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    03-26-2017, 12:41 PM
    randy, that thread in which you mention Larry's experience was posted 6-1-2015, "TAC 1 lube Not the best?" No, I wouldn't want a lube that required 10-20 shots to condition the bore, which I presume is what you mean by "settling down." Did you...
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    03-26-2017, 11:01 AM
    I just read randyrat's thread on his TAC 1 and how Larry Gibson found 10-20 fouling shots were needed to "settle a group." I don't doubt that the answers to my questions can be found somewhere in this site's archives, but a quick search turned...
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    03-21-2017, 06:36 PM
    Thank you, gentlemen, for your good responses. Based on your reports, I believe I'll go ahead and order the dies/top punches and give it a whirl. Appreciate your input.
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    03-17-2017, 06:37 PM
    I have an old orange 45 that I'm considering for seating gaschecks, light sizing and lubing 30 caliber bullets. Did all of these machines have a problem with locking the dies and top punch off center? If so, is there an easy fix? Also, if my...
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    03-11-2017, 03:20 PM
    Thanks Ben and Smk. I can lube either TL or conventional groove, but haven't yet tried PC. My thinking - right or wrong - was that the conventional groove mold might produce a more consistent, uniform surface or depository for the lube, as...
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    03-11-2017, 12:59 PM
    I am considering the Lee CTL312-160-2R mold vs. the Lee C312-155-2R. This is the E. Harris spire design for 7.62x39 caliber, though I will be using them in over-bored .30 caliber rifles. The first Lee bullet is a tumble-lube version, the...
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    03-05-2017, 06:13 PM
    A member here sold me the LEE Group Buy mold of Lyman 358430 (200-gr RN) several years ago. Great casting and shooting, especially for vintage 38 revolvers but also for an older Marlin 336, pre-Microgroove, caliber .35 Remington. Also, a real...
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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