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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Thanks everyone for your help and advice. I should have mentioned that I embarked on this project to prevent going loony during this virus quarantine. Anything but sitting around, watching reruns on t.v.! Larry, I wish I'd have seen your post...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 AM
    Welcome to the club...........I think a lot of us are getting a little impatient with this quarantine thing. Kind of like being snowed in for the winter....without the snow. I had a similar problem with my RCBS powder measure throwing oddball...
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    04-04-2020, 06:28 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread WTS moulds in Swappin & Sellin
    I can't believe nobody jumped on the 287308. If I didn't already have 2 of them I'd be on it like white on rice. Free bump. if the 311332 falls through I'll take it.
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    04-04-2020, 04:33 PM
    Since all my priceless Norma 6.5 Swede brass is loaded with J-words, I decided to form more brass from 30-06 for cast lead shooting. Easy as pie, right? Just lube that baby up and shove it home, trim and you got cher self a Swede case, right? Uh,...
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    04-04-2020, 08:32 AM
    Since I'm forming 6.5 from 30-06, I might try it as an initial sizing die and then open the neck back up with an expanding die in my 310 tool. The first case I ran into the ordinary sizing die wrinkled badly at the shoulder, despite Imperial sizing...
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    04-04-2020, 06:45 AM
    I haven't reloaded for my 6.5 Swede in many years, but the time had come. So, I hauled out my set of Lee dies.......still in the old round plastic container......and was mystified by THREE dies instead of the expected two. I have the usual...
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    04-03-2020, 06:42 PM
    I had a similar problem like the OP's, but with a box of CCI's that were so old the boxes were black and white....probably early sixties vintage and God knows how they were stored before I got them. Seemed like 1 out of every 5 didn't go off. I...
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    04-02-2020, 11:54 AM
    The die you describe with the "fat" adjustment screw is, in fact, their 'universal' decapping die. It has no expander or sizing capability, just the depriming pin and that's what I ordered. Now, back to the bench....................:)
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    04-02-2020, 12:03 AM
    I examined the expander with the idea of just removing the ball and found that it's actually the decap pin retainer also! In other words, it's all one piece.......so there went THAT idea. I found a separate universal decapping die, so I'll just...
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    04-01-2020, 07:05 PM
    A Lee Loader in .38 Special was my introduction to reloading, clear back in the stone age times of 1969 or so. The price was a whopping $9.95, brand new, which was my limit at $99/week paycheck. I read the instructions carefully and deprimed all...
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    04-01-2020, 06:03 PM
    I have two bits of information for those who may be new to the Lyman 310 "tong" tool. The first I've posted before, but it should be brought up from time to time. The second I just discovered today. 1. When setting up the depriming die, make sure...
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    04-01-2020, 07:48 AM
    No reported cases of COVID-19 in our county.........yet. We're not naive enough to think we'll be completely spared, but still make the occasional trip to the store, etc. First couple of weeks wasn't too bad.........lots of small jobs around the...
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    03-22-2020, 03:44 PM
    I have a Lee bottom draw pot which has performed beautifully for about two years or so. I started having trouble with the infamous "Lee drip" about three months ago, so I drained and cleaned the whole thing. I lapped the rod tip in the spout and...
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    03-18-2020, 06:08 AM
    Yes, I know. I have seven on the shelf in my medicine cabinet.
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    03-12-2020, 12:24 PM
    Sure it is. We all have preferences and likes, especially when it comes to the transfer of information. It either gets across to you, or it doesn't and that's the author's job. After many years of reading mechanical blueprints, I EXPECT an...
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    03-11-2020, 10:48 PM
    (In a husky, whispered voice)................."They'll never knowwww.............." :) I have George Nonte's book, "Pistolsmithing" also. Some VERY interesting information in that one. Like the cartridge conversion book, many home shop adaptive...
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    03-11-2020, 12:29 PM
    Sorry I took so long to reply............mama had some honey-do's....... Book Title: The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions..........1056 pages Author: John J. Donnelly Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Company It's a large,...
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    03-11-2020, 07:36 AM
    I own both books mentioned. Nonte's book is excellent as far as it goes, but there is another on my shelf that is more up to date.......I'll have to put the title here later as it's out of reach at the moment. I inherited Narramore's book after...
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    03-10-2020, 05:26 PM
    Bingo! I just got back from the range and decided to try a load of 12 grains/Unique. Set everything up and started throwing charges. Maximum variation this time was around a tenth, or what I would expect from a Uniflow. The 2400 looks perfectly...
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    03-10-2020, 03:59 PM
    Okay, I set up my scale and carefully leveled it to where the pointer was EXACTLY on zero. I then set the balance weights to 16 and selected the correct Pacific check weights that add up to 16, then placed them in the pan. The balance came to rest...
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    03-10-2020, 03:36 PM
    Thanks for the advice guys. I'll disassemble the measure again, take it out to the shop and blow some compressed air through all the openings. I'll also verify the scale with check weights, something I should have done in the first place. As for...
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    03-10-2020, 02:13 PM
    I've owned my RCBS Uniflow since the very early seventies, when I first began reloading in earnest. It's always thrown powders pretty much "dead on" plus or minus perhaps a tenth.......very reliable. Yesterday I was setting up to throw 16 grain...
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    03-09-2020, 06:55 PM
    I used a handful of .348 given by a friend. I trimmed to length and used Lee .41 Swiss dies to form, then fired a .44 lead pistol bullet on top of 10 grains of Unique. All shots were very low of course, due to the sights, but all hit pretty much in...
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    03-08-2020, 03:02 PM
    I've gotten excellent function and accuracy with a 130 grain lead bullet and 11 grains of 2400. It's all I load anymore for my carbine.
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    03-08-2020, 05:37 AM
    bluejay75 As I posted earlier,no longer want in on this,I'm on an MP c432-250 would rather have thanks,sorry. 1)no34570 at gmail dot com -HP- .434- 2 Cavity GC-Aluminum
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Shooting since I was 5. Reloading since I was 20.
Alturas, California...where the west still lives!
Shooting, reloading, machine tools, restoring old machinery.


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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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