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Old November 28th, 2021, 12:10 AM #2671
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Spent some quality time loading up ~150x 223 and 75x 308, both of which were intended to be blaster grade. The 308 was particularly a pain because I'm trying to use up my IMR 4064, which is not a powder that meters particularly well out of a powder measure... this forced me into a combination of using a CM Lite and manually weighing charges out of a powder measure to verify them. The only consolation is that at 46gr per charge, we're only talking about half a case of ammo to burn through my entire supply (which is also to say, 308 is kinda expensive right now! That's like 20c of powder below a 20c bullet in a 20c case with a 10c primer.).

The 223 wasn't great, either, it was my attempt to use up some primed cases I had from the bad old days when I was using my Lee turret to load all of it. This meant hand-inserting them into the proper position on the Evo, past the priming station.
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Loaded up about 200 rounds of 9mm as my stash of reloaded plinking rounds has dwindled quite far. Also sized and decapped about 400 pieces of 3006. Going to trim and swag them as needed some time this week probably. Waiting on my casting equipment to show up to cast some pills for 38 S&W. Then will load those.


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Did another hundred or so 308 last night. Almost through that iMR 4064! Will probably do the next batch with the cheap 147gr projos I got from Xtreme.
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Did another hundred or so 308 last night. Almost through that iMR 4064! Will probably do the next batch with the cheap 147gr projos I got from Xtreme.

Why are you trying to go through all your 4064?


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Why are you trying to go through all your 4064?
Meters like garbage and I am moving my 308 production to a progressive in the next year or so. Probably will just use TAC like I do with 223.
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Meters like garbage and I am moving my 308 production to a progressive in the next year or so. Probably will just use TAC like I do with 223.

Why not trade it for TAC?


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Why not trade it for TAC?
Because that's a lot more work than just loading it up into some blaster ammo and calling it a day.

Besides, if I'm pulling the handle on the RCBS Uniflow at a slow, even rate, the drop is between 45.7 and 46.1, and that's good enough for government work.
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Loaded about 100 44mag rounds with a good and solid charge.
Currently out of bullets but got another batch of 240gr Fioccis on order.
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Did another hundred or so 308 last night. Almost through that iMR 4064! Will probably do the next batch with the cheap 147gr projos I got from Xtreme.
Man I'd be keeping the 4064, yeah it don't meter to well on a progressive
Use 846 for the 08 plinking / throw lead & copper downrange. 748 for the
other. just .01 thought.

844 / 842 for the 5.56...

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minimal setup now.

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Unfortunately, given MD powder storage laws, just keeping it is not a great option. My goal is to minimize the number of different powders I've got lying around, even though it's fairly hard to avoid at least 3-4...
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