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I know a fair bit about reloading. Lets get some novice people into loading. Any questions?
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>>23731844 Yes: wtf is that thing? Why make it so?
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>>23731891
magazine laws in shitty states?
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>>23731891
Damnit, I thought it'd be a relevant useful questions, lol.

Supposedly it's either due to magazine laws, or a way to ensure that the magazine is never lost. Who knows.
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>>23731844
what is the simplest way to cast your own bullets? like what is the minimal amount of equipment needed to do it? is a sizing die always necessary? what's with the lube?
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Why the fuck is everyplace I look sold out of powder?
Is it the Jews?
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>>23731891
The designation implies it's a firing port weapon, so rather than having a shit ton of magazines, you have a shit ton of clips and just reload the same magazine repeatedly instead of just dropping them.
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>>23731844

What are the ideal powder loads for 9mm and .45ACP?
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>>23731955
Cheapest would be a flea-market cast iron pot or Dutch oven plus a long metal spoon bent into a ladle plus a propane turkey fryer burner plus Lee mold and handles. Total would be around $100 with most of it being the mold.

A sizing die is not always necessary. It is better to be oversized than undersized, and cast bullets squeezebore very well. I routinely shoot .313 bullets through .308 bores with no issue and I don't size for that particular mold. However, not all molds cast perfectly round and it is a good idea to size.

Some form of lube is necessary. As far as ease of use and amount of mess goes, dry-tumble PC>tumble lube with 45/45/10>tumble lube with Alox>paste lube.

Powdercoating also allows you to use smaller bullets without leading, down to .001" over bore diameter.
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>>23731955
Greentext for brevity.

So, you wanna cast your own bullets?:
>So, you wanna cast your own bullets?
>What are you, a fucking cheap ass jew?
>You do know you can find pre cast and pre coated lead bullets for ~8 cents a shot, right?
>But muh jewness / muh freedoms.
>God-damnit, okay, we'll teach you how to cast fucking bullets.
>How cheap are we trying to do this?
>Mah Jewiness
>Ugh, go buy some cast iron pot from a yard sale.
>Don't be a cheap jew, go find a casting pot fucking where.
>Go buy a fucking mold. Make sure it's steal. Make sure it's more then 2 fucking cavities. Don't be a pussy, it's not heavy.
>Let that shit heat up. Make the lead melt.
>Skim out the shit floating on top. Especially if using old school wheel weights.
>Pour it into your mold.
>Let that shit cool
>Out comes bullets.
>Holy fuck we made bullets.
>Measure those fuckers.
>Are they bore sized?
>If yes, you're fucking awesome.
>IF no, fuck me m8, just fucking swage em.
>Lube is good. Lube is great. Lube is god.
>Always lube your lead bullets. It helps keep the leading soft.
>Just like sex, liube is always good.
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>>23731962
1. Half of the Hodgdon plant burned down like 4 years ago (completely wiping out their shotgun powder lines) and they haven't bothered rebuilding it yet.

2. Ammo manufacturers are buying it all up to catch up on demand after the panic.

3. The panic brought in new reloaders by the tens of thousands, skyrocketing demand.

4. Powder companies haven't increased production to meet demand for some reason.
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>>23731979
>The designation implies it's a firing port weapon, so rather than having a shit ton of magazines, you have a shit ton of clips and just reload the same magazine repeatedly instead of just dropping them.
Port firing weapons, especially the bradly, have a mounting block and also don't have iron sights. The carry handle is there, but the sight is not milled out (for the rear sight).
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>>23731988
>What are the ideal powder loads for 9mm and .45ACP?

How the fuck do I even pick a fucking load anyway?
>What is the main purpose of this fucking load?
> Option A: I'm trying to be a cheap jew.
>Muh Niggah, find the powder that uses the smallest powder charge with the largest safety margin you like.
>Just because I can find a load that only uses .9 grains of tightgroup, but min is .9 and max is 1.0, doesn't mean I should use that load.
>Find something with a margin you like. AKA, tightgroup in 9mm has a margin from 3.7 - 4.3 (off the top of my head, not from a manual).
>Use the cheap powder jew load (even though that's your cheapest component) and find cheap bullets.

