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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    I had a 200 RNFP Lee mold .452 persuasion and it made little bitty groups like that and like a dummy I have always been, guy at the range offered me a $10.00 profit and I took him up on the deal. I wish I wasn't so darned greedy. james
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Thanks guys, I think I have found what I need. SWANEEDB pm sent. RedlegEd, Thanks for your suggestion. I was hesitant to call them as I just last week had to call on them when I broke a shell holder forming .43 Spanish brass. I am sure they...
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    I'm getting old; yes for a .38/.357 magnum. Thanks for pointing that lack of info out for me. Might be the reason I haven't heard from anyone. james
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    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Surely someone has a spare stem or die they don't need. Lets deal. james
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    04-24-2019, 07:26 PM
    Insulators are going for a lot more than that on evilbay now. Some over a hundred dollars, go figure. We use to shoot them as targets when the phone company replaced them, the workers usually just threw them on the ground for us young boys to pick...
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    04-24-2019, 07:23 PM
    As the title says, I need an RCBS or C&H WC seater stem. Would buy complete seat die with WC stem if the price was OK. I have a SWC stem (I think C&H but could be RCBS) if someone wants to trade stems. Could use a couple of shell holders for the...
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    04-24-2019, 11:44 AM
    I have never seen a "close out" display in our local Lowe's. Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough. I think I will take a trip over to Lowe's today or tomorrow.
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    04-24-2019, 11:34 AM
    My experience with Lee has been a little different. I have broken 3 de-capping pins using the Lee de-capping cup and de-capping tool. All while de-capping military .223 and .30-06 brass. Each time I called Lee to get replacement pins, I explained...
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    04-23-2019, 04:13 PM
    You are not alone in throwing away "collector" pieces from days gone by. At the time it was empty and of no further use, or at least that is what those of us thought. Oh well! live and learn. One mans junk is another mans treasure.
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    04-22-2019, 12:41 PM
    I have repaired a couple of these in the past. The case hardening on them is fairly thin and once worn thru will wear fast to the point the part may be too worn to reharden and work correctly. I bought new or used parts from Numrich and replaced...
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    04-18-2019, 10:22 PM
    Send me a pm with your address in it and I will return reply you my address. Thanks, james
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    04-18-2019, 07:54 PM
    I ask myself why but I keep doing it. Something about reclaiming old stuff and its just not brass. I save and use old wood, glass bottles, and other things that others would call junk. I am just a pack rat and it doesn't have to be shiney...
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    04-18-2019, 07:40 PM
    I have a Model 67A Winchester also and it is my go to .22lr. I paid a whole $8.00 for it in like new condition way back in the day. Best $8.00 I have spent. It will go to the grandkids soon. james
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    04-18-2019, 12:30 PM
    ITEM #1:----SOLD PENDING FUNDS----I have a like new Lyman Media Separator that I do not need. I already had a smaller separator when I ordered this one to try out. I found out it is larger than I need and is taking up more space than I can afford...
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    04-18-2019, 10:43 AM
    One of the things that effect accuracy is the pull that the neck exerts on the bullet. Thicker necks will hold the bullet tighter(longer) and thin necks the reverse. That brings into play powder burn rate. Also whether the cartridge is crimped ...
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    04-17-2019, 09:17 AM
    I never set down and developed a plan and carry it out about the comparing the regular Lee Loader and the Zero Error Loader but I have and do own both. I have owned Lee, Bonanza, C&H, Redding, RCBS, Lyman, Forster, Pacific & Herter's regular...
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    04-15-2019, 12:27 AM
    I would like to see the M1 Carbines come back into the country but I wish we had some other venue than CMP. They tend to overprice everything that they get their hands on. If your going to have to pay $1200.00 or more for one in good to very good...
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    04-15-2019, 12:13 AM
    I use Federal primers on all my handguns, revolver or automatic. They have a reputation of going bang every time as long as the gun is set up right. The only time I have had problems with light strikes was when I first started competition many...
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    04-14-2019, 04:45 PM
    Converted some 30-06 brass to 8x57, just to have something interesting to do. james
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    04-11-2019, 08:15 PM
    Springfield, you can drill a new round hole that will cover the old hole and glue/glass a wooden dowel in it. Then you can drill the new screw holes where ever they are needed. It's not a lot of work and I have done it before and it works. james
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    04-11-2019, 02:00 PM
    As far as clean burning is concerned, I tried some Winchester SL but instead of shotgun, I used it in some .45AR loads and it burned very clean for me and gave excellent accuracy for me. It is a quick burner along the lines of Bullseye which is a...
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    04-11-2019, 01:53 PM
    I never loaded slugs on the LoadAll, so I can't speak to that. I have a 16 gauge at the moment and I at one time owned a 20 gauge one. They will load quite good shells( not quite as good as MEC). Stay away from new hulls and you should do just...
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    04-09-2019, 06:08 PM
    Bertram is still making the .43 Spanish cases the last time I checked. I just loaded 64 cases today. I bought mine from RCBS (Huntington Specialties) several years ago. I think they run around $3.00 or more apiece these days.
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    04-09-2019, 06:03 PM
    Loaded 64 rounds of .43 Spanish using Trail Boss powder. Can't wait to try this load. james
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    04-08-2019, 09:46 PM
    Larry, That makes sense as I found the note I had written on a target. It was 48.1 grains of the Turk powder(which I had average from the pulled down rounds). That is right in the range of one of my 8mm loads using IMR 4895 for 150 grain JSP...
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    04-08-2019, 12:10 AM
    Larry, the 55 Turk ammo that I mentioned had a different powder than I had seen before and I just wondered if it was some form of Cordite. Do you have any information about what might have been loaded in that brass? If I remember right, it was a...
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    04-06-2019, 02:19 PM
    I bought some 300 rounds of 55 Turk 8mm ammo several years ago. It had corrosive priming and was berdan to boot. Brass was almost new looking. I pulled the bullets(inertia puller) and weighed the powder in each cartridge and then averaged the...
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    04-04-2019, 03:30 PM
    Good work. OOOO wool is your friend. I learned the same lesson that you mentioned about not using it between coats--the hard way. Seems like things I learn the hard way stay the longest. james
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    04-04-2019, 03:26 PM
    Like everything else, some will find it very useful and other will look at it as a rube-Goldberg contraption with little need. But as long as both parties are satisfied and casting to their own wishes and needs--more power to them. james
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