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    Today, 10:21 PM
    Take picture and put them in swapping and selling if they are 50/50 thats a lot of tin for alloying , waste for sinkers , great for making bullets
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    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Well I am curious to is it all years and a known issue ? Have you fired any ? I myself have no dog in the fight and have not tried google for more information . Well I googled and KA is corrosive primed PS is non corrosive several links and...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 AM
    I was casting other day using ingots from old coffee cans no problems next day not much different but a ingot I slid in to melt bubbled and splattered a little , just enough of a temp difference to make a difference , worked in a aluminum smelter...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 AM
    I to got burned a long time ago by midway , out of something I ordered cashed my check and then charged me a fee for not having enough on order as it was out of stock at their end , left a bad taste here to . Now with internet it shows and ships ...
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    09-22-2020, 02:02 AM
    Load it like you would load for a 45acp semi auto and you will have no issues , I own 2 in 45acp , only issue I had was both had nasty looking bores from there bluing tanks , took some polishing to smooth that out , I load swc , lee 230 round...
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    09-21-2020, 09:38 PM
    The tap and shake is opening them not dropping bullets , my back alignment pin sticks just a little and I am using 2 cycle in the hole for pin , like I said I wish they had a little more taper on end of alignment pins , but a tap with a dowel...
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    09-21-2020, 09:35 PM
    You know even swirling broke some of my containers till I bought some from the dollar store made in USA and screw on lids months now I have been swirling and shaking and no cracks funny rubbermaid and other tubs split quick .
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    09-21-2020, 09:32 PM
    Bought a few of those police trade ins in 40 and a pair in 45 first gen. and recoil gun works had the police trade in magazines cheap to boot stocked up while price was good , pair of the pistols were gifts along with some magazines , kept a few...
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    09-21-2020, 02:48 PM
    I like it and the commentary about large enough and dim enough .
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    09-21-2020, 12:23 PM
    I use a number 5 container , airsoft bbs and use Smokes powder he sells on here , I shake and swirl in tubs I use and agitate it for between 20 seconds or more , check if it looks good dump sift and bake , I use the round and round but also up and...
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    09-21-2020, 11:59 AM
    I have to do a little tap and shake with my latest Arsenal molds , looks like less taper on female side of alignment and pins have little to no taper , the MP molds have the best alignment pins looks like a bullet and if you find a HM2 heavy metal...
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    09-21-2020, 11:36 AM
    Safety lever looks like a later rem. 700 mine are all lower profile then one shown on rifle in photo , am I seeing it right or was that safety on the 722 series ? Just curious , those are fine rifles , and a fine caliber . Congratulations
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    09-21-2020, 11:31 AM
    I would say the 1860 is one of the most popular , have owned the 58 rem. and the 51 navy , if buying a 51 navy it should be in .36 caliber , have one and it is a joy , but like the 60 army better , the rem. 58 is a stronger design , though I have...
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    09-20-2020, 09:14 PM
    I have used the Lee 230 grain tumble lubed bullet with lube and powder coated no problems in any of my 45acp , check your seating in your chamber with the simple plunk test method , xdm needed a touch deeper not much but a little . Lots of good...
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    09-20-2020, 09:05 PM
    FLINTNFIRE replied to a thread Lead Free Primers in Cast Boolits
    I thought it was lead and other normal stuff caused cancer and reproductive harm in californians , my thought was of course it is not normal to have sexual relations with the same sex , Sorry could not resist , I have fiocchi primers that are not...
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    09-20-2020, 08:50 PM
    I cast in all temps winter or summer with brass molds aluminum molds , get your mold up to temp , I first wash with soap and hot water then heat cycle it a few times , then start casting with mold up to temp and throw first casts out where I can...
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    09-19-2020, 08:52 PM
    Well show where you live and maybe someone could help you along on your learning casting , I myself would rather show and mentor someone to keep this hobby alive and active , so many people miss out on the enjoyment of making your own , and with...
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    09-19-2020, 08:48 PM
    I edited my earlier post as I left out a word and that was most pins on mine do not interchange , as I have molds from 9mm 38 44 and 45 , and I tried to swap a pin on a mold when once no go from a different mold in 45 , but that does not mean other...
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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