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Ive had my press for some time now but I wanted to read and watch videos before I started making rounds. Well with some time off from work for the holiday I got everything set up and just made my "first" round at home with no powder and no primer to make sure I had my dies set right. Its a great feeling knowing that I made this round but I just wanted to see what everyone thought? OAL is 1.576, below the 1.590 maximum. The crimp was harder to achieve than I thought it was but I figured it out. Now Im starting with Unique because of the guy at my local gun store and all of his knowledge said it would be a good beginer powder for me. Been going by the book and recording all my OAL's and making sure my powder charge is exact and im going on almost two hours right now trying to type this out on my phone and ive still got nine more to go. Its a slow process for me right now because this is my first run but time is flying will post pics when im done but thought I would post this for now.
 

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Ok im done and I had to smoke before I posted pictures. The first picture is a round with no primer or powder to try to get the crimp and OAL right.

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Now here is all of them done and ready to try them out. Tell me what you think or what else works for everyone else. And thanks everyone thats helped me out with my noob questions. Im sure I will have more stupid questions soon.
 

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Ok maby a beginer powder is a bad choice of words, he said it has a wide variety of uses and if I didnt like it for the .357's I could still use it for a different caliber. All the brass was once fired brass from my revolver and they were the proper lenght when I reloaded them. So everyone is saying the bullet is seated to deep? I will defenitly make sure I correct that on my next run. And they will be getting put down range out of my GP 100 4inch. Thanks everyone for the input.
 

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Did you put calipers on your crimp? It might be the pic but it looks like there's a darker ring around the neck? Usually indicates a healthy crimp. If your loading on the lower side of the scale there won't be any issues but you may wanna check because it does raise pressures. Usually .002 is a good crimp
I will check the crimp tonight, and yes they are loaded light to start with. Thanks for the help.
 
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