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  • Zingger's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 10:01 AM
    Good Morning All- I feel that these findings need to be posted. Yesterday I dropped the remaining 31 loads and measured the powder in them. The goal weight was 10.6 grains. The published max was 11 grains. The powder contained ranged from 13.3 to...
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    06-07-2021, 10:33 PM
    There is no disagreement on that. Will tear down and check. I used an rcbs competition model throw, and check every 10. But you are absolutely right, things can (and do!) Happen. Thanks for your insights, sir.
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    06-07-2021, 10:07 PM
    Thank you all for the thoughts. A rudimentary headspace check shows it just outside of no-go. my thoughts are that the load was off, too big of bullet. Pressure was very high very fast. Had it sustained I would have become uglier than I currently...
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    06-06-2021, 12:51 PM
    Thank you Don- That is some very good insight. I do have children- and really don't hotrod when it comes to loading. Especially pistol loads. This is one of those deals that I just plain didn't think. Period... It isn't that I don't want to...
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    06-06-2021, 11:50 AM
    The plunger marks are clearly visible, and the primer pocket is out of round. As bad as the face appeared, it cleaned up nicely- no permanent etching of any kind. There was no damage to the inside of the bolt body either. Cycled very hard-...
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    06-06-2021, 08:46 AM
    Thanks all- The load was 10.6 grains of true blue under the Mihec 44/444 300 grain (my cast with sizing to .432 falls to 283-5). The reason I ask all of you instead of a "gunsmith". I have helped at one, considered to be very good- and trust the...
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    06-06-2021, 12:22 AM
    Hey All- A guardian angel must be watching over me. Let me start with that. Today I bought a trapper, 94 Winchester in 44 mag. A load that wasn't that crazy- 285 grain cast bullet, mold was purchased from a gentleman here. Sized to .432 to...
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    05-27-2021, 05:08 PM
    pm sent
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    05-16-2021, 11:53 PM
    faraim started a thread Wrinkled bullets in Cast Boolits
    I finally got a chance to cast using my new MP aluminum mould and ended with wrinkled bullets. I've tried different lead temperatures, heated the mould, cooled the mould, cleaned it twice with brake cleaner, even alternated between dipping and...
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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