>Option B: I'm trying to push boolits as fast as I fucking can.
>MEin Nigger, I like you.
>Pick a slower burning powder, keep dialing up the load, blow up a gun or two, learn to read pressure signs.
>I just look at velocity and be happy with warm loads, not ULTRA DEATH 5K loads.
>And keep all your fingers

>Option C:
>I'm trying to find really fucking accurate loads.
>Niggah, you what?
>Go full autist on brass prep and every single step of the loading process
>Go more autistic then Zed
>Did you hear me? GO ULTIMATE AUTISTIC
>Buy good projectiles
>Enjoy awesome accuracy after finding a load your gun likes.
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>>23731962
>Supply and demand my friend
> http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/Web%20Page%20Buying%20Surge.pdf

Powder is now being pankicked bought.
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>>23732004
You could buy a real lead melting pot with heating element and thermostat for less than that off amazon.

>>http://www.midwayusa.com/product/645810/lee-pro-4-20-lb-furnace-110-volt
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>>23732148
>doesn't include molds
>Just saying.
>not the cheapest, still the better way.
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Common question:
How to reload .223
>Go find yourself some fucking brass
>Inspect your brass
>Throw any away that seem sketchy, crush them toss in your scrap bucket.
>Toss away any seriously bent / crushed (but the little dent in the shoulder from the brass deflector doesn't matter, if it's got a shiny line all the way around, anything heavily scratched.
>Now you've got some brass.
>Toss that shit inna tumbler, go have a dinner and a drink.
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>>23732249
Step 2: Resizing.
>So, decide what you want, reliability in any gun, or brass life.
>Fuck brass life, this shit gunna be good to go.
>Go empty your fucking tumblr, bitch and moan about pouring media out of the cases. Curse some more at bottle necked cartridges.
>Toss them in a junk cardboard box.
>spray with pam and shake a few times. Get a nice light coating.
>Setup your dies. I full length resize and squeeze it down like a mofo. I want this shit to run in any gun I come across.
>Check with a case gauge.
>Start resizing, sit in front of your tv, drink, let the press calm the demons in your heart.
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>>23732257
Step 3: Trimming.
>Just trim, don't be a fucking jew, go get the lee trimmer die thing. I need to buy one, it looks awesome. I have the rcbs and hate it.
>Trim down to 1.75, because fuck bolt guns.
>But reloadfag, I have a bolt gun.
>Go measure your chamber, but I trim to a common length, because of accuracy of my crimp. Plus, we can always just seat the bullet right off the lands.
>Keep trimming
>Acquire beer
>Sit down in front of tv, and take the burrs off the brass, chamfer it lightly, and take the bur off the outside. But the hand tool.
>Toss all that brass back in your tumblr for 1 hours.
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>>23732270
Step three
>Go prime your brass
>Get a lee classic breech with the primer feed adjustment, trust me
>Prime all that shit
>While priming, add powder.
>not before dipshit, afterwards.
>then seat a bullet by hand, stick it in a loading block or something to hold the brass.
>MFW we just did three steps quickly
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>>23732281
Step 4: actually seating the bullet
>Grab a round, stick it in your bullet seating die. If you have a crimping/seating die, adjust it so that it's only seating. Don't be a jew, buy a 4 die set.
>shunk
>I have a loaded round
>Measure that the length is right. Be mindful of bullet ogive and stuff. Make sure you're using the right load data.
>toss it into a box.
>Keep going.
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>>23732300
Step 5: Crimping.
>how do I fucking crimp?
>I prefer the die that has fingers and squeeze the brass
>this is why we trimmed everything, so everything get a similar crimp
>I really like crimping.
>Stick a round into your press, move the ram all the way up.
>Screw down your crimp die until it's contacting the round.
>Run it and see if it crimps.
>if it doesn't, turn the die in some, repeat.
>Keep inspecting till your get a crimp you like.
>back the die in another degree or three, then lock that fucker down.
>Crimp all your rounds
>Load them into ar15 mags.
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>>23732308
Why do you like crimping your loads, i think its dildos personally
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>>23732348
Why don't you like crimping?

