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    01-14-2018, 12:18 AM
    Mixed primers will have variable amounts of "flash". Variability in ignition will probably increase velocity spread. Think about loads that shoot to the same point of aim regardless of velocity spreads, and at the same time are well below gun...
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    01-06-2018, 07:58 PM
    MDI, A bunch of us have found that PC "fixes" leading for everything we shoot, except the 9mm. I have been fighting this pretty hard for a while and made lots of improvement. See post 13 below. Also, you may wish to browse the...
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    01-06-2018, 01:12 PM
    After my previous post, I went scouring the web looking for actual testing that compares leading removal techniques. I found some testing that showed Hoppes #9 to be as good or better than the rest for solvents. Removing the loose stuff first...
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    01-06-2018, 12:49 AM
    I have been fighting leading with the Lee 120 TC in 9MM also. I agree with BHuij's conclusion a faster burning powder can make a big difference and in the wrong direction. I did have some loads where "just enough to cyle the action" loads with...
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    01-01-2018, 07:34 PM
    I started my ASBB HF Red PC efforts with an off brand of non-stick. What a PITA. I am confident I would have been better off with the parchment paper. I went shopping for a silicone mat, but did not like the choices. I now use the method...
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    01-01-2018, 02:39 PM
    I load for myself, my son & one buddy. Mostly for Contenders and revovers, but one 9mm and one 45 ACP tend to consume quite a bit. For a 357 with a 2" tube, using faster powders does loose less performance and does minimize muzzle blast for the...
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    12-30-2017, 12:20 AM
    I have two 30 Herretts (10" & 14") and a 14" 30-30. I have shot along side plenty of 7 TCUs. All three are great and can do pretty much the same thing. However, there are pros and cons depending on use. Hunting with a 10": The 30...
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    12-29-2017, 02:15 PM
    Hunting with a 45 acp in a 1911 at 100 yds and wanting better penetration is pretty non-typical for the gun. To retain velocity and maximize penetration, you probably want to be on the heavy end. You have used the Lee 230 TC (BC of 0.146). ...
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    12-25-2017, 02:03 PM
    I tried a bunch of different "portable" arrangements. I found that having the handle come down at an angle greatly improves stability. I can do even hard to size cases with only one C clamp holding the box to a compact sturdy table (formerly an...
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    12-23-2017, 01:20 PM
    My ASBB application of HF Red adds just over 0.001" or so. It is hard to be precise with post coating measurements as the surface is not real smooth.
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    12-23-2017, 12:26 PM
    I would not worry about pressure, remember the old start low and work up thing. Also, all standard book data will use OALs that do not exceed the 2.550" that 30-30 guns were designed for. More important is tube feed magazines and crimp. I...
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    12-23-2017, 12:03 PM
    P Flados replied to a thread S&B Primers in Reloading Equipment
    The Cabelas sale is back on. It looks like the $19.99 per brick is only good until 12/24. The free shipping for orders over $100 goes until 1/2. I have been using pretty much nothing since S&B since I got in on my first Cabelas sale and...
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    12-22-2017, 11:30 PM
    I have cast the Lee 170 & found that I could not get it to feed through a 94 Winchester when crimped in the groove using normal cases. The Lee 150 did great for both feeding and shooting. If you want to use the Lee 170, you may want consider...
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    12-20-2017, 09:20 PM
    I am more tolerant than my shooting buddies. I recall being pretty much tolerant from way back. I quit loading / shooting "hand smackers" as a source of entertainment long ago. Before I wised up, I acquired a 8.5" contender barrel in 45...
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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