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April 2014

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                                   APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER

Is it any wonder that the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was invented right here in Milwaukee Wisconsin? Yesterday was the first day since early December that the temperature was much above freezing and there were scooters out and about everywhere. I have to admit I was tempted to through the battery in the Hog myself as 55 degrees felt like summer. I decided to stick to my rule of waiting for a good rain to wash the salt off the roads first. I can tell by listening to the birds in the morning however that it won’t be too much longer…..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

Dennis / Titan Reloading

FEATURED PRODUCT:

Classic Cast Turret Press Kit

This kit and a set of Lee dies is everything you need to begin reloading. The Classic Cast Turret features solid steel linkage and a cast iron base.The Classic Cast Turret is fast and convenient when loading handgun cartridges, with rates in excess of 250 rounds per hour possible.

The kit includes the Pro Auto-Disk powder measure and riser, perfect for all handgun and small rifle cartridges. Large and Small Safety Prime are included making on press priming an ease. Instant change 4 hole turrets make changing calibers a snap. Deactivate the auto-index and batch load the longest and largest rifle cartridges.

Complementing your press kit are the case conditioning tools to prepare your brass for loading. Includes Cutter, Lock Stud, Chamfer Tool, small and large Primer Pocket Cleaner, and a tube of Lee case sizing lube.

Complete your setup with a cartridge specific Case Length Gauge (sold separately). Verify your loads with the included Lee Safety powder scale. Completing the kit is Modern Reloading Second Edition, recently revised with all new load data covering 167 cartridges with over 28,000 loads.

NOTE: The bench plate mounting system shown in the picture is sold separately in the “Press Accessories” category.

INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Cartridge Overall Length (O.A.L.) Determined

The overall length (o.a.l.) listed on the drawing in Modern Reloading is the SAAMI (Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturers Institute) specification.  Most of the load data in the book was supplied to us by the powder manufactures. One can exceed the recommended maximum overall length as long as it doesn’t interfere with the function of the rifle.  If your rifle will not accept ammunition loaded to a longer o.a.l. choose a different bullet/powder combination.

There are many tools on the market to determine the “free bore” of your particular rifle.  This is the distance from the face of the bolt to the lands of the barrel.  A handy way to determine this without such equipment is to use a fine marking pencil and a cleaning rod.  Use something to make the internal portion of the threads of the cleaning rod blunt so that a tip of a bullet cannot go into the concave portion.  Even a piece of Duct tape will suffice temporarily.  With the bolt out of the gun and the bullet you intend to use placed and held up against the lands and grooves of the barrel, place your cleaning rod in from the muzzle until you feel it stop against the tip of the bullet.  Mark this spot on the cleaning rod from the muzzle end.  Remove the bullet and repeat the procedure with the bolt in and closed.  The distance between the two marks will be a close indicator of the maximum COL for that particular bullet.

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