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LGB Loader
06-21-2011, 11:29 PM
I got new batteries for my little lights that shine throught the tool heads of my Dillons that iluminate my shell plates today.
I bought Energizer because I like the silver Kool aid and think it's much better than the Duracells and the black & gold Kool aid. LOL...:p

See how silly color wars are...:D

Seriously, How about anyone else? What new toy did you order or buy today for your bench?

LGB

P.S. Low Pressure inspired this post with this question...

BTW: Does buying reloading components count? Just bought 1k 124gr 9mm bullets, Swiss 7.5 dies, trimmer, crimp die and case holders.

Cheers, Low Pressure

Low-Pressure
06-21-2011, 11:58 PM
:thumbsup:

(.356) 124gr RN BULLET ROUND NOSE 1000/BX

LEE 7.5MMx55 SWISS 2 DIE SET, S/H #3

LEE 7.5MMx55 SWISS CASE LENGTH GA. & SHELLHOLDER

LEE 7.5MMx55 SWISS FACTORY CRIMP DIE

MTM LOADING TRAY/LRG/UNIV X 2

MTM RIFLE HANDLED 100rd 22250-458/GREEN

MTM RIFLE HANDLED 100rd 22250-458/RED

PRVI AMMO 7.5x55 SWISS 174gr FMJBT 20/bx X 5

Bill Steele
06-22-2011, 7:10 AM
Sadly, nothing for the bench today.

I caught the 1911 bug again, or maybe it is just a relapse, so I did place an order at Brownell's for a few little gizzies, an Arkansas stone and a couple 47D WC magazines. Funny how I can go round and round about a few extra hundred dollars for a Dillon press and then dump thousands on a couple of handguns.

Speaking of progressive presses, I have been getting close to pulling the trigger on a Dillon press, but found a guy locally who has a near new Hornaday LnL for sale. If he accepts my offer I will have gone in a slightly different direction color wise for my progressive needs, but saved quite a bit (which I can spend on that fancy sear/hammer jig :rolleyes:).

mls204
06-22-2011, 7:37 AM
hmm, well i didnt buy them today but i placed an order this week for the following thats arriving in the next few days:

4k of Berry's bullets (1k each in 9mm, 38/357, 40, and 45acp)
5k CCI spp
5k CCI lpp
1 lb each of bullseye, accurate #5, unique, 296
4 lb of titegroup
hornady die sets in 40 & 45, with the required shellplates
set of shell sorter baskets

also picked up some targets, magazines, dcaek kit and ram for my m&p, and a tlr-1 light...but u said bench :)

sonnyt650
06-22-2011, 7:54 AM
I'm just gathering up a list of likely near term purchase items such as more LNL bushings, and another Lee adjustable cavity disk or two. I really need to work on my bench to organize the different sets of dies, shellplates, and case feeder plates -- but y'all probably aren't interested in purchases of pieces of wood. ;)

hoffman259
06-22-2011, 8:00 AM
300 win mag dies. Rcbs lube die.

Pokerking
06-22-2011, 9:57 AM
30/30 die set and plate for my Lee Loadmaster. Now I got to go shopping for the bullets, primers and some powder. Fowlers here I come, could you get it ready for me :)

rudynix
06-22-2011, 10:17 AM
UPS will be delivering my RCBS 2 die set of 223 Remington dies today. My 1000 once fired cases came yesterday. Be doing some reloading tonight:43:

MadRiverArms
06-22-2011, 2:20 PM
I received RCBS lube die #'s 1, 2 and 3 today along with a Luman 22S M die. The #1 lube die is going to be modified for mass 223 processing with a Lee decapping pin and a lube reservoir.

Tomorrow my 6000 Hornady 224 55 gr FMJBT bullets should arrive just in time to get some rounds loaded for the weekend. Friday UPS is bringing the Frankford Arsenal media separator so I can finally start playing around with SS media tumbling:)

-G

supersonic
06-22-2011, 3:05 PM
I bought my first batch of tools to begin casting my own bullets the other day. Got 2 LEE molds to start with (2 more on the way from Mr. Potterfield)....bought a 12-inch cast iron pot for smelting at Harbor Freight today.

I got new batteries for my little lights that shine throught the tool heads of my Dillons that iluminate my shell plates today.

Ummm...how about a glimpse into your uber-fancy-scmancy "lit-up" reloading press? Otherwise.......

