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    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    Those are nice powder drops. Love mine. Would have thought about buying his. If I hadn't been beat to it so badly.
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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    You prepare for what you expect. Best preparation is mental. How would I deal with _________? I expect to get use out of my investment in time, money and labor in regular use not only if society breaks down. So what fills in that blank tends to...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Questions about H110 in Cast Boolits
    I don't use that powder much but everything I have heard or read says it needs pressure to burn correctly. So not good for reduced loads, very good in a narrow band of top end loads. Myself I don't like the hand abuse so I seldom want a full power...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    I thought mine was a strong reaction in buying 8# of varget instead of replacing 3 bottles of 1# I used. Rick was that the Monroe show? I wanted to go but had a family thing. Ah yes. The 22 rimfire. I think I'm going to market t-shirts that...
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    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Well I have deprimed 1000 of the 38 specials. 500 more to go. I normally just do a squirt of dawn. Maybe a seconds worth. About like doing a sink full of dishes in the bad old days before automatic dishwashers. :-) I estimated that as around...
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    Yesterday, 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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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-19-2018, 04:22 AM
    Bump to start the week someplace other than page 3.
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    02-19-2018, 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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    02-17-2018, 08:30 PM
    I used OSB 3/8 inch x 2 layers. Presses are mounted to plywood bases. The bases have common four hole pattern that holds them to the bench. I use counter sunk machine screws with wing nuts under the bench. I only have room for two presses but...
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    02-17-2018, 03:02 PM
    At 4# it was sort of fussy about the amount of brass I could do and how fast. Or so it seemed to me. More 30-06 cases I added seemed to take way longer and not do as good of job. 100 45 ACP cases were no problem, 50 30-06 did good in less than 2...
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    02-17-2018, 02:10 PM
    I bought a used Frankford Arsenal Reloading Tumbler and it only had 4# of stainless steel pin media. I know it had 5# when new so I ordered a 2.5# refresher pack of Guntap pins for $20 from Amazon. My question is how much of those new pins...
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    02-17-2018, 01:34 PM
    This is the approach I would use also. NOE expander plugs will insure the ID of your case isn't swaging your cast bullet down. http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=89 Performs similar function to the Lyman M dies. With mixed brass I...
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    02-17-2018, 01:28 PM
    Most innovation is driven by people that "hate cutting and trimming petals" or some other annoying aspect of a process. Which causes them to start thinking about a better way. Have to wonder in the spirit of "gloves" is there a better way to...
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    02-17-2018, 12:51 PM
    Wondered if that would work. It's a fairly small amount. I even thought it might not hurt to grind a bit off and smooth with a file. Doubt the finish is anything other than black paint. This receiver has a sight groove approx. 1/4 inch wide...
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    02-17-2018, 09:39 AM
    Have done that before with bigger items and a propane torch. Didn't know it would work with that small amount of heat. I'm always finding new uses for the industrial size blow dryer wife has hanging in the bathroom.
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    02-16-2018, 11:08 PM
    Seems like if one were to have some WW's already melted in order to put the lead end into that might work to speed things up. I'll have to file this one away. One never knows. Besides being another example of lead being the plastic of it's day. ...
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    02-16-2018, 10:14 PM
    Well I feel a little sheepish. The housing is aluminum as a quick check with a magnet confirmed. Was planning on a cantilever barrel but found a used rifled barrel for less than $100 that was in very good shape. I just happened to have enough...
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    02-16-2018, 02:57 PM
    Was looking at saddle mounts. Even in that one style there are aluminum and composite. With some reviews really harsh on the cheapness of the plastic/composit material. On the other hand I'm not keen on putting aluminum parts on a steel firearm. ...
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    02-16-2018, 12:10 PM
    Really? That much is pretty impressive. Wish there was a place I could get a pound or so without the heavy hazmat fee to try in a 44 C&B
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    02-16-2018, 12:00 PM
    Bump for the weekend crowd. You know you want this brass, it stays fresher longer, has a deeper shine, and makes 2x as accurate ammo. Why fellows that can't hit the broad side of a barn from the inside can pop the pimple on a possums backside at...
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    02-16-2018, 11:55 AM
    I use them interchangeably except when the difference between boolit and bullet might help clarify a statement. You join the Secret Brotherhood of Galena you have to use the proper ceremonial words for some formal occasions :-) But mostly I use...
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    02-15-2018, 12:15 PM
    Turn the bullet over when sizing and applying a gas check. Push bullet through base first will seat the check better, avoids the ridge/fin around the bottom edge. Works very well with bullets having a bit of a flat nose. Not too bad with round...
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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
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