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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    This old Tony. That is funny. Some years ago, his youtube was on my play list and I had viewed this one on springs too. When you wrote post 31 he came to mind. Then it turned out to be the one you saw too. Some of the things he does are out of my...
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    06-23-2018, 05:49 PM
    Had so much fun casting indoors the last couple of days I decided I would cast up some 45 Colt 250 gr for the first time from a newly acquired Lyman mold #454190 from forum member GoodAlloy, and I had so much fun with the pointy boolits the other...
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    06-23-2018, 01:31 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    Well I can tell you that the cartridge is good for Elk right along with deer and I would not worry about it on bear other than the bigger bears of Alaska. Here's a small elk from the La Sal mountains of Utah that went down with one well placed shot...
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    06-23-2018, 09:24 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    Well that's great to hear. I knew when I bought this model 375 marlin it was an oddie, so whenever I saw ammo for it back in 1981 and onward I bought it. Especially if it was Winchester brand in the factory 250 loading. Nice to have a alternative if...
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    06-23-2018, 05:58 AM
    That's awesome, mine is still in the box, I did not realize that after hooking it up it had to be programed too. Well, as soon as we get settled in I will get it set up and start to use it, I'm sure it will help.
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    06-22-2018, 07:48 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    pressonregardless, What boolits are you using in your loads and what velocity and pressures are you loading to?
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    06-22-2018, 05:41 PM
    Well I got my 44 gas checks in the mail yesterday so today it was time to make up the Nasties. Only issue that slowed me down for about 15 minutes was how I was going to seat these pointies. No real seater with this sharp of an angle and of...
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    06-22-2018, 05:28 PM
    You got that right RogerDat. One cannot have enough components.....Period..... I can remember the first time that happened after I got started in reloading, it was the summer of 86 and everyone was looking for primers and powder and non to be had....
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    06-21-2018, 08:08 PM
    And those are from Winchester or Uberti? Or you made them. Or they are the same so it does not mater? Thanks for pictures BTW Yes, but not hording them, I'm shooting them:D. The number of Winchesters are not excessive, but maybe I should...
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    06-21-2018, 08:00 PM
    I ran a mixed lot today. Started out with the Lee 8mm Maximum for the Swede roller, and then went on to some 450 and 500 grain 50 cal for the other Swede rollers. After all wouldn't want them to feel left out. All in all about 35 pounds worth. ...
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    06-21-2018, 09:42 AM
    Great info BlackpowderSweden, I just got off the phone with Lee Precision, if you want this mold it will cost you $250 plus for one mold, and if you want two, another 250.00 Smackeroos. Can't say I'm impress with Lee Precision. :-(
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    06-20-2018, 08:43 PM
    Oldred wrote: "That coil spring and hammer are identical to what Winchester went to after they changed the design from the flat spring but they also started using a spring and plunger for the lever instead of just simply leaving the flat spring, or...
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    06-20-2018, 07:37 PM
    Col4570, Nice looking roller there. Are you sizing your boolits or shooting them as cast?
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    06-20-2018, 05:42 PM
    Just love the 16 gauge. Here's a late day bump. Someone should grab this, these kind of parts are real hard to get.
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    06-20-2018, 05:36 PM
    This is my Wal Mart special, got it for less than ten bucks, works great. Been using same pieces for about 5 years now, holding up good. I dry my pins in the oven at night, turn it up to 250 and put the pins in and close the door, and turn oven off....
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    06-20-2018, 05:12 PM
    Dusty Ed, I hope it wasn't too hard. I bought one from them years ago, back in 12, just haven't gotten around to installing it yet, how hard was it to get it wired up and didn't you have to like weld some kind of nut or something to the pot to...
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    06-20-2018, 03:57 PM
    Koger, you need IMHO one or the other, or some 50-90 brass. It just depends on how many steps you want to have in the process from start to finish. The 50 anything from Winchester is going to mean you have to reduce the size of the base, the 348 Win...
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    06-20-2018, 01:37 PM
    I sized the .515 boolits down to .510 in a push thru lee sizer die. I then after running the 50 Alaskan brass thru a 50-70 FL sizing die trimmed it to 42mm. I then just expanded the mouth of the case just enough to seat the boolit (450gr.) to proper...
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    06-20-2018, 12:34 PM
    One picture is worth a thousands words! That spring looks good and is not what I thought it would be. I was thinking a single coil in another location to push the hammer but that looks smart the way they did it. I don't remember the name of...
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    06-20-2018, 10:55 AM
    The problem with the idea of putting on a new barrel and keeping the old one to reinstalling it later is, that will never happen. It sounds good but really just does not work out that way. The old barrel will never be put on. Later when the new...
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    06-20-2018, 10:41 AM
    Yup. He was with the 10th Mtn division. Something close to my heart. ( I have not opened the links yet - maybe I should)
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    06-19-2018, 08:12 PM
    Ponsness Warren.........Just got to love these old work horses, the finest shotshell reloading machine on the market. Saw this older thread, I love reloading, both rifle, handgun or shotshells. These units are hard to find sometimes without...
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    06-19-2018, 04:30 PM
    Oldred, I did not know that. I have several friends from the silhouette matches that have rebuilt or re-barreled Uberti's. I will have to ask to see them. I am trying to picture how the coil spring is setup in the Uberti. Interesting.
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    06-19-2018, 03:09 PM
    Great molds. Nose pour. High tool room quality. The mold number does not sound right but maybe two numbers are run together? If it is in good shape and is a bullet you need, .... a great find. Maybe a 210 gr bullet for the .338 rifle or 33...
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    06-16-2018, 08:02 PM
    AbitNutz. sure would be interested in some images of the cartridge that you worked on. Sounds like you took on the challenge and came out the winner.
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    06-16-2018, 07:52 PM
    Well after casting up a small pile yesterday in the kitchen I am going to load them up in some new brass thats been waiting to become cartridges. Did about half of them today and will finish up the other half tomorrow. No sense getting in a hurry to...
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    06-15-2018, 11:30 PM
    Funny you have the same thought as me. I have been thinking I want to do just that; wall tent, cast at camp and all. If my health holds, I will get it done.
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    06-15-2018, 09:06 PM
    Well was hoping it was not going to rain, but I was wrong. Decided I was tired of being run out of outdoors on account of rain, (like four weeks of rain) so, I decided to take over the kitchen stove to get some casting done. But first, off to home...
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    06-15-2018, 08:56 PM
    Boolits from my new Ideal mold #429303 Boolits from my second new mold #457483
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    06-14-2018, 05:36 PM
    Located a home for my new 44 cal spire pointed mold. It's a old Ideal mold #429 303. Was real surprised when I saw it up on ebay, so I jumped on it. It just arrived today, so next non-rainy day it will get the hot lead treatment it so richly...
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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
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