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Posted: October 29 2018 at 10:43am | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

Oh, but when they are shiny they have a tendency to go
head down into the grass, just exposing the case mouth
while laughing at you while playing hide and seek.

I know......

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Posted: November 01 2018 at 10:09am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Again out of complete boredom and trying to tidy as I go found some 155g xtp for 10mm I decided to load. All went well but I found Alliants data at 10.g + or - a little steep for my money so I loaded at 9.0. I used to load these for a friend but my labeling leaves much to be desired. BTW I have about 400 200g xtp I guess I loaded some time ago but don't even remember those but I got um anyway. Craig

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Posted: November 01 2018 at 5:06pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

My late wife bought a label maker that prints the words on the label.
The labels stay on the plastic boxes and the printing doesn't smear if
you wait just a minute for it to dry. It wasn't easy to figure it out, but I
managed. She passed away and I probably gave it away to someone....


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Posted: November 01 2018 at 5:33pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Yeah Tom, I too bought a label maker by Dymo that works great. When I got it I did a bunch of labels that were less than spectacular. Since I posted about the 200g XTP I looked harder and found a box with my old hand written label on that said the load was 7.0g Power Pistol. Sounds right to me. Boy what a struggle. Craig

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Posted: November 02 2018 at 5:46am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

weird problem please disregard this post. Craig

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Posted: November 02 2018 at 5:51am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Well I just found a box of 500 180g JHP I can load either 40 cal or 10mm. Oh the dilemma!! I really only have 200 or so left in the box. No rush on this. Hum.. maybe 100 10's and 100 40's. Craig   

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Posted: November 02 2018 at 5:55am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Since I use almost exclusively cast bullets, to differentiate lads I paint the end of the bullets and have a color code chart, with bullet weights, powder and charge values.

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Posted: November 02 2018 at 10:32am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

It's the left over partial boxes that get me. I seldom load 500 of anything but get a better price at 500 vs 100. So I end up with 100 of this and 200 of that until I get tired of looking at it and start to reload!! I am bad at labeling and being organized in general. Craig

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Craig

Been there done that...it is called shooters surprise..

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Tom W.

Most prophetic, out doing a bit of shooting with the .45, nice shinny brass, couldn't find one until, I got down and changed my perspective, it was sitting on the base hiding in the grass..
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Posted: November 02 2018 at 9:15pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

And laughing at you the whole time..... I know. It does it to me all of the
time. I'm glad I have a lot if brass in 50 cal ammo Box....

I remember when my boys were young. Brass from my .45 never got
away from them!

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Posted: November 02 2018 at 10:36pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

One of the advantages of being crazy
enough to reload steel cases. They stick
to a magnet, and thus are easy to collect
after shooting to load again.

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Posted: November 03 2018 at 5:26am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

I just found some steel jacketed hollow base flat nose 40 cal or 10mm 165g bullets?? Don't remember too much about these except bought during the crunch. I will load these at a light charge for 40 cal to get them gone. Craig

P.S. I am running out of the strange!!!

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turbo

Cool;; I have a big flat magnet on a string, that I use to collect dropped screws and nails from various building projects..

There it is ..! Now I have to go out and buy some steel cased ammo so I can try it out..

Craig

As I recall Norma used to make a mild steel jacketed bullet for hand guns.

As far as .45 brass goes, I have some that have been reloaded so many times the head stamps are getting a little faint, if those hit the ground they are souvenirs for the ravens and pack rats..
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Posted: November 03 2018 at 8:44am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Hey John, Thinking back they may be a Berry's plated. Not sure so I will go light. Craig

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Posted: November 03 2018 at 12:15pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

As far as buying steel cases to reload,
410-shotgun, 45-ACP, 38-spl., & 380-ACP
are the best steel cases to reload in my
experience. Many reloads. 40-S&W and 9mm
certainly do-able as well but shorter
reload life and also more plentiful to
scrounge once fired for me.

Be sure to get boxer primed, not all of it
is. I rarely actually buy fresh factory
loads myself but rather scrounge most of
mine from what others leave at the local
range.

The 410-shotgun full length mild steel
cases being the main exception. Those are
exclusive to the golden and silver bear
brand names which years ago I could order
for cheap by the case lot. Not so much
anymore.

I also reload steel cases 7.62x54R and
7.62x39 but so far with rare exceptions
for x39 those have not been boxer primed
so they have to be drilled out and
converted to use 209 shotgun primers and
thus become suitable for only reduced
pressure loads almost always with cast
lead bullets for me.

223 steel case ain't worth reloading
unless you are seriously desperate.
5.45x39 is worth it for cast bullets but
once again usually not boxer primed so
have to drill out to convert to use 209
primers

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Posted: November 03 2018 at 12:23pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

A lot of the pistol steel cases are boxer
primed and thus are a fairly simple to
reload just be sure one centered hole in
the bottom rather then two offset holes.

Most of the steel rifle cases are not
boxer primed, but I have gotten lucky on
rare occasions and found some #.##x39 and
223 that is boxer primed. So far haven't
come up with any 7.62x54R steel case that
is boxer primed all has had to be drilled
out to accept 209s.

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Posted: November 03 2018 at 9:50pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

I had some very old Norma 7mm bullets that were steel. They were
also just a bit smaller in diameter than a similar bullet from Sierra, like
a GameKing.
They shot just fine from my Ruger #1 B and I never had any deer
complain.

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Posted: November 03 2018 at 11:39pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

As far as steel bullets rather then steel
cases I have a large quantity of old
inter-war production Turkish 8x57 ammo
packed in stripper clips in cloth ammo
packs wrapped in wax sealed paper packs
inside wooden crates.

That stuff is all steel jacketed. I don't
shoot it in any of my good 8x57 guns just
my "beaters" due to barrel wear concerns
along with it being corrosive.

What amazes me is how hard of steel they
used for the jackets on that stuff. It's
not mild soft steel, it's pretty hard
stuff. Years ago I pulled some of those
bullets and drilled them with a 1/16" bit
crosswise to make some jewelry out of them
for a female aquantence who wanted a
"bullet necklace" darn those things took a
long time to drill through the jackets
with a sharp Cobalt drill bit and cutting
oil!!! After that I quit shooting that
ammo in any of my nice 8x57 guns.

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I think all of the Tula ammo is berden primed and that is what I see the most of lying on the ground.

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