HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: BBaca201
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12970

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 46
BOT: 1
Total: 47
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Forums
03: Home
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Home
10: Home
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Home
14: Home
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Home
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Your Account
23: Home
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Home
27: Your Account
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Home
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Home
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Photo Albums
41: Home
42: Forums
43: Your Account
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 308
 Pictures: 2414
  · Views: 773794
  · Votes: 1313
  · Comments: 86
 

Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything?
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

So since once my brass and powder orders come in I think I'll have everything I figured I'd post and ask if I am missing anything ....

  • Lee Challenger Press
  • Lee 308 Die Set w/Factory Crimp Die
  • Lee Magnetically dampened Scale.
  • Lee Ram Prime*
  • Lee Funnel*
  • Lyman Powder Dribbler*

* = Just bought today with my GST Sales Tax rebate that will be coming in the mail per my book keeper doing my taxes yesterday. Not counting my income tax credits. Very Happy

Also ended up buying a brick (1000) CCI Bench Rest Large Rifle Primers and a box of 100 Sierra 168gr Match Kings.

Since the brass wont come till late May, and I need to go back to the gun store far away from where I am (who has a huge selection) to pick up my rifle. Anything I forgot let me know and I'll be able to pick it up then before the brass gets here. Very Happy

Doing quick math, for the bullets, primers, and all, each round is going to be about 1.09$ assuming the brass lasts me 6 reloads a piece and I get the powder and more bullets for about same costs I'm getting it now. Smile

That comes out to about 22$ a box of 20, or about 23 dollars cheaper per box then the GMM I bought. Shocked

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
hunterjoe21
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 1481
Location: Billings, Montana

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

Some system to make chamber and headspace measurements. Dont rely strictly on OAL measurements.

_________________
My 1911 is more effective than your 911.
Back to top
View user's profile
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4840
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

You'll eventually need a case trimmer. I like RCBS's but the Lee Zip trim is kinda neat.

You'll probably want one of these comparators too:

www.sinclairintl.com/p...omparators

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anybody else, and there ain't nobody better than me!" Ma Kettle
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 wrote:
Some system to make chamber and headspace measurements. Dont rely strictly on OAL measurements.

I was going to take a round of the GMM that I got and use it as a gauge to set up my seating die. Confused

Unless you mean I should be looking to do the bench rest method of dictating how much jump or lack there of there is in the rifle?

Mike,

Interesting comparator. The 2nd model looks like a winner. Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

Is that the same bullet you'll be loading ???

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

Yup the Federal Gold Medal Match ammunition I bought is the same 168gr Sierra Match Kings I bought to load. Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dawgdad
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 1063
Location: On the Prairie

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

Comparator will only help if you are single loading. Since you are using a magazine fed system that length will be your OAL determinating factor. Use the GM as your dummy to set up the seating die.

in the nce to have list is a chamber gauge to make sure you hav ethe sizer die set right. Drop the sized brass into the guage and know if you have it within tolerances and if it need to be trimmed!

_________________
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency...
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
English Mike
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 08, 2007
Posts: 1718
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

Calipers
Get the Lee case length gauge/cutter because it WORKS.
Get a hand primer - Lee or RCBS instead of the ram prime.
Powder dispenser - using the scoop/scale/dribbler will take too long.
Back to top
View user's profile
fnuser
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 914
Location: S.W. Missouri, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

This probably falls under optional eqpt but I usually prime w\ a hand primer I have a rcbs and a lee, the lee takes special case holders but I find it quicker to prime @ 100 while watching t.v. also they can be hung in broom holders behind your press when not in use. Learned the broomholder trick from a rod & gun club I used to belong to that loaned reloading stuff to members. Love your bullet choice. These work great in my f.n.

_________________
N.R.A. Endowment Member
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
fnuser
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 914
Location: S.W. Missouri, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

Yeah the powder dropper should be at the top of your list. English mike was composing his the same time I was.

_________________
N.R.A. Endowment Member
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

I was going to get a hand primer but they didn't have any in stock that didn't take the stripped versions of primers. Confused

Powder measures/droppers is a good idea. Very Happy

And you guys are right about case length. I didn't even think about that as the brass I'm ordering supposed to be all the same and pre-prepped. Smile

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
K.W.
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 19, 2007
Posts: 348
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

I have very cheap LEE universal case neck expander die, because I use some times cast bullets for sub sonic loads.
Maybe you never need die like this. Laughing Shocked Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

I've thought about loading cast bullets, but I'd need a lead melter and molds and a whole lot more then just a single die. Laughing

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
kentucky hareraiser
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Oct 27, 2006
Posts: 325
Location: kentucky

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

good luck finding molds right now. i looked several places and just like ammo ,gettin' harded to find all the time

_________________
I would rather be judged by twelve ..................than be packed by six
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Other then Brass and Powder am I missing anything? Reply with quote

To be honest other then my supplier telling me I was late for his Early May shipment of Norma Brass I found everything I needed.

From 1,000 CCI BR-2 Primers, to the availability of 500 round boxes of 168gr SMKs, to 3 pounds of Varget that will be shipped to me next week once the supplier moves into his new building.

Remember shortages are happening on the US side due to Obama, here on the other hand suppliers getting product from the states need to order it in advance from the companies so they can acquire import/export paperwork first then when they do order they order more then needed due to the possibility of delays cause of the paper work. Wink

Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by *Dizfunkshunal* :.