:useless:

I received RCBS lube die #'s 1, 2 and 3 today along with a Luman 22S M die. The #1 lube die is going to be modified for mass 223 processing with a Lee decapping pin and a lube reservoir.

Can you please detail this further? It sounds very possibly interesting as I have all the RCBS Lube Dies & I do high-volume 5.56 loading.

MadRiverArms
06-22-2011, 3:27 PM
It's not new ground I'll be breaking to be sure as these ideas have previously been put forth by others.

I don't recall the name of the person who offered up this idea but I found the information while searching on using the Dillon 650 to prep 223 brass. I'm going to have the decapping pin hole opened up to either 1/4" NPT or 3/8" NPT (don't recall offhand) to accept the Lee decapping pin and retainer. The Lee pins are cheap and a little more robust compared to the RCBS part.

I'll also be getting the outside of the die turned down to remove the knurled area and then work up some kind of reservoir to fit the outside of the die so that I can go more than a 100 cases before having to add lube. Pretty much borrowed the idea for this from the Bulk processing of Brass sticky that Randall made a couple of years back.

-G

Justintoxicated
06-22-2011, 3:59 PM
a bullet puller and 1000 small rifle primers.

Whiterabbit
06-22-2011, 4:15 PM
I BUILT something for my bench that is AWESOME. Lots of threads last week, folks complaining their powder drop was not as repeatable as could be.

I replaced my drop lever with an MDF circle that I rotate like a large volume knob. Much more ergonomic, and it minimizes jarring of the drop.

And it ABSOLUTELY increases the accuracy of my drops.

anyracoon
06-22-2011, 5:53 PM
Linker for my 1919a4 showed up today. No more sore thumbs!

Les K
06-22-2011, 6:00 PM
Lee Factory crimp die in .44 cal and Lyman split locking rings for it.

gotsig
06-22-2011, 6:10 PM
Giraud trimmer.

LGB Loader
06-22-2011, 7:53 PM
Hey Supersonic,

Ummm...how about a glimpse into your uber-fancy-scmancy "lit-up" reloading press? Otherwise.......



My uber -fancy-schmancy "lit up reloading presses are only 650's fitted with case feeders and one of these...

http://www.uniquetek.com/site/696296/product/T1255

It was actually more of a joke to just start the thread.

I guess it wasn't that funny after all.

LGB

gorblimey
06-22-2011, 10:42 PM
A rather nice refurbished (recapped and recalibrated) Tek storage o-scope.

NotEnufGarage
06-22-2011, 10:51 PM
I've got 10,000 primers (5000 SP and 5000 SRM) and 10 lbs of powder (8lbs TAC, 2lbs Trail Boss) arriving Friday, and just bought 300 .308 and 475 .224 bullets in the for sale section. Do those count?

Bill Steele
06-23-2011, 6:54 AM
I've got 10,000 primers (5000 SP and 5000 SRM) and 10 lbs of powder (8lbs TAC, 2lbs Trail Boss) arriving Friday, and just bought 300 .308 and 475 .224 bullets in the for sale section. Do those count?

They will when the credit card bill arrives... ;)

NotEnufGarage
06-23-2011, 8:00 AM
They will when the credit card bill arrives... ;)

I wrote a check. I've got hundreds of those left, so I'm good!

Paper Boy
06-23-2011, 8:06 AM
Just got 100 free Hornady Hollow points for my 45 from one of their "send in your receipt we will send you bullet" specials:D

MadRiverArms
06-23-2011, 9:10 AM
A rather nice refurbished (recapped and recalibrated) Tek storage o-scope.

Are you reloading missiles?

-G

cjskalka
06-23-2011, 9:33 AM
Recently got the Hornady Bullet feeder...http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v682/mp5a4shootsnick/?action=view&current=P1040485.mp4

Craigwood
06-23-2011, 12:51 PM
I got one of those case seperators when you dump all your spents. I noticed it even seperates 40 S&W from 45acp. Well it gave me the insentive to buy a Springfield xd40, new dies, an assortment of different g bullets.

Before the seperator, I always managed to find those pesty 40's in my 45 stash and I would toss them right.

Whiterabbit
06-23-2011, 1:29 PM
I got one of those case seperators when you dump all your spents. I noticed it even seperates 40 S&W from 45acp.

You got one too?

Case Separator (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8SbYNufmwAk/TNhmMZGs7wI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/CyTBQfO9kP0/s1600/children-playing.jpg)

I hear this model even separates your winchester cases from the FC's from the starlines.....

