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What is your full house load weight and speed? Jacket of course.
I don't load many full house type loads. Shot some factory 240 grain JSP ammo in my Henry single shot 44. Didn't chrono it though.

I'd look in a reloading manual for rifle data, with a slower powder (maybe something like H110/ win 296) for where to start for a full house jacketed load. In my manuals, looks to be around 1,600-1,700 FPS for a 240 grain jacketed bullet and mid-high end of recommended charge of 110/296 from a rifle length barrel.
 
What is your full house load weight and speed? Jacket of course.
I load 44 mag for S&W Model 29's and a Marlin 1894. My full-power loads are on the upper edge of what's safe and sane for a vintage Model 29. I rarely use jacketed bullets because, done right, a cast bullet with a gas check can be driven just as hard as jacketed in a .44 rifle.

A few years ago I worked up a load I liked for the Marlin. It's a cast, powder-coated, gas-checked 429244 (IIRC sized to .431" for the oversized Marlin barrel) with a near maximum charge of H110.

I tried a 429421 powder-coated, no gas check, but accuracy in the rifle wasn't as good.

Oh yeah, weight and speed- both bullets cast at about 250 grains, and around 1650fps out of the rifle barrel, as I recall.
 
Working up some 22 tcm today. 35gr vmax with tcm powder. Hopefully can work up a good load for the 1911

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.017" over? That's not much. Have you ever made a "Dummy Round" and chambered it to see what bullet jump to the lands YOUR OAL is getting?

Maybe I should try that just for gits and shiggles?
More concerned about them possibly hanging up in P-Mags
Finished up the last of the box of 500 124g Berrys plated 9mm bullets tonight (68) in no time flat.
Sounds like you are "progressing" nicely. ;)
 
I'm finishing up 1000 357 Sig then will do a quick change over to make 2000 40 S&W. Same shell plate and powder. So change out the dies, adjust the powder measure and go.
 
I'm finishing up 1000 357 Sig then will do a quick change over to make 2000 40 S&W. Same shell plate and powder. So change out the dies, adjust the powder measure and go.
That's what I'm liking about this AP press, the ease of changing calibers.
I just got a package that had 10 die bushings, 40 S&W and a 223 shell plates. I also ordered a few sets of Sure-Lock lock rings and a set of Hornady Custom Grade dies in 40 S&W since the Lee set only has a powder thru expander.
 
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More concerned about them possibly hanging up in P-Mags
Going with what I've heard/read regarding OAL with .223-5.56, I'm under the impression that as long as the completed rounds fit/function in the mags that there will be no issue with the bullet being into the barrel lands?
I should make a dummy round and see just how far off the lands I am with mine. Just for the heck of it.
 
Going with what I've heard/read regarding OAL with .223-5.56, I'm under the impression that as long as the completed rounds fit/function in the mags that there will be no issue with the bullet being into the barrel lands?
I should make a dummy round and see just how far off the lands I am with mine. Just for the heck of it.
This right here is what I've been what doing for years and what I have found is that each rifle chamber is different. A 2.240" OAL may shoot really good groups in one rifle but in my other rifle 2.250" is the cat's meow. Case in point…

Find a good recipe for cases, primers, powder and bullets then play with the OAL to fine tune it.

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WATCH OUT Y'all….
First bullet mold…. 1oz 12g slugs
Hehehehe

Is it a necessity to "soot" the mold before each pour? Instructions state preheat and match burn.

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Edit….. not bad for quick little backyard experiment run. Yup my balls are wrinkly IMG_6132.jpeg

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WATCH OUT Y'all….
First bullet mold…. 1oz 12g slugs
Hehehehe

Is it a necessity to "soot" the mold before each pour? Instructions state preheat and match burn.

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Edit….. not bad for quick little backyard experiment run. Yup my balls are wrinkly View attachment 1775320
Your not alone pal! I just hope your fence is tall enough when you have 'em out in the open. ;)
 
Just finishing up the 380acp show stock. Fussy little cartridge and those plated round nose bullets are hard to hang on to with my 3X sized fingers. I took my time to get everything set just right now slow and steady wins the game.
 
Awaiting the arrival of more Hornady AP accessories, still a lot less than outfitting a Dillon, IMHO.
I've got 900+ 175g silvertip HP bullets that I pulled from some 10mm reloads last year that I plan to load for the fotey (40S&W)…


"Well, I don't know, but I've been told
You never slow down, you never grow old"

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Awaiting the arrival of more Hornady AP accessories, still a lot less than outfitting a Dillon, IMHO.
I've got 900+ 175g silvertip HP bullets that I pulled from some 10mm reloads last year that I plan to load for the fotey (40S&W)…


"Well, I don't know, but I've been told
You never slow down, you never grow old"

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I think that's "Foteh"? Innit? :D
 

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