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    Today, 08:56 PM
    Another huge improvement is to replace the Lyman primer pocket readers with Hornady. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/804809/hornady-primer-pocket-reamer-package Available as a package with the handle or individually. They're made from...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    First, develop a relationship with your local game and fish people along with your state representatives and senators. Push for revising the law when it comes to destructive wildlife. All of my hog hunting has been in Texas so that affects how...
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I've tried several but prefer the RCBS Bench Priming Tool. IMO the feel of it is as good as any dedicated priming tool I've used.
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread 550b blues! in Reloading Equipment
    I just thought of something else. Primers popping out onto the floor might be caused by the 'spent primer catcher chute' #13899 hinge pin, #13988. This is the most rinky-dink part on any Dillon press ever. A soft cotter pin (13988) is used as...
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    Yesterday, 02:16 AM
    I wasn't concerned about the rod making a spark. Most likely the spark or crush would initiate elsewhere but using brass would solve that. The risk is of the rod becoming a projectile after the primers detonate. The ability of a rod to penetrate...
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    Yesterday, 01:56 AM
    David2011 replied to a thread 550b blues! in Reloading Equipment
    Keep in mind powder bars are cheap and easily swapped. If you have a powder bar for each charge you throw that's almost as good as having dedicated powder measures. CCI primers work better than most in the 550 and 650. It's not that they're my...
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    Yesterday, 01:11 AM
    I have commercial boolits that I got in a bulk purchase that are 25-30 years old. They still look perfectly usable. Agreed with Jsizemore. Boolits age harden. Sometimes they get significantly harder after sitting for a couple of weeks and...
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    Yesterday, 12:25 AM
    Davidheart, I'm continuing to experiment with the 358-158 RF. I've fought this mold for probably 2 years so decided to start over with it as if brand new. I cleaned the mold again with mineral spirits followed by lacquer thinner, Leemented...
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    04-25-2017, 09:47 PM
    I have probably made 10 round trips to the shop and casting bench today. Mostly just to be walking. Does that count?
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    04-25-2017, 01:42 AM
    You have my sympathy. I recently started a thread "http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?331836-Unusual-flaw-on-boolits-from-a-Lee-mold" over the same .40 mold and have been casting this evening with a Lee 358-158 RF. I was getting sharp...
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    04-24-2017, 05:26 PM
    All good answers so far, assuming you're not loading for a Glock. I would go with Hardball if going with RotoMetals alloys since you're specifically asking about 9mm. IMO Lyman #2 wastes tin since you get good wetting and flow at 2%. Tin is...
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    04-24-2017, 04:58 PM
    Progress has been steady buy not stellar. Surgery was 3 weeks ago today. Extension measured zero degrees today for the first time (yea!) and flexion is about 100 degrees. There is still some swelling in the thigh that is restricting more...
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    04-24-2017, 04:43 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread gunloads.com in Our Town
    I had to read your post several times to figure out what you were trying to say. Your antivirus software may have deleted it if it detected that the shortcut was a threat. It's also possible that you antivirus software made a false detection based...
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    04-23-2017, 03:53 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Gander Mountain in Our Town
    One day a few years ago I just happened to drive by a Gander Mountain and pulled in for some copper solvent and targets. The Hoppe's copper solvent was $9.95 and the varmint targets were $7.99. Seemed too high so I went to Academy just down the...
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    04-22-2017, 09:03 PM
    Just the basics, a furnace and a hot plate. The drip tray is an automotive drip pan from Wal-Mart and it's sitting on a scrap of 1/2" sheetrock to protect the bench in the event of a big spill. David
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    04-22-2017, 08:53 PM
    Been messing around in the shop as I feel up to it while my knee recovers. It's therapeutic but no long sessions yet. Made some .45 Colt RNFP loads to try out Trail Boss. David
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    04-22-2017, 07:33 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Brain tumor in Our Chapel
    Sorry to hear of this. I pray for you and for God to guide the surgeon's hand. David
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    04-22-2017, 02:23 PM
    Agreed. I clean the slide with lighter fluid or Hoppe's No. 9. If there are any nicks or burrs on the corners they get dressed down with a light touch of a Swiss cut gunsmith grade file. Everything the slide touches needs to be kept clean and dry...
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    04-22-2017, 01:36 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Rcbs promelt in Casting Equipment
    My Pro Melt was used when I met its original owner in 1981. I bought it from him about 10 years ago. It developed a drip that got progressively worse. I applied some of the same attempts to repair as the Lee owners do but it continued to get...
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    04-22-2017, 11:38 AM
    I loaded some.380 on a 550 a few years ago. I keep the conversion information handy and it said to use the .223 shell plate. I had dies on hand so it went pretty easy. Can't say I enjoyed loading .380 though. Fingers too big, cartridges too...
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    04-21-2017, 09:35 PM
    USMC0811, It's hard for me to get warm fuzzies using Bullseye in this cartridge. The margin of safety gets awfully small for me but it's a personal choice. As you noted it's a high pressure cartridge. I would (do) go for something a little...
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    04-21-2017, 08:55 PM
    You that have been there have all been nothing but supportive and encouraging and I greatly appreciate the support. To those contemplating a knee replacement, rehab maybe challenging. Mine certainly is but I see improvement on a daily basis. I'm...
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    04-21-2017, 07:46 PM
    Wrong section, this is Want to Buy
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    04-20-2017, 05:52 PM
    So why don't bowling balls have the dimples like golf balls? . . . . . . . . .
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    04-20-2017, 01:01 AM
    I wanted another set of .38/357 dies anyway and since I cast my own, jumped on the Cowboy dies when I saw them in sale a year or so ago I got a set. They are very pretty and do the job as expected.
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    04-20-2017, 12:50 AM
    Wow, already 6 days since my last post and 16 days out of surgery. Time has flown. It's surprising to me, this being my first surgery since my tonsils were removed at the age of 4, how busy recovery keeps me. As many of you have promised, therapy...
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    04-20-2017, 12:35 AM
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May the memories of all the good times soon fill in the pain you feel right now.
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    04-19-2017, 08:59 PM
    I run every .40 case I've shot for about 10 years through a Case Master Jr. which does the same as the Bulge Buster. I only run each case through it once and then mark my brass with a Sharpie so I know it's mine and it's already been push through...
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    04-19-2017, 07:52 PM
    Thanks, Jeff. That picture is over 2 years old (but it is my latest purchase) so I've had some time with the rifle. With the right ammunition, Hornady for mine, the accuracy is amazing. At a range where I used to shoot some retired guys would sit...
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    04-19-2017, 07:36 PM
    Tar Heel, Solution was provided, not temperature related. Thanks.
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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