Low-Pressure
06-23-2011, 1:34 PM
You got one too?

Case Separator (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8SbYNufmwAk/TNhmMZGs7wI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/CyTBQfO9kP0/s1600/children-playing.jpg)

I hear this model even separates your winchester cases from the FC's from the starlines.....

Haha, I just had to look :).

socal44
06-23-2011, 1:45 PM
Fed Ex dropped off an LNL AP. I'll be setting it up this weekend and as soon as I get the plate, I will be loading .357

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/5864235401_81d9a3731c_m.jpg

nmerced
06-23-2011, 1:55 PM
I need to clean my press.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/67170065_04352f91d0_z.jpg

EmmaGoldman
06-23-2011, 7:59 PM
new ram for my old pacific press

LGB Loader
06-23-2011, 10:01 PM
I need to clean my press.



I use them too.

LGB

Low-Pressure
07-25-2011, 8:17 PM
Just received 1500 count of 308 110gr frangible bullets from Hi-Tech Ammo.

damndave
07-25-2011, 8:21 PM
Lyman Split-Lock rings for my dies
Hornady LNL Die Bushings
Hornady One-Shot Lube (4 more cans)

Also been looking at progressive presses. I really like the auto-index feature on the Hornady, but still eyeing the Dillon. Would have to sell my Lee Turret though.

Don the savage
07-25-2011, 8:42 PM
I just jumped on the progressive train- I'm going to give the lee1000 in 9 mm a try. Gander mountains -50 on 250 coupon sealed the deal for me. I also bought some 30.06 dies to begin loading that.

Justintoxicated
07-26-2011, 8:36 AM
Lyman Split-Lock rings for my dies
Hornady LNL Die Bushings
Hornady One-Shot Lube (4 more cans)

Also been looking at progressive presses. I really like the auto-index feature on the Hornady, but still eyeing the Dillon. Would have to sell my Lee Turret though.

Why not the hornady lock rings?

gotsig
07-26-2011, 12:45 PM
UniqueTec clamped toolhead for 550.

Cowboy T
07-26-2011, 1:02 PM
Not a blessed thing. I've already got all the equipment I need. Now it's simply a matter of making a couple boxes here and there for range practice, and getting in as much practice as I can. I firmly believe in the old saying, "It ain't the arrow, it's the Indian."

gigante
07-26-2011, 3:47 PM
.45 LC dies, .308 & .223 neck sizer dies, 500 250gr SWC for .45 LC.

LGB Loader
07-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Not a blessed thing. I've already got all the equipment I need. Now it's simply a matter of making a couple boxes here and there for range practice, and getting in as much practice as I can. I firmly believe in the old saying, "It ain't the arrow, it's the Indian."


Sounds good so make sure that indian doesn't run out of arrows and post what you bought next time. i am sure you will eventually need consumables.

LGB

Les K
07-29-2011, 7:22 AM
Dillon CV 750 tumbler and the small Dillon media separator that goes with it, along with corn media and the Dillon polish......

pennstater
07-29-2011, 4:10 PM
Funny you should ask, because I LOVE having Fridays off; went to the local gunshop and picked up a few items. Nothing big, just stuff. A couple of plastic ammo boxes for the handloads, Hornady One Shot and a box[500] of 230 LRN for 1911. Guess what I'm doing this fine afternoon? Thats riiight!:D

damndave
07-29-2011, 4:33 PM
Lyman Split-Lock rings for my dies
Hornady LNL Die Bushings
Hornady One-Shot Lube (4 more cans)

Also been looking at progressive presses. I really like the auto-index feature on the Hornady, but still eyeing the Dillon. Would have to sell my Lee Turret though.

Why not the hornady lock rings?

The Lyman are a little thinner and I also like that it has a hex screw.

Cowboy T
07-30-2011, 5:58 AM
Sounds good so make sure that indian doesn't run out of arrows and post what you bought next time. i am sure you will eventually need consumables.

LGB

LOL! :D Didn't know consumables were fair game, too. In that case, the local gun show started yesterday. And that means....

- Couple thousand Winchester large pistol primers (the yellow brass ones) for my new .44 Special load, just 'cause I like the all-yellow-brass look for these.

- A couple thousand TulAmmo small pistol primers for the .38/357. Talk about a good bargain!

- Some H-110 for some fun "boomer" loads.

