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    11-13-2017, 10:26 PM
    Look at the plastic identifier on the bottom of your existing powder bottles. It is probably HD polyethylene. Use a solid black polyethylene. It is almost totally chemically resistant.
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    11-12-2017, 07:20 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Favorite presses in Reloading Equipment
    The front opening is good for visibility but is not good for hands to access. Have a RCCBS A4BIg Max with a much larger opening and it is not as accessible to your hands as a Rock Chucker. or an A2.
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    11-12-2017, 05:09 AM
    Formed 30-06 brass even US military brass is not too thick. You are repeating something you don't really know. I have 6 rifles including an autoloader in 8x57. The necks in all chambersare much larger than any formed cases. Have about400 cases...
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    11-11-2017, 12:17 PM
    My results. Were ok. But I only paid $8 to$20 for mine. For what they sell for now you can buy the superior Wilson tools.
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    11-11-2017, 04:06 AM
    The Lee Target loader is not worth a dime. Have had 4 or 5 of them. Much prefer the pair of hand dies sold by Wilson. The Wilson dies were pretty much standard benchrest equipment for about 60 years.
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    11-10-2017, 08:14 AM
    Take measurements from the rifle chamber and bore. Ignore the books. The functional world is the gun barrel. The reference book is not the mating hardware. If the dies do not work complain to the manufacturer. Get the dies modified or learn to...
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    11-08-2017, 01:36 PM
    I have a 1971 RC with the wrinkle paint. Casting number is A1.
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    11-08-2017, 01:23 PM
    I have more than a 100 die sets of all different brands. Some calibers I have multiple die sets of the same brand. Some calibers I have multiple sets of different brands. I have measured the interiors of most of these dies. Most dies have similar...
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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