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Thread: .310 Cadet with Lyman .32/20 dies.

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    Boolit Man
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    .310 Cadet with Lyman .32/20 dies.

    Since many of the .310 Martinis can take .32/20 ammunition, has anyone loaded .310 ammo with a Lyman 310 in .32/20?
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    .310 Martinis being single shot are very easy to reload for. The 310 tool .32-20 die set will do a proper job of de-capping and priming fired brass. No need to resize cases and the proper size heeled bullet can be thumb started with no need to crimp. Success actually will hinge in the selection of the bullet. I have a CBE mould that casts a 120 grain sluh with a .311 "heel" and .322 bearing surface with COWW alloy. I tumble lube with LLA. I have had these cases (modified .32-20) for about 10 years and they have been loaded 50+ times.

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    How often do you anneal the necks?
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    Page 9 of the swap thread shows a 32-20 tool up for swapping. It is old enough to have a mould on the end.

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    Since I do not resize my cases, only reprime and load them, I have not annealed the necks. I have not lost any cases to neck cracks, only careless handling. I load for a few other straight-case single shot rifles as well for which brass is difficult to acquire. I have found that these can be reloaded nearly forever without resizing or annealing using the right componants.

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    Curator is right on the money, CBE makes a great variety of molds I use the 320-120 it's a flat point that's real effective on small game and RCBS makes a good one as well. I tumble lube the bullets, push out the primer, seat a new one, small dose of Unique, start them with my thumb and finish seating by pressing them against my reloading bench. The only cases I've lost has been in the grass.
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