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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    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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  • SWANEEDB's Avatar
    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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    03-25-2020, 04:24 PM
    blindbernie -- Your question actually put a smile on my face! Back in the early 1970s, I got into Bullseye shooting, and the .38 S&W Special store-bought fodder clearly was way out of my budget. I sent off to Gander Mountain (they were only a...
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    03-24-2020, 11:07 AM
    Prcshooter posted (Post #4): "Cut, anneal, size then neck turn would be my method" -- precisely what I have done, and recommend your trying. To go from 1.76" (223) length to the 1.368" case length of the 300 BO requires a hair less than 0.4"...
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    03-24-2020, 10:48 AM
    My wife :) found a pack of toilet tissue :) :) :) at Wal*Mart, but both that store as well as two local supermarkets had not a single loaf of bread available. Only "bread" product was a couple of packs of whole-grain English muffins (she did grab...
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    03-24-2020, 07:37 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Preheating mold in Cast Boolits
    How I do it? I have a G E Electric hot plate with its thermostat contacts shorted across, plugged in to a PID unit. A small galvanized pot with a grommet-ed hole in rear for the PDF temp sensor; a probe-type oven thermometer epoxied in a hole at...
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    03-23-2020, 05:44 PM
    I have had poor results drilling hardened steel. You may wish to check machinery handbooks to determine the correct speed for the size you're planning on drilling, as a first. The correct r.p.m.'s of the drill bit -- which varies by diameter is...
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    03-23-2020, 07:56 AM
    PerpetualStudent -- you raise a good choice-query, re your, "either the crosman 1077 or the benjamin wildfire. The wildfire seems to be under 150 street price while the 1077 is up to about 80.". I own, and can highly speak for the Crosman 1077 in a...
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    03-22-2020, 03:32 PM
    I will be privileged to purchase this mould: I have an IDEAL dual cavity mold bought at auction which I never used, (don't know about previous owner) . VG condition. Cavities have purple shine to them. they are 429 360 & 431 244 Selling for $50...
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  • SWANEEDB's Avatar
    03-20-2020, 09:09 PM
    Brass has been sold via a PM. Locking up.
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    03-20-2020, 04:52 PM
    We still have this brass, it does need a new home.
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    03-20-2020, 08:02 AM
    Re, "What would you do?" -- I'd keep it -- for several reasons. First, for me, would be the "sentimental" one, as it is something which belonged to a relation. I have a Mossburg .22 which belonged to me Great-Uncle Vincent, who used it to shoot...
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  • SWANEEDB's Avatar
    03-18-2020, 07:44 PM
    Sent a PM to WJB.
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    03-17-2020, 04:16 PM
    In search of, 256 Mag ammo, factory loads, full box or even a few rounds, let us know what you may have and of course what you want/need for it.
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    03-17-2020, 01:43 PM
    I ordered my copy before Christmas, and was astonished to receive it in less than two weeks time! I agree with all kudos on above posts, and -- if I were much younger -- might even order and buy a 2nd copy? Why? Try and find a copy of John...
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    03-17-2020, 08:41 AM
    I once had a pistol magazine with a "200-pound follower spring" ;)! My solution? I used a mid-sized pair of Channel Lock pliers, with an Allen wrench electric taped to the top jaw -- the long part down, and short part taped to the pliers. It was...
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    03-15-2020, 09:33 PM
    Pm inbound
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    03-14-2020, 01:27 PM
    Thank you!!! I am printing three copies as I type this -- a welcome addition! geo
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    03-14-2020, 08:37 AM
    I "hear" your anguish as you're getting the "bestest" of moulds, with more than a wee challenge to size, lube, and GC them. There is a wonderful thread on this great site ;) from 30 December 2009 which has some info which, I hope, may be of help...
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    03-13-2020, 04:07 PM
    FYI, Harbor Freight purveys real, real el cheapo drill press vices for eighteen dollars or so, with your ability to pretty much getting a 20% (sometimes 30%) off coupon. Home Depot sell the same vise with no gimmicks for $12.80 under the brand name...
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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
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