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  • David2011's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 PM
    If you have identified a problem that requires clean primer pockets in order to resolve the issue then by all means clean them. If you have OCD and just can't reload without cleaning them, by all means satisfy the compulsion. For the average...
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    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
    Since 2017 was not a normal year for me working away from home all year, I'll go back farther. .45 Colt .45 ACP .40 S&W .38 Special 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser
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    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread Bad Flashback in Our Town
    I was in a Gibson's in the late '70s and saw a long rack of M1 Carbines at $99.00 each, probably 20 feet of them standing like little soldiers. Couldn't imagine why anyone would want one of those underpowered pieces of garbage. Wish now I had...
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    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    Just another opinion and worth exactly what you paid for it. We are inundated with so much more information today and in the workplace most are expected to do much more than in the past. There's only so much space in the front of the brain for...
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    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    In our gunsmithing classes we used a bar of steel about 2" x 18" to strike the handle of the action wrench. The students built sporting rifles based on Mauser actions so we had lots of them to rebarrel. The barrel vice was a Brownell's with...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    AcraGlas gel is a great product for this repair along with the pin set. Great advice so far. Go to a hobby shop that caters to RC airplanes if you have one nearby. They will have cyanoacrolate debonder which is specifically for removing this...
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  • David2011's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 12:14 AM
    If going a manual route how about making a 38/357 specific case height gage? Make a squared off C shaped piece that has an opening just big enough to allow .38 cases to pass through but too small for the height of a .357 case, a...
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  • David2011's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 06:44 PM
    Happens to me as well. I have 5 gallons of .38 and know there are more .357s in it. Diameter is easier to cull than multiple lengths of the same diameter. I hope someone has a solution.
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 01:05 PM
    I verified that by cutting a piece of wadcutter brass long ways and there is no taper to the head of the case!
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  • David2011's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 03:04 AM
    I have an old Saeco flat based 4 cavity WC mold. The business end is not perfectly flat; it has a slight conical shape to it- just enough to not be flat. It probably isn't any more accurate than any other but it sure casts nice!
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    12-08-2017, 02:24 AM
    Jimmy Mitchell (gunsmith from Breckenridge, TX) was at an Area 2 USPSA match a few years ago and we had a conversation about primers not feeding well in my Dillon 650. He convinced me to try CCI primers. I did and they fed more smoothly than any...
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  • Powersgt's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 12:49 AM
    I know it’s not what you ask for but Midsouthshooterssupply has them for about $1.46 before shipping if you buy a 100 count. I bought from them two 25 count boxes when it was on sale.
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  • David2011's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 06:24 PM
    The first cull for me is when the sprue plate is opened. Any base that is not filled out gets flicked out before I dump the rest. After that I cull again after they cool but will pull an obviously bad boolit if I see flaws as it rolls around in...
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  • David2011's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 06:06 PM
    You want your boolits to be .001- .002 oversized to prevent leading. Don't change a thing. If you size your boolits to your bore diameter they will leave lead in the bore. The .45 ACP bore has always been .451". Most .45 Colt barrels have been...
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    12-07-2017, 04:42 PM
    I once believed that because "everybody knows and everybody says so." Manufacturers' load data does not reflect this old wives' tale. The powder chosen seems to be a factor as well. As a quick reference I looked up 240 grain .44 bullets with all...
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    12-07-2017, 04:01 PM
    As far as I know all of the digital cable boxes are encrypted or coded to the provider. That's "as far as I know." Could be wrong; my expertise is in the computer world.
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 12:01 AM
    Thanks, they are for a friend, I will get back to y’all as soon as he makes a decision!
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  • Powersgt's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 06:44 PM
    Sent you PM with a trade offer.
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  • David2011's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 12:11 AM
    I've gotten very used to opening the sprue plate with my hand since I started using sprue plate lube. Afraid that if I tried casting without gloves I will grab the hot mold with my bare hand.
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 12:09 AM
    Thanks, price?
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    12-05-2017, 07:19 PM
    Anybody got a set that they are not using?
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    12-05-2017, 07:14 PM
    What do they mean by a “sleeved barrel”?
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  • David2011's Avatar
    11-30-2017, 11:50 PM
    If things get technical I shut the tunes off. On lighter days just casting, sizing, case prep, etc. I'll do gun related podcasts or Trop (tropical) Rock (beach/Buffett style music). My last boat was named Island Music and I've been a Trop Rock fan...
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  • David2011's Avatar
    11-30-2017, 11:29 PM
    A damaged primer can become sensitized without going off. Sometimes, rarely, they go bang later with little pressure when you try to press them out of the case. It won't hurt anything as long as you have the proper protective gear on but may make...
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    11-30-2017, 11:10 PM
    David2011 replied to a thread shooting with glasses in Our Town
    My eye doc is also a shooter. We shoot together at the trap range when I can get there but I shoot action pistol and Cowboy as well. I took my 7-1/2" Ruger Blackhawk in and had him give me a prescription for 1" past the end of the the sights on...
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  • Vinne's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 10:16 PM
    Anyone have some once fired 45 colt brass to unload. I am looking for about 100 to 200 cases. Should fit in a small flat rate box. Thanks.
    4 replies | 248 view(s)
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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