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Old 02-13-2021, 01:53 PM
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More 308 ammo for my F/O rifle, and my Palma rifle as well as Freddy Mercury, the Creedmoor
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Old 02-13-2021, 04:45 PM
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I gave it a face lift

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Old 02-13-2021, 04:52 PM
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Your going to enjoy that a lot more!!!!!! Great job!
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:07 PM
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Yes I sure will ..Iíve been meaning to do this for along time so glad I got the lead out ..
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Old 02-13-2021, 07:23 PM
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Last night I stripped the horrid spray finish off my 1975 Marlin 336. Today I added some oil/stain and it looks great. A few more coats to rub in...Sorry, I donít have a good ďbeforeĒ picture. I am really pleased.
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:23 PM
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I've only had my reloading bench set up for a few months and it's all still a work in progress. Would like to eventually expand the benchwork a few feet to spread my presses out a little bit and give me more work room on the bench. But for now this setup is working pretty good for my first bench.


A new reloader here; have only been reloading for 7 months. I Got into reloading after acquiring a Winchester 1894 'Alberta Diamond Jubilee' chambered in 38-55, and soon realizing the lack of factory ammo choices avaliable and the fairly high cost of said factory ammo when I'm able to source it. So that sparked my interest in reloading.




After getting all my components and tooling needed to reload I soon realized another problem of acquiring projectiles for said 38-55, which has inevitably started to peek my interest in learning to cast my own boolits. So ths last 2 months I've been slowly been putting together a casting kit and hope to start casting once time permits




I also really fell down rhw reloading rabbit hole along the way and now reload for all my calibers, rifle and pistol and it has become a side hobby from hunting and shooting. A part of the hobby I can practice and enjoy daily for an hour or two with out even leaving the house. And some days woth two toddlers and 2 teens getting out is not that easy of a task unfortunately.



Haven't really been too active on these forums, while I'm a huge lurker who definitely benefits from all the great hunting knowledge on this forum, which has been my main draw I've just never become a very active member. Maybe that will change if I start sharing.

Hopefully there are other shooters/Reloaders of the 38-55 caliber willing to share their knowledge, as I have heard the 38-55 leads good to reloading, I've found data very limited, especially in published manuals which are best offer minimal load data..


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Old 02-15-2021, 02:17 PM
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More 308 work today. This time for my M70 Palma match rifle
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Old 02-15-2021, 02:32 PM
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Two different loads for the new .280 rem.

Ladder loads of 150gr ELDX and different CBTO loads of 150gr TSX.

All H4350, Hornady brass, and BR2 primers.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:12 PM
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Nothing all reloading equipment in boxes waiting to be unpacked from the move. No where to set it up as of now, hopefully that changes soon!
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:52 PM
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Two different loads for the new .280 rem.

Ladder loads of 150gr ELDX and different CBTO loads of 150gr TSX.

All H4350, Hornady brass, and BR2 primers.
One paper bag on your head or two to use a glass like that??? Asking for a friend.
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:39 AM
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Nothing in the loading room today, going to spend the day doing RSO work on the 1KK line and hopefully get a chance to strap into the monkey suit and send some 308's out to 1K
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:16 AM
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Newest addition to the reloading room. A new cabinet!



I needed to move my AutoTrickler away from my AMP annealer. The 2 very large magnets inside the annealer were causing havoc for the lab grade scale. They were also interfering with the Bluetooth signal to the AutoTrickler.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:00 PM
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Tuned a Rem trigger from 20# to 36 oz's. was a good day.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:10 PM
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Newest addition to the reloading room. A new cabinet!



I needed to move my AutoTrickler away from my AMP annealer. The 2 very large magnets inside the annealer were causing havoc for the lab grade scale. They were also interfering with the Bluetooth signal to the AutoTrickler.
Interesting. I wonder how far away it needs to be? I have mine within a couple of feet but havenít noticed anything weird. But I could be missing something.
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Old 02-23-2021, 02:21 PM
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I even tried ferrite chokes on the wall wart's cable. No joy. But the field around the AMP acts with induction, so nearby objects like very accurate precision instruments can be affected. I even tried unplugging the AMP when not in use. still had drift and calibration issues.

