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Reloading

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I'm a novice reloader and had a question. I know not seating the bullet in to a maximun length is not good, but what if a seat it a bit to far?
     
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the load, short rounds can lead to way too much pressure in a full charge.
     
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  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A lot depends on what you're loading for. Semi automatic, handguns especially, don't always feed well with short rounds.
    Like Jim mentioned, stuffing the bullet in too far can also raise pressures. Assuming that you aren't near max, it shouldn't be much of a problem. Just like being too long can raise pressures because you can have the bullet jammed into the rifling lands.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Model 52 Smith semi auto only takes and feeds full wad cutters loaded with the tip of the bullet even with the top of the case. That loaded round will shoot in any 38 special and has a light powder charge but goes about 750fps . Full wad cutters can be loaded a number of different oal.

    9mm is normally loaded right up to max so if the bullet gets pushed back because of not enough taper crimp you could have too much pressure.
     
  5. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you accidentally set a few in too far, use an impact puller and bounce them out a bit, then run them through your taper crimp again.;)

    A bullet set too deep in the case will spike chamber pressures.:eek:
     
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  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    It's a .45 1911 3.8 grains of clays
     
  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is the OAL too long or too short? And how much too long or too short?
     
  8. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    What's a OAL?
     
  9. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    The maximum length allowed is 1.275
    This one load comes up at 1.16
     
  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Over All Length. It varies with bullet shape and weight.
     
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  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sorry, I should have expanded on that. Are you using a 230 grain round nose bullet ?
     
  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    230 hollow points
     
  13. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    You are .2 under max charge according to the manufacturers loading specs using a lead round nose. You are also using hollow points which should be a shorter OAL as the 1.275 is max for ball type bullets not what you are using.

    Edit: The manufacturer states 4.0 as max with the powder bullet combo you are using. I have data listing clays starting at 4.4 to a max of 4.7

    You should be fine.
     
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  14. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agree, the OP may need to single chamber each short round, but fire them off and reload the cases.
     
  15. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Active Member

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    So is that 1.275 from the manufacture of the actual bullet you are using? If so, why did you load them so short?

    My point is if I am using hornady 230 gr hp, I use hornady's manual and find there suggested max oal. If I change bullets, I make sure to readjust my die to accommodate the new bullet.
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I made a mistake.
    Like people that voted for Obama once.
    Course I never committed that sin.
     
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