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    05-29-2020, 10:20 AM
    I can not share the details because the details would not be appreciated. I was offered a deal on what appeared to be 30/06 national match cases that had never been loaded before from dealer that claimed he purchased the cases from iron and...
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    05-28-2020, 10:53 AM
    Again, I said the thicker case head was the safer case. I did not distinguish between one case head being soft and the other being work hardened. I will have to say you have limited skills, while the primer pocket is expanding there has to...
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    05-26-2020, 12:43 PM
    Who measures before and again after? I have chamber gages, case gages, and I have Wilson case gages. I have always been impressed with factory loaded cases. That includes the weight of the powder, bullet and case. I have been impressed with the...
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    05-26-2020, 12:28 PM
    I can not take credit for the No Name case lube. Many years ago I could not understand why there had to be a case lube made for case lubing so a gathered up all the lube I could find and or had available. Everything seemed to work until the going...
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 AM
    "with a light load there is not enough pressure etc." I have very few friends among reloaders because I believe had there been enough pressure to blow the case head back the case would stretch between the case head and case body. I form first...
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    05-25-2020, 03:54 PM
    I would agree if you understood why the Remington case with the thick case head is safer than then the thousands of cases I have that are .200" thick. F. Guffey
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    05-24-2020, 10:00 AM
    I suggest a reloader measure before and again after and again after sizing. The 30/06, 270 and the 25/06 case body/including the shoulder are all the same. If you necked the 30/06 down count on the neck getting longer. Problems are created when...
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    05-24-2020, 09:43 AM
    I should be embarrassed, I am the one that said it is impossible to move a shoulder back with a die that has full case body support. I am also the one that fired 8mm57 rounds in my 8mm06 chamber without case head separation. the shoulder of the...
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    05-23-2020, 11:15 AM
    We have expert chamber casters on all forums that means I know better than to get involved. So? Invite me to your next chamber casting job. It is one of those things that can not be done on the Internet. F. Guffey
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    05-23-2020, 07:36 AM
    Reloaders; I have been told the military case is heavier because it is thicker. A lot of reloaders talked about it but I had trouble finding a reloader that weighed and or measuring. I told them if there was any truth it could only be a...
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    05-22-2020, 10:30 AM
    Reloaders are going to have to decide what happens to the neck when necked down; When I neck a 30/06 case up to 6.5 the neck gets longer. When I neck the 30/06 case up to .338" the neck gets shorter. And then there are those that go deep into the...
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    05-13-2020, 09:45 AM
    I believe it is safe to say I have 8,000 FC, Federal and Federal +P cases, that does not include my TW cases. I did give up on close to 300 cases that went to the iron and metal yard because the cases were believed to be suspect. My problem? I...
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    05-11-2020, 03:50 PM
    In an article no one read that was written by a reloader, shooter, author of gun reloated articles purchased 500 cases from one manufacturer and claimed the cases came from one lot. He sorted, separated, test fired and sorted again and again...
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    05-10-2020, 09:32 AM
    Bullet friendly, case friendly? Again I make datums, a datum that is case friendly makes the tool a comparator; like Hornady/Sinclair. F. Guffey And then there is neck tension, I started out before tensioners got started; when I started there...
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    05-09-2020, 03:07 PM
    And then they love the 'yes man', I have driven all of them to the curb with my picture of my gages, the picture weighs 600 pounds and then I locked them up when I told them the picture die not include my micrometers. F. Guffey
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    05-09-2020, 02:25 PM
    Herter also had universal seating dies, they had one die body with different seater plugs. I have a set of Weatherby dies that are identical to Herter dies. F. Guffey And then there was my favorite; Lee had a set called Target Model. They had...
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    05-08-2020, 11:33 PM
    Herter sold economy dies, one was the neck sizing die. Many reloaders purchased economy dies and failed to read the description. The shoulder and case body was not finished. I have neck sizing dies, I do not use them but I have them JIC. F....
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    05-08-2020, 01:44 PM
    Scott, forgive, I sent a stack of instructions on RCBS and Herter dies and presses to a world famous reloader thinking if he went back that far the origins of terms and procedure could get sorted out, it did not happen so I put my old literature...
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    05-07-2020, 10:50 AM
    I was going over some material by Easton-Ackley from the 1960s, they said the same thing; that was before the Internet. They mentioned the difference in capacity between minimum length/full length sized cases and fired formed cases. F. Guffey
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    05-06-2020, 11:36 AM
    I do not know. I built a rifle, formed the cases and loaded the cases with a load that seemd to be wild; a very kind smith in Arizona accused me of getting off into something what was on the scary side. After forming the cases I called Hodgdon...
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    05-05-2020, 08:54 AM
    I am the fan of forming first and then firing. And then there is the load them up and fire; I want to know what is going to happen to the case when fired. Most reloaders never mention the make and model of the rifle when fire forming. F. Giffeu
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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
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