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.45 colt bullet ?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by weirdbeard, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. weirdbeard

    weirdbeard Member

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    Hello everyone I am loading a .45 colt with shooters supply 225 gr lrn bullets. I am using 5.4 gr of clays with winchester brass and primers. When I am finished seating the new bullets in, there seems to be a little residue from the green material that makes a ring around the new bullet(by the cannalure) is crushed around the mouth of the case. Along with a smidge of lead that is shaved off too. Do I need to bell the mouth of the case more, or don't worry about it? Or is there something else I am doing wrong? I am using Lee dies.
     
  2. Mad Chemist

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    If you are getting lead shavings then you need to bell it just a little bit more.
     
  3. Uncle Chan

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    What he said.
     
  4. loadedround

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    As the others have said, bell your case just a little more...just until you can start the bullet base into the case mouth by hand. Your crimping die will remove all your case flare(bell).
     
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