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    Today, 12:09 AM
    I tried bacon fat once. Can’t tell you whether work well or not because all I did was make me hungry. I quit casting and went and cook breakfast!
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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Well i really don’t dislike any aspect of reloading. But I shoot a lot of Makarov (9x18). Makarov brass is at least five times more expensive than 9 mm Luger brass (9x19). Considering the only real difference is one’s a millimeter longer than the...
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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Hardness tester in Casting Equipment
    If ya get the Lee at lot of people make a stand for the magnifier or use a child’s microscope for a stand. I just use a jewelers loop. I find it quicker and easier to use a loop, set of calipers, in the chart that Lee provides.
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Going into tire shops asking about weights. I'm not good at social things like getting some weights and offering a pizza in return. I end up buying weights and going almost empty before I work the gumption to go back.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    I am in the size first then lube crowd, or minority. If the die is rough inside it causes a lot of resistance and even lead buildup. I polish it with some 1000 grit paper, and the bullets go through much easier.
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    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Some of the things I've done to mine will culminate in a repaint. It'll take me a while though.
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    Hey Bazoo Very cool little press! Certainly is a heckuva lot stouter than the Lee c press lol. No hate mail! I have the Lee C press and I use it quite often. Anyway very interesting little press I find it really neat that in Lymans design they...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    Hey Poppy, I have a spartan also. I use mine mostly for pistol cartridges. It does pretty good. I've modified mine some, I removed the ears that hold the priming parts, both top and bottom of the opening. I also made a wooden wedge to go...
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    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    Thanks guys, Pressman was nice enough to email a copy. Very cool little press! Just a little bit stouter than the leasee press I have sitting on a shelf! Lol! I think it’s really a neat Lyman Inc. and upstroke option. So that you could use it...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    I use an air chisel myself.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Using mesh bags is a good ideal. I just take the time to sort everything and I save them up until I have enough to load the tumbler. I will tumble mixed calibers if they won't nest together. Things like 380, 9mm, 38/357, 38 Super will play well...
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    Pressman dust sent ya my email address Thanks Greatly appreciate it!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:35 AM
    You have to get the lee decapping rod fairly tight. You won't be able to break it.
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    09-24-2020, 10:27 PM
    http://marvinstuart.com/firearm/Manuals/Bullet%20Casting/Lyman%20Cast%20Bullet%20Handbook%20-%203rd%20Edition%20-%201980%20-%20Reduce.pdf ...
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 09:36 PM
    I picked up a S&W model 10 4” barrel For what I consider an excellent price ($250 shipped to my FFL). It has quickly become one of, if not, my favorite shooter!
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 09:28 PM
    A little off topic but I feel your pain. I don’t wet tumble. I use corncob media. I ordered some new media and when it arrived I noticed it was rather large. I thought this could be good maybe it won’t get stuck in the primer pocket. Well I was...
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    09-24-2020, 09:04 PM
    By how much don’t they close? Lyman definitely made single cavity handles and if you in fact do have single cavity handles they’re not going to work on A double cavity mold. I have had issue with the mold blocks not closing by about a millimeter in...
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    09-24-2020, 07:37 PM
    It’s not that I needed I mean it’s kind of self-explanatory. It’s more that I enjoy reading and having a copy of the old manuals to go with my vintage equipment. Thanks for the suggestion I’ll try Cornell
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 07:35 PM
    I’m curious if your mold is dropping Boolets at .3575 why did you try to size em at .358? Are they even touching the sizing die? I guess I’ve been lucky with my molds and alloy. I don’t have that particular mold but the five or six .356 molds I do...
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    09-24-2020, 07:17 PM
    Ben’s Red! I use it for everything. You can find the formula to make your own in the classic and stickies section
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    09-24-2020, 07:14 PM
    I posted this in the vintage reloading equipment also so if I did something wrong by posting it in two places mods please remove one of your choosing. Anyway I have a new to me Spartan single stage press. Anyone have or know where I might find a...
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  • poppy42's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 07:09 PM
    Thanks I tried that. Went through ever manual they had listed. No luck! What a pain! Do you think they give you some kind of search option
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    09-24-2020, 06:41 PM
    My new to me Lyman Spartan press! Not like I need it to figure out how to use it,but I enjoy being able to read em. Sooo anybody have, or know wet I can get a copy of the manual that came with this gem? I did find this little tidbit. Do ya think,...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 04:49 PM
    Small pistol, small pistol magnum, and small rifle primers are all the same size. The thickness of the metal used to make the cup is different in rifle vs pistol primers, with rifle being thicker to withstand higher rifle primers. You can...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 10:52 AM
    If the caller does not show up in my phone book I don't answer it. If its legit they can leave a message and I'll call them back.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 10:47 AM
    lightman replied to a thread My new buddy. in Our Town
    Thats a good looking little guy. Whats the rest of the story?
    10 replies | 356 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    09-24-2020, 10:42 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Elmer Keith Find in Our Town
    Thats a Great find! A piece of history for sure.
    9 replies | 398 view(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