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    05-19-2020, 06:43 PM
    I recently added a Pacific DL-360 12 gauge shotshell reloader to my collection of Pacific presses. For all of my other Pacific presses I have been able to get a copy of the original instruction booklets from the Hornady web site. But they don't...
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    05-03-2020, 01:04 PM
    I am not attempting to produce a "troll" like thread. Although now as I read back through it the line of questioning could very easily go in that direction. When I was working for that farmer, I didn't think much of his idea either in carrying a...
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    05-02-2020, 05:34 PM
    Wow! Things must be really different for us here in the MidWest. I worked on a combine crew for a farmer in SouthWest Iowa that cropped 16,000 acres of corn and soybeans. I ran a tractor (4-wheel-drive with duals on all four wheels) pulling a...
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    05-02-2020, 01:12 PM
    We been having a bunch of trouble with so many deers eating up all the crops (soy beans, corn and apples). So, over the last 10 years or so, when we see a bunch of them out in the fields, we hitch Nelly, our old mare, up to the Gatling Gun that I...
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    04-29-2020, 02:41 PM
    I selected the 30-40 Krag because it is one of my best shooters with cast projectiles and avoids the potential problem with selecting a 303 British or 7.62x54 built with a 0.308" bore and someday someone else getting a hold of the rifle and shooting...
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    04-29-2020, 10:59 AM
    I am sizing the RCBS boolets to 0.439" as originally suggested by RCBS when they made my mold. I am using an RCBS 0.439" sizer in an RCBS LAM-II. When all this developed maybe 25 or 30 years ago, I worked with one of their technicians to make this...
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    04-29-2020, 10:55 AM
    There is the possibility of after fire forming the converted 338 Win Mag case to the 43 Spanish chamber, I could use a 44 Mag die to size just the neck back down so that I could use the "standard" 44 Mag reamer that Forster sells as their 0.429"...
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    04-29-2020, 10:00 AM
    I am shooting them in a #1 (Black Powder Action) Remington Rolling Block that appears to have a really clean barrel and chamber without much wear. I am shooting an RCBS 370 43, a mold they custom made for me after I sent them slugs of my bore after...
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    04-29-2020, 09:52 AM
    And where might I purchase a 0.439" chucking reamer for $20? I looked at Granger, where I have purchased some of these sorts of tools and they are about $60+?
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    04-29-2020, 09:06 AM
    I have a #4 collet I bought many years ago but I don't think I have ever had it mounted in the case trimmer. The boolit diameter is sized to 0.439" to fit the barrel and chamber.
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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