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    Arrow Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    With all the ample time currently available and the uncertainty of possible future events, I thought it wise to add to the "Ready? Set? GO!" 5.56 x 45 inventory. So today I reloaded 500 rnds on a Dillon 550B - it took about 3 hours (yeah, I know I'm slower than molasses at times).

    Here's the load data:

    Powder: 23.6 gns Ramshot TAC
    Primer : Rem No. 71/2 Small Rifle Bench Rest Primers
    Bullet : Sierra 77 gr HPBT w/ Cannelure
    Brass : Remington
    OAL : 2.254"
    Crimp : .248"


    Here's the cartridge data:

    Avg Velocity: 2627 fps (14.7" barrel)
    Std. Dev. : 26.7


    These were reloaded specifically for my LWRC M6IC-SPR 5.56mm rifle which can handle the higher pressure of these rounds and they are not suitable for a generic .223 rifle. Be sure to consult several reloading manuals for the correct load for YOUR rifle.

    By the way, this missus' routinely takes these rounds out for a 700 yd. "walk" with her LMT.

    If you've been working at your reloading press during this self-quarrantine, feel free to post your story.


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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    I'm working on 300 Blackout right now. 125g Hornady SST with 17.0g IMR 4227.

    Going to run out of prepped brass, so next up will be brass prep.

    At the same time, I have 9mm set up on the progressive, so will be continuing that.

    One project I need to get to is some prepped 7.5 swiss GP 11 brass and 45 ACP brass. Then I've got some 32 ACP and 7.62 NATO to do.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    I don't have time to not reload.
    Rules are written in the stone,
    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Business in high swing here. Casted 25k 125 9mm and 15k 147gr 9mm. Sold 22k 9mm 125 just today. Have to make more tomorrow.

    Keep pulling the handle guys.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    I can do some brass prep. My brother picked up the powder scale and dispenser to do some at his house. Can also do some casting.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bamboomaster View Post
    With all the ample time currently available and the uncertainty of possible future events, I thought it wise to add to the "Ready? Set? GO!" 5.56 x 45 inventory. So today I reloaded 500 rnds on a Dillon 550B - it took about 3 hours (yeah, I know I'm slower than molasses at times).

    Here's the load data:

    Powder: 23.6 gns Ramshot TAC
    Primer : Rem No. 71/2 Small Rifle Bench Rest Primers
    Bullet : Sierra 77 gr HPBT w/ Cannelure
    Brass : Remington
    OAL : 2.254"
    Crimp : .248"


    Here's the cartridge data:

    Avg Velocity: 2627 fps (14.7" barrel)
    Std. Dev. : 26.7


    These were reloaded specifically for my LWRC M6IC-SPR 5.56mm rifle which can handle the higher pressure of these rounds and they are not suitable for a generic .223 rifle. Be sure to consult several reloading manuals for the correct load for YOUR rifle.

    By the way, this missus' routinely takes these rounds out for a 700 yd. "walk" with her LMT.

    If you've been working at your reloading press during this self-quarrantine, feel free to post your story.


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    You willing to teach?
    Ill pay for the supplies and your time if i can take the ammo i roll home with me lol
    Im like 5 minutes away btw. Valley forge.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    I'll be reloading a crap ton of 9mm subs and 45 acp for the MGs. Finish loading the few hundred processed and primer 5.56 cases for the rifles.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Im really kicking my self in the ass for not getting into reloading yet. I had been putting it off and this was the year i was finally gunna get into it. Then corona.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by icp4life162005 View Post
    Im really kicking my self in the ass for not getting into reloading yet. I had been putting it off and this was the year i was finally gunna get into it. Then corona.
    If I can do it, you can too.

    Tons of videos on Youtube, start watching those. Get a reloading manual, read it. Most of the manuals have how to articles, but you will probably learn more from Youtube. Lee has probably the best directions for their dies, so start simple with something like 9mm or 45 ACP. If you don't understand something after that, ask, plenty of people will help.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by wanneroo View Post
    If I can do it, you can too.

    Tons of videos on Youtube, start watching those. Get a reloading manual, read it. Most of the manuals have how to articles, but you will probably learn more from Youtube. Lee has probably the best directions for their dies, so start simple with something like 9mm or 45 ACP. If you don't understand something after that, ask, plenty of people will help.
    Unfortunately, supplies are now as scarce as ammo, or as crazily priced.

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