Well, Thursday I’m going in for surgery and will be on shall we say, light duty for the next 6-8 weeks. So because I’m now on ammo, I decided I’m going to spend some time filling the ammo vault back up.
Yesterday I picked up 20 pounds of .223 brass, that comes out to 1400-1500 rounds.
I also picked up some primers, 1000 each of small rifle and small pistol.
I ordered a mold to cast my own 124gr flat point 9mm, it should be here this week. Also ordered a Lee perfect powder measurer to use with the .223. The 9mm isn’t an issue as I have a Lee 1000 progression press that measures the charge.
So far I have cleaned, sized, and deprimed all the .223 brass. Today I picked up a primer pocket ream and started to clean up the pockets. Screw the hand stuff, I put it in a cordless drill. Once those are done I’ll be putting the primers in. I learned right away, .223 doesn’t like to deprime real clean. Had 2 primers pop on me. Nope, not liking that.
Once the .223 is done, I’m moving on to 9mm. The Redding T7 turret press is working great now that I’m finding the rhythm. After the 9mm is done, I have a bunch of the larger stuff to do, .44 mag, 500 mag, .50ae, and Beuwulf. Yep, I will soon have a full, happy ammo vault, and a pair of tired presses, and much less powder on hand.