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Forum: Reloading Bench Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By mikld
Inaccurate. Too soft to measure accurately, and...

Inaccurate. Too soft to measure accurately, and lead works much better...
Forum: Reloading Bench Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By mikld
K.I.S.S. Measure the cylinder throats of your gun...

K.I.S.S. Measure the cylinder throats of your gun and use bullets of the same diameter. Slugging the barrel and measuring the throats will tell you if the throats are larger than the groove diameter...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By mikld
I would agree with Mr. Watson. Neck tension holds...

I would agree with Mr. Watson. Neck tension holds the bullet in place in a 45 ACP round, not crimping. But I have never reloaded any of my 45 ACP rounds to "+P" levels, the highest was near max under...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By mikld
I never use "forum load data" so my suggestions...

I never use "forum load data" so my suggestions are look in your reloading manual(s). From the pics and links above dependable, published load data is readily available. And before you buy any...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-08-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By mikld
I escaped CA a few years ago, and things may have...

I escaped CA a few years ago, and things may have changed and other states may have followed. But when I left the only folks that legally cleaned indoor ranges were state certified/licensed Haz-Mat...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-07-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By mikld
This will give you an idea of what new bullet...

This will give you an idea of what new bullet casting alloy costs; https://www.rotometals.com/bullet-casting-alloys/

I think if I was dealing with someone selling scrap wheel weights I would...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-03-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By mikld
9:50 am Pacific time, Brownells shows 6 "out of...

9:50 am Pacific time, Brownells shows 6 "out of stock" and two "discontinued", all sizes from 8 manufacturers..
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-31-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,148
Posted By mikld
All this math gives me a headache. But to get...

All this math gives me a headache. But to get more than a WAG comparison of my handloads vs factory, I'd have to find out the cost of the powder I bought in 2010, or the primers I bought on sale in...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-29-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By mikld
Hmmm. Maybe feasible and safe, but I also heard...

Hmmm. Maybe feasible and safe, but I also heard of some shotgun shooters reloading shells with rocks, nuts/bolts or nails...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-28-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By mikld
If someone is so "hard up" for bullets they need...

If someone is so "hard up" for bullets they need to reuse fired bullets, I'd suggest they get a mold and cast their own. I started casting on a Coleman stove with wheel weights melted in a stainless...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-28-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By mikld
Just for grins I've been shopping for bullets and...

Just for grins I've been shopping for bullets and primers not for need but just for curiosity. My local suppliers' (only two in my small town) shelves are empty except for a few Winchester 209.I...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-27-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By mikld
Now is a very bad time for any shooting supplies...

Now is a very bad time for any shooting supplies and equipment. But only you can decide if reloading is for you. I do not count pennies for my reloads and I couldn't even give a WAG as to my costs. I...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-26-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By mikld
Lately I've been using CFE Pistol in several of...

Lately I've been using CFE Pistol in several of my handgun loads, 380, 9mm and 45 ACP (loaded some in 32 ACP but haven't fired them yet). I have found it to be good metering, and produce consistent...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-23-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By mikld
And find a load in your manual(s) before...

And find a load in your manual(s) before purchasing components...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-22-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By mikld
Me too, I might have some brass from when I...

Me too, I might have some brass from when I started reloading for my handgun in '69-70, as my Lee Loader instruction sheet didn't mention case life. I started reloading way pre-web and no one I...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-21-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By mikld
I've been reloading handgun ammo for a very long...

I've been reloading handgun ammo for a very long time and I rely on good inspection rather than logging number of reloadings. Since most handgun brass is relatively inexpensive and easy to find (not...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-21-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By mikld
Those can be handled really simply; a bath of...

Those can be handled really simply; a bath of water, vinegar or Lemoshine, and a touch of dish soap. Then a short tumble with corn cob or walnut blast media and those would be good to go. Clean but...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-21-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By mikld
Yep, cerreck. I do tumble my 45 ACP and 30-06...

Yep, cerreck. I do tumble my 45 ACP and 30-06 brass to a shine for just that reason; much easier to find in the dirt when flung outta my Garand and 1911...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-20-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By mikld
Brown/dull cases load and shoot just as well as...

Brown/dull cases load and shoot just as well as pristine, glossy brass...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-16-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By mikld
Good Luck. I have been reloading since '69, am...

Good Luck. I have been reloading since '69, am very mechanically inclined (machinist/mechanic most of my life) and I still use caution with every pull of the handle. I pay attention, and I don't rely...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-15-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By mikld
Just wondering, do you have any experience...

Just wondering, do you have any experience reloading? Are you planning to start out with a progressive press?
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-15-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By mikld
N/a

N/a
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-14-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By mikld
My post was intended to say, brown cases shoot...

My post was intended to say, brown cases shoot just as well as glossy. Shiny brass is cosmetic only. I don't remember exactly when shiny brass became necessary but today, post web, that seems to be...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-12-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By mikld
A thought; About the time I started reloading I...

A thought; About the time I started reloading I went to a police range and just watched the shooters. There were two guys shooting 1911s and they were shooting a lot. I got closer and noticed their...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By mikld
Yep, bad time for factory ammo and components... ...

Yep, bad time for factory ammo and components...

Welcome the the wonderful, oft frustrating and confusing world of reloading!
I normally recommend The ABCs of Reloading as a beginner's "how to...
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