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    08-04-2020, 09:40 AM
    The USPS tracking is awful. FedEx and UPS will tell you every stop but USPS usually just says "shipped" and then "in transit" until it shows up at your door (or not).
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    07-31-2020, 12:46 PM
    Idz replied to a thread Smelting? Not likely. in Cast Boolits
    To add to the confusion: If you cook range scrap in a closed container you produce a lot of carbon from the organic bits in it. And some of the lead and tin from the bullet fragment dust has been oxidized. Lead or tin oxide is reduced by carbon to...
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    07-29-2020, 10:32 AM
    More than you ever need to know is on this forum: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?182089-can-you-make-priming-compound In my percussion caps I use blackpowder instead of match heads along with the rollcap. Caps are becoming harder...
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    07-26-2020, 11:16 AM
    Trick I learned making gas checks was to ensure the formed cap traveled completely through the die. The cap then springs open slightly and catches the edge of the die and strips it off the punch. Your die needs a sharp edge at the exit to act as a...
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    07-18-2020, 12:07 PM
    There is a whole swaging forum on this site with lots of info and plans. For a simple press look up Vickery's "Advanced Gunsmithing" book. Biggest problem is stresses are too high for normal reloading presses to handle.
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    07-12-2020, 09:46 AM
    Our little tyrant governor in New Mexico 'allowed' restaurants to re-open with all sorts of restrictions. The businesses used their few remaining resources to comply and now the little tyrant has revoked permission and issued new edicts to...
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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