That oughta provide me with enough "arrows" for a little while. ;-)

LGB Loader
08-02-2011, 12:21 AM
LOL! Didn't know consumables were fair game, too. In that case, the local gun show started yesterday. And that means....

- Couple thousand Winchester large pistol primers (the yellow brass ones) for my new .44 Special load, just 'cause I like the all-yellow-brass look for these.

- A couple thousand TulAmmo small pistol primers for the .38/357. Talk about a good bargain!

- Some H-110 for some fun "boomer" loads.

That oughta provide me with enough "arrows" for a little while. ;-)


Now you're talking, T...

LGB

damndave
08-03-2011, 2:08 AM
Hornady LNL AP due in Thursday!

Full Clip
08-03-2011, 4:03 AM
Best bench accessory ever: Someone local who will fully process my brass at $25 per 1K pieces.

EBR Works
08-03-2011, 6:49 AM
I picked up a new roller lever for my LNL AP from this thread:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=458464

It is a dramatic improvement ergonomically.
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damndave
08-03-2011, 1:47 PM
I picked up a new roller lever for my LNL AP from this thread:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=458464

It is a dramatic improvement ergonomically.
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I was going to pick one up as well. Which height version did you get?

EBR Works
08-03-2011, 2:23 PM
I was going to pick one up as well. Which height version did you get?

The first one mentioned in his post, the "ergo":

http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp206/1in9twist/IMG_3188.jpg

damndave
08-03-2011, 2:57 PM
Got me the same one!

anyracoon
08-04-2011, 5:23 PM
A nice big flat rate box of Izzy 308 links to feed the toy!

XDRoX
08-23-2011, 5:28 PM
Been meaning to do this for a while. The heat's been getting pretty bad. Just picked up this attic fan from HD for $79. It took about 30 minutes to install and wire. If you can't tell from the pic it's at the top of my garage roof. I don't have ceilings in my garage. If I open the door to the kitchen and turn this bad boy on it just sucks all the cool air from the house into the garage. It also has a thermostat that you can set for it to come on at any given temperature. But it doesn't really do any good unless the garage door is open or the kitchen door is open.

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/fan.JPG

Low-Pressure
08-23-2011, 8:10 PM
Been meaning to do this for a while. The heat's been getting pretty bad. Just picked up this attic fan from HD for $79. It took about 30 minutes to install and wire. If you can't tell from the pic it's at the top of my garage roof. I don't have ceilings in my garage. If I open the door to the kitchen and turn this bad boy on it just sucks all the cool air from the house into the garage. It also has a thermostat that you can set for it to come on at any given temperature. But it doesn't really do any good unless the garage door is open or the kitchen door is open.

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/fan.JPG

Looks like I need one of these for my man-cave, but I might only draw hot air...

Low-Pressure
08-23-2011, 8:11 PM
dupe, sorry

epcii
08-23-2011, 8:32 PM
Got me some case-prep speeder uppers. Forster 3-in-1 kit with power adapter for the 1k .223 cases I have laying around. I also got a RCBS die that lubes and full sizes in one step. :yes:

drkphibr
08-23-2011, 9:47 PM
Picked up a "spare" LCT a few months back to use as spare parts (guy was selling a bunch of stuff and the price of the other items I was interested in basically made the press a freebie). Was thinking about mounting the second press, but just never got around to it.

Then another Calgunner was getting rid of his LCT and he had a friend make him a stand. Looked pretty cool/solid and I thought it would be a nice addition so I bought it. Sanded it down and repainted it to more closely match the Lee red (not quite exact, but close enough and better than the dark red it was).

Moved my vise, made a mount for it from oak (I also raised my first LCT up a few inches) and then mounted this on the other side of my bench.

I usually sit when I reload. But, sometimes I want to stand, especially when full length case resizing different riffle brass, swagging or depriming. Now I can do both. Turned out great and I like my bench even more now. Total utility without going overboard and very inexpensively.

epcii
08-24-2011, 12:09 AM
Picked up a "spare" LCT a few months back to use as spare parts (guy was selling a bunch of stuff and the price of the other items I was interested in basically made the press a freebie). Was thinking about mounting the second press, but just never got around to it.

Then another Calgunner was getting rid of his LCT and he had a friend make him a stand. Looked pretty cool/solid and I thought it would be a nice addition so I bought it. Sanded it down and repainted it to more closely match the Lee red (not quite exact, but close enough and better than the dark red it was).

