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    Absolute Hammer load data

    I will try polishing the stem up. Thanks JTH.
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    I’m having issues with 151 AHs sticking in my Redding seating die. I know I could use a little more neck tension (at .002 currently), but I still don’t think the bullet should be pulling back out of the case like it is at that tension. If I bed the stem with JB weld, won’t that stem then be...
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    Post 749 continued.... Savage Model 14 250 Sav 90gr AH 22” 1:10 barrel Hornady virgin brass CCI 200 COAL 2.521 (changed seating to first “valley”) 3 thou NT Lee FCD 3/16 turn (ButterBean die setup method) 81 degree shoot temp Benchmark Charge Velocity Notes 37.3 3369 37.6 3388 faint ejector...
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    Bingo, thanks much
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    Regarding the Lee FCD, when guys say “1/4 turn” to quantify crimp, am I to understand they mean turning the die in 1/4 turn more beyond what it takes to get die to shell holder contact when the ram is raised? I did not even begin to achieve a detectable crimp until I was about 1/2 turn past die...
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    All very helpful. Thank you nwmnbowhunter.
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    Thanks Bean, I’m using Redding type S bushing dies with expander removed followed by a .256 expander mandrel. I’m a novice at reading pressure but inspected cases very closely with a magnifying glass and i see no marks on the case head at all. I’d rather not push to a blown primer. Would you...
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    Absolute Hammer load data

    Savage Model 14 250 Sav 90gr AH 22” 1:10barrel Hornady virgin brass CCI 200 40 thou off lands COAL 2.545 3 thou NT Lee FCD 9/16 turn past shell holder contact 94 degree afternoon shoot temp, windy IMR 4064 Charge Velocity Notes 35.5 3132 36.0 3177 36.5 3182 37.0. 3244 37.5. 3284...
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