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stick a fork in them cases, they done
Cut em down to .38 Short Colt.
That result is consistent with Jim's findings here.Everyone's had poor luck this week with .357 Magnum it seems.
Last weekend I had a few nickel plated cases split with my 14.5 gr. 2400 under 158 SWC loads, I believe it was the 5th or 6th reload on those particular cases.
Have you compared N340 to N320?Loaded up another 300 rounds of 9mm using the ZERO 125gr JHPC bullets and Vihtavuori N340. That about does it for my second canister of N340, except for some N340 that I have earmarked for the 180 grain .430" rebate bullets that I chose when I filled out the rebate form for the 9mm Hornady dies I bought. I'm still not out of 9mm factory ammo, though I might save the factory stuff I have left for my son who bought himself a Shield a few weeks back. I've loaded up so much 9mm at this point, and only shot a few hundred rounds of it, that I finally just had to give up on boxes of any kind. I've just been putting 50 rounds in each sandwich bag and putting 4 sandwich bags each into a quart zip-lock bag. That seems to stack reasonably well in my ammo locker.
I have not used N320 yet. As luck would have it, I snagged a pound of N320 in June because the vendor was out of N340. I have 1600 bullets and primers earmarked for 9mm, and those will be loaded with N320, but It will be awhile before I crack open that canister.Have you compared N340 to N320?
What are your thoughts?
I use N320, but being out of stock almost everywhere, I might try N340 for a few different guns.
thinking my expander die was set too deep.. tried another 50 yesterday with it set a bit shallower and didn't seem to have any issues with bullets slipping back into the cases..9mm. Hornady dies. Single stage Hornady LNL press. Already deprimed and resized a crapload of shells.. so now I'm running thru the expander, hand priming, then dropping powder and seating the bullet 50 or so at a time..
not sure of the brass as I'm not sorting it by mfg.
New bumper sticker. "Will dumpster Dive for 308"Range trip today and found over 100 rds of 308 brass in 1 bucket. Don't typically dig through the brass buckets but it was just screaming at me.
Quick tumble to remove any debris, sized and deprimed, removed primer crimp as needed, trimmed and tumbled again. Mostly Winchester and Federal.
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I would stick with corn cob, if you leave it in walnut too long you will destroy your brass. I use a 50/50 mix of NuFinish car wax and Mineral Spirits with Corn Cob media. I just let it run for 6-8 hours if I want real shiny.Just started tumbling some brass with walnut. I’ve used only corn cob thus far so I’m gonna compare this run to see how it compares to the corn cob.
lizard litter , walnut .....cap full of Newfinish and Oderless Mineral Spirits.Ran for three hours with the walnut, just as I would corn, and it seems like polished a Bit shinier than the corn cob. It also seems a little finer than my corn media and didn’t find any in flash holes.
what’s your preferred dry media?