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    Today, 02:32 PM
    I have recently purchased a 38 Special revolver and have a 310 tool for my 270 Win. I know that the 310 tool does not full length size rifle brass, but how about straight wall pistol brass? Or do they just resize the case mouth? Will I have to...
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    Today, 02:09 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    That stuff is for the birds. Nobody has a right to recklessly endanger others health or property in anything less than a life or death situation. My gripes are a lot less than that here in St. Louis. I just want people to use turn signals here. Its...
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    Today, 01:59 PM
    They all do! They are all fun! As for ballistics for the purpose, I haven't really done that. I kind of pick and choose them to fill voids, imaginary or real.
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    Am I the only one that just throws the new stick in and runs with it? Lube colors mix for a hundred or so but clears up after that. Lol
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    12-06-2018, 09:54 AM
    I actually just ran into the same issue. Im new to reloading 38 special and found all my brass is below the trim to length. Found the shortest of a hundred cases and stuck it in the trimmer to set the cut length. The rest of the cases were barely...
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    12-04-2018, 08:21 PM
    I learned that starting to cast and load for a second caliber is not nearly as hard as the first one was. The third was even easier. And the third was for a rifle! I found the beauty of old Lyman/Ideal molds. Discovered the 310 tool with the...
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    12-01-2018, 06:57 PM
    Buy it and buy it now. The 4x4's from the 70's and 80's are getting hot. 5 years ago, you could've bought a good no rust K5 Blazer for 5k. They are 15 to 20k now. Buy it, fix anything that needs fixing and paint it sometime. You'll have a nice...
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    11-24-2018, 02:19 PM
    60 rounds, no leading down the barrel. A little lead/lube splatter on the frame to the left of the forcing cone. Pretty accurate soft shooting pistol! It prints to poa with 150ish grain boolit and 3.1 grains of Red Dot. The frame is a little large...
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    11-24-2018, 12:58 AM
    Taper Crimp Die came in and all rounds now chamber! First firing tmro...
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    11-21-2018, 10:46 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread 2-ply Al GC + PC in Gas Checks
    I'm making my own gas checks with pop can aluminum, but lubing conventionally. So far 1 ply and 2 ply have given the same results, but I haven't pushed harder than 1650 fps or so in my 270 win.
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    11-21-2018, 12:07 AM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread New Barrel in Factory Rifles
    Agree with Walks, JB Bore Paste. Kinda depends on the rifle too. CZ's are hand lapped cold hammer forged barrels. I would hope they would be good for cast out of the box. That being said, I have a Winchester M70 that saw about 50 rounds of jacketed....
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    11-20-2018, 04:50 PM
    Well, called 5 shops this morning in the area plus Cabelas and Bass Pro and no one has a 38 Special taper crimp die. Resorted to Amazon. Should be here Friday. The RCBS die was on sale so I ordered that one.
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    11-20-2018, 01:31 AM
    Thanks BedBug!! Mine was born in 1948 according to ProofHouse. Walks, I did not trim the brass. I have never trimmed pistol brass before, all my experience in pistols has been 9mm and 380. I will definitely look at it when I pull the rounds down...
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    11-19-2018, 11:19 PM
    Might have to check the water pump, make sure the impeller is still turning. Ive had impellers spin off or shear blades before.
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    11-19-2018, 11:09 PM
    The fiance and I spent the weekend with my grandmother celebrating Thanksgiving. We only get Thursday off this year and its Grandmas first in 54 years without Grandpa. Grandma chose to work Thursday to let other people spend it with their families....
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    11-19-2018, 09:51 PM
    Im not using overly large boolits, they are sized at .358. I am going to try the taper crimp die first and if no joy, try the FCD. Problem is, I am sure I need .358 sized boolits for this pistol and do not want the FCD to swage the boolits down any...
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    11-19-2018, 12:59 AM
    I have Tuesday off, I will be heading to Grafs for the taper crimp die. Tmro night will be spend pulling the rounds and resizing the brass. Took the revolver apart tonight, removing the crane and giving the whole thing a good cleaning. It has a lot...
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    11-18-2018, 10:38 PM
    Well here she is! Having trouble with my reloads tho. They won't chamber. It is not a crimp groove boolit, its the Elco from NOE. Trying to remove the bell from the case mouth, they became roll crimped causing a bulge. I think I need a taper crimp...
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    11-14-2018, 09:29 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    I currently live in an apartment and have a Lyman single stage, a Star lubesizer, and a Dillon 550c mounted on it. It is a triangle top bench that is less than 3 feet wide. As long as you only do 3 or 4 calibers, all ancillary equipment can be...
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    11-13-2018, 01:15 PM
    When I had my SDB, I was shaving lead and the brass was squeezing down my boolits. I had LatheSmith here on the forum make me custom funnel with a wider/deeper expander plug. The funnel loaded thousands of rounds in the SDB and continues on in the...
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    11-11-2018, 03:25 PM
    One way to go for both is to buy the Lee Universal expander die, purchase the correct NOE expander plug insert for .22's, and do both 22 calibers.
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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