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March 2013

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                                   MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER

Robin and I are very pleased to announce that our website upgrade is now finished. Most of the changes are in the background of the website and will increase the overall efficiency. One new feature however is in response to many requests by our customers. Titan Reloading now has a WISH LIST. You must create an account and be logged into your account to use the Wish List. This is because the website needs to know who to attach the Wish List information to.

We respectfully ask that you refrain from calling or emailing us to check on your back order status. Lee Precision does not offer advance notice on order fulfillment and there is no way for us to predict this. It is our solemn heart felt guarantee that we will ship all back orders as soon as products arrive. It is our policy to ship all orders in the exact same order we received them and we attend to the back orders first. We truly appreciate your co-operation and patience in this matter.

Due to the current run on all firearm related products we have temporarily placed a per customer limit on the quantity of items that can be ordered. This is in an effort to keep prices down and to spread our products to as many reloaders as possible. We are trying to prevent the depletion our inventory to those who intend to sell these products for a lot more because of the increased demand. We will not take advantage of the increase in reloading interest by raising our prices and we will not enable others to do so. We hope you understand our intent.

We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. 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

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INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Bullet Seating Depth Variations

There are a number of possible causes for overall length variation. One is the way it is measured. If you measure overall length from the tip of the bullet to the base of the case, remember to subtract the variation due to bullet length tolerance. The bullets will vary in length due to manufacturing tolerances (bullets with exposed lead noses are the worst in this regard) and this will add to the overall cartridge length variation. Remember that the bullet seater plug does not (or shouldn’t) contact the tip of the bullet when seating, but contacts farther down the ogive. For a more accurate seating depth measurement, take the seater plug out of the bullet seating die, place it on top of the cartridge and measure from the base of the case to the top of the seater plug.

Another possible cause for bullet seating depth variation is seating and crimping at the same time when trying to apply a firm crimp to untrimmed cases. Variation in case length also causes variation in the amount of crimp applied. Long cases get a heavier crimp than short ones. When seating and crimping at the same time, the crimp is formed as the bullet is seated into the case. The crimp will form sooner on a long case, and therefore the bullet will not be seated as deeply. The solution is to seat and crimp in a separate step (the Lee Factory Crimp die is good for this) and/or trim cases to a uniform length.

The amount of force required to cycle a progressive press varies with the number of cases in the shell plate. When the shell plate is full, it is harder to lower the lever than when there are one or two cases present. This can lead to variation in cartridge overall length because there are different loads placed on the working parts of the press. When the shell plate is full, seating depth will be slightly long, because the load is higher and all of the clearances are taken up. With the shell plate nearly empty, the load is not great enough to squeeze out these clearances, and the seating depth is short.

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