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  • midnight's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 10:39 PM
    I have a set of B&A dies in 224 and use them on the Walnut Hill in the reloading mode. I made a whole bunch of adapters in every thread size & pitch I might need using short 7/8-14 grade 8 bolts. Swaging 224 bullets requires very little force so a...
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    05-28-2020, 07:18 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Walnut Hill dies in Swaging
    Looks like Richard is coming out with a new press. It looks similar to Dave's CSP-1 but the ram is threaded 7/8-14. Too bad I got 3 Walnut Hills, a CSP-1 & a CSP-2 & a Mity-Mite plus his Hydraswage. I'm still interested as soon as he prices them. ...
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    05-28-2020, 07:08 AM
    I tried one cheap tool idea. I bought the little RCBS cutter with 10-32 threads that goes on their case prep machine & chucked it in a cordless drill. Didn't work well at all so I got Wilson's 50 BMG case trimmer & their 50 BMG primer pocket reamer....
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    05-27-2020, 08:11 AM
    That stock looks typical of what Herters was selling in the late 60's. I have one I rechambered to 30-338. I believe it has the most painful recoil of all I own & I shoot a 50 BMG. The floorplate flies open on each shot. Don't shoot it much any...
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    05-11-2020, 08:01 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    I ordered some of Corbin's flux Saturday. I am making some 416 bullets for a 416 GNR. Hardly worth buying full set of dies for the number of bullets I will shoot so I made a core seat die cuz it's easy & swage cores with the 375 die set. The...
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    05-09-2020, 07:29 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    I was thinking that since Corbin's flux is an acid, that rinsing in an alkaline solution like baking soda would be the way to go. I can see why using citric acid would make the jacket nice and shiney again and if followed with a thorough rinse would...
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    05-08-2020, 06:11 PM
    midnight replied to a thread Core bonding in Swaging
    Corbin recomends rinsing the bonded cores in a baking soda solution. Rinse well & dry and then seat cores to expand jacketed core & then form point. Bob
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    05-08-2020, 06:05 PM
    midnight replied to a thread Drill accuracy in Swaging
    I drill at least .005 undersize, usually more. It pays to have a lot of metric drill sizes to fill in gaps. I get most of my drill bits & reamers at machinery auctions. You can never have too many. I will ream after drilling to get a couple...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check