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    Yesterday, 06:47 AM
    Degreasing and re-lubing my Redding powder measure is quite a pain as it’s very time consuming. I’ll give the automotive wax a try. Thanks for the tip. I have a high quality paste wax and the new liquid wipe on wipe off polymer wax type. I’ll...
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    07-13-2018, 11:17 PM
    I wonder what the shelf life of the new primer chemistry will be?
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    07-13-2018, 06:30 PM
    I bought a new in the box Redding Match Grade 3BR Powder Measure This is an expensive tool. I took it apart because I could see rust on the naked iron in some places. A little scrubbing with very fine oiled steel wool removed the rust. Reddings...
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    07-07-2018, 12:10 PM
    I use powdered dish washing machine detergent. 15ml of “Cascade with Dawn” (the Dawn is in powder form in the Cascade box) plus 15 ml of Lemi-shine plus 7.5ml of TSP. 2 hours in the tumbler with SS pins, cases come out looking like new. I...
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    07-07-2018, 11:40 AM
    The only gripes I have with SS pins are: they don’t clean inside of 22 Hornet cases very well. I suspect there’s not enough room for movement in the small case. Sometimes I find a pin wedged sideways in a case, that must be pulled with needle nose...
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    07-07-2018, 11:25 AM
    Bullets that have their ogive curve almost down to the case mouth (ex. 45acp hard ball) don’t work with collect style puller. The bullet must have some straight shank area for the collet fingers to grip. Hammer type inertia pullers work with all...
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    07-02-2018, 07:50 AM
    In the dimensional drawing what do the number measurements shown in the top right hand side refer to. The measurements in the drawing, I understand those. The bullet drawing looks very similar to my SAECO 955 mold except for the beveled base the...
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    07-02-2018, 07:46 AM
    Royalwolf how did the diameter of the Missouri bullet compare to the bullet you used before? The max load operating at max pressure likely caused more case expansion which better sealed the chamber reducing the amount of blow back fouling. I use...
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    06-29-2018, 12:23 PM
    What powder would take advantage of a 24” barrel to make the most MV and still be at the standard pressure for the the old 45 Colt cartridge? I have Hodgdon CFE-Pistol which works very well in my 5.5” barrel Ruger New Vaquero. Hodgdon’s shows...
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    06-29-2018, 08:57 AM
    What powder would take advantage of a 24” barrel to make the most MV and still be at the standard pressure for the the old 45 Colt cartridge? I have Hodgdon CFE-Pistol which works very well in my 5.5” barrel Ruger New Vaquero. Hodgdon’s shows...
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    06-27-2018, 05:43 PM
    I uniform the flash holes to achieve uniformity through out my entire lot of cartridge brass. It was something I do to all my rifle brass and when I got into handgun shooting in 2016 when I retired I just continued to do the uniforming procedures...
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    06-25-2018, 02:47 PM
    Why is my primer so flat with BP? The loads both 45 Colt, were shot from a Ruger New Vaquero 5.5” bbl. Load 1) - Starline brass, 260 gr 20:1 alloy bullet from a LEE 255-45-RF-DC mold, sized .452” with Emmerts Improved lube, 35.0 gr GOEX 2fg...
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    06-25-2018, 12:17 PM
    Using a primer pocket uniforming cutter tool like the Sinclair primer pocket uniforming tool, is the only way to guarantee all the pockets are at a uniform depth. Only with uniform pockets would a primer seating tool that pushes a set amount work...
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    06-25-2018, 10:10 AM
    I have mine bolted sideways on my bench so I can just see a primer sitting on top of the insertion rod. It’s important to be able to see the primer, the last time I use the tool I was in a rush and two cases got their primer inserted sideways. So...
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Shooting sports, muzzle loading rifle

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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