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    07-06-2020, 09:31 PM
    I have 45 Colt dies made by Redding and RCBS. My Redding dies are: 1) Old style steel that requires cartridge cases to be lubed for sizing. 2) The new Redding Dual Ring carbide sizing die. In the instructions that came with the Dull Ring die...
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    07-05-2020, 12:09 AM
    Citric acid is an ingredient in Crisco shortening. Crisco make up 40% of the Emmerts bullet lube that I make. Maybe the citric acid could have an affect on long term storage of cartridges made with bullets lubed with a lube that contains Crisco.
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    07-02-2020, 10:45 PM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    I saw a photo in a gun mag some years ago of a Winchester M1873 that blew up. The toggle links held strong. The barrel split a 6 o’clock right under the chamber through the threads. The barrel steel is thin there in order to have the magazine...
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    07-02-2020, 08:22 AM
    I agree 100% primers back out of the primer pocket. Their launched backwards by the force of the priming compound exploding. In a high pressure bottle neck high power rifle cartridges the pressure inside the case seals the case to the chamber wall...
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    06-30-2020, 10:41 PM
    This is the first thread I’ve read that mentioned a 45-70 actually holding 70 grains of BP. Everything I’ve read previously said less than 68 grains is the max in modern cases and thats with considerable compression. Bullet weight is not...
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    06-30-2020, 09:57 PM
    I have often wondered if galvanic corrosion would occur inside a cartridge case, caused by having 2 dissimilar metals (lead) touching (brass) each other which would form a battery.
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    06-30-2020, 08:52 PM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread Color migration in Boolit Lube !
    I wrapped my homemade Emmerts lube just like commercial sticks of SPG lube. The SPG sticks were wrapped in a 11” square sheet of plastic similar to a grocery store shopping bag. When rolled up in the plastic sheet the stick is under 3 wraps of...
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    06-30-2020, 07:25 AM
    Perhaps the tiniest drop of glue on gas check would help hold it to the bullet base during the rest of your process. A small drop of some type of glue, maybe Cyanoacrylate (Crazy Glue). Apply the glue then twist push the bullet and check to...
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    06-29-2020, 07:41 AM
    It my understanding that water quenching will only harden bullets that contain antimony. Also bullets cast with alloy containing antimony will swell bigger during the month after casting so the caster should wait a minimum of 1 month before sizing.
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    06-28-2020, 07:59 PM
    Ever notice when you feel like doing a little reloading you never have the components specified in the load recipe you want to try. The case is different, the primers can't be found, the bullet used is unobtainable, the only thing you have on hand...
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    06-28-2020, 07:01 PM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread Server upgrade in Our Town
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    06-22-2020, 02:39 PM
    LEE Precision Classic Cast. Got mine shortly after they came out. I like that the linkage has built in stops that prevent cam over TDC. I do like the Redding T-7 turret press but they cost a fortune.
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    06-22-2020, 09:01 AM
    Randomly selected 4 bullets cast last summer in my Lyman 452664 four cavity mold. This mold casts 250 gr RNFP bevel base single lube groove bullets. I believe Lyman designs mold to drop at 250 gr nominal using Lyman #2 alloy. I use Roto Metals...
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    06-21-2020, 11:36 PM
    I have read that heat expands a mold lengthwise, so bullets that drop from it measure wider diameter along the part line than a 90* perpendicular to the part line. I have a Lyman 452664 four cavity mold. Bullets dropping from this mold when...
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    06-21-2020, 10:58 PM
    Without out the mass of a lubed bullet for the pressure to act upon so that the Newtonian first law of motion of equal and opposite movement which can’t be ignored will take place. Without a bullet in the case that massless primer test would be...
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    06-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    I have never detected by measurement any case stretch in my 45 Colt. I believe the whole case slides backwards to re-seat the primers. Firing BP, the primers are very flattened but with smokeless the primer edge stays rounded and that’s with both...
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    06-20-2020, 09:36 PM
    Which powder companies tend to stretch the truth as to what MV you’ll achieve with their smokeless powder when loaded to their published load recipes.
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    06-20-2020, 08:31 PM
    I think the hot liquid lube would cause pre cut wool felt wads to shrink. Measure your wad diameter before and after the hot lube dipping, check for shrinkage. If they shrink, then up size the wads diameter to compensate for the shrinkage.
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    06-20-2020, 08:17 PM
    I would suspect that velocity spread is caused by the powder shifting position in the cartridge case. High MV with powder at the primer and MV reading lower with the powder shifted to the bullet base. Carefully preform a powder position...
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    06-20-2020, 08:09 PM
    I build up a pad with paper towel 5 layers thick. I drag the bullet base across this soft pad rolling the bullet to clean off the bevel base. I replace the top sheet when it’s well streaked with wiped off lube.
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    06-20-2020, 08:47 AM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread Shell Drier in Reloading Equipment
    I dry over night on a towel. But there have been times I can’t wait so.... I but the stationary rack into the clothes dryer spread 2 small hand towels to make a double layer so case don’t sag through the holes in the rack. Spread cases evenly...
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    06-20-2020, 08:30 AM
    I would have used a microfibre towel and wiped each cartridge clean of excess lube. Each ctg. gets cleaned an visually inspected again plus no tumbler powder mess.
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    06-20-2020, 08:17 AM
    I have a Redding/SAECO lubri-sizer any void between bullet and die gets lube filled. How does the Star lube sizer work so it doesn’t squirt lube into every void?
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    06-19-2020, 07:14 PM
    Tapping the nose of a bullet into one chamber throat and measuring the bullet as sizes by the throat I see .4513” dia. on my cheap micrometer. I will look into this throat reaming, I’d like to do it my self hopefully you you don’t need a machine...
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    06-19-2020, 07:04 PM
    I have that LEE push up sizer. Tried it works it displaces the lead downward so there’s not lead displaced to jam against the throats. I don’t pre-lube the bullets I thrust a lubed dauber up into the die, I wipe that lube off as the bullets will be...
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    06-19-2020, 07:59 AM
    I have no idea what Alox is/was used for in industry. As a component of bullet lube I’m sure was never a designed intent, just a product with lubricating properties that could me exploited in a niche market. If Lubrizol stopped production of...
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    06-17-2020, 08:16 PM
    I have 2 Ruger New Vaquero’s 45 Colt. Last summer I cast a bunch of Lyman 452664 250 gr RNFP bevel base single lube groove bullets. They worked fine in my Miroku/WinM73 but won’t chamber completely in the Ruger’s. The case rim won’t seat down...
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    06-16-2020, 07:00 AM
    I’m sure there are others, but here’s one place: https://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/570/5 I use RTV silicone to glue on the metal end fittings then cross pin the fitting with a small nail filed and sanded flush. Mine are for...
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    06-14-2020, 09:17 AM
    Three schools of thought: 1) Made my point DM, need more powder I say why do you think you need more powder? Are you looking to change barrel flexing harmonics so the bullet exits at top node instead of the bottom node? Maybe less powder with...
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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
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