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    Right now, I have two presses mounted for that thing. Looks like it will soon be three.

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    I have 3 presses on mounting plates for mine. I couldn't see paying money for a mounting system when I have a bunch of 3/4" plywood laying around.

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    If I would have had some plywood I would have done that too but no place to put it and cut it it was easier to get the bench plate from Lee.

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    I definitely understand that, and it's probably a bit more sturdy than plywood. But I had plenty of scraps.

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    I made some empties at the range today. I also found some empty 7.62 X 51 and .243 Winchester cases.

    Of course, the less fun part of going to the range is that the guns have to be cleaned, which I haven't done yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarEagleEd View Post
    I made some empties at the range today. I also found some empty 7.62 X 51 and .243 Winchester cases.

    Of course, the less fun part of going to the range is that the guns have to be cleaned, which I haven't done yet.

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    Yeah, that do tend to get tiresome, especially if I was out under the sun a few hours frying at the range. But, when I shoot my misurp ammo in my Mosin Nagants, I really do not have the choice to put it off till later.
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    Put a load of cases through the wet rotary tumbler and they are drying off. Got some .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .44 Magnum, .44 Special, and .223.

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    Seems like my life has been all about sorting as of late. Me and a buddy bought 20 buckets of wheelweights. I've slowly been going through them.We have the option to go back for more, and plan to. Oh Boy! I also came into several tubs of used reloading gear, including a bunch of loaded ammo and brass. I've been pulling down the reloaded stuff (don't trust unknown reloaders loads) and sorting through mixed brass. Sort of feel like a quality control inspector!

    Been pulling bullets, depriming cases with live primers, tumbling brass, ect for 3 or 4 days now. Keeps me off of the streets, I guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    Been pulling bullets, depriming cases with live primers, tumbling brass, ect for 3 or 4 days now. Keeps me off of the streets, I guess!
    And the wife knows right where you are too.

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    For sure! And she has let me know that she is tired of stuff being on the kitchen counter and in the sink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    For sure! And she has let me know that she is tired of stuff being on the kitchen counter and in the sink!
    One of the reasons I built my reloading shed, so I am out of momma's hair.

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    I enjoyed following the progress of your shed. I have a dedicated room in the house but I use the bar area in the kitchen sometimes for sorting, drying brass, ect. She only fusses when it goes on for days and days!

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    Just finished converting and loading (113pc ) 41 Swiss for my 78-81 vetterli.
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    I knocked the primers out of a small batch of .45 ACP range brass.

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    Just collected 142 pieces of 6.5X50 Japanese brass, to be used in the recent gift of a Type 38 Arisaka rifle. My very elderly buddy was among the first boots on the ground in Hiroshima after the end of the war. They had collected up all of the guns and swords, and as the Navy was getting the sailors and officers back on the boats for the ride home, they formed a line, and were offered a sword, pistol, or rifle as a war souvenir. And, I placed an order at castboolits for a 140 grain 6.5 MM five cavity mold. Can't wait for that to come in so I can assemble some of these and try the rifle out.
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    Sorted through the brass from my last couple range trips. Pulled the trigger on a 458 socom barrel and handguard. Just need a bolt carrier group, gas system and charging handle and it'll be functional. So I guess I should try to get some brass and bullets for that.

    Finished sorting through the roughly 1200 .224 soft points I got in trade. Most of them are 62gr, mixed about 60/40 between flat base and boat tail. A couple hundred 64gr flat base too. A handful of mixed FMJ, solid copper, and steel core too. Not too bad for brass that I didn't even need.

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    I set up the Forster case trimmer and had enough time to trim 10 .30-06 cases. Maybe I can take care of more than that tomorrow.

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    IMG_2668.jpgI got the new lights up in my reloading room. I had a friend help me wire it so I can turn it on via a light switch. The lighting makes a big difference."!

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    Just got in a load of 8mm cases from a trade with Pacomdiver, so I will be decapping them and running them through the wet rotary tomorrow.

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    Have not been in the loading room much since deer season opened. Things are piling up though! There is a big tub of range brass to sort through and about 6 more buckets of wheelweights to sort. Then there is going to be a couple of days smelting! Since retirement, I have learned to save some of this stuff for the slow winter months!

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check