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    09-23-2016, 01:39 PM
    454PB replied to a thread I guess joined the club in Our Town
    I have one on my chronograph to protect the read out screen from boolit lube and errant gas checks. Sorry for your loss. Never say never, I've owned a chronograph of one sort or the other for 40 years, and have not yet shot one. However, I used...
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    09-23-2016, 01:32 PM
    Probably so when the BB's are used. I don't use BB's, I coat in a ziploc bag, then dump the coated boolits into a metal sieve to separate them from the excess powder.
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    09-22-2016, 10:03 PM
    I found that nitrile gloves work much better than tweezers.
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    09-06-2016, 10:04 PM
    9mm is very touchy......already a high pressure cartridge, then seat the boolit a little too deeply, and you have a pressure problem. The fact that one completely lost a primer would be enough to say the pressure is too high.
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    09-06-2016, 09:59 PM
    There are several things that can cause this, but one that is quite common is a nose punch that doesn't fit perfectly. It can "grab" the nose and lift it too soon, allowing lube to run under the boolit while it is still under pressure.
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    09-06-2016, 12:41 PM
    454PB replied to a thread Why??? in Coatings and Alternatives
    If you shoot 150 rounds of traditionally lubed boolits through a semiauto pistol, then compare the built up goop in the action to the same gun using powder coated boolits, you'll see the advantages. I still use traditional lubes, but find powder...
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    09-06-2016, 12:35 PM
    I make most of my sizing dies, but I also have a lot of Lyman and RCBS sizing dies. All of the RCBS dies fit the Lyman, but maybe I'm just lucky. You need to do some measuring (even an accurate caliper will work for this), look for a diameter of...
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    09-06-2016, 12:15 PM
    That "flinch" can cause all kinds of problems, and usually the shot is low or high. You can actually see what is happening by loading two or three rounds, give the cylinder a random spin, and observe where the sights go when you flinch. Flinch is...
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    09-05-2016, 01:20 PM
    Any slow burning powder that offers the highest velocities is going to cause forcing cone erosion.
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    09-03-2016, 10:27 PM
    I agree with the above, Lil'Gun is THE powder for maximum velocities in .357 magnum.
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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