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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    Wow, I stand corrected. I had never actually seen (noticed?) the 311359 listed so early. I did buy mine for use in a 32-20 low wall Winchester, so I shouldn’t be surprised, I guess. I wonder where I stashed mine? :? :? Froggie
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    Same cartridges are 65,000 PSI SAAMI. Priming compound will not produce 65K. With the smokeless muzzloaders some loads are over 50K using a primer designed for a 14.5K max cartridge. The small vent liners restrict the gas pressure enough so it's...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    For me with my current needs or wants it would be a 220 Swift. I love this cartridge. If you want something different 225 Winchesters are nice in single shots.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/05/large-vs-small-flash-holes-in-308-win-brass/ I never was concerned about increased pressure of the powder charge from larger flash holes. I do have a mild concern about increased pressure in the primer...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    How big a bag? I could probably come up with 20 or maybe even 50 rounds of virgin Winchester made brass. Send PM if interested in a small quantity like that. Froggie
    2 replies | 83 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 AM
    Ken, I’d love to see an image of the press with some item of known size next to it. The design is so perfectly scaled that without such size reference, it just looks like any other C type press! BTW, what was the weight of the later, cast...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    327 Federal Magnum with a fairly fast twist. Shootable wth 32 S&W, 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R (almost magnum) and the designated 327 FM. In addition, with the extractor arrangement on the #3, you could probably shoot 32 ACP in it as well. The existing...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 08:00 AM
    WALLNUTT, I use mine much the same way as far as pre-processing on a “big” press. Then I batch process the prepped cases... flare all case mouths, add powder to all, seat bullets and crimp all. That goes a lot faster than twisting the turret to...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 07:46 AM
    I’ll be curious to know how the 358156, a traditional design for old fashioned grease and wax type lube will do in a PC environment. Sounds like an interesting line of experimentation. :coffee: Froggie
    27 replies | 785 view(s)
  • MiHec's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 04:29 AM
    PayPals are out! If you missing one, send me PM
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:40 PM
    Pics will help greatly. I am interested but not without pics.
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 09:55 PM
    If the #55 will move, that is if it's not rusted and frozen in place, it gives a good boost to the value. The press itself is the older production with a bit less leverage. Depending on what you want to do with it, it should be OK. I'm assuming...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 03:06 PM
    Gee Ken, If most people realized they were beginning to think like an amphibian, they would be concerned. Aren't you? ;) I have been trying to figure out the corporate thought patterns at Lyman for about three decades now, and it seems like...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:16 PM
    From the title of this thread, I also thought we might be discussing Ray Thompson, the man credited with designing this bullet. What I have heard about him is that he was a park ranger or game warden or some similar career and designed the bullet...
    27 replies | 785 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:06 AM
    I have a Browning 1886 rifle and a saddle ring carbine. Never had any issues so I never took them apart. I have no idea how close to original they are. I picked up the saddle ring cheap due to some deep stock scratches. Just picked up a blank...
    36 replies | 19145 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 10:58 PM
    IIRC, the Lyman hand press didn't last that long... of course the niche was small and somewhat crowded. I got the impression that unless they could grab a big market share fast, Lyman would leave this type of niche after a short production run. ...
    80 replies | 2935 view(s)
  • Dale53's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 10:39 PM
    My first .44 Magnum (Super Blackhawk) was acquired many, many years ago in a gun trade. It was one of the first 5000 made. For years it was the most accurate handgun off a bench at 100 yards in our gun club. I still have it and it's a dandy. It...
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    03-17-2019, 10:35 PM
    I have always just used a heat gun and have been happy with the results. Quick, safe, and neat. Just need to have it in a container to catch the melted lube... Dale53
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 10:28 PM
    Comparing one animal to another means nothing. Comparing the same cut of meat from the same animal is easy. Age some, freeze some and prepare them at the same time. Question answered.
    43 replies | 895 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 05:50 PM
    One more point on the tolerancing. Normally manufactures tend to shoot for the middle of the tolerance. With gage pins they tend to be very close to the plus or minus tolerance. A .0002 plus will be very close to .0002" over and a .0002" under...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:02 AM
    Randy, Thanks for that great summary of your development of your press. I have to admit I was a little surprised to read that you did it without having an original Decker or HDS in hand to help visualize where you wanted to go with the finished...
    80 replies | 2935 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 01:13 AM
    Either one will work for you. Most use the minus tolerance (.0000,-.0002) pins. The tolerance selection is mostly to ensure the pin tolerance doesn't allow a bad part. Example it a hole with 1.000" max and a .999" min. You would select a minus...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 03:40 PM
    That's the best part for him. This are metro herd reductions. They use SWAT team shooters and the PAID cleaning crew shows up at sunrise.
    43 replies | 895 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 02:29 PM
    Great link sled guy! It cleared up some questions I have had for a while and corrected some misinformation I had accumulated. :coffeecom Thanks very much. Froggie
    10 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 02:16 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread MP Molds..... in Cast Boolits
    I got my first MP mould in a group buy that was just wrapping up, so it came in fast and was jewel-like in its manufacture. My second one came from another group buy that dragged on about forever, but once again the mould was great when I finally...
    25 replies | 705 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 12:59 PM
    With its SWC design the 357156 loads easily with speedloaders into a revolver chamber, then prints well on the target with its square, full diameter shoulder. Its flat nose makes it good for hunting as well as self defense. If you want to drive it...
    27 replies | 785 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 11:30 AM
    This will seem little, but my first press was a Tru-Line Jr given to my dad and me by a favorite uncle (when he moved up to an All American) sometime in the early 1970s. It’s still bolted to a corner of the loading bench and currently dedicated to...
    24 replies | 441 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