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    01-19-2018, 06:39 PM
    I participated in a few of the Lee mold buys. The wait times varied from so-so to bad but that was because they were the only game in town. With a few custom mold makers to chose from (who have great track records), I see no reason to use Lee for...
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    01-19-2018, 09:41 AM
    I've got a first generation RCBS electronic powder scale and dispenser. They do okay. The dispenser can take a while when dropping large charges. The scale seems to be accurate but sometimes it'll bounce back/forth a tenth of a grain before...
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    01-16-2018, 10:01 PM
    Off topic here; need some help with this hat. I have an old German Alpine Hat that was my father's, purchased in the late 70's, early 80's when he was stationed in Germany. It's in need of some reshaping. The hat is misshapen and no longer stiff...
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    01-12-2018, 10:49 AM
    Bump I recently got a Sig Tango 4 scope (the Tango line is geared more for tactical use). I am very impressed with the quality and features you get for the cost with the Sig scope. I highly recommend anyone in the market for a new scope take a...
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    12-24-2017, 09:47 PM
    I had a Fluor over the old and a desk light like your link. I am thinking of maybe a newer LED shop style and maybe in a single tube.
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    12-24-2017, 09:37 PM
    To be truthful, I haven’t tried any cuts at this time. I did have a friend help level it with his machinist level. I looked for a decent older American unit but they are scarce in this part of the Midwest. They cost more than what I paid for...
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    12-24-2017, 05:37 PM
    My Grandfather taught me basic reloading as a teen in the late 80's. I taught myself all the advanced techniques. I'm now in my early 40's. I haven't had the pleasure of mentoring a "new" reloader. I have helped many friends through issues and...
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    12-24-2017, 02:33 PM
    Jury is out the overhead shelf. I had extra material so I added it. Once on, I noticed if I gave it a “whack” it would “twang” and I could feel the vibration to the middle of the main beam. I can’t feel it now with the lathe mass resting on it. See...
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    12-24-2017, 01:30 PM
    I google spanning bean stand and torsion beam stand and found lots of ideas. My main came from the stand the gentleman built in the link below. The G0602 doesn’t have a wide four point base like most lathes, but rather it sits on one main cast...
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    12-24-2017, 12:19 PM
    Considering I was actually going to buy a mini lathe at the time I am happy with the 1” bore. The mini was backorded and my father talked me into the larger. It seems to do all I need since I don’t do any major gunsmithing or rebarreling. I have...
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    12-24-2017, 11:52 AM
    When I first bought my Grizzly G0602, I did not get a stand and hastily fastened it in a desk. Worked ok but never highly rigid. I searched and looked for suitable stands but never happy. After 7 years I finally made this one. I have about $175 in...
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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