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  • Motor's Avatar
    06-06-2018, 04:22 PM
    I've shot thousandths of unsized boolits before I started powder coating. It depends on the size. Same goes for powder coated as "bangerjim" stated size is what matters. Boolits go through all sorts of shape changes when fired there's even a...
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    06-06-2018, 04:10 PM
    I don't think you should go under 10BHN even with PC and GC. I agree with the others that with the boolits you are using and the velocity you will be getting that expansion should not be a concern. BTW: I'm using 12BHN with PC and so far have...
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    06-01-2018, 07:18 AM
    I think the issue is the PPU along with some other foreign made brass have tight primer pockets and use soft primer cup material, I've noticed it more in pistol brass not so much in rifles brass. I had a similar issue with some PPU 9mm cases, the...
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    05-30-2018, 06:26 PM
    Basically it goes like this give or take a few BHN depending on the alloy used and if the alloy used responds to water quenching or heat treating. 1. If you air cool your bullets when cast then PC them an allow them to air cool again the second...
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    05-28-2018, 07:58 PM
    The Lee .312" 185 gr. RN is a great shooting bullet in my M44 and 91/30 both with .312" groove bores, I cast it from COWW's + 2% Tin and water quench and size to .314" using traditional lube or powder coat. I've pretty much been running it with 16...
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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