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    Today, 09:31 AM
    EDJ nailed it. Its pretty much OP error... Its a old cartridge, Old design. HS is via its rim, so no, its chambered and shot, pretty straight forward. But its case design is such that its not friendly to "pushing things" possibly not as friendly...
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    Today, 09:24 AM
    Good grab IRON! Grendel is a fun efficient caliber! CW
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    Today, 09:21 AM
    I found and now use a MIGHTY MITE de priming die. I even broke a few of the LEE manual jobbers (hammer smack) too... I mostly use it for crimped primers in 223/556 & 357SIG small flash holes. I chuckle at UNBREAKABLE decaping pins claims. ...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 AM
    As I mentioned to you before, I bought this LEE mold just for this rifle... I was disappointed when I needed to seat it so deeply and for that reason side lined the mold for this caliber. H110, LilGun are not the friendliest of lead bullet...
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    Today, 08:35 AM
    New shelf for dies...(Most used sets anyhow! ) CW
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    Today, 07:18 AM
    Look to Me, and be saved… ISAIAH 45:22 Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved….” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 AM
    SAAMI .38 Special and .357 pressure barrel chambers really have no "throat" as such, but simply a 15 degrees, Basic transition from the .379" diameter case mouth, to groove diameter with no freebore. The .357 NRA reamer John Taylor uses is based...
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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    The sad thing is once you have faith God gives you proof. If you was able to see the things I've been blessed to see you would have your proof. If I may ask why are you unwilling to to give your life to somthing you don't understand? What is it...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    If you don't have the Brownell min-max forcing cone gage, an expedient I use if that a sized case mouth should just enter the forcing cone entrance. A fired case ideally should not, but if the cone is just a wee bit large it hurts little as long...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    You may find that the 200-grainers shoot high, as the WW2 ammunition was the 178-grain Mk2. Accurate has several bullets in that weight which are more effective shapes than the FMJRN This is what I use in my Victory S&W with 2.5 grains...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    The 450 simply is not a big recoiling caliber. Not when you have notorious recoiling rifles likenthe 378 Weatherby. Scopes, bases rings actions trigger pins live lifetimes under its recoil. To have some of the issues you are having, I suspect...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    I knew from the first comments you made about the high pressures you where running. Just a question, why push so hard? The 450 is a decent and efficient killer. CW
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    I went & looked at just a few of my reloading manuals. Not all , but a few. Most of the ones that show pressure for loads for the 120+/- at the max. suggested loads show them at around 15,800 CUP. The max pressure SAAMI is at 21,500, if I am not...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Do you have a chronograph? Testing those 2.0 gr. RD for velocity, may help with determining pressure in THAT firearm. IOW, if the load data says you are reaching close to the 21,500 that is the recommended limit for a .380 Auto by the velocity of,...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    That will work, but so will dropping a soft lead .38 Special slug into the chamber, and driving it into the chamber neck with a 3/8" brass rod, having its end well rounded and polished. Drive the slug in until the brass rod comes to a firm stop...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    If you are measuring .309-.310 across a 5-groove slug from top of land to bottom of groove, assuming the depth of rifling being 0.005" at mean tolerance, you probably have a .315" barrel, and if you also have a wartime chamber, you can expect a...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread kinda cold here in Our Town
    Gets that way here in MN on occasion as well. LOL ;) it was only -16F overnight & that is sort of "balmy" for this time of year. Right now it is 5F at 10:38AM with a wind chill of only -12F. Quite tolerable, considering where I live in MN... ...
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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    The little "mini- bottles' of booze around here are plastic now a days. Have not held a glass one in my hand since I flew domestic many years ago. Kind of cool you still have some available. ;)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    Interesting topic... lots to consider... All I have on my phone that I might use is some loading manuals, some books I never finished reading, and, if it still worked with batteries, my Caldwell chrony to phone app.. That is all I could think...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    The pics show the muzzle end leading, and not the rest of the bbl.. Is the leading just there, or thru out the bbls? While what Ghosthawk says is true, that "fit is king", IMO, Dusty Bannister likely is going in the right direction with alloy...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    I would do a pound cast of the throat and ensure your bullets fit that, rather than to the groove diameter of the barrel. Even if the groove diameter is as tight as you saw, throat size determines bullet size. Barrel dimensions you cite are...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 AM
    You are Welcome!, and glad to oblige! :) :drinks:
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    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    https://castbulletassoc.org/blog/article/2018/4/145/ed%E2%80%99s-red-revisited http://handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=9
    14 replies | 339 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