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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    Oh, and speaking of AR, you also need to have enough pressure to cycle the action. My lighter loads going less than 1800fps do not cycle the action of my AR reliably. Here is a thread that might help you out. My post #44 was the results of my...
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    Today, 12:24 PM
    BHuij, welcome to the forum. Since you didn't mention it? ...I'm gonna have to assume you are new to casting? or at least new to casting for rifle? Loading cast boolits for Rifle is kind of advanced, in comparison to loading cast boolits for...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    If you don't have anything to scrounge one off of? getting a short heavy duty extension cord at a box store will probably be cheaper than Graingers. Or look to goodwill or other thrift store, for a cheap item with a good heavy duty cord.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    I found two fellows that had 3D printed plastic inserts for the RCBS swagger, but they hadn't saved the patterns for the printers and weren't willing to make them for sale. Both the RCBS and Dillon tools have this problem.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    In the past, I've gone to every close show, without expecting much, thus I wasn't disappointed. Now it's a real problem to walk in from across the parking lot and through the ninja crowd. Having to navigate the groups of Lookie Lous, and know...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    Don1357, welcome to the forum. I use a heat gun and Mineral spirits. it works well most of the time, especially if the lube is NRA 50-50 or the old lyman lamp soot lube, both of which are a very common lube used back in the day.
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    Today, 10:00 AM
    KCSO, My first, Maggie, is 9 weeks old...I imagine I won't need to use these for 5 or 6 years, so I guess that's a possibility LOL :grin: :Fire:
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    Today, 09:47 AM
    well shucks ! I was hoping to hear of some colander type of thing with slots to allow the GCs to fall through, but small enough for perc caps not to. as to why they were mixed? I suspect a group of 'tins' had loose caps, and those older hornady...
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  • fatelvis's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    For 100% functioning, I need 36 grns H4895, under a NOE 311299.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    I forgot to mention, I bought mine in a RCBS kit in 1981. It came with a set of scales, a powder measure and dies. The gunshop only had one in 30/30, but they swapped out the dies for a set of RCBS 223 and added a set of 308 dies. The kit has paid...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    Saturday, at the gunshow, i bought a shoe box full of primers, most were in original boxes. But there was a baggie with about 1000 GCs (22 cal copper) mixed with about 500 percussion caps...two different color/style percussion caps. I tried to...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    I never slugged my SIL's Hungarian 9mm Mak. My 95gr Lee mold drops them at .366 or a bit more? it's been a while since I cast some. I Lube them with 45-45-10 twice, then load 'em without sizing using PowerPistol powder.
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  • MAGA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    MAGA started a thread .50 vs .54 in Muzzleloading.
    I'm looking at getting my first muzzleloader, I want a side lock percussion I think specifically a Lyman deerstalker. I like the shortness and handiness of the short rifle. I plan on using it for plinking range fun as well as whitetail deer out to...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    this thread reminds me of...
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  • MAGA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    MAGA started a thread .50 vs .54 in Muzzleloading.
    I'm looking at getting my first muzzleloader, I want a side lock percussion I think specifically a Lyman deerstalker. I like the shortness and handiness of the short rifle. I plan on using it for plinking range fun as well as whitetail deer out to...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    the alignment pins are pushed in. Here are a couple of threads to read. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?207591-lee-alignment-pin-moving http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?154970-Lee-6-cav-alignment-pins this one is...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread bore riders in Cast Boolits
    The lightest scrape possible, to avoid set back. I was happy with the witness marks, that my Mod 70 put on this Lee CTL312-160-2R
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    if it's a hot summer day, I dry them outside, in the sun. BUT, if it's wintertime in MN, I use the wood stove to dry them. Also, I decap all rifle brass before they get the citric acid bath, bottle neck cases dry better without a spent primer in...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    I've posted about the Hutchinson show in past years, and got little interest. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?254165-Hutchinson-Minnesota-gunshow-Sept-20-and-21-2014 Be sure to pencil in the Wells MN show in March, the 11th and...
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I also scored the coveted 45th edition of the Lyman reloading manual. I've heard others mention it's one of their favorites and they wouldn't be without it. I've seen them priced stupidly high on the famous auction...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    I'd just use a solution of pure citric acid and water...I think others will add a touch of dish soap disclaimer: I don't use a ultra-sonic cleaner, I just use a old crockpot and solution of pure citric acid and hot water (3 Tblsp to a gallon). I...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    Maybe? The Hutchinson show in late Sept has been a staple for 36 years, known widely as a locally run 300 table show (by the Elk's club) with lots of private dealers, much like the Wells, MN show in March. There is usually a "crocodile productions...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    So, I get an advertising email special from Midsouth, Special pricing on everything in honor of it being the anniversary of my first order with them (most items were 10% off). Pricing is effective for 3 days, limited to one order only. I haven't...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Myself, I keep it all separate and in it's original form, but I don't have 800lbs of mixed type. If I had 800lbs of mixed type, that's been sitting unused since '75 and I wasn't planning on selling it, then I'd surely think your plan of smelting it...
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    I tried some Hornady 174Gn RN bullets on Sunday. They got 2" groups, but the aiming point on the target was a 1" red dot and not as visible as I'd like with the 6x Leupold. That is the only jacketed bullet I have tried that is close to a reasonable...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-24-2017, 11:58 PM
    I never knew there was a target model. a quick google search found one "vintage"set available for $70
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-24-2017, 11:51 PM
    Not a stupid question...the posts are there. I'm not sure why it happens? But it has happened a couple times to me, where the default value changes for "Thread display options" and "show Threads from the..." it's near the bottom of the page for...
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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