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PsykoKlown

Some DIY projects to get ready for reloading for 9mm.

I've run into some real issues when priming and depriming on this press.

Lyman Brass-Smith All-American 8 Turret (now that's a mouthful).

People warned me about the priming system, and they weren't wrong (a RCBS universal hand primer is next on my shopping list)..

Where do I even begin?!

►Shooters World load data has been updated:
https://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/shooters-world-manual.pdf

Ballistic Tools gauges, a 3 way trim head issue, and some random brass stuff.

I upgraded to a 3-way trimmer and wish I'd just gotten one from the start.
►4:38 I meant when using a Lyman hand chamfer/debur tool.

A powder change makes for a surprising change in performance from a formerly underachieving bullet, and a little water jug action from another bullet.

A couple tools (and maybe a couple of springs) and a few minutes work make for a big improvement.

►Upgrade springs:
►RETURN SPRING FOR 2006-2017 SAFETY PRIME
https://leeprecision.com/return-spring.html
►PLUNGER SPRING
https://leeprecision.com/plunger-spring.html

I shot some of the weird experimental bullets with mixed results.
►OnTarget and Chrono data included.
►All bullets used were swaged.

It's not all good, and it's also not all bad, but some of it is downright ugly.

I definitely blame the pizza for this idea!

►I lost some of this weekend's range data, so I have to redo at least some of the testing.
►I need input on working up load data where there is none.

I did some reasonably good shooting this weekend.
►OnTarget and Chrono data included.
►All bullets used were swaged.
►http://shootersworldpowder.com
►Shooters World Data:
https://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/shooters-world-manual.pdf
►Lovex Data:
https://explosia.cz/app/uploads/2016/11/reloading_Lovex_EN.pdf
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(canister):
https://shootersworldpowder.com/canister-propellants/#burn
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(bulk):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/bulk-propellant/#burn

I've decided to try some other FB bullet weights.

►http://shootersworldpowder.com
►Shooters World Data:
https://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/shooters-world-manual.pdf
►Lovex Data:
https://explosia.cz/app/uploads/2016/11/reloading_Lovex_EN.pdf
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(canister):
https://shootersworldpowder.com/canister-propellants/#burn
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(bulk):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/bulk-propellant/#burn

I did some reasonably good shooting this weekend.
►OnTarget and Chrono data included.

►http://shootersworldpowder.com
►Shooters World Data (7/20/18):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ShootersWorldMaualInterior_072618.pdf
►Lovex Data:
https://explosia.cz/app/uploads/2016/11/reloading_Lovex_EN.pdf
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(canister):
https://shootersworldpowder.com/canister-propellants/#burn
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(bulk):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/bulk-propellant/#burn

I've decided to try some other FB bullet weights.

►http://shootersworldpowder.com
►Shooters World Data (7/20/18):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ShootersWorldMaualInterior_072618.pdf
►Lovex Data:
https://explosia.cz/app/uploads/2016/11/reloading_Lovex_EN.pdf
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(canister):
https://shootersworldpowder.com/canister-propellants/#burn
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(bulk):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/bulk-propellant/#burn

I decided make some 55 gn flat base bullets to try with Shooters World Blackout and Buffalo Rifle for comparison with my 55 gn RBTs, and got some interesting results.

►http://shootersworldpowder.com
►Shooters World Data (updated 7/26/18 (I was using the April edition)):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ShootersWorldMaualInterior_072618.pdf
►Lovex Data:
https://explosia.cz/app/uploads/2016/11/reloading_Lovex_EN.pdf
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(canister):
https://shootersworldpowder.com/canister-propellants/#burn
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(bulk):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/bulk-propellant/#burn

Not any hard evidence here, but there is a warning, and hopefully some other bits of interest.
►If I had referenced AA 5744 data I would have realized that my Buffalo Rifle charges were all above max.

Some things I've discovered about Shooters World/Lovex load data.

►http://shootersworldpowder.com
►Shooters World Data (updated 7/26/18 (I was using the April edition)):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/ShootersWorldMaualInterior_072618.pdf
►Lovex Data:
https://explosia.cz/app/uploads/2016/11/reloading_Lovex_EN.pdf
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(canister):
https://shootersworldpowder.com/canister-propellants/#burn
►Shooters World Burn Rate Chart(bulk):
http://shootersworldpowder.com/bulk-propellant/#burn
►The "S" and "D" in the Lovex powder names designate Single or Double base.

A little update on core sizing.
These cores are from the 69 gn mold I made.

►I'm using a BT Sniper Deluxe kit for swaging .224 flat base and rebated boat tail bullets (a one-off custom order RBT kit).
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?114-BT-Sniper

►Here's a bit more info you might be interested in:
Corbin Handbook of Bullet Swaging No. 9:
http://www.swage.com/ebooks/hb9-text.pdf
Scroll down to "About Weight Control..."
http://www.corbins.com/csw.htm
Some info about Rebated Boat Tails:
http://www.swage.com/ftp/rbt.pdf

Molds don't get any more basic than this.

►Core weight/length/diameter:
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?276943-A-Little-Math-That-Will-HOPEFULLY-Be-Helpful

►Jacket length/weight:
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?197487-Jacket-length-vs-bullet-weight&p=2192657&viewfull=1#post2192657

►I'm using a BT Sniper Deluxe kit for swaging .224 flat base and rebated boat tail bullets (a one-off custom order RBT kit).
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?114-BT-Sniper

►Here's a bit more info you might be interested in:
Corbin Handbook of Bullet Swaging No. 9:
http://www.swage.com/ebooks/hb9-text.pdf
Scroll down to "About Weight Control..."
http://www.corbins.com/csw.htm
Some info about Rebated Boat Tails:
http://www.swage.com/ftp/rbt.pdf

I added an adjustment for case retention.

An addendum to my spring upgrade video.

Some quick & dirty fixes for a few shortcomings of these saws.

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Mostly swaging related with a bit of this and that thrown in here and there.