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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 AM
    On my "main" loading bench I have one Dillon 550b, and one Lyman All-American turret press. While the 550b stays, I have two more All-Americans I swap with the one mounted -- each set up in three oft-used calibers. Across from bench I have a...
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    thraxx: Great question! I have a few -- may four (?) -- moulds that came with no markings, and even one "mystery mould" with two different sized cavities added to no discernible manufacturer i.d.. What *I* first did was use a Sharpie on the mould...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    I so agree 100% with Anonym's words! I tried (years back) putting an over-expanded flare/bell on the end of my cases to not shave/distort the bullet to be loaded, often resulting in the case's splitting. An added benefit -- in my experiences -- is...
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    I will be privileged to purchase: 1 lot of 45 Schofield brass that includes the following: 100 - Top Brass - New 68 - Starline - New 50 - Starline - Once Fired $30 for the lot PM to follow. Thank you. georgerkahn Payment edit: Funds in...
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    04-05-2020, 10:30 AM
    Battis -- I find it interesting that you have read, "I read a review somewhere that said it didn't work on the 32ACP due to the case length" as, in my experience, that case length is NOT in any way important in use of the Lee die is, imho, one of...
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    04-05-2020, 07:35 AM
    My answer to your question, "Is a crimp even needed?" I believe "sum-thin" needs be done to loaded cases to insure a uniform grip ("uniform grip = uniform accuracy") on your bullets as well as keeping them from moving even a smidgeon in your case...
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    04-05-2020, 07:22 AM
    Imho, you would have NOT either been concerned re weight accuracy, or, just ignored it! Your actions definitely indicate you are NOT losing your mind -- ;) (at least, perhaps in loading :) :) ). Your mistake could have easily gone the other way --...
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    04-04-2020, 03:28 PM
    Through the years, Hensley & Gibbs/George Hensley used two different trough sizes for their handles. You're way ahead of the game, having measured yours. I might suggest contacting Rick at KAL Tool & Die -- a Vendor Sponsor on this forum -- as he...
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    04-04-2020, 03:18 PM
    Congrats on your new mould! To try and answer some of your questions, first -- you bet I'd cast with it! First, of course, I'd gently clean it up; pre-heat it; and, cast away! There is a pretty fine web-site devolted exclusively to these --...
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    04-04-2020, 06:53 AM
    I believe rancher1913's post (#9) is a very important point to keep in mind; adding, toallmy's (#22) suggestion re getting a barking at intruder's critter. I -- just me -- still profess an unopened spray can of Wasp & Hornet Spray next to each door...
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    04-02-2020, 01:21 PM
    Pm sent on #4 HP 457122 mold
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    04-01-2020, 08:23 AM
    I have similar revolver, but in stainless -- the 625-3 “45 Cal of 1983” 5”Barrel .45ACP using moon-clips -- and a friend's 625 in .45 Colt --other than chambering -- seems to be identical. Hence, I'd suggest any .45acp loads pressures would be a...
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    03-31-2020, 09:15 AM
    Running 12-3 wg is what I ran to my shed, albeit I'm only about 120 feet. I modified a 30amp water-heater disconnect box by replacing its 30A 2-pole circuit breaker with two 15amp breakers. My thought (which has proven to be a good one ;) ) is to...
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    03-28-2020, 05:22 PM
    Just as a thought -- if it were me -- I'd fabricate an electric motor wheel, with an eccentric coming off as the wheel turns to move a hardened steel chisel up and down, as your cartridges were slid through a slot/groove just their diameter. As...
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    03-28-2020, 09:29 AM
    blindbernie -- Another tale from my memory files is when I, too, had the SAME query as yours! Having started with the Lyman black stuff, I was about to -- I still recall :) -- lub/size some cast bullets for .32 Remington. While I reckoned the...
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    03-27-2020, 05:40 PM
    I have a 222rem file trim die, Bair made ? Do anything for you??
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    03-27-2020, 08:28 AM
    MY choice is a lead hammer cast from a Hensley & Gibbs mould hammer mould! Two "sad" notes: 1st, waaay back when, I recall (sort of -- I don't believe I dreamed it ;)) there was a "floating one" on this site -- where one could sign it out, receive...
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    03-27-2020, 08:18 AM
    One fellow PM'd me he thought he had one... BUT, :( could not find it. Hence, I'm trying a "bump" -- hoping my luck in finding one of these moulds increases. Thank you! geo
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    03-26-2020, 07:55 PM
    cwtebay -- "been there - done that!" -- embarrassed to say, more than twice -- or was three the bad charm? After the first, I gave a bit of thought, and found the shell holder for the larger case. I found -- just by happerstance -- a flat washer...
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    03-25-2020, 07:46 PM
    I find myself in the market for a real "want" -- to wit, a mould designed for casting (0.251) .25 acp bullets. Any of the three I desire are: Lyman 252-435 RCBS 25-050-RN NOE RD-TL255-50 RF (this, preferably in brass) (I'm sure there are...
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Happily married w/ both sons grownup and moved away; wife is retired RN. God knows how many years either of us will have... but trying to live the best of whatever there will be.
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happily retired after 42 years at one job!


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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