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Old 12-30-2011, 10:47 AM   #11
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I found that when hand loading to lead cast bullet pressures/velocities, my semi auto would short cycle more often than not. I exceeded recommended velocities in .5 grain increments until my Beretta would cycle reliably. I have had zero leading and found my firearm quite accurate with the load I cautiously worked up. Be careful working up slowly and I think you will be happy with either manufacturer.


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Old 12-30-2011, 02:44 PM   #12
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Some of the loading data can be confusing. In some cases you are loading lower than jacketed of the same weight and in other cases higher. I am working up 38spl loads to shoot in a 357 revolver and a rifle. I loaded 5 rnds ea in .3 gr increments the other day and now have to get to the range.


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