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  • sigep1764's Avatar
    07-10-2019, 11:51 PM
    Interesting idea, Remington. Ill give it a shot.
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    07-10-2019, 10:54 PM
    They do slide freely from the bottom of the mag to the feed lips without restriction. I stretched the mag spring a little and will retest. Regardless, I will order new mag springs. Thank you to all who have responded, much appreciated.
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    07-10-2019, 08:01 PM
    You bought it right in the first place! Good price and Dillons are nice!
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    07-10-2019, 07:58 PM
    Get the Star. Get LatheSmith dies and punches. If doing rifle boolits, size base first with a top punch for Spitzer boolits. I started on a 4500 Lyman, and in my experience, the Star is hands down 5 times faster and easier to use. If you want a...
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    07-09-2019, 11:18 PM
    I cannot replicate it handcycling. The front of the bullet is jammed against the front edge of the chamber almost perpendicular with the case head buried in the mag. In our PMs, I did explain to Dusty that I neglected to mention the mag catch was...
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    07-09-2019, 09:09 PM
    DustyBannister found a link pointing to the extended base plates as the culprit. Does anyone here have them on there mags? Both of mine have them. https://naaminis.com/smf/index.php?topic=115.0
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    07-09-2019, 08:58 AM
    Its hard enough to hit the mag release when I want to! I thought it might be the case as well, tried different hand positions, and let the RO try the pistol. No joy. The grip panels are thick enough to prevent inadvertently hitting the mag release,...
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    07-09-2019, 01:14 AM
    It has done it with factory rounds as well. The reloaded rounds pass the plunk test and fit the mag. They hand cycle just fine, its during shooting that it jams and dives randomly. I have a pretty firm grip, I load and shoot for an LCP 380. Snappy...
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    07-08-2019, 03:55 PM
    Hey Folks, I purchased an NAA Guardian in 32ACP a couple of months ago. Got dies, brass, and 71 grain fmj projectiles to start while I decided on a mold. I am loading to the very max mag length and am getting nose up jams where the rim dives into...
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    07-06-2019, 08:10 PM
    I had sticky pins on my first NOE mold. I took the pins out and turned on the bench top grinder/polisher with a buffing wheel on it. Wiped some Jewelers Rouge on the wheel and polished them up. No more sticky pins. As for the mold blocks, I boiled...
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    07-04-2019, 11:57 AM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread what size truck in Our Town
    Try the reviews from TFL Truck on youtube. They test every truck pulling a trailer up the Ike Gauntlet, a really steep grade of highway and then down again testing brakes. There is a comparison of 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton trucks with most engine/transmission...
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    07-03-2019, 12:13 AM
    Finished the 40 cases of 32ACP. Hopefully tmro I'll be test firing the NAA Guardian that was just returned from the factory last week.
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    07-02-2019, 03:44 PM
    For rifle, I size and deprime off the Dillon. I use an NOE expander plug in a Lee Universal Expander die in station one. For pistol, I use a Lathesmith custom powder thru expander. Both work for their certain brass.
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    07-02-2019, 03:33 PM
    Deprimed, sized, and primed 40 32ACP cases. Will load tonight with 1.8 grains of Red Dot.
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    07-01-2019, 11:57 PM
    He's on a Dillon. Pretty sure the seat and crimp are separate steps on all their machines. The SDB and the 550 are separate steps for both processes. Stage one is decap and resize on the upstroke, prime on the downstroke. Stage two is expand and...
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    07-01-2019, 11:32 PM
    sv, I can definitely make an oversize funnel for your Dillon machine. PM sent with details. lathesmith
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    07-01-2019, 08:39 AM
    Custom expander from lathe smith here on the forum. Reaches deeper into the case and expands it wider with an M step.
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    07-01-2019, 12:33 AM
    Check the Accurate Molds catalog page 5 about halfway down. 35-090A and 35-090AT. Not quite round nose but close. http://www.accuratemolds.com/catalog.php?page=5
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    06-30-2019, 03:53 PM
    For 6.50, I'd try the 360 expander. Brass does spring back a little.
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    06-27-2019, 09:06 PM
    We have always used straight 30w Mobil, not synthetic, in the air cooled engines. The Grasshopper went 3000 hours before needing a v twin short block, but it died from overheating due to a clogged fan shroud that hadn't been cleaned ever. It was...
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    06-26-2019, 01:04 AM
    I will take the 9mm set if you accept paypal.
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    06-25-2019, 11:58 PM
    Are you on a single stage or a Dillon? Lathesmith makes excellent expanders for Dillon machines. If on a single stage, call Al at NOE. He will make the 359 for you. Take him 5 minutes on the lathe.
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    06-25-2019, 10:55 AM
    Ramson, Has a boolit been pulled from an assembled cartridge to check for swaging down of the base? I was said there was fear of it, but has it been investigated?
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    06-17-2019, 01:31 AM
    I use a LEE crimp die for 223 and there is no play in the crimp. I crimp just enough to hold it with heavy pressure pushing the round against the bench. Its not a roll crimp per se, neck tension plays a part. But that boolit is not moving under...
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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