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    09-21-2017, 11:17 PM
    Oldsalt, Glock rifling is different, the "land" portion is more of a crescent shape that protrudes inward from the groove region. The factory Glock barrel I was working with also had a larger than typical groove diameter, 0.3565" if I...
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    09-21-2017, 07:45 PM
    The photo of the visible image of dent size just screams Wow! Good job with your "fix" to using what you bought. As a young whippersnapper, I remember using a dial calipler and making real precise readings of similar dimensions. As an old...
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    09-15-2017, 11:34 PM
    Mid 70's, a new kid my age (~17) moved in across the street. Within the first year, he promped a couple of us to go bird hunting with him (no adults, just a few teenagers). I quickly took over my dad's 12 gauge pump, a 30-06 (an 03-A3 he...
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    09-15-2017, 08:09 PM
    Sounds like it is time to: Smile. Say a prayer of thanks if so inclined. The Alliant guide I have only has 110 and 147 gr bullets. Your load looks close to 90% of half way between the loads for these two. Based on a survey of the web, a bunch...
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    09-14-2017, 09:03 PM
    I would recommend you start with a small batch using your range lead. Save a few for reference. Water drop is a real good idea as is keeping your PC baking time/temp just enough to pass smash testing. Size as big as you can get to work. See if...
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    09-12-2017, 09:44 PM
    I have also been fighting Glock leading in 9 mm with PC coatings. I have been posting in a couple of threads, but you can work backwards from post 27, 25 and 17 in: ...
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    09-12-2017, 09:00 PM
    I have a number of factory expanders including a 38 auto, a 9mm and a 38 SP M die. All of them were smaller than desired (pretty much 0.352") and everything except the 38 Sp M die had a shorter than desired cylindrical portion (I was looking for...
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    09-11-2017, 08:48 PM
    This is going to ramble some, so be patient. Lot of folks recommend harder lead for 9 mm. I am now convinced this is a good thing, but the recommendation usually does not come with the real reason. The reality is that harder lead helps in 9 mm...
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    09-09-2017, 06:49 PM
    P Flados replied to a thread hacky saw.. in Special Projects
    My first job with a regular paycheck was as part time with most of it running a 13" lathe. In a trailer out back, we stored our raw material and in that trailer was a power hacksaw with a recirculating water based coolant system. We cut all...
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    09-07-2017, 09:21 PM
    There are options to avoid having the case sizing your boolit more than you want. One possible solution that might work somewhat is to go harder with your lead. As noted in post 11 below, the more positive method is to mix and matching parts &...
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    09-05-2017, 11:16 PM
    I have considered powder. For burn rate, Titegroup is midpack for what people usually consider good for a 9 mm. I have pushed Titegroup pretty hard under PC boolits in lots of other guns with no problems at all (327 Fed, 357 mag, 357 max, 44 mag)....
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    09-05-2017, 09:49 PM
    Update to post 17: I have fixed the FTFs, but am still having problems. My latest details are in a newer thread at post 27 of: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?154418-9mm-leading
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    09-05-2017, 09:37 PM
    I am also fighting to get cast to work in a 9mm (Glock 17). The 125 Lee RNFP is one of my "problem" boolits. I was able to fix the leading with a combination of an after market barrel and PC. However, these boolits are leaving lead shavings...
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    09-05-2017, 09:20 PM
    I am also fighting getting cast to work in a finicky 9. With the factory barrel, my boy's Glock 17 did badly with lots of stuff tried including low power (as low as 3.3 titegroup & 3.5 promo), lead hardness (8 bhn range lead to COWW), boolit size...
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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