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  • BK7saum's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    I pour ingots (5-8 lbs) from a bottom pour melter that I made. Since the ingot has to cool before I can pour the next one, a heat sink is very important for efficiency. I use a folded towel that is dampened and placed under the ingot molds. Now.....
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    03-29-2020, 10:18 PM
    Pins need to be smooth (polished) and hot to release. Graphite or mold release helps, but smooth and hot will Git 'r' dun.
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    03-29-2020, 10:05 PM
    What is your purpose or use? based on sizes, are you trying to thread some muzzles? Reason I ask is that gunsmiths single point thread muzzles concentric to the bore for a reason (and also thread to class 3 specs). If you already know all this, my...
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    03-29-2020, 05:34 PM
    Depending on your chamber you may not need to ream or turn. If a factory chamber, you likely won't. What is the diameter of a fired case neck? If loaded ammo is 0.002" smaller, then you should be good. That would be about 0.003" neck clearance. What...
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    03-28-2020, 04:27 PM
    tagged for later. You are ahead of me in the 358 load development.
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    03-26-2020, 03:00 PM
    Have you tried Starline direct? Shipping is included and prices are reasonable.
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    03-26-2020, 01:35 PM
    BK7saum replied to a thread WTS Linotype in Swappin & Sellin
    If trade doesnt work out, I'll take it via check or money order.
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    03-26-2020, 12:42 AM
    I'd be afraid of any liquid swelling the walnut. I have always been able to get them apart. The inside of the cases are tapered so it is just a friction fit. Have you tried the kinetic bullet puller?. That'd do it.
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    03-25-2020, 10:14 PM
    Depending on your rifle, you may be just fine with the 20 moa mount. Or you could get Burris signature rings with the inserts and correct the offset back to 0. The insert kit has 0.005", 0.010", and 0.020" offset inserts, which roughly equate to 5,...
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    03-25-2020, 10:06 PM
    I no longer have a single seven, but it was set up to shoot really well. IIRC, a 0.312 groove, 0.313 or 0.314 cylinder throats and no thread choke. It shot really well, I just didn't shoot it much and traded it. Still have 1k 32 h&r brass and 1100...
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    03-24-2020, 10:22 PM
    At one point the vibra prime was discontinued, then after a few years they started selling them again. As far as yours being broken, I took the plastic pieces off of my tubes and just hold the tube up in the unit to fill the primers. To me, it...
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  • BK7saum's Avatar
    03-21-2020, 08:47 AM
    To answer your question about equipment, I have sinclair neck turners as well as the RCBS neck turner with the Trim Pro case trimmer. I have used a couple of others as well. I like my Sinclair units. There are a lot of quality options out there.
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    03-21-2020, 08:40 AM
    Just a suggestion based upon my experience with neck turning., If you want to turn necks for the more accurate, target style cases, then proceed. I have a neck turner, a few actually, and have turned necks on a lot of cases. Some were even for...
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    03-18-2020, 12:49 PM
    I had a regulator go bad on a cheap turkey fryer burner assembly. The setup also included a needle valve to adjust the flow. I removed the regulator and have had zero issues using only the needle valve to adjust the propane. If I open the...
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    03-18-2020, 09:31 AM
    You will likely break the mold handle clamp if you heat and try to bend it. It is sintered metal(steel or whatever) and doesn't respond well to the stress of bending. I had them replace a set with similar misalignment issues a few years ago. I also...
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    03-18-2020, 09:17 AM
    For my purpose, NOE's grendel bullet is about perfect in weight and SD for the grendel cartridge case. If you are just looking for an 1800fps cartridge, then you should still get there with the 140 class bullets. The Howa magazines length capacity...
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  • BK7saum's Avatar
    03-18-2020, 09:10 AM
    DocS, I posted in your mini action thread, also. If you want to try out the NOE grendel bullet, I'd be happy to send you a hundred or so (you cover shipping), or if you want just 10 or so to try fit and function, you can cover postage. I haven't...
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    03-17-2020, 10:16 PM
    Thanks, I'll definitely keep you in mind. I'm not in a huge hurry. I have a few more weeks to finalize. I just hope the NRA classes aren't cancelled for the summer.
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    03-17-2020, 04:18 PM
    Still looking.
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    03-17-2020, 04:10 PM
    That stinks. I have about 4 Lee pots, just so that I don't have to constantly change out alloy. They all drip to one extent or the other. I use a PID to control temp. Occasionally I have to clean one and possibly spin the plug to make sure that...
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    03-17-2020, 01:38 PM
    I usually melt my range scrap in 300-400lb batches. However I haven't done a great job of marking each batch. They are marked as RL for range lead. I plan to mark them separately from now on as "RL" with another identifier, either a letter or...
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    03-17-2020, 11:58 AM
    BK7saum replied to a thread 6.5 grendel in Factory Rifles
    6.5 Grendel in the coyote (tan) stock. 20" barrel 300BLK in the pepper stock. 16.25" barrel
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    03-17-2020, 11:49 AM
    BK7saum replied to a thread 6.5 grendel in Factory Rifles
    I am liking the mini action so far. The downsides are plastic "bottom metal" and plastic magazines which are proprietary. There are aftermarket aluminum replacement bottom metal available from a couple of suppliers, but they use the same magazines. ...
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    03-17-2020, 11:43 AM
    BK7saum replied to a thread 6.5 grendel in Factory Rifles
    I have one that I haven't sighted in yet. I purchased the Howa mini barreled action from Brownells, then bedded it into a Boyd's prairie hunter stock. I think the BA is still on sale for $398 and change. If you catch a 10% off coupon, even cheaper. ...
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    03-17-2020, 11:11 AM
    Oops, That is too funny!!!!
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    03-16-2020, 04:53 PM
    I haven't sized a boolit down this much before, so take what I post with a grain of salt as it is mostly speculation based on a little experience. I would imagine that a 0.020" reduction would cause a loss of the lube grooves, especially if not...
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    03-15-2020, 12:19 PM
    Back up.
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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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