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    Today, 10:23 AM
    As with anything in life it's probably going to last a lot longer if used correctly and gently vs run hard and put away wet. Using the correct temperature lead and not clanking the mold shut will help prevent warping of the mold blocks and keep...
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    05-20-2018, 12:16 PM
    Remington doesn't even realize it's 2018??? You'd think the person sending out blanket email responses could spend 5 seconds to review the response but I'm guessing the $10 per hour employee doesn't even care.
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    05-17-2018, 10:13 PM
    RCBS is owned by Vista Outdoors. They would be a good one to try and find a good contact at. Vista owns CCI, Alliant, Speer, Federal, Blazer, Estate, Independence, Bushnell, Hoppes 9, American Eagle and a dozen plus other brands.
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    05-17-2018, 05:03 PM
    The cherry is the tool used to cut the bullet profile into the mold. Without the cherry the use of a cherry you'd basically just have 2 solid blocks of aluminum. Hopefully description that makes enough sense...
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    05-14-2018, 05:01 PM
    Kentucky does have an occasional sale exemption that allows for 2 tax exempt sales per year. I'm not sure this is helpful or not since 2 is such a low threshold...
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    05-13-2018, 07:29 PM
    Just wait until June and Wayfair vs South Dakota is decided. If SD wins every state will enact laws forcing every online vendor to start collecting sales tax. PA recently enacted a law forcing online sellers to either collect PA tax or follow...
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    05-07-2018, 01:40 AM
    Anyone can easily see the 7.62 offers better ballistics but the fact that you can carry twice as many rounds is what makes 5.56 the caliber of choice for the majority of soldiers. 1 round of .7.62 is better than 1 round of 5.56, but when compared...
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    05-06-2018, 10:46 AM
    The amount of metal in a mold is so small it's almost irrelevant. I'd guess a pound of steel or aluminum probably cost the mold makers around $2 to $5. The price of molds is due to the expensive equipment, expertise and knowledge required to make...
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    05-05-2018, 09:21 AM
    reddog81 replied to a thread Is it mold or mould? in Our Town
    Either... I figured mold was the most popular version but it appears to be pretty evenly split. I didn't even realize NOE uses the term mould and I've bought from numerous times. Lyman & NOE use mould Lee, MP, Accurate use mold RCBS uses...
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    05-03-2018, 11:17 PM
    Hitting low means the velocity is too high. Use a heavier bullet or less powder.
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    05-03-2018, 11:14 PM
    Most retail car part stores will have cans of stuff that'll work fine for a 22 year old truck. I repainted some parts of a white 2002 Astro van 5 years ago and it still looks OK. The prep work and application will have a large impact on how well...
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    05-03-2018, 01:54 PM
    Anything American made and newer than WW2 should be fine assuming it was stored in a reasonable manner. Are there boxes of ammo or is it all loose? If it's in boxes the value is probably similar to stuff being made today - $20 to $30 per 50...
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    05-03-2018, 12:56 AM
    Everything tazman said x2 The only thing I'll add is that the throats tend to run larger a true 9x19 round would use. Mine are .357 and based upon everything I've seen this is normal. This means .355 lead bullets probably aren't ideal but it...
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    04-26-2018, 10:09 PM
    .358 or .359 will work. Lead bullets are generally soft even that anything that'll chamber will get squeezed down easily enough that it won't cause problems. Leading is a function of fit, using the correct alloy and using the correct lube. If...
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    04-24-2018, 10:54 PM
    I'm glad Colt is expanding their lineup. Hopefully it'll be less than a year before they introduce the next model and maybe the next model can be something other than a blacked out DAO version of the 1 revolver in their line-up.
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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
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