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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    I was looking at that and was seriously thinking of bidding on it, but I had just gotten a New Haven (yours was made earlier at Middlefield) and this one that you got didn't seem to have the clamp that Eddie asked about. The good news is that you...
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    Tripplebeards; Here is a link to my Dropbox for that file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2v9v0xde84tslid/HL%20246partial.pdf?dl=0 Just click on the link and download it. Dale53
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    I’m interested in 6 and 9... please look for an incoming PM. Green Frog
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    Could it be because you prefer them to Blondes?? :kidding::kidding: I started putting together a little mini bench with a B&D Workmate. I got as far as clamping an inherited MEC 600 Jr onto it (mounted on a plywood sheet) But have yet to find a...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 10:27 AM
    Back in the 1970s when Dad and I started casting, wheel weights (yep, clip on lead alloy) were considered the lowest form and pure lead for muzzle loaders and to start mixing known alloys were the desirable finds. Dad worked for a commercial...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 08:48 AM
    BTW, I just took the time to take a really good look at the picture of your bench, and I like it. In fact, I like it a lot. I see a few favorite toys including the Herter’s bench micrometer and the Lachmiller bench priming tool. Do you have all...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 08:41 AM
    “... after the snow stops?” I guess it will make you feel bad, but we’re scheduled to hit the mid seventies today in CenVA. I hope it will stay cool enough to do some casting! :mrgreen: Froggie
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-26-2020, 08:30 AM
    The bullets from my B&D mould (the conical, 235 gr design) drop out at about .414-.415”. I have a handful left that were cast several years ago, and when I tried them in the fire formed cases, they dropped right in, so I don’t think that’s going to...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 04:11 PM
    ... and another one bites the dust! Just one more conversion to the dark side. BWAAH HAHAHA! :bigsmyl2:
    17 replies | 2174 view(s)
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    10-25-2020, 03:59 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Browning 1885 in Single Shot Guns
    texasmac is a member. Just search his name for lots of info on the Browning 1885's http://www.texas-mac.com/Articles.html
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 02:47 PM
    Thanks for that. I was just getting ready to load another 15 rounds for the two-step process. If I can find my 40 cal expander die, I’ll try your method first. Now all I have to do is call the Rifle Shoppe or somebody else who might have a good...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 07:31 PM
    Well, now that Iím getting into it, the Pacific is getting nicer and nicer. The bore is becoming more and more shiny and the spots I was most concerned about are getting less and less distinct... I think itís going to be OK. I tried a few of my...
    51 replies | 1263 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 05:07 PM
    The difference between a 45/70, 40/65 or a 50/70 using a 30" barrel and a 22" barrel with real BP is more pronounced than with smokeless. I don't have hard and fast numbers as to velocity differences but some insight can be gained from the...
    12 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-23-2020, 09:17 PM
    gbrown, the offering was for a marked 25-35 CMR and the corresponding PC. I already have a complete set (and even know where it is! [smilie=l: ) so I was able to resist. Besides, I haven’t had the 25-35 barrel on one of my high walls for nigh onto...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-23-2020, 05:31 PM
    Should have included a :kidding: It sounds like you’re my kinda guy! BTW, is the depriming die you found universal or specific to the 25-35? Of course the PC is also useful for 30-30, 32-40, and a couple of others. I have a couple of those...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-23-2020, 04:51 PM
    PS If you use them all you aren’t a hoarder... how many spares makes you a hoarder is open to debate! ;)
    61 replies | 2101 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-23-2020, 04:40 PM
    I’d say a not-so-humble brag. Yes, it’s the first generation of Auto Prime tools (round reservoir) that seems to have caught the most attention around here, but the original type with screw in shell holders are the ones I like the most. I too have...
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    10-22-2020, 04:29 PM
    PM sent
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-22-2020, 10:34 AM
    Denny, I believe I saw that offering. Honestly, I’ve considered buying an extra DC 358156 mould (like the first mould Dad and I ever owned) and having the GC grooves milled out, but it just doesn’t seem like it would be worth the effort. The...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-22-2020, 08:55 AM
    With the advent of better and better 3D printing materials. Maybe some enterprising soul could come up with a replacement piece? Froggie
    61 replies | 2101 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 08:47 PM
    Vall, is anybody selling a blank extractor or better yet, one tight sized for 40-85/90? My existing extractor just barely touches the original round’s rim, and doesn’t even as it goes by the 9.3X74R rim. Froggie
    51 replies | 1263 view(s)
  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 01:30 PM
    The Brown lever is the one I was calling an earlier “loop” lever. I’ve heard the one that looks like it came from a lever action repeater called a “four finger” lever, and of course there were a ton of the “lazy S” levers on the later Marlins. I...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 11:26 AM
    Country gent’s second sentence is the my main concern... I would be looking for at least a 1 1/8” bore, with bigger being better. I like the commonly available #5-C collets if possible, since 3-Cs are too small for many tasks, and 4-Cs are...
    29 replies | 596 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