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March 2020

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                                   MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

RELOAD WITH CONFIDENCE!
What's Your TITAN Advantage?....WE RELOAD!
***Your Reloading Specialists***

They call it "Cabin Fever". I don't know.....maybe I got it. I am soooooooo looking forward to spring and all that it brings. It's been a somewhat mild winter but enough already. The birds have been a lot louder around here in the morning lately, but I can't tell if they're complaining like me or just happy to be this close. Either way, I like it. All the boys have reported for spring training now and the bats are crackin again, all is good!

We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the "FAQ" and "Help Videos" areas of our website www.titanreloading.com . Check us out on YouTube.

Dennis / Titan Reloading

 

FEATURED PRODUCT:

LEE PRO 4000 PRESS KIT

Second-generation progressive press priced less than many premium single station presses, the lowest priced 4 station progressive available. It is also the easiest to use progressive press ever made. Everything is included to begin reloading nothing else to buy. These kits are available in .45 ACP, .223 Rem, 9mm, .38/.357 and .44 Spl/Mag.

All the features of the Pro 1000 with an added fourth station to allow Factory crimping and post sizing. Second generation design features a fixed tool head with quick-change bushings. The Safety prime is safe with all brands of primers and makes on press priming fast and dependable. The ideal press for loading well used or mixed range brass. So easy to change you’re going to enjoy using this press for simple case preparation like depriming before tumble cleaning. Deactivate the auto index and it is the handiest single station press ever made.

Automatically advances cases up to 2 5/16.” Longer cartridges can be loaded by manually advancing.

Automatic universal case feeder

Modular construction allows as much or as little automation as the operator desires with no adjustments.

Cartridge changeover in seconds, including primer size with no adjustments.

Color coded spline drive quick change breech lock bushings.

Includes large and small Safety Prime and priming arms. Allows safe dispensing of any brand and size primer.

Includes hex wrench for shell plate change and storage rack for tools. Others charge nearly $30 for this feature.

Includes ergonomic wood grip roller handle. Others charge nearly $50.00 for this comfort feature.

Bin & Bracket to catch completed rounds.

Install and adjust your dies and you can begin reloading.

INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Gas Checks

Gas Checks, as we know them today, are small precisely made copper cups that fit on the base of the bullet. Gas checks are used when non-jacketed bullets are used in high pressure cartridges. Gas Checks are a method of enhancing the bullet performance by sealing the base of the bullet against gas blow-by and shielding the lead from the high temperatures generated by the gunpowder. The use of a gas check inhibits the buildup of lead in the barrel and improves accuracy. It has been a generally accepted practice to use a Gas Check on bullets above 1,400 fps.

Gas Checks are most commonly found in the form of a thin cup or disc made of a ductile metal. Copper, zinc, aluminum, and alloys such as brass have been used. A bullet designed to accept a Gas Check has a rebated base shank which permits attachment of the check without altering the maximum diameter of the bullet. The shallow cup-shaped check is mechanically attached to the reduced shank of the bullet by swaging.

High pressures, such as those commonly encountered in maximum loads of magnum revolver cartridges or rifle cartridges, often result in significant problems when coupled with cast or swaged lead bullets. It was long thought that the high temperatures melted the base of the bullet, but this is no longer thought to be the case. Instead, the high pressures allow propellant gas to escape past the bullet, causing gas cutting, which increases lead deposits in the barrel and unbalances the bullet. A Gas Check provides a thin layer of harder but still malleable metal on the base of the bullet that obturates to provide a seal and prevents the propellant gas leakage that causes gas cutting, and help the bullet grip the rifling.


Titan Reloading   994 W. Sumner St., Hartford, WI 53027    1-262-397-8819

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