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  • marek313's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 08:03 PM
    I always buy 4 die sets that include fcd. In all my other sets (9mm, 357, 45acp) I always use oversized bullets (357, 358, 452) and none of my other FCDs resize my bullets. There is noticably more tension pushing my 10mm reloads then any other...
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    09-17-2018, 05:10 PM
    I'm in NJ and I find everything from time to time at my scrap yard. Anything from pure bricks, lino pigs, babbitt, solder, 50/50 bars, lead shot, pipe, sheet, isotope, cast boolits and even a bag of 308 FMJs go figure. You never know whos getting...
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    09-17-2018, 01:18 PM
    I recently picked up RIA 1911 in 10mm so I started casting and reloading 10mm. Now I reload other calibers and I use my FCD on all my pistol rounds. Never had any problems doing this and I never had FCD size down my projectiles. I started loading...
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    09-14-2018, 05:07 PM
    I dont get very anal about straight wall brass so I reload those until primer pockets are shut or brass splits. I resize and prime on single stage while I watch TV then do rest on my Loadmaster. Similar to what many other members here do. I pay...
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    09-14-2018, 09:47 AM
    I've been using Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series powder measure for over a year now and I love it. I dont have any problems with quality and everything feels solid metal and not cheap plastic. I use small Lee auto drum on my turret but I have this...
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    09-13-2018, 04:25 PM
    I like Unique but Power Pistol meters sooooooo nice it puts Unique to shame. I just picked up one pound to try and I'm really loving PP in 9mm so far. I like HS6 too I just loaded some 10mm with it. Honestly my favorite 38S load is 130gr LEE...
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    09-13-2018, 02:51 PM
    I clean my guns after every trip. I hate dirty guns so they dont last long in my house. I shoot fair number of both 38S and 357M but I also always carry bore snake in 9mm so i usually use that as cylinder gets dirty.
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    09-13-2018, 02:24 PM
    Agree. Polishing that die would help they are not always smooth when you get them. Plus most of the time Lee sizing dies are running small anyway so I usually open them up little bit anyway.
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    09-13-2018, 02:12 PM
    I agree I can hear that specific ring from split brass too. Def has a different tone to it.
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    09-12-2018, 03:23 PM
    They might have been but I didnt catch those until I ran those through sizing die so any swelling was gone already by the time I took these pics. Sub machine guns chew up brass. Some guns are just rough on brass. My friends C308 beat the hell out...
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    09-12-2018, 01:50 PM
    I know its been said before but keep your eyes open when you reload guys! I've been shooting and reloading a lot of 9mm lately. I had these two trying to sneak in but likely I caught them before it was too late. Left one is GFL and right one is...
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    09-12-2018, 01:28 PM
    I can cast pretty shiny bullets which look sexy as hell but honestly if you powder coat frosted bullets work better. Its way easier to powder coat frosted bullets since they hold powder better. Smooth surface will only make it harder for powder coat...
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    09-12-2018, 11:30 AM
    marek313 replied to a thread Lyman #357446 in Cast Boolits
    You can add me to the list of unlucky 446 owners. Couldnt get it to shoot straight to save my life. Ended up using Lee 356-125-2R PCed in 38S brass and Lee 358-158-RF in 357mag. I also have Lyman 148gr DEWC mold somewhere but I dont shoot that much...
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    09-12-2018, 10:29 AM
    I'm with wrench I shot thousands of these as well and not only in 9mm but in 38S too. This is how its done :castmine: Powder is Red Baron from EBay. Covers really well and thick. I was actually going to do step by step but I'm not sure if its...
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    09-12-2018, 10:01 AM
    I got lucky and managed to get over 20lbs from my local scrap yard for $0.85/lb. They raised their prices to $1/lb but I manage to find a lot of solder, 50/50 tin bars, solder, lino and even some babbitt so that makes it worth it for me. Anything in...
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    09-10-2018, 05:01 PM
    Lee 356-125-2R is my favorite 9mm bullet, yes I do like it better then the 120-TC version which many around like as well. Im not a glock guy as a matter of fact I dont like glocks at all so I only shoot this in my P320 TP9 SFX and PT111. You...
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    09-10-2018, 11:33 AM
    marek313 replied to a thread Titegroup? in Cast Boolits
    Couple things here I would change. 1. Size to .357 2. Try different powder as TG burns really fast and really hot. 3. 3.4-3.7gr of TG sounds really low. I run Lee 356-125-2R which drops at 130gr with 4gr of TG when I have to use TG but I try...
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    09-10-2018, 10:59 AM
    That makes it an even better deal now :drinks:
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    09-09-2018, 06:54 PM
    This one above is a great picture. Look at the length of that projectile :shock:. I've seen couple pictures like that lately one with a 44mag (i think) that had 5 or 6 bullets lined up in the barrel without blowing up. Started off with a squib but...
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    09-07-2018, 10:30 AM
    Thats exactly what I do with Lee 356-125-2R and it works great. I PC and size to about .3575 and shoot that in both 9mm and my Ruger GP100 MC. You need to be able to chamber that size in your 9mm though so if your throat is tight you might need to...
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    09-06-2018, 04:33 PM
    Reading these kinds of posts makes me so happy that I got my basement when i was getting my little rancher build. I even paid extra to have tall ceiling in my basement as in extra layer of cinder blocks so I dont bang my head on things since I'm...
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    09-05-2018, 10:15 PM
    I'm thinking the other way around. Maybe I'm wrong but 10mm should have flatter trajectory and better range and if you reload shouldnt cost much more then 45acp which drops quite a bit from what I've seen when shot from high point or any other gun...
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    09-04-2018, 08:58 PM
    Thats good to know. I just bought Rock Island 1911 in 10mm that came with 2 10 round Tripp Cobras. I'll have to check those now make sure I dont have the same problem. Thank you.
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    09-04-2018, 10:39 AM
    Wow so many votes for the 120-TC. I got it recently and to tell you the truth I prefer my old 356-125-2R or even 358-125-RF over that 120-TC but thats just me. TC drops small around .355 ( I know I will fix that one day when I have more time) plus...
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    09-04-2018, 10:23 AM
    marek313 replied to a thread 10mm boolit mold in Cast Boolits
    Oh cmon guys I just got Rock Island Tac Ultra 1911 in 10mm and I wasnt really planning on casting for this gun but of course I have to run into this thread lol Now I'm thinking that for the price of 500 FMJs I can get new Lee mold and sizing die...
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    09-04-2018, 01:01 AM
    Yep same mags. I have basically the same thing PSA 300AAC in 16" and its accurate and works great. I also have and worked on other PSA ARs. The only problem I ran into was trying to break down an upper. Their barrel nuts are a nightmare sometimes...
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    09-03-2018, 02:57 AM
    marek313 replied to a thread Gun show terminology in Our Town
    Oh so you know that guy too. Hes the same annoying guy with a Remy and a Smitty [smilie=l:
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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