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Lee Second Edition

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RB98SS, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. RB98SS

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    Has anyone that owns this reloading manual noticed that there is no mention of the primer used and the barrel length of any of the load data listed? In the header page of the listed cartridge there is a mention of the primer size, but nothing else.

    I know from experience, that you would want to use a large magnum pistol primer for ball powders in .44 magnum. For example H110 or 296.

    Is it safe to assume that the load data listed for that powder in the .44 load data would have been tested with magnum primers?

    Any thoughts? I have other manuals to compare with but was wondering if anyone else noticed the lack of info.

    Thanks, Gary
     
  2. Mags

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    I have never payed attention to the primer used in any manual (stone me later). A primer is a primer to me as long as its the right size and non magnum however I have noticed different primer cup strengths when it comes to seating the primers (I don't own any magnum guns) maybe Lee feels the same way.
     
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    Understand that the data in this manual is simply a reprinting of data from the various powder manufacturers and the primer used varies from one manufacturer to the next.

    Also, they don't state brass (cases) used either.

    If it matters to you, look up the data from the powder manufacturer. They will specify which primer, case, and firearm used to generate the data.

    The biggest thing to consider is that Hodgdon and Alliant often use somewhat longer barrels to generat their data. Hence, velocities MUCH higher than you will experience from your pistol/revolver.

    That all said, I still find the Lee manual a valuable reference source.
     
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    i would like to see some real pressure test results of near max load in both pistol and rifle with standard, then with mag primers and all else being equal what the difference is in Psi/CUP...... any link to that type testing?
     
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    i want to see some of hornady's 45 ACP+P 230g XTP actually run over a chrono, i just don't believe 950fps an a service gun
     
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