>I *really* like crimping
>I *really* *really* like crimping.
>crimping is god, crimping is good.
>Crimping ensures your bullets don't move, crucial for pistol.
>Crimping ensures you have a nice uniformly round grab of the projectile.
>Does it effect accuracy?
http://www.accuratereloading.com/crimping.html
>Crimping is god, crimping is life.
>Just don't crush the bullet, and use light / medium crimps.
>But make sure all your starting brass is the same, and you crimp them all the same way.

I'm a little biased. I don't like relying on something like 'neck tension' that I can't super easily control.

I've also had great experiences with light crimp on rifles, and a harder crimp on pistols. I also don't like making delicate loads.
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Woah that magazine. I wonder if It'd be considered a detachable magazine in that configuration.
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>>23732375
I do crimp some of my pistol loads, primarily .38/.357, 9mm and 45acp

can't stand doing it on rifles, waste of time imo, doesn't improve accuracy, maybe even negatively affects it, especially on high end match bullets
makes the brass crack sooner too
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>>23732421
>Light crimps improve accuracy
>You have to trim more better / trim all brass
>Doesn't harm bullets
>This is why we anneal brass
>But, brass life isn't a huge issue.
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>>23732454
I always trim my brass, usually get about a dozen reloadings or more on .223

doesn't harm bullets with a cannelure already
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>>23732505
Exactly

Trimming brass will thin the web a little bit, but by that point, it's already getting worn out some.

But, you can always rescue blanks into live brass
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>>23732611
What is your annealing process reloadfag?

Is it a waste of time or really worth it?

have you looked into wet brass cleaning with steel pins?
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>>23732657
Annealing:
>You can anneal
>Annealing is good, preserves brass life
>Fuck brass life, I have unlimited brass.
>Fuck brass life
>I have 10 gallons of 556
>I don't anneal
>If you want to anneal, and don't have tons of source brass, it's worth it.
>I'd rather just find more brass
>If you're shooting something really rare, it's worth it.


have you looked into wet brass cleaning with steel pins?
>I'm too jew to buy the pins right now
>It makes your brass so damn pretty
>It cleans so good
>Small batch sizes.jpg
>Is it worth it for you?
>I shoot too much for such small batches.
>Not worth it for me
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>>23732678
Even cleans primer pockets
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>>23732702
>You're damn fucking right it does! :)
>But, small batches kill it for me.
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>>23731844
Is it worth it to hand load .22 if you aren't dirt fuckin' poor?
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>>23732862
>Go back to my post
>Cost benefit including time
>For dirt cheap blasting, not really
>For not having to find ammo, yes
>For match grade stuff, yes
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If you want supreme accuracy for long range or benchrest loads, you better be annealing.
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>try to buy Accurate No. 7 for my 9mm
>can also transfer over to 45s
>can also transfer over to 308s
>can't find it in stock locally FUCKING ANYWHERE

Fuck paying a hazard fee online
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>>23732955
Or just use blue dot in everything.
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>>23732955
I prefer bullseye in my 45 and 9mm
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>>23733318
I had unburned powder when i used blue dot in my .380
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>>23733698
>Sorry, drinking.
>Of course you are going to get unburnt powder
>Blue dot, like russia, burns super slow.
>But, it's usable in all main calibers
>Blue dot bulky, like mien penis
>Blue dot fills up those tight little cases gud
>Blue dot average all around.
>Blue dot good to stack up cheap
>Blue dot not ideal
>Blue dot not ideal
>Find titegroup
>Titegroup costs more then a 12 year old phillipine girl
>Cry and just buy more blue dot.
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Complete noob question.

When ammo is being sold, does a colored mark on the bottom of the round signify that it has been reloaded?
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>>23733752
>Colored ammo is best ammo
>Colored marks only mean primer is sealed
>Colored means is good to insert into anus
>Colored is life, colored is good, colored is great.
>Colors have no bearing on if it was reloaded or not
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>>23733898
OK, thanks.
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>>23731844
would that magazine set up be CA legal?
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>>23734101
>No fun allowed in CA
>NO it would not
>It's still readily detachable you illiterate idiot
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What do poorfags use to reload?

