Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

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Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#1 Post by JimT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:56 am

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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#2 Post by .45colt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 am

Let's see...30-30's are pretty cheap to buy new around $15.00, so since there is only 3/4 of a box there I'll give You that much shipped. Looks Great to Me. :D :D :D . Have a Great Day Jim.

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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#3 Post by JimT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:14 am

.45colt wrote:
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Let's see...30-30's are pretty cheap to buy new around $15.00, so since there is only 3/4 of a box there I'll give You that much shipped. Looks Great to Me. :D :D :D . Have a Great Day Jim.
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#4 Post by earlmck » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:00 pm

Fine lookin' partial box of shells Jim. Just exactly that sort of loading (4 to 5 hundred thutty thuttys at a time) tipped me over into getting the Hornady progressive a few years ago. Have not regretted that purchase, though I'll only go through the pain of the set-up when I am going to do multiple hundreds of the same thing.

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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#5 Post by JimT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 pm

I do all my loading on an old Rock Chucker RCBS ... have used it for 40 years or so and am getting used to it. I size, deprime, and then prime all the brass. I keep bins full of various calibers ... ready to load. When I start loading all I have to do is add the powder and seat and crimp the bullet. I ain't in any hurry. Getting too old to be in hurry so I don't mind using the old single stage press. Heck, sometimes I load them with my Lyman 310 Tool! That makes the press feel fast. :D

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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:09 pm

That's got to be a good feeling, Jim. Hard to beat a Rockchucker. The only press I ever had that came close in solid feel was a Redding T-7 turret press.

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#7 Post by wm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:21 pm

Its strange to think that for some guys that is a lifetime supply of ammo. For others its a month or two.

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#8 Post by claybob86 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:15 pm

Rock Chucker is the only reloading press I've ever used. Fine for reloading, but it won't chuck rocks.
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#9 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:43 pm

I had always wanted a rock chucker then I got a Dillon 550. Itll do everything. I do have an RCBS "O" press, forget the name. It gets the nod for exact precision/ load development. Not to mention military brass. For blasting ammo it's all Dillon.

I have a 20mm can I use for shotgun ammo, when it's full I know I have enough for a bunker match!

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#10 Post by Sixgun » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm

wm wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Its strange to think that for some guys that is a lifetime supply of ammo. For others its a month or two.
That would get me started and the barrel warmed up on a Sunday afternoon at the gun club. Still, nice pile Jimbo!----6
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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#11 Post by wm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:37 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:43 pm
I do have an RCBS "O" press, forget the name.


RCBS jr? I have 4 of those in the basement. I had quite the little streak of finding them at flea markets and yard sales for $5. I just could not not buy them.


I got two sons, several nephews, ...... future house warming gifts i guess.


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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#12 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:51 pm

I dont think it's the Jr press...

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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#13 Post by JimT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:54 pm

Have not used a smaller press .. not sure what the name would be.

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#14 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:20 pm

Me neither, gotta be at least 30 years old.

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#15 Post by wm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 pm

Partner maybe?

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#16 Post by EdinCT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 pm

Jim, when I was 15 I asked for several Lee loaders in the calibers we had on the home place. I had been loading 30 WCF with one for a year. Christmas Day after the presents under the tree were opened my Father brought out a box with a Rockchucker and dies for every centerfire we owned. Over 45 years now it has served well. Dad said no more hammering on primers in his house lol.
Looks like a relaxing afternoon for you.
I saw a fellow at work advertising a Dillion 550 with two sets of dies for 100 bucks and called him right up he told me I had missed it but if the first guy backed out I would have it. They didn't and I said ok Lord, you knew I didn't need it!

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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#17 Post by JimT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:01 pm

EdinCT wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Jim, when I was 15 I asked for several Lee loaders in the calibers we had on the home place. I had been loading 30 WCF with one for a year. Christmas Day after the presents under the tree were opened my Father brought out a box with a Rockchucker and dies for every centerfire we owned. Over 45 years now it has served well. Dad said no more hammering on primers in his house lol.
Looks like a relaxing afternoon for you.
I saw a fellow at work advertising a Dillion 550 with two sets of dies for 100 bucks and called him right up he told me I had missed it but if the first guy backed out I would have it. They didn't and I said ok Lord, you knew I didn't need it!
As far as I am concerned you can't go wrong with a Rock Chucker .. no matter what else you have. I still have a Lee Loader or two. I remember trying to primer 30 Carbine with one many years ago ... and setting off the primer cuz I did not know about the military crimped primers. I think that's what started the continuous ringing in my ears. :D

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#18 Post by piller » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:39 am

Looks like a worthwhile and productive day to me. There are worse ways to spend time. The TV comes to mind.
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#19 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:41 am

wm wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Partner maybe?
That sounds familiar

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#20 Post by jnyork » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:15 am

Looks like a great start. :D
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#21 Post by Griff » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm

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Okay... that's an excellent start! Note to self: get another .30 cal can and fill with 30WCF... :wink:
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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#22 Post by earlmck » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:42 pm

JimT wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 pm
I do all my loading on an old Rock Chucker RCBS ... have used it for 40 years or so and am getting used to it. I size, deprime, and then prime all the brass. I keep bins full of various calibers ... ready to load.
I actually do about the same with the rifle calibers. For those calibers I have enough brass to make it worthwhile the Hornady does the size/deprime, prime, bell job (I seldom shoot jacketed bullets) and then they go into a bin. Then when ready to finish I'll add the powder and seat bullets on the old RCBS A2 press. Used that one for 53 years and am pretty much used to it.

The weak point of my progressive is powder charging -- more variance than I am comfortable with for rifles. Not too bad with the pistol-size measure and plenty good enough for me now that I am no longer much of a shot with a pistol. I used to think the weak point of the progressive for rifles was the case lubing. Then good folks here aimed me at Hornady one-shot lube and man does take the nuisance factor out of case lubing!
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#23 Post by M. M. Wright » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:07 pm

I still work up primed brass ready for powder and bullet on one of my Herters presses unless it's for pistol cal that we shoot a bunch of. Then it's the Dillon 550. The Dillon powder measure is very accurate Earl. Almost equal to the old Herters. I actually have 2 Herters presses but 1 stays set up with a shell holder for 45-70 and 45-90. Short range requires walking outside while 100 yards is 200 yards away and 350 yards is a quarter mile.
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Re: Yesterday I loaded 3/4 of a box of 30-30's

#24 Post by Grizz » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:59 pm

claybob86 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Rock Chucker is the only reloading press I've ever used. Fine for reloading, but it won't chuck rocks.
true dat. but it WILL reload em . . . :)

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