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by Hawkmoon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Custom dies?
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Custom dies?

The new stem, along with a spare seating die, arrived yesterday. The die isn't really profiled to the exact shape of the Berry's semi-wadcutter bullet. Basically, Lee just drilled out the interior of the seating plug so that the outer perimeter bears on the shoulder of the SWC bullet, rather than th...
by Hawkmoon
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Berry's bullet question
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Berry's bullet question

As an update, I made up a batch of these 185-grain bullets using 5.0 grains of Winchester 231, seated to 1.250" (which is what Berry's recommends). They shot VERY accurately, and recoil was minimal (which is what I'm hoping to accomplish). However, the brass came out very black around the case ...
by Hawkmoon
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Custom dies?
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Custom dies?

Has anyone ever had Lee make them a custom seating die stem? I occasionally load Berry's plated semi-wadcutters in .45 ACP. The standard seating die gets the job done, but it can be troublesome so I decided to take the plunge. Lee only makes a custom seating plug, they don't sell a custom die, so in...
by Hawkmoon
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

And, of course, I completely forgot that I also need a #14 shell holder for the AutoPrime hand priming tool.

I am such a doofus ... :roll:
by Hawkmoon
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Berry's bullet question
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Berry's bullet question

Thanks, but I don't cast my own bullets. I need information on this specific bullet from Berry's Bullets.
by Hawkmoon
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Recording load data
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Recording load data

How do you all do it? For a long time I only loaded .45 ACP, always using the same brass, the same primers, the same bullets, and the same powder. There just wasn't much need to keep track of anything. When I branched out into 9mm, it happened that my powder charge remained the same so, again, there...
by Hawkmoon
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Berry's bullet question
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Berry's bullet question

This is a late update -- much of 2016 was written off due to some health issues. Back to the topic: With Berry's 230-grain plated lead round-nose bullets, I've been loading to a COAL of 1.270". I arrived at that number by measuring ten factory Winchester "white box" cartridges and ave...
by Hawkmoon
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Happy New Year, Folks
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Happy New Year, Folks

Be safe for 2017
by Hawkmoon
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

Lee answered my inquiry and confirmed that the #14 is for the .45 Schofield. So I guess I'll be buying a #14 case holder for the Auto Prime, and a #14 shell holder for the Pro 1000 press.
by Hawkmoon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

Grrr ... Lee's web site seems to be a mass of contradiction and misinformation. Still trying to get into loading .45 Schofield. I've always primed off the press, using a Lee Auto Prime. I have their standard set of shell holders for the Auto Prime, but there doesn't seem to be one that's quite right...
by Hawkmoon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

Well, I guess I won't be trying out the Pro 1000. Once again, I forgot about shell holders. The die set will (I expect, and hope) include a shell holder for a single stage press, but I don't have anything for the Pro 1000 to take .45 Schofield brass. So I guess I either use the Turret Press, or the ...
by Hawkmoon
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

That might work -- IF I had a shell holder to fit the .45 Schofield brass. But I don't load any rifle calibers (yet), and my .45 ACP shell holder won't help. So I decided to just (pardon me for this) "bite the bullet" and buy the 3-die .45 Schofield set from Lee (actually, from a Lee deale...
by Hawkmoon
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

:banghead:

I completely forgot about the difference in case rim diameter. Looks like I'll be buying a set of .45 Schofield dies. Which means I won't be shooting my new conversion cylinder over Christmas weekend.
by Hawkmoon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: What dies for .45 Schofield?

I already have Lee dies for .45 Colt. Christmas or not, I'm on a limited income and I can't spend money I don't need to spend. I would like to know if the Lee .45 Colt dies can also load .45 Schofield. If the RCBS dies do both, I would hope the Lee dies will also do both.

Does anyone know?
by Hawkmoon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: What dies for .45 Schofield?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

What dies for .45 Schofield?

I'm about to embark on reloading some .45 Schofield in order to have some light "cowboy"loads for a clone of a Colt 1851 blackpowder pistol with a cartridge conversion cylinder. I have a set of Lee dies for .45 Colt. Will those also load .45 Schofield. or do I need dies specifically for th...

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