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chill1955.....has your ejection port been shaped for maximum clearance ??
I used it for years, I have used several different powders, and have settled on 231or HP-38 .I'm still building my bench out in the garage -- but I am planning on loading .45 ACP to get started!
I got the following components to start with:
Bullets: Rem Golden Saber 230 HP and Rem FMJ 230
I got the press (3 of 'em, actually), dies, primers, brass ..... just lacking the workspace.
Anyone have any input on Unique in this caliber? I went with it because it looked to be versatile in use for a few other calibers that I'm interested in loading for.
No sir can you explain the procedure a little bit for me please? But I think I found the issue. I did a lot of engineering deconstructing mechanical issues in assemblies so I took a very simple approach. Excluding all of the die setting and case diameters and loads. But with SWC bullets it becomes a function of what works in your pistol. That's why the SWC data in thread after thread in forum after forum all have different "swearby" data for COL. Once I internalized that then it became simple. For a simple test I loaded a factory FMJ over the top of one of mine in the magazine and if it cycles I'm underpowered with 5.7 grains of unique and or my loads in the magazine are causing a collision upon ejection that could not be overcome. The factory load's case heel left a witness mark in the lead at roughly a 1.280 COL. I started based on jumbled data at 1.270ish and based on the collective beliefs I had loaded some down to 1.230 nearly flush case edge to shoulder of bullet. Now all I have to do for testing is make a dummy round for me the dummy put it in the mag and fire a factory over it. If the pistol cycles I will move down in .005 increments until it hangs up the ejection, then move back out the .005 and make up a batch of ten should do it. I need as much bullet in the case as I can get so I'll play with it till I get the shortest COL with 100% reliability. This has been a trip for sure.chill1955.....has your ejection port been shaped for maximum clearance ??