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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    Call Lee and gripe at them for using the wrong expander. They sent me one from a 303 Brit. Plus I also use a RCBS neck expander to flare the mouth and expand to what I need. I had a friend that works in a tool and die house and he made me copies of...
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    Today, 12:59 AM
    Condor Basic and Varusteleka Terävä
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    Today, 12:54 AM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Weird Brass in Our Town
    I have reloaded a few of them over ten times. Still shoot fine.
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  • stubshaft's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    Raw pipe @ .50 cents a pound + shipping...You can count me in for a box as long as it weighs 60lbs.
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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    I use scopes, apertures and traditional irons depending on mood and what I am doing. That being said if my life depended on it's scopes 100% of the time on a rifle with the exception of a home defense AR's. That wears Tritium sights and a laser. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    On that model the bore is 1.57" so it is too small to do 50 BMG blanks thru the spindle. Compare it to the other lathes in the Grizzly line and note the difference in spindle bearings and grind spec. on the ways.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    Regardless which lathe the OP selects in addition to tooling costs there is a significant learning curve. While I have never viewed this I have read that this video on barrel installation is worth the money. ...
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  • John Allen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    I just became a dealer for it in the scuba shop. I keep buying it myself and I figured this is stupid. It has marine uses too I might as well carry it.
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  • John Allen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    I miss them for the storage issue. They fit so nice on a shelf.
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    And, an elderly 90 year old buddy shoots my 500 S&W magnum with 700 gr cast boolits, and giggles like a young girl because Trailboss provides the felt recoil of a 357 magnum. It's the way to go for your aunt's hand gun.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    The GM top engine cleaner of today is not the same as older stock. I am down to my last bottle of the older part # good stuff. The newer stuff works but no where near the same as the older one
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    Every new gun I get, gets at least one box of factory first. I'm not going to have a problem and be told it was my reloads that were at fault. Sometimes it's the most expedient way to get brass, as in the first .41 that I purchased. In my...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    Be aware the expander in the Lee dies is for a 0.308" bullet
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    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Weird Brass in Our Town
    I don't sort it out. It loads just like every other 9mm case
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:04 AM
    I have both the 44 Mag and 45 Colt in scoped super 14's. Going the other direction in larger 460 S&W case is the most accurate of my S&W revolvers. My 44 Mag rifle is a Browning 92. The Browning 92 44 Mag does not come close to the accuracy of my...
    61 replies | 1522 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 10:00 PM
    Everything from that day onward was like a Godzilla movie. It doesn't seem possible but those boys exterminated the 3rd Reich in just 11 months and 2 days. That was FAST. Hitler had 6 years to dig in, we didn't take a whole year to dig him out.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 09:29 PM
    I was under the impression that coww was 15 or so? Maybe I was thinking of #2.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 09:19 PM
    For lathe operation 3 phase power is a much better choice. Running 3 phase power to residence is not cost effective. Rotary phase converters are a very good and relatively cost effective solution. The newer digital phase converter are very cost...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 07:37 PM
    I think I do better in controlled chaos, but we'll never find out because the controlled chaos will always be the rule. I once made the statement that if I removed anything but the top piece from the pile, it would start an avalanche. To some it...
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    05-24-2017, 06:34 PM
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 05:25 PM
    That's so close to 50/50 it ain't funny, and should be excellent air dropped for 1911. BHN 12-14 maybe? I use the pencil test, there is a lengthy sticky about this, good stuffs..
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 03:58 PM
    I can still do two cylinders cheaper than the cost of the reamer and the pilots, and after reaming they still have to be cleaned up after the reamer finishes as it leaves considerable tool marks so for that I use a Sunnen hone.. The bargain is...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 01:47 PM
    Throating will make it smoother on any kind of boolit PC or plain either one will work better in the longer smoother throat. Mine don't lead and I never clean them. Nothing there to clean out. Just sayin'
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 01:26 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Movie of the week ! in Our Town
    I normally don't watch the drivel put out by the movie ind, but accidentally came across "The Bucket List' while surfing for entertainment last night. The premise got me thinking, which is dangerous. I never really liked Jack, but this character...
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 01:25 PM
    Best if this is moved FROM the swaging area. I would suggest that you try using some Trailboss powder, following the guidelines from IMR (Hodgdon) : www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf
    5 replies | 221 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 01:19 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    The answer to your question really depends on what kind of quality level you want. If you merely want to take a chunk of lead, and smash it into a 45 caliber shape, there are tons of reloading die sets that will get you a result, as JonB points...
    16 replies | 541 view(s)
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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