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    I spend a lot of time in the reloading room now and I'd like to see what other people use for reloading. I'll start.
    I'll admit that I inherited it scondarily since 1911sr is tied up with my new niece. I have some learning to do with casting and using the shotshell reloader, but I'm actively reloading now.

    The bench down the middle allows me to slide from machine to machine.

    I saw a design on another board that I really like with steel T rails inserted into the top of the bench. The guy could actually slide his different reloaders and sizers to different positions and tighten the bolts. Pretty cool.


  • #2
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    Nice room! Mine isn't cleaned up yet (you have to carefully step and make a couple quick hops over junk to get to the bench). Once it is I'll post some pics.

    Check this out, it's a lot of fun reading:



    • #3
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      All I can say about this is that the boy needs a haircut!

      Latigo SR


      • #4
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        Sometime this weekend I'll take a picture of my "reloading room" and post it.

        You have to remember that jefferson101 is a minimalist. We do everything with nothing.

        Y'all just hide and watch. I'll show you how it's done.

        Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.


        • #5
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          I keep everything safe, only one powder, only one bullet, on the bench, but I keep everything "handy" so it never really looks neat or clean.

          But I do build some good ammo!
          [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]The Washington Government can take their “Global Empire” and shove it up their “Pelosi”![/FONT]


          • #6
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            Hmm. The pictures of our reloading room disappeared.

            My Brother with his Officer's Issue k31

            Latigo's zfk55 Swiss Sniper

            [B]1911sr[/B] :)

            Swiss Rifles and Paul Reed Smith Bass Guitars.... The Best of the Best.


            • #7
              Re: Your Reloading Room

              With hBN, heat is good but not entirely necessary. We use heat in the form of a Halogen body shop lamp. Placement of the lamp is critical for the well-being of your tumbler. Too close and you'll soften the plastic. Vibrate them for 3 hours. Remove them with a slotted spoon and tumble them in a Terry towel a few times. They'll come out perfect. This horizontal impact coating with steel BBs in a vibrator with no media makes them hit hard and fast, and that's the secret to perfect coating. Even small tipped bullets come out perfectly with no damage to the plastic tips at all.

              This original system we developed works well too. The advantage is that you can add media in the tumbler/vibrator and clean cases while impact coating your projectiles. We still do this once in a while, so we often have both methods going at the same time.

              This is the original patent if you're inclined to read it all. Sometimes its not easy to find the pertinent parts in all of this dry reading, but its all there. We've made a study of it, and we're very successful doing it.
              (Another Email excerpt)
              If not, be safe and use the Wipe Out with a nylon bristle brush, working up a heavy foam and let stand for a few hours.
              Dry clean completley with patches or clean swabs.
              Take a new .30 caliber cotton swab, or take your old ones and run them through the laundry or dishwasher. Dry completely.
              Short switch back to square one:
              You'll get your hBN in a container with a plastic, tape seal around the outside. Open it with extreme care and only long enough to fill a small, sealable pill bottle 1/3rd full. Re-seal the container immediately. Re-apply the exterior tape seal fully and tightly. Store at room temps in a secure place. Spill that container in a room in the house and your wife will be using a bat on you for weeks to come.
              (No, I didn't, and my wife uses Darning Eggs instead of bats)
              Screw the swab to the end of a cleaning rod just long enough to run the bore, open the hBN/Alcohol slurry pill bottle, roll the swab in the hBN/Alcohol slurry, (close the hBN bottle immediately) insert into the bore from the breech end if possible. If your rifle won't acommodate that, run it carefully from the muzzle end. Go all the way through and then work it gently back and forth while slowly withdrawing the swab.
              The first impact coated projectile fired through the bore will do the ceramic coating for you, and that's it. You've done it. From that point on fire only impact coated projectiles through that rifle. Cleaning is done with dry patches, no chemicals at all.
              For the chamber/throat area, use the right sized swab to fit into each and use Montana Extreme or a like carbon remover. Don't run any cleaning solvents down the bore.
              If you feel the need to do that once in a while, cool...... but make sure you use the clean swab and do the hBN/Alcohol slurry process again. It only takes a few minutes. I unscrew the swab and keep it inside the slurry pill bottle so that it remains uncontaiminated.
              To understand how it works, save me a bunch of typing and read the patent.
              So how often do you clean an impact coated bore? 50 rounds? 100? 200? 300? 1,000? I don't know yet. No cleaning required so far, and if the patent is correct it will be a long time to come.
              The Hawkeye Borescope always tells the glaring truth about your bore. After each shooting session I pass one dry patch down the bore, just once. So far in any and all of the bores thus treated.......... no necessity to clean at all. The most amazing has been the little .22 rifles.
              [B]1911sr[/B] :)

              Swiss Rifles and Paul Reed Smith Bass Guitars.... The Best of the Best.