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    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    PM replied to Greg, thanks. lathesmith
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    Yesterday, 08:13 AM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Titegroup? in Cast Boolits
    You're on the right track, you've reduced the leading. All trial and error and it can be frustrating, but it you keep at it, you'll get there and the next pistol or rifle or caliber will be all the easier for your learning and struggles on this one.
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    09-23-2018, 10:32 AM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Titegroup? in Cast Boolits
    Seat a 357 sized boolit with the TC die. Take a sharpie marker and color in the case and boolit. Chamber it from the magazine, don't be gentle about it, and then eject it. The look for spots of the sharpie missing and determine where it is hanging...
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    09-20-2018, 12:43 AM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Titegroup? in Cast Boolits
    Next step is to scrub that barrel slick clean. I would probably get a tight fitting jag and wipe some JB bore paste on 10 patches and run each through the barrel. The JB bore paste is used to smooth out tooling marks. Do a little at a time, you cant...
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    09-16-2018, 02:24 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    Absolutely the internet is our friend when looking for parts. Some of the above was too time consuming and with no garage, it adds to the difficulty. We are saving for a downpayment on a house and told the woman of the house there will be a...
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    09-16-2018, 01:57 PM
    Is it just me or are auto parts getting a little nuts? Recent purchases: 4 spark plugs for Hyundai Veloster- $14.99 apiece, eventually found a "sale" for $8.99 each. Had to call 15 stores for it. Catalytic converters with downpipe for 2003...
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    09-15-2018, 02:04 PM
    I thought I was alone in leaving my powder in my hoppers. I only use Red Dot for simplicity's sake right now. I have 2 Dillon measures and an RCBS Uniflow and do not have any discoloration issues. That might change in the near future. Does anyone...
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    09-13-2018, 12:53 AM
    I also use a continuous stream when filling a multi cavity mold. Pour heavy sprues to begin with to heat the sprue plate. As soon as that sprue is has gone from unmelted lead to somewhat solid, open and dump. Its gonna take a few pours to get it up...
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    09-12-2018, 02:46 PM
    I recently bought a case of CCI 500 primers from Grafs for $155. 5000 primers, $31 per box of 1000 primers. Even if Hazmat is $25, thats only $36 per 1000.
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    09-11-2018, 06:59 PM
    Picked up a single cavity Lyman 225462 at Grafs this morning along with some 38 Special dies. I don't own a 38 special. I now need one. The 225462 is gonna be tested in my AR once I get some 223 gas checks.
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    09-11-2018, 12:36 AM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Tire recommendations in Our Town
    We got 70000 miles out of a set of Cooper A/T's on a 4wd Suburban, believe it or not. That was our last 4x4, prolly 10 years ago, before I pick up a new to me full size Jimmy at the end of the month. It has Michelins on it that are warranted for 60k.
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    09-08-2018, 11:05 PM
    Ahh I see it! It was laying under the base of the primer magazine. Good eye!
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    09-08-2018, 10:49 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Titegroup? in Cast Boolits
    Not all of us shoot at ranges that allow the setup of a chronograph so not all of us have one. I for one shoot at an indoor range with multiple lanes in use from open to close. Since there are always lanes in use, there is no safe way to set up...
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    09-08-2018, 07:18 PM
    Im not seeing the primer bar actuating rod. Its a bent rod that pushes the primer bar out as the ram is raised to pick up a primer from the primer magazine. But yeah, what he said above, I bought mine late last year and it was around 600 all in with...
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    09-08-2018, 11:18 AM
    358 is what I use in my 75B, but I use wheel weight and Lyman Orange Magic or Supermoly. I would change the lube and try some. If that doesn't work, change to harder alloy. Only change one thing at a time. Also have you slugged your bore? Next...
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    09-07-2018, 09:13 AM
    Has she been bitten by ticks? Lime disease would be something to check out.
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    09-07-2018, 12:31 AM
    I used the Lee expanding die with NOE insert for 270. My Redding seating die will just remove the flare when the die is raised in the press and the seating steam turned down to the the seating depth I want. Try raising the die in the press and...
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    09-07-2018, 12:25 AM
    Yeah, I here ya on finding the calibers you want. I want a set for 9mm and they are hard to find without buying them at cnyauctions. I think I saw a 32sw seating die on ebay last week. It might be worth it to search and see if its still there if...
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    09-06-2018, 01:59 PM
    In the chart I have, 172 is a Muzzle Resizer for 218 Bee. It states 32 SW/L needs a No 3 adapter, No 9 priming chamber, No 122 muzzle resizer, a P-S expansion chamber, and a 226 seating die. Again, this is the list I downloaded for when I'm out and...
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    09-05-2018, 01:44 AM
    Accurate molds 358 120B. Copy of the Lyman 356402. Its a longer truncated cone boolit that drops about 125 and 360 for me. Very easy to load for and pretty accurate.
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    09-01-2018, 06:39 PM
    Went to Graf's for some brass for a fellow member. Picked up an RCBS primer pocket swager. Im out of lead at the moment so I have been processing 223/556 brass in preparation for starting to cast for that caliber.
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    08-29-2018, 11:28 PM
    Can we see a video of the press in action???
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    08-29-2018, 11:15 PM
    It might be the homemade cider beer that my buddy gave me today, but chucking the bits from my Lyman hand tool for chamfering and deburring into my drill works a lot faster. It might not be perfect, but for range use I think it will be fine.
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    08-29-2018, 08:55 AM
    Sized a couple hundred more 223. Then I trimmed them on a Lyman Universal trimmer. Have I mentioned how I hate brass prep? gonna chamfer and deburr tonight. Gotta pick up a primer pocket swager at some point.
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    08-28-2018, 08:04 PM
    Got it, Paper, thanks. The roller L-handle should fit the Phelps, but you may need to grind and/or polish it down a little to fit. lathesmith
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    08-27-2018, 11:59 PM
    Elco 358 155 from NOE. I love it in my 9mm and I'm sure it'd work in 38 special. Of course I'd have to buy something in 35 Whelen for rifle use.
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    08-27-2018, 11:57 PM
    I got a new set of dies, Lee Pacesetter set in .223 with a gift card my crew got me at work. Full length sized a couple hundred on the Lyman. Now I need a mold, gonna hafta wait til the end of September. These dies aren't as nice as Redding or...
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    08-27-2018, 11:52 PM
    I use a Uniflow measure and the Dillon measures on my 550. I also use the Lee dippers when I'm using my 310 tong tool. I use a digital scale to check accuracy every so often and I've written down what the dippers throw with the powders I use. Its...
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    08-26-2018, 11:18 PM
    Hi Marc, PM replied to , thanks. lathesmith
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    08-26-2018, 08:22 PM
    Usually you want 2 thousandths over. I'd try 357. All mine get sized 358.
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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