OK, everyone gets a bright idea that upon execution, loses some of the brightness.
Despite lackluster results accuracy-wise loading up various 300gr bullets from my 1:24 barrel, I had one of those late night ideas to try going up to 325gr bullets. I could never get 1680 cooking hard enough to reach the sweet zone, even after the extreme effort of loading 300gr XTP Mags into the lands! Sill not turned on. Figured perhaps a 325 might just make it there. I fell to temptation when I needed a few more items to round out a Midway order so I bought a box of the Hornady .458 325 FTX Factory 2nds they just had on sale. I have a .452 Lee Sizing Die from another past bust idea, but that's another story.
Those are tough bullets, but experimenting with some of the many types of greases I was able to muscle through 4 of them before it dawned on me to measure the resulting diameter. Remember springback? Yeah, it happens. I wound up with four .453 bullets and 46 unsized ones. This kind of start is usually a bad omen, so I am trying to decide whether to trade or sell the remaining 46 bullets, or buy an additional .451 sizing die to finish the job. They were cheap back when I bought my first one. Second omen, they now cost more than I paid for the bullets in the first place. I'm hard headed despite the Clifton Strengths Assessment I had to suffer through today, saying I'm not. Anyway, This is one I need to take for the team and I hate losing, even to a less than thoroughly thought out idea.
To that end, does anyone have a Lee .451 sizing die I can borrow for a weekend? I'll pay the shipping and of course I'll be responsible for taking loving care of it and returning either it, in the same condition I borrowed it in or a brand new one in its place. Siringo, your local. You have one? Call me if you do. No rush for the rest of you to answer until I hear from Siringo.
In Theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In Practice, there is.