What will you load next?

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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by michael e » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:58 pm

Just set up my 357sig for diffrent bullet, primed a few . Then got side tracked so they will have to wait till tommorow to get powder and bullet.


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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by NcongruNt » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:36 pm

Well, got a few test loads worked up for the .458 SOCOM. Just waiting on backordered parts so I can have by builder do the barrel and custom work so I can shoot them. :waiting:

Here's my first test batch of "plinkers", using Berry's 350 grain RS.

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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by Richardc » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Just got a new 200grn LSWC six cavity mold from Lee, and have cast a few good enough to get loaded. So .45acp here i come. Then maybe some more 158 LRN .38spl for my Model 94 ranger compact. If your trying to or thinking of getting into casting your own bullets, get as much info as you can. This is by far the most difficult thing i have ever done in reloading. :banghead:
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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by G.A. Heath » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:34 pm

.45 ACP is my next loading session. In fact I think I will go get setup and start right now.
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Post by APynckel » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:36 pm

G.A. Heath wrote:.45 ACP is my next loading session. In fact I think I will go get setup and start right now.
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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by urnoodle » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:40 pm

The plan was to load .45 acp but my die set isn't here yet so I started loading more 9mm. Instead of loading the 115gr FMJ, I'm going with a 125gr lead round nose. Hopefully the new dieset will be here this week.
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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:23 am

Richardc wrote:Just got a new 200grn LSWC six cavity mold from Lee, and have cast a few good enough to get loaded. So .45acp here i come.
I hope they work well for you - I couldn't get those to cycle reliably :(
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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by teddy salad » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:26 pm

NcongruNt wrote: Here's my first test batch of "plinkers", using Berry's 350 grain RS.
Wow, those look great. And Vihtavuori, my favorite powder. I might just have to get some 458 socom stuff. The rifle is optional, I just want to make those bullets. :mrgreen:


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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by NcongruNt » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:06 pm

teddy salad wrote:
NcongruNt wrote: Here's my first test batch of "plinkers", using Berry's 350 grain RS.
Wow, those look great. And Vihtavuori, my favorite powder. I might just have to get some 458 socom stuff. The rifle is optional, I just want to make those bullets. :mrgreen:
They are definitely an impressive round. There's plenty of heft to them, they just *feel* like they mean business. I've been very happy with Vihtavuori N135 in my .223 loads, and the numbers from QuickLoad look very good for N120 in .458 SOCOM. Time will tell, once I get some range time with my test loads.

My rifle build won't be complete until probably late October or early November. I have to wait on my builder for the barrel, upper receiver, and a custom rail block to be fabricated - and he's swamped with work at the moment.

If you're wanting an RRA rifle/upper, their lead times are currently at about 3 months. If you have the money to burn, Wilson Combat is now making .458 SOCOM rifles, with a base price of something like $2300. :shock:
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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by Richardc » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:59 pm

AndyC wrote:
Richardc wrote:Just got a new 200grn LSWC six cavity mold from Lee, and have cast a few good enough to get loaded. So .45acp here i come.
I hope they work well for you - I couldn't get those to cycle reliably :(
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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by velo99 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:56 pm

I will probably load 9mm. Have about 600 cases cleaned, primed and flared, ready to finish. problem is I need to cast about 300 more bullets.
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Re: What will you load next?

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Post by DubiousDan » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:57 pm

For me it's a 41 Long Colt for a Colt DA 41 revolver. I have the dies (from Redding) and have made cases from 38spl cases. I'm just waiting on some bullets which aren't easy to find.

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