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Old 02-26-2023, 06:26 PM
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Did some clean up and organizing. I dont know how it got so messed up. Still have more to do before loading.

Found a brick of 209 primers and a brick of LP mag primers I didn't know I had.

Thinking of down sizing the number of rifles and differant calibers as well. Some I haven't shot for years.

With the prices I see at auctions of late, maybe a good time to do it.
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Old 03-05-2023, 02:29 PM
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Kind of bored on a lazy Sunday when it’s -20c outside. So I rolled up 50 rounds of .45 Colt.





7 grains of TiteGroup under 250gr Campro’s with LP magnum primers.



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Old 03-05-2023, 05:28 PM
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Nothing in the shop today, a buddy and I were doing OAL tests on his 308 at 500 meters - first time shooting his rifle that far!
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Old 03-05-2023, 05:32 PM
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Cleared gun safes , showed my grown sons what I have and pick out what they want and gonna sell the rest .
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Old 03-05-2023, 05:33 PM
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Nothing in the shop today, a buddy and I were doing OAL tests on his 308 at 500 meters - first time shooting his rifle that far!
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Very nice. Would have loved to get out if the weather was better here.

Ended up loading some 130gr Sierra TGK in 6.5 WBY RPM.
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Old 03-05-2023, 05:36 PM
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Very nice. Would have loved to get out if the weather was better here.

Ended up loading some 130gr Sierra TGK in 6.5 WBY RPM.
It was -16c, a guy's gotta do what he has to do to shoot up here in the winter!
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Old 03-07-2023, 12:14 PM
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De-prime and clean for 270 win and clean up reloading area. Basically putzing around...
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Old 03-07-2023, 02:51 PM
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I packed up my reloading gear and components today. I'm just getting started reloading, but getting prepared to sell the house and move back West from too long a time in Central Canada.

What's the best way to move primers and powder? I wrapped and packed them separately in cardboard boxes and then in plastic Rubbermaid style boxes. Taped the powder tops on too. Everything goes in a steel shipping container.
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Old 03-07-2023, 08:22 PM
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I've been practicing with my new Harrels powder measure, trying to build up a constant rhythm and charge weight. Not easy!
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Old 03-07-2023, 09:04 PM
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built 2 test ladders for the 30-06.
Speer 165 gr. Grand Slam over Ramshot Hunter, CCI 200 primers, R-P brass.
Speer 180 gr. Grand Slam over IMR 4831, CCI 200 primers, R-P brass.

In the ongoing effort to streamline my reloading and narrow my focus on the cartridges and rifles I am going to keep, I sorted through all my brass and culled out the lots that are excess to my needs.

Problem is, all I think I am doing is making room for the components I'll need for 2 custom builds on the planning table...!
Anyone got any 280 Ackley Peterson brass they want to part with?
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Old 03-08-2023, 09:39 AM
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Last week
1250 3/4oz 12 ga target loads
Shot some over the weekend - very pleasant and the clays don't seem to be able to tell the difference out to about 40yds if I do my part
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Old 03-08-2023, 10:09 AM
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Going to be trimming brass today. It's the step that I like the least.
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Old 03-08-2023, 02:08 PM
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I've been practicing with my new Harrels powder measure, trying to build up a constant rhythm and charge weight. Not easy!
I switched the lever on my Harrel 180 degrees , I found it a lot easier to use that way
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Old 03-14-2023, 02:10 PM
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Work up load for the 375 h&h
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Old 03-17-2023, 06:30 AM
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The last little bit I've been helping a buddy get into reloading. We got him a awsome load developed for his .308, 270wsm. Last night we did a ladder test for his 6.5 creedmore. I loaded some test loads for the wifes .308 and my featherweight.
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Old 03-19-2023, 06:05 PM
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Three hundred cases from yesterday’s range trip. De-capped, cleaned, dried, and now to full length size and neck flare….



I won’t load these today. These three calibers are over flowing in the ammo safes.
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Old 03-19-2023, 08:09 PM
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I took my reloading bench to the range today for the first time. Finally testing out my portable gear for competitive benchrest that I'm planning to get into this year.

What a lot of work, took me an hour to get setup! Not to mention many trips to and from the house/truck/range/truck/house! My wife thinks I'm totally nut lugging all this gear around. There's more than shown in this pic.



Shot some 2 shot groups to start load development, getting used to this gun (6PPC, 1.5oz trigger) is proving challenging - bag setup and positioning primarily. Loads show some promise I think.

