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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Don't know if there's standard time limit to sale things like that. It could go overnight if you find a buyer that quickly. ??
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    Sooo - it isn't Christians, as such, that bother you but people in general? Cool shirt idea. People vary. Some folk are pricks, some folk are intellectual lumps; both are meaningless to me but I can still be civil even to them. But...
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    04-01-2020, 09:20 PM
    Been reloading since '65. In that time I've collected a few dozen shell holders from here and there flea markets. Lots of brands, many whom no longer exist and I have many cartridge duplicates. I can't tell any functional difference between the...
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    04-01-2020, 08:14 PM
    If I understand what's behind your question, it's what other uses another mounted press is useful for. ?? Well, how much bench space do you have? I mean, if you're cramped for room now it isn't likely another mounted press would be worth the...
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    04-01-2020, 07:00 PM
    Yep. Like, ALL of our loading tools are the result of decades of small improvements by many people; I don't think it's going to stop in my lifetime. For tool progression, the highly (over) hyped RockChucker press is now in what, it's...
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    04-01-2020, 09:19 AM
    You have something of a rage problem. You speak loudly but, sadly, I doubt that many Christians ever speak to you about anything.
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    03-31-2020, 03:15 PM
    Bad idea. The thickness of powder coat varies a bit but for cast bullets it hardly matters. But a case even a thou too large will make chambering difficult. Answers to questions not asked: Seems some folk don't understand that tarnished...
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    03-31-2020, 12:11 PM
    Starline makes good brass, use it. No one has a chart specifying what each handgun maker or alloy type "needs" by specific brand of cases.
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    03-30-2020, 09:35 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Case cleanning ! in Reloading Equipment
    Admirable but don't look at the "Made in ___" label on your computer. Or cell phone, or any other phone for that matter. Or portable power tools branded DeWalt, Millwakee, Porter-Cable, Skill, etc. (including most hand tools). Or your small...
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    03-30-2020, 09:21 PM
    Lee's collet locking nut virtually assures the locked decapper/expander is centered in the die. I like that, well centered is not common with other dies. I have threaded 1/8" of the top of those decap rods to put a nut on to prevent "pull-out" if...
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    03-30-2020, 01:57 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Cracked Lyman 45 in Casting Equipment
    In my opinion and experience, brazing is the best way to repair most cast iron fractures.
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    03-30-2020, 01:46 PM
    Carbide is highly resistant to normal wear, carbide case sizer rings last for hundreds of thousands of uses but case hardened steel bullet sizers are pretty durable too. Your new sizers are nice but I can't imagine lead bullets ever causing a...
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    03-30-2020, 12:31 PM
    God loves Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons (and non-believers) too, so Christians have an obligation to show His love to them. Showing love does NOT mean we have to pretend their errors may be worth hearing; showing a Godly love means we should give...
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    03-28-2020, 10:10 PM
    Any acid will have some effect on most metals. I love muriatic acid to quickly (hour or two) dissolve rust from things I want to salvage but I wouldn't use it on my cases, mostly because white vinegar is as strong as we need to remove the black...
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    03-24-2020, 08:20 PM
    Jamming a fired case into a FL sizer as far as we can make it go is a good idea ONLY if we're making ammo that will be as swapped around as factory stuff. One of the most significant advantages we handloaders have (but often overlook) is that we...
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    03-24-2020, 01:44 AM
    Liberty Tree, eBay, I'd try polishing the lifter surface first. You could compare it to your old one, and see if they have the same profile. https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2107&idcategory=40 Sent...
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    03-22-2020, 12:32 PM
    Ditto. I can understand that some folk really appreciate the fine surface machining of Redding, Forster, etc., tools. What I've never understood is those dummies who (LOUDLY!) proclaim Lee's tools to be "junk"! As you observe, Lee's tools work...
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    03-22-2020, 11:43 AM
    ALL crimpers work best when the case lengths are the same. Lee's FCD collet crimpers (rifle) are easily the least affected by modest case length differences; I wouldn't have any others. (Ditto Lee's collet type neck sizers.)
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    03-22-2020, 11:35 AM
    Those pullers that look the same are the same. What varies from time to time is the "alloy" of the plastic so some are more or less breakable than others of the same brand. That said, the most robust inertia pullers I've tried are made by...
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    03-22-2020, 10:41 AM
    We really can't discount obturation Bazoo, it happens. When big, heavy bullets like your's are seated over near max charges they WILL obturate and do so quite well. And when a bullet enters the barrel the bullet will be exactly what the barrel...
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    03-22-2020, 10:27 AM
    What you drop is obviously not what it's marked for so you have a right to be "confused". Only way that could happen is for the mold to be mismarked when it was made. That bullet should work great for a .303 British.
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    03-22-2020, 09:54 AM
    Few of us can afford a mike that can read 1/10,000 of an inch and our common SAAMI specified chambers wouldn't see any difference to 1/1,000 inch - or more - anyway. ??? Don't know how many cases a Forster carbide cutter can do before...
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    03-21-2020, 11:36 PM
    Still using my thirty year old Quinetics, Distributed by RCBS, puller. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    03-21-2020, 10:49 AM
    I've come to love my old Forster (hand held) neck turner. It's simple enough to adjust and their carbide cutter with a small cut-out for case shoulders make it work very well.
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    03-20-2020, 07:43 PM
    Here's a pic. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    03-20-2020, 07:36 PM
    Wow! That sounds like the old one they quit using 20-30 years ago. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    03-20-2020, 06:58 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Lachmiller in Reloading Equipment
    John Wayne died. So did Steve Mcqueen, Randolf Scott, Tex Ritter, etc. Both Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson are getting old. Meaning most of the movie stars with gonads bigger than BBs are gone. We're left with mostly modern movie star...
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    03-20-2020, 05:20 PM
    Contrary to popular "wisdom", a mirror polished sizer wall or expander button does NOT make it easier to use. What's needed is a tad of lubricant between the brass and steel and a matt surface holds sizing lube much better than a slick surface. ...
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    03-20-2020, 04:50 PM
    It should look like this. EZ expander is a good description for all of mine. Necking brass up has never been as smooth with any other brand. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    03-20-2020, 04:00 PM
    I'm an old shooter/reloader guy who likes for words to mean what they should mean. Not that it matters a whole lot but what gets called a "smelting" pot by many of today's shooters is really a melting pot. Smelting is the process of obtaining...
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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