I thought for that bullet, 14gr was considered the minimum, and there are cautions not to go below min.
Yes, I've read the same, starting with the Hodgdon reloading info, and other sources. But my Sierra Reloading Manual lists H110 at 13.8 grains for maximum load with a 110 grain bullet.I thought for that bullet, 14gr was considered the minimum, and there are cautions not to go below min.
If you still have the Lee dies try not pushing the case all the way30 carbine reloading is more time consuming than difficult. Lee does make carbide dies, but I prefer the RCBS steel dies even though they require lube. The Lee dies under size the cases which provides good bullet tension, but they end up looking funny. Another drawback is you have to trim cases after 2 or 3 firings max and 30 carbine brass isn't the easiest to find, but I still love the cartridge and the platform.
Thanks Cliff, I'm going to inch my way up to 15 grains of H110, but first I'm going to try some Lil'Gun because I've heard it's much cleaner.I use the CMP recommended load of 15 gr 296/H110 behind a 110 grain bullet. This duplicates the military load. Runs fine and never had a problem with it.
So you can just set up one tool head with a sizing die so you can size, deprime and then trim.I was looking up Dillon die sets this morning. I noticed that there are two different die listing for 30 cal. Carbine. The first, #62128, is a three die set, and the second, # 97039, is a single sizing die. In the past, I've only purchased three die sets from Dillon. My question is, what times would the single (full length?) sizing die be used?
From Xtreme Bullets' website:Would the high velocity of 1,900 fps be a problem for plated bullets?
Thanks for the information!From Xtreme Bullets' website:
"Any velocities over 1200 FPS we recommend either our Heavy Plate Concave Base or Hollow Point products for superior accuracy. We recommend keeping velocities to less than 1500 FPS (Feet Per Second) and using only a light taper crimp"