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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Swag-O-Matic press coming in Swaging
    Or just roll them between a couple of files then lube.
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    Yesterday, 03:22 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Swag-O-Matic press coming in Swaging
    I wouldn't shoot them without any lube as you may end up with some nasty leading but you should be able to tumble lube them with the Lee lube. The Swadge-o-matic makes a not so nice cast boolit look really good and makes a real nice flat even base...
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    10-18-2018, 11:26 PM
    Bought a nice M8 Rem in 30Rem.
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    10-18-2018, 10:45 AM
    Tac is THE powder for my 350 Rem mag. I shoot a sierra 225gr gameking at 2800fps in 5/8" groups. With 4895 I can only get 2650fps and that is with a case so full of 4895 the bullets tend push out of the case although accuracy is good. Tac is more...
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    10-16-2018, 03:52 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Half jackets anyone? in Swaging
    I use 50BMG spent primers as 3/4 jackets for an 85gr 32 cal swc for use in a couple of 7.62 x 25 pistols. I use a lyman 65gr 257 boolit as the core.
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    10-16-2018, 03:50 AM
    If it's soft lead, all that matters is that it is the right weight and it will fit in the half jacket. I have even used a smaller dia cast boolit that has been lubed to make a bigger dia gas checked or plain base boolit. I also use mine for...
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    10-13-2018, 08:16 PM
    I did two Lee 38-55 double cavity molds with the bevel base, I used a wood dowel split with a hacksaw blade and 60 grit sandpaper to start then real fine grit to finish it up, worked great. I did all this with a Chinese drill press.
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    10-13-2018, 12:57 PM
    +1 what light man said. Use the RCBS for the 100 per year thing. Its not worth the effort to change out the die and the punch and adjust the punch depth for 100 boolits. I bought a half dozen blank dies from Lathesmith (3/16 hole IIRC) for real...
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    10-13-2018, 12:15 PM
    I'm in the same boat as Mt Gianni. I have a TC and a Rem 700 V in 223 but no 300 blackout or AR. As you have to either hand chamber (TC) or hand load the magazine of the bolt gun and not simply stuff a mag in the bottom, It would be hard not to...
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    10-13-2018, 12:00 PM
    I bought a universal 22lr scope base and drilled it to match two of the rear sight screws and used a set of high ring 22 slide on rings so no drilling on the rifle. Mine shoots about 1 1/4" at 85yds using the lyman 65gr cast (73grs lubed and...
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    10-13-2018, 11:39 AM
    +1 for everything Lloyd has said. I normally don't buy the "new fad" because I want something a bit different. My go to hunting rifle is a pre 64 Win in 300 H&H. If I want to be a little more different, I will use my 350 Rem mag or maybe my 358...
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    10-12-2018, 08:04 PM
    My lyman AA only has 4 holes which to me is just right. #1 sizer and manually put a primer in the punch on the up stroke and prime on the down. #2 is the expander and powder through die with a Lee powder spitter on top. 3# is bullet seater. #4 is...
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    10-12-2018, 12:13 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    What hermans said is dead on.
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    10-12-2018, 12:09 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    How you practice can save you a bunch of ammo. You need to be able to see your mistakes in trigger control. Load one loaded round and the rest empty. Close the cyl and start "firing" until you find the loaded chamber. This will show you very quickly...
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    10-11-2018, 05:17 PM
    Thanks guys. You all gave about the same reviews as I got on line. I'm going to get two of them in 9MM one for me and one for my son. I've got to sell my Pedersorli Rolling Block 45-70 first though. I see on line that Cheeper than dirt has some for...
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    10-10-2018, 12:40 PM
    What are the thoughts on this Carbine and has any one here tried cast boolits in them? I have read reviews on line and for the most part they are good. The thing is I wanted input from you guys, as I have more confidence of the members here.
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    10-10-2018, 12:30 AM
    I have used an old Lyman AA for a lot of years. I use it one round at a time. I prime on the press and drop powder on the press. My reason for this is I am frequently interrupted by my wife and I can stop after finishing the last round on the press...
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    10-08-2018, 10:58 AM
    I have a bunch of manuals. In an older Speer manual it shows some max loads for some rifle that you cant even get in the case and that was with old powder from about the same time as the book. I consider manuals just a place to get started and then...
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    10-08-2018, 10:48 AM
    If I could only have one it would be a 358 Norma as I reload and can form cases from other easy to get cases (here). Bullets are available from 110gr pistol bullets to 300gr solids. In your case, I think the 6.5x55 Swede would make a lot of sense or...
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    10-07-2018, 10:27 PM
    I still have and will use 3 or 4 of W230 cans that was the powder 231 replaced, One is a 3 or 4 lb can. Can't remember which.
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    10-07-2018, 01:16 PM
    If you can get Canadian matches, they are the real deal like our matches used to be.
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    10-04-2018, 12:21 AM
    I only deprime separately for rifle and I use a primer pocket reamer as well. With pistol I can't shoot well enough to tell any accuracy difference.
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    10-02-2018, 07:36 PM
    For general plinking, paper and steel clanging, out to a hundred yards, I have a single cavity Lyman 457191 292gr mold. I love this boolit and it shoots great at a hundred. I load it with 13gr of Unique and if my memory serves me right it's running...
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    09-26-2018, 12:57 AM
    I'm in Show Low. If you are lucky enough to move here shoot me a PM, and I'll show you around. Look up the White Mountain Shooters Association ( It's our new outdoor range a couple of miles east of town. I'm an RSO there a couple of...
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    09-22-2018, 08:53 PM
    You always use the little notch. You set the distance by adjusting the elevator under the rear sight. That can only be determined by shooting at a target set up at about 25 yards to start with then move it out further, It's just a mater of...
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    09-20-2018, 10:41 AM
    I use a HF 7x14 minilathe for this. Just chuck the boolit then use a center drill. I do this before sizing and lubing the boolit. It works very well.
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I have been reloading and casting since 1970. I have built a couple of homes and a # of add on's.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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