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    Today, 12:57 AM
    Welcome to Cast Boolits! I have to agree, this is a great collection of folks with the knowledge to answer just about any question you can have on any subject. Things are pretty civil here.
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    Today, 12:41 AM
    Mauser48, This is in the category of "If you build it they will come." The second press doesn't need to be for anything specific. Its usefulness will change with what you're doing. I have all of my single stage tools- presses, swager, powder...
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    Today, 12:19 AM
    Yessir, I did. Thought I made a post on your thread about the brilliance of incorporating the LNL system but might have only 'started to' make the post. Your press is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. My answer was based solely on presses I...
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    I've posted this before but will repeat. Sorry if you've already seen it. I had some weak shots from my .40 S&W STI several years ago, of course, in a match. The barrel was never blocked but the shots felt and sounded like complete squibs. It...
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    Yesterday, 06:51 AM
    So why don't bowling balls have dimples like golf balls? It would break all of the beer bottles. Sorry, couldn't resist! Back to the topic on hand. . .
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    Yesterday, 03:24 AM
    Tracy, Positive suggestions? Oil and water will not disable them. In epoxy they're at least very difficult to detonate. Some of then were already deformed and possibly extra sensitive at that point.
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    06-22-2017, 06:05 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Meplat vs RN vs HP in Cast Boolits
    I've hollow pointed some .45 250 gr FPs on the lathe with a center drill. It wasn't too hard to keep them within 1.5 grains. I used a spacer to regulate the boolit depth in the jaws and a dial indicator to manage the depth of drilling.
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    06-21-2017, 10:04 PM
    Echo, The large individual letters are usually called Foundry Type, also known as Display Type. They were used to add the local grocery store's name and the like to mass produced flyers that were sent to the printer with a blank header area. ...
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    06-21-2017, 08:57 PM
    Tripplebeards, You might read up on fluxing with sawdust. You'll be amazed at the difference in the results between candle wax and sawdust. Like Country Gent said, you can mix sawdust/wood shavings and candle wax as well.
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    06-21-2017, 08:38 PM
    Your aluminum pan was probably tin plated steel. Molten lead adheres to it easily and instantly. I made the same mistake once trying to dump all of the alloy in my pot into what I thought was a small galvanized bucket - SWMBO's little decorative...
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    06-21-2017, 02:18 AM
    Can't you feel when the primer bottoms out prematurely? Stop and fix the problem before popping a primer. Don't give up the benefits of the Loadmaster.
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    06-19-2017, 07:38 PM
    Love my Dillons and have had to develop loads when I didn't have a spare set of dies for the Rock Chucker. It's tedious but can be done. Easier since I got a Chargemaster. The RC will do everything I want and I have LnL bushings on every die I use...
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    06-19-2017, 07:01 PM
    Yes, the rubber washers keep the whole thing together. Definitely call Dillon.
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    06-19-2017, 06:28 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Broken Die in Reloading Equipment
    Green Loctite will do a far better job than "Super Glue" or epoxy. Cyanoacrilates (all super glues) are very brittle. Epoxies will only hold onto carbide if it's roughened. Sounds like the adhered brass is the root of the problem.
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    06-09-2017, 06:56 PM
    They sold a bracket that you could use 3 Lyman molds. You may try looking for that also
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    06-09-2017, 05:16 PM
    You probably can't do it and still make Major if that is important. You need a slower powder that is known for its big flash. The flash is from powder burning after it leaves the barrel. I'll leave specific powder recommendations to others since...
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    06-09-2017, 03:29 AM
    Ken, you say every round is unique like that's a good thing. I want every round to be identical, the opposite of unique. Sparky45 is right. My criteria for choosing between a progressive and a single stage is the number of rounds I intend to...
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    06-09-2017, 01:25 AM
    Using a Magma Engineering Exercise Machine (aka Case Master Jr.) I push-through sized about 1500 .40 S&W cases (15 pounds at 99.9 cases per pound). I began to notice a different feel to cases as they went through the die. It slowed me down but I was...
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    06-09-2017, 12:41 AM
    The damaged and unknown primers got an epoxy marinade. I would think fairly hard to detonate now. David
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    06-08-2017, 06:34 PM
    Too bad you missed out on the Saeco. It's been my favorite for 35 years.
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    06-08-2017, 02:28 PM
    I have also read that many medicinal tubes were made of tin. Melt a little monitoring the temperature. That will tell you if it's tin or something else. Tin melts at about 450 F. Zinc melts at 787 F. Aluminum melts at 1220 F. Seems like every...
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    06-08-2017, 01:33 PM
    Lee calls it a "bullet punch." It snaps into the ram where a shellholder would normally go and pushes a boolit through the boolit sizing die. http://leeprecision.com/new-lube-size-kit-.308.html A little off topic but an alternate use for the...
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    06-08-2017, 01:01 PM
    The problem I've run into looking at other firearms forums is that I have become accustomed to the very civil way members conduct themselves here. The vast majority of other forums don't police or filter inappropriate crude vulgar language. Now,...
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    06-08-2017, 12:51 PM
    They have an "Undergoing Maintenance" screen with a clock (not running) on it.
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    06-07-2017, 03:57 PM
    Edwin, How has your dueling tree held up? We use them in Hunter Education just as reactive targets but at 25 yards. Many of the students have not fired a gun before the field day we have for them. At that distance the .22 rifles hit hard...
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    06-07-2017, 03:27 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Table saws in Special Projects
    MaryB, This might be less saw than you want but it is portable, has wheels and the table has extension wings that will let you rip 24". It also has a short outfeed extension. I have an older version of the same saw that I picked up unused at a...
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    06-07-2017, 02:18 AM
    Ken, I've been using Randy Rat's TAC-X solid sticks. He's a member here and a vendor sponsor. Living in Michigan you may prefer the TAC-1 blend. I'm in the desert Southwest. TAC-X is blended for warmer climates and I have to use the heater...
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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