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    07-17-2017, 06:39 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread Another video in Muzzleloading.
    I love promoting air pollution. What do you use for a YouTube screen name?
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    07-17-2017, 06:16 AM
    If there is a chance of moisture, I agree, a lid of some sort should be used. I put an old cookie sheet with a muffin ingot for weight on top. This leaves gaps so the moisture will steam off.
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    07-16-2017, 08:51 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread Annealing shells in Swaging
    I believe the OP was referring to annealing for swaging. In this case you anneal the entire case so it can be manipulated in the forming dies.
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    07-16-2017, 08:01 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread Annealing shells in Swaging
    I use the propane torch method. I line a bunch of cases on a steal decoy mold and the heat each one till it glows. Anything that you can line them up on and keep them off the bench will work. Or you can do them one at a time using pliers. Dump in...
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    07-15-2017, 08:08 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread 22 Short Source ? in Swaging
    To make a nice soft point. Like this:
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    07-15-2017, 08:04 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread 22 Short Source ? in Swaging
    If you are looking to trim the 40's to make a nice soft point, for 44 or 45, I just place the edge of the cutter body against the wall of the three jaw chuck(you can see this in the picture). This gives me a consistent and even cut. I have one of...
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    07-14-2017, 06:08 AM
    Not putting WET lead in a pot that already has melted lead. Did this more then 40 years ago and learned my lesson. I casted for more then 30 years without a PID and without a thermometer with Lee molds and a 10 pound Lee bottom pour and did just...
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    07-13-2017, 08:21 AM
    Here is a video on how to use gas checks to fully encapsulate your round. This doesn't show all the steps but gives you an idea of how it is done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLtFCRtwRN4
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    07-13-2017, 07:20 AM
    Not to be a smart@$$, but let me get this straight, you are considering a shipping container with no windows or ventilation in the middle of the South West. Are you planning on baking bread in it?:shock: I have never been it that area, but I would...
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    07-13-2017, 06:58 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread 22 Short Source ? in Swaging
    As far as the pewter cup goes, you will be sorely disappointed since it is a cheap aluminum cup I won in Ocean City, MD in 1971 at a skee ball pallor. The 3 jaw chuck is used with Lee case trimmers. I hold the drill in one hand and the tube...
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    07-12-2017, 05:40 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread Big bullets in Vintage Ammo
    Don't think I can reload those on my Rockchucker! :veryconfu
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    07-12-2017, 05:36 AM
    Try walking the train tracks and see if there are any of the plates that go between the rail and the cross tie. These are heavy and take a lot to move them so might do well on the rifle range. Might try spikes for the .22's. I'm with you on the...
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    07-11-2017, 07:23 AM
    I have seen (but never tried) where a gas check is placed in the opening before point forming. Makes a completely encase bullet. Looked for the video but couldn't find it.
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    07-10-2017, 07:04 AM
    I too have used plain Crisco. I find it a bit messy, especially in the summer, so I have started adding a little wax just to stiffen it up a bit. On the other side of the fence, I have shot with a guy who spit lubes and can hit a golf ball...
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    07-10-2017, 06:41 AM
    I hear you on the humidity. Where I am it gets in the high 90's with 50 to 80 % humidity in July and August. Those days it is just better to stay in the AC. Right now we are experiencing low humidity during the day but temps in the 90's.
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    07-09-2017, 07:43 AM
    Plus one on the 20 pound pot. Easier to add lead as you go. I think I would start with a 2 cavity mold. It is easier to get good bullets fast when first starting your run. Also, if the mold doesn't work for you, you are not out as much. The...
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    07-09-2017, 07:33 AM
    Shooting anything in 100 degree heat is miserable.
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    07-06-2017, 07:19 AM
    I find I have a lot of problems with Pyrodex in my flinters, Found it is just easier to use real black. Luckily I have a local supplier.
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    07-06-2017, 07:12 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread 22 Short Source ? in Swaging
    I use this method to cut down .40's. Don't know if it will work for .22's. Lee 3 jaw universal chuck and a tube cutter. I believe you would either have to find a very small tube cutter or maybe try something with a hacksaw blade or a dremil.
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    07-03-2017, 07:13 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread Dealing with RCE in Swaging
    The one time I contacted Richard he sounded very bitter when I asked if Dave's dies would work in his press. It was as if he had never heard of his own brother. Every time I have called Dave Corbins operation, I speak with Dave. He is very...
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    07-02-2017, 08:03 AM
    I'm sorry. I just don't feel like sharing my photos with the entire world. I have seen many occasions on this sight where someone has uploaded something using Photobucket and an entire file of unrelated pictures are accessible. I also don't...
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    07-02-2017, 07:02 AM
    I store all my pics on an external hard drive. Then again that is the advantage of using a real computer and not a smart phone.
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    06-29-2017, 06:30 AM
    Sasquatch-1 replied to a thread Swagers Nightmare in Swaging
    I received the new die a while back. It was ONLY a $120.00 mistake. Where as my Father In Law had all the faith in the world in JB Weld, I don't think it would hold up to the outward pressure created.
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    06-28-2017, 04:36 AM
    That sounds a lot like the public range near where I live before it was closed. Actually heard a case where a guy started walking down range while others were still firing.
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    06-27-2017, 07:17 AM
    I have shot true 9mm (.356) out of my Ruger .357 convertible. Over half will keyhole the target at 15 yards. I have tried this on several different occasion. This is using the 9mm cylinder in a gun meant for .357. Now, I have used 125 grn. 9mm...
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    06-27-2017, 06:40 AM
    I saw what could be a potential hazard with the one the guy makes. That metal valve could come flying back at you with the speed to do harm. The all plastic caps would lose a lot of their energy due to their being a lot lighter.
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    06-26-2017, 06:37 AM
    Windex Please.:bigsmyl2:
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    06-23-2017, 06:08 AM
    Try offering it for trade to someone who cast for muzzle loaders or someone who swages. For me, the dead soft is a lot harder to find. I use range scrap, that is a bit on the hard side, for most of my casting. I only have about 60 or 70 pounds of...
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    06-23-2017, 06:02 AM
    The old cast iron drain pipes use to be sealed with a fiber packing and lead poured on top of that. If it is 3 to 6 inches around and about 3/4 inch thick, that is what it should be. I believe most of this was dead soft.
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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
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