Loading SWC

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by lousyshot, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. lousyshot

    lousyshot New Member

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    I have just started loading 45acp and am using 185gr SWC. As they are different length than hardball how do I tell if they are seated at the correct depth?:confused:
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    I set LSWC to an OAL of 1.170.
  3. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

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    I use the 200gr SWC and set the OAL at 1.165. Basically the same. They feed very reliably.
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  6. mikld

    mikld Active Member

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    You use your calipers to measure the over all length of the cartridge. This deminsion (OAL) is avalable in your reloading manual and is bullet specific.
  7. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Active Member

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    Also, when loaded .45 SWC bullets should have about 1/16" of the shoulder showing outside the case.
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