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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    As I understand the history of the Auto-Rim, yes. The only difference is the rim and was done to eliminate the need for the full or half moon clips. Having said that, I encourage you to wait for confirmation from those more knowledgeable than me.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    There is a couple gentlemen, I believe in Georgia, who started a business to help GGCA members with importing firearms from Germany. I don't know how far they've spread their wings to other countries, nor do I know the name off the top of my head. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:19 AM
    While forming cases for one of my Schuetzen rifles I learned what good wasp loads corn cob tumbling media made. I was using 15 grs. of Unique, the tumbling media all tamped down under 1/4 sheet of TP. The TP might be the difficult to acquire...
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    03-26-2020, 11:15 AM
    Longknife, that's precisely what I was thinking. I didn't think all chrome was shiny, is it? don, the few occasions I hunted turkeys I used a 16 with 2 1/2 chambers, brass cases and black powder. The dead turkey's never said they could tell the...
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    03-26-2020, 10:59 AM
    I don't know that I'd change anything. My first good furnace was/is a Lyman Mag-20 from....1980(?), or thereabouts. It has the bottom pour feature...which I rarely use...and is still open enough to ladle, which I do 99% of the time. If anyone...
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    03-26-2020, 07:28 AM
    It appears quite evident that you don't have much experience, if any with traditional, muzzleloading shotguns. You cannot know until you try several loads. Longknife's old saying holds much truth. You would also do well to find V.M. Starr's...
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    03-25-2020, 08:16 PM
    Is black out of the question?
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    03-25-2020, 05:32 PM
    Isn't Dutchman THE clearinghouse for all things Husky rolling block? I know if I'm looking for something about Husky rollers, I look to see if he's addressed it somewhere. That said, I think I have some data in the shop for IMR-3031. Reloder...
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    03-25-2020, 04:41 PM
    Wow Dutchman! I had some Bertram case failures but nothing like that. All mine did was split the necks. I agree with you however, I wouldn't recommend Bertram either except as a last resort. Bertram did work well in forming 9.3 X 75R Nimrod from...
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    03-25-2020, 08:57 AM
    Good points pw. GG, be curious to see how the Hungarian brass works. I wonder, is the neck any shorter than if 8 X 58RD is made from 45-70?
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    03-25-2020, 07:42 AM
    pc, I wonder if so much conflicting information might be because so many have done it in different ways? The way I did it is quite a bit different from EDG's. I don't know that it matters as we both got the desired results. As EDG mentioned, I...
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    03-25-2020, 07:19 AM
    Amen to the prayers of everyone and especially Boaz and daloper. God is great...beyond our comprehension.
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    03-24-2020, 05:17 PM
    missionary, you are more than likely correct! Come to think of it, there's probably a lot like that. Sharps come to mind as do Colt SAA's and 73s. I thought maybe rollers but boy, there was a PILE of them made.
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    03-24-2020, 10:15 AM
    I am an inveterate experimenter. I know what I'd do.
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    03-24-2020, 10:10 AM
    Well...we aren't on "lockdown" but the wife and I are waiting out another week after her Dad's funeral which was a week ago today. There was no cases where the funeral was and, at that time already, many elected not to come. Neither of us expect...
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    03-23-2020, 06:43 PM
    I have no need for duplicate sizing dies. I do have two sizer/lubers. One for smokeless and one for BP.
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    03-23-2020, 07:29 AM
    Looks pretty good Koger! Finally, a maker has refined that old action and the stocking to where it is at least not ugly and clumsy looking and, evidently they shoot!! Now, if Henry would refine them just a bit more to where they more closely...
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    03-22-2020, 08:13 AM
    Scrounge, I owe you an apology. Yes, I do turn my necks on a lathe and perhaps I posted a bit too soon. I'm not doing it so much for accuracy as to get the necks of re-formed cases thin enough to chamber in some old rifle and still have enough...
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    03-21-2020, 05:05 PM
    I took a long look at that Selous High Wall as well. Over about a month I bought 2 Uberti's. An 1860 Army on sale from Midway and an 1873, NIB at a local auction. To my surprise and chagrin both needed worked on before I could use them. The...
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    03-21-2020, 08:23 AM
    One of the privileges of shooting BP. Sort of a "badge of honor" as far as I'm concerned.
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    03-21-2020, 08:20 AM
    I turn mine on a lathe and stub is right...necks generally suck.
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    03-20-2020, 05:33 PM
    Your soft water is going to have salt in it. Basically a water softner just swaps a salt molecule for a calcium molecule, as I understand it. It definitely isn't distilled. Distilled should have no minerals in it, right?
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    03-20-2020, 02:31 PM
    "1.32 tons"....gotta love it mdi!!!! I understand all too well. I haven't used a Lee Loader since the early-mid 70's that I recall. I sold or traded all mine except for the 16 bore I got from Dad. I do occasionally get out my 310 tool to load...
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    03-19-2020, 01:12 PM
    Kinda my experience as well BentRR, to include the accuracy of loads put up on my first press, a used Lyman Spartan. I think of all the years I used Lee hand loaders I popped one primer. I remember exactly where it happened, on the living room...
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    03-19-2020, 09:51 AM
    A few months back there was a local auction of most of the firearms of a late friend of mine. I had absolutely NO IDEA he had nearly 400. Anyway, I bought a NIB '73 in 44-40 worth the money and there was also a '76, NIB in 50-95 that I just passed...
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    03-19-2020, 08:46 AM
    Two things....either I cannot look at this thread again or I'm going to have to acquire a '76 in 50-95....and it will be you guys fault.....:|
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    03-19-2020, 08:39 AM
    Hmm, how 'bout dem apples. A fella learns something new every day if he pays attention.
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    03-19-2020, 08:29 AM
    limb chicken...AKA limb bacon... Young coon properly prepared is delicious. Many is the person who ate BBQ'ed coon at our house thinking they were eating BBQ'ed beef. Canned carp rivals the best salmon and I prefer it to salmon or trout. I...
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    03-16-2020, 01:30 PM
    It appears some of us are doing it a bit differently. Definitely prep your brass. The mandrels I make are a slightly snug fit and I slip neck and all into the chuck. That is I actually close the chuck jaws on the case neck I've never deformed a...
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    03-16-2020, 08:05 AM
    Do what Bud said. If you can't find a drill bit, simply turn a mandrel to fit the case mouth. Slip the mandrel into the case mouth, slip that into your 3 jaw chuck, tighten it slightly, turn your live center from the tail stock into the primer...
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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