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stiller
08-05-2009, 05:08 PM
As much as I wonder if I am nuts again, I acquired a set of bullet dies and was going to set up to make some 30's. I have load of 1.000 inch long jackets and a 7 ogive neimi driving band die. What is the concensus on the best weight for this configuration. Thanks

Pete Wass
08-05-2009, 05:21 PM
You have the best set of dies you can get for 30 cal bullets. I find the 7's to be wonderful. :) I don't make bullets and have no interest in making them but I do love the 7's.

R. G. Robinett
08-05-2009, 05:32 PM
As much as I wonder if I am nuts again, I acquired a set of bullet dies and was going to set up to make some 30's. I have load of 1.000 inch long jackets and a 7 ogive neimi driving band die. What is the concensus on the best weight for this configuration. Thanks

Jerry, with 1.00" long jackets, and a seven ogive point-up die, anything from about 115 trhough 130 Gr. will work prety well - it's tough to beat 118 through 125 Gr. Unless you got/get a bunch of core-seat punches, at 0.0005" increments, within the defined range, give or take a little, just make whatever weight correlates to the correct VOLUME for your combination of core-seat die, jackets and punch(es). Good shootin'! RG

caroby
08-06-2009, 10:25 AM
Jerry, with 1.00" long jackets, and a seven ogive point-up die, anything from about 115 trhough 130 Gr. will work prety well - it's tough to beat 118 trhough 125 Gr. Unless you got/get a bunch of core-seat punches, at 0.0005" increments, within the defined range, give or take a little, just make whatever weight correlates to the correct VOLUME for your core-seat die, jackets and punch(es). Good shootin'! RG


Yes.... As Randy said, Jerry if you have only one core seat punch, with the particular lot of jacket you have. You will only be able to make one bullet weight or a range of about 2 grains.

Looking for a nice clean lead "seal" as I call it with no punch scrape on the jacket wall or a "bunch" of lead bleed by the punch. Too much lead bleed by will also cause the jackets to stick on your core seat punch.

I strive for a very light "rim of lead" no taller than about a mm in height and perfectly uniform around the interior of the jacket/lead "seal".
This will also allow air to escape and not be trapped under the lead line.

Core seating with just enough pressure to NOT form a hard lead line visible on the exterior of the jacket. But just to where the lead line is just barely visible.. Form a nice tight core/jacket bond and stresses the jacket minimally.

But I'm sure Jerry, you'll be making a bunch'a core seat punches pretty quick.!

Good luck,

cale

jackie schmidt
08-06-2009, 11:55 AM
I agree with your first statement. "Your Nuts".:D

I got back from a shipyard about an hour ago, and waiting on me were 2000 118 grn 10 Ogive BIB bullets, sitting on my desk.

The most effort I will put out is writing the check, and opening the boxes.

Good Luck..........jackie

333smitty
08-06-2009, 11:10 PM
I agree with your first statement. "Your Nuts".:D

I got back from a shipyard about an hour ago, and waiting on me were 2000 118 grn 10 Ogive BIB bullets, sitting on my desk.

The most effort I will put out is writing the check, and opening the boxes.

Good Luck..........jackie

MMMMM Should make for a interesting weekend to say the least. Maybe a couple teen and a zero groups would be in order. :)