Reloading pains

Discussion in 'Ammo, Reloading & Accessories' started by squib, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. squib

    squib .45 acp

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    What do you hate worse:

    A: Missing the shell holder with a powdered case.

    B: Seating a bullet in a case a seeing a tiny amount of powder in the reloading tray.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  2. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    If you can't devote your 100% attention, don't reload.
    If your reloading set up doesn't work reliably, change the set up.
    Reliability comes first, productivity comes last. Don't be that guy who brags about reloading 20000 in an hour and ends up with all sorts of problems when he shoots it.
     
  3. MoMan

    MoMan 6.5 Creedmoor

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    @Mosinitis said it perfectly! If you're not ready to be fully focused, wait on the reloading until you can be.
     
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  4. togmaster

    togmaster .338 Win Mag

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    Always load your cases to the top with powder. This way you are sure you have loaded enough. And if you want to save a few bucks use Black powder.
     
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  5. kev74

    kev74 .338 Win Mag

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    If you only fill them half way, the powder lasts longer.
     
  6. Exonautic

    Exonautic 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Even worse, when you seat two bullets in the same brass, the back bullet doesn't stabilize well. Working on that one some more later.
     
  7. Exonautic

    Exonautic 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Serious reloading pain: when yourey getting into a nice groove and you put a powdered case into your tray a little too roughly and powder pops up out of it, you have to redo all the cases in the vicinity in case they're now overcharged.
     
  8. Darth

    Darth .450/400 Nitro Ex

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    Not checking if the lock ring is set in the bullet seater and having to pull nearly 100 357 loads.

    :banghead:
     
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  9. Criticalt

    Criticalt .308 Win

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    Staring at a perfectly good reloading set up for over a year but not having time to start reloading.
     
  10. Exonautic

    Exonautic 6.5 Creedmoor

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    How about already having your next lot planned but no time to do it.
     
  11. Robin

    Robin .338 Win Mag

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    ............. a couple different loads to test out and the weather has sucked since ...........................OCTOBER!!!! ARRRRRRRRGGGG!!!!
    Robin
     
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  12. squib

    squib .45 acp

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    For the advanced reloaders

    What do you hate worse?:

    A: Sorting bullets

    B: Neck turning brass
     
  13. Shoots100

    Shoots100 .40 S&W

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    I hate loading my pistol rounds into the 50 rd boxes, so now I just dump them into a box.
    I only sort my ELR rifle bullets, but their big and easy to handle.
    If you need to neck turn brass, you need to re chamber your rifle to accept brass that doesn't need to be neck sized !
    You should be pulling triggers, not neck sizing.
     
  14. Acer-m14

    Acer-m14 .338 Win Mag

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    hate running out of powder or bullets or primers LOL ..
     
  15. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I do neither. I buy Sierra Match Kings, the weight is very consistent.
    Neck turning is important when forming brass in some wildcat callibers. In bolt guns it can benefit in theory. In gas guns it doesn't matter.
     
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  16. gun_slinger_boy

    gun_slinger_boy 6.5 Creedmoor

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    A. Buying a new powder that turned out to be shit because it doesn't meter whatsoever.

    B. Losing brass
     
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  17. speedkills27

    speedkills27 .223 Rem

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    +1
     
  18. dwa12479

    dwa12479 .223 Rem

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    Losing brass for sure. I've been marking my finished rounds with an orange sharpie across the primer for a couple years now when I drop them all in the case gauge. That way I know they're mine and it doesn't screw up my # of firings count by getting other stray brass mixed in.
     
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