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    Today, 02:44 PM
    The die turned in another 1/4 turn is what the directions say with the dies, that is why I mentioned it, should be the first thing tried, it get rid of the slack/ slop in the press linkage.
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    Today, 02:27 AM
    fcvan replied to a thread Verbal selection in Our Town
    As I have said before, I don't own any 'assault weapons,' I have Defense Weapons. Defense of my life, and the lives of those around me. Defense of my Liberty, and the Liberty of those around me. That is consistent with my Pursuit of Happiness.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Jim try screwing the die in another 1/4 turn, that should give you a cam over on the press handle and may be all that is needed to bump the shoulder back another thou. It sounds like you may have a nice min headspace chamber, if it is concentric...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    I just did a quick search on ebay for 219 dies, they are mighty proud of them, 310 tong w/dies buy it now $180, couple standard sets around 140-150.
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    Yesterday, 12:59 AM
    Lee 450-200 1R and 450-200 1R HP. Both of those are tapered base, designed for use in an 1858 Rem Percussion copy, both cast about 453 at it's widest, .452 at the base. Sure, they stopped making the HP version a long time ago, mine was found in a...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 AM
    You are talented, very nice work.
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    02-26-2021, 11:52 PM
    Doc sorry but I use mine to make OD green, mix kawasaki green with HF yellow, uncle sugar to the T. I have also made the orange same as you, I like it.
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    02-26-2021, 11:03 PM
    I miss Felix's input, hope he's shootin bug holes right now.
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    02-26-2021, 10:52 PM
    Way to go Murphy, next thousand will go FAST!
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    02-26-2021, 10:24 PM
    I would contact Jeff Bartlet or Pat Mc Donald and ask if they ever sold SMP226 powder, these guys are the gurus of non-cannister powders, and being such they can give you an idea of burn speed, especially if you have a lot number. I have had Jeff...
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    02-26-2021, 05:01 PM
    Dan I say go for it, I am an enabler though!
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    02-26-2021, 04:07 PM
    I never thought it was a good choice for reduced loads, too heavily deterred for good ignition. There was a guy that was shooting CBSA matches with it in a 32-40 single shot if my memory serves, doing quite well it seemed, went by Frankeore or some...
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    02-26-2021, 01:54 PM
    Google/Wiki just defines canister as a container, think it actually said metal. I answered you the best way I could, I quoted two of the oldest authorities on reloading, Speer and Hodgdons, where I learned from plus others. I respected Felix's...
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    02-26-2021, 01:31 PM
    You did real good on the ammo, especially right now, almost nothing available. Let us know how it shoots, pictures would be nice!
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    02-26-2021, 12:59 PM
    I think you are right John, I just DO NOT find "factory powder" in any reloading manual's glossary ;-)
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    02-26-2021, 12:34 PM
    I think what we are seeing here is Google/Wiki definitions being applied to handloading..... What I posted above are quotes from Hodgdon and Speer, if anyone would know they should.... Hodgdon's "Glossary of Terms Relating to Powder" pg 526 #25 ...
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    02-26-2021, 05:16 AM
    H&R 1871 Handi in 500 S&W that sat on the LGS shelf for years. The thing is, I don't shoot 500 S&W, but my neighbor does :) His revolver is a beast. I just need to drag him down to the LGS to have him fill out the paperwork in time for his birthday....
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    02-25-2021, 09:25 PM
    I like Jeff Bartlet, smart man selling this powder in 8 pound jugs...;-) This powder has not been released as a canister powder. Loads can be worked up using H-870 or AA-8700 data, less 10%. Burning rate seems to be ...
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    02-25-2021, 05:29 PM
    John it used to always be refered as "cannister grade" powder, and always spelled with TWO N's. I guess I'm still stuck in the 60's, what next Cast Boolits Forum call HEADS, TIPS, POINTS FORUM:veryconfu I would like to hear what Felix has to say,...
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    02-25-2021, 11:59 AM
    I found a sleeve of 209's trade you straight across 5k for 5k! I haven't loaded a shotgun shell in years.
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    02-25-2021, 11:55 AM
    I think you will love the 6.5x55 cartridge, or fall in love with it. I shoot 160 and 140 jacketed and 170 and 140 cast. With the heavy jacketed bullets mine dots on slow powders 4350-4831 speeds to even the 50 cal surplus numbers, with cast I've...
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    02-25-2021, 11:28 AM
    No 1 that is not correct, the powders loaded into factory ammo and military ammo are in fact BULK/OEM powders and are loaded in ammo that loads are worked up on pressure test equipment( because the relative burn rate can be so different from lot to...
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    02-23-2021, 11:10 PM
    Troy you should be happy with it, they are made to size for standard 30 cal shooting .308 bullets.
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    02-23-2021, 10:54 AM
    Factory powder, it's all factory powder( even surplus and OEM), BUT a small portion of it for us hand loaders is sold as cannister grade powder.
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    02-23-2021, 10:42 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Outboard Motor in Our Town
    Lloyd I blew a few belts and spit the drive clips out of the track too. It was not brand new the dealership's mechanic raced it, had Y manifold with twin Tilitson HD carbs w\ velocity stacks, and exspansion chambers, I sold it in 71 or 72. When it...
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    02-22-2021, 08:44 PM
    Did the Title of this forum change to Factory and Surplus powders, or am I imagining things:killingpc
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    02-22-2021, 01:14 PM
    The ones I'm using are called universal neck sizer dies and they would work fine on your AI Krag. H#046045 fror you https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item/00005046045/30-caliber-(point308)-neck-sizer-die-with-zip-spindle
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    02-22-2021, 12:36 PM
    I use it on 7.5x55 Swiss and the 7.62x64R it works great, you need an Mdie though, sizes to .306 neck inside. I've got a 35 cal one too.
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    02-22-2021, 12:14 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Outboard Motor in Our Town
    I run a 2006 8 hp 4 stroke Yamaha remote for kicker and 200 HP Etec Evinrude 07 two stroke main. The Yamaha will push 20 foot Alumacraft at 4.8 MPH at full throttle and idle along all day -1 to 1.5 mph for trolling. I have no idea how much gas the...
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    02-19-2021, 05:48 AM
    I don't buy COW, but do buy corn meal. I started using it in a percussion revolver to prevent chain fires and to seat the ball closer the the cylinder face for better accuracy. 25 gr of Pyrodex with CM shot like 30 gr without. The corn meal also cut...
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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
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