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    Today, 09:27 AM
    Oldred I would recommend you play with some of the free stuff like these https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=free+cad/cam+software In the shop we run MasterCam but $14,000 for the program and $1,500 a year for the maintenance/update programs...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    I saw the new FWB Sporter at the SHOT Show last week and I must say it's a real nice looking gun. in fact it is far better looking than the original FWB124 from 30 years ago. Unfortunately they are NOT giving this one away. Wholesale price at...
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    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    I talked to Mark O'Keefe at the show and asked him about this subject. He told me that they got so many complaints from NRA members on this outfits conduct, that they did their own investigation. His summation of the investigation was,,, and I...
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Malcolm Scopes is reproducing most of what Unertl made. He told me a story about how he tried to buy the company and inventory but the people who owned it, (not the original Unertl people) were idiots and "preferred" to just let it all go into...
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    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    The one biggest problem that Mfg's face everyday, is the fact that people ALWAYS want something slightly different that what you already make. I have faced this for nearly 40 years in business and I deal with it by providing what people need as...
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    I am planning on doing something similar to what you do for my .35-303 conversion. They will also be neck sized and loaded with .358 Win dies. Since I have a machine shop I will make a mandrel that has three steps .020, .020 and .010, and turn...
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    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    Pat: look at Powder measures that drop the charge into a bushing or a cylindrical hole that is vertically placed directly in line under the powder hopper. The C&H Pistol Powder Measure works like this as does the Lee Auto Disk, also Dillon...
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    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    I have had that same set of dies since 1978. With three die pistol sets that is the way everybody did it back then. Carbide Sizing Die, Flaring /Decapping die and Seating/Crimping die. I have an RCBS Set of .357 dies which are set up the same...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    Greg: Eva Green is just to hot for words! Just watched that movie last night. The op stated he wanted more production with less work since he is physically handicapped and he also stated he only loads .44's. Since I have two of these presses...
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    You don't need the R10 shell holder as the shell holder will come with your dies. The Dies also come with a powder dipper and some load data What you have on your list will get you started by adding components and try to choose a powder...
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    Yesterday, 04:18 AM
    An SDB would do what you want with a minimum of effort on your part. If you are only going to load one caliber I don't think you could go wrong. Randy
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    01-24-2015, 02:01 PM
    Wow :popcorn:
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    01-24-2015, 01:57 PM
    One thing you all would find out if you became manufacturers is that people always want something different than what you make. One blatant example at the show was the VZ Grip Companie's display that was literally 20 feet long and 4 feet high...
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    01-23-2015, 09:49 PM
    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?dimensionids=9519 http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asight%20adjustment%20tool http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=sight+adjustment+tool&ksubmit=y ...
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    01-23-2015, 01:25 PM
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    01-23-2015, 01:22 PM
    Can't help with the instructions but you are a lucky man. I have been looking for one for awhile. On the realistic priced ones I am always too late on and the unrealistic priced ones never sell or change price.
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    01-22-2015, 09:10 PM
    Some info on the old blackpowder gallery loads http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php?topic=36289.0 http://www.shootersforum.com/blackpowder-cartridge-shooting-loading/54126-fillers-light-45-70-loads.html
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    01-22-2015, 05:00 PM
    As stated above give these guys a try http://www.hollowpointmold.com/ I have the same mold that is missing the sprue plate. Second in line if you part it out. Hopefully you can get it restored.
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    01-21-2015, 11:21 PM
    http://duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/ http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/ my recommendation http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_19/292215_cerakote_or_duracoat_.html http://forum.accurateshooter.com/index.php?topic=3810904.0 ...
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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