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Old November 25, 2012, 07:45 PM   #26
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Note 1: vinegar will leach out zinc from brass. Citric acid is safer.
Note 2: if there is less than 0.7gn from start to max (and charge weight is above 3.0gn), that tends to indicate a powder that is not a good choice. Generally, the pressure at the max is very spiky and they have had to drop the max charge so the max pressure does not exceed SAAMI. Generally, a good powder will produce a curve up to max pressure, while some powders like Clays and N310 will produce some sudden spikes and they have to take these short bursts of pressure into account. Of course, in ages past, such fast powders were only used for light target loads for 725-800fps and NEVER for max charges any way.
I have gotten sudden pressure spikes with light loads (well below max) with N310, TiteGroup, and Clays. I have never had that happen with AA2, Bullseye, Red Dot, Solo 1000, or 231/HP38--so I tend to stick with these powders.
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Old November 29, 2012, 08:08 AM   #27
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Thanks for the tips. Regarding case cleaning, right now I just tumble them in green corn cob for 2 or so hours to make them all clean and shiny. I also have some of the Lyman case cleaner solvent. Used it once to clean off all the red walnut dust and other grit, works amazing. The cases looked like brand new brass.

Brigond- In reference to the lack of small pistol primers at our local Cabela's, I blame you. Haha. I have only ever seen one box of them, and I jumped on it. They're always out of stock.

Also, anybody have a suggestion for a good 115gr or 124gr plated or FMJ bullet? Like I said in an earlier post I'm just looking to make a cheap economy load for practice.

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Old November 29, 2012, 08:44 AM   #28
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After accumlating 5000+ rounds of 9MM brass, this has motivated me to give Dillon a call and order those long overdue dies and pound out those casings into actual ammo.

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Old December 2, 2012, 06:34 PM   #29
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Brigond- our local cabelas has small pistol primers in stock


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