down
to something fun to shoot. I'm thinking about 6grns. I want to be able to shoot them in both my Trooper III and my Henry
Yellow Boy .357 Mag.
Maybe I'll load several varying loads and experiment.
Thoughts?
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