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    Today, 08:13 AM
    Sorry, that was supposed to say 1100, I fixed it now.
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    Yesterday, 08:22 AM
    The two old Lyman manuals I have list very light loads for the .38-55, I don't think there's anything that gets above about 1100 FPS. My rifle is built on an old waffle top Marlin, and Marlin chambered that same action in .375 Winchester, so...
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    Yesterday, 07:38 AM
    richhodg66 started a thread Rapid City, S.D. in Our Town
    I've been through there, of course, but wouldn't say I'm familiar with it. Always thought the Black Hills was the prettiest scenery on earth, and I've been around. A few things lately have led me to contemplate a move and there's a vacancy in my...
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    Yesterday, 05:13 AM
    MOA replied to a thread New Press? in Reloading Equipment
    Well thank you one and all. I must admit to being kind of a hoarder when it comes to my hand loading stuff, I've never sold or gotten rid of anything I have ever purchased except a set of collet dies that I did not like. I just get real attached to...
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    Yesterday, 04:55 AM
    I have not seen it mentioned, but then again I did not read every post that has been written on making lube, but I think you get a better fit with the stick in your machine if you use schedule 40 pvc. I opted to use schedule 200, and my sticks are a...
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    02-13-2019, 07:05 PM
    Well today was the day to try out the design and my first lube cook off. Here are the results.
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    02-13-2019, 06:17 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    Completed renovation on the 450's.
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    02-13-2019, 06:08 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    Hardcast, you were correct the linkage hits the cap. I called lyman, spoke to John a tech man, he asked me if I had gotten the new caps, I told him no, none came with my two kits. He is sending me two new caps no charge. Why not give him a call.
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    02-12-2019, 02:30 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    Thx hardcast. It's amazing how lyman can do this kind of upgrade and NOT involve the engineering department so their kit is fully functional. But I guess it's another factor that makes the apparent downhill slide of what used to be a top notch...
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    02-11-2019, 09:00 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    Thanks NoZombies, I have. Most of the initial linkage from these two presses have had the pins replaced by ill fitting bolts. That was the main reason for ordering the new handles. If I ever come across a supplier of assorted pins with cotter...
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    02-11-2019, 06:59 PM
    MOA replied to a thread New Press? in Reloading Equipment
    Well I do still have a RS3, that I thought I would keep to do the de-cap chore, and I haven't seen it for a long time ( like maybe 10 years ) but I think I still have a RC I somewhere, but most of you know how things get lost in moves, but I know I...
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    02-11-2019, 06:00 PM
    MOA started a thread New Press? in Reloading Equipment
    I'm thinking of selling my two Rockchucker II presses and getting the Lyman Brass Smith All-American 8-Station Turret Press. I guess we all sort of fall into comfort zones, and I've been loading on single stage presses now for almost forty years. ...
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    02-11-2019, 05:40 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    Yes, you have to call them and ask for the handles. The image of my 450 I took before the water really got boiling, I knew how much old dark brown almost black lube was in this sizer that after it got going you would be able to see nothing in that...
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    02-11-2019, 06:10 AM
    This. I can shoot anything with a peep much better than open sights.
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    02-11-2019, 12:07 AM
    They are showing these in 16 gauge on Ebay now, looks just like the Lyman slugs designed to fit in a trap wad. Has anybody tried the 16 gauge ones? I have a 16 gauge Ithaca Deer Slayer I'd like to try these out in.
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    02-10-2019, 11:29 PM
    Lyman 3rd Edition is the best one I have, can be downloaded here; http://marvinstuart.com/firearm/Manuals/Bullet%20Casting/Lyman%20Cast%20Bullet%20Handbook%20-%203rd%20Edition%20-%201980%20-%20Reduce.pdf
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    02-10-2019, 10:01 PM
    I think if the bullets were sized and the gas checks were subsequently crimped on, there would be no problems boiling them. If the lube that's on them in good shape? Why not just shoot them as they are if the lube is still there?
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    02-10-2019, 03:32 PM
    Red Bear, that's sound like a slick way to do it too.
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    02-10-2019, 03:20 PM
    MOA started a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    Got two 450's from ebay. Time to boil out the old, an I mean old lube. Had to boil one so long I lost the factory paint. The other I just had to keep dunking back n forth. Hope to get some primer and a top coat of clear on it tomorrow. Called Lyman...
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    02-10-2019, 02:58 PM
    With the cost of everything going up, and including the post office, its past time to start making my own lube and lube tubes too. Read the posts and started today with the mold base board. Tomorrow I will sand and seal the center post and the board...
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    02-10-2019, 01:21 PM
    Still use it. I am starting a 68 mold board today, and the first batch will be 50/50.
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    02-10-2019, 11:33 AM
    My Dad was never much of a hunter, just wasn't his thing. He was quite an outdoorsman in other respects, mainly a backpacker and did some pretty lengthy remotes hikes in interesting places, but we (me and three other sons) spent a great deal of...
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    02-10-2019, 10:31 AM
    It sounds to me like you have your small game load figured out. The .30-30 is good in this regard. Deer loads with cast in the .30-30 aren't hard either, but you'll want a heavier bullet and slower powder.
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    02-10-2019, 09:50 AM
    I think on the 110s you can just change the bolt head. You'd obviously need a new barrel and the magazine would need to be replaced. As cheap as they are, you'd be better off buying another Axis in .223.
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    02-09-2019, 10:44 PM
    I like my little H&R. With Trapdoor loads, it doesn't beat you up, good thing considering how light the rifle is. I have a Williams peep sight on mine and it's as accurate as I can shoot iron sights with a rifle like that. Just about as good a...
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    02-09-2019, 01:23 PM
    My old Lyman manuals have it. 4227 seems to be the best all around powder, though 2400 worked pretty well too.
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    02-09-2019, 12:53 AM
    Another consideration, a .348 is not a cheap or easy thing to feed. Not sure I'd trade off my working guns for one.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    02-08-2019, 08:42 AM
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll try the #34's first, and then I will see about regrinding the pin, wouldn't want to grind it too short, it's not like you find these firing pins at your local gun shop if you screw it up.
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    02-08-2019, 08:27 AM
    Interesting. https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-encourages-hunting-in-bid-to-change-public-perception-increase-revenue-for-conservation-report?fbclid=IwAR1TVpvB9bZgSKgDlLYudNT_huG4fRAgHoU6GU5RxvhUVSG5c7SoWucySHY
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    02-07-2019, 11:45 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 30-30 light load in Factory Rifles
    My Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook from 1973 gives this data for the 311440, 150 grain gas check; 700X Min Load 6.5 grains for 1235 FPS. Max load 8 grains for 1401 FPS Red Dot Min Load 6.8 grains for 1257. Max load 9 grains for 1481 FPS Unique...
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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"
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