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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    PM sent
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    11-12-2018, 07:44 AM
    I can attest to how well the XD line from Springfield handles cast boolits in 9mm and 45ACP. Mine shoot great. I haven't had any case bulges in mine that I know of and I reload all my cases.
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    11-12-2018, 07:34 AM
    Walks----It doesn't matter how tight you hold the mold handles if the sprue plate is very tight. The sprue plate handle has enough leverage to push the mold faces open even with the other handles held tightly if it is binding on the locator bolt....
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    11-11-2018, 11:46 PM
    One of the things I haven't seen anybody talk about yet is how you close the mold properly. With the 6 cavity, it is best to rest the bottom of the mold on a flat surface to help the locator pins line up properly so they don't wear prematurely. The...
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    11-11-2018, 07:58 PM
    I use the Lyman M die on 223 and load thousands of cast a year for it. I also have the Lee expander, it works but the M die is the best way to go! I think you will need a M die for the hornet because the 223 probably won’t adjust down far enough for...
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    11-11-2018, 05:19 PM
    OH man, That is terrible news. I have been following this thread with interest since one of my fantasies is having a double rifle in a caliber I might be able to handle. Tough luck on the shoulder. Be safe.
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    11-11-2018, 05:08 PM
    When I get that opportunity I always try to help out. I feel that is one of the most beneficial things we, as shooters, can do to help our sport/hobby. Helping new shooters get started is always satisfying on a personal level.
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    11-10-2018, 06:39 PM
    I am going to pick the gun up on Monday. I will run it through it's paces at the range and see what it will do. I have several different boolit profiles and a couple of different jacketed profiles I can test in it and see what it likes. Thanks to...
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    11-10-2018, 12:27 PM
    tazman replied to a thread 158 grain bullet in Cast Boolits
    The boolit with the 1.590 COAL is a round nose with a different nose shape than the SWC you are loading. Each boolit will have it's own COAL based on which crimp groove you are using if the boolit has more than one, and the shape of the nose. Your...
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    11-10-2018, 12:18 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Lost all my data in Cast Boolits
    I lost a great deal of my data from the 70s when my basement flooded. Notebooks were under water for 3 days. All the papers that were there got destroyed. I needed to develop new data in any case since powders and load data have changed since then....
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    11-10-2018, 06:18 AM
    I wouldn't want to be standing in front of that for sure.
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    11-09-2018, 10:12 PM
    cwlongshot-----I have a dagger just like the one you show in the picture. Mine is a Parker. Picked it up at a gun show decades ago from a man who claimed to have carried it in Vietnam.
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    11-09-2018, 08:18 PM
    As far as pulling to the left, those sights are drift adjustable and can be moved.
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    11-09-2018, 06:48 PM
    Springfield has been very good about getting the extra mags back to people pretty quickly. I picked up my new XDM last Friday and my mags and bag are on the way to me already. Mine have been extremely reliable with any ammo I run through them. I...
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    11-09-2018, 11:33 AM
    I got one of the Lyman gauges for my rifle calibers. If it drops in the gauge, it will fit in my rifles. Some of my neck sized case will fit in my rifles but not in the gauge. Need to use some common sense with them. I don't have one for the...
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    11-09-2018, 01:52 AM
    22LR and a VERY VERY good price!!
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  • tazman's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 11:47 PM
    I never thought I would like a plastic gun. Recently, I have been shooting and falling in love with a Springfield XDM 45acp 5 inch service pistol. Very reliable so far and will feed anything I can load in it. I picked up an early Springfield XD...
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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