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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    Sears have some nice benches that are on casters to roll away when not in use, and have draws to store all your gear???
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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    Welcome to the world of reloading. Nice start equipment wise. Now you need to visit www.loaddata.com and www.reloadbench.com to "bone up" on procedures. A warning....always start 10% low and work your loads up. NEVER go reduced OR over max loads listed. Different barrels may like different loads. If its just for plinking no matter, find a clean burning, easy metering powder in that case and load up!!! It's fun to shoot a small group with your own fixin's. :2cents:
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    Individual guns can be rather interesting (sometimes frustrating) to deal with. They are individuals and you'll see some strange things from them on occasion.

    I used to have a Steyr PII rifle. It absolutely refused to shoot any better than about 1.5" at 100yds with any bullet from about 147 to 168gr weight. Just simply would not shoot. With 180s, though, it was a half-minute gun. With 125s it was easily a 3/4 minute gun. Anything else was well over minute of angle. Just the way that particular gun was.

    Pistols don't seem nearly as particular, but I've got a couple that shoot extremely well with one or two loads and only fair to middlin' with anything else. Others (P7s) seem to shoot about the same no matter what you feed them.

    Experimental reloading can be fun, but kinda hazardous as well. I nearly blew up a P7 when some heavy Steyr GB loads got fed to it unintentionally. 115gr JHPs at around 1600fps aren't meant for P7s (the GB has/had a fully supported chamber). P7s don't have the greatest case head support. One look at the fired brass showed a heavy bulge in front of the case head. Not good. Buy a bullet puller. You WILL need it. Situations like this will arise as you learn.

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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    Thanks guys, I did take a very brief look at some mobile benches at Sears, but couldn't really tell if they had a top surface that would adequate for my needs... I figure I'll have to take a look at how my specific press interfaces to a bench before really doing any real bench shopping. I want something small and mobile for now, since I intend to move within the next year.

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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    NY, sounds like you got a great jump on things with that list. I started new a few months ago and am using a Lee 4 Turret press. Does the job and have cranked out 500 .223 rounds and 1000 .45s so far. Not progressive, but pretty fast and not as many glitches as some of the progressives.

    I used a design idea from an engineer friend for the bench. Not exactly what you'd call mobile as it is bolted to the wall, but I could reverse the lags and move it fairly fast if I had to move. Rock steady and very convenient to use with eveything close at hand. Takes up less area in my gun room, but gives me plenty of storage space with multiple shelves.

    Good luck! Keep us informed and post a pic or two when you get set up. 8)

    Here are a couple pics of my wall mounted bench.

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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    BM,

    Nice setup, sounds like you've done a lot with your setup since you got it all together, and I love all the storage space you have created.
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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Arms View Post
    BM,

    Nice setup, sounds like you've done a lot with your setup since you got it all together, and I love all the storage space you have created.
    Thanks for the kind words Roy. It serves the purpose very well so far. Now, if I could just afford a couple K worth of components. :dontknow:
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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    Let me know if I can help!
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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    This is my reloading setup.


    Presses and below, brass bins


    Go load your own, you'll save a bunch and while it is expensive to start the end result is well worth it.

    It is cheaper and you can tailor ammo for particular rifles. I've been messing with a friend's 30-06 and have taken it down to a 0.6" group.

    I use a Dillon 650 with small primer setup for .223/5.56, 9mm and .40S&W with a second 650 with large primer for .45 ACP, .308/7.62 and 30-06. Separately I use a Forrester Co-Ax single stage press for .338 Lapua and .303 British. It all paid for itself within the year....but I do load a lot..
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    Re: BlackHills Blue Box 55 grain Remanufactured . 223

    Before I got into reloading, I looked at all the 'money I would save'. My mentor at the time, an expatriated Rhodesian, explained that my logic was false.

    If you've got 40 federal reserve notes per week you trade for ammo, you'll STILL trade those 40 FRNs per week on ammo. The difference is that you get much more and better ammo for your 40 FRNs.

    That wound up being 100% true - if you're thinking you'll take X number of federal reserve notes out of savings, sink it in reloading equipment, and then put that same X number of FRNs back in over time - fageddabouddit. Ain't gonna happen. But you'll shoot a WHOLE BUNCH more ;D

    And Mickey - something just looks WRONG about those Dillons. It took me a bit to figure it out - but I did. They look...... clean. Yeah, I saved enough my first year to pay off the press too.
    Do you really think we want laws to be observed? We want them broken. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be crimes that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants law-abiding citizens? Pass the kind of laws that can’t be observed, enforced, or objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers.

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