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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    Kroger. These are item numbers for rolling blocks from Simpsonltd.com where I have purchased a number of long guns from. These are classified as antiques so no 4473 paperwork and can be shipped directly to your door. Check them over, call them and...
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    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    Mk, yes, I think I will try to fireform in the 410 first to open it as much as possible to avoid splitting. Having the extra buttons will be a plus if I need them and if not no big deal. Sometimes life is just one big Catch 22.
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    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    Koger, You should always slug your barrel and if you can get a casting of your chamber, the chamber will help give you an idea of the shape and condition of the leade and the start of the rifling at the beginning of the bore. Midsouth sells a...
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    06-04-2020, 04:34 PM
    I'd be loading brass shot shells from Track of the wolf or Buffalo Arms with black. Adding nitro card over powder wads with felt filler wads with a nitro on top of the last felt filler then the shot capped with another hard over shot card and sealed...
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    06-04-2020, 01:19 PM
    Sweet six guns there 35Whelen. Just got to love a beautiful six gun.
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    06-04-2020, 09:38 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Casting in cold weather in Cast Boolits
    Too hot to cast here in the summer. And, too hot to cast back in Arizona too, unless your in Northern Arizona. I prefer casting when it's about 65 degrees. I've even set up the casting machine on top of a covered kitchen stove so I could get some...
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    06-04-2020, 05:48 AM
    Robert, I think you are correct in reference to opening up with some expander buttons. As to the expense of the dies, those are dies I already own for reloading those calibers. I have close to thirty die sets in different calibers since I load for...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-03-2020, 07:33 PM
    I think your Lee dies will work just fine. Are there other 44spec dies that are better???? Well there are other dies that will work better if you are going to be loading cast, and if you haven't already purchased your Lee dies, and you can afford to...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-03-2020, 05:42 PM
    Great idea. I just fireformed some 410 shells out of 9.3x74R earlier this year. Rim dimensions are within where it should chamber. I'll give it a try. I just sent off a letter to JES Reboring this morning. It would be sweet if I only have to send...
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    06-03-2020, 10:30 AM
    That's the issue I have Ramrod. I have no chamber to fireform the krag brass in. I need, as I lead with in my question a way to form the case using sizing dies a bit at a time. From my memory my dies on hand that might apply....06, 7.62x39,...
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    06-03-2020, 07:43 AM
    I need some experienced ideas on using (if possible) current reloading dies in a step by step process to open up the krag case to a .410 size. My intent, it to load Lyman's Rifle Bullet Mould: 405 - #412263 2640263. I have a SB2 in 30-30 that I want...
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    06-01-2020, 03:20 PM
    I just wanted to say thank you wordsmith. Previously clean cases that were tumbled to remove lube came out dull and greasy. I retumbled them with a cap full of woolite and they were spotlessly shiny like freshly minted coins. IMG_7066 by...
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    05-31-2020, 09:29 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Pressure canner in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have to agree with freedom475. The 921 is the model we got about 7 years ago and it will do whatever you need to do. Buy one and be done. Top grade material and design, and you will love the quality too.
    26 replies | 411 view(s)
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    05-31-2020, 12:47 PM
    The original 1887 both 10 and 12 ga were black powder only. The next eveloution of the lever shotgun was the 1901 model in 10 ga only. It was made to handle the early smokeless powders. Winchester did not produce a 12 ga model 1901, reasoning was...
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    05-27-2020, 02:26 AM
    djryan13, so true on the sprue. I never cut the second slot for it on this table. I will on the next one or like you hang it over the edge. The sprue seem to have a mind of their own at times.
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 AM
    Kwinsett. I faced the same issue with my 12.7 also. I already had a Drexel tool from a prior Xmas gift and my local HD carried the drill press frame to hold it so I just oriented the dremel vertically with the thin abrasive disc. I used a 3/4"...
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    05-26-2020, 08:54 AM
    Smithframe, having a master caster doesn't have to take the fun out of casting you own. Magma make a pot base you can order that will fit the pot part of the MC. Two bolts is all you need to remove to swap the pot from one base to the other. I got...
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    05-24-2020, 08:56 PM
    If ordering single blocks we will ship in a USPS BUBBLE PADDED PRIORITY FLAT RATE ENVELOPE. You MAY mix and match any 7 blocks you chose to fill the box should you chose to maximize the savings on Shipping in the flat rate priority USPS box for...
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    05-24-2020, 08:52 PM
    Welcome to CNC Products. We specialize in CNC produced products for the handloader and shooting community. Here you can find reloading blocks, Lube mold base blocks, and new useful products that we will be adding to our product line as a regular...
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    05-24-2020, 08:34 PM
    Ok Mozz, here is what I did, maybe it will give you a few ideas. First off I wanted a sturdy bench, but since I didn't have access to a lot of tools I went the easy route since I was renting a place and really could not start putting a permanent...
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    05-23-2020, 12:29 PM
    Koger, yes the brass and the cleaning is no doubt the biggest down side to black for most. If I didn't own a wet/pin/SS tumbler I might do less myself. Here's some of my days loading. Lee's .515 dia. 450 & 500 grain boolits being cast. ...
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    05-23-2020, 09:24 AM
    Kroger, you might try taking that plains boolit and use pure lead and use some black powder instead of smokeless and see how it does too. The black and a pure soft plains boolit should fill the barrel just fine. It might just be another type of...
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    05-22-2020, 07:12 PM
    As 1hole stated, discolored brass does not effect shooting much. I like my brass nice and clean cause it helps me spot any anomalies like a shiny ring around web area where case separation likes to occur, also on necks where splits occur. Primer...
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    05-22-2020, 12:13 PM
    I have some which I doubt I will ever use. More than willing to part with it, come back with a list of what you have to trade. I just dug it out, I have 6# 8 oz. I expect it will fit in a SFRB.
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    05-21-2020, 06:55 PM
    Example of wet tumbling and S/S pins. 3 hour run time. These cases in a box for 10 years before cleaning.
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    05-21-2020, 05:19 PM
    454bore, Here's my 2cents worth. Save any shells you haven't already cut open to use them as they are. Either purchase some once fired plastic one piece hulls with integral base wad such as can be found in the Winchester AA trap shells or...
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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