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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    I also use adjustable height chair for back pain changing positions seem to help also use heating pad. Still can only do so much at a time. A good quality chair with lombar support helps. Not sure if changing press height is going to help very much...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    It sounds like your going to deep. Even if rod is all the way up i have switched the adjustment tube upside down to stop bullet from going to deep some people close some of the holes off to stop lube from going were it ain't supposed to be . Never...
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Wads in Casting for Shotguns
    I swap wads all the time. I do not swap hulls but wads never gave it a thought. I never start with full bore loads when substituting wads. Never had a problem . Hate to admit it but i buy whats cheap if they run hulls or wads on sale thats what i...
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Hey sometimes you get surprised. Pretty nice shooting. Nice gun also. A 327 is one 32 i don't have but i can hope.
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    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    That is absolutely beautiful. Very nice.
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    Way to go looks nice. I wouldn't mind one of those myself.
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Looks like your firing pin is smacking the heck out of them. I would start there.
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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    Hey please let us know how it works out for you i have a fn49 and might want to give it a try to.
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    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    That is unusual that you are getting leading with gas checked bullets i run plain soft lead in my 24 usually don't push much over 800 fps and size .430 and have no lead problems at all. The second cleaning patch usually comes out clean .
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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    Hey gloat away i might. I always worked in small job shops or tool and die where i could use the machinery after work was able to do a lot on my guns. Now that i don't work anymore i no longer have access to the machinery. So i dream of having a...
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    06-15-2019, 07:49 PM
    Fuel consumption is a big concern. Even if i bought a bigger one i couldn't fuel it.
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    06-15-2019, 07:47 PM
    I don't know the last i bought wss 30 cent a pound i would buy shot again as long as i got it real cheap if any where near the price of lead leave it.
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    06-15-2019, 03:10 PM
    Dirty heck recovered shot is down right nasty.
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    06-15-2019, 03:09 PM
    I really don't care where your at temperatures over 100 are over 100 when you throw in high humidity in the 90% + range are hot. My den faces south and without air is absolutely unbearable but a 5000 btu cools it nicely you ain't chilling...
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    06-15-2019, 03:01 PM
    I had the same thing i got rid of a lot of it by starting cold adding couple hands of sawdust then heating slowly and stirring as soon as possible. But i am cheap if it melts it gets used. I use the zinc and skim to cast for my shotgun. I also had...
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    06-15-2019, 10:36 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread First cast boolits! in Cast Boolits
    +1 on lubing spruce and mold pins and hinge it really helps i use 2 cycle oil. And take it from someone who has more than my fair share of burn scars you can't have to much protective gear. Be sure to use at very least large safety glasses face...
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Nra member. Resident of central va all my life.
1 mile from chickahominy river ( swamp) central va
tropical fish wood working ww2 dioramas working on my guns
retired machinist


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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