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  • gnoahhh's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 12:05 PM
    The thing about heating epoxy or thinning it with solvent is that you will definitely compromise the integrity of the joint. This from a West System engineer. Something to consider when contemplating such deeds.
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    06-04-2018, 10:49 PM
    Finishing oil employed as pore filler is a losing proposition, especially if you live where there's a good chance it'll get thoroughly soaked multiple times per year. Fill the pores with a good varnish, or better yet epoxy, sanded down between...
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    06-04-2018, 10:26 PM
    I've owned them both, and kept the Lyman. No good reason, they're both good. I guess the ergonomics suited me better, dunno.
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    06-04-2018, 10:19 PM
    For .30-30 (and .303 Savage) hunting loads (1800-2000fps) in Savage M1899's and a M54 Winchester I have no need to stray beyond 3031 and the 4895's. Straight COWW's (and a pinch of tin if going into one of a couple recalcitrant molds that require it...
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    05-31-2018, 08:53 AM
    I'm here, Rich! Yes, I too have had a .303 crush for a long time. I duplicate the old W-W 190 Silvertip load with a 190 grain FN bullet out of an old custom Saeco mold. Cast from ww's at 11-12bhn and driven with 28 grains 3031 it is both accurate...
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    05-31-2018, 08:40 AM
    Mercuric primers went out of use around the turn of the 20th century. Unless they are super old blanks that isn't an issue. Personally, no matter how cheap or free empty blank cases are they just aren't hardly worth the hassle to mess with,...
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skeet/trap/ Sp Clays/pistol/rifle cast bullet shooting
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Yacht carpenter

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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