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Old 03-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #946
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I'm using virgin Lake City 5.56 brass, but they've been trimmed and FL resized. I also realized the rounds I was having trouble with were 40 Gr, not the 60's I thought they were. Since the 62 Gr M855 I have is dead reliable, I'll try loading up some of the 60's and see if they're any better. I was using the 40's becuase I figured they'd be a little less devastating on the coyotes these loads are intended for.
If there is a FTF I would not think bullet weight would make a difference. It might affect functioning of a semi-auto, but the gun would at least fire. Usually a FTF is a primer, headspace or firing-pin issue. However, it might be possible for a very short bullet, like a 40, to have an impact on head-space, especially if the shoulder of the rounds was set back in resizing. It's possible that the longer bullets, like a 60 or greater, would enter the throat of the bore sufficiently to make up for excessive headspace in the brass.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #947
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I thought he meant "failure to feed".
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #948
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #949
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I thought he meant "failure to feed".

Yes, that's what I mean.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #950
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Do the rounds with the 40gr. bullet have enough energy to fully overcome the bolt return spring?
Or does the bolt stop without going back far enough to pick up the next round?
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #951
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I thought he meant "failure to feed".
Oh, okay, that's a horse of a different color. Failure to feed.....meaning, I assume, that the next round in the mag is not picked up.....is probably due to insufficient gas/pressure from the round, and yes, a 40 grain bullet in a 223 could well be the problem.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #952
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So......lesson here?
I'da asked him what gods he prays to....

...cause they were puttin' in some O.T. with that one...
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:17 PM   #953
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Officially a reloader now.



Also, scored this for $15.00 today. Just need to make a stand for it.

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:18 PM   #954
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Wacha reloadin?
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #955
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Damn!

Wacha reloadin?
.45 acp for now. Picked up some 9mm lead bullets, but I need small pistol primers. I'll also be doing .223 when I get some bulletts. Damn, I thought this was supposed to save me money.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #956
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.45 acp for now. Picked up some 9mm lead bullets, but I need small pistol primers. I'll also be doing .223 when I get some bulletts. Damn, I thought this was supposed to save me money.
From the photo I thought those were .455's for a webley. They look real stubby.
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.45 acp for now. Picked up some 9mm lead bullets, but I need small pistol primers. I'll also be doing .223 when I get some bulletts. Damn, I thought this was supposed to save me money.
Cool!

Gonna swing by bass pro tomorrow to scout for a couple of things.
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Cool!

Gonna swing by bass pro tomorrow to scout for a couple of things.
Be careful, I lose time in stores like Bass Pro and Cabella's. I go figuring I'll spend 2 hours walking around. I'll check out the hunting section, and of course the gun library. When I check the time, usually 4 or 5 hours has passed. It happens all the time.
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From the photo I thought those were .455's for a webley. They look real stubby.
Maybe just the angle? Here they are next to some Remington UMC. Funny, I was looking at an old Colt chambered in .455 Eley yesterday.

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Old 03-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #960
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Maybe just the angle? Here they are next to some Remington UMC. Funny, I was looking at an old Colt chambered in .455 Eley yesterday.

Looks like you put a very light roll-crimp in those with the standard 45ACP die. Speaking of spending more money, if you are going to be shooting a lot of 45ACP you might want to consider investing in a dedicated taper-crimp die for that caliber. Rounds loaded for a semi-auto, as opposed to a revolver, headspace on the case mouth.
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