Reloading Podcast 170 - Farewell to Jake

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network.  Tonight the guys are answering questions and saying goodbye to Jake Challand.

  1. Is it important to have the most up to date reloading manuals, and if so, why?
    Love the show,
    Zachary D

  2. There are some videos out there about trimming down 5.56 brass and making 7.62x25. I know it is a lot of work and I don't mind that, I'm kind of a tinkerer anyway. My question is this, Is it safe and or practical. Once you trim a couple you should be able to use those over several times. I think I heard a while back on your show about high pressure, can you explain that? Is there anything I can do to reduce the pressure? Not looking for hot loads.
    Thanks
    Robin

  3. Guys, Love the show!  I know more episodes are available on your website, but why aren't they on iTunes?
    Anyway, I'm getting into reloading and am looking into purchasing a trimmer.  I like the Trim-it 2 because of the three way cutter.  However, as I was reading reviews, someone mentioned that this trims off the shoulder length and not the OAL.  Although that seems obvious, I'm now curious when you should trim for OAL and when you should trim based on the shoulder.
    Looking forward to the next show,
    Zachary







 

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Reloading Podcast 169 - Underboom

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Tonight the guys are answering more questions.

  1. Hey Jim listen to the podcast and am thinking of reloading currently have a savage ar 15 msr and am debating weather or not to go with ruger precision 308 bolt action or the juggernaut  ar 308 while I'm fine buying .223 ammo around 33 cents a round I will not be buying 308, i was looking at the Lee turret press I would use it as a single stage don't want to be taking dies on and off. Will make about a 1000 rounds of 308 a month currently go through 2000 rounds of .223. Thanks and I enjoy the podcast. Oh I will be using the 308 for hunting and hitting metal just getting into some long range so this is new to me. Kyle

  2. I came across a post with a picture of the top half of a revolver blown off. In the comment section people were speculating what could have caused this to happen. Some of the comments mentioned the possibility of an undercharged case causing detonation or an explosion to occur. This was the first time I had heard of this. Is it possible for a very undercharged load to explode, and if so, why?
    Love the show,
    Zachary

  3. Hello Reloading Podcast,
    I am listening to episode 164 and Jim is talking about separating wheel weights. I use a sharpened pair of dike pliers and bite all that I have a question on. Regarding the zinc, it's a pain but if you look at the weights the zinc ones say ZN on them. Happy casting. David

  4. Will a RCBS #26 pilot fit in a Hornady case trimmer and be able to be used for trimming 6.5 Creedmoor? (text to Google voice #)

  5. What is the greatest variation a guy should get in case overall length on his dies while seating the bullets? Joe

  6. I started to reload some .270 rounds about a years ago. I realized after priming 50 rounds that I didn't have the projectiles on hand. So I let them sit and kind of forgot about them. My question is, are the primers still viable, or do I need to put new primers in them? If I need to replace the primers can I use the decapping die? Richard.






 

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Reloading Podcast 168 - is Plus P worth it

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Tonight the guys are answering questions about handgun rounds.

 

  1. I've been enjoying your podcast and have a question. I have been reloading for years, but just started incorporation the use of a chrono this last weekend. I worked up a ladder test of 9mm 124gr FMJ bullets and found with the use of the chrono that I achieve my tightest groups with lowest the standard divination ratings at +P pressures around 1200 FPS out of a 5" barrel. Where do you strike a balance between accuracy and consistency without beating up my guns with +P pressures?
    Thanks,
    Rick

  2. Sirs
    I’m a newbie to reloading and, although I have had a Lee kit for several years, have not yet got my first batch of ammo loaded. My excuses being partly financial and partly family related time constraints; I have four young children. Anyway, I’ve spent the time saving up my pocket money to get bits I need as and when I have the money and, learning. My primary source of education has been your podcast which is excellent; I went back and downloaded all of them, but skipped a few here and there where I felt the subjects were beyond my current needs. I also have one of the A-Z of reloading books and some data. I decided my first caliber would be 10mm auto since I understand that straight walled pistol is easier to start and I figured the production ammo for that is more expensive than for 9mm.
    So, my question is how to find a starting recipie for the powder and bullet. I shot some factory ammo, saved and cleaned the cases, deprimed, resized, and re-primed. I currently have 50 shiny brass cases with fresh primers sitting upside-down in a loading block (I don’t want any junk falling in there while I procrastinate). Since I had no powder nor bullets, I decided to look over various recipes in the data to find common powders and bullets. I had heard you guys talk about Unique a lot, saw that was common in the data, and found a good deal locally. Now, I realize that there are a ton of well known bullet brands for which there is tested, trustworthy data but, being a cheapskate, wanted to go for a less well-known brand like Acme, or Berry’s for example. However, none of these smaller brands seem to be included in the data so, wanted to err on the safe side, I’m buying nothing. I was told by one person that I only really need to worry about the bullet weight and that I could get away with data for my powder and an equivalent bullet. However, in looking through various data sources, I see that there is even variance between different bullets from different manufacture where the weight and powder remain consistent.
    I just want a plan that will keep me safe without spending more than it would cost me to buy factory ammo in the first place and any guidance you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks, George

  3. Hi guys
    I wrote to you a few weeks ago about my primers getting stuck on my decapper and staying in the case.  i did what you suggested with the decapper pin in a drill and spinning it on a stone.  that made the world of difference.   i may get the odd one stick but over all loading is much more easier.
    Just a note it happened a lot more with new once fired cases especially speer and federal.  when i load ones that i have loaded and shot and loaded a gain i have no issues.  must be the hand loaded primers are not in as tight.  
    I also have been powder coating my cast handgun bullets with great success.
    Thanks a gain and keep up the great podcast.
    Charlie

 

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Reloading Podcast 166 - a close shave

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network.  Tonight the guys are answering questions about brass shavings and making f class loads.