Moved my vise, made a mount for it from oak (I also raised my first LCT up a few inches) and then mounted this on the other side of my bench.

I usually sit when I reload. But, sometimes I want to stand, especially when full length case resizing different riffle brass, swagging or depriming. Now I can do both. Turned out great and I like my bench even more now. Total utility without going overboard and very inexpensively.

Nice work!

Antihero47
09-02-2011, 5:16 PM
Hornady LNL Shellplate for 9mm
Hornady LNL Shellplate for .223
Hornady LNL Shellplate for 30-06
Hornady Collet Camlock bullet puller
Hornady Camlock collet (for 9mm)
Hornady Camlock collet (for .223)
Hornady 9mm dies
Forester 223 Full length sizer die

Thumlers Tumbler Model B High Speed
5lb Stainless Media
Lemi-Shine
Stainless Media separator bucket with crank.

I got about 300 rounds of 9mm to pull and about 100 of 223. The camlock is the best bullet puller I've seen.

Revoman
09-02-2011, 8:03 PM
Finally found a good deal on the fourth Dillon SDB loader that I've been looking for.

Got it all mounted up and it's rockin' and rollin' out great 9mm ammo.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/mhearne/Square%20Deal%20Loaders/th_SDBLoaders002-1.jpg (http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/mhearne/Square%20Deal%20Loaders/SDBLoaders002-1.jpg)

cjskalka
09-12-2011, 7:59 PM
Can't wait to get this bad boy set up :cool:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/mp5a4shootsnick/P1040530.jpg

epcii
09-12-2011, 8:12 PM
^ Is that a shotshell press?

cjskalka
09-12-2011, 8:49 PM
^ Is that a shotshell press?

Nope, star lubrisizer.

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09-12-2011, 9:11 PM
I got something I can brag about other than the 1k of lpp primers and xtp 185gr .45acp bullets I picked up at the shop the other day. I have a redding comp bullet seating die on order for .45acp to help me increase accuracy as I was having runout trouble with the lee die so my loads weren't shooting as well as factory magtech...

It comes in Wednesday and I ordered it last week so i am anxiously awaiting it's arrival.

sonnyt650
09-12-2011, 9:40 PM
Received my RCBS Precision Mic for .223 and proceeded to check the full-length sizing and headspace for my different ARs. The results are much more consistent with what I expected than the same tools for .308. :cool:, well :sweatdrop: at least.

One78Shovel
09-13-2011, 3:56 AM
Hornady GS-1500 Electric Scale, 2 more large MTM Ammunition cans and a bunch of desiccant. Due this week.

-178S

rumblebee
09-13-2011, 4:06 PM
Bought a Lee Three Jaw chuck, thinking it would be an improvement over the Lee shellholder(s) for chucking up and thowing in a drill for trimming......what a hunk O' Chit this thing is. It's going back to Midway...I'll stick with the shellholders. :facepalm:

Metal Monster
09-13-2011, 4:30 PM
Turbo Tumbler and media. Hornady 75 Grain and 68 Grain BTHP for my AR with a 1:7 twist barrel.
Going to make some ammo this weekend. I'm a newbie at this so, wish me luck.

sonnyt650
11-01-2011, 7:27 AM
Yesterday I received a Redding body-sizing-only die in .308 -- waiting patiently to have brass that only needs the shoulder bumped back.

kmullins
11-01-2011, 3:23 PM
http://www.giraudtool.com/MVC-034S.JPG

With 8 different case holders too.

Low-Pressure
11-15-2011, 7:22 PM
Nothing special, just 2k of CCI small pistol primer. Ammo Bros has them for $24.99.

1in9twist
11-16-2011, 8:06 AM
http://www.giraudtool.com/MVC-034S.JPG

With 8 different case holders too.
Hawt! I need to get one of those.

Eargasm
11-21-2011, 10:07 AM
http://www.giraudtool.com/MVC-034S.JPG

With 8 different case holders too.

Do they have these ready to ship or is there a lag time between order and delivery?

Divernhunter
11-21-2011, 10:52 AM
I just got and set up a new Dillon XL650 with all the extras(roller handle,electric case feed,low primer warning,low powder hopper warning,powder check,primer flip tray,extra primer tubes etc) set up with Dillon dies in 9mm and a complete(including powder measure) change over for 45ACP.

Now I can put to use the powder, 10,000primers and 2,000 115gr JHP bullets I have in 9mm and even more 45ACP supplies.


