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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    I just ordered my first one of these Russian slug moulds. I have the fragmental Zveroboy M on the way. In the offer I opted for it's a two for one package as the pin to make the hollow point slug with out the slots was included. $111 shipped. I'm...
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    01-15-2019, 06:36 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    JB: Your input is much appreciated. When you have many minds working on a problem, you get different points of view and the benefit of a lot of life experiences. This forum gives us all access to the broader wealth of knowledge. I just started this...
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    01-14-2019, 10:20 PM
    I use both the Lee 113 FP and the 120 RN in my Universal. Same bullet. Just a little off the nose with the 113. Gp
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    01-14-2019, 09:10 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    I think I'll try to find one of those drill bits that have that little starter point screw in the middle of the tip that fits tightly in the primer pocket hole of a deprimed case. Holding the wad down tightly inside the empty hull and running the...
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    01-14-2019, 08:56 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks JB. That little hot poker is kind of what I was thinking. I have that exact center punch but with the rounded surfaces it's as hard to use as the drill. Gp
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    01-14-2019, 08:45 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    Petander: Well, I have no proper female supervision so I guess there would be no scrap about wasting money. LOL As things are , a room and a half of my house and a built on 5' X 16' shed are clear full of reloading tooling. I just don't know where...
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    01-14-2019, 06:38 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks for the reply Randy. I think I'll shorten a bit up so just a very small amount sticks out of the chuck like you've mentioned. No lathe here so I need to find a workaround. I'd love to have a small lathe but at my age it's a little late to...
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    01-14-2019, 04:55 PM
    I'd like to ask the group what you are using to tap the center hole in your wads and cards when attaching tail wads to the slugs. I have been using wooden blocks with the appropriate slot cut in them to hold an empty hull in an adjustable vice like...
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    01-14-2019, 02:09 AM
    Blued is much nicer than bomber can camo paint. Pretty shotgun. I would love to have one like it. You might try one of those brass crimp starters that BPI sells so you can fold crimp your shortened hulls. Gp
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    01-13-2019, 03:01 PM
    I buy my lead right here at Boolits. Good Vendors right here with great product and options. Gp
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    01-13-2019, 01:58 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread Too much technology in Our Town
    I think these people should have to live with what they design. Maybe things would be more people friendly.
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    01-10-2019, 09:19 PM
    I punch the center out of the plastic caps that come on top of the drinking water bottles. Gp
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    01-10-2019, 08:12 PM
    After my son-inlaw and I each bought a R-51 when they first brought out the improved model and he bought me a 45-70 Marlin for fathers day that ended up having CHUNKS missing from the rifling. I'll never buy another Remington product. P's O S. Gp
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    01-09-2019, 05:48 PM
    The Noe collar button mould works very well when fired with light charges from my Handi 45-70 I haven't tried them in my Henry. I hear you about the cost of a mould for just a gallery load. Gp
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    01-08-2019, 11:51 PM
    My brass hull loading with smokeless powder has been 410 gauge only. This was done using 444 Marlin brass and standard plastic wads. If anything, they were a bit hotter than the same charge in a plastic hull I used two overshot cards (tight) and...
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    01-08-2019, 10:58 PM
    Lyman made me so mad I haven't bought from them in twenty years. I have a hard time even buying a used Lyman product.
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    01-07-2019, 11:29 PM
    Nice to see some old Idaho boys doing good on here! Last time I went rabbit hunting only saw a few Jacks and no bunny's. The Jack's were real skittish. This was north west of Aberdeen.
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    01-06-2019, 01:29 PM
    MOA: Thanks for the share. For the .410s (They are the ones that give me the most problems) I expanded a 45-70 case using first the largest NOE expander that I had on hand to open up the case a bit and put a fair sized flare on it. Then, using pin...
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    01-06-2019, 12:42 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Tmi? in Casting for Shotguns
    I read this in one of the threads here so I thought it was worth a try. Using an appropriate sized drill bit, a Forsner type. Cut the folds out of a loaded shotshell, leaving the crimp ring intact. Mix shot and melted wax to form a solid mass (slug)...
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    01-05-2019, 11:01 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Safety flashback!!! in Cast Boolits
    I had a bit of a surprise today myself. I had a shotgun primer detonate in the primer seater station of a shotgun press. I still don't know what caused it as the primer wasn't dented or crushed, no sign of damage of any kind. Just went off, bang....
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    01-03-2019, 08:28 PM
    Well, most of us know that the 357 Handi rifles have a ridiculously long throat but it does allow me to load the Saeco #352 in a 357 magnum case. This mould drops a bullet with my alloy at 240gr. + and I use it as a subsonic. Kind of a 35 caliber...
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    01-02-2019, 03:38 PM
    Sounds like an invitation to the Tinsel Fairy to me. Gp
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    01-02-2019, 03:23 PM
    A very hard place to be. Always hard to cut off the one's we love. Hoping the best outcome for you both. Gp
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    01-02-2019, 01:16 PM
    When something could not be proved, Grandma used to say "Why, that's no sign of a ducks nest" I haven't thought of that in a lot of years. Gp
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    01-01-2019, 12:11 PM
    The nose of that bullet was too large to fit my Handi 30-30. I've since sold both mould and rifle. Both were great, just not together. Al's specs. are right on. Measure up your rifle and compare to make sure of fit. Gp
    14 replies | 619 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
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