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Old 11-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #21
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personally I would use the 4 die carbide set by lee to reload 45 acp rounds. I think the lee factory crimp die does an exellent job taking care of potential bulges in the case after bullet seating. Now Im not saying lee products are the best all Im saying is Ive had great results with this particular die set reloading 45 acp. The information the moderator gave Is exellent information. There are u-tube videos of people reloading 45 acp cartriges where they drop the cartridge in the barrel to show what your looking for.



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Old 11-29-2009, 09:58 AM   #22
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I loaded up a batch of 9mm yesterday with some 124 grain (Speer Gold Dot) and 115 grain (Speer) hollow points. As this was my first 9mm run on the new RL-550, I had to re-set-up all of the dies. I kept the OAL below the recommended max (per the Speer handbook). But those rounds would jam up in the chamber of the wife's Walther Model 99. Seems the OAL was long enough that the flatter olgive of these hollow points would jam into the throat before the slide could fully go into lock.

I re-seated the rounds to a shorter OAL, and then they fed fine.


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Old 11-29-2009, 08:59 PM   #23
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Ok. Well. It appears that I didn't have enough crimp. I must have mixed in rounds from three different batches, cause some from the other day fired fine, some weren't crimped enough, and some (very few) were crimped too much.

Got it dialed in now.
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Default Load to just under max OAL

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Just a normal compression crimp. I use the RCBS three die Carbide set.

A few of them seemed to catch at the top of the ramp, but most of them were simply keeping it slightly out of battery.
For my cast handloads in my Colt Govt. Model, I load to just under (.002"-.004") under Max OAL. listed in the manual. As been said, be sure to check operation in your magazine. I seat bullets to proper depth, back out the seater stem, turn down the die into press until proper taper crimp is made. Use your barrel, or a case gauge to check proper fit of your handloads vs. factory load fit. Your loads should fit the same distance into the barrel as the factory loads do. By the way::GREAT picture=NO picture of your load needed. PS: Is that you in your avatar pict. also??
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:01 PM   #25
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Yeah I started using a spare barrel to check the fit. I loaded my most recent batch within .010" of the max OAL.

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