  1. Bullet: Bayou Hightek 9mm 147 grain Flat Point
    Problem: in order to seat the bullet and not scrape off some of the coating I have to use an extreme Bell. I noticed that the feed ramp to my bullet tray was covered with brass shavings. when shooting at the range, the table I shoot from was covered in brass shavings. my Brother in law told me that the large bell is the source of the Brass shavings. I've tried for hours to find a bell large enough to not scrape off the coating but not throw Brass shavings all over the place but I've had no luck. I ordered a sample pack of Blue Bullets and they load like a champ. Unfortunately, my Glock 34 likes the Bayou Bullets better. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
    Bayou Bullets measure .356
    Blue Bullets measure .355     Troy

  2. Evening,
    I've been reloading 9mm for a year and am far from an expert. I've just completed my first AR in 5.56 and have a custom bolt gun that my son has created for me in 3.08. I am beginning to shoot them and want to be as accurate as possible. I have a 650 Dillon for the 9 and am thinking of purchasing a Forester Co-axial with their dies for the 5.56 and 3.08. Sound about right to you for making accurate loads? I would like to shoot F class and bang steel the them both.
    Thanks and Continued Blessings
    David

  3. Took the plunge and bought the lee pro 1000 for 223. Came with the auto drum, I was excited. I can stay 24.1-24.3 with AR-Comp. is there a better powder? Problem is when the full case stops in position, the detent ball makes the case jiggle and I lose 2-3 pieces of powder. I can lightly touch the case and it won't spill. Happy with the press. Just a small challenge. Had it setup, adjusted and running with an hour.  Steve

    1. I have been using 748 for years but now also like CFE both meters great behind a 69 or 55 I only shoot my 77gr out of a 1-7 twist because that is what Sierra bullet recommend. Kenneth

    2. jbm calculator





 

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Reloading Podcast 165 - rattle can dreams

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Tonight the guys are revisiting painting bullets and other topics.

  1. If I wanted to store brass for several years before loading how is the best way to store it? (e.g. with or without the primer, cleaned or dirty, etc.) Brian

  2. In recent episodes there has been some talk about primers getting pulled back into the case during the resizing process. I think it was Jason that said Federal cases did it a lot. I have found that to be true as well as blazer cases. They both seem to share a similar trait that I've noticed.  It appears that during the resizing process, the rim appears to be getting pushed further down than the primer pocket creating a slightly concave center to the brass. I suspect this may be due to soft brass. I have attached a couple of pictures for you to look at and see if you can see what I mean.  Any further insight would be appreciated.
    Kenny

  3. I have a couple of random questions and thoughts.
    I know Jim is up to his arse in alligators with the move, but in a recent podcast he mentioned some wooden crates that he makes. When Jim gets some time, could he elaborate on their construction?
    I'm always looking for innovative storage solutions.
    Jim and Jason also mentioned one of the podcasts Jason listens to, Geeks Gadgets and Guns. Could you guys discuss, (or put in show notes), your favorite podcasts? I personally am all over the map with podcasts...2A stuff, comedy, critical thinking, shooting, beer brewing, off roading and of course, the bestest podcast, the Reloading Podcast. The FRN sure has some excellent content.
    Thanks
    BrewerBill

  4. I've heard you talk recently a few times about painted bullets. What episode can I listen to to learn more? Other resources. How and why do you paint bullets. Does it eliminate the need for lube? Will it work in both rifles and handguns?






 

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Hey guys. I just found your podcast not too long ago and I'm really enjoying it! I've been reloading for around 40 years and it is truly exciting to listen to your conversations on the podcast about things that are so familiar to me. I had no idea such a podcast existed!

I've gone back and listened to many older episodes in order to catch up a bit.  I may be an old dog (not as old as Jim!) but I've already picked up some ideas and pointers from you guys. I really enjoy the interviews with industry leaders such as Hodgdon and Dillon.
Keep it up. I look forward to each podcast!

 

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Reloading Podcast 164 - pushing back the neck

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Tonight the guys are talking about pushing back the neck.

  1. The Hornady FTX bullets have a insert in the hollow point to give it the ballistic coefficient of a pointed bullet. Hornady makes seating stems for dies that will seat without crushing the tip. They are cheap. Like 7 bucks.  Bill. FTX seating stem
     

  2. Bumping back the shoulder

    1. I have been listening to your very educational podcast for a few weeks and don't believe I have heard this subject discussed yet. After a certain number of full-length resizing operations on a belted magnum case such as a 338 Win Mag, a measureable bulge develops above the belt, and the case will not chamber. I learned about this when a friend gave me a few dozen cases he inherited. It took me quite a while to figure out why they were having trouble chambering in the Ruger Model 77 I purchased when I moved to Alaska in 1978. I have reloaded off and on for decades.

      I harvest a moose on my property near Willow Alaska every fall, in the past with factory ammo, primarily with the Federal Premium Safari .338 Win Mag 210 grain. The last two years I have handloaded my own moose ammo, still with 210 grain Nosler Partitions. I just bought 50 new Remington cases so I can start fresh without having to worry about ancient cases that may have developed the infamous bulge above the belt.

