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    10-16-2017, 08:39 PM
    My guess is quality of the brass itself. If not that, could you by mistake had used a Makarov expander die?The only really weird reason might be the pistol's blow back action moving the slide back too soon due to a too weak spring--like the spring...
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    10-13-2017, 09:33 PM
    You are correct about the set screw and shell holder. The Spartan is a well regarded press. I bought mine in 1970, and it still serves me well. It's C design and simple(not compound)linkage is not suited to bullet swaging or case forming but will...
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    10-11-2017, 08:06 PM
    I've worked in juvenile and adult corrections. I've seen the devil or his representative. Once I looked into a man's face, and he stared at me with the eyes of a goat. He was not the only one.
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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