Today I also bought some Hybrid 100 powder to test,a Dillon flip tray for primers,sorting gismo for 45ACP/40S&W and 9mm brass and a brass pick-up tool.

kmullins
11-21-2011, 12:31 PM
1in9twist: they really are a really cool piece. Trimming in my opinion is one of the worst if not the worst process of the reloading process so this helps speed things up.

Eargasm: I didn't buy mine directly from Giraud but I think last time I looked there was a 2 week wait time...

1in9twist
12-02-2011, 11:23 PM
Stumbled upon a great deal for a Dillon 1200B case trimmer. Gonna have to give it a try.

EL_NinO619
12-02-2011, 11:49 PM
Can't wait to get this bad boy set up :cool:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/mp5a4shootsnick/P1040530.jpg

I WANT ONE SOOOO BAD.....:(

BigBronco
12-08-2011, 5:53 PM
Dies for .40 s&w and a shell plate to match for the LnL. Also dies for 7.62x54r

Oh and I bought 10 rounds of Hornady .50 BMG They look so nice.

1in9twist
12-08-2011, 7:26 PM
1000 pieces of once fired LC .223 brass. For free from a buddy!

bcrich
12-09-2011, 6:05 AM
I got a Giraud 50cal comparator for both bullets and case shoulders, 223 3way cutter and 338comparator insert plus redding neck bushing for my neck die.

joelogic
12-14-2011, 1:02 PM
Forget 5 gallon Home Depot buckets, I am onto 55 Gallon drums.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m353/joelogic/6f6b675e.jpg

Antihero47
12-15-2011, 6:21 PM
Worlds finest trimmer in .223

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8837/wfti.jpg

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12-15-2011, 6:50 PM
I have in the mail a Dave Manson muzzle crowning kit for .45acp

tujungatoes
12-15-2011, 7:23 PM
I Ordered a roller handle for my LNL today.

bruceflinch
12-16-2011, 7:17 AM
Shopped online @ Midway last night. bullets, possum holler trimmer for 30-06, cleaning rod-carbon fiber, annealing kit, odds & ends. Then this morning I remember another item I should have ordered! :facepalm:

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12-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Shopped online @ Midway last night. bullets, possum holler trimmer for 30-06, cleaning rod-carbon fiber, annealing kit, odds & ends. Then this morning I remember another item I should have ordered! :facepalm:

You better call midway and ad that to your order!!

One78Shovel
12-16-2011, 5:13 PM
Got one of those RCBS rotary case tumbler thingies to seperate the media from the brass. Been using my hands forever, going high tech now lol....

-178S

BigBronco
12-16-2011, 8:23 PM
Shopped online @ Midway last night. bullets, possum holler trimmer for 30-06, cleaning rod-carbon fiber, annealing kit, odds & ends. Then this morning I remember another item I should have ordered! :facepalm:

Bruce, Let me know how the annealing kit works.

Oh yeah. I bought a Hornady LnL Quick change powder measure to replace my Uinflow. And 1K .40 cal extreme bullets.

Ub3rD0rk
12-16-2011, 11:26 PM
I just picked up a Dillon Precision square deal b in 9mm, another square deal b in 45, a xl650, RCBS rock chucker supreme, 65 different die sets, digital scale & powder measuring set, Lee 20lbs lead furnace, 10 different size bullet molds, ingot mold, sweadger press, 150lbs in assorted brass, 200lbs in assorted bullets, powder, trimmers, assorted hand tools for reloading, A whole reloading library, and 2 boxes I haven't even been able to open yet. the best part...

ALL FOR $500!!!!!!!
I found this in a local Craigslist add and I called thinking they just got the price wrong. The woman who answered said the price was right and to come get it before someone else does. It sounds to me like it may be a divorce situation, but I didn't really want to know if it was. I guess if this sounds like the setup you have at your soon-to-be X's house, Sorry bro! Pick a better woman next time.

Now I just need to figure out how to use all of this stuff.

Anchors
12-17-2011, 12:29 AM
^wow, if true, that is amazing.
Don't be surprised if that stuff did belong to someone here though.

bruceflinch
12-17-2011, 6:33 AM
You got one too?

Case Separator (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8SbYNufmwAk/TNhmMZGs7wI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/CyTBQfO9kP0/s1600/children-playing.jpg)

I hear this model even separates your winchester cases from the FC's from the starlines.....

