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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bee vandalism in Our Town
    there was another bee vandalism in the news 2 days ago in Prunedale, Calif. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-bees-killed-20180117-story.html
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    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    I am sorry, I didn't realize this was a rhetorical question. ahhh, you are not dumb, you seem smarter than most. I, myself, am a simple man, and what Hodgdon states about their H110 powder seems simple enough for me. Good Luck on your...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    Does the 2018 manual have the same 3% warning near the front of the manual with the other numerous warnings? The warning in the 2011 manual doesn't say, MAX loads should not be reduced by more than 3%. It says, "loads should not be reduced by...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    Since I recently sent in a Henry Rifle for warranty repair and have a contact (direct email) at Rice Lake, I decided to sent her an email asking the questions I am curious about. =============== At this point in time, for me, it would be...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 12:41 PM
    3% according to a 2011 Hodgdon reloading manual. They state, "due to inconsistency of velocity", but there are several posts in this thread by people I trust to better explain why it's dangerous.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 11:47 PM
    I've always loved the 44, going all the way back to the 80s. 44 is the reason why I started reloading. 44 is the reason I started swaging bullets. Swaging bullets caused me to start casting cores, and then casting bullets, so indirectly 44 is why...
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    01-17-2018, 11:17 PM
    API GL-1 Mineral Gear oil is the old timey formula with no additives. You can get it at Napa or most any tractor dealer.
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    01-16-2018, 12:45 PM
    While many of us castbooliteers have vast knowledge on a vast variety of subjects, I would think your questions will get better answers from Frontier enthusiasts than from castboolit enthusiasts I would try a place like this....
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 12:01 AM
    I also had issues with pan lubing. A Kake Kutter is the answer.
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    01-15-2018, 07:34 PM
    I would imagine the Old NRA lube would match your desires (pan lube-ability and easy to get ingredients) and would probably work "ok" in all your applications. Old NRA lube formula 1 part Beeswax 1 part Paraffin 1 part Vaseline All parts by...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:15 PM
    This sounds like a special project. PS, I moved your thread from Our town, to Special Projects
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    01-15-2018, 05:22 PM
    Is Lyman having these NEW handles imported ? Photo below is from a recent Facebook post, when questioned, the person posting the photo claims he has arthritic thumbs and doesn't have a death grip.
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    01-15-2018, 04:05 PM
    PM sent
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    01-13-2018, 11:57 PM
    I have seemingly been lucky with my orders from Solvenia. All three were 7 to 10 days...surely less than 2 weeks. But as been stated above, anytime commercial products cross borders, customs can hold them for whatever reason they deem necessary.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 10:58 PM
    thanks for the link. Interesting, I was sure small rifle primers were taller than small pistol primers. I guess I have never measured them? if I did measure them, I would have remembered they were the same...As I have surely measured large pistol...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 06:16 PM
    It seems the only critical dimension is the OD of the body (0.750") that mates to the Star Lubsizer Machine http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?32648-Observations-on-making-dies-for-Star-machines
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 02:07 PM
    Checking alloy hardness on ingots can be problematic, due to differing conditions effecting the speed of cooling. Also, Technique is everything when trying to get repeatable readings with the Lee hardness tester.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 01:57 PM
    My 2 I wouldn't use large rifle primers in pistol brass, Large Rifle primers are taller than pistol primers and will not fully seat in a pistol case.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 03:57 PM
    Groove type doesn't matter, You will be OK, I suspect the only drawback might be they may be more smokey when shooting them.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 03:00 PM
    If you have a lube groove full of Alox, you surely don't need to apply it a second time. That is LOTS more than I use per boolit. I'm surprised that you got it to dry? When I TL boolits, I apply as little as possible. The boolits on the...
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    01-12-2018, 02:45 PM
    I spray my Iron molds with Kroil (aerosol) and store in air tight food storage containers. The first containers I've found are made by "Lock-n-Lock", they were $4 each, but now are they are no longer made, I have seen are others like SnapLock and...
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    01-12-2018, 02:36 PM
    It doesn't work like that. What will happen is you will get irradic results in BHN from one batch to another. Have you read this? http://www.lasc.us/HeatTreat.htm
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 02:23 PM
    Annealed GC: Sometimes a GC seats stubbornly, making them difficult to crimp on squarely during sizing. Annealing them (copper or Aluminum) will soften the metal allowing them to be seated easily and squarely. I've never needed to do that, but...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 02:18 PM
    pineknot, Welcome to the forum. You've asked some good questions. tigweldit gave you some good answers. If you haven't read the Lyman cast bullet handbook 4th Ed. ...find one and read it. It goes into detail about the all the facets of...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 01:09 PM
    I deleted many posts. To those who's posts got deleted, please re-read the rules. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?335525-S-amp-S-Rules-amp-Definitons&p=4057211#post4057211
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 12:55 PM
    2400 would be an excellent choice for "ruger only" loads in 45 colt.
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    01-11-2018, 11:13 PM
    Some people will tell you that some Lyman molds will drop under-spec boolits. If you use a alloy with less than 5% antimony and if you tend to cast HOT, you may well get under-spec boolits. If you cast with Lyman #2 alloy(95-5-5), a 311359...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 06:53 PM
    It's probably a shot in the dark, But I sent Lee an email suggesting a "Limited Run" of the 410-195-SWC in 6 cavity. They are a banner advertiser here...so they should know about us...I mentioned there could be a bunch of us that cast for 41 cal,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 06:18 PM
    Well, I just finished cleaning the gun. It was Lead fouled pretty good. It took about 25 patches to clean it out. I use a brass jag and thick flannel shirt patch. I alternate the following: >wrapping a string of copper choreboy on the patch...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 05:45 PM
    I started a thread on the NOE forum to start a discussion about a lightweight SWC in 41 cal. The Lee 410 195 SWC works great, but they don't offer it in a 6 cavity. The old Lyman 41032/410032 is hit and miss as they vary from 200gr to 225gr. ...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-11-2018, 01:00 PM
    The Rifle arrived yesterday. Invoice stated: Replaced Carrier, ejector, adjusted lockup, and checked over rifle. initials: H. W. =============== Anyway, I opened the box, they reused my rifle case as packing, that was nice, I wasn't sure I'd get...
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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