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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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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...
 

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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.
 

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Just saw this adam... glad you're reloading. The pic you posted of the bad primers caught my interest. Are you swaging primer pockets? The cases you showed in your pic were lake city brass (federal), lake city crimps their primers like a NATO round. The old crimps need to be removed. I tried using a deburring tool but didnt like the fact that I was removing brass from the pocket. I picked up an rcbs swaging die and it works great. You're welcome to borrow it if you like.
 

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Almost forgot... don't bother with a tumbler right away. I've got a layman turbo pro 1200, bring some brass over and we'll clean it up for ya.

.223 Remington
62 grain hornady FMJ boat tail
23.1 grain varget
CCI 400 primer
2.250 OAL

68 grain hornady match FMJ HP boat tail
22.6 grain gadget
CCI 400 primer
2.250 OAL
(Lethal motherfucker)