MidSouth Shooters SupplyRotoMetals2Inline FabricationRepackbox
WidenersTitan ReloadingADvertise hereLee Precision

Tab Content
EDG's Activity
About Me
Tab Content
  • EDG's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 PM
    This one^ Make your expander fit your needs. There are custom expanders out there. The first place to start is by buying a good micrometer.
    13 replies | 205 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 6.5, jap. in Case Forming / Re-forming
    Use NEW .303 Brit brass after you have turned the rims to fit your bolt face. Then form the brass with a trim die if you can find one and afford it after you find it. The chambers are really a lot bigger than factory brass. You can shoot factory...
    5 replies | 81 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-07-2020, 09:13 PM
    If you ever find some SR4759 give it a try. For me it works even better than 5744. About 23 to 25 grains with a 500 grn bullet. I don't pay much attention to cost.
    17 replies | 473 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 09:24 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Best Shellholders? in Reloading Equipment
    You say you do not treat reloaders as run of the mill then you proceed to a torture of the English language unique to only you. Push-pull gages, tensile test gages and Instron type machines all measure tensile (tension or pull) forces. When used...
    44 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 04:05 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Best Shellholders? in Reloading Equipment
    Let me know when you find instructions in a die box that tells you the length of the die from the base of a sized/formed case to the shoulder datum. Manufacturers of reloading tools attempt to manufacture dies with dimensions that reloaders can...
    44 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 11:49 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Best Shellholders? in Reloading Equipment
    Most Spanish 1893 Mausers have poor chambers and worn out bores. I have a lot of once fired brass from different 93 Mausers that is only usable for testing dies because it is expanded about .012 to .015 at the pressure ring. For some reason 7.65...
    44 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 11:06 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Best Shellholders? in Reloading Equipment
    I have a few bad FL dies just like I have a few bad chambers.
    44 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 10:15 PM
    I doubt anyone has ever paid $200 for 7X57 dies unless they were a custom set or some of the late model Reddings. I was loading 7X57 long before Lee ever made a single die. The dies I used then were second hand RCBS that I probably paid $7 or $8...
    406 replies | 84847 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:04 PM
    To get the case running straight tap it with a small hammer while the lathe is running about 100 to 300 RPM. It takes a little bit of practice to get the RPM and your hand to eye coordination right but you can get them running to within .003 easily.
    35 replies | 3229 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 09:31 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Remington 788 in Factory Rifles
    I have owned (3) 788s in .44, .30-30 and .243. The .243 would produce sticky extraction when pressure levels got up to the maximums in the manual. The loads were not that hot either. I used the same loads in a M700 Varmit rifle without any...
    44 replies | 2935 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 11:39 PM
    Sooner or later everything turns up on E-bay. Example - I just bought 2 new in the white original 1909 Argentine Mauser barrels.
    3 replies | 144 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 11:18 PM
    Chuck E. Cheese pizza and game parlors had "whack a mole" games about 35 years ago.
    21 replies | 1219 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 08:34 PM
    Speaking of lost stuff how many generations of Lee priming tools have come and gone? I am not sure some of the later generations were very good since I am still using the real original Lee priming tool with the screw in shell holders.
    406 replies | 84847 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 08:25 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Best Shellholders? in Reloading Equipment
    SAAMI only standardizes chambers and ammunition. There are NO formal national standards for reloading equipment.
    44 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 08:22 PM
    I suspect the inside of the seater is larger for the largest possible case bullets. I have RCBS Cowboy seaters and they are larger in the neck and bullet guide diameters to accommodate larger bullets.
    13 replies | 332 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 07:18 PM
    Handgun for a bear? Not me. Any handgun that might come close to working on a bear is such a clunker to carry I would rather carry rifle. I like carrying a rifle and I think carrying a handgun is a nuisance.
    18 replies | 1555 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 03:28 PM
    You need to be more specific. People are often only pistol shooters or only rifle shooters. For rifle caliber RCBS Cowboy dies in .40-65, 38-55 and a few others the expander is about .001 to .002 larger. The seater die is also larger on the...
    17 replies | 551 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 03:21 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Best Shellholders? in Reloading Equipment
    There are a few shell holders that really can make a difference. 1. The Lee shell holder for the .35 Rem is just a #1 which is the same as the .308 and is too large. So use the RCBS shell holder which is the #9. The RCBS shell holder is a much...
    44 replies | 1452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 07:10 PM
    The cost of a solid carbide die that size is so great you could make 5 or 6 through hardened dies out of A2 tool steel for the same price. A worn steel die can always be honed to the next largest size and then reused.
    6 replies | 300 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 07:03 PM
    Rotorclip and other C clip manufacturers may make a C clip that can be used as a rim. Check out the radially installed C clip item C-50 https://www.rotorclip.com/prod_radial_tapered_section_retaining_rings.php
    35 replies | 3229 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 12:37 AM
    The only person that can protect you from mishaps is you. Assuming all brass is good brass or all brass is fired brass is with fired primers is just a bad habit due to bad assumptions. It is common to hear volume pistol shooters griping about...
    13 replies | 512 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 06:15 PM
    Lubricant on brass is not critical. Most hand lotion is mineral oil and lanolin. You can use it and keep your hands moisturized at the same time.
    13 replies | 1162 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 01:28 AM
    The RCBS dies definitely do - at lease the set I used did. There are closed top RCBS dies that will not permit forming extremely long cases. I am pretty sure that all of CH dies are open top. Open top means the top of the die is drilled and...
    11 replies | 1398 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 07:22 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Bench rest dies in Reloading Equipment
    There are not many parts. 1. Seater dies A. Body B. Seater punch C. Depth control knob on top D. May or may not have a matching base to support the case head when seating bullets. Wilson bases are steel washers with a cup style...
    4 replies | 355 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 01:10 PM
    If this is changing the bolt face drilling is not the way to go. You want to bore the bolt face out with a small carbide boring bar. You can even grind a piece of brazed carbide to bore the shallow recess needed for a bolt face bushing. I have...
    29 replies | 1193 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 02:50 AM
    You might contact the member treekiller. I formed some cases for him. He can tell you if the rims needed any work but I don't think so. I did a bit of thinking and experimenting to form those cases from Starline .45-90. I first tried forming...
    13 replies | 452 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-23-2020, 06:59 PM
    What are you drilling and how large a drill do you need to use? You may need to spot anneal or use a carbide drill. If you spot anneal you might be able to get by with a cobalt drill. The big problem is if you have to ask this question you...
    29 replies | 1193 view(s)
  • EDG's Avatar
    03-23-2020, 06:40 PM
    Normal stretch occurs when the case is fired however the brass gets larger in diameter. When you measure fired brass it will be shorter. When you FL size it the diametrally stretched brass will get longer. This stretching is affected by the...
    38 replies | 1805 view(s)
More Activity
About EDG

Basic Information

Signature


EDG

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
4,436
Posts Per Day
0.81
General Information
Join Date
03-23-2005
Referrals
0
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