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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    It is an antique thread and so is the AA press but it and the Dillon 550b are my two favorite presses. Now days your lucky if you can find an AA for under$125. I have two of the TL Jrs but don't use them.
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    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    I always start the boolit in the h die by pushing the I die down just a bit with the top punch. If the boolit won't start in the H die I fix that with a tapered reamer so it will start. Most of my factory H dies have already been tapered slightly...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 AM
    I have about quit even looking in Cabelas lately. Even their stuff on sale is still more expensive than Walmart or online. It's 65 miles to the nearest Cabeles and I will wait a few days for amazon prime to bring stuff to my door before making a 130...
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    12-08-2018, 04:38 PM
    45-70 Chevroner replied to a thread Barn Tin? in Cast Boolits
    The name tin can came from the process of tining the seams of sheet metal used to make cans, so there is a little tin (Sn) on a can but not worth messing with.
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    12-08-2018, 04:00 AM
    Be glad to help. I have lots of extra stuff. Let me know what is needed. I may have it.
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    12-07-2018, 12:37 PM
    If you are not walking much, the white military (mickey mouse also called bunny boots by many) are good to -50. I once waded in about a foot of over flow to help a buddy get his snow machine unstuck. It was about -35 and my boots filled with water....
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    12-07-2018, 12:03 PM
    Bi-Mart is a store like Costco located mostly in the western states. They also have powder cheaper than most any other place I have seen.
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    11-27-2018, 11:35 AM
    Interested in the 41 checks if split.
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  • 45-70 Chevroner's Avatar
    11-27-2018, 09:09 AM
    I have been using 7.0grs of Unique behind a 240 grain cast bullet for many years in my Model 29.. That is almost right on spec as a 44 special substitute using 44 Mag cases. I feel the same as Walks 6.3gr is a little to light you may end up with...
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    11-27-2018, 08:42 AM
    That's a really large caliber, what is it? Pistol, Rifle?
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    11-26-2018, 11:34 PM
    I have a Pedersorli Rolling Block in 45-70. Sorry I can't do pictures. It is in Excellent condition it has a 30" barrel it came from the factory with a Tang sight and globe front sight with inserts. It has had less than 300 rounds through it. I...
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    11-23-2018, 12:10 PM
    I also make my own m type neck expander/flaring tools. I use 1/2" fine thread bolts turned to fit as needed inside a piece of drilled and threaded 7/8x14 all thread.
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    11-23-2018, 11:57 AM
    I use the Sinclair primer pocket uniformers. They are carbide so should last forever. They work by hand, with a hand drill or on the lathe. Once a case has been uniformed, they work easily by hand with a single twist for pocket cleaning. They are...
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    11-21-2018, 01:22 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Lyman "M" Die in Reloading Equipment
    I don't bell the mouth on 25/20. I just open the neck with the bottom part of the m die but I do champer the inside of the neck more than usual with the lyman long taper tool.
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    11-21-2018, 01:17 PM
    For pistol I prime on the 550b. For rifle I prime on a Lyman AA by hand placing a primer in the primer punch cup. I takes almost no extra time as I dump a box of primers on the primer flipper and then insert them on the primer punch as the ram goes...
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    11-21-2018, 12:57 PM
    I had a bunch of 38spl that would do that. They had been in a bucket with some water for a while and I think that it had some reaction that caused the primers to really stick. Those I threw away but I probably wouldn't do that with 32 Longs.
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    11-20-2018, 11:40 AM
    I tried the hydraulic method on some crimped in 8mm mauser brass and all it did was expand the upper half of the case a bunch and get me wet. I use shotgun primers which is easy to convert.
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    11-17-2018, 03:46 AM
    I have about a dozen presses. The AA is second only to my Dillon 550b. I like the AA better for working up loads.
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  • 45-70 Chevroner's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 03:47 PM
    I have not even shot mine yet but I checked out the reviews on the net and on here and saw very little negative response. After handling mine, at this point the only thing I see that's negitive about it is the length of the stock I'm 6'3" but I am...
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    11-14-2018, 11:20 AM
    I am sure that all will agree that we are proud of you. God has been good to me also. I am the only one in my family, that never smoked. ( Mom stepdad, Dad stepmom, three brothers two sisters) I did get a lot of second hand smoke though, and most...
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    11-13-2018, 09:50 PM
    Thanks to all of you for your concern and pep talks. I have a great wife and she keeps me from being depressed, if you know what I mean :bigsmyl2:
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    11-13-2018, 09:46 PM
    Thanks for the Prayers.
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    11-13-2018, 09:37 PM
    Thanks for the Prayers.
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    11-13-2018, 09:32 PM
    I ordered the Lee 6 cavity 120 TC today, along with a 9mm case length gauge trimmer and a loaded round 9mm EGW 7 hole max cartridge gauge chamber checker.
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    11-12-2018, 02:24 PM
    Well I did get one a little heavy but overall a nice little carbine it came with two extra clips I bought it from a friend for 3 bills. I've had it close to a month but haven't shot it yet. With my Heart problems I ended up in the VA Hospital for...
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    11-12-2018, 02:22 PM
    Well I did get one a little heavy but overall a nice little carbine it came with two extra clips I bought it from a friend for 3 bills. I've had it close to a month but shot it. With my Heart problems I ended up in the VA Hospital for almost a week,...
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    11-12-2018, 01:54 PM
    I just went out to check my mold and it does have only one wide grease groove. I guess it is my memory. I think my Lee 44 mold has two grease grooves.
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    11-12-2018, 01:16 PM
    I am sure it is an older style Keith. I used to have one and may still have somewhere. My newer one has a crimp grove and two grease groves.
    23 replies | 959 view(s)
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About 45-70 Chevroner
I have been reloading and casting since 1970. I have built a couple of homes and a # of add on's.
Shooting, Casting, Shooting, Casting. and so on.
Retired Chevron Tanker Driver.


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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