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    Today, 07:16 PM
    Thanks for the encouragement and advice Blackwater. I didn't have a mentor. There once was another forum I attended and I asked some of those newbie questions such as what's the best press and where do I start. That's one reason I try to...
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    Today, 06:15 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF Lee 380 3 die set in Pay It Forward
    Nice, thanks.
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    Today, 01:08 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF Lee 380 3 die set in Pay It Forward
    I wish I could have scored on that, I need a set of 380 dies. Alas.
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    Today, 01:04 PM
    I won't load any for him. He doesn't have that notion. He wants to learn but needs some encouragement and guidance. I will load 5 when I show him the steps, then I'll tutor him as he loads the next 5. Then the next 40 for his first box. This...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Friend is passing in Our Chapel
    I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I would just call him and talk for a minute and then just tell him that you heard about his news and ease into a conservation about it.
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    Today, 08:48 AM
    If they have an acrylic top coat like a safariland you probably can't. I'm not sure you can remove it. If they have a wax finish it should be easy enough. I'd wipe it with alcohol to remove any wax. Then dip the holster in warm water and apply...
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    Today, 08:40 AM
    Thanks, I forgot about Natchez.
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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Dang that's cool.
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    I've not heard of that place yet thanks for the heads up. We are just in the beginning of his interest, I'm sure he'll look into the research if he likes reloading and decides to continue. My research was to show him that there is a drastic...
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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    We had another discussion about it tonight and he definitely wants to give it a try. We're going to run a couple boxes of 38 special as we both have one and he will not have to buy powder or bullets to test drive and see if he likes it. He's...
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    There is a flat rate padded envelope that will fit most moulds with handles. I suggest checking the actual shipping before just blindly going flat rate because it's often times a few dollars less.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Wow Sharps, we sound a lot alike! My Dad was an industrial electrician and him and a working buddy ran a sideline business that got to be pretty big. I grew up around it and got my Journeymans license about when you did and my Masters a little...
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    Sunday Bump. Still looking for this mold.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    You got it. Thank you for putting a PIF up so quickly.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    Still tumbling last years range brass. Take a load out, put a load in. But the oldest Son and Grandson were down for the weekend Duck hunting. Yesterday afternoon the Grandson and I loaded 50 223's. I took him through the whole process from the...
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    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Wet Snow in Our Town
    It good to hear that you power is back on. It took me a while to see the beauty in a nice snow. When I was working all a snow did was to cause me a lot of long miserable hours.
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    01-18-2020, 10:42 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Pressure Question in Our Town
    It wouldn't be much of a difference because the cases are so similar in size internally, and you were at a low level. I probably would have shot them too. You could trim a 9mm case the same as a 380 case and measure their respective water...
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    01-18-2020, 08:26 PM
    He's been interested in reloading a while but reluctant because he really didn't have any reason to reload. This is his first centerfire hunting rifle I think. I know he had an SKS 10 years ago but ammo was cheap for it. He has a handgun and...
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    01-18-2020, 07:06 PM
    I appreciate the advice so far. Okay, Bartlett surplus reloader 15 is my next question. The alliant websight lists it with a 130 grain bullet. My Lyman manual doesn't list it with 130 grainers however. Opinions on this powder are appreciated.
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    01-18-2020, 05:11 PM
    True true. He isn't a very good shot, but he's wanting to be. The 870 is his shotgun of choice so the 7400 plays into that. I'm hoping this will open the door to other options.
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    01-18-2020, 04:21 PM
    Thanks for the info sundog. I did some research on 7383 but I didn't consider the gas system. I will at least research it's use in semi autos before I abandon it altogether.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    01-18-2020, 02:18 PM
    I'll second the idea that shot, either new or reclaimed, is more valuable than scrap. But it may not be valuable enough to mess with selling, packing and shipping it. That depends on how much free time you have. Shot is usually harder than is...
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    01-18-2020, 01:56 PM
    Thanks for the help. I'll choose a faster powder. I am considering trying 7383 powder for my 30-06 but it's a bolt gun. A box of 270 in town is $17. I'm figuring about $11 with 760 powder. We arent into drinking, so we're already at max...
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    01-18-2020, 11:33 AM
    I think this pretty well covers it. It sounds like no one does it. It looks like a lot of work to make a case thats readily available. I see 2 potential problems with this. The case walls possibly being too thick and working up a load with large...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    01-18-2020, 11:18 AM
    All of your suggestions were good until you got to this! That just ain't right! [smilie=l: You can load over 100 270's with a pound of powder. I figure $3 for primers, $27 for a pound of powder and $30 for a box of bullets. So, lets say $60 per...
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    01-18-2020, 11:00 AM
    lightman replied to a thread I feel naughty... in Our Town
    Confession time! I only shoot cast in a few rifles, a 30-30, a 30 carbine and a 45-70. The higher pressure or smaller caliber cartridges get a steady diet of j-words. All of my pistols get a steady diet of cast, mostly wheel weight alloy, with only...
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    01-18-2020, 10:51 AM
    lightman replied to a thread We need your prayers! in Our Town
    Prayers offered for you and your family.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    01-18-2020, 02:31 AM
    Cheap is the only reason he's willing to give it a shot. He's on the fence about loading. I finally convinced him it was worth trying and I want to give him the cheapest options, as well as the better options. Now, if he gets hooked on...
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    01-18-2020, 12:26 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread I feel naughty... in Our Town
    I'll buck the trend, I like jacketed bullets. The thing I don't like about them is cost and the supply issues. I'd like to get into swaging someday when money allows. Cast has it's place, but unlike many here I don't take every gun I...
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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