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    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    I've long made my 7.65 Arg. cases from surplus .30-06 cases jammed into Herter's dies. Herter's tools were the Lee of their day, so inexpensive that a lot of people sneered at them but, like Lee's, they did and still do exactly what any other brand...
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Case mouth chamfering was invented to solve your bullet wall shaving problem. ;) Handguns aren't B.R. rifles and there's not much reward in trying to load for them as if they are. I've never found micrometer level seating depths to make any...
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    Absolutely. BUT, while the country (government) has connived to distance us from the "faith of our fathers", all is not yet lost. God has - once again - sheltered a remnant for himself; this forum is proof of that! (1 King 19:18) The Great...
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread Cast 9mm, 12 pine tree in Cast Boolits
    I know what you mean. I was shocked when my 30 WCF loaded with Ranch Dog 311165's punched holes through a 3/8" thick steel plate. I was used to seeing my other boolits shatter. These had a bhn of 22 when I cast them. I guess they got much harder. ...
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    06-05-2020, 08:12 PM
    Don't get to broken up, you're better off now than you realise. If you knew how many hours an average man had to work to purchase those "inexpensive" devices back then you would know that most of it actually costs less in real terms today than they...
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    06-05-2020, 07:07 PM
    My rant was/is in recognition of what God has planned and told us about as opposed to those who say, in effect, "Behold, all things continue like always so this worsening mess doesn't mean anything to be concerned about." (2 Pet 3:4) To those...
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    06-05-2020, 03:05 PM
    Point by point, I believe you're right. BUT ... the difference today is the scale of social degeneration of "good" vs. "evil" that has drastically shifted away from good in one lifetime. My great-grandchildern will grow up in an immoral, ignorant...
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    06-04-2020, 12:24 PM
    My de- and re- capper station has long been two little Lee "Reloader" presses mounted side by side (about 2" apart). One press has a Lee Universal decap die and the other has an old Lee Auto-Prime II; I love that primer handling system!
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    06-04-2020, 12:02 PM
    I've used two brands of bag balm, both from a farm supply store. Both work very well for case lube but the lubracating ingredient in both is wax and lanolin.
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    06-04-2020, 11:45 AM
    Guffy, I'm puzzled; in a longish post you refer to your favorite "No Name" case lube and how diligently you searched for it. But you've said nothing that can help (or matters to) anyone, and then end up recognising that no one cares what you won't...
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    06-04-2020, 10:20 AM
    1hole replied to a thread head stamp in Case Forming / Re-forming
    Yes, that's the reason the case bulge occurs. No one has suggested sizing the solid head and, even if that could happen, it would make the bulge more pronounced the next time it's fired. All that's needed is to size the swollen wall back to...
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    06-03-2020, 04:11 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Berry's bullets in Our Town
    The few things I've gotten from Berry over the years, including .357 and .44 SWC bullets, have been excellent. I believe their vib. tumblers and impact bullet pullers are the very best tools of their types on the market. I have to suspect that...
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    06-02-2020, 10:13 PM
    1hole replied to a thread head stamp in Case Forming / Re-forming
    So, the actual fit between the case's heads (actually, the rapidly thinning part of the head's transition from the solid web to the body wall) and every FL sizer ever made doesn't matter so, in your world, no visible pressure bulge will ever...
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    06-02-2020, 09:58 PM
    For good work you must have a snuggly fitted neck-to-pilot contact and set the cutter so you'll have the thickness you want/need. Checking wall thickness from time to time won't hurt of course but I doubt you'll ever see a change. So do I...
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    06-02-2020, 09:34 PM
    "Winning" in this instance is a deadly serious personal matter, not a silly contest for all humanity. Personally, I love knowing I'm on the winning side.
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    06-02-2020, 06:17 PM
    Guess a week is long enough to let others have a shot at this one. ?? PM to follow.
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    06-02-2020, 06:06 PM
    I used to, not now. Age hurts eyes more than scopes. But peeps have about died and that's a shame, they were very good sights and remain so today for most woods hunters. The only rifle I have now with a peep is my old .54 caliber TC Renegade...
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    06-02-2020, 08:57 AM
    Tell you how to measure real bullet grip. Use your micrometer and measure a sized neck at a marked point, then seat a bullet and measure the same point. Then carefully pull the bullet and mike the same neck point again; no matter how much...
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    06-02-2020, 08:36 AM
    Lee deliberately leaves some slack in those seater plug threads to prevent galling and allow for easy seating depth changes, it has nothing to do with inability to cut threads in steel. The O rings are perfectly capable of holding their setting...
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    06-01-2020, 09:22 PM
    All I need is that rubber O ring. I've been using a few of Lee's seaters a looong time and have NEVER had one to change the depth setting without me doing it. And, after I finally got a concentricity/runout gage, I found that my Lee's load as...
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    06-01-2020, 08:53 PM
    There's a lot of misunderstanding about what constitutes "bullet grip." Truth is, about a thousant of actual neck-to-bullet "grip" is all we can get, anything more than that is simply the bullet acting as an expander and stretching the brass passed...
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    06-01-2020, 08:14 PM
    1hole replied to a thread head stamp in Case Forming / Re-forming
    The issue here isn't how/why the bulge occurs, it's the fact that a minimum diameter tolerance FL die can and will reduce that solid case head bulge to its original (unfired) size.
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    06-01-2020, 08:05 PM
    Guffy, everyone who has read (and struggled to understand) even a few of your vainglorious proclimations knows you have more of everything than God and are certain you have god-like knowledge of all things firearms related. What we rarely see is...
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    06-01-2020, 12:14 PM
    I waited a whole day for someone else to jump on your Hornet dies but I'm not waiting any longer! :)
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    06-01-2020, 12:04 PM
    Your cases weren't "all that clean" or just didn't have a highly polished shine?
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    05-31-2020, 09:30 PM
    I have a 50s Balvar (Bosh&Lomb) 1.5-3x28 scope on my equally old Marlin 336/.35 Rem and my normal hunting sounds exactly like your's. That old scope still doesn't fog and the optics are quite good for distancies like our's; I wouldn't swap it, even...
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    05-31-2020, 09:14 PM
    1hole replied to a thread head stamp in Case Forming / Re-forming
    That fired pressure bulge is common to all ammo, not just the Jap. And the looser/larger the chamber is and the smaller/tighter the FL sizer is, the more observable the bulge will be.
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    05-31-2020, 08:52 PM
    It's not that simple Thorney; harder vs. soft brass is a relative thing because both are pretty hard. "Harder brass" can take a little more pressure for a short time but, being harder already, it work hardens faster and can split early. "Soft...
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    05-31-2020, 01:36 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread Casting for 30/30 in Cast Boolits
    Go with a heavier GC FN boolit. I like the RD 311165 RF, Lyman 311041, and the RCBS 30-180-FN. I use the fattest boolit that will function in my 336. For a general purpose round I load them between 1500 and 1700 fps. For deer I use 170gr jacketed...
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Like rifles, handguns and shotguns, in that order. Have a personal 100 yd range/bench at home,
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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