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    05-12-2018, 05:26 PM
    GONRA has 2 "single stage Hollywood presses". Both purchased brand new from Hollywood. One from 1958 that has always been my "main reloading press". Other taller, with reinforcing bar in front, from 1975 (can't remember). These are dynamite...
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    05-12-2018, 04:06 PM
    Over the decades, GONRA has used commercial plastic powder funnels (all had “static cling” issues), small glass lab funnels (transparent, but break easily), etc. and never been completely satisfied. Just got my “Final Solution” Metal Powder...
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    05-03-2018, 06:35 PM
    GONRA sez don't reload "drilled out flash hole brass." Just SCRAP it!
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    05-03-2018, 05:53 PM
    GONRA has used a Forster and (any brand) inertia bullet puller. Depends on the job. (Translated, keep struggling until SOMETHING verks OK! Gotta be patient.) Last pullin' job 2017: Decades Olde Forster Collet, pullin' CORROSIVE 7.62mm ...
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    05-03-2018, 05:35 PM
    GONRA's pretty sure there are interesting Olde Black Powder Cartridges that use these Rimmed Case Head Diameters. Haftakeep pressures LOOOOW 'cause of "relatively weak shot shell head construction".
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    04-25-2018, 05:45 PM
    Decades ago GONRA swaged soft lead cast .45 ACP bullets in CH Swag-O-Matic dies with home made "Spring Loaded Deeeep Hollow Point Nose Punch" and a Hemispherical Base Ejector to seat gas checks. These were used for EXTREMELY effective...
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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