How would one jacket their own cast bullets?
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>>23734314
>Poor fag reloading
>Poor fag reloading is a lee cast turrent press kit off amazon
>Buy better dies, buy electronic cheap scale
>Reload happily ever after again.
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>>23733720
>>23733318
>doesn't get 1050 fps out of a 200 gr 45

I'm not into pleb powders
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>>23734471
>Go fuck yourself.
>I never said it did things gud
>I just said it'll work in all common loadings
>MFW I prefer tite group for the smaller cases
>trail boss for bulky loads
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>>23734544
>using universal powders

It's like I'm surrounded by poorfags

>titewad for maximum cheap 45
>Accurate 7 for defense 9 and 45
>Win 231 currently for 9 standard loads and 45 defense loads because I don't have 7 yet

>not owning a shit ton of powders
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>>23734584
I personally use multiple powders. Can't name em off the top of my head, because I don't have them infront of me.

I've got titegroup, trailboss, IMR 4198, pyrodex, black powder, and SR 7625. I have another can or two of random things, but no clue what they are.

But, times are crazy, buy what you can find.
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>>23734634
I always use varget and 4895 for most of my rifle reloading, but found some reloader 15 last week, just bought it for emergency use only.
idgaf if it sits on my shelf for 20years, hopefully i will never need to work up a load, but varget is about as rare as unicorn farts in a jar these days
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>>23734774
I have a ton of varget locally.

I don't care about it though, I have enough 4198 for another k of 223
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>>23734780
I've had great success with varget personally, good enough, that right b4 sandy hook, i had bought an 8lb can of it, only have 2lbs left, and 2 other pounds I've scrounged up this year, so im good for at least another year, but im tired of paying near $30 a lb for powder, when i do see it.
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>>23731844
I loaded some 8mm (cuz fuck having a useful round in stock) while sloshed and don't know whether or not to trust my judgement.

What's the worst that could happen?
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>>23734872
>I loaded some 8mm (cuz fuck having a useful round in stock) while sloshed and don't know whether or not to trust my judgement.


Worst case scenario:
You blow the bolt threw your eye

Best case scenario:
Nothing happens

Dunno if you trust your judgement.

I'd probably pull them
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>>23734827
I've given up buying powder for the same reasons
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>>23734885
So better odds than coming home late to the Missus

Eh? EH?
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>>23731844
wait wouldnt that device circumvent the CA fixed magazine bullshit?
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>>23732348

Crimping is ESSENTIAL for levergun loads. If you don't, you could end up pushing the bullets deeper into the case than it's supposed to be, thus causing your gun to kaboom.
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What sort of ballistic benefit is there to using unjacketed lead bullets vs jacketed soft tip?
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>>23735217
> unjacketed lead bullets
You lead your barrel if you are using high velocity, low brinell hardness bullets. Use lube, hardcast and a gas-check and you'll see your barrel clean as a whistle.
>Jacketed soft tip
Lol no leading. Ever.
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>>23735245
Better/worse expansion without leading?
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how can I jacket my own cast bullets?
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>>23735259

The implied ballistic benefit is that you're getting very high velocity rounds for little maintenance cost.

Actual expansion of the round depends on construction of the bullet and the hardness of the bullet in both cases.

>The closer to pure lead, the more rapidly it expands. It will also expand more.
>The harder it is, the deeper penetrating the round will be.
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>>23735305

You don't.

What you can do as a poor-man is learn to electroplate.
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>>23735305
you dont, unless you want to try electroplating which wont work well with a DIY setup.
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>>23735329
I know how to TMJ them with electrolysis, I want FMJ. What do I need to stretch the copper over?

Also, how can I manufacture my own brass?
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>>23735341
But a really expensive brass stamping machine appropriate to the caliber you're after.
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>>23735178
>Crimping is ESSENTIAL for levergun loads
for all loads except single shot bolt guns. bullet setback happens when you chamber a round in a automatic, and will also happen under recoil.
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>>23731844
how do you reloard .22 lr

my first gun was a ruger 1022 but i can't find ammo for it but my grandpa has powder and I bought some .22mag and took the bullets out of them but how do I reload them
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>>23735341
>I know how to TMJ them with electrolysis, I want FMJ. What do I need to stretch the copper over?
a swagging press, corbin makes them.
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>>23735048
No it won't you dipshit.

