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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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    Last edited by bamboomaster; March 20th, 2020 at 06:33 PM.
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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

    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiRon View Post
    Casted 25k 125 9mm and 15k 147gr 9mm.
    Well, aren't *you* just a little overachiever today.






    Keep up the good work, brother.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Finally got primers, powder, and bullets ordered. I know I'm way late, but at least they are ordered.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt.K View Post
    Well, aren't *you* just a little overachiever today.






    Keep up the good work, brother.
    Thanks but underachieved. One machine went down and I lost 10k production for the day. But back to work today and tomorrow full swing.

    Should have pictures of a new Duracoat job sometime this week also. If I catch up on bullets.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiRon View Post
    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.
    That's good to now. Just put in an order for .45 ACP from ya. Next time I'm in town, (Dad lives in Coraopolis) I'll have to check out your place of Business and we can talk Dan Wesson.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Coronavirus Reloading Thread

    Yep. Got it. Thanks. Will be making more 45's next week. Already burned 1000lbs of lead this week. 2000lbs more due on Thursday. Today was paint job day.
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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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