Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

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zpat
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Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by zpat » 22 Sep 2014, 14:11

Anyone ever use these bullets? They are in a great weight range that I'd really like to make work, the problem is I cannot get them to load. I've loaded many other FB bullets into 5.7 with no problems, but these just will not go in straight, so they either smash the case or stick out sideways. I've had one success of like 10 tries. I'm not aware of any way to flare the case on the 5.7 to seat these easier, maybe that is a solution? If not, I guess they are going back and to be avoided. I'd had the exact opposite problem with Speer 55gr in my .223/5.56, the bullets would slide right through the neck of most of my resized brass only worked with 2 out of 15 different headstamps when using a Dillon die, while every other bullet I tried was perfectly snug with great tension in every type of brass headstamp I have.

Unfortunately, my calipers are not precise enough to determine specifically how much wider the bullet is for these Speer 33gr 1014 vs. the Nosler 40gr Varmageddon which is also FB but which seats great into all my 5.7 brass.

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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by DoubleJ » 22 Sep 2014, 17:35

I just ran a brief ladder with them, had two crush the way you're talking, but got 20 in nicely. The trick I was using was to place them on the case mouth, then give them a little tappy. Tap, tap, taparoo. I'd give them about three taps on the seating stem, drop the ram to make sure they were starting straight, then just press em in. Sounds like it would take forever, but once you get the feel, it's a non issue.

True Blue, 1.384", CCI400, Speer 33gr HP, 1x fired brass, FsN, EA spring

6.0gr Hi 1957, Lo 1867, Av 1918, ES 90
6.1gr Hi 1981, Lo 1888, Av 1926, ES 93
6.2gr Hi 2017, Lo 1921, Av 1982, ES 96
6.3gr Hi 2014, Lo 1949, Av 1972, ES 65

No obvious pressure signs, 5x rounds each
Fired 08-16-14, 80 degrees

zpat
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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by zpat » 22 Sep 2014, 19:44

thanks, when you say 3 taps with the seating stem, what exactly do you mean, I'm having a hard time picturing how you tap with the seating stem unless you are talking about unscrewing it and using it as some kind of hammer, but I doubt that. ;) please explain as you seem to have figured out how to seat these little buggers.

btw: how was the accuracy? are they even worth bothering?

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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by DoubleJ » 23 Sep 2014, 03:53

Set them on the case mouth, guide them up into your die, and instead of just using the ram handle to seat them in one stroke like normal, just use the handle to sort of bump them lightly against the seating stem a couple times, lower the ram to visually check alignment, and if they've started well, then you can just run the ram all the way up like normal until you have your desired COAL.

I didn't check them for accuracy, other than to make sure they hit paper and don't keyhole

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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by FNGuy » 23 Sep 2014, 13:51

DoubleJ wrote: . . . . . . . give them a little tappy. Tap, tap, taparoo. etc.
Thanks, I was wondering about your Tap, tap, taparoo, etc., too. :huh:

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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by DoubleJ » 23 Sep 2014, 16:53

Happy Gillmore

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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by FNGuy » 24 Sep 2014, 11:52

DoubleJ wrote:Happy Gillmore
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Re: Speer 33gr Jacketed HP #1014

Post by Cmartz3 » 20 Nov 2020, 18:30

Has anyone tried these bullets with Unique powder.

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