What is LSWC?

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  1. 1911Man

    1911Man New Member

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    Something Semi Wadcutter...
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    I was going to say that.:(
  4. 1911Man

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    Figured so, but you can't assume when your hobby includes "propellants."
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    your hobby should have a foundation of lots of knowledge
    before you start putting things with propellants together:eek:

    keeping all your body parts attached and operational goes
    a long way towards a long term positive mental outlook.:cool:

    ---abbreviations are found in the appendix of lymans, and other-reloading manuals
    best $20.. you can spend to introduce yourself to reloading and how cart rages are made.

    answers for your basic (very basic) question are in there. read it & know it well enough to
    be able to find answers on your own. if this seems to much work for you than perhaps reloading isn't for you.

    i am not meaning to be harsh on you--just that reloading isn't for everyone. it has a realitive level of danger--
    to you making, to yourself and those around you [and your guns] at the range shooting em. its for you to decide.
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  6. 1911Man

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    Yes, I'm still in "apprenticeship" mode, which includes nights of manual-reading. I've mounted my press, cleaned off my workbench, added only reloading stuff to my workbench..................and now I go back to reading. Almost through 2 manuals, then I'll rewatch my RCBS dvd.
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    you-tube is a valuable asset for the beginner. Watch the videos both good and bad, you will see what works and what doesnt at the expense of some other idiot and his bodyparts and firearms;)
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    1911man--you sound like you have a plan and an understanding--very good

    what type of press/caliber and model of gun(s) are you going to start with?
    with that bit of info, we can perhaps toss out for you some of our favorite recipes
    i'm gonna guess that one gun is a 1911 5" 45acp.........
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  9. 1911Man

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    RCBS Rock Chucker press, RCBS dies. Reloading .45ACP. Springfield 1911 Loaded Stainless. Hey I'm old school......even at 37. I've been reading on here for about 6 months just learning.
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    Claude,
    Yeah, I've been studying, reading, asking, reading, researching, shopping, pricing, reading and reading for, like, 7 months now on reloading. No worries about me jumping into this without doing so, nor should anyone else. I do take the act of reloading seriously so I'm doing all levels of due diligence before starting. Thanks, though.
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    a good single stage that will last 2 lifetimes. however it is more a rifle press than a high volume pistol.
    but for learning it is excellent-one stroke= one function.

    for a 5" bbl powder Unique or 231.
    200 LSWC BB (beveled base) helps to minimize flair and thus prolong case life
    LPP ( large pistol primers) any brand. some are harder than others but to a 1911 it matters not
    for amount of powder follow the manual--compare a couple to double check and than start at the lower and work up in.3gr increments. find a charge that gives great accuracy. another that feels the same as a factory round--same poa/poi and perceived recoil. another receipt that duplicates the expensive SD rounds.
    that gives you what to do fresh from the gate, ehh?

    springer makes a nice gun, yes?
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    Thank you, sir. Much appreciated.
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    Yep, assume NOTHING!
    Unless you want to have a nic-name like "Stubby, or Nuckles!"
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    4.9 gr. tite goup under a Lasercast 225 gr RN. awesome accurate from a 1911. and clean.
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