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    Today, 02:50 AM
    I ended up shelving the gun because it leads up bad due to a tight spot in the barrel. It is gone back to Ruger currently. We'll see if they fix it or if it's on the chopping block.
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread stirring? in Cast Boolits
    Stirring by itself adds nothing. Fluxing however, combined with stirring is beneficial because it cleans any foreign matter out of the alloy. Oxidized alloy on top of the melt is reduced back in, and any debris is moved to the surface for...
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    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    Part of the reason I'm thinking to do something to the grips like grooves, is to index the gun in my hand. The extra grip is icing on the cake but I'm thinking the consistent feel will help my accuracy some.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    I will give it a test and see how I like it, thanks.
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    To clean a little lead from the mould faces I heat the mould where it would be over hot for casting, open it and try rubbing a course cotton rag against it. Like a shop towel or dish rag. If that doesn't suffice I heat again and scrape with my...
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    By the way, howdy from ky and welcome to the CB.GL forum. Mould lines as the mould gets hot? Sounds like you're dropping too soon and the bullets are getting slightly deformed from twisting slightly as the mould opens. The pot junk...
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    Interesting, jrayborn, thanks. I've actually thought about checkering the front strap but ain't sure bout it.
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    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Have you had this problem in Our Town
    I have not experienced that. I generally don't read other gun forums much, unless I'm searching for something specific and it pops up. I do check out bladeforums though and have gotten a "your IP address has been banned" message. Then the...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    I use graphite via a carpenters pencil regardless of mould variety. Any time the mould is disassembled I color the sprue plates bottom, the pivot hole and screw, the top of the mould, and the alignment pins. Then when casting, if I should...
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    02-22-2020, 09:42 PM
    Sounds like you found one in the mirror.
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    02-21-2020, 08:47 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    I'm interested in what your experiences are. Particularly what velocity / pressure levels you've pushed in rifle.
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    02-21-2020, 08:28 PM
    I've not heard of ceramic beads. How do they do for cleaning vs stainless pins?
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    02-21-2020, 03:02 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    I don't load shotgun yet, but I wouldn't think a couple handfuls of wads would be worth the trouble unless you already are using them. I guess folks try different wads and see what patterns better?
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    02-21-2020, 01:06 AM
    I think sand would work and have been tempted to try it myself to get a better clean. I don't see how any sand could be left on or in the casings. I do get walnut dust inside and out using lizard bedding. Walnut cleans better than cob, so if...
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    02-20-2020, 07:20 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread First post / thank you in Our Town
    Howdy from Kentucky and welcome to the CB.GL forum.
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    02-19-2020, 07:03 PM
    Mom has cancer. Bladder cancer. Then lung cancer, 2 kinds, one in each lung. Now a lump on her liver they expect is cancer but we're at the preliminary testing phase for that. The bladder cancer isn't really too bad and is controlled by removing...
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    02-18-2020, 08:19 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Home-made 50/50 in Boolit Lube !
    Weight and volume are not the same thing. A pound of lead chips takes up a lot less room than a pound of tumbling media. But with wax and alox, I spect it would be close to the same.
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    02-18-2020, 12:51 AM
    Old style gas checks do not crimp on, and will sometimes come off in flight. If my theory is correct, you would not crimp the whole check, just the leading edge. Similar to crimping a healed bullet. I do not have a 7-30 waters FCD at present to...
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    02-17-2020, 11:49 PM
    So I have some of the old ideal gas checks. I haven't used them yet, and have been researching their quirks. I've seen where people just use them and deal with the occasional off shot when they come off mid flight. And where people glue them on. ...
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    02-17-2020, 09:48 PM
    I use my hand press for priming with good satisfaction. I'm not super happy with lees ram prime unit though. It seems that it seats the primer slightly out of square on both the hand press and my spartan. Im looking to upgrade to one of the other...
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    02-17-2020, 09:04 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Lee FCD question in Reloading Equipment
    The shell holder moves the inner sleeve up 1/2 inch or so. Set your die deeper and watch.
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    02-17-2020, 05:46 PM
    I've seen it sell there, though I don't know the going price.
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    02-17-2020, 03:00 PM
    I gather you don't have a way to remove the primers such as a universal decapping die or an appropriate sizing die. Well, you can decap brass with a punch if you're careful. A drill press used as an arbor press would be safest. But I have...
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    02-17-2020, 02:50 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF swap box in Pay It Forward
    I took the schrade knife and a deer call. I'm adding Lee 30-06 2 die set (needs decapping rod) Hoppes 12ga bore snake new Vintage outers 22 rifle cleaning rod 3 Cheap knives / shotshell knife in blister pack 50 30-30 R-P pickups but...
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    02-14-2020, 04:06 PM
    I use the wife hair dryer if my sizer runs a little cold. I generally run soft lube but it gets a little stuff sometimes.
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    02-14-2020, 01:21 PM
    I've heard of at least one instance when someone made a solid connector bar to go between the priming ears that converted the spartan into an O press. If I recall, they were swaging with it. Anyone else ever hear of this?
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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