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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    The one and only thing I disliked about the Beretta 92fs, m9 series of pistols was the safety. For me it was just backwards of what I am used to. I was constantly putting the gun on safe when I didn't want it that way, so it had to go. That was the...
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    tazman replied to a thread CZ 455 varmint in Rimfire Area
    It helped a tiny bit in my 452 trainer. Not a dramatic difference such as you are talking about. But then, I was already getting groups well under 1 inch at 50 yards anyway.
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lost all my data in Cast Boolits
    The person I was responding to, said he could put all information about his guns including serial numbers, where he bought it, and every detail about them on his phone. I don't think I want that data on the net in any way, shape, or form. As far...
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    Yesterday, 07:20 AM
    Others have talked about packaging and shipping. I will speak to quantities. You get basically two different kinds of people who will buy brass. Small quantity shooters and high quantity shooters. Small quantity shooters want just a few cases and...
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    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    The bandaid tins bend and come open too easily in your pocket and they rattle. Other than that, they are a perfect size.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    My friend had a Henry in 45 Colt until he got stupid and sold it. Great gun and a great shooter. Groups were similar to what MyFlatline posted. He didn't have a place to shoot it for practice beyond about 75 yards. The majority of testing/practice...
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    Yesterday, 06:38 AM
    I had a mold like this several years ago that dropped undersized boolits. This was before powder coating became popular which i don't care that much for. These are a nearly perfect size for me. Now that I have a lubrisizer, it will be a better deal...
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    11-15-2018, 06:44 PM
    New Lee 358-125-RF mold arrived today. I ordered it off eBay and got a good deal on it. I decided to give it a try out this afternoon. My pot is a Lee 4-20 and I got everything up to heat, lubed the mold and was dropping good boolits with the...
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    11-15-2018, 06:26 PM
    Here is a file for the user manual. https://www.lymanproducts.com/media/user/file/2/7/2749856_2745898_heating_element_115v-230v.pdf It doesn't show the element but the cord comes in from the side near the front and has to be located under the...
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    11-15-2018, 06:12 PM
    Good point. I grew up in a time when you didn't have to worry about that kind of thing. I need to stop and think a bit before I react because if I go with my ingrained reaction, I won't consider the fluid thing.
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    11-15-2018, 03:43 PM
    I have met way too many people who want to buy a standard cartridge and load it like a magnum. I know of one enterprising young man who bought a 243 and decided he wanted a 243 magnum and ended up blowing up the rifle twice. First one was free, the...
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    11-15-2018, 07:43 AM
    To just store them, I use heavy zippered freezer bags from the grocery store. You can see through the bags and write on them as well as the fact they are cheap. I use these bags for test rounds of pistol or rifle loaded rounds too. Makes keeping...
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    11-14-2018, 11:59 PM
    You can get appropriately sized lead at most fishing supply locations. Sinkers and split shot are made from soft lead. Just get some near the right size and drive them in. They will deform to fit the barel as long as they are reasonably close. The...
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    11-14-2018, 11:02 PM
    Looks to be very little if any of the case unsupported. I don't foresee a problem there.
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    11-14-2018, 11:00 PM
    Ed Harris wrote an article on loading for the 9mm. In that article he stated that if you took standard 9mm military ball and seated the bullet .062 deeper(1/16 inch) you would get a pressure increase of 12,000 to 15,000 psi making it roughly...
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    11-14-2018, 10:44 PM
    I built up a crud ring in a single afternoon of shooting 38 special in my 357 on several occasions. Probably 300 rounds. This crud ring was difficult to get out, and I always clean my revolvers after each session. I finally figured out it was a...
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    11-14-2018, 05:45 PM
    This is a link to a good read by an expert in casting. His name is Glen Fryxell. http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell_Book_textonly2.pdf
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    11-14-2018, 04:11 PM
    I’ll take one of the number 2 lots.pm to follow
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    11-14-2018, 01:04 AM
    LOL,,I see your problem now. In some respects, I wish they had given an option for magazine capacity choice. The pistols I purchased came with only one size magazine so I didn't have your issue.
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    11-14-2018, 01:00 AM
    RCBS will undoubtedly send you a new one. I didn't go that route. I went online and found a company which makes replacement rods that are guaranteed not to bend or break. So far it has been perfect in that regard. Unfortunately I can't tell you...
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    11-14-2018, 12:26 AM
    Being fast is great if you can manage it. Being accurate is as good as most can hope for. I left fast behind me many years ago. I am as accurate now as I have ever been. I certainly hope I am cold blooded enough to deal with whatever situation...
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    11-13-2018, 10:54 PM
    PM sent
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    11-13-2018, 10:40 PM
    The mags they are sending should be identical to what was supplied with the pistol. I have used the gear up deal 3 times over the years and each time that was what was sent. I just received the latest batch today.
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    11-13-2018, 01:13 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lost all my data in Cast Boolits
    As you said, you could have your gun data on your phone. I have an issue with that. It can certainly be done, but why would you want to. Phones are easy to get stolen or lose. They can be taken from you by police for no good reason. I would not...
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    11-12-2018, 08:53 PM
    Picked up the early XD 45acp today and made it to the range before I went home. As some of you said, it won't feed semi wadcutters. Actually, it will feed the first one every time but never the second one. The case leaving the barrel hits the step...
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Long time hunter and fisherman. Recently re-entered reloading and casting for fun and experience after 15 years away.
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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