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    Today, 05:18 PM
    I have a revolver with with a red fiber optic front sight and a rear shallow vee "express" sight. The vee blade is plain black. The front round fiber optic sight is OK but with that shallow vee....precise shooting is nearly impossible. I...
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    Today, 04:42 PM
    Sweet ! I like old Bair, Bear and Pacific reloading equipment . Whats the back story on this one....where / how did you get it ? Gary
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    Today, 04:24 PM
    If you stop and think about how a roll crimp "rolls " the mouth inward you can almost visualize how the motion will turn the case in and make it ever so shorter. Allowing for this .024 difference is the solution . Honestly ...being .024 "...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    It works like a charm...I had two moulds that wouldn't stay tight for hell or high water, cast three boolits ...tighten screw...I got sick of that and tried the strands of 0000 steel wool ..... and neither of them have come loose !!!! I am...
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    All of my NOE and Lyman moulds have Lee 6 cavity modifications are required for either. The other brands of moulds I don't know....there is a Lee handle chart on this site (sticky) someplace that tell what moulds they fit and note...
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    That little bit of powder coating scraped off should cause no problem , shoot a few and check for any leading/fouling, if none you are good. Set up in that manner it may be an accurate load. If you have a round that chambers careful...
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    That's how good Dave's dies are, he doesn't need google. Most newbes only know RCBS, Redding, Hornady and Lyman. Only us seasoned reloaders know Dave Davidson and his work. He flies under the radar and we , who are in the know, don't mind the...
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    Two ways give consistent results. 1.) Lyman 55 measure, with the slides set to give a narrow deep cavity and the correct weight desired. Keep hopper half full and operate handle in a consistent manner...consistent operation being the key to...
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    02-17-2018, 01:40 PM
    I had the same problem with some "new" sizer dies , not the 20 and 30 years old dies I've been using but the new ones , didn't want to eject.....they have rough interiors, seem to be common. Mine had a few rough edges around the holes . Polish...
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    02-16-2018, 10:38 PM
    Definitely do not call them heads. Navy water closet, yes. Bill Clinton...oh yeah ! When in like the Romans, no big deal.
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    02-15-2018, 06:17 PM
    I wish I had bought one years ago. I love that big boy. That 20 lbs of metal is sweet ! I started with the little precision melter 1971 ( 5 lbs ?). Then felt the need for a bottom pour so got Lee production pot...liked the 10 lb. capacity but...
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    02-15-2018, 06:01 PM
    200 grain 45 boolits are a good choice for general use. My first 45 mould was the old Lee 452-228-1R... it was a poor choice... Go with the 452-200-SWC will do fine and cut clean holes. If you feel the need for a 230 grain boolit get...
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    02-15-2018, 05:40 PM
    I would change but my Lyman 450 was paid for in 1972 and powder coating doesn't seem to be any quicker , easier , faster or cheaper than lube/size . I have never had any leading problems and the Lithium beeswax lube I use doesn't smoke ...or...
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    02-14-2018, 06:37 PM
    .356 sized boolits gave me problems , going to .357 solved all those problems , the only thing to watch for is the lack of throat in new 9mm pistols. The boolit needs to be seated deep enough to pass plunk test....after that it's all good. ...
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    02-14-2018, 06:11 PM
    Bring a broom, dust pan and bucket....wear shirt that says "janitor" pretend you don't like sweeping up all the stuff off the floor, complain about how poorly the janitor gets paid....they wont make eye contact with you ...much less give you "...
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    02-14-2018, 05:47 PM
    Jalapeno pepper jelly & cream cheese on a Ritz cracker....some pickled sausage and it's a wonderful snack! Cream of Jalapeno Soup sounds tasty on a cold night ! Gary
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    02-12-2018, 05:42 PM
    Iron or steel, I live in Louisiana, heat and humidity capital. I coat the inside and out, all parts with Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant, it does not have to be removed , it acts as a release agent, it protects them from rust. And does not...
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    02-12-2018, 05:27 PM
    After moulds have cooled I coat all surfaces with Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant , put them back in factory box they came in and boxes go into a steel G.I. ammo can or plastic tool box. The Dry Lube has kept all rust at bay and does not need to be...
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    02-12-2018, 05:07 PM
    But you have to have the Lee Universal Die to use the NOE inserts....they do work wonderfully having a Lyman M-Die for $6.50 !
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    02-12-2018, 05:00 PM
    When using an inertia puller, with boolits that have been crimped in place, including Military ammo, seat the bullet just a tad deeper to break the crimp, it will make pulling easier. Gary
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    02-12-2018, 04:48 PM
    I've had more than a few Gravy Sandwiches ....good eats !
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    02-12-2018, 04:46 PM
    Liver, sweet Vidallia onions, bacon grease and Yukon Gold potatoes....What's not to like !
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    02-09-2018, 04:22 PM
    Muzzel Brake..... OK , just exactly what screws onto the two threaded arms sticking out at angles to the brake . I can't find any info on what they are for...any ideas as to what they are for?
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    02-09-2018, 03:58 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Drying Brass in Cast Boolits
    Food like a champ ! Check out garage and estate sales , doesn't have to be new.
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    02-08-2018, 04:03 PM
    Does anyone remember the naked casting competitions.....those were fun.
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    02-07-2018, 06:06 PM
    Holey Moley....I didn't know they made 3 dry lubes ! More than likely any one will do. The stuff I've been using is the SDS #L512...label says "Dry Lubricant" and below that it says "resists dust and dirt ". I have a 4 oz. bottle for Q-Tip...
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    02-07-2018, 05:45 PM
    A lightly frosted is OK. You want them right at the light frost they have a matte finish, just above shiney. They seem to fill out best and be the most consistent ...I've never tried casting much over that temperature but I'm...
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    02-07-2018, 02:07 PM
    I have one and in truth it actually only flairs or bells the case mouth, which in a lot of instances is all you need. An addition to the Lee tool, that works well with getting a long rifle boolit lined up and seated straight is the NOE Expander...
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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