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    07-12-2018, 05:06 PM
    I have 3 or 4 that came from goodwill. A couple appeared unused and they are only about $5.00 each. If you just have to use it use a pressure washer or take it to a car wash. Remove the fuel tank assy first.
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    07-12-2018, 03:07 PM
    It would be about as easy to get another piece of steel and put 2 holes in it with a mill.
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    07-10-2018, 09:35 PM
    My brothers and I bought a 30 year old dual axle camper trailer for $900. It had 2 60 lb propane tanks and was designed to sleep 6. Since we are all well over 6 ft tall it actually slept 3 comfortably. It had both propane and electric lighting. It...
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    07-10-2018, 09:06 PM
    Go to several target matches and see if the competitors will let you look through their spotters. I have a late 1960s Swift Telemaster and a 22X Bausch & Lomb Elite. They are pretty much a tie and work ok at 100 yards but not 200 yards. The KOWA...
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    07-10-2018, 08:59 PM
    China can build good stuff for about 30% less than we can in the US if they have enough engineering support. I did that for several years. Most of your computers are made in China using American designed equipment also manufactured in China. Even...
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    07-10-2018, 08:44 PM
    Y is probably the production date code since it appears to stand alone. So you are looking for a .22 RUB or rub. PS it is 2 kinds not "to kinds"..
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    07-08-2018, 10:25 PM
    EDG replied to a thread WTB 7.7mm Jap ammo in Swappin & Sellin
    To load and sell ammo requires a federal license. Try the professional loaders that sell loaded ammo on gun broker.
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    07-07-2018, 05:22 PM
    Just turn your brass if you need a smaller neck. Once a friend had a Remington Hepburn in 40-70 Sharps Straight with the paper patch chamber. When loaded with .410 grease groove bullets the chamber required .003 thick case necks. The foil like...
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    07-04-2018, 07:45 AM
    I would be cautious about blaming a blown case on 11 grains difference in weight. Compare brass specific gravity to powder specific gravity. Brass is 8X times the density of powder therefore brass only takes up 1/8 the volume of the equivalent...
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    07-03-2018, 09:01 AM
    Toolmaker You might troll the posts at the ASSRA site for .40-70 SS articles. When I bored the Hepburn the only possible brass was the 9.3X74R brass. That brass has a thin rim so it was a little sloppy in the Remington. Today we have Hornady .405...
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    07-03-2018, 08:32 AM
    Tom you might want to research your information a little more. I have never seen a Rock Chucker with out a steel bushing. My RC is dated 1971 and I bought it new. It has the steel bushing.
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    07-01-2018, 10:33 PM
    I have usually found Remington brass to have a good neck anneal so they tend to form both up and down with few problems.
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    06-30-2018, 12:41 PM
    The RCBS 38-55 FL die IS .005 smaller in dia than the .375 die. The .38-55 RCBS COWBOY seater will be about .002 larger for larger cast bullets.
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    06-30-2018, 01:21 AM
    Originally a .375 case was heavier than .30 -30 brass. Some .30-30 cases I have checked are just as thick as .375s.
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    06-28-2018, 03:35 PM
    I formed .375 cases using once fired R-P brass. I used Bullseye without any filler or bullet by putting a charged case in the rifle with the muzzle pointed into the air. I had to start low to work up a fire forming charge. The charge got higher...
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    06-25-2018, 05:40 AM
    Your honing will probably be more precise if you use a barrel lap.
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    06-24-2018, 07:57 PM
    A coworker had an original Remington Hepburn in .40-70 Sharps Straight with a 2.5" case. The chamber was made for paper patched ammo. When used with grease groove bullets his case necks had to be .003 thick like foil. With the thin necks you could...
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    06-24-2018, 02:19 AM
    Glad you got it to work. The tapered neck and counterbored base is how Lee was able to size and seat with the same die body on both the Classic and Target Model Loaders. You can see a longer neck is a little more flexible with Lee's little tapered...
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    06-23-2018, 07:13 PM
    My boss brought his brother's muzzle loader barrel to work and asked me to get it drilled and tapped for a scope by one of the tool makers. After that was done on the opposite side from the bases I super glued 4 #6 hex nuts with 4 #6 set screws so...
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    06-23-2018, 06:49 PM
    I never considered a mini mill a real mill and still don't. It sounds like you never used a T handle enough to understand they are easier to guide and keep aligned. Of all the bad methods to drive a tap the flat handles are close to using a...
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    06-23-2018, 04:35 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Pacific DL-105 ??? in Reloading Equipment
    You can save a lot of potential hassel and uncertainty by buying an MEC. The 600 and the Sizemaster are still in production and parts are easy to come by. Thirty or 40 years from now they will still be going strong.
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    06-23-2018, 04:23 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Lee Bench Primer! in Reloading Equipment
    The performance standard for my 50 year old original Lee priming tools with the screw in shell holders is 100%. Why can't Lee get all new designs right the first time or at least by the 3rd or 4th generation?
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    06-22-2018, 02:33 AM
    The neck of the sizer die is tapered. When the case neck is bored you get a constant diameter hole cut by the reamer even though the neck is now tapered on the outside. When you knock the case out of the die you back the neck out of the tapered die...
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    06-22-2018, 01:59 AM
    Wayne, Thanks for the excellent article. Looks like I need to start planning for a new pot.
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    06-21-2018, 10:52 PM
    Other than Sharps 74 what is the model name or designation of your rifle?
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    06-21-2018, 12:09 PM
    To treat your wood put in a container and pull a vacuum. Then dump your wood into the mixed epoxy. Then release the vacuum to permit atmospheric pressure to drive in the epoxy. Finally if you have the capability to do so safely pressurize your...
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    06-17-2018, 04:46 PM
    You can put a dead center in a drill chuck to engage the center drilled hole in a T type tapping handle. Then use the dead center to maintain on axis alignment of your tap while hand tapping.
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    06-16-2018, 09:07 PM
    There are possibly a couple of ways to nibble around the edges of your problem to gain a bit of knowledge. 1. Use WW brass since it is thinner than most other brands. You might be able to use a bullet that is .001 or .002 larger. 2. Turn the...
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    06-16-2018, 08:52 PM
    Who knows the most about accuracy and consistent performance? It sure isn't anyone shooting a 9mm or any other pistol.
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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