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    03-17-2019, 10:31 PM
    I had some very detailed full size pictures of the HDS Press from Artful who got #001 for his contribution to the project. These pics were actual size so I could take measurements off them, which I did. Most of the ratios came off the Lee Press...
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    03-17-2019, 06:05 PM
    BPI Sells a .410 roll Crimping tool that goes in a Drill press or can be used in a common drill motor. I have one but have never used it as all my .410 loading so far has been done on a Pacific DL266 that fold crimps perfectly. The 12 ga one I...
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    03-17-2019, 02:26 PM
    Hopefully I'll get to shoot at some paper targets this week so I can dial in the rear sights on both barrels with "base line slugs" which in the case of the smooth bore will be Federal Low Recoil cuz that's what I'll have to shoot at Front Sight. I...
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    03-16-2019, 08:18 PM
    First, Froggie is right about the evolution of the design. First came Decker, then Huntington bought Decker's rights, then ran out of parts and chose not to do it any more and this was about 6-8 years before I decided to do it. The last price I saw...
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    03-16-2019, 04:18 PM
    Got to shoot the gun today, and the intention was to sight it in and shoot some groups. That was a fantasy as there was an event going on at the Range and the wind was blowing hard at 40 MPH sideways! I might add that this was a trip I was...
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    03-12-2019, 03:38 PM
    Petander: We are basically improving on the versatility of the Brown Bess Musket (1720-1840) by inventing more stuff to shoot from our guns. Our Guns don't foul due to Smokeless Powder, our Guns are more accurate due to better machining and...
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    03-12-2019, 03:25 PM
    Mine is a little more simple. It is just a piece of 1/2' Aluminum Plate with a hole in it. The Fit on a sized rim is real close so if the holder is cocked even a little it will lock the hull in place. Still want to make a wood one. Randy
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    03-12-2019, 03:05 AM
    Nice tool. Good dog. Randy
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    03-11-2019, 03:48 PM
    LB: Have you been practicing holding your shells and port loading them like I showed you above? You need to make some dummy shells to practice with. Make them out of Hulls that are different color than what you normally use. I used Green ones...
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    03-11-2019, 12:45 PM
    These guns are 'Machinery!" There is so much going on inside one of these guns it begs the question, "How did JMB think all this up?" Go here and watch this video by someone who actually knows these guns inside and out. ...
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    03-11-2019, 12:33 PM
    The Red Dot Sight is the fastest method of Target Acquisition there is. On a rifle it has no equal. On a pistol after you learn to pick up the dot during your presentation it eliminates sight alignment, which can be problematic for some people. On...
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    03-10-2019, 05:54 PM
    6pt: My Browning Slug barrel came with one of those B Square Saddle mounts. I can't be believe after all my intimate interaction with the inner workings of an A5 that that type of scope mount would be of any use at all. There is no way the barrel...
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    03-10-2019, 05:41 PM
    Yes Mike You got us all hopped on this slug stuff, so you need to come by and keep us going, We didn't know if you went to and the Hogs ate you,,, or what? Randy
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    03-10-2019, 04:31 AM
    Installed the Sling Swivels and Sling today. Ready to go shoot hopefully tomorrow. Randy
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    03-09-2019, 05:19 PM
    I started using Ballistol about a year ago. The smell does bug me to the point that I actually asked the guys at the Ballistol Booth at the SHOT Show if the secret ingredient was Cat Pee? They said it was a secret. The stuff works on...
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    03-09-2019, 05:02 PM
    Idaho Ron: Why did you use three sets of scope rings? Randy
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    03-09-2019, 04:38 PM
    What Happened to Ranch Dog? We were having such a good time working on loading slugs and then he just disappeared? Calling Ranch Dog, where are you? :veryconfu Randy
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    03-09-2019, 04:35 PM
    Mega: typically the Lee Taper Crimp die with the carbide insert will size the case back down to remove any bulges that occur during firing, like on .40 S&W cases. This reduces the full length of the cases down to where they are once again...
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    03-09-2019, 04:21 PM
    If you aren't planning on loading thousands of rounds of 16 ga. Then about the only economical way to do it is with a MEC. I don't do 16 ga but my goto Single Stage Loaders are Pacific DL 266's which I consider to be the best Single Stage Loaders...
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    03-09-2019, 01:46 PM
    You might be right, but the 3 stock re-finishers I have showed this picture to picked out the enhancement immediately. The big black line just below the center line of the stock was what all three pointed out immediately. They said Turkish Walnut is...
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    03-08-2019, 05:59 PM
    Yeah, I'm pretty happy with the way the gun came out. I mounted the QD Sling Swivel Studs today and then found out I didn't have any QD Swivels to go with them, so I'll have to hunt some down tomorrow. Then I can get a Sling hung on the thing...
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    03-08-2019, 01:31 PM
    Limp: In order to enhance grain you first must have some grain to enhance. I did a 311 a couple of years ago and the wood had absolutely no character whatsoever. I stripped it and it was white! I stained it and some of the grain showed up. But not...
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    03-07-2019, 11:34 PM
    You done good! Much better than the $58 to $104 the other outfit gets for them. Kind of over priced for my blood. Randy
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    03-07-2019, 11:29 PM
    I got mine from him a few years ago. I'd call him directly and place your order that way. It worked form me and he's a good guy to talk to about guns. Randy
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    03-07-2019, 11:27 PM
    UKShootist: He actually has moved to the US and has changed his name to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ! A lot of us seem to like the Commies! But the revolution will NOT be televised! Randy
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    03-07-2019, 11:10 PM
    Welcome Drakehammer: You've come to the right place. Your attachment didn't take. Try capturing the URL or address and then going to the picture icon on the tool bar and pasting it there. Others can probably splain it better. Randy
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    03-07-2019, 10:42 PM
    Centershot: as long as you get it on good meaning the surface is free of any kind of oil or grease and keep it oiled or waxed it stays on pretty well. It works really well for touching up small problems. On this gun most of the original...
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    03-07-2019, 09:40 PM
    Well it is ready to shoot. I still have a few fine details to finish but the gun is back together and should run. It came out looking pretty good for a beater, and over all I'm pretty happy with the bench top refinish. The bluing came out good...
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    03-06-2019, 09:01 PM
    Tankgunner; My tool is not for everybody. It is 5x the cost of the Lee Tool. But it is hand made out of Precision Machined Parts. Just the cost of the parts for one of my tools is twice as much as a finished Lee Press. But the price is what a...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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