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    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    rbuck351 - GONRA sez be veeery careful using Shotgun Shell Battery Cup Primers in a Centerfire Rifle application! Wear first class eye protection and (IF you MUST doit) only LOW PRESSURE loads. >>> Please do NOT use Shotgun Shell...
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    02-20-2021, 10:36 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread 45 win mag? in Cast Boolits
    LinotypeIngot doesn't seem to like the Desert Eagle for some reason: "It kind of irks me that the LAR Grizzly never took off and yet the *** known as the Desert Eagle persists to this day." >>> Just for the record, GONRA's .44 Magnum Desert...
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    02-13-2021, 09:16 PM
    GONRA sez to contact CORBIN. He made a custom .380 ACP die that (with lottsa my tooling too) made 42 grain .380 ACP plastic core bullets for my larger Seecamp pistol. Yes, am chicken to shoot any factory rounds in this tiny pistol!
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    02-13-2021, 08:59 PM
    GONRA - decades ago, had to resort to my Boy Hood 12" (twixt centers) Sears? Craftsman? lathe to cut 30 threads/inch for these dies. Kinda standardized on these odd threads so I could make sizing dies from 5/8 drill rod.....
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    02-13-2021, 06:52 PM
    perotter NO! NO! NO! GONRA sez - US military ammo seems to use FA956 primer mix. FA959 is like FA956 but uses Zr instead of Al. (Pretty sure U.S.&A. loaded FA959 then went to FA956. Al is MUCH SAFER to handle than Zr! !!!) ...
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    02-12-2021, 11:59 PM
    GONRA's been an amateur primer nut since high school days: Suggest one stick to NON FRAGMENTING - (NOT GLASS!) CONTAINERS! Put powdered ingredients in a small plastic vial. Put vial into a small Harbor Freight Tumbler. Let it run at end of...
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    02-12-2021, 08:30 PM
    1hole's eyeballing verks GREAT for most stuff. (Handy for avoiding DOUBLE CHARGING!!!) BUT you cannot eyeball accurately WAY DOWN in looong cartridge cases. For troublesome light charges - GONRA puts a small nail in the charged case.
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    02-12-2021, 06:44 PM
    Loaded tons of .380 ACP (95 gn cast, 90 gn MAX jacketed) over the DECADES for a variety of pre-WW2 European military pistols (need heavier powder charges!) etc. >>> Lyman-Ideal cast bullet U358242 was used in most of it. <<< Pretty sure...
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    01-31-2021, 10:25 PM
    GONRA reminds ya'll that "GREEN" (Pb, Ba, .... free, etc) primers are unlikely unlikely to EVER have the shelf life of the lead styphnate - tetracene primers we're all used to.
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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