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Thread: Lee 356-95-RF bullet size?

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    Boolit Master
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    Lee 356-95-RF bullet size?

    Want to find out what most of you guys get from the Lee 356-95-RF mold size wise.
    Trying to find out what size they drop from the mold.
    Thanks for any info.....
    Denny

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    I don't have that one but i have the .356 RF in 105 and 120 grains. They both drop .356-.357 and i lube them with a .358 die so it only lubes them and doesn't size them.
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    Mine drop at .357 using range scrap. I use them in 9mm.

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    Mine drop at .357, but I PC them to about .359. I use them in 380, 9mm. and 38SP. With Lee yours mileage may vary.
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    Mine drop at .3585 with my alloy of range lead + tin that checks at BHN 11-14

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    I get .358", and a friend does too from his mold.

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    Thanks guys.... I want to use them in my .380 and was hoping they
    dropped at .358. I use WW lead so even .357 would work.
    Denny

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    Mine drops .358 with range scrap and weigh 100 grains, typically +/- .5 grains, with a few outliers


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    .357”+ for me. They work great as cast in any 9mm I own, from .380 to .357 SIG

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    My mold is out of round but cleans up sizing to .357" which loads and shoots fine in my 380's. Good bullet.
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    Mine drops 'em at .360-.361.


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    Farmer Jim , my 6cav. Lee has 5 different diam , so who cares, they get sized after PC anyhow so why concern yourself about diam. nobody can predict how much Powder will adhere to boolit a compared to boolit x my 2 cent's Fivefang

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