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What did you do today in the world of reloading?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Moonpie, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    It the expander not belling the case properly or enough?

    Never had an issue with my Lee dies.
     


  2. xdmikey

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    SC? What the heck! XL
     
  3. xdmikey

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    I got it a few minutes ago I think. As long as I keep loading +P in magnum cases I’ll be set, lol.

    I can do that, right?
     
  4. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    With or without the case feeder?

    You can actually Google this question and get an answer. But I will tell you the older ones are about 5" taller than the newer ones.
     
  5. xdmikey

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    My son in law is almost in Texas now so I'm thinking the 650 for cheap is gone but I had a blast using my Redding t7.

    I went to the range this morning to try out my 357 mag loads from earlier in the week.
    They didn't fit so back home I went. I reloaded them this evening using my t7 and it was so much easier than switching stations in my Lee classic cast.
     
  6. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Please sir, can I have some more? TGT Supporter

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    I've never had any issues with my powder through expander Lee dies either. Like any other belling die, it doesn't take much.
     
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  7. xdmikey

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    ‘MailMan, after using my T7 I may pass on adding any other presses due to space restrictions.

    If you look at my pics that romantoo posted for me when I get rid of some shelving units I may look back into adding a 650 at the right price.
     
  8. xdmikey

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    It does take some time to get it right though and doing it quickly, trying not to sweat all over everything and not working on a single stage press is necessary for success.

    Yesterday afternoon I turned on the a/c, did something else for an hour or two then inboxed the T7 and started. This is what made me consider not getting the 650, along with having it personally delivered cancelled out. I don’t know how well the seller could pack it etc.
     
  9. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    Finally loaded up some test loads for my Howa 1500 mini action 6.5 grendel last night. Waiting on a scope I bought to arrive. Scored an Athlon Argos BTR 8-34x56 with vortex rings for $200.

    I had mounted a spare 1-4x I had on it, but I think it's silly to run test loads on a scope that I am just going to put back on an AR as soon as the other arrives.
     
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  10. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    Unloaded first batch of test loads on my Howa 1500 mini in 6.5 grendel with a 20" barrel. Imr 8208 xbr behind 123 sierra hpbt, in mixed hornady/winchester/unknown converted 7.62x39 brass w/cci small rifle primers.

    Scope is a new to me Athlon Argos BTR 8-34x56.

    All at 100 yards.

    I'm amazed, and pleased, at how well this thing shoots. Next I'm going to load 26.6 to 27.4 in .2gr increments, and also another batch of .5 incremented loads but with 130g noslers.
     


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