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    11-29-2019, 10:26 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread 9mm SWC questions in Cast Boolits
    Shooting at the 3.5" side Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
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    11-29-2019, 07:36 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread 9mm SWC questions in Cast Boolits
    So, I got a 358-105 mold and cast a bunch of boolits. PCed them and loaded a few up. I found that 3.7 gr of unique is enough to gently cycle the slide. As you may have guessed, I am having trouble getting them to feed. The tip of the boolit is...
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    11-29-2019, 12:22 PM
    Edit: In response to onelights post....I thought about that but I would need to come up with a way to mount it. It has a little thumb screw clamp that doesnt open up enough to clamp to my bench or i can use the adapter to screw it into the press. If...
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    11-29-2019, 11:45 AM
    I dipped my toes in reloading 25 years or so ago, now Im getting back into it and trying to use some of my old equipment. I have a Lyman powder measure and a Lyman inline single stage press. I have been weighing each load of Unique or using a dipper...
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    11-28-2019, 09:27 AM
    If I were to stop using the FCD and just use the seating die to crimp, should I do it in two steps or can I get away with adjusting to crimp and seat at the same time? I am on a single stage press. I guess my next step is to load up a handful and...
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    11-27-2019, 07:50 PM
    So, just dropping from mold into a bucket of water? What about when I PC? Doesn't that un-heat-treat it? Arent there advantages to getting hardness with alloy composition over heat treating? Ive been messing around with my crimp. I was warned...
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    11-27-2019, 06:43 PM
    What is HT/Q?
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    11-27-2019, 02:06 PM
    I tried using straight range scrap and got leading. Ive been talking about it through PMs with a member here and it seems part of my problem is swaging of the boolit when I crimp. A harder alloy should help. Ive also have been told that 9mm is a...
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    11-27-2019, 11:47 AM
    Im just getting into casting and working on making 9mm boolits for my Glock17 size Polymer80. I have collected about 200 lbs of range scrap that I believe is around 10-11 bhn. I used artists pencils and fingernail test as my scientific means of...
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    11-27-2019, 09:10 AM
    Targetsports usa has been running a sale on HST off and on about once a month. They rotate HST and Speer it seems. I got a bunch of 147gr 9mm for $.40/ rd. sale is only on 50 rd boxes and yyou need to add to cart to see discount. ...
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    11-26-2019, 09:06 AM
    Looking into this one a little more. The only thing I didnt like was the 135 weight, im leaning more towards 120-125 range. I got to looking at the accurate catalog and found the choices there are near endless. The 35-125H is a nlg, tc bevel base...
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    11-24-2019, 07:07 PM
    Dang it! I had almost settled on the Lee, but was thinking a bevel base might be better, now I see this one. I like the no lube groove as it is less likely to swage when seating and crimping, also probably less damage to the PC when seating.
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    11-22-2019, 08:57 AM
    What about the ones with a tapered base? Any effect on performance? Sure would make it easier starting them into the case.
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    11-21-2019, 08:14 PM
    New to casting, my only mold is a 358-110 swc Lee. (Edit:its 105 gr)I want to make some boolits that function and shoot well. Just shooting paper and steel, might get into some sort of steel competition. I will be powder coating so lube groove is...
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    11-16-2019, 03:34 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    Do you mean the SWC or the one Phil is talking about?
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    11-16-2019, 03:33 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    Heres a copy/paste of a post I made a while back that explains why I am trying to get the swc to work. I know its an uphill battle but figured Id give it a shot. "Thanks for all the advice. My intentions for right now are to try to get some SWCs...
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    11-16-2019, 09:58 AM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I got the 38 s&w expander but just used the 9mm one to make my dummy rounds. I can start my .358" boolits in the mouth of the case. If I take an expanded case, no boolit, and drop it in the chamber it falls all the way in and solidly plunks. I am...
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    11-15-2019, 10:01 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    If I have the throat opened up, are there any negatives like when I shoot jacketed bullets?
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    11-15-2019, 09:28 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    Its a 105 gr swc. Lee 358-105 mold.
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    11-15-2019, 08:07 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I got my resizers today. Sized the 150 or so PCed boolits I have to .358. Made a dummy round with a light crimp on a 1.002" OAL and it did not plunk. I could push the bullet down into the throat with my thumb with moderate pressure. Sized one down...
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    11-14-2019, 07:27 PM
    Got my order in no time and just got done with my first time PC'n boolits. Seems to have turned out pretty good to me. Thanks Smoke!
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    11-14-2019, 07:13 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    Got PC from smoke, one step closer to making this work! Waiting on resizing dies still. I think Im hooked!
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    11-13-2019, 09:44 PM
    Even though this doesnt answer your question, the man has a good point. At what range are you getting a shot off at these dogs? Just occurred to me that you may be using a .357 rifle. Is that the case?
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    11-13-2019, 06:26 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I havent loaded any yet. Still waiting on PC supplies from Smoke and sizing dies. I picked up a $20 toaster oven at Goodwill yesterday.
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    11-11-2019, 03:33 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    Measured with a micrometer
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    11-11-2019, 12:22 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I have read some of Ingot to target. It has a lot of terms that are new to me so I will need to read over it a few times before it all comes together, if that makes sense. I placed an order with Smoke the other day and it should arrive tomorrow.
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    11-11-2019, 10:43 AM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    Phlier, thanks for "taking me under your wing" (Avatar related pun intended). A couple bits of info that may make a difference: i am using range scrap and dont know the hardness. I read a tip here somewhere about using drawing pencils to check...
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    11-11-2019, 10:19 AM
    Cast my first boolits ever the other day. Brand new Lee 358-105. Going by what I read here, I cleaned it up. Didnt have comet, so I used Barkeepers Friend and a toothbrush, then brake cleaner. I didnt use any lube, didnt know any better. Smoked them...
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    11-10-2019, 07:13 PM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    My slug size changing was bugging me, so I slugged it again and Im coming up with .3555". I guess I read the mic wrong. Now Im torn on the resizer I should get, .357 or .358.
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    11-10-2019, 10:28 AM
    Bashby replied to a thread Best dies for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    What about seating the swc with the round seating die that came with the Lee set? Dont I need a flat surface to get consistent seating? Some internet searching suggests to use hot glue or epoxy to make a custom seating die. Im leaning towards...
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