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.45Guy
January 27, 2008, 10:59 PM
Well, my el-cheapo idea of using an RCBS #1 shell holder, and my .38 special dies for .35WSL have come crashing down. OS diameter mics correctly, but I just can't get the crimp quite tight enough. Oh well, another set of dies to buy. Unless anyone has any crazy ideas to get that extra thousandth or two crimp...

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.45Guy
January 28, 2008, 04:01 PM
Well, finally managed to get a decent crimp! :D
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g27/aguy123/Round.jpg

armoredman
January 28, 2008, 04:33 PM
Does it shoot correctly, and how does the expended brass look afterwards?

.45Guy
January 28, 2008, 05:42 PM
Works just fine, even with the OAL a tad longer.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g27/aguy123/brass.jpg

.45Guy
February 2, 2008, 05:19 PM
Well, this is interesting. The data I found for .35WSL listed 13.5 grains of 4227 for 1,440 FPS. So being overly cautious, I started at 9.5 grains and worked up to 12. All functioned fine, except the lighter loads were a little weak on ejection.

351 WINCHESTER
February 2, 2008, 08:59 PM
For reduced loads you may want to use 2400. I've had better luck in my .351's for this reason. Should you switch to 2400 remember a lot of older reloading data doesn't take into account that the burn for 2400 was increased some years ago. I would reduce the loads by at least 10 or 15% to start.

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