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  • DonMountain's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    How many of you seat your bullets first and then crimp as a separate operation? Is it worth doing this with lead projectiles in 9mm Luger calibers?
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    01-21-2019, 12:31 PM
    I appreciate all the help here and the recommendations. After measuring the Cartridge Overall Length after seating this bullet to the maximum length that will chamber using the "plunk test" I came up with an OAL of 1.072". And this is in the...
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    01-20-2019, 11:17 PM
    No/yes. Of course if I push it far enough into the case it will fit. What I am trying to determine is how far to seat it and get the pressures/loads to work correctly. Thats why I use a reloading manual. I am supposed to get the pressures they...
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    01-20-2019, 09:35 PM
    Does the LEE reloading manual give Cartridge Overall Lengths for their bullet molds? I am looking for their book Cartridge Overall Length for their LEE 356-125-2R mold loaded in a 9mm Luger case. If somebody has one of the LEE manuals I would...
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    01-19-2019, 08:29 PM
    Most of my reloading manuals don't seem to have Cartridge Overall Length dimensions for these loads. But in looking through my Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook #4, I have discovered that 1.07" for cast bullets is long. Their listing for the Lyman round...
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    01-19-2019, 05:22 PM
    I am sizing the bullets to 0.357" in an RCBS LAM-II with the 0.357" RCBS sizing die, lubing with White Label Lube co.'s Xlox 2500 plus Premium Cast Bullet Lube for Rifle & Pistol. The gun is a semi-auto Model 213 9x19mm by Norinco (a Chinese copy...
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    01-18-2019, 04:24 PM
    I purchased a LEE 356-125-2R mold and cast up several hundred bullets. I selected this mold because it was roughly the same shape as the 115 grain round nose jacketed Winchester rounds I have been shooting with much success. Not having reloading...
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    01-15-2019, 09:37 PM
    Wow! $39.99 for 20? I don't think so.
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    01-14-2019, 11:32 PM
    And where do you get kerosene? When I was a kid my father had a Farmall M tractor that he bought during WW-II that ran on kerosene, and we had a barrel full of it in the yard. But I don't think the gasoline/diesel supplier carries it anymore?
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    01-14-2019, 10:28 PM
    After many years of purchasing reloading die sets, and just taking them out of the box and using them, I read the included instruction manual and it says to clean the dies before use. Does everybody else do that? And how often do you clean your...
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    01-13-2019, 02:54 PM
    What issue of Handloader is that article in? I have several years of handloader back before about 1999, but decided that they were heading in a direction that I wasn't interested in (high-pressure magnum rifle and pistol rounds with jacketed...
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    01-12-2019, 04:34 PM
    I am shooting these out of a Ruger Redhawk with a 7.5" barrel and I do have a bunch of really old W231 to shoot up also. I have been using it for 9mm Luger and 380 ACP, but those don't use it up very fast. My brother gave me a bunch of these...
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    01-11-2019, 12:23 PM
    I appreciate all the suggestions on these light for 44 Mag loads. I have about 40 or 50 bullets of each size to try, so it will be just for some target shooting. And lucky for me, I have most all of the powders suggested. Maybe I will start with...
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    01-10-2019, 03:41 PM
    I have six different batches of sample cast projectiles ranging in weight from 228 to 310 grains and would like to put together some low to mid-level loads for these. Some of them are gas checked and the rest are plain based, including the 228...
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    01-06-2019, 10:30 PM
    Red axle grease for the ram and sliding parts and a drop of 10-30W tractor engine oil on the pins.
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    12-30-2018, 08:21 PM
    Good story! I have had a similar situation years ago and never thought of this solution, since I generally hunt with one of those old military rifles!
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    12-28-2018, 05:42 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Hunting bag in Hunting with CB's
    Well, my wife (she is a Yank) drinks coffee in the morning and thinks I need a cup in the tree stand on those cold winter mornings. But come the middle of the afternoon I have these terrific withdrawal feelings unless I have my tea and crumpet.
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    12-26-2018, 09:38 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Hunting bag in Hunting with CB's
    For deer hunting, while wearing my tweed jacket, camel hair hat and a tie, I prefer a two quart Thermos of coffee as opposed to the tea now-a-days, plus some crumpets and a couple of extra cartridges for my 303 British.
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    12-26-2018, 08:10 PM
    I started out deer hunting many years ago with a pair of Swedish Mausers in 6.5x55 shooting 129 grain Hornady jacketed bullets over a load of IMR-4350. It is a relatively flat shooting cartridge with minimal recoil, especially in the 29" barrel...
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    12-24-2018, 06:47 PM
    How well does it work compared to some of the normal LEE, RCBS, Pacific, etc. presses sold now?
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check