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Old 02-07-2014, 02:34 PM   #21
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To expand upon the points that JonM made you need a little room for error. You are going to make mistakes either by error on your part or errors in your components. Be safe and stay within the tolerances stated by proven sources. Component manufacturers have to release safe and reliable data to avoid lawsuits.

It is very easy to make a no go gauge from scrap pieces of plastic. I use the throw away cutting boards from walmart or dollar general to make no go gauges for my shotshells. Since I have been using a no go gauge I have yet to carry a bulged shotshell in the field. You will see the same results with your pistol ammo.
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I agree and feel that i will leave this particular load as i have it. It was loaded with the min. charge for that powder. I am not disregarding anyones concerns for safety and respect all posts. I felt by my investigating that this procedure is relatively safe when approached with caution. Thanks man.


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So what do you use to melt and pour the product?
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Well after reading several more articles about loading rounds longer than SAMMI spec OAL and its advantages I tried it out myself.... ...
Now I wonder do I leave it alone or try hotter loads at this length?
I thing that you would enjoy the Berger manual on this subject. They discuss seating as critical with their secant bullets.

In addition to seating, there is the discussion of powder and weight.
Simply, achieve the most consistent velocity to achieve accuracy.

They suggested working with powder and charges prior to working with seating depth. Sounds reasonable to me.

I think you will find that hot and accurate is tougher.
I began years ago and tried loading to max and beyond, now I load about mid range and remain happy. 5.5 grains unique under a .45 ACP 230 grain works all day long.
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KG7IL Thanks for the info. I was just looking for Bergers locally but havent found a copy yet.


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