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Finally upgrade the Mech Jr to a Dillon SL900

After all these years with a rinky dinky Texan press, I finally upgraded to a Mech Jr press only to decide that wasn’t enuf. Today I stumbled across a deal and came home with a Dillon SL900 12 gauge reloading press. WOW! what a machine, its the rough equivalent of my Super1050, but for shotgun … Continue reading »

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Natchez order arrived….

Found a good deal on some optics I wanted to try, and then managed to find This bag of 100 Hornady Rifle Bullets in 308 for blackout reloading! 20 $ per 100 is NOT bad, so I picked up a few bags to refresh the inventory.

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More 45GAP nightmares

Well, another night of loading messes. Just got a shipment in from Dillon, lots of spare parts that I’ve needed. Got parts installed on the 1050 and got some loading in! In a load of brass that came in “Cleaned and sorted” I managed to find it a little less than advertised. In the 75 … Continue reading »

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45 GAP – Its like picking up a chick, and ending up with a transvestite…

Designer Ernest Durham Designed November 2002 Produced 2003–present Bullet diameter .451 in (11.5 mm) Case length .755 in (19.2 mm) Overall length 1.070 in (27.2 mm) The .45 G.A.P. (often called the .45 “GAP”) pistol cartridge was designed by Ernest Durham, an engineer with CCI/Speer, at the request of firearms manufacturer Glock to provide a … Continue reading »

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300 Blackout reload tests

Rough report Load Bullet Weight Low High Average My Reloads 125gr 1978 2129 2062 Remington 115gr 2259 2313 2294 Gunn Ammo 130gr 2067 2093 2080 As we can tell, my loads came in 3rd in speed. Just barely behind Gunn Ammo’s 130 grain. And 232 fps behind the Remington. It looks like I could turn … Continue reading »

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Dillon’s Warranty is the best

Got a delivery from the mailman today with some parts to fix 500B#3, which has been used as a parts machine over the past year or three. Finally sat down and emailed Dillon precision with my requests and, as usual, received a pleasant response with notice my parts were on their way. Spent Saturday getting … Continue reading »

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Adjustable Toolhead Kit for Dillon 550B and 650 Reloaders

I’ve had one of my Dillon 550bs set up for 38 special for a long time. It was one of my most loaded calibers in my life. People often ask for 357, But I hate to do the change and have to re-adjust everything to do so. Along comes this product, one so simple one … Continue reading »

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First tests are loaded

My Crimp Die came in on Friday, so that was all I needed. I got 50 new brass loads done, as well as 20 once fired reloads complete this am. My current load uses 17.0 grains of H-110, at least as a starting point.

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Progress, but I’m not there yet

Got a bunch of 300 AAC Blackout loaded today on one of my spare 550s. Ruined a couple in the process, but have a few samples to test with the chrono next range trip. As is typical with 2 die sets, there is no crimp die. As usual with no crimp die, I’m not happy … Continue reading »

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Star Trek III: The search for powder

Now that I have all the parts, and most everything is set up. The last decision still looming is the choice of powder for these. Of the twenty-some various powders I have on hand, I have no reloading data for the 300 Blackout for any of them. I’d think it would be fairly close to … Continue reading »

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