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    Today, 01:34 AM
    Have a Ruger small frame flat top convertible 45acp/45 colt and the wife really enjoys it. If I wanted to go back to a single action it would be a a Ruger Bisley convertible 45acp/45 colt. Currently I enjoy my Redhawk 4 1/4" 45 Colt which can go...
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    02-17-2018, 04:34 PM
    NOE molds work perfectly fine with the Lee 6 cavity commercial handles.
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    02-17-2018, 09:05 AM
    Lee's 358-158-RF is a pretty good design and sounds like it may fit your description. I don't know what weight you are looking for however the mold I have drops at 164 grains with WW alloy. ...
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    02-14-2018, 11:22 PM
    Hard to beat a round nose for a classic and the lee 2R 230 grain (not the 1R 228grain mold) is close to a round ball nose profile. The Lee 200 grain SWC (not the TL version) is also another good design which as been already stated similar to the...
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    02-14-2018, 12:25 AM
    RobS replied to a thread I have a question. in Cast Boolits
    Loaded it in 9mm and seated the bullet to a depth that just covered up the crimp groove. Seemed as if that COAL gave best feeding and cycling. One could also go just below the crimp groove if their barrel's throat would allow for it.
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    02-13-2018, 01:51 PM
    :shock: Smokin!!! :shock:
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    02-13-2018, 01:01 AM
    It's a Glock. A Glock factory chamber is typically generous so you would likely be fine with a sized .358 boolit. A thought - go with a .357" size die and if you need more lap it out to .358 with a strip of 320 or 400 grit sand paper wrapped...
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    02-13-2018, 12:53 AM
    PC burns off and floats to the top. Make sure to stir the post well and flux.
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    02-12-2018, 12:11 AM
    The R.06 is the radius or "shoulder" of the meplat you speak about. I figured you measured it into the mepat diameter the first go around and is why I thought .250" meplat vs the .255". I would make the meplat at .250" for the drawing that you...
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    02-11-2018, 11:28 PM
    He would understand your drawing of a truncated nose profile bullet design however looking at your original pictures of the jacketed bullet I see a bit of a radius on the meplat. If it were me with your request I would ask him put a .250" meplat...
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    02-11-2018, 11:05 PM
    The 40-180Z is .600" in length .34 body + .26" nose. It looks like your measurements of .391" + .209" should = the overall length of .591" however you have .600" The nose length, meplat diameter is important to figure out for feeding. You...
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    02-11-2018, 08:33 PM
    Spoken for by Beagle333
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    02-11-2018, 05:43 PM
    This is a mold I picked up new here on the forum not long ago. I cast with it once to see if boolits would feed/function in various 45 autos however not what I typically work with so I am sending this to someone who will use it. Asking $35 shipped...
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    02-11-2018, 12:56 PM
    Have it designed to drop at .401 with the alloy you plan to use and you can always size to where you want it later on for you needs. Most individuals will size .001 to .002 over barrel groove diameter.
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    02-11-2018, 12:38 PM
    RobS replied to a thread Pat Marlin check maker in Gas Checks
    Lube it. I started using sprue lube and all is good.
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    02-10-2018, 12:34 PM
    and just 50/50 no tin?
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    02-10-2018, 12:31 PM
    2400 is a powder that is just not economical for the velocity to grain ratio etc. Not enough case volume for 2400 to see it perform like similar powders in the particular burn rate. It will work just seemed to me like an uneconomical powder when...
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    02-10-2018, 11:43 AM
    As been said PC does not make everything magically delicious...........sorry it is morning time so cereal comes to mind. I lubed boolits for a long time and then tried my hand with alternative coating. I started out PCing and due to the sitting...
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    02-10-2018, 11:23 AM
    On average, clip on WW alloy is around 12 BHN by it's self. I have had some older stuff be a bit harder and some of the newer a bit softer. I find my 60/40 (lead / Clip on WW) to be around 8ish BHN.
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    02-09-2018, 08:25 PM
    You should be fine. I cast 45 auto hollow points from 60/40 (soft lead / WW) alloy and have no issues. I do size them larger to help with the swage of the boolit base upon seating in the case.
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    02-05-2018, 12:06 AM
    Lee 175 TC will work well and is where I started. I sized to .4015 as that is what my .401 die sized to. I now shoot a 190ish grain WFN at around 1230 fps. I lean toward Longshot powder for ease and consistent metering and upper mid to top...
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    01-24-2018, 11:40 PM
    I'll take the Lee 356-120-TC
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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