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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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Old May 9, 2019, 11:58 PM   #206
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I just got into reloading, and started with my 327’s. I have found there is very few bullet choice for this caliber, but I haven’t seen anyone talking about Lehigh Defense ammo yet. Is this not popular to reload? I just ordered 150 95gr .312 extreme penetrator for the 327 loads and 100 75gr .312 extreme penetrator bullets for 32 H&R loads. They have data posted for these loads.

Has anyone tried them?

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Old May 10, 2019, 07:53 AM   #207
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I wasn't aware of them, thanks for pointing it out. They appear to be a bit expensive for playing around, the Rainier bullets are good for that. But this would be great for SD loads!
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Old May 10, 2019, 08:16 AM   #208
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I wasn't aware of them, thanks for pointing it out. They appear to be a bit expensive for playing around, the Rainier bullets are good for that. But this would be great for SD loads!
I didn't think the Rainer bullets had the grove you need for roll crimping. I have not yet learned how to load something like this in the 327 as the Lyman book says to roll crimp revolvers.
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Old May 12, 2019, 05:17 PM   #209
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Federal and Speer (and Alliant) are all under the ATK umbrella of products.
ATK was merged with Orbital Sciences Corp to form Orbital ATK in 2014 and that was purchased by Northrop Grumman last year (2018). The sporting goods interests were spun off from Orbital ATK as Vista Outdoors, and in 2015 it became a completely separate company, so Northrop Grumman doesn't own it. Vista Outdoors is the company that actaully owns Federal and Speer now.
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Old May 12, 2019, 06:05 PM   #210
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I have been taper crimping them, but I only load them to 32H&R power. For magnum loads I use XTPs and roll crimp.
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