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Post by dartfreak75 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:24 pm

hey guys i loaded up some 158 grain hornady xtp hp up tonight just this load is still under development last 5 where loaded at 31 grains of 3031 they went all over the place these i loaded 5 groups with 5 shoots in each group i started at 32 and increase in .05 incraments and went up to 34 grains so i got 5 shots at 32,32.5,33,33.5,34 i hope i can find that sweet spot the max is 37 so i still got some playing room if i can find a good load here im gonna start working in oal these where loaded at 2.235 which is what it calls for in the book i may try to go up if these wont fly heres a pic they look sharp.
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Post by Reload3006 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:28 pm

they look wicked. is your 35 a lever gun? if so you may want to keep your bullets crimped in the canulure.
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Post by dartfreak75 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:52 pm

yea it is but if i get it to deep in the canulure they want to move up and down thats how i broke my press lol
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Post by Daywalker on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:00 pm

If your moving your bullet while crimping, then it is possible your adding too much crimp, which might be the reason for the pressure and breakage. Just something to think about...

I really could not tell you as I am not loading your ammo or seeing how yours is done. Mine, I screw the die in and raise the round till it touches, after that, light pressure is usually enough to place the right amount of crimp..

I could be wrong in your case those. Never loaded 35 Rem...

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Post by Reload3006 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:08 pm

Ive never personally liked the lee f.C. die. i have a couple of them but honestly i cant get the results that Lee brags about. I just use the roll crimp that my rcbs and hornady dies put on if i am loading for an automatic or lever gun I crimp in the cannelure. i've never tore up a press using the F.C. die but i have buckled a couple cases but then i try my utmost to always set my press up so that it finishes an operation at cam-over i have recently learned that Lee presses dont cam over. to me this is a big big issue as you will never get any kind of consistency with it. there is a company that addressed that problem with a torque wrench handle replacement so you put a constant pressure on your crimping operation. they sell for around 80 bucks. but i dont load that way so i dont see the need for one.
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Post by dartfreak75 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:20 pm

yea i know what you mean iv always used the FC cause i can never get the roll crimp set up without crushing cases or pulling a bunch of bullets
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