>>23735217
>What sort of ballistic benefit is there to using unjacketed lead bullets vs jacketed soft tip?
It's way god damn cheaper. Plus, with a good coating not so leading
>>23735305
>how can I jacket my own cast bullets?
Buy a swaging dies and press and use them

>>23735341
>Also, how can I manufacture my own brass?
Go read up on it. Google it. You CAN but you're gonna wanna start with a parent case, but you can do just about anything to a case.
For example, people are converting .50 BMG to a 12 gauge from hell rifle load.
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>>23735383
>You CAN but you're gonna wanna start with a parent case, but you can do just about anything to a case.
he is referring to actually making brass from a disc you tard

and no, you're not going to do this at home unless you're a machinist
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>>23731844
Anyone use 700-X for 9mm and .45? LGS has some, there are loads for it in my book, just curious before i make a bunch

Also, fuck jacketing your own cast lead bullets. Look into Hi-tek coating, way faster and easier while not smoking or leading when fired.
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>>23735488
>Anyone use 700-X for 9mm and .45
I do for 45 ACP. It is dirty and leaves plenty of unburnt powder (5.3" barrel); also it doesnt meter well in my Forster powder measure.
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>>23735423
>Fuck you in the asshole
>It's doable with a cheap harbor freight lathe, a 25 t press, and the right alloy of brass.
>It will be time and cost prohibitive unless it's SHTFAWKI (shit hits the fan as we know it).
>But, my nigger, there's all sorts of awesome 70's book about making all sorts of brass from parent casses.
>Nigger, it's metal, you can always add and subtract metal from a brass case
>Nigger please, we did this shit in the 1800's this is fucking possible at home.
>nigger you might have to do a rolled case with a soldered on rim, but it's god damn fucking possible.
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>>23735367
the only reloading of rimfire that i know of is just useful for cowboy action shooters and they don't even do it. You pretty much scrape the phosphorus of match heads and paint them on the inner rim to replace the primer (forgot how exactly this is done) and cap it off with a little wax. Loading an actual .22 projectile cleanly into a spent rimfire case w/o proper equipment is nearly impossible.

>tl;dr
you can't reload 22lr
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>>23735517

cowboy gun? wtf I have a 1022...

stop shitposting serious answers only.
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>>23735515
>lathe
you dont know how brass is made do you? and also you did nothing but repeat what I said, that you need to be a machinist.

>inb4 something retarded like those turned stainless 20mm rounds someone made


>>But, my nigger, there's all sorts of awesome 70's book about making all sorts of brass from parent casses.
That isnt making brass you tard, it is case forming.

>>Nigger, it's metal, you can always add... metal from a brass case
wut

> a soldered on rim
autism confirmed. and you dont know what brazing is do you?
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>>23735515
Sauce nigger
http://www.ammosmith.com/forum/index.php/topic,5492.0.html
http://www.realguns.com/archives/160.htm
http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=535662
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>>23735526
Why the ever loving fuck would you fucking reload mother fucking god damn .22lr

Buy it fucking cheap, stack it mother fucking deap. Go stock up during black friday.

If you want to know how so you CAN .... http://22lrreloader.com/design-details/
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I managed to find a pound of Bullseye.

How good is this for pistols?


I am getting a press soon.
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>>23735488
To add to this, opinions on Maxam CSB-1 powder? Never heard of it, and i'm getting tired of waiting for other powders to become available.

https://www.americanreloading.com/en/smokeless-pistol-gunpowder/219-8-lbs-commercial-no1-pistol-shotgun-powder-.html
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>>23735546
you didnt read these links did you? they do nothing be reaffirm what I said. also learn to reply to the right post you tard, instead of just talking to yourself.
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>>23735543
>You don't need to be a machinist to know how to run a fucking lathe.
>Niggers did this in the 1800s
>If you buy the proper alloy from mcmaster, easy enough to turn on a cnc lathe. But, just cause you can, doesn't me you should.
>That isnt making brass you tard, it is case forming.
>Bitch please, it involves adding brass to create new cases. MFW. Fuck you.
>Nigger, do you speak drunk?
>Easy enough to thread a casing, make a rim, thread it on, and solder it on.
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>>23735570
Bullseye is pretty good, i'd suggest having a manual and reading the different powders listed for your caliber first before buying though.
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>>23735619
>>You don't need to be a machinist to know how to run a fucking lathe.
hahaha, keep on believing that. ffs you even said harbor freight.

