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    12-02-2020, 01:41 PM
    I purchased a used RCBS bench mount priming tool on an auction site that was missing critical parts. I called RCBS to buy the parts, and told the nice lady I'd just bought it used on the auction site, but she insisted that she wasn't going to let...
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    12-01-2020, 08:44 PM
    That's not true. In talking to the reps in the RCBS booth at the SHOT Show several different years, they've consistently told me the vast majority of their products are made in the USA, with only the electronics made in China, since they couldn't...
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    11-30-2020, 08:37 PM
    RCBS has been doing this since before any of the others caught on to what good customer service does to promote your business. They were the first, and have always been pleasant to deal with. Hope this helps. Fred
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    11-30-2020, 02:08 PM
    I have a Midway heater under one of my Stars, and a Lyman under another, but the majority of them have Magma heaters under them. The Magma heaters are far superior to the others, and in my opinion are worth the extra money they may cost. I have...
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    11-29-2020, 01:55 PM
    Use the lower set of holes before buying another top punch. It's cheaper, and is the reason for three levels of holes in the dies, other than bullets with multiple lube grooves. Hope this helps. Fred
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    11-28-2020, 01:31 PM
    I also have one.
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    11-17-2020, 01:00 AM
    Sometimes a person just likes the unusual. I'm one of those, which is exemplified by my choice of the .41 Magnum for a duty caliber back when we were allowed actual choices based on experience, and not on whizz kid bean counters who didn't know...
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    11-16-2020, 11:37 AM
    Posts 9 and 10 pretty much cover the history of the .38 Super and it's early problems with headspacing on the minimal rim, etc.. When it was developed, it filled a very real need, since gangster's cars (all cars, really) were made from real steel...
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    11-15-2020, 03:05 PM
    It's not, unless you get into it really big. Three of us went in together and bought a Bullet Master, Lube Master, and lots of alloy. We started selling bullets and soon found out that unless you can go nationally, you're not going to make any...
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    11-14-2020, 09:51 PM
    Welcome to the forum! Prior to investing in swaging dies, you might want to slug the barrel on that High Power, as I've slugged some that measured .358" in diameter, and shot .38 Special bullets better than 9x19 bullets. Just a thought. ...
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  • BLASTER62's Avatar
    11-14-2020, 06:55 PM
    I just got a update CD for Quick load wsa looking for Reloader 26 was not on there have you heard why they dont include all the new powders ?
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    11-10-2020, 12:39 PM
    The OP is using Large Rifle Primers in his .35 Remington cases. Hope this helps. Fred
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    11-09-2020, 01:44 PM
    Make sure the primers are seated at least .004" below flush so the anvil is correctly seated into the primer pellet. Some firearms are more forgiving of incomplete seating, but others require proper seating before they will set them off. Firing...
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    11-07-2020, 01:22 PM
    What you're asking about are the Lee Push Through sizing dies for cast bullets. In your case, powder coated bullets would be pushed through the die from the bottom and would be caught in the container on top of the die. You would have to first...
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    11-06-2020, 04:18 PM
    A case mouth expansion die can't also be a full length sizing die, as the sizing operation would iron back down any case mouth expansion imparted at the top of the stroke when the brass is extracted from the die. It's a two step operation, sizing,...
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    11-05-2020, 09:08 PM
    Oil every moving point, including the pivot points and the actuator rod that moves back and forth at the top of the machine. They even provided an oil hole there, but I've gotten some that were completely dry, as in never having been oiled at all. ...
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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