Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

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Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby CTSixshot » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:02 pm

Just brewed up a bunch of 130g LRNs, specifically Lyman's 311410:
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Grab your empty brass and rifle and come give them a whirl on my 100-meter range.
These bullets make great, easy-shooting plinkers in 7.62x38mmR/39mm/51mm/54mmR/56mmR/63mm, .303 British, 7.7 Japanese, 7.5x54mm/55mm and 7.65 Argentine. Not guaranteed to be 100% reliable in self-loading firearms.
I'm about out of Large Rifle primers and only have a limited amount of .30-06 Spfd. brass, so you'll have to bring along your brass and some primers. My pound of powder will make about 700 rounds.
Won't have many more decent shooting days left this year...

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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby newportri » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:23 am

That would be awesome, thanks for the offer. I am too busy right now, but hopefully we i get a chance later, maybe next spring or summer.
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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby CTSixshot » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:58 pm

This batch will be gone by year-end, but I suppose I can pour some more later.
They have all been sized to .313", but they can be sized down easily enough.
Ideal for 7.65 Argentine as they are now.

FWIW, I have some Lee 356-120 TCs that work well in .35 Remington as a plinking round. Ideally for 9x19mm, but Nine is almost not worth bothering, unless you need cast bullets for some ranges that restrict jacketed bullets. Can be sized for .38 S&W, .38 Special use, too.
Sample test loads with Lee 356-120 TC on left:
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Bring your Marlin or other .35 Remington rifle and have some fun! (May not function in auto-loaders due to the light loading).
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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby Cyril » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:14 pm

I definitely have to get down there and try out some of your stuff at some point. That 356-120 TC may be just what the doctor ordered for .357sig, though I'll soon know if I have success with the 358-125-RF (sized to 356 of course).
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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby CTSixshot » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:54 pm

Surely, come on down almost anytime.
I seem to have stripped the threads on my lubrisizer, but I can dip the bullets and run them through the .356" sizer just the same. There's also the Lee sizers in my collection (.357" and .358"). I guess now is the time to get into the bullet coating process.
I think the Lee 356-120 TC has a good body profile for that short neck of the .357 SIG. I'll set a few aside.
FWIW, I don't have .357 SIG dies, but I have reloaded them with a .35 Remington sizer and Wilson case gauge.
I know I have several boxes of other reloaded .357 SIG plus a few Blazer factory pieces. They are of little use to me.

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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby Cyril » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:05 pm

I have .357sig dies.

I have a little bit of experience with powdercoating bullets. My coating results are imperfect (to say the least) but usable. My most recent batch passed the smash test and comes through the Lee sizer die without losing the coat.
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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby CTSixshot » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:18 pm

Good deal. I've run some of Norm's .313" through the .309" with no visible distortion of the coating. Ran them in the FR-7 and K31 with no issues.
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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby CTSixshot » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:14 am

Well, it looks like most shooting from here on out will be a bit chilly.

BTW, there are only about 40 pieces of the .313" diameter LRNs remaining.

My targets (water-filled cans) will be "ice-filled" soon!

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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby cookiecutter » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:03 am

First of all, thanks for the offer ... I really love to see this in forums! My first experience with it was when I came to North Carolina. Now that I am planning a move to RI, I can't tell you how happy I am to see this!

Second of all, my memory might be failing me, but isn't GP-11 brass Berdan primed? Are you actually reloading with Berdan cases? Wow! That would cross the line into hardcore reloading in my book!

When I make it up there, I'll be sure to look you up, but that probably won't be until spring at the earliest.

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Re: Lyman 311410 reload/shoot-off

Postby CTSixshot » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:01 pm

Reloading the GP11 brass will be short-lived unless we resume trade with Russia; I'm almost out of my small supply of .217" diameter berdan primers!
As long as you have these (KV-7,62N), reloading most berdan cases is quite easy. Granted, it's a bit more time-consuming, but it keeps good brass from being wasted.
Same goes for most berdan-primed calibers (7.62x39mm, 8mm Mauser, 7.62x51mm, 6.5x55mm, some .303 British and Albanian 7.62x54R...)
Sadly, most 7.62x54R and .303 British use the 6.47mm primers which I've never seen available as a component in the USA. Yes, you can machine the original primer cup and pocket to accept a boxer primer, but I don't go to that extreme.

http://www.mpzflame.ru/production/primers/

The 311410s are getting used up in my 7.5 Swiss, so we'll have to cast more shortly.

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