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Picture of a proper LSWC seated

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by chagasrod, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. chagasrod

    chagasrod Well-Known Member

    Could someone post a picture of a proper LSWC Seated so i can see?

    I Know i have to respect the maximum COL otherwise they won't fit in the chamber but how low can i go?

    Sorry with all the questions but i'm a newbie!!!
  2. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    I am guessing you are inquiring about 200gr 45ACP?
  3. chagasrod

    chagasrod Well-Known Member

    Yes Sir!
  4. 918v

    918v Well-Known Member

    You can't go off what you see in a picture. You have to seat them so, first, they fit in the mag, and, second, so that a little bit of the bullet shank portrudes past the case mouth so the bullet can center itself in the chamber throat. Typically, that entails an OAL od 1.250", however some bullet brands have shorter noses than others and are seated to 1.225" OAL or thereabouts.
  5. 918v

    918v Well-Known Member

    It should look like this, but may vary depending on bullet brand:

  6. chagasrod

    chagasrod Well-Known Member

    I Seated a couple to 1.260 and they look okay and fit in the chamber.
    i'm guessing i'm okay.
  7. chagasrod

    chagasrod Well-Known Member

    Mine Looks just like that 918V. Thank you so much!!!
  8. 918v

    918v Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you should be OK.
  9. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    918V: Nice load, but I would like to see just a "kiss" more taper crimp on your case to insure the case mouth does not hang up on the feeding ramp or chamber mouth. I have two Colt Gold Cups and a very slight crimp is necesssary for 100% functioning. Please don't have someone tell me about headspacing on the case mouth. I'm fully aware of that and have been reloading for over 40 years.
  10. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    loadedround...The .45 ACP headspaces on the case mouth...Be careful not to crimp it too much...:evil:

    I just couldn't resist...:neener:
  11. 918v

    918v Well-Known Member

    Not my round, just a pic I found that illustrates what I meant in my post. I think the round in the picture does not have any case tension on the bullet at all and was prolly made by inserting a bullet into a fired case and then crimped in place.

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