Reloading Podcast 166 - a close shave

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network.  Tonight the guys are answering questions about brass shavings and making f class loads.

  1. Bullet: Bayou Hightek 9mm 147 grain Flat Point
    Problem: in order to seat the bullet and not scrape off some of the coating I have to use an extreme Bell. I noticed that the feed ramp to my bullet tray was covered with brass shavings. when shooting at the range, the table I shoot from was covered in brass shavings. my Brother in law told me that the large bell is the source of the Brass shavings. I've tried for hours to find a bell large enough to not scrape off the coating but not throw Brass shavings all over the place but I've had no luck. I ordered a sample pack of Blue Bullets and they load like a champ. Unfortunately, my Glock 34 likes the Bayou Bullets better. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
    Bayou Bullets measure .356
    Blue Bullets measure .355     Troy

  2. Evening,
    I've been reloading 9mm for a year and am far from an expert. I've just completed my first AR in 5.56 and have a custom bolt gun that my son has created for me in 3.08. I am beginning to shoot them and want to be as accurate as possible. I have a 650 Dillon for the 9 and am thinking of purchasing a Forester Co-axial with their dies for the 5.56 and 3.08. Sound about right to you for making accurate loads? I would like to shoot F class and bang steel the them both.
    Thanks and Continued Blessings

  3. Took the plunge and bought the lee pro 1000 for 223. Came with the auto drum, I was excited. I can stay 24.1-24.3 with AR-Comp. is there a better powder? Problem is when the full case stops in position, the detent ball makes the case jiggle and I lose 2-3 pieces of powder. I can lightly touch the case and it won't spill. Happy with the press. Just a small challenge. Had it setup, adjusted and running with an hour.  Steve

    1. I have been using 748 for years but now also like CFE both meters great behind a 69 or 55 I only shoot my 77gr out of a 1-7 twist because that is what Sierra bullet recommend. Kenneth

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