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    Today, 08:51 AM
    Not sure how well a 3D printed tray would hold up,say you're loading one of the 50 cal pistol rounds with 400+ bullets that's a lot of weight to pile on a plastic tray. I will admit I don't know that much about 3D printing maybe they have a plastic...
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    Today, 08:41 AM
    The 550 is a great machine, it has it's quirks but of the Dillon it's the most versatile. First multi stage press I owned loaded everything from 223 to 45/70 on it. The priming system is what gives people fits but it's easier to deal with than the...
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    07-10-2020, 11:09 AM
    Speer used to have reduced loads in their manuals 55 gr bullets at 22 mag velocity. Wonder if Trail Boss do the job might not work the action though.
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    07-08-2020, 10:01 AM
    One of my 650s is at least 20 years old the other 10 ,I don't think I've done more than 400 rds an hour doing pistol ammo haven't timed rifle. Reloading is not a NASCAR race for me and at the rate I go I can feel any resistance which leads to a part...
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    07-07-2020, 11:04 AM
    I use a 4x4 post to pull bullets with my kinetic puller never takes more than two hits too work. End gets worn down to the chop saw and as good as new.
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    07-07-2020, 10:49 AM
    I don't understand why when a part on a dillon breaks people insist on buying the part when they can get it for free. The last part that wore out on my 650 I called for a replacement it was the indexer and they sent me 2 free . Now it appears to be...
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    07-07-2020, 08:52 AM
    Are we talking the plastic part under the base? I've replace a couple from wear but at one point I replaced the part that engages the indexer with an after mart piece that uses a bearing press runs much smoother now. I've had a Dillon press for the...
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    07-07-2020, 08:33 AM
    Lee reloading is for those who want to reload but don't have a big budget or want to dip their toe in the reloading pond. The other companies are where you go once you have some knowledge and want sturdier equipment. I started with a Lee whack a...
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    07-05-2020, 09:41 AM
    Any build up on my plates a little heat with a torch and a rag with oil/WD40. Sounds like you need to adjust your sprue plate it's too loose.
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    07-02-2020, 09:20 PM
    I'm no biblical scholar,but in the age of DNA and fancy scientific test guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is a shoe in. As a Christian should I ever be called as a juror for a capital case and the evidence shows guilt beyond a reasonable doubt I have...
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    07-02-2020, 12:03 PM
    There's no other cartridge that matches 30 carbine dimensions that I know of. Starline is your best bet for brass rare that they are out of stock. For loaded ammo there's a place in my neck of the woods Target Sports USA that has decent prices on...
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    07-01-2020, 08:14 AM
    I have a fair number of molds from NOE and Accurate and they cast to the diameter on the block. If you order a block from Tom you can specify the diameter you want. I have one Arsenal mold it cast to diameter on the block but be aware the coating on...
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    06-23-2020, 05:09 PM
    I have a slightly used MP 359-125 for sale,doesn't even have the patina on it . 4 cavity 3 sets of hp 2 of which are penta points never got the flat point pins and a few e clips. As much as I like the mold it's just too heavy for long casting...
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    06-22-2020, 06:14 PM
    Mold is aluminium sprue plate is steel,I could cold blue the underside need to get a cheap foam brush for that.
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    06-22-2020, 04:28 PM
    Used the mold earlier the mold release coating is holding up well,I'l try cold blue at some later date.
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    06-22-2020, 09:19 AM
    Sentence corrected,fat fingers small keys.
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    06-21-2020, 10:32 PM
    I sprayed the plate with some Frankford Arsenal mold release to keep the plate from rusting,I do have some Birchwood Casey cold blue I've used it on a sprue that was pitted a bit after I polished and cleaned the plate. I'm just surprised that the...
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    06-21-2020, 07:39 AM
    Krylon makes a high temp paint for bbqs comes in flat black,resists temps up to 1200 degrees F. Plate is magnetic so it's a good bet it's not stainless steel. I thought it was odd that black coating (paint) would come off so easily.
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    06-20-2020, 10:22 PM
    Bought an Arsenal mold from another member here 5 cavity .360 155 gr rnfp. Did some casting with it and after the mold cooled I noticed the sprue plate looked like some lead had stuck to it so I used a little Hoppe's on a rag to clean it and the...
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    06-19-2020, 08:44 AM
    The only aluminium mold I couldn't get to work were Lee molds bought a few could get a decent bullet from them,gave them away. On the other hand I have aluminium nolds from NOE,Accurate,LBT and NEI that cast great bullets. I do have 1 brass mold...
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    06-19-2020, 08:31 AM
    Tried converting 7.62x39 to 6.5 Grendel with little success,easier/cheaper to buy Starline brass. My success rate was zero,cases would either collapse or once formed wouldn't chamber.
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    06-19-2020, 08:21 AM
    Cabela's and Bass Pro are too expensive for my blood. There are a couple of shops that have a limited reloading supplies near me,a 1 hour ride to ME/NH gets me all the supplies I need with prices much cheaper than Cabela's/Bass Pro.
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    06-19-2020, 08:09 AM
    Pretty certain if Midway was sold or a new CEO was elected there would have been a huge news flash across the industry.
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    06-18-2020, 11:21 AM
    DocSavage replied to a thread TV sound bar in Our Town
    I've an older bose unit that works well hooked up to my Samsung 50".
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    06-17-2020, 10:06 AM
    If you can hang it some how remove the size die,plungerand the threaded rod it rides on. Put a pan under it use a heat gun to heat the press to where gravity is your friend,heat the press to where the lube liquifies and flows into the pan. Cheap...
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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