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Old 06-11-2017, 02:14 PM   #1
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Reloading after 20 years

haven't reloaded for some time..but figured I would start making some blackout 300.

dug out my case trimmer and de-burr tool and mounted them to a portable chunk of aluminum so I can watch tv while working in the living room.
drilled out the back of the trimmer to add a drill adapter.
swapped the bearings in my de-burr jig i made 35 years ago....getting the one bearing of was a %^^&&*(*&^$#%^%$$#$%%$...good thing I hardened the thing way back then. swapped the crank that was a bit nicer over from the trimmer.

waiting on dies now.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:54 PM   #2
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Welcom back!

Glad to see you've gotten back into reloading. I've been reloading since 1980. I use to shoot a lot IPSC, bowling pins and plates and had to start reloading to be able to afford the games. Later I got into loading .44 magnums for hunting. Today I load mostly .38 and .357s for range fun. Reloading is a great hobby, saves lots of money in the long run and it's fun. Creating accurate ammo for your guns is a feeling of accomplishment. Nothing better than shooting tight groups with your own reloads.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:39 PM   #3
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glad to see you've gotten back into reloading. I've been reloading since 1980. I use to shoot a lot ipsc, bowling pins and plates and had to start reloading to be able to afford the games. Later i got into loading .44 magnums for hunting. Today i load mostly .38 and .357s for range fun. Reloading is a great hobby, saves lots of money in the long run and it's fun. Creating accurate ammo for your guns is a feeling of accomplishment. Nothing better than shooting tight groups with your own reloads.
i used to do about 1-2000 a week. Shoot it on the weekend..44 .357 9mm 30-06..still have everything..even 2x 5 gallon buckets of .357.lol
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I take that back. Everything but my big rcbs progressive reloader...my dad had old hollywood presses solid rocks..unfortunatly my mom sold them in 70s
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old loader

I'm still loading on the same old Lyman T-Mag that I got in 1980. It still works like it did on day one and makes good ammo. I've looked at the progressive loaders but can't justify the cost when my old stuff still works. I've upgraded my scales, powder measures, primer tools and stuff like that. But my press and dies are over 35 years and thousands of rounds old. I did build me a brand new bench, cabinets and lights. My wife really likes it....says it makes me easy to find...
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I'm still loading on the same old Lyman T-Mag that I got in 1980. It still works like it did on day one and makes good ammo. I've looked at the progressive loaders but can't justify the cost when my old stuff still works. I've upgraded my scales, powder measures, primer tools and stuff like that. But my press and dies are over 35 years and thousands of rounds old. I did build me a brand new bench, cabinets and lights. My wife really likes it....says it makes me easy to find...
That was the last press i bought after i moved..got all set up today..went through my lead..or at least what i thought was lead...turns out i have 3 big boxes of already loaded 9mm..so that saved me lots of loading. made a bunch of 300 blackout..still not sure if it will be worth it considering what they are charging for supplies now
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"...still not sure if it will be worth it considering what they are charging for supplies now"

I know what you mean. I can get a case (1000) of 9mm delivered to my door $175.00 - $180.00. I can't load it for that, plus loading for auto pistols can be a pain. I mostly load range ammo for my revolvers .....38, .357, .44. I have a .44mag Ruger bolt action rifle that's fun to load for too. I've been getting into some of the new plated bullets. They're a great for making range ammo. Cleaner than lead, way cheaper than jacketed.

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if it wasn't for all the empty brass i have .........

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"...still not sure if it will be worth it considering what they are charging for supplies now"

I know what you mean. I can get a case (1000) of 9mm delivered to my door $175.00 - $180.00. I can't load it for that, plus loading for auto pistols can be a pain. I mostly load range ammo for my revolvers .....38, .357, .44. I have a .44mag Ruger bolt action rifle that's fun to load for too. I've been getting into some of the new plated bullets. They're a great for making range ammo. Cleaner than lead, way cheaper than jacketed.
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it is very relaxing cranking out 250 9m listening to music on 11. ;-)

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Reloading is like playing the slots at a casino.
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