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    15 minutes of reloading

    I've had a bit of a busy schedule lately and haven't been able to get much reloading done, so I am going to try something to get me motivated- 15 minutes of reloading per day.

    Today I started on a batch of 40 223 PMC cases that are going to be loaded with 62 grain Hornady BTHP bullets.

    Since these have been fired at least twice, I started off with annealing-

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    Next up was an hour of tumbling, a couple shots of my homemade spray lube, and then sized them all.

    Next up is primer and powder.
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    A week has passed and although I missed a couple days, I did finish the 40 rounds and took them to the range.

    Today I scrounged together another 10 pieces of PMC brass, annealed it, then sized and trimmed. This took me about 30 minutes this evening.
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    Your plan is a good one. I've only got about 30 minutes of patience for reloading, maybe less for case trimming, etc. So rather than slog along trimming, deburring, priming, etc in one evening, I do it in stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondsCount View Post
    A week has passed and although I missed a couple days, I did finish the 40 rounds and took them to the range.

    Today I scrounged together another 10 pieces of PMC brass, annealed it, then sized and trimmed. This took me about 30 minutes this evening.
    Please define scrounge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT125US View Post
    Please define scrounge.
    It means I dug through a big bucket of brass to find enough to make a batch of 50
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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondsCount View Post
    It means I dug through a big bucket of brass to find enough to make a batch of 50
    If you're having a hard time finding brass, I was considering putting some out in the Karma section.

    It would be mix of head stamps 223/5.56 with crimped pockets.

    Let me know via PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT125US View Post
    If you're having a hard time finding brass, I was considering putting some out in the Karma section.

    It would be mix of head stamps 223/5.56 with crimped pockets.

    Let me know via PM
    That is a great offer but I have no issues with finding brass. I'm just sorting through a bunch and starting to sort by headstamp.
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    I had to travel for a few days so tonight I made up for it. Spent an hour doing some load bench organization, tuned up the new Timney Calvin Elite, and started putting powder in the cases.
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    What kind of press are you using? I'd go crazy if it took me that long to load 50 rounds although that's what I did when I first started reloading. I'd at least invest in a turret press.

    Over the years I've gone up to Dillon presses and now load on a 650 with case and bullet feeder. I load 800 rounds an hour. I'm a competitive shooting and require that kind of speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzShooter View Post
    What kind of press are you using? I'd go crazy if it took me that long to load 50 rounds although that's what I did when I first started reloading. I'd at least invest in a turret press.

    Over the years I've gone up to Dillon presses and now load on a 650 with case and bullet feeder. I load 800 rounds an hour. I'm a competitive shooting and require that kind of speed.
    I've got the 650, and can load buckets of ammo on it, but this was match grade rifle ammo.

    This batch I sized on my Co-Ax and primed, powder, and seated on my 550. Every powder charge was weighed.

    Wind wasn't totally cooperating but I got some good 5-shot groups in
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