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    Today, 04:05 PM
    I am happy to report that I received four PM's from others expressing interest in this Dillon 550, and Huntnman will become its new owner! Thank you to those who responded to this post!
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    Today, 08:30 AM
    dragon813gt -- Thank you again. I am happy to read your, "Your offer is more than fair and quite the deal". Frankly, the press costs me nothing to just hang on to, and my offer was/is -- not a penny less or more than I gave for it -- exactly what I...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    dragon813gt -- Thanks for information; I had not looked up any new prices, so I just checked Dillon web-site. The press ($369), dieset ($68), Strong Mount ($51), Roller handle ($48), Cover ($24), and bullet table ($26) total to $586.00. But, to me...
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    b money (and/or others) -- A very good shooting buddy of mine named Harold passed not that long ago. He and his wife kept their heads figuratively above water with two S S retirement cheques coming. Upon passing, Anne -- his widow -- had but one,...
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    12-06-2018, 08:31 PM
    After too many years of frozen feet -- I finally learned a "secret". To wit, TWO pairs of socks makes all the difference in the world. Get a pair of thin, poly socks from a ski center or sporting goods store. They're not cheap -- the ones I use...
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    12-06-2018, 08:21 PM
    For what its worth, I had a similar paradigm, and using a Tiger Saw (Rockwell version of Sawzall) the blade I was using kept on getting coated with the lead, so it only worked for a short order before it stopped cutting. Only store open with blades...
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    12-04-2018, 09:17 AM
    One of my "dis-likes" about this tool is when taking apart loaded rounds, the bullet ends up on bottom along with the powder. Most of the time powder is stuck to the lub in cast bullet grooves as well. And -- vis either static electricity or...
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    12-03-2018, 08:11 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Slip sinker mold in Our Town
    I do cast quite a variety of fishing sinkers, with Do-It being the maker of most of my moulds. Regardless, two great sources of wire, more moulds, and even the pre-formed inserts are Netcraft in Ohio -- www.jannsnetcraft.com -- and Barlow's Tackle...
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    12-03-2018, 05:56 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread factory ammo in Factory Rifles
    I am sorry for your failures! Few things can be so troublesome as hearing a click instead of a bang -- but, I believe we all can be thankful you were not in a self-defense situation when you found some to be duds. If it was me, I'd both eMail...
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    12-03-2018, 08:44 AM
    A BIG double re warnings posted re weight. A fairly local couple, two years ago, were using a turkey fryer to melt lead when -- I do not know the exact details -- other than it spilled over as a leg went out -- and the lady sustained quite severe...
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    12-03-2018, 08:23 AM
    I will be privileged to purchase this: RCBS .44-165 bullet mould and handles georgerkahn PM to follow PM attempt: My attempt to PM payment request info was interceded with the site message, "Ohio Rusty has exceeded their stored private...
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    12-02-2018, 10:35 AM
    Imho, the conditions of storage are most important, too. A gentleman who was in advanced years when I knew him -- an Australian fellow named George S. -- spent his gainful-employ years on United Kingdom vessels -- through two wars. He told me the...
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    12-02-2018, 10:17 AM
    Sounds like awesome, hard to find brass, from an awesome seller at a GREAT price! If my supply of U S .30 Carbine brass wasn't a tad past "excessive" ;) -- I'd had jumped on this yesterday! Which... sounds like it's worthy of a Sunday morning...
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    12-01-2018, 09:11 AM
    On the Titan Reloading email update list, a reference on primers is its main theme for their (Dennis's) December newsletter. Wowsers! Quite a well-written, most informative article referenced, which was written by Tom Mchale for Guns America...
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    12-01-2018, 09:01 AM
    I, too, am an aficionado of the olllld .22s, having a few in my safe. My two cents to the thread is questioning the "advantage" of having large capacity magazines to these, which -- just to ME -- ain't (sic) necessarily so! Albeit I'm an old...
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    11-30-2018, 03:52 PM
    I acquired a few really-junk dies a while back -- years ago. They ARE already threaded 7/8"-14; unscrew the smaller parts from the die, and you have a nice "sleeve" to hold a 1/4" machine bolt, the head at die's bottom, with the ability to use said...
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    11-29-2018, 09:37 AM
    (JUST a "tongue in cheek" note: At a recent gun show I attended, I saw a few M1 Carbines, and a 1903 Springfield -- maybe four rifles of a short-twenty offering -- which commanded EXTRA money due to their "added" adornments. The Springfield had a...
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    11-29-2018, 09:16 AM
    I have three of the older Lyman furnaces, which had the "weak links" of both a bimetallic thermostat, and of greater consequence a mica receptacle to plug A.C. cord in to. The archaic thermostats on two pots were simply bypassed -- I plug into a...
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    11-28-2018, 05:55 PM
    Congrats on your fine purchase! A(nother) friend/shooting buddy passed about a year ago, and from many moons' kidding about it, I was offered his 629 classic. No bargain, either... a fair price. Mine is the blued version which came in a wooden...
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    11-27-2018, 09:22 AM
    Open to offers: How about fifty U S dollars for: Item1: 03A3 parts kit as follows 2 strikers,2 ejectors 2sears; 1 magazine follower , 1 trigger,1 main spring. These appear to be new parts; some like the sears are also n light cosmoline . According...
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    11-27-2018, 09:15 AM
    Another good point, Sam Hamburger! To add still another stick to this fire, my dad (rest his soul) who carried rifles -- both the Springfield, which HE preferred over the other rifle -- Garand in the WWII Philippine jungles for but a few days short...
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    11-27-2018, 08:45 AM
    My dad had several wood-working (e.g., band-saw, drill press) tools purveyed by Grizzly, which bore labels indicating import by them, situated in Bellingham, Washington. Their https://www.grizzly.com web-site indicates a "home" address in...
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    11-26-2018, 09:33 AM
    Re cartridge case support -- I have no idea. (Matter of fact, I'm pretty uneducated across the board ;) -- which is why I need rely with an extremely high percentage on written proven results gleaned from empirical data of respected sources.) ...
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    11-25-2018, 06:13 PM
    Sam Hamburger -- you made a few great points! To add a couple of more pennies, a fellow in one of the clubs I belong to blew up his SECOND 1903a3 but a few weeks ago (a Smith Corona beauty!). Nothing to do with any heat treating or other possible...
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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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South of the (Canada) border
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Play piano, fish, target shoot, woodworking, chainsaws
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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