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    Today, 03:31 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    will do! BT
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    I PC all my boolits,and thanks for the tip on the .454 for the 45/70.
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    of course! die works the same weather you are using a gas check, base guard or nothing but lead. BT
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Help me out with the acronyms gr8 = grains I imagine SWC, I got it! HB = hollow base? PB = ????? What is PB? Is that plane base?
    20 replies | 679 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Here is a die I came up with for making SWC 45 cal with base guards. Swaged 45 cal bullet on left, cast 44 grain boolit that it started out as on right. BT
    20 replies | 679 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 11:01 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    I had excellent luck using a 44 cal SWC cast boolit then swaging it in the 45 cal SWC swage die with a copper base guard. A bleed hole is possible, adds a little labor cost. You could swage a bullet that has already been lubed. BT
    20 replies | 679 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 05:39 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    This is an area of swage dies I am considering offering dies for. Take simple cast boolits and swage them for best possible accuracy. Could be an easy die like my BTSimple. My target cost would be in the $200- $250 range for the one die and base...
    20 replies | 679 view(s)
  • Mitch's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 05:08 PM
    More info wouild be helpfull.How much lead will the large pot hold.And how big are the Ingots.HATCH has been pitching your products.He toleme you are using Freon tanks?I am looking for something that holds 150lbs plus with a round bottom and the...
    7 replies | 791 view(s)
  • Freightman's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 07:56 PM
    Freightman replied to a thread Big thank you to Willy in Our Town
    Thanks! Come over and visit if you haven't ever been to chat.
    2 replies | 197 view(s)
  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 09:06 AM
    I use the copy/paste function, then save it into Word, easiest way I've found so far
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  • Mitch's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 09:07 PM
    A few weeks ago I broke my lee 4-20.after I got a new pot I went checking on the parts to fix it.Came up to around 25 bucks for the parts.I hit the checkout button and got a pleasant surprise.Without any complaint of any kind to Lee everything was...
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  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 09:02 PM
    1_Ogre started a thread Hi in Testing Area
    do it be working?
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  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-20-2017, 08:44 AM
    I have a quart of AMZOIL automatic transmission fluid I've had for YEARS. Toothpic into the fluid, and the SMALL drop goes onto the sprue plate screw area. Lasts a long time and works good. Just be sure to use just a little bit so it does not...
    23 replies | 620 view(s)
  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-20-2017, 08:41 AM
    After a casting session, I let the moulds cool completely, then give them a good spray of RemOil (get it on sale at Wally World), then store them in a 20mm ammo box. Next use, good spray with brake cleaner and they are good to go.
    22 replies | 735 view(s)
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    05-20-2017, 08:39 AM
    1_Ogre replied to a thread Gas check making in Gas Checks
    From my understanding, Charlie is trying to sell his business and basically is not selling his FreeChex anymore, he wants to get out of the business but stay on as a consultant
    45 replies | 2902 view(s)
  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-20-2017, 08:35 AM
    From my experience with making aluminum gas checks (which I have had NO problems) if the gas check is loose on the bottom of the boolit, you need to use a thicker aluminum stock for making them. I have seen a lot of discussion, not nothing on the...
    17 replies | 1353 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    05-19-2017, 01:14 PM
    If you reload 50 BMG this is the die you need to deprime your brass without resizing it or having to clean it first. This die works like any other universal decaping die simply scaled up for the 50 BMG or 416 barret case. Use this die to deprime all...
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 05:19 PM
    I use it all the time I have real good luck with it.
    10 replies | 337 view(s)
  • Freightman's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 05:18 PM
    All I have seen or got says "not" to use LLA"
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 05:03 PM
    Had uncles in the US Army, FIL in the USAC , Dad in the 77th assigned to Nimitz in the central pacific, FIL was with MacArthur, and another uncle in the USN at the Coral sea, Midway , Okanawa. so lots of blood shed for this country, the last eight...
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  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 09:54 AM
    I drained my pot good, then removed the control rod, liberal coat of fine valve grinding compound, put control rod back and did a basic valve seating job. No drips now.
    15 replies | 505 view(s)
  • 1_Ogre's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 03:18 PM
    I'll take the 30-06 dies, PM inbound
    2 replies | 450 view(s)
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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