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  • Bama's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 PM
    I went through the same issues. I first went with the lee. After making a stop to limit arm movement it stopped bending the safety. Schield. I used it for two years with good results although I did start using a glove when doing large quantities...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Doing a partial cure where the powder flows then an under cure of 200 degrees is not following any powder manufactures specifications. A shiny coating is absolutely no indication of a properly coated & cured polymer. It is no skin off my nose...
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  • Bama's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    When I got my first lathe, I had a relatives 38/40 but could not find bullets for it. I was relatively new to hand loading and dummer and poorer than a rock. Decided to make my own mold. Well it took a while but it was one of the most positive...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    Sorry for the loss of your good friend.
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    Here is my bear story,....When gutting a bear and field dressing....they have a smell I just can't describe!!!:groner:
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    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread 6:00 a.m. tomorrow in Our Chapel
    Hurry back Dennis, we have your chair waiting! Prayers for grace and healing!
    45 replies | 770 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 08:57 AM
    I realize a lot of people swear by Lee Molds so I won't get into bashing, but I will say I personally have tried them, I don't like them and don't use them because Lee quality control is just not acceptable for me. There are other Lee tools I think...
    8 replies | 165 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 08:41 PM
    Some seem unable to comprehend that friction is a big factor in velocity. The fact is the polymer jacket produces less friction than a metal jacket, plated or lubricated alloy, so there is a gain in velocity. I would also mention with less friction...
    8 replies | 211 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 08:33 PM
    Al, I have heard so many touting oversized bullets being more accurate, but I have yet to see any real test data to prove this theory, just opinions. As far as my testing, and I admit limited testing, but oversized bullets shot large groups. ...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 07:53 PM
    If you a handgun capable of accuracy you should have no problem getting PC 9mm loads to 1-1/2" and under at 25 yards. If a PB gas check is installed perfectly with a flat base you might see a slight improvement, but I seriously doubt it, and...
    9 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 07:44 PM
    When it comes to gas checks I don't know anyone more knowledgeable on the subject than Charlie Darnall the designer and maker of the FreeChex gas check making tools. Charlie will tell you a gas check is not needed on a properly coated and cured PC...
    9 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Hickok's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 11:06 AM
    Truly a handyman's secret weapon, along with vice-grips, duct-tape, and JB Weld. BUT, in the hands of Bubba.....a weapon of mass destruction!!!:bigsmyl2:
    27 replies | 886 view(s)
  • Hickok's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 08:16 AM
    Ordered the Lee sizing die in .221". Now the wait begins until it arrives. Looking at sizing down the Speer Gold-Dot bonded 60gr .224" bullets and swapping them out with Tula 5.45 x 39 60 gr FMJ. The factory Tula bullets sure pull hard. I tried...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    05-11-2019, 07:43 AM
    Ru Shooter thanks for the good answer....why didn't I think of that???[smilie=b:
    4 replies | 177 view(s)
  • Hickok's Avatar
    05-10-2019, 03:55 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread 7.62X40 Load Data in Military Rifles
    Sundog, I can give you one tip when forming brass.....anneal the case neck and shoulder. Really helps case life and rejection rate. I really like my 7.62x40. It is like having an AR compatible 7.62x39.
    35 replies | 9064 view(s)
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    05-10-2019, 01:28 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread 7.62X40 Load Data in Military Rifles
    Finally found 3 pounds of AA1680 and grabbed all 3 cans. (Cabella's in Charleston WV, thanks Steelshooter) Works perfectly in my rifle. Went back to standard weight buffer and the rifle cycles beautifully. Mine is the carbine-length gas system. ...
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    05-10-2019, 01:22 PM
    There is only one unforgivable sin, denying the gift of eternal life through faith and belief in Christ Jesus. He died for our sins on the cross, he paid the entire price of sin, and cried out "It is finished." If we turn away, or deny what He...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    05-10-2019, 12:52 PM
    I have an Arsenal AK74 in 5.45 x 39. Great rifle and accurate. Just like to substitute some good soft-point/expanding bullets by pulling bullets from Tula or Wolf factory rounds. ( I know Hornady makes V-Max rounds but I want a better bullet). ...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-10-2019, 11:25 AM
    Everyone who is concerned about their health or the health of those around them should be concerned about lead dust, because personally, I don't think dying is the worst thing that can happen to me. I keep hearing it ain't rocket science,...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 11:56 AM
    Actually, I think you are lucky. For powder coating I would really like to have my molds drop undersize to allow for my coating. There is no advantage of having to move a mass of metal. I have heard by many that they get better accuracy by...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 11:38 AM
    If you plan on using a tumbler dedicated for powder coating I would suggest making some modifications to get the best results. All the tumblers I have tried are too aggressive, so I modified a small tumbler, by removing the bowl, and replacing...
    10 replies | 399 view(s)
  • Bama's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 09:31 PM
    Called bits and bolts container. A plastic container that holds 6 to 8 lbs of 45 or 38 bullets. And they stack, a great handy space saver
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 06:50 PM
    I tried using straight tumblers back in 2012 for PC (I owned 3 tumbler) and found even my small Lyman to be too aggressive and that is the reason I constructed my own tumbler, which has a lid. I agree with Smoke the darkening you see are fine...
    21 replies | 887 view(s)
  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 06:16 PM
    I won't say Smoke's powder is better, what I will say is he is selling a quality powder that has been tried by many on this site, including myself, and found to do an excellent job using the tumble coating method, which most here use. If you are...
    10 replies | 399 view(s)
  • Hickok's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 04:47 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread 6:00 a.m. tomorrow in Our Chapel
    God's care and protection as you undergo surgery. Praying for you friend!
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 11:17 AM
    Sorry, I did not make my post clear, as I started by attempting to answer the UV question then jumped to an alternate method IR curing PC, which came out confusing. They are two different curing processes. Curing PC using Ultraviolet light can...
    11 replies | 490 view(s)
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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
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