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I got into some crap yesterday loading a bunch of 38 specials.
I had three gallons of cleaned and ready to go brass.
Toward the last gallon the press got stupid .
pulled the round out and bullet was only half way seated.
Turns out to be 38 long colt.
Apparently at one of my shoots someone brought a rare caliber and shot 22 of them things.
They are a pain in the ass to spot.Like 3/16th shorter.
 
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I got into some crap yesterday loading a bunch of 38 specials.
I had three gallons of cleaned and ready to go brass.
Toward the last gallon the press got stupid .
pulled the round out and bullet was only half way seated.
Turns out to be 38 long colt.
Apparently at one of my shoots someone brought a rare caliber and shot 22 of them things.
They are a pain in the ass to spot.Like 3/16th shorter.


That's why I ALWAYS read headstamps when sorting brass.

Very worth it when you find a 9x18 Makarov in what you thought was a pile of 9mm Luger.




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X; I know,it bit me in the ass this time.Lucky it was in the last mayo gallon jug.

I have containers labeled for brass in range for each caliber.
I suppose those got tossed into 38special container,when range was open on one of my cookouts.
Its hard to watch a crowd of 30/40 people.
Just a little inconvenience and not complaining
I gets all the brass from my shooters. Big Grin
 
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Very worth it when you find a 9x18 Makarov in what you thought was a pile of 9mm Luger.


What happens when you load a Makarov and shoot it in a 9 MM Para chamber?

Never had one make it's way into the brass bin.

Guess no one at our club shoots it.

RMD




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Very worth it when you find a 9x18 Makarov in what you thought was a pile of 9mm Luger.


What happens when you load a Makarov and shoot it in a 9 MM Para chamber?

Never had one make it's way into the brass bin.

Guess no one at our club shoots it.

RMD


Couldn't tell you. I've not done it.

That was actually the first piece of it I've seen. There's noone nearby that shoots that caliber on any of the ranges I go to (or, at least, no one that shoots it and doesn't police their brass). It was in that big flat-rate box of 9mm I bought online.

I read headstamps on everything though. It's especially important with 9mm for me since military 9mm goes in my scrap bucket. Ain't nobody got time for swaging pistol brass!

In all honesty though, the big reason I toss 9mm military is that when I pick up my own brass at the range, and come home to sort it, it's too hard to tell if it's one of mine and has already been swaged, or if it's "new to me" brass that will need swaging. Easier to just use commercial-only 9mm. I mean, it's not like finding "new to me" Lake City 5.56.. That stuff is easy to identify by the lack of chamfer/debur on the case mouth as well as the obvious annealing marks still visible on the neck/shoulder. My processed Lake City is nice and uniform in color (if no longer shiny, thanks to the cans). In fact, with .223, I'm the other way - commercial .223 goes in my scrap bucket.




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Very worth it when you find a 9x18 Makarov in what you thought was a pile of 9mm Luger.


What happens when you load a Makarov and shoot it in a 9 MM Para chamber?

Never had one make it's way into the brass bin.

Guess no one at our club shoots it.

RMD


Couldn't tell you. I've not done it.

That was actually the first piece of it I've seen. There's noone nearby that shoots that caliber on any of the ranges I go to (or, at least, no one that shoots it and doesn't police their brass). It was in that big flat-rate box of 9mm I bought online.

I read headstamps on everything though. It's especially important with 9mm for me since military 9mm goes in my scrap bucket. Ain't nobody got time for swaging pistol brass!

In all honesty though, the big reason I toss 9mm military is that when I pick up my own brass at the range, and come home to sort it, it's too hard to tell if it's one of mine and has already been swaged, or if it's "new to me" brass that will need swaging. Easier to just use commercial-only 9mm. I mean, it's not like finding "new to me" Lake City 5.56.. That stuff is easy to identify by the lack of chamfer/debur on the case mouth as well as the obvious annealing marks still visible on the neck/shoulder. My processed Lake City is nice and uniform in color (if no longer shiny, thanks to the cans). In fact, with .223, I'm the other way - commercial .223 goes in my scrap bucket.


