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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    Shot placement is everything! That type of lead boolet has been taking deer sized critters for a lot of years. That velocity you have achieved will do fine at 100 yds.Robert
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    Today, 03:48 PM
    We have a very good UPS man that places the boxes inside my garage on a bench or knocks on the house door, as he did today with my Insulin, to make sure we get the package. I`ve found out over the years that there can be both types of apples in a...
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    Today, 03:43 PM
    I`ve got a LEE Karabiner mold that I keep telling myself I should try. Any suggestions of how much 2400 powder as a load or what other powders?Robert
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    Today, 03:39 PM
    Richards Micro fit?Robert
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    Just my 2 cents worth BUT ... when I built my custom IPSC 1911 Colt Government way back in the early 80's I had access to a Ransom Rest so I took my newly built .45 out to the range and tried shooting several groups at 50 yards with the standard...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    At the time these rifles were manufactured the 7x57 military cartridges of the day weren't necessarily produced to today's specs. They were usually longer in overall case length and the shoulder length is often further forward than today's brass. ...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    Yep, I simply haven't attempted to make or use a pinch trim die yet. Will someday. Swage on! BT
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    Today, 10:28 AM
    Harbor freight. I drilled a hole in a round piece of aluminum the same diameter of the brass. I mounted this piece to a support, in my case I use a RCBS case trimmer base without any of the cutting tools or shell holders mounted to it. The hole...
    6 replies | 161 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    I made a simple jig to use with mini chop saw. Trims them before deriming. BT
    6 replies | 161 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    You may be better off with the new one pricing some of the stuff from grizzly for mine was eye opening ebay is no better the counter for cutting threads is going for 200 bucks. I was looking a taper attachment but I have a feeling if I find one it...
    62 replies | 2007 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 12:53 PM
    I'll attempt to add my thoughts to the questions posted by the OP...... I can here some of you saying "oh no, but you provide these dies" so I'll try to keep it as un bias as possible. The target market? Well ........ quite simply anyone that...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 08:26 PM
    Rick gets busy with work (and life in general), but I'm sure that he'll respond to you. He's a great guy to deal with. (I bought a Case Stretcher from him a couple of years ago and will be getting him to make me a couple of moulds this year.) If...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 10:17 AM
    A friend of mine that worked as a maintence worker in a hospital lucked out getting 4 of these lead X-ray blocks when the room was upgraded. He said the lead was very soft and possibly pure.Robert
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  • mtgrs737's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 04:00 PM
    I would like #3 Lee zip trim. PM to follow
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 11:38 AM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Greetings in Cast Boolits
    Don`t try too hard to make time to either shoot or cast, try to make a day date to do it. I tried to do a myriad of things and a little cast/shoot times. I never succeeded at everything at first try. Now I am old and in poor health and can`t do...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 10:32 PM
    Ditto ... a friend of mine bought one recently and it wasn't shooting all that well, but I think he's having the same problems ... undersized boolits. :-(
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 10:30 PM
    Took some dry brass out of my dehydrator and re-filled it with some freshly cleaned .30 carbine brass. Fired up the Dillon and loaded 200 + rounds of .45 ACP for a women's shooting instructional up at our local range tomorrow. A good day ...
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  • RP's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 10:20 PM
    RP replied to a thread At the scrap yard. in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Another route you guys may want to check into is most scrap yards are not set up to sell to the public but will do a swap. I have made several trips to the yards with a load of scrap and load what I wanted before going back across the scale with...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    03-15-2018, 09:17 PM
    Emptied the ss pin tumbler and put the cleaned brass in the dehydrator to dry off. Then I de-primed 575 rounds of .30 carbine brass and put that into the ss pin tumbler and it's rolling around down in the shop right now. Just took a break to come...
    5875 replies | 477765 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 10:07 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well it looks like everyone thinks the steel plate would be a great plan I see if McMaster has it in stock. Country Gent I did not think of the weight on the threads but that is a good point if mine fail that will be the next style of threads I...
    62 replies | 2007 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 04:14 PM
    I made several heaters about 15 yrs. back using an aluminum piece that I routed a `s` channel in and that I fitted a heat coil from a crock pot in and tied a dial dimmer switch to. Still using 2 of them.Robert
    3 replies | 299 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 03:55 PM
    You were indeed lucky! I`ve only had 1 instense meeting with her. Since then, about 15 yrs back, I am overly careful on checking any gift lead for moisture or a possible live primer. People call me foolish for wasting so much melt time checking...
    18 replies | 824 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 03:48 PM
    I worked as an industrial pipefitter/plumber in a GM grey iron foundry for 10 years. All the castings from engine blocks to water pump housing were cast with sand cores. I could tell you horror stories of bad castings due to inferior cores or a...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 02:57 PM
    After neck expanding and then resizing until there is light resistance to closing the action I didn't bother to fire-form with blank charges and filler. I just loaded them with the data that I had been supplied with for my rifle and then...
    10 replies | 309 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
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