As for the Bluetooth signal, that was kind of funky. Sometimes, the thrower would cycle constantly. You have to actually unplug the Autotrickler to stop it. Really crazy the first time that happened.

Anyways, when I moved it away from the AMP, all problems disappeared.

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Interesting. I wonder how far away it needs to be? I have mine within a couple of feet but havenít noticed anything weird. But I could be missing something.
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Old 02-23-2021, 03:55 PM
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Interesting. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:00 PM
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Polished up some 40 S&W Brass ~500
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:28 PM
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Loaded up some 33 winchester, 40-65, 40-82
Trying some different loads to what works best for me
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:54 AM
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Watching videos on Black Powder hunting and shooting.

I've decided to get back into Black powder muzzle loading and hunting. A few years ago, I gave my investarms .50 cal Hawken to my son in law and I found that I missed the rifle. I obtained a TC .54 caliber Hawken and at the same time, located and purchased a TC .50 cal Hawken for my wife. She is completely new at BP shooting, so some time yesterday afternoon was cleaning both rifles and generally showing the Mrs. the how to and the why for of the
"smoke poles" down in my reloading mancave.
Both rifles were previously owned and the bores were filthy by anyone's standards. Boiling hot soapy water and a many patches on a cleaning jag sorted that problem out. The barrels were left muzzle down to drain and to allow the hot metal to evaporate any moisture remaining in the bore. the nipples were removed prior to the bath and left to soak in the hot soapy water.
Bore butter on a patch with a few swipes down the bore was all that was needed to protect the metal. I'm waiting for some bullet molds to arrive so I will be able to cast both round ball and minie balls for both calibers.

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Old 02-28-2021, 10:26 AM
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A little loading for the revolver today...

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Old 02-28-2021, 11:17 AM
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One paper bag on your head or two to use a glass like that??? Asking for a friend.
The cup comes home this year my friend!
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:32 AM
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Early this morning at 0300, I took out my .54 TC Renegade Hawken and did a complete strip and clean of that barrel. I have not had a chance to shoot her yet, as I only took possession of this rifle last week. I discovered that through other AO members that my rifles shallow rifling is purposely made and that these barrels won't wear down. A 1 in 28" twist rate in this barrel, I can't wait to get the molds for a maxi or minie ball purchased and in the mail.
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Old 02-28-2021, 01:00 PM
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so far i have learned that the bullet weight vs. twist rate sheet i have is a liar. a 12 twist barrel will not stabilize 90 or even 85 gr. bullets. stacks 68's in a hole though...............
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:29 PM
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Loaded up a bunch of 444 Marlin. 46gr H4198, 265gr Hornady FP. This combo is very accurate in my Remlin.
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:15 PM
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Dropped by a friend's place to help him set up a 12 gauge MEC Steel Master. He had all the gear from a another friend but only loads rifle stuff.
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Loaded up some 243win with 55 tipped varmagedons and trail boss. At 14 grains charge it shoots tiny little groups at 50 yds. My kids ruger compact is amazingly accurate.
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Old 03-02-2021, 12:48 AM
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Not reloading, but done in the same room: assembled my second Marlin after removing the awful varnish and finishing with many coats of oil and several coats of furniture wax. This time I managed before and after pics.
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:48 PM
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Taking our Jr. A hockey billet shooting tomorrow..........

Just the tip of the preverbal iceberg.
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:52 PM
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Making up some initial test loads for a new 30-06. The first three shots out of the barrel seem to show promise.



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Old 03-06-2021, 07:11 PM
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I ran into a screamer deal on some ammo for a rifle I sold but now have back. The owner asked me if I wanted it , but some of it is loaded with Barnes TTSX bullets and I don't plan on using them as I don't own a .30 hunting rifle.
Pulling those bullets and replacing with some match bullets.
Hey Chuck, want some .30 TTSX bullets?
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