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5 years 23 weeks ago, 11:18 PM

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Just recieved a set of hornady dies. What a difference over Lee. Quality is so great. The dies have locking screws to keep the measurements dead on.
Does anyone else have a simular experience or do Lee dies just suck?

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 11:24 PM

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The only Lee dies I use are they factory crimp dies that are great for pistol ammo and I do use a couple of the rifle factory crimp dies. Most of all my dies are RCBS.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 11:33 PM

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Fordvg- Good to know

I am new to reloading and get great guidance from GUNSLOT. I will try a RCBS when I get deeper into it.
The dies have already paid for themselves...loaded 120 rounds of 450 Bushmaster, 100 rounds of 45 colt which if purchased at cabelas would have cost more than the dies and components with much more powder, primers and bullets still left over....really enjoying reloading

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 11:39 PM

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I have been reloading now for 21 almost 22 years now. I need to get around to reloading me somemore 5.56 rounds. It is a lot of fun to reload and make your own rounds.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 11:51 PM

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Ford, need help

I have a very specific handload question that maybe you can ask other friends about. I'm using a Glock 34 9mm and I have Montana Gold 124 gr JHP on top of Ramshot Silhouette. I started with 4.5 gr and the rounds wouldn't even cycle the gun reliabley, in addition to only averaging 890 fps, when I went to 5.0 gr, it was averaging 1034 fps. I'm trying for 1075, to give me a 133 PF (8 point cushion for minor in case my extreme spread is bigger than I anticipated). I was using various brass sized to .747"-.748.5" and loaded to 1.130" OAL, but I'm going to bump up to 5.2 gr with an OAL of 1.110". I'm hoping you have experience or have a friend somewhere that has a similar load so I can figure out before Sunday whter it's going to be enough for the local match. Oh, and 1911 sucks. Couldn't help it, sorry.

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