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Most of the time I use an RCBS seater and Lee taper crimp die; both can seat and crimp but I do them in separate operations. (Separate stations on a Dillon 550) Sometimes I use a Lee FCD when appropriate but not usually. 

 

You really don't want to seat and crimp in the same stage with lead bullets (cast/lubed, coated, etc), that's a sure way to get lead shavings around the case mouth.

 

If your crimp die is a Lee taper crimp and not the FCD, it sounds like you have the same dies for seating and crimping? Easy to tell, the FCD has a carbide sizer ring at the opening, but the standard seat/crimp die does not.

 

If you're seeing brass shaving with that crimp die, it's probably a bit rough inside. It should not do that. Try swapping it with your seater die (if they are both the same die), maybe that one has a smoother crimp taper. You'll have to re-adjust each one for seating and crimping respectively of course. 

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What is the hardness of the DG and Bayou bullets? Just wondering...  I've shot 100k+ of the Bayou's over the years with very good results.

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Bayou’s are between 16 and 18 BHN


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Since this thread was started, BBI has cut prices across their product line. With a team member's code for 7.5% additional off, they are priced very attractively.

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Gonna give the Brazos 125gr 9mm a try.  Ordered a sample pack sized at .357 Wednesday, got a shipping notice Thursday afternoon and a follow up notice this morning, so far so good.  Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my 320X5.   

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21 hours ago, dave33 said:

Gonna give the Brazos 125gr 9mm a try.  Ordered a sample pack sized at .357 Wednesday, got a shipping notice Thursday afternoon and a follow up notice this morning, so far so good.  Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my 320X5.   

 

 i have the brazo 125 in .357 dia, they work fine, 4.0 sport pistol and 1.250 oal they fit all my 9"s

 

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Gonna give the Brazos 125gr 9mm a try.  Ordered a sample pack sized at .357 Wednesday, got a shipping notice Thursday afternoon and a follow up notice this morning, so far so good.  Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my 320X5.   

Off the top of my head I think my load was 3.6gr Titegroup at 1.13-1.14” and that worked pretty well for me


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Thanks guys, Im gonna be loading with AA#2.  Will let yall know how it works.

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