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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 PM
    Is this the line for the john?
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    Today, 12:12 AM,606.0.html Group Buy Discussion thread on NOE Forum
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  • Terryrm1-03's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    I checked my 30-30 die set and there was a neck expander in it. Worked GREAT! Thanks for the help guys! Terry
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    01-27-2015, 08:58 PM
    Lead bullets for 32-40. I'm a lead boolit shooter, so I need to flare the mouth, etc. Thanks Terry
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    01-26-2015, 10:42 PM
    Thanks so much! WOW! so much for shooting her tomorrow! Terry
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    01-26-2015, 10:36 PM
    Hi guys I just rcvd from a great guy here a standard lee 2 die set for 32-40. My question is:::: The first die sizes and deprimes. The second die seats the bullet! What does a guy do to expand the neck to accept a cast bullet? Thanks for your...
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  • Terryrm1-03's Avatar
    01-26-2015, 10:00 PM
    Hi guys, just got a standard Lee 2 dies set. For my 32 -40 brass sized, deprimed. No expander die to accept the Boolit. Am I missing something??? Thanks terry
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    01-24-2015, 09:46 PM
    Happened to me again today. I have to very careful walking away from my pot because sometimes the thermostat sticks and it doesn't take long to get up to red hot! I wasn't away from it twenty minutes and went back to find it glowing red with 1/4"...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 07:52 PM
    An internet friend was good enough to pick up and mail some pulldown Hornady .444 Marlin brass for me to form for a new toy. Everything was fine until I started checking brass for trim length and about had a stroke when I realized that instead of...
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    01-24-2015, 01:25 AM
    I have cast, checked, and lubed several hundred NOE 311284s. In my alloy, they're ready to load at 215gr. Might not be my Camp Perry bullet, but it's going to see some use at my local club. I couldn't ask for a better fit with the check winding...
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    01-23-2015, 11:23 PM
    When you get an answer, rather than just speculation, let me know. I've seen it several times, most recently yesterday. The crust forms above the oxidized tin. I broke through it and the melt was about 1/4" below. I'd left my pot on while doing...
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    01-23-2015, 03:38 PM
    The perfect little rifle for a boy that age. Rapid fire squirrel hunting sounds like fun! I understand the expense, I've only got a couple hundred miles and I have to hide money all year just to pull that off! We'll keep in touch via other means.
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    01-23-2015, 03:32 PM
    14.3 was the BHN of Standard #4 babbitt. Specific gravity of it was 10.67. None of NLC's solders were that hard or dense. Sounds like you have some usable stuff. IF, it is only Pb, Sb, the percentage of Sb can be found based on the liquidus...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 08:25 PM
    There is TONS of info on the site and Castpics,,,,,,,, Very versatile stuff!
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    01-21-2015, 03:45 PM
    Any other ID on the bars? Their babbitts were named. Genuine A, Trojan, Eagle, Faultless, Diesel Oil Engine, Standard #4. Check the hardness, I have a list. I don't believe zinc was used, but all were high Sb.
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    01-21-2015, 02:31 PM
    257418 appears to be a reduction of the infamous Squibb bullet. It likely shares the velocity limits of 311413 and the rest of the copies, like B&M's 311169. A little slower should help. I'd try a different bullet before giving up on the caliber,...
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    01-21-2015, 07:34 AM
    I ran MC#1 yesterday with the repaired rail. I replaced the broken hardened sprue plate cam pin. I replaced the broken pin with a 3/8 inch hot rolled rod. I only ran about 5-700 bullets through it but it didn't break. I did a really crappy job of...
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    01-20-2015, 08:20 PM
    I make my own brass from .303 British, it isn't the hardest thing in the world to do. Wasn't an expensive proposition either. You'll need: A 308 sizing die body, a 7/08 sizing die body, and a 6.5 Jap set. I turn the rim down on the .303 to .480,...
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    01-20-2015, 05:36 PM
    Just plinking, or plotting to shoot the M1 Carbine match this coming year?
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    01-20-2015, 05:26 PM
    And with a hard bullet that really fills the throat and bore, least that's been my experience with Arisakas.
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 02:40 PM
    Youre doing some good illustrative work and documentation for the board, but the nasty little cracks do you a disservice.
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    01-20-2015, 01:54 PM
    Having made it through all of Burroughs work by about eleven or twelve, they were a good jumping off point for several years for the "Gor" books, much more interesting for a young man of that age,,,,,,, All very titilating, but not much...
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  • Terryrm1-03's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 10:04 PM
    Thanks very much! That's so nice to know. Figured I'd have to buy something else. It is the BEST I've ever used. I have all the others. BIG difference! and I never had to clean between shots. And yes it is HIGH, 40.00 at Scheels. I just about died...
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    01-19-2015, 08:02 PM
    Shot my first loads of Blackhorn 209 in my muzzleloader. Great stuff. But it says on the bottle not to use water base cleaner. Use oil base. What do you guys use that works. Thanks very much! TR
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  • hagel's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 12:03 PM
    OK, as usual you guys just blow me away with all the hard earned knowledge you have. I'm sitting here right now looking at the picture/diagram I got off the PID/temp control thread I found here on the Forum. I could probably dig that reference...
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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