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  • Muddydogs's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 12:27 AM
    Muddydogs replied to a thread .356-95-RF in .357 in Cast Boolits
    But your also sizing the bullet smaller in the FCD so you might as well just size the bullet down smaller to start with if your using the FCD as a fix. The Lee FCD should be sizing the loaded round down to 357 ish which could cause bullet tension...
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    02-14-2020, 12:12 AM
    The distances I shoot a dot sight at rifle canting doesn't really matter. Out to a couple hundred yards a little canting doesn't matter a whole lot unless your trying to shoot one hole groups and if you can do that with a dot sight your a way better...
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    02-10-2020, 04:16 PM
    I don't want to come across as a turd so forgive me if I do. You really need to slow down and gather some more info before you proceed. You appear to have just enough information to be dangerous thinking your just fine fueled by you dad's reloading...
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    02-10-2020, 04:08 PM
    The COL listed in reloading books only applies to the bullet and firearm used for testing the book loads. You need to work up your own COL that fits your firearm and bullet type. The new bullet is designed to be seated deeper in the case to use the...
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    02-10-2020, 02:07 PM
    Read my post #7. Your issue isn't expanding.
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    02-10-2020, 02:05 PM
    You just can't swap bullets and load the same. different bullet nose profiles are going to seat more or less into the case due to there shape. When changing components you are going to have to make die adjustments and powder charge adjustments...
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    02-10-2020, 01:59 PM
    Holly crimp Bat Man. You are applying a very heavy crimp to the bullet bearing surface instead of in the crimp groove. The crimp groove on the new bullet is the groove above where your case mouth stops. Like stated back off your powder charge, seat...
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    02-09-2020, 11:07 AM
    Mix all the bullet types you want while lubing, your the one that has to sort them out. Not sure why your lubing pills but its probably a good idea to not mix them while lubing, wouldn't want one pill transferring to another or sticking together...
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    02-07-2020, 02:34 PM
    Sounds like it would be a good idea like suggested above to lube size at .410 first then size down to .403. I don't really want to dip or pan lube these as I get enough of that mess with .50 and .54 conicals I cast. I ordered a .403 lube sizer...
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    02-07-2020, 10:31 AM
    I reload my hunting or special loads about like you do with meticulous brass prep. Some is all done on the single stage press but some like my .44 hunting loads will get sized and deprimed on the progress as its a whole lot faster to size a couple...
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    02-07-2020, 09:10 AM
    Well I cast up some .410's last night which dropped about .411 with air cooled COWW lead. About 30 minutes after casting I ran a few through the Lyman lube sizer .401 die just to see what happens. Well that much sizing sure produces a nice shinny...
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    02-06-2020, 10:58 PM
    All my Lee molds drop at size or .001 over also.
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    02-06-2020, 02:21 PM
    Muddydogs replied to a thread What the floss? in Cast Boolits
    Don't smoke the mold, its just not needed plus it doesn't sound like your having issues with bullet releasing from the mold your issue is more a temp or flow issue. Are you sure your thermometer is working correctly? Might also try and adjust the...
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    02-06-2020, 12:45 PM
    Not sure if I'm missing something or not. What megasupermagnum posted was band dimensions and I refereed to other mold makers that have a spec sheet showing what the band, lube groove and other aspects of the bullet dimensions are. Are you saying...
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    02-06-2020, 09:09 AM
    I've got a shopping cart with the die body and a few .40* body dies in it as well as a couple expanders in the .40* sizes.
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    02-05-2020, 11:35 PM
    Slugged the pistol barrel and I do believe its .401 which kind of puts a spin on things as I will need a bigger die then the .401's I have in stock but less bullet sizing over all.
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    02-05-2020, 04:38 PM
    I'm going to taper crimp. Tonight I'm going to slug the bore to make sure its .401 though I do get some leading in my .40 and would really like to shoot .402 bullets but dang a .402 lube sizer die is kind of expensive as lube sizer dies go.
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    02-05-2020, 04:34 PM
    Ya well unfortunately I'm looking for hard bullets and was planning on water dropping COWW lead. Guess we will see how it goes. Guess I should pick up a NOE .403 or .404 die and bushing.
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    02-05-2020, 01:54 PM
    Thanks for the link. While it has some interesting numbers I guess I never needed to know the distance from parts of a bullet to it's nose.
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    02-05-2020, 01:51 PM
    I'll try running them through to Lyman sizer die first, if that doesn't work then I'll try sizing them through the Lee 401 push through before lubing in the sizer. If all else fails then I will pick up a 405 push through, might just have to get me a...
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    02-05-2020, 09:32 AM
    Thanks for the numbers, to bad Lee doesn't have a data sheet with there mold specs like other makers do, or at least I don't know of one. I'm going to give it a go and see how it works.
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    02-05-2020, 09:26 AM
    You have learned the lesson on your own that I am always harping on whenever someone spouts off book OAL numbers. The book OAL number means very little since your probably not using the same rifle or test barrel they used to develop the load and...
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    02-05-2020, 12:17 AM
    I was wondering if sizing the Lee 410 195 swc bullet down to .401 diameter would be to much sizing? Looking at shooting it out of a 10mm XDm as a bear load.
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    01-28-2020, 05:06 PM
    I purchased the At-One stock for a savage rifle. Stock is a pile in my opinion, basically a 2x4 fitted for a rifle action. All the edges are square and uncomfortable in the hand, its heavy and generally just not worth the money. I've tried to sell...
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    01-26-2020, 08:49 AM
    What do you want to do with said bullet, hunt or plinking? Is the Lee mold casting to bore size which is probably around .314"? Personally if I'm just wanting a plinking load I find that 10 grains of Unique makes a great cheap shooting load. Right...
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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