      I also bought an RCBS neck sizing die so I can fire-form cases to my chamber, avoid full-length resizing, and just size the neck so the bulge doesn't develop. This afternoon I neck sized my fire-formed cases, and reloaded and fired them. They shot nice groups but I really had to slam the bolt to get them to chamber. This got me thinking about a term you guys throw around - "knocking back the shoulder". I hear that a lot but don't know exactly how to do it. I am thinking about this as I "knock back" an Alaskan HopoThermia Double IPA and thought I would ask. Thanks, Jim

       

    2. Possible question for the show:  "Bumping the shoulder back" question. Is this done with a FL resizing die or some other die? If it is done with a FL die then how do you do it without FL resizing. I've done some googling but I am still unclear on it. Sean

    3. So what is the purpose of a body die if you can shoulder bump with a fl die? Is there a benefit to them? Or are they two names for the same thing? Curtis
       

    4. And to add to the question, how do bushing dies work vs full length and neck sizing dies? I really enjoy the 101 refreshers and can appreciate the new guys out there needed that info, but I would love to listen to a few super "off in the weeds" detailed podcasts on the precision reloading side of things. There are lots of us with substantial reloading experience that are becoming bored with 3/4" groups and want take it to the next level of detail and be able to bang some steel at 1000 yds consistently. Matt
       

  3. Hey guys, First off I love the show! I'm seriously considering turning it into a drinking game every time Sam Elliot (Jim) talks about casting his freaking revolver boolits!!!  On to my question- I'm beginning my journey into reloading. Going to concentrate on 6.5 creedmoor as it's currently the only thing I have capable of precision. Starting with a single stage and hope to use 130-140 grain bullets (looking for high bc's) Problem I'm having is I live in commiefornia (home of the ammo and reloading supply grab) and h4350, imr 4350, RL 17 and RL 22 are like unicorns around here! Not planning on hunting at all. Just want to push this out and far as I can, as accurately as possible. Options? Thoughts?  I'm a pretty meticulous person so I do genuinely appreciate the detail you guys get into! One Suggestion-it does end up a challenge at times to pay attention when you guys Dillon out. I understand you're catering to a massive spectrum of reloaders and experience levels, but when you're starting the convo about intro level, I personally would stay more engaged if it stayed centered on single stage instead of what you all currently use, which usually turns into a 550 vs 650 accessories convo. Totally not a criticism, just a suggestion that would help me personally! Thanks guys! Keep it up.  Dave
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello, I was told about your podcast by my Dad. I thought I'd give it a listen, as I am interested in guns; though my current living situation isn't terribly amenable to owning and reloading guns. Imagine my shock to hear some vicious stories that he could somehow defeat his first son in a fair arm-wrestle in episode 162! I think he'll need a rematch. In my defense about not listening to the podcast regularly, I hear quite enough verbal vinegar from the old grump without tuning in weekly as well- But I quite enjoy what you guys do, including Dad; and I think it's an incredibly valuable service. Thank you. Brandon

 

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Reloading Podcast 163 - Mike left the kids alone

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about stuck stuff.

  1. Hi everyone I enjoy listening to the podcast. It's like sitting down at the gun club talking about reloading. I started listening this winter through trevor on slam fire and I shoot with him at ipsc matches. I myself have been reloading for 27 years but still like to learn new stuff.
    I do have one question. When I am loading on my 550b and like someone mentioned a primer may get stuck on the decapping pin and then get recited. How do you fix it. It really slows things down.  Once again thanks for doing the podcast and looking forward to the next one. Charlie

     

  2. So I'm on 133 moving forward and I keep hearing you say good luck saving money but I look at this in a different light, I love to shoot way more then loading. after  the recent panics and shortages I literally had to stop shooting for two years. Sure I spent a fortune so fair and I'm about to pull the trigger on a progressive press. I'm buying it and leaving it at a friends house so as I build I can test my rounds and also he likes it as he can use it. I should say I might of gotten spoiled at a indoor range using the Dillon 1050 but that's the press I'm getting when my bonus comes in a month.
    So is it cheaper hell yes it is if you can't find the ammo and what you do find is 3 times the cost it was before.
    Just my two cents
    Lee

     

  3. Thanks for a great and informative podcast. Got a question. Hornady just released data for loading the 190 gr. .41 mag FTX bullets. I had bought a box of the complete rounds and was making some practice rounds when I notices the tips looked flatter than the factory rounds. Because the data calls for a C.O.L of 1.590" I think this may be an issue on how I set up the seating die. My question is, do you have any tips or concerns on loading flex-tip bullets? I appreciate any info you can provide.  Don
     

  4. Hi guys,
    Love the show, been listening almost a year now and am a pledging listener.  I think I started with the "optimal charge weight" episode.  Even though it thoroughly confused me as a new non-rifle reloader, I liked feeling like I was learning.  Similarly when Robin Sharpless shows up on the show - I love it.  Keep up the good work.  
    I got into reloading last year and loaded thousands of 9mm on my Dillon 650.  Because I use carbide dies on my 9mm, I don't normally use case lube and boy was that a mistake when I tried 223.  The second case stuck itself in the resizing/decapping die.  After removing the decapping rod, I made a worse mistake and cut off the case head to rescue the pin retainer nut and the neck expander.  I was thinking I could punch out the case from the other end, but because it's a full length resizer, the case seems like it is almost galled in there.  Not cutting off the head would have allowed me to remove it with the drill and tap method, but I only found out after.
    Anyhow.. not sure how I'm going to rescue this pricey Redding die.
    I looked up what people were using for case lube on youtube and found this video https://youtu.be/0117UuXiSS4 basically IPA 99% and lanolin mixed 12:1.  Have any of yalls used this or know people who do?  and is that guy on the video only using a neck sizing die to make it look that easy?
    Any help is appreciated, Winfred C

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 162 - Accurate semi auto ammo

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about differences between semi auto ammo and bolt/single shot ammo.

