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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:02 PM
    I have an ugly 125gr RN that might clean up and be workable, no sprue plate or keys.
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  • David2011's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 01:07 PM
    Before all of the commercial solutions were available I had some steel plates cut. They’re 6”x12”x1/2” thick. I drilled an identical mounting hole pattern in all of them. Brass threaded inserts for 1/4”x 20 bolts were set into the bench for 3...
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    10-10-2018, 12:12 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Gotta agree with Petrol and Powder on 231. It’s very clean and a little goes a long way.
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    10-10-2018, 01:34 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    It’s hard to beat a 148 gr wadcutter driven by 2.8 gr of Bullseye. It’s very accurate and economical. That or something close has been a mainstay of bullseye shooters for decades. I’ve gone as low as 2.3 gr for virtually no recoil. It’s pretty...
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    10-10-2018, 01:17 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Pot temp is only one part of the equation. It takes a while to get the mold up to temp. You might try fluxing with sawdust. It does an amazing job getting rid of contaminates.
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    10-10-2018, 12:21 AM
    “Soft Chinese “ metal would bend. Hardened steel will break before it bends in the case of decapping pins.
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    10-09-2018, 11:57 PM
    How much Lemi-Shine are you using and for how long is it soaking? I use straight citric acid and the only pink I get is small spots on mil surplus 5.56 that’s laid in the weather until it was dark brown. Just some minor zinc loss that polished...
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    10-09-2018, 11:29 PM
    It’s hard to add much to what has been said. Just reiterating that center drills are the right tool for the job. I chuck the center drill in the tailstock and put the boolit in the 3 jaw. Set depth controls for consistent metal removal.
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    10-09-2018, 06:24 PM
    The most precise measure I’ve ever used is the old Saeco. They’re only available used and a little hard to find but they’re far more accurate than a Uniflow. They’re even good with stick powders.
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 07:40 AM
    PM sent!
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    10-08-2018, 09:42 AM
    Great idea, much safer too!
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    10-06-2018, 04:11 PM
    I saw him on another board a while back but can’t remember the name of it!
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    10-01-2018, 10:46 PM
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    09-28-2018, 06:11 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread 9mm procrastinator in Cast Boolits
    One thing that makes 9mm crimping easier, if that's possible, is to measure the diameter of the cartridge just behind the mouth. The spec is 9.65mm/0.378". The reason I measure just behind the mouth is to avoid a false measurement if there is a...
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    09-28-2018, 04:13 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread A Computer Problem in Our Town
    Web based games have been known to harbor viruses or malware. If you feel the need to restart, turn it completely off and wait ten seconds before starting back up. That clears the RAM. Restarting doesn’t kill power to the RAM so it can retain bad...
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    09-28-2018, 03:58 PM
    You’re almost always right. Not this time though. I do all load development on a single stage press. Some gets loaded on that press. Some gets loaded on the progressives. The power charges are equally good as is seating depth. That doesn’t make...
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    09-28-2018, 12:12 AM
    Asking because I really don't know. Is there any risk of dislodging the bullet in a rifle cartridge with too much primer as can be done in pistol cartridges? I've never messed with very light rifle loads.
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    09-27-2018, 02:03 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread Whole Home Generator in Our Town
    Beau, Having lived in hurricane zones most of my life if there is one thing I have learned it's that you can't buy gas after the event. If the power is out gas pumps don't work. Be prepared to fill the gas cans at the first hint of a bad...
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    09-27-2018, 01:05 AM
    It depends very much on the press you choose. Some require a lot of constant tweaking and some just work once they're set up correctly. I was fortunate enough to make the correct decision with my first progressive and it makes reloading easy. I...
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    09-26-2018, 01:55 PM
    All revolver rounds get a roll crimp and all autoloader rounds get a taper crimp whether cast or jacketed but I rarely shoot a jacketed bullet through a handgun. The only rifle rounds I've crimped to date are the .223 rounds I hope to never need....
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    09-26-2018, 01:15 PM
    Properly applied powder coat will not come off. To test there is the "smash test." Smash a coated boolit with a hammer until it has been pounded flat. I smash 170 grain .40 boolits until they are larger than a nickel. The powder should remain...
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    09-26-2018, 12:34 PM
    ^^ Agreed. When in doubt of my calipers I go to a good mic. They always measure the same. I use my cheap Chinese calipers whether digital or dial to measure COAL and to build model airplanes. I use the good dial calipers to measure boolit...
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    09-26-2018, 03:33 AM
    Early in the thread someone said they loaded their DEWCs backwards. I tried that but they looked the same either way. (DEWC=Double Ended Wad Cutter) Swaged soft lead hollow based WCs can be loaded backward. I think a polymer tipped J-word...
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    09-24-2018, 11:22 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    The bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge is a must see. As you approach it looks like there's a guard rail for no particular reason, no hint of the gorge and suddenly it's 800 feet to the bottom. Georgia O'Keeffe's museum is in Santa Fe. I don't go...
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    09-24-2018, 06:37 PM
    Another recommendation for the Howard Leights. Watching the Outdoor Channel shooting competition shows many of the competitors have gone to the same Howard Leights in favor of much more expensive models. I have had no problem with them staying in...
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 12:36 PM
    Looking forward to seeing your advancement in this project!
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    09-20-2018, 07:53 AM
    I have used grade 8 bolts of the proper thread, 9/16-18 I have think it is to make expanders.
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For the most part I shoot handgun combat. I use a 1911 and a Dawson built STI Edge in .40 S&W.
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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