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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Never turn down any dies offered to you for free. :D:D
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    03-22-2017, 11:15 AM
    Lather is nothing but soap bubbles. The tailstock spindle on your machine does not need tanged drill bits but can use them. I think the Atlas/Craftsman uses a set screw point in a slot on the spindle to resist rotation. Using a dog on the shank...
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    03-20-2017, 07:25 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Winchester 1892 problem in Leverguns
    Primers backing out is an indication of excessive head space, but not necessarily dangerously excessive. Yes, rimmed cartridges will not alleviate excess headspace. At around 30K psi, excessive headspace can be a problem; mainly with brass life...
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    03-20-2017, 12:20 AM
    Had one stuck .308W case about 40 years ago. Had seen pictures of RCBS stuck case remover, so I used a 1/4-20 tap, a socket head screw, a 1/4 inch washer and a 9/16 socket to remove it. Easy peasy. I think I might have been using RCBS lube on a...
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    03-17-2017, 09:17 PM
    It's good when newbies buy good equipment. That's how I got a Reloader Special press, Uniflow Measure, 505 0r 510 scale, 3 sets of dies and a Lee hand primer for $50 about 4 years ago.
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    03-15-2017, 09:39 PM
    At the NRA convention in 1976, I sat at the table with the gentleman who started and owned Saeco. He told us that he went to a stock manufacturer(don't remember which one) and bought their scraps of figured walnut to make handles for his molds and...
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    03-14-2017, 02:22 PM
    Still doesn't explain what it is or how it works to do whatever it does.
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    03-13-2017, 11:08 PM
    Post 5 explains it. Some of the loads were not pressure tested and others were.
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    03-12-2017, 07:51 PM
    The different manuals were prepared by different people at different times using different lots of powder and different guns. Why should we expect them to agree exactly. Always start with minimum loads and work your way up till you are satisfied,...
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    03-12-2017, 05:29 PM
    When I started reloading in 1967, I used a Lee Loader. I found a piece of 5/16 brass rod and cut a piece about 5 inches long. Then put it in a drill and tapered the end a little with a file. I could then slide on a .308 case and polish it up with...
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    03-09-2017, 09:28 PM
    Then you are a lot more man than me. I would have to use a hoist or fork lift to pick up one.
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    03-07-2017, 03:26 AM
    Owned a SMLE for a short while, while in school. Had it rebarreled to 30-40 with a 1903 barrel, so headspace was not a problem. Sold it as soon as I got the stock refinished. Did not take the bolt head off, did not know about the different sizes...
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    03-03-2017, 03:23 PM
    The Neptune and other washers that use 3 phase motors have a VFD built in that take 120V single phase and electronically converts it to 3 phase. The VFD controls the motor speed by varying the frequency of the 3 phase power created. I worked in...
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    03-02-2017, 01:31 PM
    Probably not, but I have data to back that up. When you consider how fast they run the automatic machines, it is a wonder they can get powder in the cases, much less hold a tight tolerance on the amount.
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    03-01-2017, 05:14 PM
    Maytag Neptune was one of the first in the US.
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    03-01-2017, 05:13 PM
    Many newer washing machines use a high speed 3 phase motor. The high speed is used to spin dry the clothes so they do not have to spend as much time in the dryer. The three phase is so the speed can be varied electronically. Maytag Neptune was...
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    03-01-2017, 05:05 PM
    Ain't shootin no deer at 60 yards with a .380. For precision rifle loads I'll use one of my scales.
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    03-01-2017, 04:35 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Badly Burned!!! in Classics & Stickies
    My worst burn was sunburn on the insides of my ankles after a 3 day canoeing trip. Could not work for a week because I could not wear my boots. Next worst was from slaking lime getting inside my 6 inch rubber boots. The lime fell out of a kiln...
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    02-28-2017, 11:30 PM
    Many newer washing machines use a high speed 3 phase motor. The high speed is used to spin dry the clothes so they do not have to spend as much time in the dryer. The three phase is so the speed can be varied electronically.
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    02-28-2017, 02:26 PM
    10 scoops = 27.7 grains 10 more the same, 10 more the same, close enough.
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    02-27-2017, 02:20 PM
    Added bold text.
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    02-27-2017, 01:38 PM
    My Lee dippers do not drift, do not require warm-up, and can be used during a power outage. I use 2.77 grains of Unique in a 380 with Sierra blems, don't remember which dipper. This is just barely a starting load(old Unique, not current) that...
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    02-27-2017, 01:26 PM
    Zoom 1550 RPM 115 VAC FAN MOTORitem number: 10-2614PRICE: $6.99 620 In Stocklimited to stock on hand. We describe our products as follows: New - Excess inventory that is new and unused. Quantities are limited. New...
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    02-24-2017, 12:36 PM
    Uncle Virgil's 92 Winchester 32-20. It had a 1/2 octagon barrel about 20 inches long, rifle butt plate, schnable forearm with ebony insert in the tip, and a 3 shot blind magazine. It was the first centerfire rifle I shot. I got to carry it for...
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    02-24-2017, 01:02 AM
    For target shooting, load one at a time directly into the chamber to avoid marring the bullet.
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    02-24-2017, 12:44 AM
    The one that was calibrated properly and then checked with an accurate test weight.
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    02-23-2017, 01:39 PM
    Larry, how about a link to proof of the cause for those with poor search ability or slow internet service to prevent taking hours or days to find the definitive cause. Not trying to question your statement, just trying to avoid sorting through lots...
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    02-23-2017, 12:37 PM
    Leave the bottom plate off permanently. The motor will run cooler, you can easily remove lint with a vacuum or air blast, and you can easily re-lube every 3-5 years. Bushing motors should last for ages. Thhe motors linked to on ebay and at...
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    02-23-2017, 12:05 PM
    Split necks, shoulders, etc. should not harm the gun unless you get 50 to 100 that release in exactly the same place. A pierced primer is more likely to cause damage. I can not speak to the damage caused by overheating during annealing, but it is...
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    02-21-2017, 08:39 PM
    ulav8r replied to a thread Handi-Rifle in Single Shot Guns
    The CVA is in bad need of an attractive stock and forearm. That still would not help that lever hanging in front of the trigger guard.
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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