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I just de-primed 200 rounds of .308. First time ever.

I thought the primers were supposed to go into the little black thing. Instead they go everywhere.


Lee press? Do you have the primer installer pusher thingy in there?

I bought the Hornady kit as it went on sale for $200. I figure I can buy a new press and sell this one anytime.


Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 pm
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My first rifle loads halfway there.
I'm thinking Hornady 178gr ELD Match
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:08 pm
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In the past week I've prepped 540 .308 cases. They are ready for Primers/Powder/Bullets.

I might tumble them quickly one last time as they have dry neck lube on them which gets my fingers pretty dirty.

Now to figure out how to setup the powder thrower and seating die.

Measured my rifles chamber, to see what 100% touching the lands is. So now I can start 0.010" off.


Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:14 am
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Measured my rifles chamber, to see what 100% touching the lands is. So now I can start 0.010" off.


Just a reminder ... make sure the cartridges will fit in the magazine at that length, if mag feeding is important to you.

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MadPick wrote:
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Measured my rifles chamber, to see what 100% touching the lands is. So now I can start 0.010" off.


Just a reminder ... make sure the cartridges will fit in the magazine at that length, if mag feeding is important to you.

Thanks for the reminder. Mag feed is not important to me.


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Punching out .357 tonight, figured I'd take a video of this setup. Loading Hornady XTP 158gr with AA#9 and Magtech primers.
This is the Lee Classic Turret. I've owned a few presses including a Dillion 550 and keep going back to this one. One hand works the lever while the other feeds the machine. The turret auto rotates so missing or doubling a step is not possible, which is important to me! I hate filling primer tubes, this is much easier. Just poor them in and go. Swapping calibers is super easy and the auto disc powder measure is great.
There is a slight learning curve, got to get the primer feeder set up just right, etc but it all works really well when done.
200/hour is easy, more is possible but I get burnt out after a hundred or two. Good setup for not much money. I load 9, 40, 45, 38, 357 and .223 on this press, big rifle stuff on a rockchucker.



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Good video, Josh! You've got a pretty good rhythm going with that thing. thumbsup

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It's all about the rhythm ;)


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Wow I didn't realize reloading was so quick, easy, and painless. Push in primers, powder in each case, shove in a bullet. No time at all. It's all the damn case-prep that sucks.

These are my first 70 rounds I manufactured.

Ingredients:
Once-fired fire-formed PMC brass
CCI large benchrest primers
43.5 gr varget powder
Hornady a-max .308 168gr

I removed the primers, long tumbled the cases, chamfered and deburred, quick tumble to remove brass shavings, neck sized, quick tumble to remove lube, primered, powdered, bullet.
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Over the last two weeks, 1500 rounds of .38 special into a .50 cal can.


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Good news! I shot my ammo, and I didn't die!

I shot it at 300 yards in the wind. It went everywhere. Now I just need to shoot it at 100 yards in the calm, and then optimize the powder.


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It wasn't a big day volume-wise, but I loaded 295 rounds of .45 Auto, of seven different types. I had a bunch of random bullets sitting around that I didn't have the heart to throw away, and I hated them just sitting there, so I got them loaded. 185, 200, 230, 237 grains . . . lead, FMJ, plated, JHP . . . whatever. It felt good. :bigsmile:

It also wrapped up a two-week run of .45 loading, with a total of 3,806 rounds.

Next up, I dunno. .45-70 Trapdoor loads, maybe?

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MadPick wrote:
It wasn't a big day volume-wise, but I loaded 295 rounds of .45 Auto, of seven different types. I had a bunch of random bullets sitting around that I didn't have the heart to throw away, and I hated them just sitting there, so I got them loaded. 185, 200, 230, 237 grains . . . lead, FMJ, plated, JHP . . . whatever. It felt good. :bigsmile:

It also wrapped up a two-week run of .45 loading, with a total of 3,806 rounds.



I did the same this weekend with .380acp. I got through all of the xtreme bullets I had left and as I finished that up I found a few hundred montana golds that I'd completely forgotten about.

They look niiiice.


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I did the same this weekend with .380acp. I got through all of the xtreme bullets I had left and as I finished that up I found a few hundred montana golds that I'd completely forgotten about.

They look niiiice.


Yeah, the Montana Gold bullets look really good, especially with nickel cases.

I used to load MG bullets for all my pistol calibers, but their pricing went through the roof after Sandy Hook and I just can’t justify them anymore.

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