  1. Thank you for the work you obviously put into the Reloading Podcast. I enjoy listening, and I've learned a lot. I've been reloading for a little over a year, and I'd like to hear your thoughts on maintaining presses and dies. How do you clean them? How often? What lubrication do you use? Should I have some spare parts on hand to avoid down time? I personally have RCBS single stage presses and a mixture of Lee and RCBS dies. I'm sure reloaders with progressive presses would like to hear your thoughts on maintenance, too. Thanks again for producing a relevant, useful, and entertaining podcast.

    From “Nathan from Idaho”

     

  2. From Owen:
    I enjoy listening to your podcast, but haven't ever heard any of you really talk about annealing cases during prep. Is that something that none of you do? I'd love to get your opinion on the topic.

 

  1. Hi Guys, Brewer Bill here.

Mike, in a recent episode you commented about the Frankford Arsenal Primer Tube Filler. My experience was opposite of yours, I found it to be a timesaver, and had few problems with it. I removed the "pickup" end of my Dillon primer tubes and inserted them directly into the Frankford Arsenal tool, filling the Dillon tubes directly. For me, I'm glad I purchased the tool, I find filling the Dillon tubes using the flip tray quit cumbersome.  That being said, I could see how the Frankford Arsenal tool might be problematic because it seems to be adverse to ham-fistedness, it definitely needs a bit of finessing. I get the impression the tool is either a love it or hate it accessory. Also, the general consensus is that Frankford Arsenal has some QC issues. Maybe I got a good one! At 50 bucks, it's kinda pricy too.  Even taking it slow and not forcing the tool, my experience is that it is noticeably faster than the flip tray/pickup tube method. Keep up the great work


 

  1. Mike here is a topic idea reloading precision. Ammo for a semi auto. I think that could be a good topic with all the ar15's now floating around. Matt from Geeks, Gadgets and Guns

  2. Hey guys,

I have been listening to your podcast for about a month now. I am not new to reloading. As a young lad I used lead ingots for building blocks as my dad crunched out .45's on his Rock Chucker. As I grew I was drafted to sort brass and later apprenticed on the use of the hallowed press. (I still police a range for brass before I shoot and now my kids do the same) As you can imagine these repetitive tasks do not keep the attention of a young boy for long. I soon loathed reloading. Fast forward many years and I found myself with the very same Rock Chucker on loan from the "old man". (Seems he pick up a Dillon 650). I loaded about 1000 each .223 and 9mm on that press that I so hated many years before. As life would have it I needed to move two states away and the old man said he needed that press back before I move. See how dads work???? Lol This forced me to set up a 650 of my own in a righteous temple of bullet bliss in the new shop. Now due to the ample time I have at work to soak up the sagely wisdom from you guys I have a few tricks that the old man hasn't heard of yet.

Thank you for all that you do!

Jared  

In the world of shorter barreled semi's. (All data seems to be derived from a 24" barrel) Perhaps a look at maximizing the crafting of bullets for those rifles would make a good episode? Faster powder, tighter crimp, lighter bullet...etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 161 - shotshell quickie

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Tonight the guys are talking about a couple wildcats and a quickie on shotshells.

  1. Hello guys. I love the show. Say I have I 300 ruger compact magnum that I will be reloading for and I have a few questions. If I buy a neck sizing die when I resize I will need to bump the shoulder back at the same time as well, otherwise it may not load into my ruger hawkeye correct? So then how do I do that? This is a long range hunting rig and I want to see what kind of accuracy I can get out of it. On another subject when I begin load development I have lots of bullet options to choose from. Tell me why selecting the heaviest, highest bc bullet is a bad idea, or rather where is the line drawn between losing velocity and gaining ballistic coefficient with heavier bullets. I have listened to about 75 of your podcasts in a row and have gained a lot of knowledge. Thanks so much!
    Ross

    1. Taylor KO Factor

  2. Hey guys you were trying to decide what would be a great press that would fit Daryl's budget. As far as speed goes what can I say but don't count out the single stage press, yes I'm a newer reloader but using Jim's tip of setting the powder thrower based on 10 throws instead of trying to set in every individual throw.
    I'm just using a Lyman Orange crusher press, but doing de priming with a Harvey de primer and priming with a RCBS universal primer. but easily do over 200+ rounds an hour of 9mm. And if just doing the priming and depriming separately and in bulk then I can do close to 300 rounds in an hour.  So if he is only looking to do 1000 rounds a month even a nice used single stage press will work very well for.
    thanks for all the laughs
    Jon

     

  3. Daniel found the Easter Egg, Jim has been in every branch but USMC! I guess he can straddle the fence on army navy games. Anyway, thanks for Rick R for supporting . Thanks Dan… (Jim’s “monologue about his military family goes here.)
     

  4. I started reloading .38 Specials with a Lee loader in 1973 and have gotten into it deeper and deeper over the years. The one thing that baffles me is shotshell reloading. According to the manuals every detail must followed exactly without any deviation. Could you discuss why this is on a podcast? Maybe get an expert on to lay it all out. One of the things I like about reloading is the ability to change things. Thanks.

    Russell

     

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 160 - looking back

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Tonight the guys are answering some more questions.

