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    01-06-2018, 04:22 PM
    detox replied to a thread Gas Check Seating Problem in Gas Checks
    I have used cupped seating stem to seat 30 caliber, but never 22 caliber as described in topic. I have a mini lathe and will try to make a perfect fitting cupped stem for my Lee nose first sizer. One that centers the 22 caliber gas check/bullet...
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    01-03-2018, 08:58 PM
    detox replied to a thread Gas Check Seating Problem in Gas Checks
    The thicker gas checks are designed to be sized base first thru Lyman or RCBS sizers, but sometimes these machines will size bullet off center, especially when sizing softer alloys. The extra force needed when sizing base first will sometimes...
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    01-03-2018, 12:00 AM
    detox replied to a thread Gas Check Seating Problem in Gas Checks
    The thicker Gator checks will also do as you described in picture. The cure is to first crimp on (do not size) the thicker check using the Lyman or RCBS base first sizer. Next full length size nose first in the Lee. Hornadays do work better in...
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    01-02-2018, 11:49 PM
    Finer grit corn cob media will not get stuck in flash holes. I also like adding a little mineral spirits to vibratory for better case cleaning.
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    01-02-2018, 11:25 PM
    Winchester 9mm brass is thinner than most and will allow for a fatter diameter cast bullet to be chambered without resistance. Oversize cast works best in the 9mm.
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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