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  1. Call and ask. May not even have time to keep site updated
  2. Plunk Testing: The solution to chambering problems is to determine the cause: Take the barrel out of the gun. Drop rounds in until you find one that won't chamber. Take that round and "paint" the bullet and case black with Magic Marker or other marker. Drop round in barrel (or gage) and rotate it back-and-forth a few times. Remove and inspect the round: 1) Scratches in the ink on bullet--COL is too long 2) Scratches in the ink on edge of the case mouth--insufficient crimp 3) Scratches in the ink just below the case mouth--too much crimp, you're crushing the case 4)
  3. Plunk Testing: The solution to chambering problems is to determine the cause: Take the barrel out of the gun. Drop rounds in until you find one that won't chamber. Take that round and "paint" the bullet and case black with Magic Marker or other marker. Drop round in barrel (or gage) and rotate it back-and-forth a few times. Remove and inspect the round: 1) Scratches in the ink on bullet--COL is too long 2) Scratches in the ink on edge of the case mouth--insufficient crimp 3) Scratches in the ink just below the case mouth--too much crimp, you're crushing the case 4)
  4. 1050 comes with a two year warranty because most have been bought by commercial ammo makers who produce 1000000+ rounds a year on them. If you have a problem with either press and they suspect you are "using a motor," you get two years. If they can see machine and know you are just a handloader, you get treated to the no BS warranty. Both machines are so similar, I can't see an issue. Both will load just as well.
  5. noylj

    45acp

    Sarge: have you tries Precision Bullets? If not, try some
  6. What does bullet diameter have to do with lede? Lead bullets should be at LEAST 0.001" larger than actual groove diameter. Adjust COL using inert dummy rounds and the COL that feeds and chambers 100% is your gun's COL with that bullet and you can start loading from there. If you find that COL is too short for major, if that is your goal, THEN you can drill the throat longer.
  7. If Redding 380 dies, contact Redding
  8. 380 or 9x19 expander? Longer length will hit case web
  9. All my 45s prefer 200 over 185 gn. If you live for coated bullets, try Precision Bullets (Kemp, TX?). Fantastic accuracy from their 200 gn SWC. Slightly better in terms of accuracy are Zero and Precision Delta. Just how big is your "black?" The targets I normally use have a, for whatever reason, 2 1/3" black bullseye and all my 45 rounds should stay well inside that at 25 yards.
  10. Lack of data does not mean unsuitability. What it means is testing costs money and companies decided that they weren't paying their technicians to test shotgun powders in pistols or vice versa. Google data, verify start charge is near similar powders, and try it. I might start down near WST levels ( if not Red Dot levels) and work up. However, if you don't already own it, I wouldn't procure it.
  11. Blue Dot really fills a 9x19 case. I could not reach max pressure with 124 or 115 gn bullets, but I got very high velocity. Consider AA7 more useful. Green Dot is similar in usage to 231/HP38 and N320. Very good for 45 and 38 target loads.
  12. So what? What was accuracy? Low SD is good for walking the edge of power factor, but that is about all. Then, you still have to include some room for temperature and other variables.
  13. Let's take a very fast and hot burning powder, known for pressure spikes, and let's overload it to achieve some random velocity goal. Next, ignore about the only pressure sign you'll get before kaboom and then ask if it is safe. You move to slower powders for more velocity and to faster powders for less velocity/increased controllability.
  14. Your bullets are seating crooked Get a seating stem that fits your bullet. All die makers will make custom seating stems and, generally, have some better stems on shelf for specific bullets. Be sure you are expanding the case so case ID is 0.001-0.002” smaller than bullet diameter and flaring case mouth enough so bullet can sit on case straight.
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