  1. Getting started

    1. Want to purchase reloading equipment and just can’t make the decision, have ZERO experience and have read, watched, and listened reloading now for 2 months and just don’t know if it should be Single, Progressive, Turret or Lee, RCBS, Dillon, Hornady.  My son and I shoot IDPA, USPSA and Icore 2 to 3 weekends a month and I am tired of buying the cheapest box ammo for $11 to $13 a box.
      I think I have eliminated the single due to my round count and just a small lean to the Dillon Square B and the Redding T7.  Below are my priorities and the top 3 are not negotiable the last two a little flexibility.  
      Please give me a good recommendation so I can start filling 2500 once shot brass we collected for the last 3 months.
      1.      Want the reloading experience to be enjoyable and satisfying not work.
      2.      Quality new equipment that will last for years.
      3.      Produce a 1000 rounds per month of good quality pistol ammo (9mm & .380)
      4.      Easy setup and swapping between the 2 calibers.
      5.      Total budget $600 all equipment, dies, powder and parts
      Thanks and a great podcast!   
      Daryl

    2. Taken directly from The Reloading Room: “Newbie question. I haven't made the jump to start reloading yet. I'm still in the research phase. I live near Dillon so i am very seriously considering going with a 650. My major uses will be 9mm, 38 special, and 223/556.
      I am almost caught up on the reloading podcast, on 148. ( thanks gang).
      I have heard all the advice about starting out with a single stage not a progressive. What do you think about the 650 but using the single stage conversion kit? It seems reasonable to me but i would like some input. Thanks”
      Carl


       

  2. I wanted to respond to Jim’s comment about drying my brass in the food dehydrator. Jim mentioned that someone dried his brass in a 250 degree oven, and it discolored the brass. The food dehydrator only gets to about 180 ish degrees, and I use a lower setting than that. The biggest benefit I see with the food dehydrator is the excellent airflow, combined with the very warm temperature. Also the capacity of these things is very deceiving; they hold a lot of brass. Plus if you want you can buy additional trays and stack them up as high as you want. I personally have never tried to “bake” my brass, but I have used the sweater/gym-shoe rack in my clothes dryer. It works, but far and away the best method I’ve found is the food dehydrator. I bought mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, (remember those 20% off coupons you keep getting in the mail). When I bought mine, it was at a considerable discount to the “tactical” brass dryers, and I’m convinced it's the exact same item, not to mention it was available locally. (Nesco American Harvest vs the Frankford Arsenal). Sorry, I didn’t use the Amazon Affiliate link. :-( Additionally, since the brass I’m drying is super-clean I can even use the food dehydrator for it’s intended purpose…making dehydrated food and jerky. Prepping and reloading, score!
    Back to Jim’s story about the brass discoloring, and possibly annealing the brass. My first reaction is that the brass is probably only cosmetically affected. Disclaimer: I'm a hobbyist with access to Google, not a metallurgist. I do anneal my brass. My understanding is that case brass must be held at 600 degrees for an hour or 800 degrees for just a moment to anneal. Unless the brass-baker Jim mentioned was using the “clean” mode of his oven, the brass is probably okay. On the other hand, if my brass became that weird looking I would be leery too. I tend to believe the discoloration came from some residue of the cleaning chemicals reacting to the heat. I know Jim’s story was a cautionary tale about extreme methods of brass drying. He has a valid point. Heck, in the summer I just turn out my brass on a large bakery sheet and let them get a good suntan on my deck…just watch out for the bird poop!
    Thanks for everything that you all, (all y’all), are doing for the hobby specifically, and shooting sports in general.
    BrewerBill

     

  3. From this thread and one other, it seems there is a lot of misunderstanding about what cam over is. I wonder if this is something that could be addressed in the podcast, even though it has been before. I'm pretty sure cam over is a function of the press, not the die. Am I wrong, or are we talking about different things?
    Mitchell

     

  4. From RLP Group, “Hello Jim Fleming. Where is it you put that fancy load data spreadsheet you're always bragging about?? “
    Tom

     

  5. Follow up on Kris’s email about H-108

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reloading Podcast 159 - match

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Tonight the guys are talking primers and manuals and loads.

 

  1. I want to reload some 308's using federal premium GM 210M match grade primers. Because of a shortage of these primers, I don't think I'm going to be able to get any of these. Looking for a recommendation on an alternative primer.
    From Scott

     

  2. Subsonic .223 Loads
    Message: Hey guys, I'm wondering if you have any subsonic .223 load recipes you would be willing to share. I know they exist, but I've yet to find good data to go off of. If you're hesitant to give load recipes out (don't blame you) could you at least point me in the direction to find them? Thanks for your help, I love the show!
    -Chris

     

  3. After entering the AR-15 world, I was forced into reloading brass. It was simple and easy when i was loading only for .300AAC with 147gr. bullets, but now I'm dabbling with much heavier subsonic rounds, lighter hunting rounds, and since I have the press I'm getting into 380ACP, 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, and of course every rifle caliber I own. This boils down to too many combinations of powder and bullets to safely decipher a starting point for load work up based on internet posts. I've got the dies, I've got the bullets, and quite an array of powders, but I've got enough sense to know I'm not ready to put the pieces together without printed data. Simply put, I need to get a reloading manual. Since most of my firearms are common calibers, which should have many tried and true recipes, I'm most concerned with the .300AAC. This is the "newest" caliber I have and I'd like your input on which manual has the best coverage for this particular caliber.
    Also, I happen to have 8# of H-108. Printed data for this is limited, and seems to only include large bore pistol calibers. It'd be nice to use it up in .300AAC. I'd love to hear your thoughts on doing this. I suspect it's not a great fit for the aforementioned pistols, nor is it a good fit for .223 or 30-06.
    I'm not a complete rookie at reloading, but I'm also lacking in experience as it relates to reloading brass, hence the question to you fine folks.
    Thanks for your time,
    Kris

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Reloading Podcast 158 - Methuselah

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Tonight the guys are covering lee classic loader, and a follow up to primers not falling in the catcher.

