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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Rockchucker, Redding T7 and Dillon 550B. The Rockchucker gets all the rifle rounds as well as magnum handgun. Even though I don't load the .475L and .454Casull to the max, I still try to be very careful and weigh all but very light loads. The...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 AM
    I know it is late but I wanted to pass this on. I went to the shop and tried once more. It was obvious that the previous round was not being pushed down far enough to allow the next round to be inserted. I did a little bending on the arm(?) that...
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    10-19-2019, 06:25 PM
    No help! The loader does fine with Para mags. The video demonstrated loading .45's in a Para Wart Hog magazine. I'm going back out to the shop and try again with the Glock magazines.
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    10-19-2019, 06:02 PM
    I'm going to keep trying but something's definitely fishy
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    10-19-2019, 05:39 PM
    Yeah! I did that when I first tried to load the steel magazines for the Para's. I even questioned if I had made the same mistake again when I tried the Glocks.
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    10-19-2019, 12:40 PM
    I've had this loader for a couple of years now but haven't used it lately. I decided to give the magazine springs a rest on several of my handguns. Now I'm ready to load them up again. I could have sworn that I loaded Glock magazines using the...
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    10-19-2019, 10:26 AM
    I see a lot of posts that wish that Starline would make this or that brass. I don't know how much existing machinery or tooling can be utilized for some of these "wishes", but it has to figure into the decision to make a new cartridge brass. ...
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    10-18-2019, 03:59 PM
    Several years ago I ended up with 2 S&W Highway Patrolman .357's. One was almost perfect and the other was not far behind. I got the bug to have one converted to .44 Special. I sent the one that was slightly looser to Jim Stroh to convert. I...
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    10-17-2019, 09:09 AM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Powder containers in Our Town
    Several years ago, before his untimely passing, Junior Doughty posted an article where he mentioned re-purposing small pint milk bottles to hold smaller amounts of powder. He spray painted the milk bottles black. I use empty Ensure bottles for the...
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    10-14-2019, 11:24 PM
    Sold Pending Funds.
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    10-14-2019, 08:10 PM
    I don't know if anyone remembers these(or even wants to) but I have two +2 magazine extensions for 9mm & 40S&W, and two +2 extensions for 10mm & 45 ACP. for sale. Each pair of these is in original plastic envelope. Asking $7.50/pr plus...
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    10-13-2019, 09:18 AM
    Looks interesting. Might try one set to see how it works out on the turret. Set screws are a pain in a turret.
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    10-11-2019, 12:08 PM
    I hit the WW circuit pretty hard for a few years and when zinc and steel started to be a real problem, I decided I had enough lead to last me into the hereafter. My activity has slowed down enough the last few years that it may last someone else...
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    10-11-2019, 10:19 AM
    This reminds me of the time I went to a tire dealer looking for WW. I had gotten weights there several times and most of the shop guys knew me by sight. The boss was gone so they told me to go back to the shop and get what I wanted from the scrap...
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    10-10-2019, 09:45 PM
    There should be some way to update the poll. I posted that I was 73 when I voted into the 71-75 category. I'm now 77 and I'm sure there are a lot of others that have jumped to a different slot. Hopefully, enough young casters have come along to...
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    10-08-2019, 10:08 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I would have been dead!
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    10-03-2019, 10:12 PM
    I would have to say the Lyman Cast Bullet Manuals, #1 thru #4 and the reloading manuals #47, #49 and #50. I've got several others including the Lee #2 and the latest Western Powders manual that includes Accurate Powders.
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    10-03-2019, 09:13 PM
    I guess if there is one advantage to starting this hobby later in life it is keeping your hearing. It didn't take me long to get muffs when I started shooting center fire handguns. Because I was cheap and wanted to spend on guns, I got some...
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    10-03-2019, 10:42 AM
    I'm not familiar with Larry Gibson's post. Could you post a link? I've bookmarked these two threads, both of which are very advanced for me and I doubt that I'll ever get to the level of expertise that they exhibit. Once you get into the Swede...
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    10-01-2019, 11:54 AM
    After my semi-rant above, I need to back up a bit. I just received the Blue Press in the mail. In it there is a followup article to the article in the previous issue that essentially said that .45ACP was finished. This month there are several...
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    09-30-2019, 10:07 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I also am looking forward to seeing pictures. But more than that, I am overcome with admiration for someone more physically restricted than me, can use all that equipment skillfully. It almost makes me regret not acquiring some of those skills...
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    09-30-2019, 05:01 PM
    I bought a Chapman set in a yellow box and keep it in my range bag. I will probably never lean on it since, at the range, I don't have anything to restrain whatever I am working on. That keeps me from breaking any bits in that set. You learn in a...
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    09-30-2019, 04:52 PM
    Many years ago a friend and I went halves on a 550B w/three complete caliber conversions. He did the ordering since he had the large shop in which to set it up. Three or four years ago I bought out his half because I had built a small shop and he...
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    09-28-2019, 11:09 PM
    alamogunr replied to a thread Metric tool rant in Our Town
    I don't have a lot of wrench type tools but I still have the first set of metric combination wrenches I bought so I could do minor repairs on my first new car. It was a 1965 VW bug and I was just out of college. The wrench set was Proto 10mm to 19...
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    09-27-2019, 08:04 PM
    I finally got around to checking the new magazines in the Para's. I only checked for spring pressure to lock the slide on an empty mag. The two CDNN mags for the P12 fit and would lock the slide back when empty. Same for the CDNN mags for the...
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    09-25-2019, 11:54 PM
    I've never shot very much w/o protection. Years ago I purchased Peltor muffs. They seemed to work OK so I bought 2 additional pair so I would have some for family. A couple of times I needed at least one more pair. The Peltor muffs I bought...
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    09-22-2019, 01:28 AM
    Larry, I had that problem a couple of weeks ago. I finally traced it down to not applying the taper crimp enough to completely remove the flare. Didn't miss it much and the failure was only occasional. It was in the P12.
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    09-21-2019, 09:55 PM
    I just looked at the Wolff site. They have mag springs for Para Ordinance. I may just get some although the service packs look like a good thing also. Not sure I would ever need all those springs since I'm not sure how much longer I can shoot a...
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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
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