TwoShot Posted February 9, 2008 Share Posted February 9, 2008 I have loaded thousands of .45 ACP and minor 9 loads. I am making the jump to open and major 9. I have a Dawson tuned STI Trubor on the way. I have searched the forum and gleaned a great deal of good information. My plans are as follows: - Once fired brass sorted by headstamp, most of what I have is Federal and CCI nickel - EGW undersized sizing die - Winchester Small Pistol and Small Rifle Primers are what I have on hand Question 1, Is the Lee factory crimp die necessary? Question 2, What bullet ? Zero's seem to be scarce as hens teeth. Would Montana Gold 124 CMJ's be a good place to start? Question 3, What powder? I'm in my 50's and have no illusions of grandeur. I see many of you use HS-6, it is considered dirty by many. Many use VV N340, N350 and 3N37. Many say 3N37 puts alot of heat in the gun. Silhouette seems to be equal in performance to 3N37 without the heat. Where do I start? Am I expecting too much looking for a powder that isn't a compressed load. Question 4, How much taper crimp at the case mouth? Are you measuring this or going by something else? Question 5, What OAL, I'm getting Dawson tuned STI mags, the 170 will have a spacer, the 140's will not. Thanks for your time and consideration!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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