The Bench of Evil got quite a workout tonight, now that I have all the things I need to go to town.Â I reloaded 40 rounds of 6.8 Rem. SPC and loaded 50 rounds of .223.
Started off loading some .223 rounds.Â This is starting with fresh Winchester brass.Â I’m using CCI small rifle primers.Â Sierra 55gr Spitzer boat tail bullets, and 20 grains of IMR-4198 powder.Â Going is slow at first as I get used to everything.Â I spilled some of the powder all over the table, and had to do cleanup.Â Put one primer in seated backwards, and thought better of trying to decap a live primer from the business end.
I managed to do the 40 rounds of 6.8 Remington SPC a good bit faster than the .223, but that’s not counting the decapping, resizing and cleaning I did prior to tonight.Â I’m using Sierra OTM 115gr bullets, and 22 grains of the same powder.
The real reward will be firing them out of the rifle without anything blowing up.Â I’m a little disappointed it took me all night to reload probably 30 minutes worth of ammo at the range, but I figure I’ll get faster.Â My next purchase will be a reasonable electronic scale.