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    05-28-2020, 12:01 AM
    About once a year I empty my Lee 20lb pot and clean it out. I take out the rod and clean the tip with emery cloth or steel wool. I then clean the hole where the rod sits with an old rod spinning with polishing compound. I re-assemble the pot...
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    05-13-2020, 08:52 AM
    "I'll have to try arsenal on my next one." I am very happy with my Arsenal copy of the 311041. Very accurate in my 30-30. I have molds from NOE, Accurate, RCBS and now Arsenal. I will definitely buy from Arsenal again. Steve in N CA
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    05-08-2020, 10:25 AM
    I had to do that with one of my model 28's. I couldn't figure out why it would group 4 shots into one hole at 15 yards then throw the other two. I came across an article about cylinder honing so I did just what you stated. I realized that it...
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    05-07-2020, 10:51 PM
    I always took the simple approach. I started at 80% of max for the bullet/powder I was testing. I went up in .5 gr increments until extraction was sticky. This was the max in MY revolver. YMMV. I then started going down in .5 gr...
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    05-05-2020, 08:46 AM
    I suspect most "hunters" are just crappy shots. When I was drawing tags and hunting every year I would practice, practice, practice. I knew my model 70 was an MOA rifle and I wanted my skills to match my equipment. The end results were all one...
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    05-04-2020, 05:26 PM
    I put a old 6X24 Tasco on my Savage M12 223 bull barrel. It is an older model stamped "HAKKO, JAPAN" on the bottom. It has an adjustable focus on the objective and is very clear. Makes my rifle a joy to shoot.
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    05-03-2020, 12:36 PM
    ACC, I can help you with 38 spl brass. I don't know how I did it but I ended up with hundreds of empties. I think they came in a bulk estate purchase that I made a few years ago. If you pm me your address i would be glad to get them out of...
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    05-02-2020, 10:40 AM
    Guys, thank you very much! I knew that I would get the straight dope here. I know what to look for now. Thanks again, Steve in N CA
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    05-01-2020, 02:07 AM
    Hello friends, I am looking to start a new adventure in casting and loading. I am almost ashamed to admit this but with all of the reloading and casting I have done I have never loaded any shotgun shells. I have never owned or even handled a...
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    05-01-2020, 01:44 AM
    I seat and crimp in separate operations already. When loading jacketed bullets or cast bullets of normal diameters a FCD works great. But in my microgroove barrels or barrels with oversized bores I get the best accuracy at diameters that...
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    04-30-2020, 03:34 PM
    I liked mine so much I bought a second one. Steve in N CA
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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