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    02-09-2020, 11:39 AM
    Thats the one JimKirk! thats a good idea. I have a sm lathe. I will whip a couple of those do-dads out! It must have took a day to make those. it looks like you made them on a lathe, thats some good filing! thanks for helpful replies. ...
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    02-09-2020, 12:37 AM
    I have an older RCBS trimmer. Im not sure what model, it dosnt have any identifiable markings. Its made of either cast aluminum or die cast pot metal. It has 3/8"-16 nc threads on the T-handle thing. The problem is; I cant get repeatable dimensions...
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    02-07-2020, 09:06 PM
    bigjake replied to a thread Vld in Swaging
    Very nice! I think everyone would agree; Works of art!
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    02-05-2020, 05:23 PM
    I'll take them if you dont want them. perhaps a trade?
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    02-02-2020, 04:44 PM
    bigjake replied to a thread Just Wondering in Swaging
    If you had a lathe, or knew someone with one, you could get a 7/8"-14 NF bolt or thread a piece of 7/8" good steel and drill and polish the correct size hole through it, make a punch to push it through then you will find out. you might have to make...
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    02-02-2020, 12:25 PM
    First off L want to say how much I am impressed with BT Sniper's .224 point form die! its a beautiful thing. I started using cci cases and the point turned out very nice. by the way, the point is his small meplet (sp?) Then I went with Fed...
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    01-26-2020, 09:57 AM
    Water cant get in there but folks that use solvents could have a problem. solvents are like penetrating oil. I use kerosene to test hairline cracks in weld seams, it can penetrate through cracks you cant see. some of the lr jackets have a small tear...
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    01-26-2020, 12:07 AM
    I read a lot of posts on cleaning swaged bullets. theres a lot of easy options. but, If you immerse the projectiles in water or some sort of solvent, could it leach into the hollow point hole and get in between the lead core and the brass or copper...
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    01-25-2020, 11:30 PM
    Nip a speck off of the lead core to make up the difference. then go out and squeeze off a few rounds.
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    01-25-2020, 08:21 PM
    What about putting a light coat of alox on the .224 brass jacket. that stuff doesn't wash off. It might be just enough to keep the brass from sticking. Just a thought...
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I'm married, for 30 yrs. I have two sons born '93&'95 I have one pet a dachshund, I call her simply "wiener dog"
N. Canton, Ohio
Everything that concerns reloading, Shooting,Hunting, Doing things with my sons.


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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