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    Today, 06:58 PM
    Guess you know more about it than the factory techs I talked to.
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    Today, 05:00 PM
    Outpost75 Attachment 212278 -- Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator Most of Lymans alloy recommendation is Lyman #2 90-5-5 Brinell 15 new caster (all casters) need to slug all their...
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    Today, 04:43 PM
    After cleaning the die, LIGHTLY polish the inside with 1000, 1200 grit sandpaper wrapped around a dowel using the above Q-tip test and looking through the die to check progress. and polish where the boolit goes in with a Dremel, some fine...
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    Today, 04:32 PM
    I really like this light I never have to turn a light on when I go into the garage to do laundry or walk up to a work area and can adjust the brightness and many other details about the light Winplus 45” LED Utility Light with Motion Sensor Your...
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    Today, 03:29 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Ruger Old Army in Muzzleloading.
    Congrats on your "new" ROA. I love mine. My favorite load is 35 grains (by volume) of Goex 3F, with an ox-yoke 45 cal wad and a .457 round ball. Mine was NIB also, but I did buy new nipples from Track of the Wolf. They are #11 nipples, but Remington...
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    Today, 03:00 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Customer service in Reloading Equipment
    pavementends I'm glad they took care of you, Unfortunately, your experience with Lyman has been the exception and not the rule lately. In years long ago Lyman made great products and backed them with an excellent warranty and customer service. I...
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    Today, 02:32 PM
    Two Barrels Welcome to the addiction. As you probably already know, the google search box near the top right of the forum page and http://www.lasc.us/ are great resources. Minerat's comment in purple denotes sarcasm I have (and most of us) have...
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    Today, 02:19 PM
    You'll have to excuse the cell phone pictures, they suck but I can't save the pictures from my digital camera.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Antimony in Lead and Lead Alloys
    As with the others more information on what kind of alloy you want to end up with would be helpful? If you want to end up with Lyman #2 alloy or a BHN of 15 +/- You want to add 1 lb of antimony. That would be 3.4 - 3.5 lbs of your nuggets. You...
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    Today, 12:13 PM
    Phil Sharpe states in his Complete Guide To Handloading published in '37 in describing Hercules 2400 powder; "It was designed particularly for such cartridges as the .22 Hornet, 25-20, etc., and here it is at it's best."
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    Today, 03:16 AM
    try 10grms to 60 mil less than 1 mil solution to 1 # of boolits let the mix sit at least 30 min aggitate the solution with a couple boolits in the container immediately before applying to boolits use 10 ml syringe to extract 10 mills solution...
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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    $2.99 Goodwill apr 13 oz. ESTANO means TIN -- 97% tin Prepped for smelting and to keep from "walking off"
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    It does mean that literally DCP, but it's also a way of saying farewell or a goodbye.
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    Agreed, with all due respect...the Vaya con Dios part could be left out. That is pretty much saying good bye.
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    I have all three, aluminum, iron & brass. All work well for me, but for quality boolits the iron molds from RCBS are hard to beat. Yeah, only 2 cavity, but I'll take quality over quantity every time.
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Cosmic Charlie, it's a good thing that your mold is throwing a tad oversized rather than undersized! Sizing to .358 will be no problem, and when you size you are getting a more consistent boolit. A tip: When you are using a Lee 6 cavity mold it's...
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    RAISE.COM GIFT CARDS $10 OFF $100 purchase You can currently get a $100 CABELLAS gift card for $85.94 & a $25 gift card for $21.51 = $125 worth of gift cards for $107.45 - plus the $10 off $100 purchase menas you get CABELLAS $125 gift cards...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    I will take # 7, A RCBS Powder Checker for progressive press, New in box, $ 10.00 total $17 PM sent
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    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    Do it in your smelting pot, any residue will be flux
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    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    Not 125-130, but the lee 6 CAV C312-155-2R (drops around 150 @ 15 bhn) does some wonderful things over H110 in an AR 300 AAC pistol
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    Cosmic_Charlie, welcome to the wonderful world of cast boolits. You would need a custom mold created specifically for the allow you plan to use if you want the boolits to drop at a certain size Different alloys will drop at different sizes and...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    Midway USA
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    I cast outside at temps way below freezing with my Promelt with no issues. There is probably a temp limit, but you'll never see it living in Alabama. Antarctica maybe? I just layer up, and keep my molds heated on a hot plate.
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    Yesterday, 02:05 AM
    get a punch close to the profile you need. Clean the cavity with solvent and rough the cavity up with sandpaper. lube /oil the tip of the boolit, fill the cavity of the punch with hot melt glue and stick the tip of the boolit in the hot glue. When...
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    01-18-2018, 09:18 PM
    I hope you win!;-) Since I suggested it, if you win we split it, RIGHT!:bigsmyl2:
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 08:51 PM
    I have never ringed a chamber using dacron, and have used a bit of it, but use it as described above by Larry. I do remember reading at least one article in the 1980's about several 308 chambers being ringed in one season of cast bullet competition,...
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    01-18-2018, 07:19 PM
    Father recently died Last will was dated 13 September 1985 Made mother Executrix If unable (Mother is unable) Sister is to become Executrix Sister is a missionary in Malawi Africa, she’s in no position to and does not want to Be...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 07:10 PM
    Most "ringing" has occurred over the years with the use of solid type wads used to hold the powder back against the primer. That left lots of air space between the wad and the base of the bullet. This occurred long before the advent of using...
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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