>>Bitch please, it involves adding brass to create new cases
>adding brass
>adding
wut. now stay mad that you dont know what case forming is.

>harbor freight
i bet you have lee dies and a press too

> solder it on
again, you clearly dont know what you're talking about because you braze brass, you dont solder it

and l2greentext newfag
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>>23735597
God damnit son.

Just because something IS possible, doesn't mean it's logical to do.

You *can* make casings at home.
You really don't need to. But, you CAN
Will it be cost and time prohibitive? YES.
But you still can.

Shit, I've turned 556 bras into 9mm before, kek.
Yes, the rim is a little tinier, and the case capacity goes WAY down, so you have to do careful load development. But it WILL work, atleast in a Beretta 92
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>>23735526
calm down, I wasn't shit posting. I was telling you what I knew and the application that it was most likely used since that particular method would only be practical for cowboy action shooting.

If i wanted to shit post I would of told you to google but this kind soul >>23735566 has graciously spoon fed you.
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>>23735654
>Shit, I've turned 556 bras into 9mm before, kek.
and why are you proud of this? i've made 40 Super from 308, it is nothing special.

>Beretta 92
such poorfaggotry
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>>23735671
>such poorfaggotry
It was a free gun I didn't care about kB'ing. It's my trial gun. Lol.

Also, another good source https://archive.org/details/cartridgemanufac00hamirich

SAdly, I'm about 500 miles away from the torrent file I'm trying to reference, and for the life of me, I cant find it on google. But it went in depth about brazing cases from old cases, and other shennanigans. Basically, it had caveats, but it did a step through step of making a case at home, from brass stock. But, from the 60's.
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>>23735698
>brazing cases
funny how you were talking about soldering before. let me guess, you just jewgled it and now feel retarded.

>It was a free gun
sure it was poorfag
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>>23735698
>https://archive.org/details/cartridgemanufac00hamirich
and again stop just jewgling things without reading them, once again it does nothing but reaffirm what I said, that you need to be a machinist
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>>23735488
Haven't tried it in pistol loads, but found it to be dirty as fuck in shotgun loads. Dunno if the extra compression/pressure of a pistol round would make it cleaner.

In a 12ga. 1oz. load it's dirtier than old-school green dot. Which is world-renowned for "shoot a round of skeet, swab the barrel and load another box of shells from what you push out"
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>>23735570
Bullseye has been a long-standing champion for .45acp and .38spl. That powder has won more pistol shoots than all others combined, though it is also one of the older ones still produced so it's got longevity on its side.

It works but isn't ideal for the smaller, faster pistol rounds like 9mm and .40smith.
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>>23735761
>sure it was poorfag
MFW it actually was free

And yeah, pretty drunk.

But, seriously, you don't *need* to be a machinist. You just have to be a non idiot
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>>23735508
>>23735785
Fug, guess that's why there's a bunch sitting on the shelf.
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>>23735854
>Fug, guess that's why there's a bunch sitting on the shelf.
I've got a half pound left if you wana buy it.

>>23735834
>you don't *need* to be a machinist
you've clearly never made anything in your life or even took a shop class in high school. now stay poor
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Lets say I want to load up some AP 308 for FAL using pulled m2 168gr black tips. Suggested load?
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>>23735901
>Suggested load?
buy a copy of quickload
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>>23735889
Nah, thanks but i'll pass. Hopefully my 2 lbs of w231 and WST will last me until this shortage is over, this shit can't go on for much longer
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>>23735901
also get your shit together if you're going to reload, 30-06 M2 AP are 165gr bullets
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While we're here, anyone have an online source for any of the following:
>Green Dot
>Red Dot
>Extra Lite
>Alliant 20/28
>H110
>W296

I've got over 100lbs of powder backordered on Brownells, has been backordered since 15 february. I'm completely out of everything but H110, and I've only got a couple pounds of it left.

