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  • RedHawk357Mag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    Also be aware that the FINISHED size of your bullet may be causing your issue. Once your bullet is loaded, the brass may swag it down, when you remove the belling from expanding, or when crimping may reduce bullet diameter. Dies or your loading...
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    03-28-2020, 10:47 AM
    It seems like all the group buys are at a standstill. Is my perception correct? This seems to been going on pre virus. I haven't had one complete since the method change at MP. Thanks. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    03-16-2020, 05:56 PM
    Trust me I fully understand. I can't stand to drive or ride places either. If Tin Star is closer you might be able to make that one. If you ever find one to go to you will probably have a blast. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    03-16-2020, 10:54 AM
    First bowling pin shoot is set for 5 April 2020 at Firearms Solutions in Duncan Oklahoma. Monthly shoots still October. Pins 15 yards shot head to head double elimination. 15 dollar entry. Three classes of competition. Ton of fun. All...
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    03-11-2020, 10:27 AM
    Heat cycling is definitely a good step in preventing tinning. When you unbox these molds they are absolutely stunning. Stunning brass molds casting lead bullets leads to sad trombone. Heat cycling dulls the finish once you get that dull finish it...
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    03-10-2020, 02:17 PM
    Rowell#2 here as well. It definitely exceeds the Lyman and RCBS. Needed to shorten the Rowell handle by a couple inches to give it better balance. This is used in cavities greater than three. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    03-10-2020, 01:31 PM
    Another thing I noticed was kicking the speed up on my problem alloy also helped close groups. I was originally loading at 1000 to 1050 fps. I moved to 1150ish and got tighter groups with my bullets. I would say definitely keep good notes from...
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    03-10-2020, 12:12 PM
    Something to keep an eye on with the 158 358 RNFP the sprue plate bolts seem to like to adjust themselves. I am definitely going to install some headless allen bolts to provide tension on both bolts the next time I cast with this mold. Also a very...
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    03-10-2020, 11:44 AM
    I have experienced this as well. I just used up the last bit of 200 lbs of accuracy challenged alloy. Thought it was a number of things before suspecting alloy being the drama. Thought cases were worn, thought maybe die adjustment was...
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US Army Combat Arms Retired


Ruger RedHawk 357 Mag 44 Mag GP100 Davidson Exclusive 5" Security Six 2 3/4", Speed Six 4"
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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