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Thread: NOE mold HTC .452 234 RN and Clays

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    NOE mold HTC .452 234 RN and Clays

    I have a new NOE mold which is .452 234 RN HTC which of course has no lube grooves. I am coating the boolits with Hi Tek, two coats seems to be adequate, the question is when using Clays which listed load should I follow for a cast boolit? Iím fact the NOE mold, brass, is throwing a 223 gn boolit using reclaimed range lead with a hardness of around 13 Bhn with water quenching after they come out of the oven. My Lyman book does not contain the date for this combination
    Your advice is greatly appreciated

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    Boolit Master Burnt Fingers's Avatar
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    Use the data for 230 LRN from the Hodgdon site. 3.5 gr to start 4.0 as a max.

    I use the 3.5 gr Clays for every lead .45 ACP boolit from 185 gr to 230 gr.
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    Like Burnt Fingers I use one powder charge for all of my .45's although I use 3.7 grains.
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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