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  • DonMountain's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 09:44 PM
    So, Veral Smith has a new version of his book, "Jacketed Performance With Cast Bullets"? Reading all of this made me get my Copyright 1984, Third edition, printed July 1990 out for a reread since it has been awhile. So, has Veral added enough good...
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    08-14-2018, 10:28 PM
    So, how do you lubricate them? I checked several of the bullets as-cast and they do come out of the mold at 0.357" plus or minus a little. But I have always put all of my as-cast bullets through my RCBS LAM-II to make them perfectly round and...
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    08-14-2018, 08:35 PM
    I just purchased a LEE 356-125-2R mold and cast a bunch of them up. My purpose is to use them in various 9mm Luger handguns, most of which date all the way back before WW-II and on up to the Viet Nam war. I know that I am supposed to slug all of...
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    08-11-2018, 12:40 PM
    Of course different rifles and calibers and loads and bullets for different types of hunting. All of my coyote hunting is kind of a chance happening here on the farm and my object is just getting rid of the pests so that they don't kill any more ...
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    08-08-2018, 03:49 PM
    I am with Tripplebeards on this one. I live on a farm where coyotes are a real problem. And I generally use my AR-15 Delta Match H-Bar in 5.56 NATO for shooting these kinds of pests, along with groundhogs. But cast projectiles just don't do the...
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    08-08-2018, 02:33 PM
    So, where do you purchase these "Clips" to hold your 45 ACP rounds? I have a pre-WW-II Smith and Wesson military in 45 ACP that is tough to get the casings out of after firing them.
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    08-06-2018, 09:46 PM
    Are you kidding me Bill? You don't need an "up to date reloading manual" to find loads for a 45-70. I bet you could find loads for a 45-70 in a 100 year old loading manual. Although I am not sure you could find any of those old powders except for...
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    08-02-2018, 05:41 PM
    This is an old mold that I bought new probably 20 years ago or more. I have so many other molds that I don't use this one very often, keeping it stored in my reloading room that is air conditioned and heated, so it is humidity controlled. I don't...
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    08-02-2018, 11:07 AM
    Last night I was casting up some 300 grain bullets from an RCBS iron mold to use in my 45-70 for deer hunting this year. But I had a lot of trouble getting the castings to release from the mold and had to end up using a sharp tipped small...
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    07-31-2018, 01:44 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread Lee .380 bullets in Cast Boolits
    I had a lot of trouble also trying to get the Lee 356-102-1R running in my antique 380 pistol and finally ended up with COL of 0.950" to clear the rifling so it would chamber, and a sized diameter of 0.354" so the brass would fit in the chamber with...
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    07-29-2018, 08:05 PM
    I know where their shotshell plant is just South of Springfield, Missouri. Maybe they make all their brass there too?
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    07-28-2018, 03:21 PM
    Well, thanks for your offer sigep1764. I will work on this project then and see what happens. First I have to print some targets. Then carefully load some selected ammo in a rifle I know will kill a bear at 400 yards (32-40 according to an old...
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    07-28-2018, 02:42 PM
    I would be interested in a write-up and more pictures. I am particularly interested in 1960's style shotshell reloading presses, how they worked, and what kind of quality they were and how well they reload modern shell casings. My small collection...
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    07-28-2018, 12:05 AM
    If I were to attempt this game, how would I go about getting these pictures up on here like you-guys all do? My phone is one of those types that hang on the wall in the kitchen with a wire attached to the headset. I think that maybe one of the...
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    07-27-2018, 10:43 PM
    Its even worse than that. I have two of those old Pacific oil dampened scales now. So a gallon will only last me half as long. And what does the 1066 as your screen name stand for? Anything to do with antique Farmall or International tractors? ...
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    07-27-2018, 02:16 PM
    Well now that you mentioned it, my grandfather also had a 1952 Chevy that I learned to drive on the roads in. Of course I had already been driving the tractors around our farm for years already. But his car had a three-speed on the column. Later...
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    07-26-2018, 02:50 PM
    I think operating a reloading press with hydraulic power provided by some sort of valving mechanism will remove all "feel" from the operation, leading to disastrous results with the cases being resized, loaded, etc. If you design for a 500 pound...
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    07-25-2018, 01:08 PM
    Thanks everybody for your quick responses. And I think we have a "craft store" in town and I will have to take a look next time I have to go to town. I was hoping to just heat an individual stick of lube up in the microwave to melt it and add the...
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    07-25-2018, 01:01 PM
    Something doesn't seem right here. I don't remember any cars having automatic transmissions back in the "early 60's"! Our 64 Chevy wagon had a 3-speed on the column, and our 59 Chevy pickup truck had a 4-on-the-floor. I heard of people in the...
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    07-24-2018, 09:32 PM
    I was afraid of this also, but I figured out that I can just take the pan and hanger off the level arm and place it on the middle of the press, and lift the level arm off the bearings and set it to one side so the dampening paddle sits on the bottom...
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    07-24-2018, 09:27 PM
    A few years ago I bought a bunch of White Label white colored lube to use in my RCBS LAM II for both rifle and pistol rounds. It has worked out really well for me, except for one thing. The white color of the lube makes it hard to see if I am...
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    07-24-2018, 11:24 AM
    I was afraid of using brake fluid due to its affinity for water. It has to be used in a closed container so it doesn't absorb water. So I think that would be a bad choice.
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    07-24-2018, 11:19 AM
    This is where I was at too. I used my old Pacific scale for awhile without any oil in it. And always sat down to reload with a cup of coffee or iced tea to drink while I was waiting for the scale to stop moving, or to at least watch it move up and...
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    07-23-2018, 10:16 PM
    I thank everybody for their suggestions for types of oils to put in an old Pacific oil dampened press that I have. I finally picked up a bottle of sewing machine oil that looked to be about a 10 weight oil and was nice and clear, so I bought it and...
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    07-21-2018, 11:58 AM
    Well Nuts. My wife just cleaned all of my old motorcycle parts and several bottles of fork tube oil out of her new "Chicken Palace" storage room at the end of her chicken coop. Since it had been 20 years since I had a motorcycle I told her to...
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    07-20-2018, 10:03 PM
    The only hydraulic oil I happen to have in stock is from Orscheln and is marked as "Premium 303", "Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid". I have been using it in my older Farmall tractors' hydraulic systems and for a gas engine powered 25 ton log...
    43 replies | 981 view(s)
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    07-20-2018, 09:14 PM
    I have a couple of Pre-Magnetic Dampened powder scales that require the use of 10 Weight Motor Oil according to the instructions. I went to the place I usually buy all my Engine oils for the cars, truck, tractors and lawn mowers, and haven't come...
    43 replies | 981 view(s)
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NRA Life Member
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Antique Military Rifles

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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