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"J"

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Found out I need to tap the shell on the bench after cleaning the primer pocket and keep an eye out for debris in the primer holder. Had a small brass shaving fall in there before I placed the new primer. When setting the new primer that tiny brass shaving dented the primer. Glad it didn't go off. Got the air hose to make sure this doesn't happen again.
What’re you using to clean the primer pockets?
 

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I had to add a shelf above the bench to hold my extra dies and such this weekend. Finally getting things rounded up and organized to start running. Just need some small pistol primers and CFE pistol powder so I can start banging those out as well.
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Looks great! Your in for a lot of fun with your new hobby!
I have loaded up some of the .223 but need to hit the range and see if I want to adjust the load. If everything works then I'll lock it in and start rolling. Have to find out if the Den in Shelby has the pistol powder or if I'll have to look elsewhere for that yet. Already deprimed the pistol rounds so they are just waiting on me to get powder to run them.
 

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Awesome! If you get around Ashland stop at fin feather and fur. They always seemed to have a lot of powder in stock when we stopped in.
I was in Lodi Sunday and was going to hit there on our way home but found they were closed at 5 pm and they close by 6 on Saturday's. Maybe next time I'm up that way I'll make sure to stop in.
 
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I have loaded a few .223 rounds and will have to wait until next weekend to take them to the range and test them out. I can add some pics if you guys want to see what the finished product looks like.

Using a 62gr Vmax bullet
20.5gr IMR 3031 powder
OAL is 2.260
 
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I shoot the 58 gr Vmax out of the .243 and man I love the outcome on groundhogs, they don’t I’m sure 😂

Hopefully those Vmax wii group well for you, I’d like to see you drop a hog or a coyote with those...
Those Vmax are devastating on critters lol. Plan on cracking a ghog or 2 before it's all said and done lol. Would love to see what would happen on a yote or 2 as well.