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    BT's one step 40 die.

    Just received my BT 1 step 40 die and Notch die. Here are a few pics of my first bullets out f this die. These are 9mm trimmed to the length of 380's with a 105 grain core added = 165 grain bullet. Ty for the great set of dies BT. For those interested I used a Lee 311-100 bullet mold to cast the cores.
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    Looks great! Nice job with making 165 grain bullets, those should perform awesome.

    Your very welcome.

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    Very Nice. I love my set. Been making 185's.

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    BT. A buddy of mine wants to make a bullet like this for his 9mm. He's got a Beretta 92. I sooooo want one.

    Anyways, do you have something to make a 9mm bullet?

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    Dang, those do look awesome! One step sure is nice.

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    Yep, I have 9mm dies available.

    Check out the following thread.....

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...niper-9mm-dies!

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    Thanks.

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    Your system of down 9mm cases to 380 auto length, and stuffing in a 105 grain cast core (I actually use a 100 grain mold, and use pure lead, which gives me the 105 core, plus the trimmed case yields a 165 grain bullet.) is EXACTLY how I do it. Nice work.


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    Duke that is probably because I read it in one of your swagging post I think at least. I have gleaned so much information from this site and the web that I can't always remember where I came across it. I also use a 100 grain mold. My method 1 collect brass, 2 trim brass to 380 length, 3 de bur brass, 4 wet tumble brass with pins for sparking brass inside and out, 4 take 105 grain cores that I cast from a mold, and #9 bird shot and place them in the brass, Using the bird shot to keep them within .5 grain of each other. I do not worry about sorting my brass. 6 Then I place them in my Big Dipper casting pot that has never seen lead and melt the lead in the casing and heat treat the brass at the same time. (Hot Core Method). 7 After they cool BT notch them if desired. 8 put them back in the tumbler to clean them up from annealing. 9 swag them. Most of this technique was gleaned from others on this site so I do not take credit for any of it. Makes a pretty bullet though.

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    Excellent process! Thanks for posting and sharing your results.

    I'm trying to think of any advise I might have to improve on your process......can't really think of anything

    but for fun...... while your brass and cores are still hot and just after they have cooled enough that they are no longer molten lead drop them into a bucket of hot water with citric acid to help start the cleaning process, and a cool side effect you may just get some copper plating to the brass that gives the jacket a copper color...... but it might defeat the process...... if we wanted to shoot copper colored bullets we would shoot commercial bullets or use commercial jackets

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    Mr BT,
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    I've made over 10,000 40S&W's with one of BTSnipers very first dies. 180gr xtp tipped monsters. They hit HARD. I shot some hogs with the AR down in GA one time and a little 80 pounder dodged the shots of my cousins....he made a beeline right toward me....instinctively I pulled my side arm loaded with said 180gr'ers and popped him 3 times...the first put him down instantly...the second and third shots were just being surprised by the rush toward me.

    The round will make steel ring....or turn a piggy into bacon real quick.

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    I use a Lee 105 SWC core with a regular 9mm case to make my 165's to shoot for USPSA practice in my 6" limited gun. I load them long in the cases (1.200") for my 2011 competition guns so I just have a big empty HP out front. They certainly don't look as nice (I don't notch them) but they are easier to make (no trimming) and they shoot fine, even use them in club matches.

    Since I have a glut of .380 cases I just use them with the 105 SWC to make shorter 155 JHPS that I can load to normal .40 length for my non 2011 40's.

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