That would be nice to have when needed, but the Maintenance costs are just waay too much! ;)

Forget 5 gallon Home Depot buckets, I am onto 55 Gallon drums.
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m353/joelogic/6f6b675e.jpg

Did you get them from ISM415 or sammy?

Sanderhawk
12-17-2011, 7:55 AM
I got my Lee 18 cavity #00 shot mold yesteday. My Slug mold is on the way but hasn`t arrived yet. I`m going to start making my shot today.

Inkman
12-17-2011, 8:11 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/Inkmanno1/casting%20boolits/Lee402.jpg


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/Inkmanno1/casting%20boolits/Lee403.jpg


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/Inkmanno1/casting%20boolits/Lee40.jpg


Al

Inkman
12-17-2011, 8:16 AM
Can't wait to get this bad boy set up :cool:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/mp5a4shootsnick/P1040530.jpg

Very nice. I'm going to keep tumble lubing for the forseeable future, BUT if i find a good deal on one, THAT will be the next big pick-up for my needs. Won't even mess with the Lyman. Straight to the Star, lol, of the show.

Al

joelogic
12-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Did you get them from ISM415 or sammy?

Sammy was out of town. I bought them from a biodiesel guy in San Mateo. Interesting fact he said he use to own Arms and Ammo and was a bay area class III dealer back in the 90's.

bruceflinch
12-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Got my Midway Order yesterday. Elbow pads, cleaning rod, pistol bag, annealing kit, .312 bullets, & a Possum Hollow trimmer in 30-06!

Raptor1Ronin
12-22-2011, 12:31 PM
http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_217508_999_01?rgn=0,0,1372,2000&scl=5.2631578947368425&fmt=jpeg&id=1LaECyL8knQ9_PnyvR5GVJ

My New Toy~!

PhantomII
12-22-2011, 6:53 PM
New bolts.

After nearly 20 years of service and countless rounds of ammo, one of the 1/4" x 3 1/2" mild steel lag screws holding my press to the bench broke while sizing some .308 cases.

So I decided to beef up the mounts. I reamed the press mount holes out to 5/16" and got some 5/16" x 4 1/2" grade 8 bolts to go all the way through my bench.

Let's see THOSE babies break!

Metal Monster
12-23-2011, 1:19 PM
RCBS 308 Neck sizer die. Now ready to reload for the Remington 700P in 308. Range report to follow.

RCBS Powder Trickler II. It's heavy duty.

Low-Pressure
01-06-2012, 10:11 AM
Just got back from Phillips Wholesale and got 1000 rounds of X-treme 45acp 200gr., 500 rounds of 40s&w 180gr. and a RCBS 40s&w die set.
That place has to be the lowest priced store so far I've been to.

grant22
01-09-2012, 7:50 AM
Here's some new toys I've obtained in the last month:

The Dillon RF100. Brian Enos was nice enough to sell me this at his cost after my reloading accident. It basically got me back into reloading on my 550.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj77/grant22_2000/Forum%20Crap/CIMG2047.jpg

Here's my second Giraud I've ordered (I sold the first one just after my kaboom and didn't use it). This thing works outstandingly well!

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj77/grant22_2000/Forum%20Crap/CIMG2046.jpg

I bought this chargemaster specifically for my precision-ish rounds. It's ability to meter is flawless and works well in conjunction with my single stage press.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj77/grant22_2000/Forum%20Crap/CIMG2048.jpg

grant22
01-09-2012, 2:24 PM
Wanting a little more capacity out of these case/cartridge bins, I made these 'dams' to close up the front. I know, Unique Tek sells these, but I wanted them NOW.:)

I'm no metal worker, so this was done with sheet steel from bLowes, a c-clamp, hacksaw, vise, and file. Took a while, but they turned out nice I think.
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj77/grant22_2000/Forum%20Crap/CIMG2049.jpg

finyllw
01-10-2012, 11:59 AM
I recently won a Dillon 550 in a raffle. Finally picked it up, but had to get the strong arm mounts, a chunk of plywood to mount it, two case gauges, 308 and 223. Last week I made over 200 223 rounds. I also had to get a primer pocket swager (Dillon) Later this week I will make another 2-300.

I also picked up a Lee single stage press and some Hornady 223 dies. I will be depriming with the Lee, checking length, and swaging, before using the Dillon to load.

