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    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Quite a while back, a friend had a counterweight (commercial) on his S&W 41, and I wanted one -- as listed in Gil Hebard book, but, too costly for me. What we did was coat his with electric insulator wax, and put it in the "plaster" (??) in a...
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    01-22-2020, 05:06 PM
    I do exactly as pasted here. I have been told -- and follow this method -- to remove metals and "who-knows?" -- with my melt temperature as low as it may be to (hopefully) avoid melting in any zinc. I then both raise up the temp, and primarily use...
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    01-21-2020, 03:55 PM
    Check my Post #8, hereabove. It took a bit of time for me to develop confidence in the D-Terminator. A "trick" I do is to take a paper-clip and trim it with a pair of diagonal cutting pliers to EXACT total weight of powder I wish. Hence, it is...
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    01-21-2020, 08:05 AM
    My conversation with NOE continued, and apparently, voiced by them, one of the major snafu's is the "username, pass-word, email, log-in: ??????" (my words) challenge. The username to use, I believe, is one's personal email address -- NOT the handle...
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    01-21-2020, 07:54 AM
    dogmower -- thanks for details (Post #8). I have a couple of bags of sand-blast sand and an extra Lyman pot, and may very well give your method a try. I will have 750* TempLaq on the tip plus 450* near base, just to be OCD ;), with a pot of cool...
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    01-19-2020, 05:22 PM
    Michael and Anthony Pucci, Jr. make a living selling (primarily) military firearms and parts thereto. They have always treated me more than well, and *I* would not hesitate in asking Tony or Mike. They are situated on Long Island, New York, having...
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    01-19-2020, 04:41 PM
    Greg S -- I took the liberty of contacting NOE on your behalf -- just vis inability to communicate, and Mr. Nelson sent me the following eMail: " Sun 1/19/2020 1:19 PM George Thanks for the heads up We are getting back...
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    01-19-2020, 10:50 AM
    I concur almost 100% with posts here-above, before mine! I use, and mostly rely upon an Ohaus triple-beam, "Dial-A-Grain" from the 1960s. However, I do have and regularly use a Dillon brand "Determinator" scale, which I have positioned under the...
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    01-19-2020, 10:39 AM
    jimkim, I have four or five micrometers, all, save one (a Proto set) of which I purchased quite used. My criteria, as told to me by an old, seasoned professional university machinist, was to have a U S one dollar bill in hand. Close the mic' to...
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    01-19-2020, 10:23 AM
    dogmower -- sounds like an ingenious idea! In addition to time/temp challenge of annealing the case front, I have been frightened (literally!) -- quite fearful -- in my annealing attempts at getting the case base too hot -- e.g., accidentally...
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    01-18-2020, 02:01 PM
    I purchased -- all brand new, never ever used, except for the mould handle -- a ".348 Winchester Package" for a friend, Hughie, who had the misfortune of getting quickly ill and passing before he could give me the cash, and my providing the goods. ...
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    01-18-2020, 01:43 PM
    PM will be sent Re RCBS die set.
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    01-18-2020, 07:43 AM
    Three things, to wit: 1st, I'd email Mr. Nelson ( for the site, or for him) -- he has always been "super, plus!" at replying to email I have sent him (mostly ;) when I screw up a mould order, and...
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    01-17-2020, 10:39 PM
    I couldn't pass on an email offer from NOE received today, providing pretty much a "double discount" to "wring out" their new web-site. Noted, too, was that their tech difficulties require one to go to the old site for forum and similar, but...
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    01-17-2020, 12:55 PM
    NOT any sort of a wanna'be machinist, what I did years back with a 4-cavity Lyman mould with identical problem was to set mould on drill press table, and found the largest number (e.g., #1 - #60) drill bit which would just fit in the rusted/stripped...
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    01-17-2020, 12:39 PM
    I use cardboard boxes (I now have 55 or 56 of these) stacked and labeled on shelves in garage -- where I have my decapping, pin tumbling, and annealing set-up, as well as doing most of my casting. The cardboard boxes are relatively inexpensive; I...
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    01-15-2020, 09:20 AM
    I have an air rifle I do this swap on: a Leupold scope for target, and a red dot for critter dispatch. (It is a .22 caliber PCP Benjamin Marauder) My answer may sound/be "funny" (as in, "strange"), as I can take off and put either on what seems as...
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    01-15-2020, 09:09 AM
    What you do not see, is I have a hole drilled in the aluminum in which I have a PID thermocouple which (I use PID for several different operations) slides in when casting, to keep aluminum block at ~350*F. Bion, I was at a local junk yard seeking...
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    01-15-2020, 08:57 AM
    MOST sadly :( I do not get enough venison to justify the expense of a commercial type crank unit, although I drool at a few in the LEM catalog ;)... However, a few years ago my younger son served an awesomely tender and delicious (deer) steak...
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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.
South of the (Canada) border
Play piano, fish, target shoot, woodworking, chainsaws
happily retired after 42 years at one job!


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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