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    08-12-2018, 10:23 PM
    ^^^^^^agreed. Gp
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    08-12-2018, 10:12 PM
    That was my first thought. Maybe a short bake time. Gp
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    08-12-2018, 10:10 PM
    I have good luck with Eastwood powder. The prettiest bullets I've coated so far were Eastwood mirror black applied with an electrostatic gun. So slick they were hard to pick up. Gp
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    08-12-2018, 09:58 PM
    Stopsign32v: PM me your address and I'll send you a handful of powder coated 45 bullets. If it leads at all with them something is very wrong with the revolver. Gp
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    08-12-2018, 09:54 PM
    I agree with tazman, something is wrong with that batch of bullets to lead that much at the forcing cone unless the revolver is slightly out of time. That seems unlikely in this instance since you say it does that to two different revolvers. Hope...
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    08-12-2018, 04:40 PM
    pls1911: We have the same type up here too, I think all states do. Up here it's the motorized sports devotees against the backpackers. A place should be made for all to enjoy there outdoor experiences. I'm certainly not against anyone enjoying their...
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    08-11-2018, 10:39 PM
    drizler: I haven't had any problems with the RCBS one breaking. My problems have been with the collet style inserts wearing to the point they no longer hold the case back and let it fall through with the bullet still intact. They seem to multiply...
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    08-11-2018, 10:17 PM
    Perfecta brass in 223 has the flash hole off center farther than any other brass I've come across. Other than possible damage to the decapping pin I see no other problems reloading it. I like Fiocchi shotgun hulls, they are a little softer brass and...
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    08-09-2018, 07:40 PM
    DownSouth: I love retirement. I'm busy from the time I wake up until I'm too tired to go anymore. How people have time to work I just don't know. It's just that now I do what I want to do not what someone else wants done. I hope you enjoy...
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    08-08-2018, 09:53 AM
    The original Soup Can. That's where Richard Lee came up with the idea. Gp
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    08-08-2018, 09:17 AM
    Nice grab Scott. I've just been using a Lee size ring and my arbor press when I load a five or ten round test and I'm using the Lee Loader. Gp
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    08-07-2018, 11:03 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Pawn shops in Our Town
    We have several pawn shops in our area and my favorite has a very friendly and helpful staff. They have a large inventory of new and used guns, scopes, safes and reloading equipment in addition to all the usual pawn shop junk. They do all my...
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    08-07-2018, 09:50 PM
    As I posted, I have upgraded to the LabRadar but just to be extra safe I built a screen that sits on the bench between the unit and the gun being fired. This is only used when there is a rifle on the rest that has one of those blow back muzzle...
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    08-07-2018, 09:36 PM
    I bought a large box of random shotshell hulls (BPI unsorted) and have 1/2 bucket of the cheep Winchester hulls. I haven't tried to reload any of them since I have so may better hulls. I have opened up some of them and the plastic wad looks the same...
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    08-07-2018, 10:04 AM
    I recently upgraded to a LabRadar so unless something really strange (Bouncing bullet back off metal plate) happens my chronograph shooting days are over. Mine is a CED Millennium so all the important parts are out of the line of fire. I have...
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    08-06-2018, 11:49 PM
    I agree with jmort. The Lee collet style crimp dies are my favorite. They are very easy to adjust to just what you want in a crimp. You can make the bell of the case fit the chamber on some rounds or just remove the bell all the way to a major crimp...
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    08-06-2018, 11:34 PM
    abunaitoo: My favorite powders in the 30 carbine are VV- N-110, H-110 and IMR 4227 in that order. I load mostly the Lee 120gr,RN but have had no problems getting the Lee 113gr RF (same bullet with a flat nose) and the Lee 314-90-SWC to feed. I do...
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    08-05-2018, 09:19 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread NOE Molds in Casting Equipment
    Slim Chance: The Noe 313-89-WC-BE4 is a favorite of mine in both my 32-20 Colt revolver and my 32 S&W H&R revolver It's the RG-2 that gives the cup point and hollow point choice plus the button nose. One of many great Noe moulds on the shelf. Gp
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    08-05-2018, 04:09 PM
    Interesting press. I have a small accumulation of older presses but none that will load the 410 I'd like to find one of those. Gp
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    08-05-2018, 02:56 PM
    I very much enjoyed reading his posts and will miss seeing them here at Boolits. Another good man gone. Rest in Peace Opos. Gp
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    08-05-2018, 02:25 PM
    mozeppa: As Tatume just posted, expect vigorously ejected cases. The cases have been somewhat easier to find in the sales threads lately so I don't spend as much time as I use to searching under every blade of grass. There's just nothing shy and...
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    08-05-2018, 12:33 PM
    mozeppa:I have one of those, some 30 carbine owners bad mouth them but I've had no problems with mine. I gave $350 and got three mags with it but yours has a better looking finish. Try the Lee 120gr.RN with VV N-110 under it. My favorite. Also IMR...
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    08-05-2018, 10:52 AM
    I'll take the four boxes of 224 V-max's. PM to follow. Gp
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    08-05-2018, 10:46 AM
    TMT: I just ordered a 14 piece punch kit on Ebay yesterday. My need was 30 and 35cal. so you will need to check what is available for 45. Best part, they didn't cost much ($12) and shipping was free all the way from China. Worst part, All but the...
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    08-05-2018, 10:26 AM
    Yooper003: the 459-405HB is a great bullet for 45-70s. My Henry loves it. Don't give up on your 340 mould, it isn't that much too small. Powder coat up a few to gain a little girth and see how they fly. Gp
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    08-04-2018, 05:31 PM
    BigMrTong: The thought of printing wads has crossed my mind. I'm a somewhat less than tech savvy old man. Are the printers as seen on Ebay and Amazon in the under $200 range capable of printing the tail wads you've shown? Thanks Gp
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    08-04-2018, 11:39 AM
    RMc: Those do make a very nice crimp. Does one need to purchase both the precrimp and final spin crimper or will the Mec precrimp work and finish crimp on my drill press with the spin crimp tool? Thank you. Gp
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    08-03-2018, 08:29 PM
    'till they don't burn your fingers. Gp
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    08-03-2018, 05:34 PM
    I'm glad jmort and BT posted about the BPI crimp starter. I'm a very easy sell when it comes to accessories but have wondered if this one was worth while. So far, I've not had a lot of problems with the Mec or the Load All but I do precrimp several...
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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
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