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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Moonpie, Aug 6, 2015.
Well then you’ll prolly do a better job than me; come on down!
Wouldn’t mind trip to Houston, but I’ve got a full slate this weekend.
morning, I use a rcbs bullet puller. I destroyed 3 of
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XDmikey have to watch the sprue handle on the Lee, make sure you don't open the mould when pouring. Assume it's 9mm 120gr bevel base? You'll have to go to close to hardball alloy (4% Sb) for high end loads. PCing? It works great. Get a cheap (steel topped element) hot plate to heat the mould. New Lee molds have vent lines on the top so use a lead pencil for plate lube. Just 'write' all over the plate. 2 stroke oil works pretty good and a drop on the handle bolt and sprue bolts. If you use it on the pate, aply when the mould is hot and wipe with a paper towel to remove excess - like it looks like it is ALL removed. Run the alloy about 750F and mould 400F. The lee sprue handle is /was cheap metal and can break easily - so make sure you cut the sprue before the alloy is solid! You will see it change from silver to frosted, cut then. You have to pour fast for the 6x mould (start from the sprue pivot bolt) so one end isn't too hard. Wrinkles - cold mould. Watch base fill out - even bevel base needs to be good but check AFTER you finish casting. I run 165gr in 40sw and ~6$/100. Bout the same in 9mm. Get the NOE expander as you will NEED it. 9 cases will squeeze the base small.
I've found that using a shellholder instead of the collet works well. You can wear out a collet fairly quickly but not a shellholder!
Loaded up a few 300 PRC and 6.5 CM. Messed around with the Annealeez. I think I’ve about got it figured out.
I have seen a few loaded rounds go off because of people using shell holders instead of the supplied collets.
Well it looks like I'm buying a new collet for mine then. It broke and I had to use a shell holder last time.
Out of curiosity, what about the shell holder made it go off anyway?
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morning, loaded some 6.5 mag. 100gr noslers. one hole.
very accurate load and bullet.
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