  1. Hey y'all, I am getting into reloading mainly to develop an accurate round for my 20 year old Remington 700 30-06. I absolutely appreciate the hard work and knowledge that goes into each podcast.  It is very informative and entertaining, especially when y'all pick on "the old guy" aka Methuselah... Anyway my only problem is I have no room for a bench at the moment. I have been looking at the lee classic rifle loader (hammer style) and the hand press style. I have many other semi's and guns that I may reload for but not at the moment. Any thoughts? Thanks for all the work.
                               Bradley

  2. I failed to mention in my first message that NONE of my friends or family reload... set in their ways or Ill-informed I guess... I have been hunting and shooting since I was old enough to hold a gun.  33 now and very mechanically inclined. All my brass has been shot through my gun Bradley

  3. Hornady Classic Primer Drop Solution
    Just heard the last podcast today and I wanted to talk at you through the radio, because I know the problem the caller had with his primers falling out the wrong way. My dad and I just set up his Classic Kit and I had the same problem at first. The kit comes with a hand primer and the "Positive Priming System" and it caused a little confusion. We started with the hand primer because the Positive Priming System is a little arm that goes in the ram and loads primers on the down stroke, but without the Single Stage Primer Filler, an accessory you have to buy separate, you have to put each primer in the little cup one at a time by hand and it is a pain. He probably had the same idea and just left that arm out, because you can't lower the ram all the way without it being in the way of sliding in a shell. With the arm of the Positive Priming system in, the primer you pop out runs into the arm and drops through a little hole in the ram and into the primer catch pan, if you take that arm out to make loading shells easier the primer just runs down the ramp in the ram and out the front of the press on to the floor. The manual shows how to install that arm, but doesn't say anything about the primers falling out if you don't put it in.
    Thanks for all you guys do, love the show.
    Marc

  4. Voice

    1. Enjoyed the podcast as I always do. I need some advice from Jason on a piece of equipment. Not reloading but unloading equipment, a Desert Eagle in 44 mag. I greatly respect his opinion and thinking very seriously about getting one and was wondering how he is enjoying his. Like most people limited funds and torn between a Dillon 650 reloading press and joining the progressive press crowd or getting the Desert Eagle. Life is trade offs and I am sure I can't go wrong either way I go with this decision. Thank you as always. Russ

    2. Hey guys,. Love the show. I always enjoy the friendly banter and loads of good information.. just finished listening to your Dillon interview.. great interview... I always enjoy and look forward to the next show. Thanks again guys! ????

  5. Evening,
    I have recently become hooked on your podcast. I drive about 2.5 hours a day. I don't necessarily always agree with you guys, but I have learned a bit, been entertained a lot, and hey, you are way better company than the crap radio on today. I am a competitive bullseye shooter that has loaded tens of thousands of pistol rounds, but I am also 100% new to rifle. You guys have helped me a lot in this area. Problem is, I have caught up on episodes. I am using Castbox to play your show on my android phone. It only allows me to go as far back as episode 122. Any advice as to how I could download the first 121 episodes? Any help would be great!
    Thank you,
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Reloading Podcast 157 - Powley computer and other questions

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Tonight the guys are talking about Powley computer and a rehash of basics.

 

  1. Gents, I really enjoy your podcast. I have been reloading for the past 35 years so I am not exactly the noob that I am talking about.
    Today I saw a post on Facebook where a shooter was asking the question about what they should use,acquire, seek to begin reloading. That caused me to stop and remember that at one time we were all noobs at reloading. Perhaps a show on what the REAL basics are that you need to get started would be helpful.
    My first press is was a Lee hand press that I still use today when I want to do some small batches, deprime, etc when I am just sitting around watching TV or listening to a podcast :)
    A discussion on selecting powders is also helpful.
    One area that I have not heard discussed is why one powder is better than another. I don't mean the burn rate and pressure but also taking into account the volume of the load in a case. And why maximum volume is desirable (without compressing the powder).
    Also a discussion on the correct way to measure case volume would be helpful. Even a discussion on the different brands of brass and their relative case volumes would be interesting.
    Finally any resources for calculating pressures and loads would be helpful. I am aware of the one software package out there that does all of this. But I have also heard that some reloading mills use a spreadsheet.  Powley Computer
    Keep up the good work and let the banter flow.
    Cordially,
    Lynn

  2. Been loading auto pistol ammo for a while now so I have become familiar with tapered crimping. Wanted to start reloading .38 but a lot of the plated bullets have no cannelure for a roll crimp. Are the plated bullets soft enough to have a light roll crimp or would that damaged the plate?
    I'm using Lee carbide 4 set dies.
    Thanks guys for your time making the podcast each week.  Greg

  3. Hey guys,
    Just listened to episode 154 with Gary from Dillon. Good podcast as always, even though I am more of a Hornady fan. Nothing against, Dillon. Just a preference.
    Anyway, I heard your letter of the listener with stuck primers that were getting ripped. This happened to me last week while loading 38 SPL for the Dear Wife. Definitely not the result of pressure as they were previously loaded with Lee 358-125 RF over 3.6g of Bullseye. I've NEVER had this happen before, but by the time I got 500 loaded I had to chuck around 60 cases. All Winchester nickel. Previously loaded somewhere between five and 10 times. However, these were Wolf primers. So, the only thing I can think of is a combination of excessive soot in the primer pocket (no, I do not clean primer pockets on pistol brass), cheap primers and maybe a bit of something in the metal from the Wolf primers reacting to the nickel plating. I dunno, but what I do know is I'll be reserving the Wolf primers for my 9mm for matches where I won't be recovering the brass anyway. I did a comparison a couple years ago where I compared the Wolf to CCI-500 with this bullet (powder coated) and Power Pistol with 10 shot groups. The Wolf primers ended up yielding velocities about the same as CCI-500 minus .1g. Meaning 5.1g of powder with Wolf equaled about 5.0g with CCI-500.
    At any rate, keep up the good work. And guys, when you are giving Jim a hard time remember- old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill. Trust me. :)  Jeff







