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    08-03-2017, 07:08 PM
    Swheeler, Could be, could be. A Lee tech suggested the 303B expander in an oversize die, but ??? Lots to check out here. Thanks.
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    08-03-2017, 07:05 PM
    Ahh - I will anneal as you suggest and see if that makes a difference with my present sizing routine. Thanks for that suggestion.
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    08-03-2017, 04:37 PM
    Jake, I have done as you suggested in other calibers, maybe just a tweak from that sharp flare Lyman puts into the top of the plug. With the right diameter step, I can see where flare wouldn't be necessary. That's why I asked about the correct...
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    08-03-2017, 03:15 PM
    I've heard about them - will investigate. Thanks. I rarely if ever have a problem with shaved lead. It's crooked bullets I'm concerned about. Do I understand correctly that the 0.310 part of the plug sizes the entire neck, while the 0.314...
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    08-03-2017, 02:05 PM
    Thanks, Fred and Smoke. I don't care much for that wicked steep flare that M dies give, so even if I do purchase an M-die I'll probably look for an alternative to flaring. One member here had a machinist knock down the Lyman radical flare to a...
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    08-03-2017, 11:23 AM
    Presently I am sizing .30-30 brass by first outside sizing in a conventional RCBS sizing die WITH THE EXPANDER/DECAPPER REMOVED. Then I push the cases up into a Lee 303Brit expander/decapper that I've mounted in an oversize (.30-40 Krag) Lee die. ...
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    07-26-2017, 09:09 PM
    PBSmith replied to a thread Loverin article??? in Cast Boolits
    I found the article I was referring to in my original post. It's just a short piece with a photo of Mr. Loverin. This appears in the 1961 Stoeger's Shooter's Bible (No. 52), pp. 250-251. For me the most interesting part are illustrations of the...
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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