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    01-15-2019, 11:58 PM
    I've slugged the barrels on a couple of Browning High Powers and they both slugged at .358". You might try slugging that High Power barrel and see what it actually is, diameter wise. Hope this helps. Fred
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    01-15-2019, 12:22 AM
    I just clean my dies like I clean my guns, and with the same tools and solvents. Hope this helps. Fred
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    01-13-2019, 10:05 PM
    I carried a 6" Model 19 as my duty gun from 1971 to 1980, when I changed to my Model 57 as my duty gun. Both were carried in a Hoyt High Rise Front Break holster, which is probably one of the finest duty holsters ever made, but unfortunately, the...
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    01-13-2019, 02:22 PM
    That's most people's response. The video was made to dispel some of the myths surrounding the storage of ammunition, and was primarily intended to train firefighting personnel, but it's of interest to anyone involved in the shooting sports. ...
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    01-12-2019, 01:28 PM
    At that load level, there's the chance of sticking the bullet in the longer barrel of the rifle. I don't normally post loading data in open forums, but I've loaded approximately 40,000 rounds of Cowboy loads using the Magma version of the 125 gr....
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    01-11-2019, 01:33 PM
    I have a couple dozen of the ones Midway sells that are caliber specific, but I wait for them to go on sale before I buy them. When they had the Winchester branded wooden trays on close-out for less than $3.00 each, I bought a bunch of those, too. ...
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    01-08-2019, 02:01 PM
    I'm glad to see you solved the mystery. I've learned over the years to size any brass I acquire prior to loading, even new brass. That way, I can tailor it to my gun, with my dies and my load. I bought a batch of 500 brand new primed .45 Colt...
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    01-06-2019, 11:31 PM
    There's a small difference in the SAAMI bore diameter specs for the .44 Magnum and .444 Marlin in rifles. The .44 Magnum is .431" and the .444 Marlin is .430". https://saami.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Z299-4_ANSI-SAAMI_CFR.pdf#page=13 ...
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    01-05-2019, 11:11 PM
    I use Machine Gunner's Lube from Sprinco. After trying just about everything on the market, I settled on this: http://www.sprinco.com/tactical.html Hope this helps. Fred
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    01-04-2019, 04:29 AM
    ReloaderFred replied to a thread Corbin PCM in Swaging
    You can go to Corbin's website and find out. He has a pretty good explanation about all his equipment on the site, and I'm sure he will on yours. Hope this helps. Fred
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    01-04-2019, 04:27 AM
    I use Varmint Al's suggestion on how to polish dies: http://varmintal.com/arelo.htm#Polish Carbide doesn't scratch, but sometimes brass will adhere to it (galling) and that causes the scratches. Varmint Al's method removes the brass without...
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    01-01-2019, 10:06 PM
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    01-01-2019, 08:38 PM
    I have approximately 385 pieces of Lake City 7.62 brass for sale. It is at least 2x fired from what I can tell, but is clean and in nice condition. No LR head stamps. In addition, there are a small number of other foreign boxer primed head stamps...
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    12-31-2018, 01:42 PM
    That's a good plan. With the short neck of that case, you just want to add enough bell to the case mouth to allow the bullet to start, and to seat without shaving lead. Hope this helps. Fred
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    12-31-2018, 01:01 PM
    Do you get the same condition prior to using the M-Die, but after sizing? Just a thought.
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    12-29-2018, 04:39 PM
    My early RCBS steel sizing dies of the old design (Sizer only, decapping/belling and seating/crimping) don't have any threads for a decapping stem. The dies were made to size only, and then the second die was used, and then the third to complete...
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    12-29-2018, 02:07 PM
    Your die can't be converted to a sizing die, since the diameter is too big. It was designed to just decap and bell the case after sizing in the steel sizing die. The sizing dies I have like that don't have threads for mounting a decapping pin in...
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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