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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    Knock on wood ........ I have several 6C Lee moulds for pistols and they typically cast .5-7 under to 1.0 over . The 358-158 RF casts .3598-touching .360 and round to .001 with weight dispersion light to heavy more reflecting the pot level that a...
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    Today, 01:06 PM
    I hunted Nevada all of my life . The regs call for 1000#@100 yd minimum . We always planned for a 3-400 yd shot above the tree line but most typically shots were inside 250 yd . The last 3 deer , all antlerless , were inside of 100 . I'm not...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    I had an LBT 403-175 RF . I also had a Lee 401-175 STD groove 2C . I gave away the 2C Lee because I "knew" the LBT was better . Later I bought a 6C 401-175 SWC TLTC , the order went through wrong I'm sure I ordered the STD groove . I poured a few...
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    09-20-2018, 07:24 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    I used to know an SO that probably let a guy with a joint or a pill bottle of weed go a couple of lbs worth in 5 yrs . He was also the guy that initiated the suspicious vehicle that resulted in a 12 kilo of weed 2 kilo meth bust .
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    09-19-2018, 10:42 PM
    If it reaches 20kpsi it should form fine . I haven't worked with 4227 .... 8-12 gr of Unique should be safe and do the job but check it against Lyman's manual
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    09-19-2018, 08:39 PM
    I bought a bunch of composition books and started a fool inventory and consolidation of data . Holy Cow ! 58 die sets ! Where did all those FCDs come from ?
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    09-19-2018, 09:38 AM
    My Dad passed away a while back and had mentioned a 218 Bee 4-5 yr ago ........or 15 , anyway my Uncle was complaining that brass was too hard to find for his and it was going away . I did a little research and found it's slim but sisters are...
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    09-19-2018, 08:53 AM
    I had a 405 HB I poured pure , 408 I think . I wasn't keeping really solid track as it was a trial of the bullet and it didn't work out for me . The base plug is most likely the bug in the weights . If they are scaled for tin/lead it's probably...
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    09-18-2018, 01:13 PM
    Being the kind of guy that make 256 WIn mag rimless out if 223 or even 22-250 from neck cracked 06' or x57 I think I could do it .
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    09-18-2018, 09:29 AM
    As mentioned in but maybe not clearly it was my Dad's and most likely estate gifted to him it is mine now but living with Mom . So it's not like it's a wish/bucket list cartridge or something like that . If by some chance it is a Martini I know...
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    09-17-2018, 10:39 PM
    Currently only Leo and Weaver offer a straight 4 or 6 and Leo is the cheap one . Leo offers the standard duplex .
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    09-17-2018, 08:29 PM
    I don't recall ever seeing it but I suspect it may have been an estate gift a couple of times over to my Dad , but I don't know that . What I do know is Dad only had one lever gun a JM 1895C in 357 that I gave him as rent for an A5 Magnum ..... ...
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    09-16-2018, 09:05 AM
    While I can't vouch for Colts I suspect that the same applies as to S&W . The 1937 Brazilian is the same pistol as the 1917 so much so that a portion of the 1937 contract was fulfilled with 1917 parts and commercial parts . In deep research its...
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    09-13-2018, 11:05 AM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Handling grief in Our Chapel
    I lost my Dad about 2 months ago . I understand the empty moment thing . It's the little moments that make you just want to roll up in a ball . Some little thing I was doing for Mom the other day ,and I needed a screw driver . I went to the big tool...
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    09-13-2018, 10:03 AM
    I've considered getting the 6 cavity because of the huge nose . I was actually let down when the 452-255 wasn't cut the same way .
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    09-10-2018, 04:40 PM
    I shot some hogs 135-165# with a 454424 both an original Lyman round groove and the NOE version . Cast 50/50 WW/1-20 at 890 fps in a 45 Colts carbine . 17 yd hit a heavy rib going in exited through the meat just above the elbow it cut about a .700...
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    09-09-2018, 10:52 PM
    So many looks no suggestions or interest ........ http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php?topic=2640.0
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    09-09-2018, 10:30 PM
    I worked at a place that had a motion tripped cameras that shot IR , standard and radiographic something , and the ability to overlay them in the software . There was a place on the facility that the system would lock up on a point . Move the...
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    09-09-2018, 05:22 PM
    The rifle dies and a 1-2 pistols are a collet type with no case contact just the mouth and able to crimp as hard or light as seen fit . The pistol dies are a minimum contact die with a carbide sizer ring it's .480 in the 45 ACP die . They have a...
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    09-08-2018, 08:19 PM
    So there it is . I stole the shape from a Barnes TAC-X 300 and multiplied by 1.28125 the difference between copper and lead come to 384gr but it'll gain some for filling up the nose plug hole . If we add a little to the middle band it might make...
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    09-07-2018, 02:53 PM
    Char-Gar , I think I noted that an up stroke press might fill the need . Its cumbersome to run the Big Max A4 to size 380 and a 25 ACP or 5.7 would just look silly in that big honking press . So a more svelte 3/4" ram with say 2.5" of vertical...
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    09-07-2018, 02:15 PM
    PJim boy howdy you ain't kidding ! $208 C Gent that's exactly what I was thinking about . I don't think that even the leverage would be a big deal . I don't need a lot of leverage for 380 ,9 mm , 40 , 38/357 , 45s etc . I don't load 1000s ,...
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    09-07-2018, 01:13 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread ZPV Reamers in "The Barrel Works"
    About Us Since 1994. company Z.P.V. PROIZVODNJA is known as manufactures of small arms, rifle and pistol barrels, military equipment and specialized gun tools. Dedicated to the quality of our products we are recognized as a top quality bend. Also,...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 01:00 PM
    Look at the post count , I ain't selling nothin'. I'm wondering if a single stage press like a modified Partner press would sell for the express use of pistol loading . Something with the camover at the bottom but with a shorter stroke say 2.5"...
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    09-06-2018, 01:16 PM
    As another option Accurate shows a 46-145 all the way to 46-560 . Most of my 45 ACP/Schofield/Colts moulds throw .454 . 2 wraps of Green Bar chain printer paper would yield .460-.461 and "iron on" dry to .459 without any difficulty . At that point...
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    09-06-2018, 10:07 AM
    I will add that I have had several cartridges that shoot cast as well as jacketed and at the same or very nearly the same speeds . I shot a 30-30 that cast was well into top jacketed speeds . I shot a 32 Rem that actually ran faster than top...
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    09-05-2018, 08:26 PM
    Worked ok with a 453-350 rnfp mountain mold . Might be fun with a papered RB.
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    09-05-2018, 11:42 AM
    I had a Savage 110 308 22" 1-12 twist . I could shoot cheap surplus or quality from the big 3 reliably into 2" and select jacketed loads pushing 2800 fps 150s into .75 on demand with 5 shots regular as sunrise . However if a bullet , even a round...
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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