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    I've been wanting to make some myself any tips available? sorry bout going off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brass410 View Post
    I've been wanting to make some myself any tips available? sorry bout going off topic.
    I found a powder load that worked with 2-3/4" with little recoil. This load had no signs of over pressure, so I backed the load down 1gr., cut the wad center out and loaded. Still very little recoil but now they will not extract from a pump gun. Going to drop the load another 3grs. And try again. So the tip I will give start really low and work up. The full size load was 1/2gr below min to start.

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    Loaded 100 - 9mm and 100 - 357 rounds that I cast and powder coated recently - also cleaned, deprimed, and resized my brass from the range yesterday. Why is this significant to me? cuz I have not cast any lead since the early 70's (long break thanks to the military and other situations) and I just started powder coating for the first time last week (using Smoke4320's powders).

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    straighten things up and took an old 357 maximum case and necked it down to 30 caliber, don't ask me why.
    We were brothers then, we are brothers now, we are brothers forever. Currahee

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    Loaded another 100 rounds of 200 gn swc for the 1911, got a decent stockpile so I can break my bench down and replace the flooring in my room.

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    finished my 3rd batch of 230 grain rounded nose 45acp
    total right now approximately 2000
    or 67 lbs
    will stop at 150 lbs of rounds

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    Decapped 1500 .45 ACP cases today,,,400 in the tumbler as I type this.

    I found a few cases that are stamped "Match" or "NM". Are these cases special?

    Are there any head stamps that I should cull? I found close to 30 different head stamps in this batch of range brass. I will be loading these for plinking.
    Short,Fat,and Slow,,,Yup I love the .45

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    I wet tumbled some 45colt brass. 2hrs later...beoootiful shiny brass inside and out.

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    Cast about 100 of my new Russian slugs and started loading for some testing. They dropped at 532 gn for use with the tail wad. 545 with the deep pin that doesn't use the tail wad. 629 with the shallow pin that doesn't use the tail wad. The 532 gn with the tail wad rings in at 585 gn.

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    Polished up some 308 brass and loaded 90 308 up with 150 g Lee fn boolits (154g) with my lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomRider64 View Post
    I found a few cases that are stamped "Match" or "NM". Are these cases special?
    Match and NM (National Match) are some of the finest cases to be had, and no military primer crimp.

    Good STUFF
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    p.s. the only ones to cull are those with small pistol primers
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    Tried out a new Lee mould. Click image for larger version. 

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    Loaded 50 44 mags ,With some 200 grain wad cutters.

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    Loaded about 200 rounds of 9mm while waiting for the lead pot to heat up, then cast another 125 of the Russian Paradox mold.


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    finished up my 230 grain rounded flat nose 45acp bullets
    about 4800 rounds
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    ↑↑↑ 158 # lead I feel you on that. My last go around with 45's was "only" 130# ↑↑↑
    Nice, how deep are you seating them and what guns are you shooting them out of?

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    Loaded up a few boxes of 000 12ga buck

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    Loaded up some 30-30 ammo with a 110gr bullet for testing.

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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