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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 PM
    This place is full of good guys!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    Shell holders are supposed to be .125 from top to the bottom of the recess.
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    Today, 07:13 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    I've seen both used and new Lyman moulds that had the vent line right at the cavity nose. The resultant bullet had a rib on it's nose.
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    Today, 07:09 AM
    It didn't dawn on me until now. A used savage axis? Someone has removed the barrel and set the headspace tight.
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    I'll second lexol. I used it on a dry rotted knife sheath, without much hope, and it brought it back! The cracks from rot were present, but the remaining leather became pliable and firm like new. I was impressed.
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    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    I'm interested in the early years of cast in the 30 WCF, specifically which bullets were used. Which were designed specifically for it, and which were merely adapted for it. I'm also interested in knowing if early on, they used full power...
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    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    Just like the title says, I'd like to find out when the 31141 was introduced. I don't have a collection of old manuals or catalogs and can't find the info online. Any other info about such bullet is appreciated also. It's my go to bullet...
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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    That's a good idea. I've found lee shell holders are a bit sloppy compared to others, you could probably shim the shell holder in the ram as well. Those together would get you .010 I'll bet.
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    I'd be inclined to second this thought. My uncle was in transportation during WW2 landing at Normandy D+2, actually crashing as the C47 he was in crashed upon landing. He brought back his 1911, a M1A1 and Bernadelli 25. Sent home some(9) MP44's...
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    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    A wallowed out alignment pin hole is often easily cured by putting the pins in the other half of the mould.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    Well, it does sound like it needs shaving of the die bottom or shell holder. I'd shave the die and not the shell holder. The same shell holder works with many calibers, and later on you might want it stock. Give the inside edge a very slight...
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    Yesterday, 07:05 AM
    Does the shell holder still touch when yor size a case?
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    Stupid question, Is it a full length sizing die? They come in full length and in neck size only. Full length will size the whole case except the last 5/16" or so. Neck size will only size the neck but not the shoulder or farther down. If...
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    Yesterday, 06:38 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    A quality mould is a lifetime investment. Paying a bit more is not an issue for an RCBS, Lyman, SAECO, or the like. I wouldn't pay a premium for a lee, but those aren't a lifetime investment, more like a disposable. I have a Lyman 31141,...
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    Yesterday, 06:26 AM
    You're not accounting for the press spring. When you set your dies, the press has no stretch in it. When you size a case, it stretches. Size one and when the ram is all the way up, check to see if the shell holder is touching, I bet it isnt. The...
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    02-26-2021, 10:18 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    I've had good luck buying used. A used mould is broke in often times. A new mould doesn't mean a mould that casts easy or the right size. A good used mould that's been taken care of is a sign it worked well, cast the right size, and was...
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    02-26-2021, 08:37 PM
    Awesome. I had a golden boy bout 13 years back. It shot real good, but I traded it. Only thing I didn't like about it was the comb was too low for my tastes. I shot it a couple happy years anyways. The receiver is brass plated, and after...
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    02-26-2021, 05:32 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Regional flat rate boxes in Our Town
    Well I don't know bout the regional boxes, but I know just a normal package is cheaper lots of times. From ky to oh or va for example, a mould will ship cheaper in a regular box. No insurance, but with tracking. I shipped a mould to Idaho...
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    02-26-2021, 04:38 PM
    Well I got around to calling Hornady. No rotor for it, they said the new rotor wouldn't fit, though didn't give me details on size other than the new one was smaller. Guess this one will go on ebay for parts. Maybe, I don't know, might keep...
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    02-26-2021, 04:28 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread WTB-Lee C309-150-F in Swappin & Sellin
    Flat rate padded mailer will fit the lee mold and costs only 8ish.
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    02-26-2021, 02:42 PM
    I've been loading the RCBS 45-201-SWC, which is a copy of the H&G68, to 1.215 OAL. That leaves just a bit of driving band exposed, maybe .010. It feeds lovely in my Springfield milspec. That said, I'd get a copy of the Lyman 452374 and be...
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    02-26-2021, 02:32 PM
    Big fan of the loadbooks one caliber manuals here as well. It's a source for RCBS data if one doesn't have or can't find the RCBS handbook.
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    02-26-2021, 02:27 PM
    I been around glocks for only 15 years or so, never loaded for it though as I got rid of the last before I got into loading. I've heard the don't shoot lead thing many times. There is always a bunch of folks that do it without issues. Then...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    02-26-2021, 02:17 PM
    Sarco or Gunparts had new factory Largo barrels for sale($60-$70) a few years back. Procured one for my Star and it fit like a glove. Could never get a Federal Arms replacement barrel to fit correctly in my view. Have the Star, and an Astra and a...
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    02-26-2021, 12:33 PM
    I really like the Lyman 46th and 47th handbooks for the articles. Lots of info about old reloading and bullets, and the data is new enough to be relavent. The 49th is what I use as my go to, combined with the cast bullet handbook 4th. The...
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    02-26-2021, 05:44 AM
    I have large hands and normal or slightly short fingers. I like the factory grips on standard Blackhawks and single sixes. I don't care for the gunfighter panels that are thinner. I like the Ruger GP100 grips, though I've changed the panels out...
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    02-25-2021, 10:31 PM
    Missed it by that much! Lol
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    02-25-2021, 08:38 PM
    I typically don’t have loose rounds for either rifle or pistol rattling around loosely in my pockets . Aside from that , If they were lube with a lube Sizer no reason to have lube all over the nose of the bullet. As far as tumble lube I use Ben’s...
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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