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Old 10-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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So since they are seated too deep do I need to pull all my bullets and reseat them or should I just match the max col next batch?

Here is from Hornady handbook of cartridge reloading 8th edition,



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Second page. Why the difference between COL?

Is the 1.230 in the second page what they recommend setting and then the 1.275'' the max?

I checked some of the reloads that i had sitting around that i purchased from a dealer at a gun show a few months back. They varied from 1.230 exactly to 1.245.

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My opinion would be to look at where you are at with your powder charge. If you are near the 3/4 to max range, the bullet depth is very important. But if you are on the low end of the powder charge, I wouldn't worry about the pressures. Shoot what you've already got and make adjustments to the next batch if you want.

I have a couple 1911s that prefer short OALs. I just load them pretty mild and I've never had any problems with the thousands that I've shot.

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My max charge using Titegroup is 4.8gr. I was loading with 4.3 and maybe a little bit less. I feel as if this batch will be just fine. I used all the normal precautions that i have been taught. I will just remember to set my bullets a little bit higher next batch. Thanks for the input guys.

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OK...spell out "COL"..i get the O=overall, L=length....C=?
COL = Cartridge Overall Length
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COL = Cartridge Overall Length
10-4..thanks.......i shoulda knowd...just call me slow.
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Great ammo.What kind of press do you load on? I load up .45acp with 230 gr. lead round nose. For the longest time I used a Lee challenger single stage press. Recently purchased a Lee classic cast turret press for all my pistol ammo. Great solid unit that is semi progressive and sets up quick. Loads ammo pretty fast too. If ya don't use a progressive now, just log onto youtube and check out the video for this press courtesy of iraqvet8888. Really interesting and informative.

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Ammo was loaded on a single stage rcbs press. I have been checking out turret presses and the Dillion xl650. I wish I had the money because I would love to have one but an ar build is next on my list.

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Ammo was loaded on a single stage rcbs press. I have been checking out turret presses and the Dillion xl650. I wish I had the money because I would love to have one but an ar build is next on my list.
DUDE, you can bag a lee turret for a little bit of nothing!

Lee 3 Hole Turret Press with Manual Index - MidwayUSA

just like mine except mine is auto indexing. I bagged mine used with carbide .357 dies from a guy that didnt know better for $20
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I have said many times, the Lee Classic Turret 4-Hole press is under $100 and my recommendation to people coming off a single stage. It is not a large step from a single stage to a turret and also not much more money. Nothing wrong with progressives, but there is a lot going on at one time and you really need to watch closely.

Dillons are expensive in my book and a lot more expensive for caliber conversions than other progressives. If high round output is your ultimate goal, the Dillon and other progressives may be what you want. But you can get set up with a Classic Turret for pretty cheap and you can still turn out 250 rounds per hour.

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Ammo was loaded on a single stage rcbs press. I have been checking out turret presses and the Dillion xl650. I wish I had the money because I would love to have one but an ar build is next on my list.
i went from rcbs single stage to a xl650. i still use my single stage for some loading. i like it for 458 winmag/lott 30-06 and 45-70. single stages are great for low production number cartridges and no loading bench is complete without one.

for progressives i cant recomend enough the xl650. the ease of use and setup is crazy. when you get ready saving for the xl650 in my opinion is a no-brainer.

the reason there is a col difference is bullet profile. lighter bullets tend to stick out less so you get a shorter col. all the bullets in a typical load are seated to the same depth in the case so the same amount of bullet is being gripped by the case.

this makes the oal different for different bullet profiles but the depth seated the same. hope that makes sense.
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