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    Today, 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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    Today, 06:48 PM
    Sunday Bump. Still looking for this mold.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
    You got it. Thank you for putting a PIF up so quickly.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    So my buddy got a Remington 7400 in 270 winchester caliber and we're thinking on reloading for it. He does not reload, so I'm going to get him started using my equipment. The driving force for him is cost. My figuring shows, just under $7 a...
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    01-17-2020, 01:25 PM
    I use imperial for sizing and then a wet cloth to remove it. After just wiping with a wet rag the brass feels clean.
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    01-17-2020, 11:32 AM
    This is the absolute truth! I think I got my license in 1979 and worked until 2015. The newer ones are much better. But, back to the ProMelt. Use it a few times on a standard outlet and then try the GFCI circuit again.
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    01-17-2020, 03:38 AM
    Had a thought. You could get it where you want it then drill a 3/32 hole through the side of the mould and through the sprue plate screw. Then cut the drill bit shank for the pin, leaving it 1/4" long so it can be grabbed with vice grips should it...
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    01-17-2020, 02:08 AM
    I use plastic coffee cans for my brass. With the caliber and other info written on the front. I use large plastic jugs with screw on tops like coffee sweeter comes in for my bullets. The brass is on sturdy shelves, the bullets are on the floor under...
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    01-17-2020, 01:23 AM
    You're talking about the pivot screw for the sprue plate right? The way I'd approach it would be to drill the hole and tap it to accept a 1/4 cap bolt. Finding a cap bolt with a shank that wasn't too long might be an issue. You could use a...
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    01-16-2020, 06:04 PM
    If your homemade screw drivers do the job without damaging the screw, then they are the proper tools.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    01-16-2020, 01:56 PM
    Well, Tuesdays road trip didn't produce very much. All of the off ramps were the high speed type where 2 lanes exit and merge with 2 more lanes. No doubt there were weights laying around but slowing up enough to look was not possible. Oh well! We...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    01-16-2020, 01:48 PM
    Just started tumbling some more of last years range brass. Got tired and wasn't feeling so good so I took a break for a few days.
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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