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  • Mauser48's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 10:57 PM
    First 100 rounds went great. 100% reliability and zero leading. Accuracy seamed to be just fine too. The recoil impulse was perfect too, just a nice push. Thanks to everyone!
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    10-06-2018, 08:59 PM
    I believe I'm ready for success! The bullets shaved a little when seating and crimping ar the same time which I've heard is very common, so I opted to save myself the frustration and break seating and crimping into its own step. The rounds passed...
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    10-01-2018, 10:47 PM
    I was just messing with it and I'm still getting that streaking above the crimp groove but it's pretty uniform all the way around. Is this acceptable or is it possible to get even better?
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    09-30-2018, 05:26 PM
    I'll try both these suggestions. I have a friend up the street who has some of the accurate flat top punches. Maybe I'll go borrow one of his and see if that helps.
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    09-30-2018, 04:05 PM
    It's an rcbs lube-a-matic 2 with a lyman .358 sizing die and a lyman 495 top punch I filled with jb weld and scraped flat. All the bullets do that only on one side, could that also be because they are not perfectly round?
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    09-30-2018, 03:51 PM
    It looks to me like my boolits are getting pushed a little too far into the sizing die. Problem is if I push the bullet in less, the lube groove wont fill. Will this affect anything negatively?
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    09-23-2018, 11:00 PM
    Got around to casting some bullets out of the lyman mold and to my surprise they drop around .454! Looks like I wont have to worry about having a small bullet. Between that and the white label bac I shouldn't have a problem with leading. Once the...
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    09-17-2018, 12:30 PM
    Thanks for the suggestions, I now have a solid starting point. I need to cast up some bullets this week to see what the mold is dropping at.
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    09-17-2018, 01:16 AM
    Hey guys, just picked up my first 1911, a Springfield trp. I haven't picked the gun up yet so I cant get any bore measurements or anything like that quite yet. What I have to work with is a lyman 452374 mold, 700x, and I just picked up some 231. I...
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Currently loading 223, 257 roberts, 25-06, 30-06, 8mm mauser, 7.5x55 swiss, 7.62x54r, 40 s&w, 38 special, and 12 gauge.

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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