WCChapin | To PC or Not to PC, #4 – NOE 314-155-FN in the 1891 Argentine Cavalry Carbine
The first time out with the 1891 Argentine Cavalry Carbine – comparing the NOE 314-155-FN in lubrisized and power coated forms.
Filmed on-location at Johnson’s Mosquito Ranch! My friend Mark Johnson provided color commentary for the video.
7.65×53 Argentine formed from wartime .30-06 brass (RCBS Trim/Conversion Die and RCBS Full Length Sizing Die) – Second Firing – Neck Sized with .303 British LEE Collet Die
NOE 314-155-FN (about 165 grains) cast from range scrap / wheel weight mix, water quenched (about 17 BHN before powder coating)
(7) Lubrisized and gas checked – .314″ / NRA Formula 50/50 Beeswax/Alox Mix
(3) Double powder coated Harbor Freight Red 400° F for 12 minutes – no aging after coating.
Sized .314″ with NOE Push Through Size Die
(5) Lyman 311413 cast from range scrap / wheel weight mix, water quenched (about 17 BHN before powder coating)
Triple powder coated Harbor Freight Red 250° F for 12 minutes
Gas Checked and Sized .314″ with NOE Push Through Size Die
Remington #9 1/2 Large Rifle Primer
17 grains Alliant 2400
Semi-progressive loaded on a Dillon AT 500 / RL 550B
Station 1: LEE Universal Expander Die / NOE .312″ x .316″ Expander Plug / Dillon RL 450 Prime
Station 2: Dillon Powder Funnel B
Station 3: LEE Easy Adjust Dead Length Bullet Seating Die
Station 4: LEE Factory Crimp Die (Light crimp to remove case flare)