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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    1YLDKAT, Welcome to the forum. Before you relegate the loose 45 for parts. Give it a try. When you procure a size die and top punch, get a Flat top punch for the Keith mold...or you can easily make one with a 1/4" bolt. Tightness and...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    P&P, I believe you are thinking of a 450 and/or 4500. The 45 is a totally different design and it doesn't have a ram.
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  • Echo's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 01:37 PM
    Echo replied to a thread 45 ACP Mouse Fart loads in Cast Boolits
    A standard target load for the .45 is 3.5 grs BE under a 200 gr SWC boolit. That wouldn't reliably function my wad gun, so I upped the charge to 3.6, and had no problems from then out.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 08:46 AM
    I "prefer" Lyman for Lyman and Saeco for Saeco But I have also successfully modified Lee handles to work for both, and those worked fine
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 12:11 PM
    If you can detect any measurable difference from a boolit freshly dropped from the mold (after it's cooled enough to do so), to a week old boolit...Let us know. I never noticed any change in size from aging, until you get to plenty of age, like a...
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    06-20-2019, 11:50 AM
    I am not allowed to discuss the reasons for actions of the Staff. Leaving this thread open was after a staff discussion. The deal that is mentioned in the OP, was initiated and conducted via email, and NOT here in the S&S section. John Ross is...
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    06-19-2019, 10:58 PM
    John Ross is a honest and generous guy. If anyone knows if his health has taken a turn for the worst, please post in this thread. The owner of this website (No_1) has given permission to leave this thread open to the entire forum.
    43 replies | 3088 view(s)
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    06-19-2019, 12:26 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Missing in Our Town
    Thanks for posting that link, I see it is clearly copyrighted. when I made my post, I was considering a GB or something on those lines.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 11:50 AM
    Add more tin. Before you ask how much tin to add, even if you stated what mold manufacturer and what weight you are getting now with straight COWW, I still wouldn't have an answer for you. What I'd do is start by adding 1% tin, then cast some. ...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 11:39 AM
    If a lead alloy is ingotized by someone not-in-the-biz and doesn't have test data to show what it is, then it is scrap Lead. If you have clues as to what the alloy is and you can confirm your hunch with pencils, then it's worth a bit more than...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 12:00 AM
    If you ask 100 lube makers, you will get 100 recipe variations. 666+1 is just the Old NRA formula with a bit of soap to raise the melt temp to work better in heat. BP: Some will use petroleum ingredients in their lube, maybe give 666+1 a try...
    25 replies | 749 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 11:41 PM
    In 2015, I sold a custom T-38 rifle in 6.5x257R at auction...it went real cheap. I missed it so bad, I found the buyer a year later and bought it back...it wasn't real cheap to buy back. There is lots more to this story...but this is all I'm...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 11:36 PM
    I agree with those that stated you need a shorter OAL. I always make some dummy rounds when I'm loading ammo for a new gun. I will cycle the dummy rounds many times.
    41 replies | 929 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 11:15 AM
    Reloading press Adaptor die for Lyman/RCBS sizing dies: I recall someone using the die body of a Lee collect style FCD...it may need to be reamed/honed out a bit? you'd still want some longer punches. I would have investigated this farther,...
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    06-18-2019, 11:05 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Missing in Our Town
    do ya suppose that is copyrighted? That sure would make an excellent paper poster...or set of posters if there is too much content for one poster.
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    06-17-2019, 10:18 AM
    Now this is a neat idea...I'm gonna have to steal it
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    06-17-2019, 10:11 AM
    Computer Printer: I believe most all public libraries have computers with internet access, and they surely have printers connected. I use the local public library for my printing needs (20 per page), because my needs don't rise to the level of...
    61 replies | 1581 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-15-2019, 08:07 AM
    New gun? While it could be a extractor (a common problem with Marlins), I had an issue with one where the barrel shank's extractor seat wasn't completely machined causing that issue. ...
    2 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Echo's Avatar
    06-14-2019, 11:26 AM
    Echo replied to a thread .38 wadcutter alloy in Cast Boolits
    John Boy has the right numbers, just in reverse order, or something Three-to-one Lino/Pb will give the numbers he shows, not reverse Pb/lino. Samo for 2 to 1...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-13-2019, 05:23 PM
    Aunegl, maybe I'm missing something? but how much is one part in reference to 1oz ?
    27 replies | 1098 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