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  • Motor's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 PM
    I got my Uniflow in 1985 with my "kit". I used it up until about 2 years ago without a baffle and never had an issue. BUT: For a couple bucks or free if you make your own I figured "why not". Honestly I can't tell you if it made a difference or not...
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    The last 22 posts have basically nailed it but what the heck another won't hurt. I never have trimmed a taper crimp chamber on case mouth either. 45acp brass have actually been know to get shorter with use. Another very good point made and...
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    Yesterday, 12:09 AM
    That's strange. Usually a M die will give you a nice straight alignment. Is your M die allowing you to start the boolit into the case mouth? If it is, using the flat side of the plug may help. Sorry about the seat plug comment. I saw you are...
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    07-25-2015, 09:48 PM
    Do you have more than one seating plug that you can use. Some die sets come with 2 or even 3. You need to find one that contacts the boolit's nose diameter not the end or tip. Usually I would say you need more mouth flair but you say your using...
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    07-25-2015, 06:00 PM
    This thread was not intended to bash Lee although the title strongly suggests it. I have no doubt that their die is made to their drawing and their drawing seems to be correct. It's becoming more apparent that the military rifles were made with...
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    07-24-2015, 05:35 PM
    Well I got my die and Lee's responce back today. They just told me what I already knew. I agree their die does match the drawing but it seems there is very good evidence that the drawings do not match what we have in our surplus military MAS...
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    07-23-2015, 07:07 PM
    I just read the original post. I'm almost without words. Blind ambition ??? How can you read a Lyman manual cover to cover and not know moulds are supposed to have handles? LOL unreal. Motor
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    07-23-2015, 05:35 PM
    Thanks for the warning but considering the fact that the max load for a 300gr bullet is 48grs and I'm using a little more then half that amount ( the srart load from a cast bullet manual,) I don't think there is anything to worry about. :) ...
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    07-21-2015, 11:54 PM
    What are you using create the mouth flair? Seating and crimping in one step should not be a problem. The entire process of rolling the case mouth closed happens in about half the width of a typical crimp groove.
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    07-21-2015, 12:15 PM
    Bill. I'll have to take your word for it. My biggest complaints with the Lee manual is that the load data SUCKS. General information wise it's pretty good but Richard does pat himself on the back a lot. I find the load data to be absolutely...
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    07-21-2015, 01:24 AM
    That's funny. When I read my Lee manual I get the feeling that Richard was the "know it all". Motor
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    07-20-2015, 08:32 PM
    There was a thread a few weeks ago on this and I couldn't find it but since I had both my "M" die and my RCBS neck expander's apart today and found both were not tight I searched for a nice easy cure. I found it in my plumbing tool box. PTFE...
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    07-19-2015, 01:50 PM
    I shoot the Lee 160gr 2R TL. I don't size it for my Mosin Nagants and when using a gas check I install it with the .314" push through size die. My 91-30 slugged just over .313" and the un-sized boolits work good. But it depends on what diameter...
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    07-18-2015, 11:12 PM
    Motor replied to a thread 7.5x54Mas in Hunting with CB's
    slim. That's ok. I got to share my 54R with you as a result. Our favorite 54R load however is the same 160gr without gas check and 6gr of Bullseye for a velocity of 1075f/s. :) Motor
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    07-18-2015, 08:38 PM
    Motor replied to a thread 7.5x54Mas in Hunting with CB's
    slim. I use 16gr Unique in the 54R for 1850f/s. This load was worked up starting at 13gr. The best group was a 16gr and started to open back up at 17. This 16gr Unique load shoots 1" groups at 50 yards from a 39 Finn Mosin Nagant. It still...
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    07-18-2015, 09:34 AM
    Motor replied to a thread 7.5x54Mas in Hunting with CB's
    Thanks for your replies. I also load this boolit in 30-30 so to deal with the tubular magazine issue I made a "trim" die out of a old reloading die by boring out the top and pressing in a .312" drill bushing. I put the loaded cartridge in the...
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    07-18-2015, 03:31 AM
    Motor replied to a thread 7.5x54Mas in Hunting with CB's
    Well no replies. Ok. I probably should have waited until I shot this load over the chronograph before posting but I did find a good accurate load using 18.5gr of 2400. This load should be high teens in velocity. The boolit is about 12BHN and is...
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    07-18-2015, 03:23 AM
    As one other posted, don't you have to squeeze the neck down onto a specific size mandrel to create a specific size neck inside diameter? Either way you should probably still flair the case mouth to avoid boolit shaving. So you will still have...
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    07-17-2015, 08:53 PM
    Oh heck. In my excitement I forgot to thank all you fellows for your replies and helpful information. Motor
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    07-17-2015, 07:05 PM
    OK. I loaded 3 test loads with 2400. I loaded 10 rounds each at 16.5gr, 17.5gr, and 18.5gr. Just to refreash I am using a Lee 160gr 2R TL with gas check. These bullets are cast with a lead / linotype mix alloy and were 12BHN when cast. They do tend...
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    07-16-2015, 09:36 PM
    It's actually normal for fired cases to be shorter. The case has to expand to chamber size. When it does it draws the length in. When you resize the case it will grow. Sometimes it grows enough to need trimmed. RCBS requires you to trim cases...
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    07-16-2015, 07:33 PM
    Ahh but the size of it is what makes it sooo easy to shoot and to shoot accuratly. It is also what makes it non punishing to shoot boolits like the 440gr at 1450 f/s which is nothing to sneeze at. Besides it still weighs less than any of my deer...
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    07-16-2015, 03:25 AM
    rich, I see you found a scope but still wanted to comment that my LK-93 is stainless but the stock is black so I kinda like the black scope in silver rings. With the black stock it doesn't look out of place at all. One thing I can tell you for...
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    07-15-2015, 10:27 PM
    Neck tension plays a major role in keeping your boolits where they belong. If you were shooting a single shot I wouldn't be posting. If you do decide to load without sizing I suggest you load your tube magazine and do some testing to see if they are...
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    07-15-2015, 07:45 PM
    It's funny they didn't do this with H-110 & Win-296 or H-414 & W-760 which now share data on the Hodgdon site. But in another strange move they did change the name of Trail Boss from IMR to Hodgdon. Go figure. Motor
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    07-15-2015, 04:54 PM
    Thanks Ed, I have H-4227 that's why I wanted to know. Are you sure H-4227 is no longer made. The bottle says it's one of their "Extreme" powders. I thought the "Extreme" line was something a little more modern. Motor
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    07-14-2015, 11:37 PM
    It seems to me that the 45-70 typically uses fast powders like IMR-4198. Something you may find in a .223 and in fact do. Is there some kind of question in your post? Are you looking for data or what? I load for 45-70 but I don't load cast...
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    07-14-2015, 10:05 PM
    Motor replied to a thread Lee 358-105 SWC in 9mm in Cast Boolits
    We got the round nose Lee (102gr?) Got them for .380 auto. It took some experimenting to get them to work in 9x19. They worked good in the short barrel .380 but would lead the 9x19 barrel. Most of the leading was in the last inch of barrel. I had...
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    07-14-2015, 07:14 PM
    I have a old Redfield Tracker 2x-7x on my LK-93. I'd stay Bushnell or better quality wise. Depending on your load it has to withstand some decent recoil. Personally I don't like see through mounts. There is nothing a see through mount can do...
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    07-14-2015, 03:05 PM
    If you are just punching holes in paper or ringing steel gongs you could cast your boolits harder. It will reduce the depth of the scratch maybe even just reduce it to a little ding. Motor
    17 replies | 672 view(s)
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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