Reload wrote:Thanks gentlemen. I have about 3/4 of a bottle of spray lube I picked up at a gun show. I think it's RCBS, I'll give it a whirl.WyrTwister wrote:Are the Penn bullets jacketed or lead ? RNBB - Round Nose Bevel ? Base ? Do not remember hearing of those ?
Cast, round nose bevel base. I put a link up to Penn Bullets in another thread in this forum. Nice website, and he has some good info on the lube he uses and the different leads for different rounds. Good prices too, $70/k for the Carbine round. He can ship up to 70lbs. of lead in any mix for $10.70 via USPS flat rate. I'm going to try his .45ACP 200gr SWC and see how they compare to the ones I get locally.
I've emailed the guy back and forth about the M1 round. He said he's been casting this bullet for 25 years with zero reports of leading or any problems. It is rated to 2000FPS, he recommends loading to 1800FPS using the 10.3 grains of 2400.
I recently ran across some info that said 2400 is the original M1 Carbine powder and has been around since the early 1900's. Lee lists it in their manual. I like the small charge, less powder = more round to the pound!
I'm going to load some @ 10gr and see how the do. If they're accurate and cycle the gun that's fine. I don't need 1800FPS to shoot paper.
I think WC820 is what Uncle Sugar used in ,30 Carbine Ball ammo . I had 4 pounds of this FINE grained ball powder . But I used it up in .30 Carbine , .30-30 , .357 & .44 Mag . H110 was suppose to originally be surplus WC820 . Or , at least , that is what I have read .
I bought AA # 9 to replace the WC820 . It too is a FINE grained ball powder .
Best I remember , 2400 is a flake powder ? I do not think Hercules / Alliant has sold / made any ball powder . I am out , so I can not look .
I have loaded Unique for .30 Carbine , but had to go to a max load to get it to cycle . This is just working from memoey , some where a tad over 6 grains , but do not take my word for it . Please look it up .