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  1. KrakenFan69

    Vibratory dry cleaning case lube off finished reloads?

    Almost identical to my process. Works great. Left some in the vibratory 24 on accident one time and the Hi-Tek coating was completely stripped off the lead right up to the case. lol Kraken Fan #69
  2. KrakenFan69

    38 Spcl. Load for USPSA minor

    That mold is my backup plan. I've been talking with Arsenal Molds about a custom mold. Similar design to the Lee but a bit heavier and no lube grooves. Been a minute since I heard form him though. I had better email him again. Kraken Fan #69
  3. KrakenFan69

    38 Spcl. Load for USPSA minor

    Yeah, I'm looking for a good round nose mold but not finding much I like in the 158 range in round nose in a 6 cavity mold. I also forgot to mention I am coating with Hi-Tek so there's that. Kraken Fan #69
  4. KrakenFan69

    38 Spcl. Load for USPSA minor

    I'm running the same revolver and starting up in Revo div in IPSC this year as well. I found a good load for 38 "Medium" Colt at 4.0 gn Win 231. (I'm trimming Winchester 38 Special Brass to 0.900") I just received my Starline 38 Long Colt Brass and am starting testing for a load for it to see if I can find an accurate load with the brass at that length or else I'll cut it down to the 0.900". I'm loading the Lee 358-158 RF I cast myself. Obviously, you will want to start low and work up looking for signs of pressure. Good luck and stay safe! Kraken Fan #69
  5. 38 long is just over 1", Medium is 0.9" & Short is 0.735" i believe. Kraken Fan #69
  6. I'm loading 38 Medium Colt on a 650. Here's what I'm using. Small Case Feed Plate 38 Special Dillon Sizing Die 9mm case flare in powder die. (38 wouldn't go low enough to flare.) I'm loading a Lee 358-158 RF so I use the 38 Special Dillon Seating Die Lee 38 Special FCD. Normally this wouldn't reach but I use the crimp ring out of a .40 S&W FCD on top of the 38 Special one in the die to keep it from being pushed up. Works like a champ. Hope that helps, Good luck! Kraken Fan #69
  7. KrakenFan69

    Moon Clip sizing

    I may have been mistaken, not sure where I read that now. Round Gun, I appreciate the offer but I live in Canada and it would likely make it more a pain than its worth. Kraken Fan #69
  8. KrakenFan69

    Yes, another 38 Short/Med/Long topic

    Did some testing with Win 231 today. Looks like 4.0 gn of W231 in 0.90" Winchester Brass with a Lee 358-158 RF is the ticket until I find a good round nose mold. Kraken Fan #69
  9. KrakenFan69

    Yes, another 38 Short/Med/Long topic

    I'm using a 38 Special conversion for my Dillon XL650. I use a 10mm adapter on the casefeeder. I decap before tumbling. 38 Special Sizing die. 9mm flare in the powder drop station as the 38 Special is too short for the brass I'm running at 0.900" or 38 Mid Colt if you will. 38 Special seating die. 38 Special Lee Factory Crimp die with a .40 Cal crimp ring installed above the 38 Special one to keep it from pushing up. I'm currently loading Lee 358-158 RF projectiles I cast and coat with Hi-Tek. Kraken Fan #69
  10. KrakenFan69

    Moon Clip sizing

    So I have a bunch of Winchester 38 Special brass. I had thought of picking up some Starline and TK Custom clips. Will the TK Custom for Winchester fit as tight as the Tk clips for Starline do? Everything I read mentions Winchester having a larger gap than most other brass yet the clips made for it are 0.20 while the Starline are 0.25. How does that figure? Thanks, Kraken Fan #69
  11. KrakenFan69

    Yes, another 38 Short/Med/Long topic

    Me as well, just teasing ya a bit. VV is a tough powder to beat for sure! Kraken Fan #69
  12. KrakenFan69

    Yes, another 38 Short/Med/Long topic

    If you don't mind my asking, what exactly is your reference then? lol I agree, it likely will. VV is very clean. Cheers, Kraken Fan #69
  13. KrakenFan69

    Yes, another 38 Short/Med/Long topic

    Got out today to test some loads. 0.900" Winchester case with 3.2 gn of Bullseye behind a Hi-Tek coated Lee 358-158 RF did fairly well. I have a tendency to rush these shots when testing and called the left flier. Shot at 15 yards. If this load makes PF it has potential. Had similar results with 3.2 gn VV N320 too. Kraken Fan #69
  14. KrakenFan69

    How many moon clips and holders do I need?

    Ordered mine last week. He shopped it on Wed. Can't wait to check it out! Kraken Fan #69
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