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Old January 8, 2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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.380 load question

Ok I was having an issue with the bench push test and I want to see if this sounds right. I think I have fixed it.

Using R-P case. After sizing the mouth it .3645. After flare the mouth is .3685 then after I seat and crimp the mouth is .3700.

With the measurements above, does it seem like I should be getting enough tension?

Earlier I was basically leaning on the cartridge against my bench and was getting setback. With the measurements above I was doing the push test from above with just my fingers basically until I got white knuckles and leaving a dent in my bench and there was no setback.

The reason I guess I'm a little over worried is because I am doing these for my parents and just want everything to be safe.

Also would I be safe in using this seat and crimp with Federal and Win cases?

Any and all help is appreciated.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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Old January 9, 2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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Are you using a taper crimp? If so, you should not get set back.
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Old January 9, 2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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I'm using Hornady. Only had one choice.
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