What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby ET-Ret » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:55 pm

You do very fine job. What do you think of star-line brass.?

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Postby Beiruty » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:04 pm

ET-Ret wrote:You do very fine job. What do you think of star-line brass.?

I do not use it. Those all are outdoor range pick up brass. Now, I am SS Wet cleaning the 40SW cases
For rifle, I am using Hornady Cases.
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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby strogg » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:15 pm

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Nothing like making good use of a new-to-me label printer. This is the same sort of label used for shipping, so it's very fade, chemical, and heat resistant. Best part is that I don't need to worry about my poor penmanship. All I need to do is scan the barcode on my phone, and I have all the load data I need for that particular box of ammo. I just relabeled all of the boxes of loaded ammo I have. So much cleaner.

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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby sjfcontrol » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:18 pm

strogg wrote:
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Nothing like making good use of a new-to-me label printer. This is the same sort of label used for shipping, so it's very fade, chemical, and heat resistant. Best part is that I don't need to worry about my poor penmanship. All I need to do is scan the barcode on my phone, and I have all the load data I need for that particular box of ammo. I just relabeled all of the boxes of loaded ammo I have. So much cleaner.

Got a link to that?
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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby strogg » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:40 pm

sjfcontrol wrote:Got a link to that?


These aren't exactly cheap new, apparently. https://www.zebra.com/us/en/support-dow ... c420t.html. You'll still need ribbon and labels on top of that. There is a cheaper version that is a direct thermal printer (no ribbon), but those use the same method to print as those receipt machines at a retail store, so they will easily fade over time. The thermal transfer is what you're looking for.

I got mine from a business that was getting rid of them for a very reasonable price. It came with half a roll of 4 inch ribbon and 4x3 labels. I decided rather than buying new labels, I just use the ones that came with it, then cut them in quarters. Basically 4 labels per sheet. I used a free program from the Zebra website to design the labels. Although you can use any program you want, really. Even MS Word. But to create the barcodes it's best to use a program specifically for label printers.

EDIT: Amazon sells the printer for $300 new. Link to it doesn't work, though.


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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby sjfcontrol » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:25 pm



I’ve got one. They’re thermal printers and the labels fade over time. His printer uses a ribbon and presumably doesn’t fade. But the cost is prohibitive for me. Oh well...
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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby Pawpaw » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:51 pm

The best label printers are Brother P-touch.

The labels will never fade and will stay put. They are laminated when they come out of the printer and will stay where you put them. I worked in telecommunications for 20 years and they were the only label most companies would allow.

If you get one of the printers that have a USB interface and use the widest label tape, you can use your PC to format your labels any way you wish.
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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby sjfcontrol » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:59 pm

Pawpaw wrote:The best label printers are Brother P-touch.

The labels will never fade and will stay put. They are laminated when they come out of the printer and will stay where you put them. I worked in telecommunications for 20 years and they were the only label most companies would allow.

If you get one of the printers that have a USB interface and use the widest label tape, you can use your PC to format your labels any way you wish.


Good point! I have one of those, too —but have never tried to hook it to a computer. I’ll have to see if I can find the cable. Unfortunately I think it’s old enough it is probably a serial i/f.
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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby Beiruty » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:10 pm

I just primered 100 cases of 40s. Soon, will be loaded on Turret Press.
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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby strogg » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:34 pm

sjfcontrol wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:The best label printers are Brother P-touch.

The labels will never fade and will stay put. They are laminated when they come out of the printer and will stay where you put them. I worked in telecommunications for 20 years and they were the only label most companies would allow.

If you get one of the printers that have a USB interface and use the widest label tape, you can use your PC to format your labels any way you wish.


Good point! I have one of those, too —but have never tried to hook it to a computer. I’ll have to see if I can find the cable. Unfortunately I think it’s old enough it is probably a serial i/f.


Excellent idea, Pawpaw. With a 1" label, you can squeeze in a quite a bit of info. And supposedly the Brother software will allow you to print barcodes too, including PDF417 (what I use). If I didn't need my label printer for other things like printing shipping labels, I think I would have gone for the P-touch bigger instead. I have a smaller one (half inch) for labeling around the house, and they are top notch. Shoulda sprung for the bigger one. Oh well.


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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby Deitz83 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:02 pm

Club president gave me 4000 rounds of 40 S & W nickle and another club member gave me 1500 rounds of brass. I cleaned, deprimmed and loaded 500 rounds.


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Re: What Did You Do In The Reloading Room This Week?

Postby mr surveyor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:53 pm

I've been on a mission the last few weeks working with cast/gas checked bullets (both rifle powders and pistol powders) for my old Marlin 336 30-30. I still love the straight wall revolver/carbine loading (considerably less love for the bottom feeders), but have gotten intrigued by the cast 30-30 loads.

Loading them is still almost as fun as shooting them, even when the stats tickle you after going through the chrony or when making small groups on the target.

I wish I hadn't waited until near retirement age to start re-loading.


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