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    02-18-2019, 12:40 PM
    Well, as I said Jim I'm mulling on it at the moment...leaning heavy to the idea of drilling the block and installing a 6/32 set screw. Laziness is the only thing besides a dang cold shop that prevents me doing it yet. I've been loyal to Lyman...
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    02-18-2019, 10:50 AM
    Yes it did, still does because I haven't decided how to start grinding at it and whether or not I want the plate to fit under the screw head when the screw is bottomed out ... or ... whether I'll just red-locktight that screw where the plate will...
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    02-17-2019, 10:02 PM
    Just keep the hole and priming punch clean...lube it with dry graphite and if at some point it flips a primer from the punch collar the punch and hole need cleaning and relubing. Watch that the punch is screwed together tight...the punch itself...
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    02-17-2019, 08:05 PM
    Well...fully aware of this sprue problem, I went ahead and ordered a 4 cav. 452374... it too had the sprue plate problem... I used a tapered diamond die grinder bit to relieve that straight portion of the bottom of the hole...I didn't go...
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    02-17-2019, 09:53 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread ID another track in snow in Our Town
    Don't tracks in snow grow larger as they age and loose definition?
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    02-16-2019, 09:37 PM
    You know, I haven't worked with the rifle HP's but if I did, I think I'd go tin rich in hope that the tin would help them to hang onto their weight because of the greater malleability the tin adds. I've noticed that with the tin rich lead only,...
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    02-16-2019, 08:27 PM
    Tripplebeards... Try plugging those HP's with silicone, that'll stop the hair-n-hide from plugging that hole and affecting expansion. With this .38S. I tried to get them to open like a turbo prop. Imagine the internal damage they could cause....
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    02-16-2019, 05:34 PM comes the arguments about expansion & then comes the FBI's standards and their test media...bla, bla, bla...but, I can tell you this, I learned a lot about blending casting metal and projectile speed while playing with expansion...let...
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    02-16-2019, 05:09 PM
    That's a dang good idea. I bet it would really narrow the tenth's spread on the large 'corn-flake' powders. I'm gonna have'ta mull on this idea...thanks.
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    02-15-2019, 01:21 PM
    That's pretty much how I feel about PMC, I lost count somewhere around 18 times reloaded (got my sub batches mixed together by accident when cleaning them) but I've been running exclusively about 600 cases from prolly 5 years loads are not...
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    02-15-2019, 08:14 AM
    Very handy indeed with small charges...RCBS Little Dandy...sometimes the answer is very simple. I like the adjustments on the Lyman 55 and it'll handle certain powders better than the Dandy ...I use both of them.
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    02-15-2019, 06:49 AM
    Legendary Lawman . . . .30-30W
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    02-14-2019, 07:05 PM
    When your working it a layer at a time... *grab all the little square SOWW's and start chunking them to another bucket. That'll get your soft stuff in one place. *then as you go you will learn to identify the Zinkers by their paint job or the...
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    02-14-2019, 06:51 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Ingot mold size in Casting Equipment
    The bottom line on an ingot moulds is... > are they stackable in an efficient manner? Turn them all the same direction and stack them in 1/2 the they drain the ingot pot quick? > do they fill the pot on the first load?
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    02-14-2019, 06:37 PM
    RCBS Bench Mount and never look back until someone asks about the best priming system again...then you tell them, RCBS bench mounted.
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    02-14-2019, 05:58 PM
    OMG...that is a picture of pure beauty...a 'Labor of Love' awaits you...may you smelt and cast forever off that lil drum! Well done Pard! "I'll bet your still grinning! hehehehe"
    32 replies | 895 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
GC Gas Check