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    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    The trick to using petroleum based greases or oils is to use a petroleum bases solvent to swab out with and clean up. Donít try to use water, failure with water is what continued the myth about not using petroleum products. Ever try to get heavy...
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    01-15-2019, 08:24 PM
    I had the wooden RCBS mallet, it was too light so it took multiple hits to cut the sprue and doing so splintered off small slivers of wood. Eventually half the diameter split off in one great chunk. I tossed it out after that. Now I just use a...
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    01-14-2019, 11:22 PM
    Wipe them with EEZOX Q-Tips and paper towel. Remember to clean off brass that gets stuck onto the case neck expander plug.
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    01-14-2019, 11:06 PM
    Most accurate .357 seat/crimp dies? For accuracy in the finished Handloaded cartridge I prefer Redding non carbide steel sizer dies, and the bullet seating die that either comes with or has been reto fitted with a micrometer seating stem. ...
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    01-11-2019, 10:39 AM
    I shot Hodgdon’s CFE-Pistol powder in 45 Colt. Using my LEE 452-255-RF mold with 20:1 Rotometal alloy these RNFP bullets drop at 260 gn. Using starting load level to mid range load level, my chrono reported high extreme spreads (ES) a little over...
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    01-07-2019, 11:27 PM
    I de-cap with the LEE universal de-capping die. I use the same tool to scrape clean the primer pockets that I used to uniform the primer pockets. The crispy fouling comes off and falls into a garbage bag/bucket like ground pepper. Wet tumble with...
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    01-07-2019, 11:01 PM
    If caught out in a heavy down pour I think water could migrate past the closed bolt, enter the chamber and run down the bore. Having the muzzle sealed by tape or condom might trap a lot of water in the bore. It would need to be a heavy down pour....
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    01-02-2019, 09:51 AM
    I don’t like water spots so I often add a dish washing machine rinse aid “Jet Dry Ultra Finish” in a final deep rinse of fifty 45 Colt cases in a 2 pound margarine tube. Sometimes distilled water or 99% alcohol subs for the rinse aid.
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    12-30-2018, 12:15 PM
    My 45 Colt cartridges are loaded as follows: Starline cases - annealed (the annealing stopped blow back) CCI 350 Magnum primers ( for the vitamins to reduce/tighten ES) Powder charge is 35 grains of GOEX 2fg (not a gamer load) Bullet is a cast...
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    12-26-2018, 12:49 PM
    After tumbling with SS pins (Cascade dishwashing machine powdered detergent + Tablespoon of TSP + Ĺ teaspoon of lemi-shine) for 3 hrs I twist a half sheet of paper towel into each case. The paper towel still shows a little fouling coming out on the...
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    12-22-2018, 11:03 PM
    RMC quick load tubes: I use these tubes. I cut them shorter as I use much less than their 150 gr. capacity I also cut off one cap keeper rubber thread and glued its end cap onto...
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    12-21-2018, 07:38 AM
    Not me Iíve always weighed my charges. The weighed charges are stored in small plastic tubes with tight fitting caps. I take with me enough prefilled tubes to get the job done range practice or hunting.
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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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