Loading SWC

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

  1. lousyshot

    lousyshot New Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    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 Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    I set LSWC to an OAL of 1.170.

  3. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    I use the 200gr SWC and set the OAL at 1.165. Basically the same. They feed very reliably.
  4. Steve4102,,,

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  5. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    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.
  6. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Also, when loaded .45 SWC bullets should have about 1/16" of the shoulder showing outside the case.
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