Antihero47
01-11-2012, 5:45 PM
1000 200gr LRN FP bullets
Lyman 223 case gauge
Lyman 30-06 case gauge
Hornady .308 cam-lock bullet puller collet
Hornady .30-06 Dies
Hornady 45ACP Dies
Hornady #31 45 Auto Rim (wrong one... ughhh needed the 45 plate)
Hornady LnL bushing kit (10pk) another one.

bruceflinch
01-11-2012, 8:59 PM
Tried out my new Midway annealing kit on some 30-06 brass. Took a few practice cases to get the technique down. I like it! Time will tell if it is worthwhile.

grant22
01-11-2012, 9:28 PM
Made this yesterday. It shouldn't require an explanation.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj77/grant22_2000/Forum%20Crap/CIMG2050.jpg

jimster716
01-11-2012, 10:40 PM
Arrived Today:
Redding Series A Neck Sizer Die in .308
RCBS Powder Baffle

Arriving Tomorrow:
RCBS Accessory Baseplate (second one and this one's for the powder dispenser or case trimmer)
RCBS Trimmer Stand
Another RCBS Shellholder #3

This will complete my reloading setup as it stands. Later RCBS Chargemaster.

Wrangler John
01-12-2012, 12:49 AM
It's been busy. Yesterday the set of dead blow hammers came. They will be used for the Hornady Custom Hydraulic Case Forming Die to form .22-250 Ackley brass when it arrives. Also ordered a Hornady Custom Shop F.L. die from the same chamber drawing and fired sample cases.

Today a supply of Hodgdon CFE 223 powder arrived. Immediately loaded into .204 Ruger cases. I am hoping that the CFE 223 powder will work in the .204 Ruger, .223 Remington and .22-250 and .22-250 Ackley, greatly reducing my powder inventory.

This is beginning to be a fun year.

SoCal AJ
01-14-2012, 6:08 PM
I've already decapped and SSM tumbled ~600 .45 cases, today I went to Turners got some goodies like case lube, two different kinds so I can test them and see which I prefer (for the .223 I plan to start reloading ASAP) and a RCBS hand primer.

I'm not really sure I'm liking the price on that, seems high at $45 and I thought the Lee auto prime thing was like 9 bucks at Midway.com... So I might be returning this.

Well, once all of this .45 is run through the resizing die I'll prime it and then start finishing it... it's only 7pm lol ;)

westxboy
01-14-2012, 7:50 PM
Joy oh joy...my 223 output has never been faster!

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x405/KennyBaker/100_0043.jpg

Bill Steele
02-07-2012, 6:04 PM
I am looking forward to learning all about 10mm.

My new Starline brass and some 180gr PD FMJ's came today.

Won't be long now. :D

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee169/Bill_Steele/001-2.jpg

shadowofnight
02-07-2012, 7:58 PM
I bought the remaining Redding carbide sizing buttons , for the calibers I didnt have ( .338 and 7mm )...using my 6.5mm and .22 ones had me spoiled.

Low-Pressure
07-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Received my order of 500 Midway's blemished Blemished Bullets 30 Caliber (308 Diameter) 150 Grain Polymer Tip Spitzer Boat Tail Box of 100 (Bulk Packaged). They look like they are Hornady's A-Max.

HermanH
08-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Now that I have a Hornandy LNL, I can chime in!

I picked up this used unit with 9mm and 45acp dies, along with extra case wheel and spare pawls, spring/retainer, for $550. Nice thing about presses, they don't get banged around so this thing looks almost brand new! Thanks Scott!

After some thought, I'm going to invest in a stand so it doesn't hang over the bench and bring it to a nice comfortable height. The RCBS will remain as it's good for some precision loads I may have for my 7mm TC/U. It doesn't have over nearly as much as my Hornandy.

1in9twist
08-08-2012, 11:02 AM
Added a Dillon case trimmer to the mix. :D



After some thought, I'm going to invest in a stand so it doesn't hang over the bench and bring it to a nice comfortable height.


I might know where you can find one of those.......:43:

Paper Boy
08-08-2012, 3:07 PM
Bought a bunch of brass. Buying new storage containers to reorganize some of my stuff this weekend.

the86d
08-09-2012, 4:01 AM
Lee .223 Trimmer, shell holder, and Cabella's deburring tool.
I THOUGHT it was going to be an improvement over the Lyman bench mounted manual case trimmer... nope, an even longer process with this.

Oh, and a bunch of bins to help sort, store, and organize brass from the Dollar Store.