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Re: marks on bullets

Posted by john martin on Monday, 25 July 2011, at 8:08 p.m., in response to Re: marks on bullets, posted by steven gabrielli on Monday, 25 July 2011, at 5:52 p.m.

Steven, coming from the cowboy action shooting genre there are a couple of fellas that make big lube bullets for my colts and winchesters and also offer bullets for the 45-70.I just loaded up some of their bullets. The big lube bullets have 2 deep and wide lube grooves to carry plenty of lube plus a crimp groove. Those are the bullets in question at this point. I have received an order of 405's from J and J but have not loaded any of those yet. J and J Cowboy bullets also offers the 405 in soft lead with the 3 lube grooves and a crimping groove and is listed on this site(Al Frasca's site) as a source for bullets for the 45-70.

I am only loading 60 grns of 3F instead of the highly compressed 70 grns of 2F. Would this matter as far as negating a problem with a spike in pressure? I am also seating in 2 operations but am using a Lee Factory Crimp Die 'cause I had one of those on hand but not a taper crimp die.

I have the Speer reloading book #13 and it gives the max cartridge length of 2.550.


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