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Old 03-20-2023, 12:58 AM
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If there are two bullets though the 1.682" hole, I would call it good.

But I have always wondered, do you go for powder charge first or seating depth, to work up the load?
It would appear you went with powder first at @1.692" seat. Very interesting.
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Old 03-20-2023, 06:48 AM
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Cleaning up my bench while wet tumbling 500 brass installing new cabinet for more reloder 22 and h1000 I just received then start new loads for 6.506
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Old 03-20-2023, 07:24 AM
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If there are two bullets though the 1.682" hole, I would call it good.

But I have always wondered, do you go for powder charge first or seating depth, to work up the load?
It would appear you went with powder first at @1.692" seat. Very interesting.
Short range BR guys typically adjust powder , and change it during the day at times, and theycate looking at putting 5 in one hole! Depending on the condition Note the Harrel measure mounted by the Kennedy tool box!
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Old 03-21-2023, 09:22 AM
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Pulled some bullets.
Cleaned some 35Remington brass.
Straightened up my messy bench.
Put away some 308 brass I just bought off CGN.
Sold 1000rnds 7.62x39 ammo on GP.
Listed a Forster Mic Seater die for 22-250 on GP.
Sold some 35Remington ammo locally.
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Old 03-21-2023, 10:14 AM
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Getting ready to fire up Dad's Lyman55, as I have gifted my Harrel to my son so he can go crazy with F/TR
May as well give it to him now so he can use the best measure made and I can watch him enjoy it.

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Old 03-21-2023, 05:17 PM
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1250 3/4oz 12 ga target loads
Shot some over the weekend - very pleasant and the clays don't seem to be able to tell the difference out to about 40yds if I do my part
I have been a big fan of 7/8 oz loads for many years, 1 1/8oz loads always seemed wasteful to me for clays shooting
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Old 03-21-2023, 05:39 PM
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Kind of bored on a lazy Sunday when it’s -20c outside. So I rolled up 50 rounds of .45 Colt.





7 grains of TiteGroup under 250gr Campro’s with LP magnum primers.



I don't think I have ever seen a. set up like this before 2 of the most expensive powder measure parked next to the worlds least expensive press...
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Old 03-21-2023, 07:49 PM
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I don't think I have ever seen a. set up like this before 2 of the most expensive powder measure parked next to the worlds least expensive press...
Actually, the little Lee is a long way from the powder dispensing station.


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Old 03-21-2023, 09:45 PM
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I think! I now have all the bugs worked out of my 6mm-3000-X ( my new name for the cartridge). I have now successfully resized three different brands of brass, two brands of virgin Factory brass by pulling the bullets and resizing and, pulling the bullets on twenty once? fired brass that were reloaded by someone else. All rounds now cycle as they should, with no Remington click or having to stand on the bolt handle. Forty rounds are now sitting in a loading tray, that will be loaded and fired in the next couple of days. Fingers crossed, all goes well.
Waiting on one hundred and fifty used, .250 Savage brass to arrive and go through the entire reloading process before I declare this monster 100% tamed.

I would like to thank all the people who gave positive input into this endeavor.

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Old 03-22-2023, 12:25 PM
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80 grain Berger .223's for the Musgrave today, and some 6mmBR on the Ol' 55
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Old 03-22-2023, 08:11 PM
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loaded some groups to test, H4350 and ppu 139gr sp. I found 1 load that was consistent sub moa and 2550 fps.
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Old 03-22-2023, 08:33 PM
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80 grain Berger .223's for the Musgrave today, and some 6mmBR on the Ol' 55
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What’s your load for the Berger 80gr?

Here’s mine…
Brass: Lapua
Powder: Varget 23.8gr
Primer: CCI BR4
Bullet: Berger 80gr VLD Target
Speed: 2915fps (26” 1:8)
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Old 03-22-2023, 09:37 PM
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What’s your load for the Berger 80gr?

Here’s mine…
Brass: Lapua
Powder: Varget 23.8gr
Primer: CCI BR4
Bullet: Berger 80gr VLD Target
Speed: 2915fps (26” 1:8)
I was shooting 23.5 grains of Varget in both my RPA and my Sportco with 80's and 80.5's, I haven't shot them in the Musgrave yet.
Both the RPA and the Sportco are super accurate at 500 and 800 meters with those bullets shooting with the sling'n'irons however.
I haven't charged the powder yet, so I may just go with a bunch of 69 Grain Seirra Palma match bullets I have , I likely won't be shooting this rifle past 500 for a while anyway
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