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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    I think it's worth the price asked for the frame alone. I'm not a 243 fan but I do love my handi's. I have eight and three extra barrels. Makes me kinda sad my 30-30 is gone but it went to a good home and that's how I got my new in the box heavy...
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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    My mistake. Didn't read close enough. I use the plastic BPI clear overshots to roll crimp, haven't tried them with a fold yet myself. Gp
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Randy: You don't think the man would stoop to telling a fib to get a sale do you? HT: Pretty darn simple just used Lee's suggested load (told you all I was new at this) LOL Rem. STS Hull, Rem 209 primer, Red Dot @ 22gr.and BPI LO78 wad, Fold...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    ^^^^^ The clear plastic overshot cards are what works best for me. Gp
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Any homesteaders on site? in Our Town
    I'm too old to wander "Off grid" but if you can make it into retirement debt free it gives a pretty self sufficient feeling. Gp Look into getting a copy of the old "Whole Earth Catalog" Written and edited by an old friend of mine from younger...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    If you're not getting the powder to complete burn I'd see if the magnum primer helped. With that load I don't see a problem. Not THAT much difference in my opinion. Gp
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    09-24-2018, 09:09 PM
    Fun day at the range today, just fired shotguns for a change. First time using the NEF heavy barrel rifled 12ga to shoot groups. I posted the best five round group above. A welcome surprise was that in this instance the Lee 7/8th inch slugs out...
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    09-24-2018, 08:40 PM
    Beginners luck today. Five shot group at forty five yards Lee seven eights ounce slugs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    09-24-2018, 12:23 AM
    Chill Wills: Sizing with my 41mag RCBS carbide die no expansion I get an OD on the brass of .4285 the brass is a tic over.011 so - .0225 gets me pretty close to .406 I.D. Gp
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    09-23-2018, 06:20 PM
    msta999: try slowing down a bit on the RPMs . It will be a little easier on the hulls. Also those Russian hand roll crimping tools that have been being sold on Ebay do a real nice job of finishing up a crimp. I use the drill press until just about...
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    09-23-2018, 01:13 PM
    I have Harter66's old 45 cal HB mould. My Henry 45-70 loves that bullet. I don't think I've ever bothered to check what the castings weigh. Gp
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    09-22-2018, 09:26 AM
    Randy's quote at the bottom of his posts is what keeps us all going. I moved from bench shooting jacketed bullets to cast for the sole purpose of adding a few more Jokers to the deck. For now at least, my interest has moved to the shotguns. Why,...
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    09-21-2018, 05:39 PM
    Randy: I assume that you've read through the thread !2ga FH slug tests. 73cal rifle is pretty much what that's all about. Gp
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    09-21-2018, 03:18 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    With the CED chrono all the important parts are back on the bench and out of the way. Sky screens and sensors are down range and can be bought as replacements. The all in one chronographs wouldn't stand a chance with me, especially with a shotgun. ...
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    09-21-2018, 01:33 PM
    I set the DL model 100 up on the bench yesterday and loaded the shot and powder tubes for the first time. After the alterations I made this is one sweet running little press. No leaking powder even with the use of Mec bars. This press has a really...
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    09-21-2018, 12:09 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks again Charlie. I have Lyman #1 shotshell handbook and the BPI buckshot manual should arrive in todays mail. I see on ebay that someone has offered 800 Alcan .165 nitro cards and no bids @ $4. The kicker, as always is the $15 shipping. I'm...
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    09-21-2018, 12:10 AM
    Reading all this here this evening got me going again. I put together ten more of the Slug R Us Hammerhead slugs. I'll try to make it out to the range tomorrow. Boy, those Hammerheads roll crimp real Purdy. Gp
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    09-20-2018, 11:17 PM
    He'll likely be over to borrow it next week. LOL Seriously, nice gun. I love a nice 38spl. Gp
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    09-20-2018, 07:17 PM
    Longbow: I picked up a Caldwell Lead Sled for testing with the light break barrel guns. I don't really like the feel as you shoulder this combination but it does do the job of taming the recoil. The model I have is built to hold two 25lb bar bell...
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    09-20-2018, 06:45 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    MSM Yes I do have a chronograph. It's a CED Millennium Also I just picked up a LabRadar. The LabRadar will track slugs and round ball but the manual says that it doesn't work with shot. I've been able to shoot the Support posts on the sky screens...
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    09-20-2018, 04:33 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks Charlie. Looks like I'm pretty much either going to have to wing it or rethink whether it's worth while at all. Gp
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    09-20-2018, 11:13 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Starline 30-30 in Leverguns
    Glad to see this. Price seems reasonable. Gp
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    09-20-2018, 11:10 AM
    I really like this FA depriming tool. The little vial that collects the primers is worthless so I just leave it off and work over a waste basket. It has a pretty tough pin. I've decapped several hundred military 223 case with the primer crimp and...
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    09-19-2018, 10:30 PM
    I bought one of the Survival Loaders in 410 that are being sold on Ebay everything about it but the final crimp works great. Too bad that all you need to build good looking 410 shells is a good final crimp all the other steps can be easily...
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    09-19-2018, 10:06 PM
    Longbow. I've been looking over the possibles since this thread started and I think you might have a good idea for your bear gun. The double barrel makes sense to me. Maybe a cut down version like the popular 12ga pump guns for home defense only an...
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    09-19-2018, 09:19 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread WTB buckshot mold in Swappin & Sellin
    Your welcome glocky. The 311 Rb moulds work very well for making buckshot. I just use a Lee two hole mould and that works just fine for me. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 09:09 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread WTB buckshot mold in Swappin & Sellin
    I have a Lee #4 buck mould I'll sell or trade to you if your still looking for one.
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    09-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    I made an ebay purchase of an old pacific 100 I believe this was the start of the pacific presses it was missing the after loading final crimp die and had a precrimp and finish crimp for paper hulls. I added a Mec crimp die in the open slot and...
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    09-19-2018, 07:57 PM
    That would be my wish also. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 07:34 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    I have both a spin doctor and a large hand held hull crimp opener, just a one inch rod seven inches long that a taper starts at four inches and goes to zero in the last three inches. Gp
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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