Yes, the LC brass is great in 5.56. I have some that has to be on the 11th or 12th load cycle. It is literally built like a Brick $&-!house. It hasn't been babied either.

Back to the 9X18. Curious to know the outcome in a 9X19 chamber.

RMD




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Back to the 9X18. Curious to know the outcome in a 9X19 chamber.

RMD


I could mail it to you and you're welcome to try it if you like. Wink




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Dumped about 5-600 pieces of 9mm out of the tumbler and decapped them. Put another bunch of hundreds more into the tumbler. At this rate, I should be through that large box of 9mm by February.




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Sorted a bunch more 9mm. Found 4 more pieces of Makarov. Next to a 9mm case for comparison.






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Ran another 100 pieces of 6.5 over the mandrel. 100 left to go.




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Back to the 9X18. Curious to know the outcome in a 9X19 chamber.

RMD

Very likely to chamber, likely to go off, not very likely to cycle the action (significantly less power vs a modern 9x19). Would likely chuck the brass, but not lock the action back. I can make a dummy round and test this theory if you like. I have seen the effects of a 9mm shot in a 40SW chamber several times from both a neighbor and a friend. I have yet to see one of them not go off, and it has happened several times. Brass is never that beat up, but accuracy goes to pot. Wink




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Found 3 1lb cans of Winchester Super Field at a lgs yesterday. $75 OTD. First I've seen of it in a year and a half.
 
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Ran that last 100 6.5x47 over the mandrel.

Sorted some more 9mm. Found 1 .380 and 1 Makarov.

Thought about going to the range. Checked the temp. Too cold for that shit.

I'm sick of winter already. Ugh.




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First time reloading this year, brother and I knocked out 2600 rounds 9mm, should be enough till the middle of summer.
 
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Still working on depriming cases. Plan to finish them all then do a marathon tumbling session. Have about 200 left of a total of probably 3500-4500 cases. Six different calibers. Hopefully be ready on New Years Day to start the tumbling process.
 
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357 mag and 45 long colt
 
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Emptied the tumbler.

Filled the tumbler with the 5-600 pieces of 9mm I sorted last time.

Sorted out another 5-600 pieces so it's ready to go. Found 3 more Makarov and 2 more .380 auto.

Glanced longingly at my 6.5 stuff.

Thought about cleaning my 308 for the Hangover 400 tomorrow. Decided I'm too lazy. Plus, the whole clean/cold bore argument. I'll leave it dirty. Not like I can go foul it today, it's below 0 with the wind chill. Ugh.




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Emptied the tumbler.

Filled the tumbler with the 5-600 pieces of 9mm I sorted last time.

Sorted out another 5-600 pieces so it's ready to go. Found 3 more Makarov and 2 more .380 auto.

Glanced longingly at my 6.5 stuff.

Thought about cleaning my 308 for the Hangover 400 tomorrow. Decided I'm too lazy. Plus, the whole clean/cold bore argument. I'll leave it dirty. Not like I can go foul it today, it's below 0 with the wind chill. Ugh.


Where do you live exx1976?

I live in Sweden and the only pleasrubly time of the year to shoot is summer time. We do have an indoor range but there I mostly shoot 22lr. Last weekend i loaded 450 45 acp on a angle stage lee press. 4.9 grains of vv N320 under a 200 grain H&G no 68.
 
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I live in North central Wisconsin, about 5 or so hours' drive north of Chicago.




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Youngest boy shot his first reloads out of his Savage. Thermometer said 3F with about a 12-15kt West wind.

OK...we did take quite a few breaks. Big Grin

Thanks jelrod, putting those 165gr Core-loks to good use!

42gr Varget
WW brass
WLR
2.190 to ogive

His first shots at 100yds. Not bad considering the conditions. (Disregard the 17HMR holes and the ones on the right..those are mine.)




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