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    05-22-2017, 09:06 AM
    I use the copy/paste function, then save it into Word, easiest way I've found so far
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    05-21-2017, 09:02 PM
    1_Ogre started a thread Hi in Testing Area
    do it be working?
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    05-20-2017, 08:44 AM
    I have a quart of AMZOIL automatic transmission fluid I've had for YEARS. Toothpic into the fluid, and the SMALL drop goes onto the sprue plate screw area. Lasts a long time and works good. Just be sure to use just a little bit so it does not...
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    05-20-2017, 08:41 AM
    After a casting session, I let the moulds cool completely, then give them a good spray of RemOil (get it on sale at Wally World), then store them in a 20mm ammo box. Next use, good spray with brake cleaner and they are good to go.
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    05-20-2017, 08:39 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread Gas check making in Gas Checks
    From my understanding, Charlie is trying to sell his business and basically is not selling his FreeChex anymore, he wants to get out of the business but stay on as a consultant
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    05-20-2017, 08:35 AM
    From my experience with making aluminum gas checks (which I have had NO problems) if the gas check is loose on the bottom of the boolit, you need to use a thicker aluminum stock for making them. I have seen a lot of discussion, not nothing on the...
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    05-18-2017, 09:54 AM
    I drained my pot good, then removed the control rod, liberal coat of fine valve grinding compound, put control rod back and did a basic valve seating job. No drips now.
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    05-17-2017, 03:18 PM
    I'll take the 30-06 dies, PM inbound
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    05-17-2017, 07:41 AM
    I use a strange way to lubed my brass. Layer of waxed paper, then a folded paper towel. Spray with Lyman spray case lube and let it set for 1/2 hr or so to have the liquid (you know, the stuff that puts dings in the shoulder when you size)...
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    05-17-2017, 07:36 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread Tumbler Media? in Reloading Equipment
    For Walnut media, the best buy I've found is at Harbor Freight. 25lb bag for like $22. Throw a little NuFinish in and it gives the brass a nice coat to retard any tarnishing. This is all done AFTER a good 3hr bath in the pin tumbler (1/4tsp...
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    05-16-2017, 09:33 AM
    When I went in the Navy in 67 they issued me "ONE" number, then the PC crowd (democraps) decided that the SSN was the way to go. Still remember them both
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    05-15-2017, 09:31 AM
    Wish I could afford it, looks nice
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    05-11-2017, 08:14 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread Picture test in Testing Area
    Looks like you have it down pretty good. If you wanna throw that "JUNK LEAD" away, send it my way lol
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    05-11-2017, 08:12 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread explain please in Casting Equipment
    Best way I've found to pre-heat a mould is when you fire off your pot, set the mould(s) on the rim of the pot. By the time the lead's melted, the moulds will be pretty much up to temp. Only been doing it like that for decades, and it works
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    05-09-2017, 08:00 PM
    Jeff: Yeu used way to much of each. You only need 3-4 "DROPS" of Dawn and 1/4 tsp of LemiShine. Doesn't sound like much but too much Dawn will leave residue that's not fun to get off. When I fill my container, I fill it to about 1" below the top,...
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    05-08-2017, 08:55 AM
    I have used CCI primers exclusively, never had a problem that wasn't "MY" fault. ALL of my brass goes through the Dillon Super Swager before the primer box is even opened. NEVER had a problem so far, and I've been loading since the 60's
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    05-08-2017, 08:48 AM
    NYFirefighter357 put me onto the Frankfort pin tumbler. It may take a little more time and effort, but you end up with brass that looks like new Starline Brass, and that makes me HAPPY. The brass is even shiney INSIDE lol. Good investment
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    05-08-2017, 08:37 AM
    I just use the Dillon Super Swager. Does a good job, never messed one up yet, and I've run literally thousands of Mil crimped brass through it. I don't even check if it's Mil or not anymore, just run them through. Most of even the commercial brass I...
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    05-08-2017, 08:32 AM
    For rifle rounds, I use the RCBS ChargeMaster. Not always right on the dot, but just dump the powder back into the hopper and do it again till it comes out right. For handguns, I have the Dillon SDB, and it's usually within 1/10th of a grain. Rifles...
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    05-08-2017, 08:29 AM
    With mil brass, eg; LC, I have the Dillon Super Swager to unify the primer pockets. This usually removes that little ridge. I do have some Mil brass from Argentina that has a BIG RIDGE around the primer pocket. I've been told to use a 45det reamer,...
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    05-08-2017, 08:23 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread Tumbler Media? in Reloading Equipment
    Over the years I do a combination for case cleaning. First I deprime, then give them a good 3hr run in the pin tumbler with 1/4tsp of LemonShine (from Wally World) and 3-4 "DROPS" of Dawn. After the 3hr they get a good rinse then into the oven at...
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    05-08-2017, 08:05 AM
    When I'm done casting, I let the moulds cool off and stabilize overnight, then since wally world sometimes has sales on "RemOil" I have a few cans laying around and give them a good coat of RemOil. I have 20mm ammo cans that I store my moulds in,...
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    05-08-2017, 07:58 AM
    Pre heating the moulds does have it's benefits, but when I start a casting session, I usually place the moulds on the top of the pot while it's melting the lead. When the lead has melted, take the mould and throw 3-4 casts and from my experience,...
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    05-08-2017, 07:55 AM
    Good job on the video. Seems to be a lot easier than the Lee hardness tester with their little microscope thing, very hard to use.
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    05-08-2017, 07:43 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread explain please in Casting Equipment
    I got my hotplate from Wally World, single burner. At the scrap yard I got a square (10"x10") piece of 1/2" steel and lay that on the burner. Fire the hot plate up, give it time to heat the the steel plate and that makes sure the moulds are...
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    05-08-2017, 07:40 AM
    I still use my Lyman 45 and I size ALL my cast boolits. That's the only way to ensure uniformity. Largest decision is have you slugged your barrel? That must be done to ensure you are sizing to the correct size
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    05-08-2017, 07:38 AM
    I'm not sure if vent holes will provide any benefit. The bottom of the pot will get even heat distribution either way
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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