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    08-07-2020, 03:28 PM
    reddog81 replied to a thread Brass and cast. in Cast Boolits
    This x2. If you need to clean off dirt you can rinse in warm water, agitate, shake out any water, and then let them sit in the sun for a little while to dry. A hair dryer will reduce drying time to minutes. Cleaning 100 cases can take under 10...
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    08-06-2020, 04:37 PM
    reddog81 replied to a thread Oal for 135 gr. 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I just looked through the closed group buys Sub-forum and didn’t see anything for a 135 grain 9mm bullet. Which exact mold is this? 135 grain bullets will have varying OAL depending on the shape of the nose. Even truncated cone (TC) bullets or...
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    08-01-2020, 10:01 AM
    That makes more sense now. A picture would be a big help.
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    07-31-2020, 10:08 PM
    Fixed sight? Serial Number? And just to clarify - There's no model designation under the crane? Either way the value is probably around $400 to $500 assuming 80% condition is an accurate assessment. Value might be higher under current...
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    07-30-2020, 07:30 PM
    Any starting load with those powders should work out OK. W231 would probably be my choice. Unique can be dirty with light loads and titegroup can start to run hot if putting a bunch of bullets down range. What size are the throats? Mine is...
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    07-29-2020, 10:52 AM
    reddog81 replied to a thread Buying a cat... in Our Town
    If it's going to be an indoor cat an amputated leg is of little concern. They can still run, jump, and do everything else a normal cat can do. Invasive surgeries are just asking for more problems down the road. Even as an outdoor cat it'd...
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    07-28-2020, 09:04 PM
    The primer ALWAYS backs out when a round is fired. Most of the time the primer is re-seated when the pressure in chamber/bore pushes the case back against the breech face. If the primer stays backed out that means the pressure form the round was...
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    07-27-2020, 12:04 PM
    I can understand people selling primers for $125 per 1,000... What doesn't makes sense to me is people paying $125. If I was at LGS and someone was looking for primers and willing to pay $100 for 1,000 I'd oblige.
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    07-18-2020, 06:53 PM
    For guns and ammo the worst of it is right now. Up until a few weeks ago pretty much anything was available. Over the last month all the popular self defense items have disappeared or gone up in price noticeably. Buds website has no 9mm...
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    07-15-2020, 05:45 PM
    Powder coating made easy! In a 112 Page booklet... There was some interesting info on the couple pages I scanned, but most is way beyond anything needed for bullets.
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    07-13-2020, 12:21 PM
    At an estimated 1750 FPS / 75% case fill you should be plenty safe from either a squib or an over pressure. 45% case fill seems like you could be asking for trouble with that giant case... You could ask Hodgdon and see what they say. Shooting...
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    07-12-2020, 10:51 AM
    reddog81 replied to a thread price of lead in Our Town
    I've seen a wide variety of prices. I've seen people on Craigslist trying to sell for up to $5 a pound and the stuff sits for a long time. Usually I see stuff sell for the $1 to $2 range. I buy if it's around $1.00 to 1.25. I picked up 600+...
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    07-10-2020, 04:22 PM
    reddog81 replied to a thread 9mm 165 grain in Cast Boolits
    I’d test them in a revolver and see how that goes before doing anything else. Loading that big of a bullet in 9mm is going to cause a whole host of problems anyways. Seat a bullet that big into a 9mm case and I bet the base is sized down more than...
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    07-10-2020, 04:10 PM
    Separating into piles shouldn’t be too hard using visual and sound clues. Drop a pure ingot on concrete and it’ll thud. Drop Lyman #2 onto concrete and it’ll be noticeably higher pitched. You’ll be better off in the long run if you can...
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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