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    09-17-2018, 06:30 PM
    I also use a flash hole deburring tool on all my rifle and handgun brass. Mine is old, from Sinclair back when they made them to work without regard to case length. Now the new versions of these tools depend on case length with a collar to prevent...
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    09-15-2018, 09:20 PM
    Those bullets look like they dropped from a LEE 452 - 255 RF mold. They are really well filled out, so I would say keep casting them the way your doing it, those bullets are great and good to lube and shoot. A little frosting just makes them...
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    09-15-2018, 04:30 PM
    I used a sprayed can of brake cleaner to clean the mold, I don’t know how to get it the mold any more clean or de-oiled. I’m getting lead sticking to the top of the mold even though I was lubing the mold top with a PAG 100 refrigerant lubricant (...
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    09-15-2018, 11:39 AM
    I was casting Tuesday & Wednesday with 4 new pieces of casting equipment so I didn’t have high hopes for success this time. 1) New furnace, a RCBS ProMelt-2 2) New mold, SAECO #955 4 cavity 255 grain for 45 Colt. 3) New single element hot plate,...
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    09-01-2018, 12:29 PM
    The twin scale system started as just to get a second 1500 scale, in case the one mounted to the dispenser quit working. I had noticed that RCBS stopped selling the 1500 scale as a separately available item. The replacement didn’t look like it...
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    09-01-2018, 11:42 AM
    If the ladle is made of iron would bluing it with a gun bluing solution help to stop the build up of undesirable stuff on it?
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    08-31-2018, 08:48 PM
    Odette why do you want weigh all the bullets in bulk? Depending on what the bullets use will be, I weigh each bullet and group them into weight lots. I keep the groups that are in the centre on my bell curve range which provides the most bullets. ...
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    08-31-2018, 11:33 AM
    I had put my name on the list to be notified when Buffalo Arms got the RCBS Pro Melt-2 furnace instock. A few weeks back I got the email informing me this product is back in stock. Ordered one and got yesterday. I’ll test it out next week.
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    08-31-2018, 08:48 AM
    I use a RCBS Chargemaster 1500 with an extra identical 1500 scale. I move the charged pan to the second scale to verify the charge weight. It rare for the scales to agree on the dispensed weight. Depending on the powder it usually takes 2 to 3...
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    08-30-2018, 09:19 PM
    I am surprised LEE Precision hasn’t brought to market a plug-n-play PID box. Plug your LEE furnace into the box, plug the box into hydro. Set temp on box and drop in thermocouple probe when the lead is liquid enough to take it. The PID controller...
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    08-30-2018, 09:05 PM
    This looks like a baby weighing scale. Weight the baby before and after feeding to see how many Onces it drank. Love my Chargemaster 1500. Keep squinting at those lines and dials boys.
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    08-30-2018, 11:42 AM
    Must these RB load be loaded to a lower MV for any accuracy? I was thinking at the high MV of a max charge the RB may skid on the rifling because the RB doesn’t have much bearing surface. I’m thinking an over powder card, then the lube soaked felt...
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    08-30-2018, 09:41 AM
    If 2 identical cartridge cases were loaded with equal volume of BP, the only difference being the density of the granualation. The bullets are seated to the same COL. The amount of compression on the powder will be the same because the powder is...
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    08-28-2018, 09:45 PM
    EEZOX oil will keep your dies from rusting.
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    08-28-2018, 09:36 PM
    I even use mine with BP it works great. I have a second 1500 scale to confirm weights.
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    08-27-2018, 08:59 AM
    If he’s charging 45-70 cases with BP and we’re helping with the tune selection, the tune should be “The Gary Owen” with a side serving of “Ride of the Valkyries”. Very stirring music.
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    08-27-2018, 08:37 AM
    I have observed the same uneven compression of black powder in my 45 Colt cases. The powder was packed much looser at the bottom of the powder column, but it was still very very crowded the granuals were packed close touching just not compression...
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    08-26-2018, 04:26 PM
    Ohaus M-5? A Google image search shows me that the Ohaus M-5 is the RCBS 1010 beam scale. I knew that Ohaus made the 1010 for RCBS, but I did not known Ohaus sold it under their own name. The RCBS 1010/ Ohaus M-5 was a great scale and being such...
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    08-26-2018, 09:14 AM
    Big department stores are dinosaurs of a era gone forever, BPS/Cabela’s are department stores with a slightly smaller candy/sweets department. Any and all big box sporting goods stores I’ve seen drift away from their niche mission to try to do it...
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    08-23-2018, 10:23 PM
    Use a “Compression Plug” mounted in your expander die body and let power of your press push the powder colum down to what ever height you need to allow you bullet to seat where you want. If your powder charging a long case like a 45-70 or bigger a...
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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
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