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    10-30-2018, 09:58 AM
    I’ve read many times that tight case neck grip and a good crimp is a requirement for getting effecient powder burn and lower exteme spreads. Is this often mentioned advice incorrect or absolete?
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    10-22-2018, 06:33 PM
    Have I applied too much crimp to my Starline 45 Colt cases? After firing I can feel the case mouth still has its edge rolled inward. I use a Redding profile crimp die. But sometimes I use the roll crimp feature thatís built into the Redding...
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    10-22-2018, 06:03 PM
    I use an artist paint brush, Ĺ” wide with a ~10” long handle to push down powder granules sticking to the inside of the hopper.
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    10-20-2018, 09:08 AM
    I always wiped just the outside of the hopper because I was afraid the anti static sheet would deposit some kind of stuff that would act like a glue and cause powder to stick to the “stuff”. I’ll try wiping both sides next time. Would a length...
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    10-20-2018, 07:00 AM
    Wipe the outside of the plastic hopper with an anti static dryer sheet. Don’t leave powder in the plastic hopper any longer than it needs to be there. Powders with very high nitroglycerin content (Titegroup) are most likely to cause some damage...
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    10-20-2018, 06:28 AM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread Win/Miroku 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    A statement like that begs the question why?
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    10-18-2018, 10:11 PM
    Some reloaders add automotive wash and wax to their wet tumbler as an detergent. I believe that the SS pins plus powerful detergents like Dawn and TSP would remove any wax coating as fast as it was being applied. So I swirl my clean cases in a...
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    10-17-2018, 10:47 PM
    RCBS tumbler, 50 pistol size cases, 5 pounds of SS pins, 1 litre of water, 25 ml Cascade dish washing machine detergent powder, 5 ml TSP, 5 ml Lemi-shine. Tumble 90 min and check them sometimes I change the water at 90 min. If I add auto wax it’s...
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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