 

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I just listened to the interview with Gary from Dillon Precision.   I just want to encourage anyone with issues to contact them sooner rather than later. I bought my first firearm two years ago. Now I have six guns and reload 9mm, 5.56/.223, and 12 gauge.  But regarding Dillon: I bought a super swager from them last May and just crushed case after case. Frustrated I gave up until last week. I called up Dillion and they had me measure the swaging pin. It was a large primer pin. Now why I didn't think to measure it. Geesh. Idiot move. But it was sent from the factory with the small case holding pin and the large primer swage. So for new reloaders who don't know better: CALL for any issues whatsoever.  They sent out a correct pin and I swaged all the 556 brass I had gathering in a bucket. Brass prep still sucks. But it's cheaper than therapy. Chris

 

Hi Mike and company, Brewer Bill here.
Regarding the brass cleaning segment of episode 149, I'd like to add my two cents. I use the wet cleaning method, LSD, (Lemi Shine & Dawn), with stainless steel media in a Thumler's Tumbler. After trying many ways to streamline the process, Lyman came out with a product that has revolutionized my cleaning regimen. It's called the Rotary Tumbler Stainless Steel Pin Media Sifter Set. It is a two piece nesting set into which you pour your clean brass and stainless steel pins. The upper "pan" catches the brass, and the pins fall through into the bottom pan which is made of very fine stainless steel mesh. From that point you can rinse the brass and pins to remove most of the dirty, soapy water, and further separate the brass from the pins. After I finish with this step I place the brass into a rotary separator, (filled with water), and remove the rest of the pins from the brass. The biggest benefit for me is that I only have to fill my media separator once because the brass and pins going into it are already rinsed. The water filled rotary media separator is now just being used to separate the pins from the brass, and not rinse it. I then dry the brass with a cloth and place the brass into a food dehydrator to finish the process. I now have a pile of lonely, unappreciated bowls, colanders, buckets, screens, and separators gathering dust in my basement.
I've also recently switched from the thinner stainless steel pins to the slightly larger diameter ones. The small ones can sometimes wedge two pins into the flash hole.
Keep up the great podcast.

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Reloading Podcast 156 - To turn or not to turn

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Tonight the guys are talking a little.

  1. Neck turning
    Message: I have been listening to your podcast and enjoy it and look forward to it every week. I have been reloading for about 20 years, but I recently built a AR 10 in 308, so I am now loading for it, I am not sure what kind of grouping to expect, which leads to my question, is it worth my time and money to neck turn? Benjamin M



 

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Reloading Podcast 155 - questions

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are covering more questions.

  1. Ryan voicemail

    1. Accurate Molds

  2. hey guys love the podcast and like always really good information for the newbies like me! i have been on the reloading bench for about 6 to 9 months using a combination of hornady classic single stage press, rcbs, hornady and Lee dies,  I started with 223 Rem and 5.56 mainly for varmint hunting coyotes and such, i purchased the deluxe Lee set with the collet for my 6.5 Creedmoor m10 savage! i shot factory ammo to sighting in my scope and to save the brass for reloading, i have a two part question first after i setup my sizing and decapping die i've notice after i lube the cases still hard to run the case through the sizing die, 8 can still run it but i have to put a lot of lube i'm  using the Lyman lube and lube pad for this process is this normal for brand new dies? , also the fired  primers are falling away from the press not into the catch bin how is there a way to fix this? thanks guys for all the info you all put out there and looking forward to the next podcast!!!!
    sincerely
    Felix

  3. I’ve been getting  caught up on podcasts and I just listened to #146 Bullets and Boolits
    During this podcast you were discussing not needing to lube boolits that have powder coating.
    I do not remember the number but I remember a podcast (maybe about a year ago) that Jeremy was talking about painting his cast rifle boolits. My question is can you paint or powder coat interchangeably, or is the painting just to reduce leading and does not eliminate the lube process?

    Thank you for your time and the podcast, Chris






 

Reviews:

Two reloading tips tumbling pins and double charges

To prevent double charges on a single stage, turn the shell upside down right before your charge.

I use compressed air to blow water and remaining pins out of pin tumbled hulls, it works.

 

Your show is outstanding, I listen every week.

Thanks Bud

 

Headspace

In the primer episode there was a fairly extensive discussion on getting a precise shoulder bump on rifle brass. After listening to the first interview with Robin Sharpless, I invested in a set of Redding competition dies and the competition shell holders. With the shell holders you can take all the guesswork out of adjusting the die by screwing in and out. You simply set the die for a full cam-over, measure, and select the shell holder that corresponds to the additional length you need. This has saved me a ton of time when full length sizing and is extremely repeatable.

 

Thanks for keeping up with the podcast and the providing the wealth of information on the show each week

Mike

 

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Reloading Podcast 154 - Gary from Dillon Precision

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking with Gary from Dillon Precision.

  1. company history,

  2. the different presses and year of release, and then a bit about each major piece of equipment, (presses, case prep, etc.) that is in the lineup.

