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Old January 18, 2019, 10:40 AM   #201
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In Post #182 I talked about loading AA #9 behind my NOE 125 grain LSWCs. Dumb but happy, I loaded them just below the starting load suggested for 115 grain bullets and Accurate #9. I thought they were a little rowdy but manageable, but now that I have gone back to reload them, I looked closely at the primers... WOW! I've never seen revolver primers flattened out so completely. I'm going to have to drop back at least a full grain and try again. Thus, I don't want to publish my load data except to say that powder and bullet combination can be used, but that my data was way too warm for routine use. I hope I can get something safe but still high performing, but I've got to seriously reevaluate this combination.

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Old January 18, 2019, 01:56 PM   #202
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It's my belief that reading primers is wildly overrated.

In this particular situation...
If I built a load that was mild or mid-range, stepped it up a bit (using SAME brass headstamp, same primers, same powder from same lot and fired in same revolver) and observed the spent brass/primers along each step of the process, only at the point of substantial change would I lend much credence to the look of a primer in a revolver round.

If the brass is extracting effortlessly, I wouldn't be too concerned with the appearance of a primer, especially in .327 Federal with a SAAMI 45k PSI max.

These were small rifle primers, yes?
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Old January 20, 2019, 09:31 AM   #203
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New Member here, and was wondering if anyone knows the bullet manufacturer that is used in the American Eagle 100 gr. JSP?
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Old January 20, 2019, 01:04 PM   #204
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An e-mail to ben.amonette <at> atk.com might get you a more official answer (maybe not) but conventional wisdom suggests that the Federal American Eagle 100gr JSP would be a Speer product, but not one that has ever been offered as a component for us to purchase. Ben is a ballistician at Alliant and they field e-mail questions on the subject of handloading from mild to wild all the time.

I say this simply because the American Eagle is a Federal brand, and Federal and Speer (and Alliant) are all under the ATK umbrella of products. It would also make sense of it was the CCI-400 small rifle primer used in that ammunition, but I would not believe it to be a smokeless powder available to us that is used in that ammo.

If you do contact him and hear a reply, I'd appreciate if you shared it here in this thread!
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Old January 21, 2019, 08:38 AM   #205
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Even if it is actually a Speer bullet, Speer no longer offers anything but a lead bullet in 32 caliber.

It is sad that Speer has done away with their 32 caliber lineup. I have over many years used Speer reloading products, both rifle and handgun, with good results in accuracy.

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