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    10-12-2018, 05:34 PM
    I think you are just trying to make something work that is not justified for the result. Since you already have sizer dies for these 100/year sizing jobs, I would invest in the proper dies for the really high use projectiles that you use. It would...
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    10-12-2018, 03:56 PM
    I don't bother with vacuuming up all of that debris. I just bring in a full airtank with a blower gun from the shop and blow it all off. Its much more effective. Then, about once a week my wife vacuums up the "Library" floor and complains about...
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    10-10-2018, 02:26 PM
    I think everybody has this one backwards. In the 16" guns on a battle ship they used a pack of black powder to ignite the packs of smokeless powder that was much slower burning. So black powder was the "kicker" here. In the 45-70 a small load of...
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    10-10-2018, 02:11 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Game Changer in Hunting with CB's
    Same here in Mid-Missouri with those Armadillos. My wife hates them and the damage they do to all of her gardens around the house. See lots of them on the roads dead, but the only time I have seen them out walking around is when I am deer hunting...
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    10-08-2018, 04:33 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Your mold isn't hot enough. Either heat it up on the shelf above the lead pot or on a electric burner. Or cast several more rounds until the mold gets hot enough. Turn your lead temperature up to 800 degrees until the castings start to come out...
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    10-06-2018, 02:33 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Game Changer in Hunting with CB's
    Well, just stop oinking and grunting and instead holler and wave your arms. That works for chasing deer out of the soy beans too.
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    10-06-2018, 10:47 AM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Game Changer in Hunting with CB's
    I agree with these statements also. What you need is a very aggressive State Game Department along with aggressive landowners to eradicate the problem of hogs. Me going on a safari a couple of times a year with my AR-15 is not an organized removal...
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    10-06-2018, 10:35 AM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Game Changer in Hunting with CB's
    Here is the Missouri Department of Conservation's web page about the problems with feral hogs here in Missouri, and what they require or recommend: https://mdc.mo.gov/wildlife/nuisance-problem-species/invasive-species/feral-hogs-missouri I agree...
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    10-05-2018, 03:48 PM
    I think all of you are barking up the wrong tree to resolve this issue. I think you need to collect 4 single stage Pacific C presses of the same type and have them all lined up on your bench and a chair with wheels on it.
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    10-03-2018, 04:15 PM
    I recently took a tour of the Starline factory in Sedalia, Missouri. During the most personal tour of the shop floor, I saw how they produce all of their brass casings from receiving flat sheets of brass and the initial punching operations, to the...
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    10-03-2018, 11:28 AM
    I always decap my brass and then SS pin tumble before resizing. I cannot decap 416 Rigby cases in my Lee Universal Dcapping Die as they are to large to enter the die. Decapping with a hammer and punch is a PITA. Is there a decapping die made for...
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    09-30-2018, 03:08 PM
    The newer Lyman 4th edition has more newer powders and bullets from other manufacturers than the 3rd edition Lyman I have. I also have the RCBS manual also. But the Lyman 4th edition Cast Bullet Manual is almost aways laying out open in my...
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    09-30-2018, 02:56 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Game Changer in Hunting with CB's
    When you shoot one hog, you almost immediately get four more. If you shoot two hogs you get eight more. Here in Missouri they outlawed the practice of shooting one or two hogs because of the problem it creates with all of the "replacement" hogs...
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    09-28-2018, 10:38 PM
    Thanks for your report Gary. The screw you describe is the same one that came with one of my old presses. So I do have an original then. I haven't been able to attain one of the original primer feed systems, but I did purchase an RCBS unit that...
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    09-28-2018, 11:31 AM
    Well, I just don't think anything less than 44 Magnum will do in a handgun for us real He-Men. So, I think all of you feeble type people need to wake up. But, on second thought I think my wife (she is only 4'-9" tall and 98 pounds) would enjoy...
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    09-28-2018, 11:01 AM
    That appears to be a course-thread screw on your press? The threads on my presses are all 1/4" x 28 fine threads? I wonder if Pacific changed the screw/thread/style of these clamping screws as they moved on to more modern designed presses? It...
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    09-28-2018, 10:01 AM
    Fortunately I am not near as old as you are mdi. But I do remember going with my father to pick up our brand new 1956 Chevy station wagon that was red and white, with the stove bolt six that my father taught me how to work on engines when they had...
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    09-27-2018, 03:28 PM
    So, how old are you anyway? Because my first thought was an Allen head screw also, and found some with a small head with finger grooves around the head to aid in tightening before applying an Allen wrench for more torque. And since they were only...
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    09-26-2018, 06:49 PM
    I am not sure what years they are from. I have three of them now. One is an older black colored Pacific press where the actuating arm hangs down in front of the press when the ram is down, and then rotates up to raise the reloading ram. And I...
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    09-26-2018, 12:41 PM
    Thank you very much for your help Pressman. Now that I know what I am looking for, I discovered that on one of the antique presses that I have acquired over the years there is a 5/8" long, 1/4" x 28 round head machine screw with a slotted head that...
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    09-25-2018, 12:10 PM
    I have three antique Pacific and Bair "C" presses with the primer arms mounted in front of the ram on the bottom, and they all have a slot in the top front where the dies are mounted for a primer feed system. In the side of the slot is a hole for a...
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    09-24-2018, 02:35 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    This^ I have also been using the Hornady Unique case lube for more than 25 years and have tried all the "home made" stuff only to find out the Hornady stuff is far superior and lasts a long time and is easy to use and a simple wipe of the case with...
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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