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Reloading Bench Mess
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

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I use old pillow cases to cover all my reloaders. You can usually find the at a thrift shop for 25 to 50 cents each. They work great.

Just a thought

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Wildhorse, that's a good idea to keep dust off when not in use. Have you had any problems with humidity/moisture?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

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We have very high humidity here in Nebraska 70 to 80%.
You have really got to watch the guns or you will find them a pretty nice orange color the next time you go to use them.
I have been using the pillow cases to cover all of my reloaders. They really work well on my Mec shotgun loaders.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

I use old cotton diapers on my presses.

In my gun cabinets I put 1/2 kilo bags of desiccant...no problems since doing that.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

I use large plasic bags that I have used a paper punch on to vent them. I have an 18" Golden Rod and a closet de-humidifier in my safe. Works well for me and it doesn't look like I have "gunny sacks" on my presses.

Diapers Vince?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
Diapers Vince?

Hey, Vince is the man! He is studly in a kilt and is without fear or ridicule! Besides, he's just keeping them in play while awaiting more grand children to come along.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Yep....diapers...well, the cotton washable variety...not them disposable "time-bombs"

We had quite a few left over from when we had our kids...they make great rags for polishing the car...and covering up my presses. Very Happy Laughing

Slim...gonna be a little while before we get anymore grandkids...the two eldest girls can't have anymore, and the two youngest just ain't ready yet...especially the youngest...she ain't married yet. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Loadin' up some snacks fer EL Kabong....H4831 and RE22 (one powder out atta time, never both.) I prep the cases the night before, then, getter all set up for charging in the morning, then, charge and seat one atta time so there's no chance for a double....this was just before I lifted the funnel too soon off my case and....66.5gr of H4831 all over the place, that was a reloading bench mess! Laughing



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

And the mess? Where is it? And here I was lookin' forward to a mess of powder all over the bench.

Ever use H4831SC instead of H4831?

H4831SC is what I use in my .30-06 under a 165 gr to 180 gr bullets.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

No mess pics! But, it was all over so, rest assured there Laughing . I put away the camera and got back to business. No further distractions. Never used SC, same burn rate though. Not sure if it makes a diff or not, I think SC is supposed to meter better though measures. I pan weigh my charges. Only use a measure on plinking stuff on the progressive press on the right.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Besides metering better it is a lot more denser in the case giving a better (even) burn. Other then that it is the same in all aspects.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

Copy that Mr. Bush!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
that was a reloading bench mess!

Seeing is believing. Looks too clean to be messy to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading Bench Mess Reply with quote

I'll go home tonight and dump some H110 on it....then take a pic. That stuff'll get everywhere.

And then you can come over and clean it up!
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