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Thread: Whay do you reload with Red Dot?

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    Just loaded 100 .32SW long with the Lee .314 90 gr TC tumble lubed bullet over 2 grains of Red Dot.

    Today the second hundred got primers, and more bullets cast.

    Tommorow I load the second hundred.


    I'm missing the cap on mine so it wears a coke can with the top cut off. Just cause.


    I'm using a 30 year old RCBS uniflow powder measure with the small cylinder. I checked loads all through the first batch and every load I checked was right on 2 grains. Not above or below.

    But I am a little fussy about doing it exactly the same way every time.

    Handle goes up, knocks twice, handle comes down knocks twice.

    Brass starts primer up, gets charged and put into a different block primer down. Loads verified with flashlight before loading. Yes I watch for double charges like a hawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
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    But I am a little fussy about doing it exactly the same way every time.

    Handle goes up, knocks twice, handle comes down knocks twice.

    Brass starts primer up, gets charged and put into a different block primer down. Loads verified with flashlight before loading. Yes I watch for double charges like a hawk.
    Me too..


    Only difference is that I seat a boolit/bullet right after I add powder & it is checked. No mistake, once I know the powder is right, the boolit/bullet blocks anything else from happening til it is crimped.. No powder spills, & nothing can get in the cases, other than what I just put there..etc..
    Crimp comes only after all the loads are "jest raht".. Don't even stop & allow no interruptions till ALL are done. Cuz, that is, "the way I am".. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    I've had "consistency" issues when trying to measure less than 3.0gr of red dot.
    I'm using the Lee pro-auto Disk measure on a turret press.
    Do you have any secrets when measuring 10,000 loads of it, 1.3gr at a time?
    My lee auto disc reeks at throwing very small charges. I end up using a rotary measure and throwing it onto the scale pan, I then put that back on the scale and when the turret is up for powder I toss it in the funnel, then it stops at the powder measure on it's way back to the scale.
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    I've dabbled with loading 12ga, and used RD, 17.5 gr 7/8 oz. I love it for 30-30, 308 and 30-06. Just be having trouble finding it lately.

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    Izzyjoe everything I have bought in the last 3 years came from Ballistic's Products.

    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/Sho.../products/718/

    Looks like they are out of stock this week.

    I would check back weekly until they have the big jugs back in stock.
    And if it was me I would buy at least 8 lbs, possibly 16 and a bunch of primers to split up the hazmat fee's.

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    On Sunday, loaded 500 38Spl with 4g of red dot and 125g of lead.

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    tag for future reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1browski View Post
    On Sunday, loaded 500 38Spl with 4g of red dot and 125g of lead.
    Beat ya! Last night I went on a binge and loaded 800 38 Specials with 3.7 Red Dot and a 135gr. boolit.
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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