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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    You have not stated if you intend to let them age harden a week or more, or not. You might just consider adding the quench process about half way through the casting run so you can see which will work best. I suggest the air cooled bullet first...
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    12-11-2018, 08:37 PM
    Thank you Bill for all your efforts in helping folks get off on the correct methods for successful cast bullet reloading and fitting in 9MM. I am taking the liberty of adding a method of finding out the cartridge OAL that requires a minimum of...
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    12-09-2018, 11:18 AM
    From Hodgdon reloading web site. "In conclusion, bullets with similar shapes and construction materials will utilize the same data. And, above all else, work up your loads by starting with the beginning load and increase charges in small...
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    12-07-2018, 09:44 PM
    The push rod for the 358 sizer will work for the time being. Maybe not for seating gas checks and crimping, but for sizing bullets just put the 358 push rod in the press and get busy. Annoyed? Yes. Adapt and get on with business, it will work...
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    12-03-2018, 09:09 AM
    Just to expand on what Rcmavric posted. Cleaning rod/dowel method of finding cartridge OAL This is what I use for my guns to determine the max OAL and this eliminates any question of the crimp, incorrect case prep, or other operator induced...
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    12-01-2018, 03:16 PM
    I usually think that a tin bar if bent will have what is called "tin cry" which is the crackle sound you are listening for. But I have never tried it with this thin wire product. I would also look for a sort of golden hue to the surface of the...
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    11-29-2018, 09:22 AM
    Yes, leading in the last few inches has always indicated not enough or not the correct lube to me. Or insufficient bullet strength or excessive velocity/pressure for that alloy in that firearm.
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    11-26-2018, 10:43 AM
    Dusty Bannister replied to a thread Stocking up in Our Town
    Bees wax, powder coat, bullet lube? Perhaps gas checks or a check maker and materials. On the other hand, the more chatter, the more attention you will get.
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    11-24-2018, 02:45 PM
    ?Milling the top of the mold to remove the portion that forms the gas check? Lighter casting. ?Reaming the mold to remove the portion of the mold that forms the gas check? Heavier casting. ?How does it shoot just powder coated and no mod to the...
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    11-24-2018, 12:44 PM
    I would be thinking vinyl disposable gloves or the micro fiber cloths, either one is usually under 10.00. Gloves for cleaning or messy jobs. Cloths to add a little gun oil and wipe down firearms after handling. Disposable ear plugs are handy when...
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    11-21-2018, 03:05 PM
    Copy from the link information. "Metalcenter is based in Scandinavia – with 3 metal stocks in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – but also has stock-setup in Germany, and even in the US and China through our group partners in the Alumeco Group." ...
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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