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I never reloaded for .45acp until recently and having recently got into bullet casting of course I'm trying cast bullets. I have an original army 1911 that's in good shape and with Lee 452-200-RF bullets and 5 grains of unique it shoots well and cycles without a hiccup. I have bought three lyman moulds #'s 452488, 452389, and # 452460. I am having nightmares trying to get these bullets to cycle. the 452460 is the best of the three but still not good. I thought it was a problem with seating depth so I took a Lee Loader along to the range today and tried seating them different depths. I didn't hit the magic combination before running out of time.
The gun just won't cycle over half of them. Somtimes you can bump the gun closed on them and fire them.
What am I doing wrong??? :mad:
I know the easy ansewer is to just shoot the Lee bullets but I tend to get cranky and bullheaded when I'm not at least 10% smarter than my tools! :mad:
 

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I know next to nothing about the gun but it sure sounds like what you are saying makes sense. My cousin has a Kimber (?) and he's shot my reloads with the Lee bullets in it. I'll have to ask him try these other bullets in his gun. That would confirm your theory pretty quickly.
Thanks very much!
 

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Thanks guys! Lots of good information. I've got to work in some duck hunting and grouse and pheasant hunting and a little deer hunting in the next 4-6 weeks so the 45 acp will be on the shelf for awhile but I'll let you know how it works out with the old bullet designs.
 
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