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  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    Thanks to a recent thread on using Evaporust to clean old moulds, I now have an Ideal 454190. I'm wanting to try a Binary mix, 20 or 40-1 and use Lee liquid Alox. I have a .454 Lee push through sizer to try as well as as- cast. If this works...
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  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 AM
    Since this old thread resurfaced, I find myself compelled to comment. Now that demand for ammo and components has normalized, my last order came within a week. Cast boolit basics still apply, proper alloy, sizing and lube. MBC will sell you...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    I'm looking for a broken Lee Reloader press. That's the little dinky C-frame press. If the price is good I'll buy a whole one. Thanks Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
    0 replies | 65 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Great books to read. in Our Town
    a huge selection of free audio books for those of us who like to listen to books while we are in the workshops https://librivox.org/search?primary_key=0&search_category=genre&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    Do you have a depth mic or gage to measure the driven protrusion of the firing pin, or are you just eyeballing it and making a judgement? I don't recall what the protrusion spec. is for the M1 carbine, but on the M16 and M4 it is 0.028-0.032" so...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    Your STANAG drawing sourced online is probably a newer revision than my paper copy, which dates from the early 1960s. The Beretta M9 I used to have had the ball seat and throat I described.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    Beretta doesn't have a SAAMI chamber, but a CIP chamber which resembles the one in NATO Standardization Agreement 4090. This has a cylindrical freebore 9.1mm in diameter and 3mm long with a 5 degrees Basic forcing cone. So size .358"
    16 replies | 230 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    I stopped in at the CMP North Store on Saturday because I had business in the area of Port Clinton to do. NO Service or Rack Grade M1s on the display floor. All they had were M1 Special grades at over $1000 along with M1C and M1Ds at much higher...
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  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 AM
    I use measures with adjustable chambers from Redding and Pacific. The Redding has the standard "rifle" chamber which worked fairly well for many pistol /shotgun powders. It sees a lot of use with larger charges and bulkier powders. It has poured...
    12 replies | 759 view(s)
  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:12 AM
    From my humble experience..... best to worst. NOE Arsenal RCBS Ideal
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 10:43 PM
    For timed and rapid-fire Camp Perry style bullseye competition 4.5 grains of 452AA or WST with H&G68 is the Go-To Load. For 50-yards slow fire to better buck the wind adjust charge to 830 +/-30 fps. about 4.8 grains of WST or 5.2 of W231 To...
    15 replies | 273 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 10:38 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 9mm throat reaming? in Cast Boolits
    Rechamber barrel to NATO chamber in accordance with STANAG 4090 and it will accept .358" cast bullets. FNGPs and Berettas sold to the Euro market already have this chamber. The SAAMI-dimensioned chamber is too tight!
    6 replies | 177 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 10:12 PM
    When I worked at Ruger in the 1980s the Clymer de-leading reamer was used with Brownell's Do-Drill and was the Go-To method. When ultrasonic cleaners became available, that was the final step before returning to the customer.
    21 replies | 544 view(s)
  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 09:21 PM
    What is one worth to you? How about a complete, used SDB instead? PM if interested. Dad has one he hasn't used in a few years.
    6 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 07:53 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread .40/.44 Special in Special Projects
    Doesn't need to be quick release, but easily changible, S&W or Bowen type with set screw would be fine, or you may have another idea. A 16" twist in the rifle would have interesting possibilities with a heavy bullet subsonic. Something around 250...
    24 replies | 631 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 07:39 PM
    NEI #82 mold I used to use was shortened to 88 grains. I have since replaced that mold with Accurate 31-087B and 31-087T which do better.
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  • bushwack's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 01:48 PM
    one box still ready to ship
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 01:04 PM
    Larry's advice is sound. FWIW, in my Finn M39 I use the NOE clone of #314299 cast 50-50 linotype and wheelweights, sized .314" with Lee Alox-Beeswax, a 1 grain tuft of Dacron and 30 grs. of IMR3031 and it outshoots PPU Ball, the 300m sight...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 12:19 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Meplat vs RN vs HP in Cast Boolits
    you got that whole front drive band to use. that mimics the area of your throat/leade in front of the case mouth. you seat so that angle that slopes down to the nose stops short of hitting steel. I don't remember my average oal right now but it...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 11:23 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread .40/.44 Special in Special Projects
    John, How did the GM 10mm blank work out? Other GM gunsmith special blanks we have used on the "Infamous Bunny Gun" projects have been wonderful. My thought process to move the Ruger .44-40 cylinder you cleaned up for me over to my 7-1/2"...
    24 replies | 631 view(s)
  • jimkim's Avatar
    06-25-2017, 02:51 AM
    Thanks guys. I actually had something that looks like that brace in mind. I found gyroscopic stabilizers for sport cameras. They aren't big, and they cost a bit under $80.00. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
    15 replies | 283 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 11:57 PM
    Adding WWs to melted lead will save time on sorting its getting the lead off the ceiling that takes forever the cement floor is not as bad. It seems no matter how long I leave a bucket of WWs sitting in the shop to make sure they are fully dry there...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 07:47 PM
    In the light No.3 carbine the recoil of the 240s is more manageable too!
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 07:42 PM
    4 grains of SR7625 or Unique with Saeco #326 for 850 fps.
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 04:14 PM
    That was what I was thinking. If an inflatable cuff was fitted inside a sheath attached to the limb, I think it would also absorb shock. It would be similar to a torque eliminator, but be made of fiberglass, or a graphite rod. Lefty O, A small...
    15 replies | 283 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 04:00 PM
    SP101 is too heavy for pocket carry. I would recommend El Paso Saddlery C-Force IWB, which has reinforced opening to permit one-hand reholstering, a feature which I consider an absolute must! Non-negotiable! Get trousers 2" larger in waist...
    9 replies | 177 view(s)
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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