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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    I think it's worth the squeeze. This one was made by theperfessor, along with a 'batch' of long base punches that that fit into a shell holder adaptor.
    6 replies | 84 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    "I guess I'm looking for some step by step instructions in this matter" Since you are a RCBS fan, the Lube A Matic 2 instructions may help. http://rcbs.com/RCBS/media/RCBSMedia/PDFs/Instructions/English%20(EN)/LubeAMatic_2_Instructions.pdf
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    yep, with Trump at the helm and the GOP controlling both houses (kinda), gun sales and ammo sales will drop, they are just preparing for the lean times.
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    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Seconds... If the first deal falls through, I'll take it.
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  • justingrosche's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Any chance of a pic of the 311-413. Maybe with some lapping and stoning, I can bring it back from the dead. If your not able to post a pic to the thread, please either text to 25three- 261- 3zero4two or email to my user name a@ yahoo. thanks.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Ukraine ammo dump fire in Our Town
    While we couldn't decern 762-39 among the explosions, there were some really big stuff going boom. The surplus market will feel the results for only some of it.
    16 replies | 688 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    While looking for a specific item, I found them by mistake. Some mistakes are great. They really deserve praise for CS and quick shipments.
    11 replies | 406 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 AM
    Mike, Some of us find that 'dropping' a boolit into a size die, it will self-align, then pushing it through with the ram, and fall into a container...is easier and faster than the traditional action of sizing upward on a upright reloading press,...
    25 replies | 1009 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    During times of peak demand, the scrappers pay more for lower quality material. Regardless of how good we think our process is, we still have lots of lead involved in our outcast jackets. They used to overlook that fact when copper brought $4.00...
    4 replies | 209 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    If you search "CORE condition", you will find many discussions that will leave you asking more questions, instead of giving you a simple answer...but it may give you an understanding of why (at least it did for me). This is one thread you might...
    13 replies | 344 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    Just new bean counters flexing their job titles. Shows the boss they can be lean and mean as opposed to fat and happy, so they think. Every Co that goes to new ownership sees it happen. It's not always good for the bottom line, but that is...
    10 replies | 309 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Your battle rifle in Our Town
    If it's not RTG and you're not rectifying that, what do you own it for? If you don't have ammo on hand, why not? We aren't collectors of junk or a parts dept. I understand we all have projects, and stuff happens, but If we have it, Why not be...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 04:05 PM
    Yes, somewhere around there. But it is a super fun toy!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 01:54 PM
    After reviewing commonly accepted loads on Quickload, they all have been around 9500 psi at 22" from the breech. I use that measurement because I figure that's approx where the gas port is on the Garand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    16 replies | 1433 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:17 AM
    fatelvis replied to a thread Lyman M Die 9 mm ? in Cast Boolits
    Noe sells the Lee expanding dies too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    20 replies | 366 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:16 AM
    fatelvis replied to a thread Lyman M Die 9 mm ? in Cast Boolits
    A Lee universal expander. The NOE plugs drop right in that die. They work wonderfully and are reasonably priced. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    20 replies | 366 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    When a lifetime warranty is mentioned, I just giggle. Heck, I don't even look at the expiration dates except as a wish.
    53 replies | 1320 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 05:13 PM
    I use my digital calipers, open them to the bullet diameter, zero it, and then measure the outside of the most distant bullet holes. No math needed.
    26 replies | 397 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 02:30 PM
    NOE's excellent 312299 mold is in active "inventory run" staus, and only needs 4 more buyers to start production. Sign up now and get 15% off! Great boolit for 30 cal military rifles! http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,1980.0.html
    1 replies | 109 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 02:28 PM
    There's an active inventory run now: http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,1980.0.html
    2 replies | 169 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 10:13 AM
    Kinda compulsive a hobby, isn't it? Finding lead is an even greater challenge because it isn't concentrated in one spot. I find WW at 1 out of 10 intersections, and batteries only have 2 posts. Dentists don't use old X-rays anymore, and many...
    37 replies | 1013 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:52 AM
    fatelvis replied to a thread Lyman M Die 9 mm ? in Cast Boolits
    That is a great idea, and they're only $3!! Can anyone tell me what the outside diameter of this expander is? Thanks!
    20 replies | 366 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:52 AM
    Because I can, I always deprime and citric acid-wash w/SS pins all brass. It's easier to inspect and gets rid of the flash hole debris. I once seriously scratched a die trying to size first, but only did it once. Trying to save a little time...
    17 replies | 867 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:46 AM
    wow...just wow. At first glance, I thought all those red containers were the new plastic coffee containers (3 lb...I use a lot of those), then I seen the 3 metal trash cans full of brass, then realized those coffee cans weren't coffee cans, they...
    37 replies | 1013 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:36 AM
    it's usually stamped "sterling". btw, there's lots of silver plate out there, scratch it deeply, those are usually brass or copper underneath.
    31 replies | 819 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:13 AM
    I'm totally dumbfounded! Isn't it amazing how much stupid some folks get away with? And do it on tape for all the world to see.
    39 replies | 1203 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:47 AM
    I spend lots more time looking than using. Finding and admiring things you come across while searching is what takes most of the time.
    19 replies | 629 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:32 AM
    My Dad was a cabinet maker among other things. At a very young age, my job was to hang doors, and the Yankey was how it was done. I still have 2 of the original Yankees and a shorter knock off. In this day of battery powered tools, the old...
    54 replies | 1087 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