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    Today, 01:03 AM
    Nothing against AR's but seems like their popularity with buyers makes it so a lot of table space gets devoted to them. Every so often there will be some equipment but mostly the same few vendors will bring in a press or two, some scales that sort...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    Looking at new .31 ball mold for shot and Lyman slug mold as I work through de-priming 1,500 38 special cases in preparation for a test of wet tumbling with stainless steel. Specifically pin to brass weight ratio. Fancy way of saying I needed to...
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    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    You want to know when SHTF or EOTWAWKI will happen? My best guess is about a week after I become debt free by paying off the mortgage and car and all store and credit cards. So my advice is don't worry about that sort of scenario, I'm sure between...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    Just wondering. Know someone that went to Monroe Mich. show said it was busy but did not seem to have panic buying of supplies going on. I'm planning to take grandson to one next weekend so he can look at some wall hanger swords and the "cool...
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Online the retailers can move more volume and they know online shoppers can price compare their price against the competitions in about a minute. I checked 3 places to order an 8# jug and some primers. The prices all came out within about $5 of...
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    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    I bookmarked that link those are nice boxes at a good price. I use the cheap ones and the top always wanting to be closed is sort of annoying will try the blow dryer to see if that can be changed but eventually those ones from Midsouth look like a...
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Man I like that, changes the whole cost picture of shooting C&B revolver. I'm ok with the musket since it is not fired as many times but the pistol does go through some caps.
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    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    I bought a new #1 a couple years back. It was returned twice to Ruger for FTF. The first visit also resulted in them changing the buttstock for some reason as a “courtesy”. I guess it must have gotten damaged in shipping since there were also dings...
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    Yesterday, 04:22 AM
    Bump to start the week someplace other than page 3.
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    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
    The reason to trim straight walled pistol brass for revolver is if one is loading mixed range p/u or purchased mixed head stamp 1x fired brass. Getting them all to same length once makes the roll crimp consistent. After that first trim it is...
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    02-18-2018, 03:51 PM
    is that brass weight or pin weight? Not sure who or which post you are referencing. Personally I was doing brass from the 30's and 40's that had sat around in a brass bucket for who knows how long. Brass itself is getting close to 90 years...
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    02-18-2018, 11:46 AM
    I recently ran some pretty dirty brass from the 1930's and 40's and found it was taking a fairly long cleaning time. Over 2 hours. I may have been putting too much water in. Standing on end the water was a few inches above the brass and pins,...
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    02-17-2018, 10:51 PM
    I might put in a good word for a Lee classic cast turret. I keep turret disks set up for sizing and de-priming so I can deal with trimming and pocket swaging of military using a CH4D die. Just lift out the auto indexing rod before I drop in the...
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    02-17-2018, 10:38 PM
    The calibers would be done in own batch. I think the pins increase the chance of a wedged case if anything can fit inside anything else. Unlike corncob or crushed walnut hulls the steel pins do NOT have any give to allow you to get the stuck inner...
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    02-17-2018, 10:30 PM
    Yogi payment received, brass packaged and ready to ship Monday. Nice touch sending a pre-filled out USPS address label with payment. I just had to add return address, peel and stick.
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    02-17-2018, 10:16 PM
    That glue tail wad seems easily repeatable without special equipment. I wonder if the wad jcren describes could be 3D printed for the Lee Key Drive slugs? Wouldn't that essentially be a disk with a raised center disk and a slot? Might be able to...
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    02-17-2018, 09:58 PM
    Yes the rock tumbler style with water and soap.
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    02-17-2018, 09:57 PM
    Had 4# because previous owner only had 4# still in it. I think it is time for some empirical data collection. I have 4# in there. I have some brass in sufficient quantity to repeat test with increasing amounts of pins so..... How about I run...
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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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