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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    MattOrgan replied to a thread Starving 94s in Want To Buy !
    Look at Lee dies, they're good dies and relatively inexspensive. Or check ebay ( I know, but) dies are much cheaper there now. I bought my RCBS .32 WS dies a couple of years ago for $21.00. Don't shy away from Bair or Herter's dies either. Might...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    For an inexspensive,off the shelf, secure, fast, durable, and low wear holster look at the Blackhawk CQB holster. It also gives you the option of belt loops or a paddle. I've had several of these for various guns and carried my Colt GM in one for...
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    12-16-2014, 07:45 PM
    Safe in your tubular magazine. If you have a box of Remington factory .30/30 ammunition the bullets will be the same.
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    12-14-2014, 10:24 PM
    Always one more because you read or hear about something that works better..... Or you buy another gun ( which means at least two molds immediately just to get started) I've finally started carrying a list of the molds I have to prevent buying...
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    12-14-2014, 10:05 PM
    How long did you wait after casting your ingots to test for hardness? Wait a week and test a representative sample of them. They should reach the final hardness by then. You may find you don't really have a problem. "Stirring" and "mixing" isn't...
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    12-14-2014, 10:00 AM
    As with anything you are new at, start slow. Hopefully you have a good loading guide for cast. The Lyman Cast bullet manual is probably best. Use the starting loads for bullet weights you have. It is safest, cost the least in powder, don't require...
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    12-14-2014, 02:38 AM
    In my .38/40 cases for my 92 Winchester I can get about 30 grains of 1F powder ( I know, but it's what I have) under a 180 grain bullet. I use both the Lee 180 grain TC tumble lube bullet intended for the .40S&W/10mm or a 180 gr bullet cast in an...
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    12-14-2014, 02:10 AM
    COWW= clip on wheel weight. These are becoming hard to come by because many states are outlawing them. I rendered about 400 pounds of cable sheathing this year (with soldered joints) the resulting allow was relatively soft, but I've been using at...
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    12-14-2014, 01:51 AM
    I just started using Ben's tumble lube as a final step for all of my bullets. It contains/seals the soft conventional lube I use so no more sticky bases, no bullets sticking together, no more stacking with dividers in my bullet boxes. Of course it...
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    12-12-2014, 05:29 PM
    Thanks Ben, I really enjoy not having to cook the JPW to make the 45-45-10 + the new lube dries truly hard and seals your Ben's Red in the lube grooves and on the base of the bullet. Much neater to store and I don't have to wipe the bullet base...
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    12-12-2014, 05:08 PM
    Ben, I have mixed my first batch of your tumble lube mix and I am very impressed. It seems to work just as well as liquid Alox or 45-45-10 on my low velocity ammunition (less than 1200 FPS). I tried it on some Lyman 30841 in .30/30 these were...
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    12-03-2014, 08:57 PM
    35 Remington can you give some specifics of your testing? I load, fire, and chronograph a lot of rifle and handgun cartridges loaded with pistol and shotgun powders and have only noted that certain powders operate best at higher pressures and...
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    11-30-2014, 01:05 PM
    I wonder about two things, first, my limited experience with AA#9 has shown me it is not very efficient without a tight fitting bullet, a healthy roll crimp, and maximum charges. I haven't loaded 10mm for many years and never considered using that...
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    11-29-2014, 02:53 PM
    I run accross .357 cases with large primer pockets on an irregular basis, why not post a want to buy or trade, I know they are out there. That should get you enough cases to satisfy your curiosity.
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    11-27-2014, 11:29 PM
    I'm pretty sure it is Hercules "Lightning" that was originally a Laflin & Rand powder from the 1890s. It was produced as a black powder replacement for cartridges originally loaded with black powder, the .32/40 being a good example of this. A very...
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    11-27-2014, 11:09 PM
    Looks like Lightning to me, lead bullet factory load?
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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
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