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    Today, 12:34 AM
    I just built an upper in .300 Black. Ballistic Advantage barrel bought from Monmouth on sale (along with the gas system) precipitated my inevitable ownership of such a rifle. The rest of the parts (no-name ones) were bought from a gunshow guy,...
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    03-25-2017, 12:03 AM
    Cowboy_Dan replied to a thread Gray Wolf ? in Our Town
    Far as I know they got a dependanle vehicle and were doing fine. Granted I was only keeping cursory tabs on the story, but there is a thread in Our Town that makes reference to being a final update in its title. I think that is where they reveal...
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    03-21-2017, 09:39 PM
    Check out the relevant PDF at http://www.ranchdogoutdoors.com/data/NOE/PDF/30/ . This data was produced by Ranch Dog using Quickload, so grain of salt and everything. And while you're there explore the other data sheets for NOE and Ranch Dog...
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    03-20-2017, 09:58 PM
    Well, I'll be, must be a typo. I've been reading it "7.62" this whole time. Strange how the brain works.
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    03-20-2017, 05:02 PM
    So, a naked shank and you aren't seatjng it very deep. My first thought is that seating them deaper may have the effect of straightening them out from more neck contact. Leaving off the gas check may have allowed them to start crooked and shallow...
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    03-19-2017, 12:51 AM
    I also figured that out too, by accident. I've also noticed that it doesn't like to feed the last few primers in that position. I used to half-engage the release before moving the feader into place. These days I only prime pistol on the...
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    03-10-2017, 07:46 PM
    Mine has always had a bit of a hum when the element runs. Nothing bad, about as loud as a space heater fan.
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    03-10-2017, 12:16 AM
    To mitigate the risk of moisture on the added scrap, cut the fire and let the top solidify enough that dumping in more won't break through. I do it this way when I'm topping off my reclaimer and the pot goes molten again quickly.
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    02-27-2017, 03:49 PM
    I've had the basket idea before, but have yet to build one myself. My thinking is that it would be hot enough from being in the melt that lead wouldn't solidify on it instantly, so a few taps on the side of the pot and you're large trash free.
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    02-26-2017, 11:22 PM
    Cowboy_Dan replied to a thread Shot maker in Casting for Shotguns
    As the molten lead falls it morphs through several shapes from the air resistance. To get round shot it has to either almost not fall any or fall a considerable distance.
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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