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    Today, 06:14 PM
    I have been using a 20:1 lead:tin alloy from Rotometals, which I believe is about 10 to 11 BHN and leading has not been a problem. Try you Lyman #2 alloy BHN 15 to 16 I think, if you get leading bad go to 20:1 alloy.
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    Today, 07:48 AM
    I use a digital scale to weigh my Black Powder charges. I can easily put 35 or 36 grains of 2fg into a Starline 45 Colt case. The trick is to use a powder compression plug installed into your expander die body and take advantage of the power your...
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    04-21-2018, 11:38 AM
    I’ve sanded down shell holders to get more crimp. Lay some 400 grit aluminium oxide paper on a sheet of glass and slide the shell holder, die body or both back and forth. Give the part a ¼ turn every few strokes. Micrometer measure the length and...
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    04-21-2018, 08:26 AM
    My experience with home applied bluing solutions is the bluing causes rusting to occur. The chemical just won’t stop working even after cleaning and oiling repeatedly plus it makes the metal smell bad even years after the bluing was applied. Find...
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    04-21-2018, 08:06 AM
    I’m contemplating the purchase of a New Winchester 1873 and I have 2 questions (so far). Q1 - How delicate is a “color case Hardened” finish? I understand this finish is a chemical dye treatment, a faux knock off of real bone char carbon case...
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    04-06-2018, 03:20 PM
    If you don’t need the capacity of a 20# propane tank try using a 10# tank. The 10# tanks that I’ve see are smaller in diameter.
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    04-06-2018, 08:28 AM
    INTERNATIONAL ORDERS Due to the variety of regulations controlling shipments outside the U.S., MidwayUSA is unable to process international orders. Business is too good for Midway in the lower 48 to bother with Canadian customers. Luckily many...
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    04-05-2018, 08:23 PM
    I use Emmerts Improved as shown above in post #4. I use it in my 45 Colt with both BP and smokeless it’s a great bullet lube. I homemade a batch and got 23 solid sticks. I have only one lubri-sizer so I’ll be using this batch for a few years, I...
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Canada, Ontario, Durham region
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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