  3. And maybe some of the changes that have prompted the minor name changes on a couple of the presses.  

  4. Also how many different calibers you make dies for and

  5. If you offer custom services at all.  

  6. Other Dillon products? Mini guns?

  7. Booth #

  8. Hey guys,
    I am having an issue when I try to deprime my cases where the bottom portion of the primer cup opens up like a can of beans and leaves the sides stuck in the case.  This happened a couple of times out of thousands of 9mm so I didn't take much note of it, but when depriming my wife's 38 special cowboy loads it occurred approximately 1 out of every 10.  I had never taken note of it before and was wondering if you knew what was causing this and how I may be able to avoid it in the future.

    I attached a photo for reference.   


    I am using a Hornady LNL AP progressive press with a Lee Universal Decapping Die.

    Thanks for the great show,
    Mike (New Shooter Canada)

     






 

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Reloading Podcast 153 - Powder questions from Reloading, reloaded

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are answering a couple follow up questions about powder.

  1. Hey guys!  Love the show.  Found your podcast randomly and have been burning through episodes while I reload and do case prep. I've noticed a topic with new reloaders you may want to address on an upcoming show.  The topic:  Powder measurement facts and fiction.  On numerous reloading groups on FB and other reloading forums I see new reloaders spinning their wheels because they're using a volumetric measurement device and then weighing their charges and getting conflicting and inconsistent data.  I saw a guy on a page who went to the extent of using a powder thrower then would use his beam scale to verify his charge, then would verify that charge with a reloading brand digital scale, and would then verify that scale with another digital scale.  Wow, that must take a while to load ammo!

    Some talking points I thought of:
    1. Difference between volumetric measurement and weight measurement(powder density)
    2. What applications should you use a digital scale to weigh your powder charges to .01 or .001 of a grain
    3.  What powders measure accurately in volumetric measurement devices(pistol and rifle powder)  Some powders to be wary of due to inconsistent powder throws (powder bridging)
    4. Acceptable charge variance due to volumetric measurement for different shooting applications (plinking, pistol competition, rifle competition, hunting)
    5. Powder baffles fact or fiction
    6. How often should you verify a volumetric powder measuring device to ensure it is throwing an accurate charge during a reloading session.
    7. Facts and Myths of removing static charge from powder hoppers to get consistent throws. (Dryer sheet - Electrically grounding my press).

    Thanks again for the great show you guys are doing great work!  I really enjoy the interviews with people within the reloading industry!  Any chance of getting anyone from Lee Precision on?  I heard a rumor they may be releasing a 4 station progressive press soon, may be game changer!
    Jared from the podcast facebook page.

     



 

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JT308

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Title: Entertaining and informative

Review: Love listening to you guys every week. Especially Jason, he's awesome>

 

Author: tsenne

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Title: Great Show!

Review: This is an indispensable resource for any reloader. If you aren't lucky enough to have your own mentor to help you learn the ropes this is a must have. It's an hour long lesson each week. Fun and entertaining as well

 

Author: Srskinc Steve Crawford

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Title: Great show

Review: Lots of info. Enjoy the just friends just sitting and talking reloading. Love the fact that it's lee products to Dillon, not brand specific. Thank you, give us more. Steve in Washington

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PLEDGE SUPPORTERS (Updated Jan 14)

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  • Current Pledge Supporters: Mr. Anonymoose, Mark H, John. C, Mark K, Shane D, Terry R, Trent F, Anthony B, Winfred C, Timothy A, Todd S, Mike S,

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Reloading Podcast 152 - Reloading Reloaded IV

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are wrapping up the Reloading, reloaded series up.

  1. Inspection/Quality control

  2. Storage of the Ammo






 

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PLEDGE SUPPORTERS (Updated March 1)

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Reloading Podcast 151 - Reloading reloaded III

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking about bullet seating.

  1. Bullet seating

    1. Die setup

    2. Seating depth

    3. Why crimp?







 

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hi guys, love the show......

A question..... For various reasons, due to injury, rheumatics, etc, I have reloading problem.... Any recommendations for a way to automate a 'pull' on a single/turret press....

(I know you can automate bulk/progressive presses, but I want the accuracy of single/turret with assistance on the pull..... "pie in the sky"?)

 

Tried a few, botched a few, not found an answer yet.....

 

Ramble on guys,

Victor



 

Duke1forever

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Title: Great Podcast

Review: Listen to you guys every week, always learning something new.


 

GLN305

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Title: Fantastic Podcast

Review: I must say that when I see a new episode pop up, I can't wait to listen, laugh and learn. This podcast envelopes me in that feeling of being around a group of good friends talking about something we love. I am impressed by the quality of guests as well as the hosts. Keep up the fantastic work and keep that info coming!



 

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  • Current Pledge Supporters: Mr. Anonymoose, Mark H, John. C, Mark K, Shane D, Terry R, Trent F, Anthony B, Winfred C, Timothy A, Todd S, Mike S,

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Reloading Podcast 150 - Reloading Reloaded II

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are continuing the reloading process.

  1. Finish brass prep

  2. Whats next

    1. Priming the case

      1. Different way to prime

      2. Different types of Primers

    2. Charging the case

      1. What is charging the case

      2. How do you measure the charge\

      3. What can go wrong

  3. Links

    1. Powder Mirror

    2. Sharpshooter berdan priming tool






 

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PLEDGE SUPPORTERS (Updated Mar 1)

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  • Current Pledge Supporters: Mr. Anonymoose, Mark H, John. C, Mark K, Shane D, Terry R, Trent F, Anthony B, Winfred C, Timothy A, Todd S, Mike S,

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