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    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    Thanks everyone for you replies. Just to clarify, I always bullet seat and crimp in two separate operations. Next time I crimp I crimp I’ll figure out how many thou to leave between the case mouth and the edge of the crimp groove so the case...
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    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Example: I am crimping my Lyman 452664 cast RNFP bevel base bullet. This bullet has a classic deep groove and a 45 degree slope down out to the bullet side. Where should the case mouth be in relation to the crimp groove to start the crimp? I...
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    03-28-2020, 11:15 AM
    Currently I only cast 45 Colt pistol bullets but these bullets get shot through both rifle and pistol barrels. I weigh every bullet and place it on a like labeled post-it Note. After all the bullets are weighed they are packed in 50 count lots. ...
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    03-25-2020, 03:40 PM
    The LEE .358" 148 gr double ended wad cutter (DEWC) has 3 lube grooves. If you estimate 1 gr of lube per bullet you will be close. If you have the bullets try smearing margarine into the lube grooves of one bullet and weigh that bullet before and...
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    03-21-2020, 07:45 PM
    Be sure to use a single burner electric hot plate to preheat your mold. Get your melt at least to 750*F I hope your using a thermometer. Be sure the sprue cutter is actually a bit sharp and smooth on the bottom. Put some 600 grit aluminum oxide...
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    03-20-2020, 08:50 PM
    Maybe anneal them so they won’t split.
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    03-18-2020, 10:41 AM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread Lubesizer heaters in Boolit Lube !
    I switched from the Lyman lube heater to the the new RCBS thermostatically controllable heater. The Lyman worked ok after I fixed a cold soldered joint the factory did on the tiny leads coming out of the cartridge heater. Always having to turn...
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    03-15-2020, 01:07 PM
    I you were sighted in for 300 yds would your vernier sight have any more available upward adjustment room? If your can find printed trajectory tables for your load you could estimate hold over. If your are consistent your on paper grouping could...
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    03-15-2020, 10:39 AM
    Sounds like the bullet the OP used was a designed for muzzle loaders. Maybe it has 2 deep scraping groove on the side of the bullet over the deep hollow base. That type of bullet design is known to blow the solid head off the skirt leaving the...
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    03-15-2020, 09:45 AM
    I would think the lead canisters were melted to make projectiles balls or bullets. I doubt 8# of lead got tossed to the side of the trail when ever a powder canister was empty.
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    03-14-2020, 05:46 PM
    The crimping process performed on the 45 ACP cartridge, a cartridge that is designed to be head spaced off the cases mouth. Some small thickness on the side of the case at mouth is required to be left standing above the side of the bullet in order...
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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