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Drat! Did we decide it was one AV software that was doing this?
I run more than one AV software and more than one PC. Doesn't happen constantly but when it does (and it's been bad the past three days), it's usually with Avast. It has happened with Malabytes and Kaspersky.

Took several tries to even answer this one. Wouldn't even load the page properly first time I tried to answer this.

Browser is Chrome, Firefox and I've even tried it with IE which I rarely use. Win 7 and I won't upgrade past that for the meantime. Hate 8 and not impressed with 10 especially with Mickeysoft collecting data off it including passwords.

Could possibly be an issue with multiple servers and one is infected. It Does not happen on any other forum or site and no, don't go to sites that are usually infected.
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It for me. Any chance you OK's something by accident?
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It for me. Any chance you OK's something by accident?
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Ken Waters wrote a two part article in Handloader years ago on 45ACP, I consider it one of the best pieces he ever penned.

His favorite cast bullet load was 7.0 grains of 800X behind a 200 grain .452 semi-wadcutter, I've shot thousands of them, wore out a progressive loader and broke in several 1911's with that load.
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Ken Waters wrote a two part article in Handloader years ago on 45ACP, I consider it one of the best pieces he ever penned.

His favorite cast bullet load was 7.0 grains of 800X behind a 200 grain .452 semi-wadcutter, I've shot thousands of them, wore out a progressive loader and broke in several 1911's with that load.
If you wore out a progressive press, I'd suggest thinking about a better one. Most of the newer folks use Dillions, us old timers that load a LOT of ammo use Stars. The picture below is of my Star, but the point of it is the H&G 68 200 grain SWC. It's the most accurate that's been used since the 70s. Never tried 800X, We went through the "Which powder is better" back in the 70s. If I don't have 231, I use Bullseye, but preference is always 231. You'll find in several reloading manuals it's noted "most accurate" with several bullet types.


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Lee 1000, at the time the best progressive press you could buy for 119.00.
As compared to many pistol powders 800X is a very clean burning , almost no residue.
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Run it up the flagpole & see which salutes.

Slugging the barrel is certainly a good idea, as are several other ideas/theories previously mentioned. I've never gotten around to it. We always hear about the horrors of leading whenever cast bullets are mentioned, not so much about copper fouling with jacketed however. I believe much of the horror stories are simply that shooting cast is a sootier, dirtier by nature thing primarily from boolit lube & unburnt powder, but yes leading does happen. A regular inspection, cleaning, elbow grease & lead solvent go a long way to help. Depending on the quality of your cast there is gonna be some consistency variations in diameter & I for 1 am not gonna mik every boolit. The last batch od 3,000 boolits I bought were 200 gr .451's with no jumping out at you obvious differences than the last .452's, in my gun anyway YMMV. I would certainly pay attention to your results, but not go off the deep end overthinking it. Best of luck.
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Lee 1000, at the time the best progressive press you could buy for 119.00.
As compared to many pistol powders 800X is a very clean burning , almost no residue.
Well my Star is about 40 years old and still running strong. One of these years I may try 800X just to see. Thanks for the info
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Well my Star is about 40 years old and still running strong. One of these years I may try 800X just to see. Thanks for the info
I was joking about the Lee 1000 press, if your not familiar with it it's an inexpensive entry level machine.
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I was joking about the Lee 1000 press, if your not familiar with it it's an inexpensive entry level machine.
II understand what you were getting at. A friend has a 1000 that he wanted to pass on to a friend of mine's kid. I said no.
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Regarding what diameter sized bullet that works best in your pistol/handgun, you'll have to slug your barrel. When I was competiting I was using a new Series 70, Colt. The barrel slugged out at .449".
I immediately switched from .452 dia sizing to .450 and .451 to determine which provided the best accuracy: Turned out that .451 to .4515 provided the best accuracy. .452 leaded my barrel. BTW, I have all the sizing dies for the 45ACP from .450 to ,452, which is sort of amusing these days.

I make no claims that the above information will be duplicated in your firearm. Only that it worked for me. And, 2" groups at 50 yds speaks for itself, shot off-hand, standing (this pistol had been re-worked by
a trusted gunsmith).

I've been shooting a 200-gr SWC (H&G68) on top of 5.0 grs of tightgroup for several years now. Sometimes the load wonders a bit up to 5.2grs. Regardless, this load data has proved very accurate in a number of different mfrs 45ACP chambered semi-automatics.

Tightgroup is a great powder being insensitive to powder location inside the case; providing consistent
pressures/accuracy; all without any special reloading practices.

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I've been shooting a 200-gr SWC (H&G68) on top of 5.0 grs of tightgroup for several years now. Sometimes the load wonders a bit up to 5.2grs. Regardless, this load data has proved very accurate in a number of different mfrs 45ACP chambered semi-automatics.
First person I know that was using Titegroup was Mickey Fowler and no one I know uses more than 4.6 with a H&G 68. We've been using them since the mid 70s.

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Tightgroup is a great powder being insensitive to powder location inside the case; providing consistent pressures/accuracy; all without any special reloading practices.
It's very pressure sensitive and dangerous in very hot loads. It's to fine to use in a Dillon (know several people that have tried), but works nicely in a Star.

Personally I prefer 231 which is far more forgiving with inconsistencies in the powder thrown. Try a double with 231, it'll cost you a pair of grips and a mag. Try that with titegroup, going to be a lot worse.
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FYI: My Colt, Series 70, 1911's barrel miked out at .449" (barrel slugged). This barrel shoots 200 gr
H&G68 mold, sized .451 to .4515 extremely accurate. Stuff a .252" lead bullet and break out the lead
solvent. I have sizing dies starting at .450, .451, & .452. Depending on the hardness of the lead, using
the .451 actually sizes to .4515".

My load data: WW cases & primers (WLP), 5.1grs Tightgroup, makes USPSA major factor.
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FYI: My Colt, Series 70, 1911's barrel miked out at .449" (barrel slugged). This barrel shoots 200 gr
H&G68 mold, sized .451 to .4515 extremely accurate. Stuff a .252" lead bullet and break out the lead
solvent. I have sizing dies starting at .450, .451, & .452. Depending on the hardness of the lead, using
the .451 actually sizes to .4515".

My load data: WW cases & primers (WLP), 5.1grs Tightgroup, makes USPSA major factor.
The Star sizer is 452, something I've used for decades. Easy way around leading is to fire some jacketed rounds, in the early IPSC days we used a Lewis lead remover (simple and easy). Everyone I know using titegroup is running 4.6. Seen case problems with 5.1. Personally I stick with 231, or Bullseye when I can't get 231.
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FYI: My Colt, Series 70, 1911's barrel miked out at .449" (barrel slugged). This barrel shoots 200 gr
H&G68 mold, sized .451 to .4515 extremely accurate. Stuff a .252" lead bullet and break out the lead
solvent. I have sizing dies starting at .450, .451, & .452. Depending on the hardness of the lead, using
the .451 actually sizes to .4515".

My load data: WW cases & primers (WLP), 5.1grs Tightgroup, makes USPSA major factor.
One more note since I just got home. Fixed this puppy 3 years ago. He normally shoots cast bullets in it. Long time before that, I told him when you're done, fire a mag of jacketed in it. When we took it to the range to test fire it and make sure it was working properly, cleaned out the lead with jacketed (15 or 20 rounds, I wasn't shooting it at the time).


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