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    Rustyshakelford
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  • Rustyshakelford
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    [QUOTE=Red;5995]
    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    M-1's spit brass everywhere.

    This is off the topic of reloading, but on the topic of M1 brass flinging.
    When I have mine clean and greased properly it seems every case drops nearly in the same place. Usually at one o'clock and about ten feet out. When it starts to vary from there I take some cotton swabs clean up the bolt slots and lightly regrease. However, I did find early on with my M1 that it needs grease... not oil, not CLP, it likes good grease. I found my M1As like this treatment too! I use grease on the bolt rollers and everything associated with the bolt moving back and forth and light CLP on other components. Has anyone else found this to be true?

    Rick in NH
    Well, I shoot the M1 Carbine. They sling brass everywhere.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by snal View Post
    Wanna try reloading on the cheap? Complete Lee Anniversary kit for under $100 at most supply houses. (less dies). I bought one last month...haven't loaded the first shell yet though...still making my bench. Bought pistol caliber dies in carbide. My son inherited a Lymon single stage press years ago, so I"m stting that up too.
    All are fine presses. I use a Lee and an RCBS Rockchucker.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Red View Post
    Rusty,

    first thanks for sharing your knowledge. I'm starting out reloading and have been doing it successfully with my hetero life partner in .308 and .270. It's been loads of fun so far (pun, while not intended seems to fit... take it for what it is!) Anyway, I have lots and lots and lots of milsurp 7.62x51... I cleaned some up and inspected and I kind of like it... it good brass, I think it's heavier than some of the commercial ... but I broke the tip off of my primer remover (not sure of the technical term) and when reading up a little bit about it found that the milsurp stuff has crimped primers... I have a Dillon Super Swage on the way to me now. Can you give me some more info on reloading the military brass? Do I need to roll crimp the primers? is there special primers or some that work better than others? I have a lot of 5.56x45 brass now too and a lot of it is milsurp... I'm going to be relaoding that at some point as well... will the Super Swage accommodate those as well? Let me know what you think

    Thanks

    Rick in NH
    I load some milsurp stuff in 30 carbine. The suggestions I can make is decrimp those primer pockets. The pin you are talking about is called the decapping die.

    Generally the LC (Lake City) brass is heavier, and look at it close. Some may be military with the crimp, and some may be civilian without the crimp.

    I think the Super Swage was designed to remove the crimp, but if I recall, and it has been a long time since I hace seen one, they do not remove the spent primer. I just use a deburring tool to remove the crimp. Yeah, its the old school way of doing it, but it works for me.

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  • snal
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    Wanna try reloading on the cheap? Complete Lee Anniversary kit for under $100 at most supply houses. (less dies). I bought one last month...haven't loaded the first shell yet though...still making my bench. Bought pistol caliber dies in carbide. My son inherited a Lymon single stage press years ago, so I"m stting that up too.

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  • Red
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  • Red
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    Mil-surp brass reloading?

    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Does anyone have anything reloading related that I can do a pictorial how to infomercial about? I will have some free time next week and will be bored out of my skull.
    Rusty,

    first thanks for sharing your knowledge. I'm starting out reloading and have been doing it successfully with my hetero life partner in .308 and .270. It's been loads of fun so far (pun, while not intended seems to fit... take it for what it is!) Anyway, I have lots and lots and lots of milsurp 7.62x51... I cleaned some up and inspected and I kind of like it... it good brass, I think it's heavier than some of the commercial ... but I broke the tip off of my primer remover (not sure of the technical term) and when reading up a little bit about it found that the milsurp stuff has crimped primers... I have a Dillon Super Swage on the way to me now. Can you give me some more info on reloading the military brass? Do I need to roll crimp the primers? is there special primers or some that work better than others? I have a lot of 5.56x45 brass now too and a lot of it is milsurp... I'm going to be relaoding that at some point as well... will the Super Swage accommodate those as well? Let me know what you think

    Thanks

    Rick in NH

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  • Red
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  • Red
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    [QUOTE=Rustyshakelford;2679]M-1's spit brass everywhere.

    This is off the topic of reloading, but on the topic of M1 brass flinging.
    When I have mine clean and greased properly it seems every case drops nearly in the same place. Usually at one o'clock and about ten feet out. When it starts to vary from there I take some cotton swabs clean up the bolt slots and lightly regrease. However, I did find early on with my M1 that it needs grease... not oil, not CLP, it likes good grease. I found my M1As like this treatment too! I use grease on the bolt rollers and everything associated with the bolt moving back and forth and light CLP on other components. Has anyone else found this to be true?

    Rick in NH

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Good news. You do not have to buy a new reloading manual. 9mm is covered in just about every manual out there. Buy a used one online or from a book store. When you get it, let me know.
    Look for a press, scale and loading block too. Used is ok.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    Will do.....;)

    In the mean time try to find a set of 9 mm CARBIDE dies. Used is best.

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  • Big_Saw
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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Good news. You do not have to buy a new reloading manual. 9mm is covered in just about every manual out there. Buy a used one online or from a book store. When you get it, let me know.
    Will do.....;)

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  • Rustyshakelford
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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    I don't have sh*t....never was interested until I started talkin' to you, really....

    Good news. You do not have to buy a new reloading manual. 9mm is covered in just about every manual out there. Buy a used one online or from a book store. When you get it, let me know.

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  • Big_Saw
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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Do you have a press, dies, and a manual?
    I don't have sh*t....never was interested until I started talkin' to you, really....

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  • Rustyshakelford
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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    Rus...as you know I'm interested in learning how to reload for my 9mm x 19 Luger ammo...

    Where do I get the stuff I need to get set up?
    Do you have a press, dies, and a manual?

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  • Big_Saw
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  • Big_Saw
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    Rus...as you know I'm interested in learning how to reload for my 9mm x 19 Luger ammo...

    Where do I get the stuff I need to get set up?

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  • Rustyshakelford
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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    I might...and I mean might be interested in reloading for 9mm luger ammo....

    I usually just buy Winchester FMJ rounds for range practice, and it's relatively inexpensive....but....I trade off a lot of spent brass...would it be worth my while (at about 200 rnds/mnth) for me to reload?

    I'm talking expense for setup, and supplies....

    Also....what field-expedient gear, if any, is available for reloading the 9mm?
    Yes, it is worth it. Look for a Lee handy loader like this one in 9mm.

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  • Big_Saw
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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Does anyone have anything reloading related that I can do a pictorial how to infomercial about? I will have some free time next week and will be bored out of my skull.
    I might...and I mean might be interested in reloading for 9mm luger ammo....

    I usually just buy Winchester FMJ rounds for range practice, and it's relatively inexpensive....but....I trade off a lot of spent brass...would it be worth my while (at about 200 rnds/mnth) for me to reload?

    I'm talking expense for setup, and supplies....

    Also....what field-expedient gear, if any, is available for reloading the 9mm?

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