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    LOL, as long as that meplat is that large, a boat tail will do nothing to help BC. A wadcutter is a wadcutter no matter which end you point forward.
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    Been carrying my Sig P226 and instead of buying the pricey 9mm ammo, I decided to use up some 9mm 147 grain XTP BT boolits that I have laying around. I have some data that FIKL was nice enough to give me, about the hottest loads in XTP bullets. I decided on HS-6 as the powder of choice, mainly because that's what I have on hand. I really do need to get my hands on some AA-7 but for now this will do.

    It looks like if I put the boolit on top of 5.3 grains of HS-6, I'll get in the neighborhood of 1,030 fps. I really need to break down and get a chronograph, but the fps should be pretty close. I can always look at it later. So, if accuracy is good, I'll load up the remainder, then I'll load up some self defense loads using brand new, shiny brass I bought for the occasion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemakr40 View Post
    The decapping dies I use are carbide. If I remember right I paid like 30 bucks for the Lee decapping die that's carbide. I ran into issues with their .223 and ordered one in carbide. The Crimp die is also carbide but I have NO idea why.

    Update:
    I used the power of Love to... well ok, the power was a hammer, a vice, and a couple of standard screwdrivers to use as wedges to release the decapping im and the power of a 1/4" steel rod and a hammer to ex or size the brass Demon from the die.
    I've put the die in a vise and heated it with a propane torch to expand the steel and make the release of the brass much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I've put the die in a vise and heated it with a propane torch to expand the steel and make the release of the brass much easier.
    The brass actually came out pretty easily once the decapping pin/sizer was removed. It was the pin removal that posed the real problem. the neck on the brass was stretched on an angle with almost 3/16" difference between the high and low points.
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    Been up in the sweat box working on some new test loads. As I posted elsewhere member Rusty in Ohio provided me some .356" cast lead bullets to experiment with and again a huge Thanks Rusty! These are Lee .356-102-R1 cast bullets and right now I am loading some with AA#2 powder. It's going well other than it's very hot upstairs in my loading room. Should have done it this morning while it was still cool up there.

    So far they are loading pretty straight forward and looking forward to shooting these this Sunday in my 2 380's.
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    ^^ Go get you one...before they're all sold out!!

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    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    .45ACP, Brazos 230gr round nose cast boolits over Power Pistol with CCI primers.

    Feel bad for kmw1954, my load shop is a comfortable 69f.
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    Yeup, last night after 10pm with windows (5) open and the fan on it was probably still almost 90* up there. Finished up early this morning and it was a balmy 80* but was able to finish w/o sweatin my tush off.

    So I have plenty to test on Sunday when we get to the range. These and about 5/6 different 45 loads.

    AC, Kids are moving in 2 weeks to new place with central air so I can get two of my old window shakers back. Now this is an old fashioned summer like I remember as a kid!
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    My reloading is in the "man cave" which is the utility room of the basement in the air conditioned house. It actually feels a little cold when I first go in there.

    Loaded up 28 of the 45-70 trapdoor rounds with 37.5 grains of IMR3031 pushing the 405 grain LFN. I was stuffing magazines with 9mm, 380 and 45 ACP before that and the 45-70 feel like mortar rounds in comparison. I figure the 28 with what I have loaded in stock (have no idea quantity there) should be enough punishment for both the shooters and the old musket.
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    well its suppose to drop down into the mid to higher 60's in the early morings here in a few days, and as how a friend is up for the week and loves to shoot I am now down 450 --45 acp and 300-- 9 MM rounds. the girl loves to shoot that CZ97 and she does it very well too!
    the 9 MM was for testing multiple different carry size 9 MM that she is going to buy to repalce her 38 snubby, looks like it may be a Sig 365 as she loved that one and was shooting the devil out of it.
    so looks like time to spend down in th Labor-A-Tory making high speed security system components shortly.
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