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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    I use an M die to expand the necks of my 30-30 casings when loading cast, and I've done it even when loading jacketed bullets. Would there be any benefit to not using an expander button? I could get a spare and sand it smaller so it wouldn't...
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    Today, 02:15 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Hog hunting on a budget in Our Town
    Might look into state land.
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    Today, 12:06 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Not Happy Today in Cast Boolits
    Any oil in the pot will just burn out with the flux. What did you flux with? I find wax helps the melt to flow better. I use both wax and sawdust. I clean my moulds with lighter fluid. If I get contamination while casting, say from sprue...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Not Happy Today in Cast Boolits
    Sounds like you're running the lead too hot. Control the mould temp through cadence and sprue size, not lead temp. I heat my moulds by resting them in the top of the pot so they are partially in the lead probably 5 minutes or more. It will cause...
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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    Vanna can I have a "W" please... I do believe that the correct spelling is Rowland. If you are doing a search then you may want to try that spelling. I wasn't going to post but I saw it in the title and in the body. Trying to help.
    2 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    I always seat and crimp in the same operation. If I was loading for precision I'd separate the operations to limit run out. Once you figure out how to tweak your dies it's not hard at all to set it up to do both. If I was going to do them in a...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Pan Lube in Black Powder Cartridge
    That's how I do it, in the wife's oven,I use a little lower heat though at around 150. I push the bullets out of the cake when it's still warm, although I have used a cake cutter. I've never used a hot plate for pan lubing but I have melted...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-21-2019, 08:11 PM
    You could test under the recoil pad or in the stock inletting. I am thinking maybe some super glue followed by some scuff pad.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-21-2019, 03:02 PM
    How much are those credit card knives worth? I had one some time back and I only gave 5 bucks for it if I recall right. Course I'm sure it was a different brand.
    14 replies | 357 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-21-2019, 01:53 AM
    Thanks for the replies. That gives me some good hope clearwater. I am looking at the Lyman manual also. Did you get good accuracy with the starting load or did you have to tweak it?
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    03-21-2019, 01:37 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread I am so thankful....... in Our Chapel
    Prayers for you.
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    03-20-2019, 11:23 PM
    I have a 30-06 and I want to use 30-30 jacketed bullets to download it to 30-30 velocity. I can't find any info on this. There is 168 grain data for the 06 and I have 170 grain bullets. The listed starting load is pretty close to the max 30-30...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-20-2019, 09:42 PM
    Send him an email, you can still do that after someone was banned.
    2 replies | 252 view(s)
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    03-20-2019, 09:40 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    I am a master of boolits.... Maybe it'll transfer over into my boolits here on the farm soon!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-20-2019, 12:31 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I ain't got 2400 although I like it. It was one of the last powders to show back up around here.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 01:08 PM
    Powder coat in general. I have a revolver that leads and while I still want to have it fixed so it'll shoot lubed, PC seems like a good solution at present time. I'm looking at black
    8 replies | 217 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 12:36 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lyman Spartan in Reloading Equipment
    I am probably going to cut the ears off my spartan and fit a primer catch. Been thinking on it a while.
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    03-18-2019, 10:36 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lube size dies in Casting Equipment
    Maybe it's as simple as they were into it a while and bought stuff that just added up to duplicates. Or had a couple sizers going set for different things.
    16 replies | 429 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:25 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lyman Spartan in Reloading Equipment
    I use a spartan and I like it other than I don't have a primer catcher for it. I made a wedge to go under it, and I'm working on a mod to keep the handle up better. I've loaded a bunch of pistol ammo and 30-30 on it.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:14 PM
    Well the picture failed but I'll upload via the computer shortly. 170 Remington corelokt hollow point B22780. I have 2 3/4 boxes at present. I bought these off the S&S section. I did a little research on them and I think they are from the 70s to...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 04:30 PM
    Does the mark iron out with several loadings or is it there forever?
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 04:13 PM
    I look for the acculine press on occasion and would get one if it was a deal. It would be nice for tent camping where you might mount it to a stump over a long camp. I like hand presses in general. One of the things touted about the lee when...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:51 AM
    Can anyone suggest to me a 357 magnum load with the 358-140-swc. I have IMR4227, AA9, and w296. I'm going to run them in the wife's 686. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:41 PM
    I looked into the Lyman convertible hand / bench press but I didn't figure I'd like it as much as the lee hand press. It looks kinda unwieldy and the reversible handles don't look comfortable at all with that blocky nub on the end.
    80 replies | 2996 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:29 PM
    Will consider trades for the nine milly dies. 380 dies lee mould in 30 caliber or 38 special or 45 caliber for acp Lyman single cav mould 30 caliber gas checks A beater barrel for an 870 to cut down Buck 345 Maybe other knives Maybe...
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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:14 PM
    After a closer inspection the one in the back may (or may not) be a rare one. I have seen many of these but not one with the shorter black pillars... it may be from a Star Rifle Machine or from an early Super Star 223 conversion. I know a lot, but...
    3 replies | 106 view(s)
  • maxreloader's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:11 PM
    the two brass ones are for a Star Reloader. They are adjustable and they are worth at the least... $75 each.
    3 replies | 106 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 07:33 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread My great score today! in Our Town
    I say take that 20 and put it in the "she money"... money she don't know about.
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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 07:04 PM
    I'll take this: #2 Springfield XD9 with manual, lock and cleaning brush pm on the way.
    14 replies | 466 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 03:31 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread My great score today! in Our Town
    Sounds awesome, The Lord has blessed you. I think I gave 26 a pound or so for the unique I have.
    18 replies | 586 view(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