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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    I'll take this: 6. 308/7.62 Mixed HS brass stainless tumbled 980 count $75 PM on way!
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    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    The only time that I ever accidentally set one off was when using a Lee loader and a hammer. I've never had a problem when using a press, even with crimped in primers.
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    I carry several buckets and only partially fill them. If you have the room, a 2 wheel dolly is really a big help! I hear that buckets are hard to find in some places. If you're in farming country ask around at a few farm shops. If there is any...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    Yeah, all of those purdy colored wires sure do look messy after they meet Mr Bush Hog!
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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 AM
    and this: 8. Winchester 38-56 tool great shape $75 shipped
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    Yesterday, 04:04 AM
    Ill take this: 2. Winchester 38-72 mold in great shape $67 shipped PM on way!
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    12-11-2018, 09:56 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    I've never worried too much about a spent bullet falling and maybe I should have. Don't take this statement wrong, I'm extremely careful about back stops and whats beyond the target. But, I do have more respect for a bullet flying under power....
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    12-10-2018, 11:58 AM
    The shortages of 2007-2008 are pretty much over and you should be able to find about any powder that you want. Powder has a long shelf life. I keep mine in a controlled environment out of direct sunlight.
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    12-10-2018, 11:51 AM
    Cabin fever and the winter just started!
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    12-10-2018, 11:50 AM
    I stack my sized and lubed bullets in cigar boxes with the layers separated by a piece of thin cardboard. I save the backing from note/legal pads for this. A file label on the end of the box identifies the bullet and alloy.
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    12-09-2018, 11:26 AM
    Nice score! As a rookie collector I'm fairly drooling over that picture!
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    12-09-2018, 10:48 AM
    I guess its just human nature to argue over stuff. The best truck, the best brand of reloading equipment, the best brand of tools, ect. When I post I try to be as inoffensive as possible. I had a terrible experience with one of the 3 major brands of...
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    12-08-2018, 09:33 AM
    Nice looking shield. I have a 100# bottle in my shop that I smelt with and run my heater off of when I need to. Bulk propane is much cheaper than exchanges. A 30# bottle is a good compromise on size.
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    12-08-2018, 09:25 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Barn Tin? in Cast Boolits
    No, barn tin is galvanized sheet metal. Congratulations on the wheel weight and isotope core scores. Oh yeah, Welcome to the site!
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    12-07-2018, 01:36 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Driving home yesterday in Our Town
    Cool picture, Thumbcocker!
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    12-07-2018, 10:31 AM
    Yesterday morning I switched the dies in my Star sizer and started sizing a couple of gallon jugs full of H&G 68's. After I got tired of sizing I started in to organize my loaded ammo stash. I've slowly started moving the loaded rounds from directly...
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    12-07-2018, 05:51 AM
    Lightweight machine oil is what most use. I run my Herters without any oil. It takes it a little while to settle without oil. I think Redding probably made my Herters scale.
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    12-06-2018, 11:57 PM
    I didn't know you could machine or drill a grade 8 bolt. Learned something new. Several years ago I swapped a little bit of electrical work for a couple of bolt bins and about a truck load of nuts, bolts and washers. Best deal I ever made! It took...
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    12-06-2018, 11:16 PM
    lightman replied to a thread WWII Sailor coming home in Our Town
    Welcome Home Sailor!
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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 08:18 PM
    I'll take this: #3: RCBS .223 SB die set like new (Midway lists @ $39.99)................................... 20.00 PM on way!
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    12-06-2018, 03:46 PM
    I was hoping that dangerranger made a good haul from this and would maybe post some pictures.
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    12-06-2018, 03:34 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    I don't listen to much AM but this is good info. I wonder if they will effect a digital scale? I've had a few LED bulbs that failed much sooner than I expected. All of these were medium base screw in types. I've not become a full fan of them yet!
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    12-06-2018, 12:31 PM
    I'll be another to suggest the RCBS brush. If thats not available a short piece of stranded electrical wire should work. Any electrician that you can encounter on the street would probably give you a few feet of scrap. I'm thinking that #10 or #8...
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    12-06-2018, 12:27 PM
    I'm guessing tin and a little antimony, like you guessed. I would keep those ingots separate and melt them into the next big batch that you do. Fluxed properly, all you should get is ash looking stuff and any lighter metals like wheel weight clips,...
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    12-06-2018, 12:22 PM
    lightman replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    Welcome Aboard! This is mostly a forum about bullet casting but all here are reloaders and will be glad to answer questions and help. I suggest first buying a reloading book and slowly reading through it. I like the Lyman book, like Walks...
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    12-06-2018, 11:18 AM
    With a revolver and a roll crimp I would trim all of them to match the shortest one. That will probably be the last time that you will ever need to trim. They just do not stretch like bottle neck cases do. In an auto with a taper crimp I would load...
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    12-06-2018, 11:11 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    My shop is 30 X 30 with an 11 ft eve height and about 13 ft to the center. I used six 8ft fluorescent fixtures over the main floor and another 8 ft fixture over the work bench. I have plenty of light for general projects but often use supplemental...
    48 replies | 1310 view(s)
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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