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    08-13-2017, 10:50 PM
    454PB replied to a thread Start up choices in Casting Equipment
    I started out using a dipper and a cheap pot on the kitchen stove, and then hand lubed the boolits using my fingers. Though very slow and tedious, I did some good shooting. For a newbie, I suggest Lee moulds and their Pro-4-20 to start out. If it...
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    08-07-2017, 09:47 PM
    It works just fine, that's the only way I run mine. I also have two of the older 3 hole turret presses with over a dozen different die sets already set up, so I swapped out the head on the classic turret to accept the three hole turrets. My RCBS...
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    08-01-2017, 12:19 PM
    454PB replied to a thread 9mm leading in Cast Boolits
    Try seating without the Lee FC, it may be sizing your boolits down. One way to find out if that is the problem is to pull a seated boolit and measure.
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    07-27-2017, 10:32 PM
    It's nearly impossible to tell by looking, you need to do some hardness testing. You can scratch pure lead with your thumbnail. Another easy test is to drop the ingot onto concrete. Pure lead will produce a dull thud, any ringing sound indicates a...
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    07-26-2017, 09:40 PM
    I agree, add a little antimony, wheel weight alloy is about right. I size traditionally lubed boolits to .357", but I've found that PC'd boolits shoot fine at .356" and not a hint of leading. I own four 9mm's.
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    07-25-2017, 10:54 PM
    454PB started a thread Imgur test in Testing Area
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    07-25-2017, 10:34 PM
    Saeco dies will work, the nose punches will work IF you have an adapter.
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    07-25-2017, 12:26 PM
    It's either a Saeco or a Herters. The Herters is a Saeco clone, and I have one.
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Helena, Mt.
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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