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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    According to the Wolff gunsprings site, the factory spring is 23lb. Oddly enough, they don't sell a factory standard spring for that gun. Lots of others both heavier and lighter.
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    I went back to that LGS today and looked at the 10mm XD pistols they had. They had both the 4.5 inch and the 5.25 inch in the case. Anybody near Davenport Iowa that wants one, they are available.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Don't worry about it. The case opens up during firing and allows the boolit to pass no problem. The case just springs back after the pressure is gone. After much testing, I found that my 38special/357 mag revolvers liked a good, heavy crimp. It...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    The as dropped size varies a bit depending on the individual mold and your alloy. I hate to say it but Lee isn't as consistent as some of the other mold makers. When you get a good one you need to keep it ad take care of it. Mine drops right at...
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    There is also some cast boolit reloading data on the Hodgdon reloading site.
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    The 231 powder that you already have will give you 1100 fps and it meters consistently. Why not just use that powder. I guarantee you will be able to tell the difference between an 1100fps load and a 850 fps load.
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    I like that inset press idea. I have never thought of that. It should work as you suggest. What I did was build mine extra heavy so the bench would not move. It still wiggles slightly but it doesn't cause a problem.
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    200 pieces of Lyman 356402.
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    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Chrono-madness! in Cast Boolits
    I guess I'm just lucky. I haven't done that yet.I still have my original Chrony. I have a couple of others because the first one was difficult to make work but none of them have been shot.
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    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lee 358 158 from rf in Cast Boolits
    Here is a link to the Hodgdon reloading data site. There is data there for Hodgdon, Winchester, and IMR powders in most calibers. There is data there for 158 grain cast boolits. It works fine with that boolit.
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    10-21-2018, 11:43 PM
    I saw one on the shelf yesterday at a local gun store. I was looking for a different pistol but a close relative of it. I might have gone for it but I am not set up for 10mm. I ended up finding an XDM 45 competition with 5.25 barrel. Will be...
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    10-21-2018, 07:35 PM
    I can give you a very definite maybe. The potential to be more consistent with a nearly full case is there. It boils down to what your gun likes. You don't shoot a target with probabilities. You shoot it with a load that is accurate in your gun....
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    10-21-2018, 07:27 PM
    That's why I don't participate in gun auctions. There are way too many pieces out there I would like to own and probably couldn't resist.
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    10-21-2018, 06:14 PM
    I agree with that completely. If you read my first post, I never said it would work better, just that it had the potential to do so. I use fast powders and light charges in the majority of my 38 special loads as well.
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    10-21-2018, 05:49 PM
    The thing about that statement you are failing to consider is by seating a full wadcutter all the way inside the case, you cut down the case capacity so it is much smaller. The smaller amount of powder does a much better job of filling the available...
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    10-21-2018, 01:11 PM
    I started the long process of loading up and getting rid of a number of partial bottles of powder that I acquired during the last shortage when they were all I could find. They will all work in one handgun cartridge or another and will be suitable...
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    10-21-2018, 01:05 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Chrono-madness! in Cast Boolits
    This is correct. I have done the testing as 44MAG described and got the results he mentions. I also tried different firearms with the same length barrels and got differences on the same day with the same batch of reloads. All you ever get is a...
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Long time hunter and fisherman. Recently re-entered reloading and casting for fun and experience after 15 years away.
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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