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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    I have a Lee tl356 95 grain rf in a 6 cavity I would part with.
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    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    I am always hesitant about using powered sharpening tools. It is really easy to take off more metal than is needed if you are not really careful in their use. I like my hand powered sharpeners. Any mistakes I make happen slowly, over time. The...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    My local Farm King store moved their 22lr ammo from behind the counter into a large glass fronted case on the aisle because they had too much for the previous location. There are lots of choices in that cabinet. Plenty of ammo at the Wal Mart as...
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    Yesterday, 01:21 AM
    I was wondering how long it would be before a knife manufacturer posted. The only Victorinox knives I am familiar with are the Swiss Army knives they make. Those sharpen easily and cut well but lose the edge very quickly. I assume the butchering...
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    11-17-2018, 07:10 PM
    Those OLD HICKORY knives are good blades. I buy them when I can find them at garage sales. The old ones have good steel in them. You just need to protect them to keep them from rusting. Many times I find them with very rounded edges because people...
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    11-17-2018, 06:33 PM
    I do the vast majority of skinning and cutting up deer with a $30 Buck hunting knife(not certain what that knife would cost now. I bought it 20 years ago). I have more expensive knives but they don't do any better. I will use Chicago Cutlery to cut...
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    11-17-2018, 06:15 PM
    My most recent Lee 6 cavity mold purchase would confirm your idea that the new Lee molds are better. I got one a few days ago that was perfect.
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    11-17-2018, 06:12 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Brass rods in Cast Boolits
    And Farm King in Illinois and Iowa. I carry a 12 inch brass rod 1/4" in diameter in my handgun range bag just on general principles. I have used it several times recently when other people had issues at the range.
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    11-16-2018, 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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    11-16-2018, 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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    11-16-2018, 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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    11-16-2018, 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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    11-16-2018, 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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    11-16-2018, 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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    11-16-2018, 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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Long time hunter and fisherman. Recently re-entered reloading and casting for fun and experience after 15 years away.
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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