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    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    That sounds a lot like a commercial one made in Florida. Also sound a lot easier and faster than my deep round cake pan with water in it on a table top lazy susan. Head can't get too hot because of the water coming at least 3/4 to an inch up the...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    I find sizing with Lee push through sizer (or sizing in general) to be more significant than if I use tumble lube (45/45/10) or PC. I mostly tumble lube revolver, PC rifle but sometimes will PC revolver just for the "pretty" aspect. Make neat...
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    01-14-2018, 06:12 AM
    I have a 650. If you want to size decap and prime as a first step, you can have a tool head set up with a sizer die and nothing else. The case feeder makes this so easy. Once that is done, replace the tool head with another that is set up to...
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    01-12-2018, 11:36 PM
    Worth pointing out that when a bunch of snow melts from a warm up the humidity climbs. One has to be super vigilant to avoid the tinsel fairy. Ladles, skimmers, strainers for WW clips, spoons, molds and any lead ingot or scrap lead stored outside...
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    01-12-2018, 11:21 PM
    Gradually harder over time if hardness is alloy derived, soften over time if heat treating or water quenching is source of hardness. Lot of discussion about how much over how long but rule of thumb I recall is 2 weeks for alloy to settle into...
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    01-12-2018, 11:17 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    We are blessed with variety. Like Tuesday it was single digits and the snow which was several inches deep squeaked when you walked on it. Day in a half later it's all melted and you see nothing but grass, mud and lumps of snow where the big drifts...
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    01-10-2018, 03:13 AM
    Well the Forum search in Group Buy Archive yielded nothing for LEE but the Google search found several references. Lee charges ~ $100 set up fee unless minimum order of molds (25) are ordered. Makes it a natural for group buys. Might check...
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    01-08-2018, 10:40 PM
    I run them through the Lee sizer base first. I'm generally doing RNFP bullets as cast and if not they will be a bit in that direction after the ram pushes them through. I do gas checks before PC so I don't exactly have the same situation. I will...
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    01-05-2018, 09:41 PM
    Have to ship ammo to a licensed retail outlet (such as gun shop) not to home address but can still purchase online. Can own some things you can no longer buy and sell, have some weapons you have to register that you didn't before. Along with...
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    01-05-2018, 01:57 PM
    Are they something like these caps? Are they available at hardware or plumbing or .... stores?
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    01-04-2018, 08:42 PM
    I have bought brass from a couple of the site vendors and gotten nice brass at a most excellent price. I think Orisolo and Grumpa come to mind, as well as others who are vendors, and at least some from individuals. Seem to recall some large...
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    01-04-2018, 08:33 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread I'm Still Alive in Our Town
    Good to know your not eating hospital food for dinner. And that while a trip to the hospital with chest pains is no joke "I'm still alive" on a forum revolving around shooting, reloading, then shooting some more can mean a whole lot went wrong at...
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    01-04-2018, 08:14 PM
    Your in Arizona right? So exactly what do you mean by "unusually cold temps" ? Last week I defrosted a chest freezer, just stuck the stuff in the garage since it was colder there than in the freezer. I saw a husky froze to a fire hydrant with...
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    01-04-2018, 04:13 AM
    Back on the crossing cartridges and ammo in the estate. I only use military head stamp 30-06 brass that has NO caliber stated to reform to 8mm and do not currently own a 30-06. Cases are in labeled bins, inside the bins are labeled zip lock...
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    01-03-2018, 09:47 PM
    Lee Auto Disk Pro for pistol loads. I added a micro disk from Titan ($30) for really small loads. And sometimes use the adjustable charge bar as long as the load isn't too small and the powder too large. The charge cavity of the charge bar is off...
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    01-03-2018, 08:28 PM
    Well since it is straight walled you might not need to trim it but between swaging primer pockets and trimming a couple or three buckets of .223/5.56 brass looks like way more than I want, until I'm shooting it, then I be all about picking it all...
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    01-03-2018, 08:06 PM
    I have no idea or examples but it seems to me that a slide would be more likely to become a reward traveling projectile than a revolver hammer or cylinder. Assuming that second shot was fired after the squib. The slide is designed to travel back...
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    01-03-2018, 07:56 PM
    I use the Berry's pan sifter, Cabela's has one too. I just dump everything in and shake, then turn cases upside down and tap on the pan to clear them, give them a look over and toss them into a container. ...
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    01-03-2018, 07:29 PM
    +1 on the NOE expander plugs that fit in the Lee Universal Expander body. They are purchased at a size that will put a small flare at the mouth AND expand the case neck so it doesn't squeeze your cast lead down. ...
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    01-01-2018, 02:08 PM
    We eat a lot of rice and have a dedicated rice cooker. I guess I should say “had”. It is in storage because the instant pot does that better too. And faster. In fact, that is what we use it for most of the time.
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    01-01-2018, 01:53 PM
    Yoiks! That is a lot of fish sauce. I’m going to try it anyway though.
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    12-21-2017, 08:50 PM
    I do have a small, older C press mounted to a piece of thick plywood. Can clamp to a picnic table, a stool I use as a portable bench, or a kitchen table if the C clamps holding it are padded. Powder I would want a balance beam scale because I'm...
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    12-21-2017, 07:34 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Shipping cost in Our Town
    Hazmat is about it. Heck during some specials you buy $99 worth of stuff and shipping is free (still pay for Hazmat). Some items such as primed brass or primed shotgun hulls can only go ground and the only outfit I know will take it is UPS. They...
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    12-21-2017, 02:38 PM
    In my opinion this is “the” most attractive milsurp ever produced. I have two and can’t justify another.
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    12-20-2017, 09:20 PM
    I think Banger Jim tested and found that zinc up to around 5% really didn't hurt casting of lead any. Makes me wonder if a couple percent zinc might do the job of three or four percent antimony. Wonder if zinc might add even more hardness than the...
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    12-20-2017, 08:56 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Shipping cost in Our Town
    Most of the financial problems of the USPS are due to Congress being the board of directors. Long story short they are way over invested in pension fund, CBO says they are good to around 2050 right now even if the stopped adding to it BUT ... If...
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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