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  • uncle dino's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    BMT. That is sweet! Good job..d
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    02-18-2018, 02:02 AM
    I've never seen a lee key drive slug mold in person.. Is the base pin removable? Now that we can get base wads from the Russians, it may be easier to make a base pin to match the Russian wads. D
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    02-11-2018, 07:13 PM
    That is a sweet rig uncle dino. I may move to an automatic feeder. Too bad that only saves one handling step. You still get to handle them one at a time for all the other draws. Cragsman, one of the very nice things on the hydro press, other...
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    02-11-2018, 01:38 PM
    Here's what you can get if you really want to spit em out..d. https://youtu.be/sY4YevBDRFI
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    02-08-2018, 08:08 PM
    With a 3' handle .. I would think the linkage on press would fail before you would bend the handle..
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    02-05-2018, 12:25 PM
    Pretty excited about it. There are a lot of flash in the pan type cartridges out there, but if you get your own brass made via Starline, it's here to stay. Some of the pressures they cite are hard to believe. 1600 fps out of a 500 grain...
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    02-05-2018, 11:31 AM
    Anywhere you can legally hunt? In Ohio any straight walled cartridge is good to go. .38 SPL to .50-120 and everything in between. Another reason not to live in MI. :)
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    02-05-2018, 10:44 AM
    Cragsman, The hydro press is definitely your friend. You might consider switching to pure castor oil for your draws. It is more slippery than swage lube, easier to manage and a little goes a long way. It will also reduce the pressure you are...
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    01-29-2018, 10:19 PM
    Well I got a chance to test .. Plain plastic jacket did ok, but not as well as plastic jacketed base wad slug.. Shot these out of my ush.. 2 3/4 cheddite hull. 34 gr. Longshot, bpgs seal, brush wad topped of with a 1/8 felt, slug, roll crimp..was...
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    01-28-2018, 09:29 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Another Core Bonding ? in Swaging
    If this is too pricey, you could make something out of plaster of paris and some slightly larger cases.... http://www.swagedies.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CBST&Product_Code=BL-1&Category_Code=HTREAT
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    01-26-2018, 10:41 AM
    Zbench replied to a thread Another Core Bonding ? in Swaging
    +1 to what Dino said. The blocks are cheap as is the flux. A quart would last several lifetimes. This has been discussed recently. Something to ponder. You wouldn't forgo flux to fix a plumbing issue, why would you do it with bullets other than...
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    01-26-2018, 10:34 AM
    uncle dino replied to a thread Another Core Bonding ? in Swaging
    Imo it's a waste of time to try bonding without flux..Corbin's has heat bricks that holes can be drilled into to hold each bullet.. D
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    01-25-2018, 01:01 PM
    Man those look great.. Wish you were closer. D
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    01-25-2018, 12:18 AM
    GEO. Ah yeah. HT ya beat me to it. This is one of the most agreeable groups I know. Yur takin the fun out of it.. Move along. D
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    01-24-2018, 05:22 PM
    I don't think so. Jackets are drawn from big to small. Don't know of a method to bump them up that much.
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    01-24-2018, 02:34 PM
    I am very curious to see what you are working on cap'n. D
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    01-24-2018, 09:50 AM
    Yes the base is stiff on a jacketed slug so it will engrave..sometimes even sometimes not.. I believe the rifling is determining where the slug ends up in the bore..d
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    01-24-2018, 09:06 AM
    Yes. Plastic is high density polyethylene.. With long jacketed slugs I have actually seen where the slug started to engrave as it entered the rifling.. Then the rifling on the slug disappeared in the mid section and rode up over the rifling and re...
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    01-23-2018, 09:42 PM
    Lb, I am not seeing any evidence of tipping. I have made long solid slugs that will start into rifling while the base is still in hull...same issue...Slugs will be engraved all the way around. But deeper on one side than the other.. Hard slugs are...
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    01-23-2018, 11:04 AM
    I've been tinkering a bit.. I have noticed with full bore slugs that they have a tendency to engrave the rifling unevenly... It seems to me, the more plastic I add to the engraving surface of the slug, the better it centers in the bore rifling.. I'm...
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    01-22-2018, 02:05 PM
    Zbench replied to a thread Dip or spray Lube options in Swaging
    I dunk mine in lacquer thinner followed with hot water in detergent. Works great. There is no magic herb and spices to remove grease from metal. You need something to dissolve it, and then something to remove the residue. When I am core bonding,...
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    01-22-2018, 10:38 AM
    You can use a pneumatic rotary actuator in place of the cylinder. Bimba makes a 180 degree throw.. Bimba Pneu-turn... Just google search.. Tons of info..
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    01-21-2018, 05:55 PM
    uncle dino replied to a thread Noob Tubing question in Swaging
    Croswell... Little over an hour east of you..d
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    01-21-2018, 05:38 PM
    uncle dino replied to a thread Noob Tubing question in Swaging
    I use the 5/8 for .600 nitro and limited use in shotgun slugs..d
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    01-21-2018, 04:45 PM
    uncle dino replied to a thread Noob Tubing question in Swaging
    If you play with the length a bit. You can force the tubing down the ejection hole just a little bit. When you flatten the end, it will close the hole completely.. Here's a pic of a 5/8 tubing jacket for an example
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    01-21-2018, 11:27 AM
    Zbench replied to a thread Dip or spray Lube options in Swaging
    Bill, try just straight castor oil. You can find a small bottle in the drug store to test out. I use it straight when I draw jackets, it is much more slippery than castor oil and any lanolin mix. I get direct feedback on the hydraulic dial...
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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
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