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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    Unfortunately, I got the camera angle a bit off making it hard to see the cutter blade. The blade and pilot fit into the holder head with the slit in the pilot shank going over the blade, both are then secured with a single set screw. I also...
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    Today, 01:21 PM
    I am thinking, that since .50BMG lives in the North LA metro area that this press may have come directly from Lachmiller after the sale to RCBS. It would not be uncommon for one or two of them to go home with someone, like a designer, who loved the...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    These early Reddings take a pilot with a slit in the shaft. They turn up only rarely. Someone with the right tools could probably make them from new pilots.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    Just remember that you only want the bullet to exit the barrel. So load them very light. I use 0.7gr of bullseye in my 9mm pistols I have done. In a rifle I would try about 3-5grs of bullseye. This is with lead bullets not jacketed. Use old junk...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    I have 3 of them and they all leak. with h110/296, 231/hp38, auto pistol, lilgun, hs6. Everything else I have tried is fine. Auto pistol from SW powders is the worst of all the ones I tried.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    You need to heat them for an hour to make the biggest difference.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-22-2020, 06:53 PM
    I shoot my AR9 with all cast bullets. It has a nitrate treated barrel. I have no issues whatsoever. I run a 135gr powder coated at 1350fps. I run plain lubed at 1200fps out of it when get into my stash of rounds that were loaded before I powder...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 07:33 PM
    Jim, first you need to locate the correct die and tap, then see if you really want to invest that much money. Lyman uses a very unique thread that's a holdover from the late 1800's. It's not a true 5/8" but .6075"x30 tpi. The taps and dies are...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 05:41 PM
    Forrestr, thank you for the offer. If I dig deeper into my brass stash I may find a case that will work. But, you are correct in the case rim thickness does not have much effect on accuracy. Since posting this question I have been busy searching...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 03:13 PM
    Use WATER first then clean as regular. Water is what neutralizes a corrosive compound.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 06:24 AM
    With that lite of bullet, you are changing the burn rate of the powder. Without the resistance of a heavier bullet the powder will act like a even slower powder. That might increase the port pressure causing a accelerated bolt speed over what it...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 12:46 AM
    If you have to use a H2 or any other buffer you are over gassed. Put a adjustable gas block oy key on it to fix it. You can add different weights to the buffer you have to help slow down the buffer also. Or buy a heavier spring.
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 09:47 AM
    Forrest, that's part of the problem, I don't have a fired case from a chamber that allows the neck to expand that much. Fired cases still need the neck expanded to .225.5 to allow an unfired 22 cartridge to enter.
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 08:53 AM
    John Wayne you have a nice looking press there. Even better you have an adapter for snap in shellholders, changing the original H type shellholders is awkward and can stress your patience. You did good. It's quirky design, but it works and looks...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 01:10 AM
    what mag are you using?
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 01:07 AM
    Order it as a plain base. Tom will make whatever you ask. Just email him.
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 06:51 AM
    Koger is one of the Good Guys. His stories are always an inspiration to keep on keeping on.
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  • Iowa Fox's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 11:02 PM
    The factory 10 rounders are what I have the best luck with. Ruger sells three packs of them and if you shop around they are about 35 bucks. Three three packs and the one that came with the rifle makes 10 mags and 100 rounds. Only time I need that...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 08:41 PM
    How to do it without spending money. I tried the 223 case method but none of the 22 caliber cases I have, new, fired or resized will accept a .225" loaded rimfire case, the case necks are just not that large. IE: 222,223,22-250,22 Savage. ...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 09:06 AM
    This is an old thread that is lacking pictures, and these are old pictures of the one in the collection. For those who have never seen one of these presses. They work well but ar so heavy that shipping was nearly the retail price of the press....
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    10-17-2020, 08:54 AM
    Everyone has their own story and experiences and that's great. With more than a dozen lubricating presses, yes that is what they were originally called, in the collection I have cleaned all of them by boiling a disassembled press. It works...
    27 replies | 1035 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-17-2020, 07:58 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread Bolt pistols? in Single Shot Guns
    I have had several Savage Strikers an early XP-1 and a Weatherby, now gone. I currently have a XP100R project that is 2/3 completed in 6BR, it's been that way for twenty years. Maybe someday. I really like the bolt pistols, in all flavors. Ken
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-15-2020, 11:43 PM
    It will be fine as long as it chambers. Feed on the AR15 is hit and miss. Trim length and OAL are very important. I shot about 400 rounds through my AR in 350. There is no lead buildup anywhere. I powder coated just about all the bullets I shot...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-15-2020, 06:57 PM
    Thank You Larry.
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    10-15-2020, 06:56 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Die storage in Reloading Equipment
    There are several brands of rust preventer sprays. I have tried them all and they work well. With more than 100 sets of dies that never get used it is important to keep them rust free. They can stay in their original packaging with out rust. For...
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    10-14-2020, 08:27 PM
    Andy, that is a great blog. Fascinating look at life then.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    10-14-2020, 08:24 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Transmission problems in Our Town
    Park is a mechanical problem. But Chryslers have a problem with the 3 sensors that control the speed of the trans. You have a input speed sensor. It is the one the nearest to the motor. Then you have a output speed sensor. This will be on the rear...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-14-2020, 08:03 PM
    The indoor range is club owned. We shoot rimfire all year long, every Monday. Centerfire pistol and low velocity rifle are allowed. Outdoor range is 3 miles from the house. It's small town, rural area with few rules, but no steel targets. The...
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    10-14-2020, 07:52 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Transmission problems in Our Town
    I had a 1997 with a V10 and auto transmission that started to act up at highway speeds. Snooping around on YouTube I ran across a video that discussed a lot of the problems of these years. They were caused by the computer wire to the transmission...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-14-2020, 02:59 PM
    Winter is coming quickly, sounds like a great winter project. Keep us informed.
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    10-14-2020, 02:56 PM
    The Lymasn thread often called 5/8x30 is actually .6075x30. It is an odd size. I cannot remember which, the tap or the die is extremely expensive, while the other is and I believe the tap is affordable.
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-13-2020, 09:43 PM
    I have never seen a primer catcher for any of the A presses. I used a 21-A for many years and got very adept at catching them in my left hand then I moved to a small tin can that worked better.
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-13-2020, 09:38 PM
    Great idea, but it won't work as the Lyman threads are 30 tpi. Special order tap is very costly.
    19 replies | 462 view(s)
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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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