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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    03-30-2015, 07:10 PM
    I use one in .44 mag for heavyweight boolits, 300 grains +. I have no means of quantifying boolet pull so I can't say for sure it provides any advantage. I can say I like how the die is finished and the appearance of uniformity in the finished...
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  • 3006guns's Avatar
    03-28-2015, 07:09 AM
    Good replies all, folks. Kinda brings a tear to the old eyes, knowing that I'm not the only casting, reloading, case forming, experimenting fool out there! I was asked once by someone if I was a hunter. This person knew very little about firearms...
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    03-27-2015, 10:59 AM
    I had to chuckle a bit.......the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Sound familiar? :)
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    03-26-2015, 07:56 PM
    .......just for the sake of reloading? Just to play around trying different die settings, seating depths, priming devices? "Let's work up a load for the 7.7 Jap.....and try a harder boolit this time when I get out to the range. Need to load those...
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  • 3006guns's Avatar
    03-26-2015, 06:50 PM
    Not currently from Lyman however if you contact The 310 Shop in Texas, Rick might be able to assemble a set of custom dies for you.
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    03-25-2015, 09:09 PM
    A rag moistened with lighter fluid will remove that RCBS lube. By the way, I'm using CCI primers FROM THE SIXTIES that were stored in less than perfect conditions and they all go bang. Some day I'll get through all of them and start using my "fresh"...
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    03-25-2015, 12:34 PM
    Amazon: Ebay: ...
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    03-25-2015, 09:30 AM
    Nevertheless, I've found at least five retailers.......some of them major......who are advertising the hand press as "cast iron". I actually got a little excited as I always wanted one made of cast bronze for durability. Thought maybe Lee had taken...
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    03-25-2015, 06:48 AM
    As I thought! It surprised me that so many retailers would make such a mistake in their advertising!
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    03-24-2015, 11:08 PM
    I guess I haven't been keeping up on things like I should........... I was browsing the reloading stuff on Ebone (just for laughs) and found two Lee hand presses being advertised as "cast iron". I chuckled at the seller's lack of accuracy until...
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    03-24-2015, 05:36 PM
    I don't know who made it, but it has to be the most over engineered and beautifully built thingee around......especially for a single purpose! Why not try the antique reloading tool forum?
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    03-23-2015, 08:46 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Am I wrong???? in Our Town
    Why not? It's your property and your perogative.
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    03-22-2015, 07:26 PM
    Methinks you'll do well at this game. Anyone who takes the time to read and research the craft does. Thank you. The M dies I've measure usually expand the case neck about 1.5 to 2 thou larger than standard 2 die sets. They bell case mouths in...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    03-22-2015, 03:00 PM
    My diameters are are essentially the same but they're a slight scooch longer. Small pin 1.888 x 1.6301 large pin 1.882 x 1.9850
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  • 3006guns's Avatar
    03-22-2015, 04:21 AM
    Wow..........that's a new one. I won a set of 6.5 Jap dies in an Ebay auction, but they're actually Truline dies so I'll have to take a look at that expander ball now. Thanks for the info!
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    03-21-2015, 10:11 PM
    3006guns replied to a thread 7.62X40 Load Data in Military Rifles
    I've been mulling over the purchase of an upper for the 300 Blackout. Think I'll wait just a bit.....I like what I see so far.
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    03-21-2015, 11:58 AM
    Thanks guys......I have a dental pick and forceps.............and I'm not afraid to use 'em! :) Update: Well, that was easy! With the case sitting on my bench I simply used a small screwdriver, placed at the inside edge of the check, and gave it...
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    03-21-2015, 10:55 AM
    I loaded 32 rounds of .303 British with a 210 grain, aluminum gas checked bullet. After I finished, I suddenly realized that I had used the wrong powder! Although I could have simply shot them, I decided to pull the bullets, dump the powder and...
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    03-21-2015, 04:15 AM
    If it's a jeweler's lathe.........they're pretty small. Rick at the 310 Shop has all you'll ever need and they're cheap. Since I discovered the "set 'em short" trick I stopped breaking them, although I keep five or so spares with my kit "just in...
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    03-20-2015, 10:00 PM
    The small size has a shorter "snout"......(where the die screws in) compared to the longer "snout" on the large handles. Otherwise they're physically the same size. I only used the rifle caliber dies, so my handles are all large, but I believe you...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    03-20-2015, 11:33 AM
    I'll measure mine when I get home.
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Alturas, California...where the west still lives!
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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