And fuck anyone that links to Lohman Arms, they're lying sacks of shit about what they have in stock and are charging rape-tastic prices. I had to dispute a fraudulent charge with them with my card company.
>>
>you've clearly never made anything in your life or even took a shop class in high school. now stay poor
LOL, okay. Keep thinking that.
Being a machinist <> knowing how to run a mill.
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>>23736080
>I've got over 100lbs of powder backordered on Brownells, has been backordered since 15 february. I'm completely out of everything but H110, and I've only got a couple pounds of it left.
constantly check powder valley
http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/
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>>23736312
I do, they simply don't seem to get Alliant shotgun powders.

I did pass up an opportunity to buy a couple 1lb cans of red dot from them a couple months ago, wasn't willing to pay hazmat on 4lbs of powder (all they had).
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>>23736300
>posts 45 mins later
bet you hoped I had left so you could get the last word in and feel as if you had won. stay mad that you didnt know what brazing is, that you've never actually made anything, and that you're a poorfag.

you wana get jelly too besides just mad? lets play a /k/'s favorite game, guess the bolt.
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>>23736300
How are your powder stocks looking, Reloadfag?

I currently have:
>just shy of 9lbs of H322 (opened 1lb can and unopened 8lb keg)
>16lbs of Varget (2 unopened 8lb kegs)
>~10lbs of Titegroup (unopened 8lb keg and a little left in a second 8lb keg)
>1lb of IMR7828SSC, unopened
>1lb of H1000, unopened
>1lb of H4856, unopened
>2lbs of RL15, unopened
>just shy of a pound of RL17
>~3.5lbs H110, 3 1lb cans and whatever's in my press
>2lbs W296, unopened
>~2.5lbs BL-C2, 2 unopened 1lb cans and half of a third
>16lbs IMR4227
>~3/4lb of RL7
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>>23736469
I hope you dont own your house
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>>23735628
I managed to dig up some old graphs for loading 230 grain hardball and various .38 loads with bullseye. Better than nothing.
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>>23731844
What's the average concentricity for some of your intermediate calibers?
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>>23736567
Sure do.

What, afraid it'll blow up or something? Smokeless powder isn't explosive, just flammable.
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>>23736660
>Sure do.
enjoy not getting insurance to cover your loss if you have a fire

http://www.saami.org/specifications_and_information/publications/download/SAAMI_ITEM_200-Smokeless_Powder.pdf

>Smokeless powder isn't explosive
you must be new to reloading
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=secondary+explosion+effect
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>bet you hoped I had left so you could get the last word in and feel as if you had won. stay mad that you didnt know what brazing is, that you've never actually made anything, and that you're a poorfag.
No not really, had some work to do. Then had a beer and played a little war thunder. Was gud, was gud.
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>>23736776
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>>23736469
>How are your powder stocks looking, Reloadfag?
I've got about a few 1/3 / 1/4 of everything I own.
But, I've also got around 3k of mixed primers, and about 1500 loaded rounds of 9mm and ~800 rounds of 223 loads loaded up, so I'm good until the next gunshow / wherever I can source cheaper components.
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>>23736793
>>Guess the bolt.

I'm actually pretty damn curious. I have no freaking clue.
Interesting toggle feed system. Knowing /k/, it's going to end up being a maxim gun or some oddity.
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>>23736617
I am for anywhere between .002 to 'whatever the fuck will fit in the chamber' depending on what I'md doing.
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>>23736756
...and that all references compressed/contained charges

Face it, it isn't classified as an explosive because it just burns. And if you were to create a humongous pile of it (50lbs or more) it will just burn.

I'd be more worried about the ~30,000 primers I have on hand.

>I have an insurance rider for this shit too so I'm ~still covered~
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i got some 3n37 on hand and also some 125gr bullets for 9mm. any load recommendations?
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