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  • GONRA's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 05:49 PM
    Brassmonkey - its more verk than ya'll wanna do but GONRA believes ya'll better sort it before jumping into disassembly!!! (If its all HUNTIN' ammo that one thing. If its MILITARY - really sort it out FIRST to avoid a Big Surprise KABOOM!)
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    03-28-2020, 05:38 PM
    GONRA sez - maybe large Round Oatmeal Containers might verk for relatively low density stuff like this?
    22 replies | 790 view(s)
  • GONRA's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 05:49 PM
    If yer gonna be into the "Reloading Hobby" for looong time just BIT THE BULLET and get a small metal lathe. (HF will do!) Use it (forever) for all sorts of odd case prep-trimming / reloading tasks. GONRA's definition of a "small metal...
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    03-23-2020, 05:53 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread consistent cast bullets in Cast Boolits
    gwpercle - GONRA is just an amateur compared to ya'll but (over nearly 60 years of casting with an olde bottom Pour Potter Pot and Single Cavity Mounds) just never have all these weird problems! ???
    31 replies | 1026 view(s)
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    03-21-2020, 08:12 PM
    GONRA sez - Corbin's pricey but the loooong term way to go if you can afford it. Once setup, there are LOTTSA diemakers on this forum who can make all the dies ya'll want... HAVE PHUN SWAGING!
    6 replies | 322 view(s)
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    03-21-2020, 08:05 PM
    GONRA replied to a poll 22lr Brass Preference? in Swaging
    GONRA hasa precious stock of <500 1960's era COPPER .22 LR Lapua fired MT's that really dehead easily (home made Swag-O-Matic dies) and form nicely. 7mm Nambu FMJ bullets, etc.
    38 replies | 10627 view(s)
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    03-21-2020, 06:08 PM
    GONRA believes this MAY be another example of "you better get a small screw cutting metal lathe (hasa leadscrew!)" to enjoy yer reloading hobby.
    34 replies | 877 view(s)
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    03-20-2020, 05:40 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread Trapdoor load in Cast Boolits
    GONRA is just commenting from reading thru the decades - but use load LIGHT loads for yer trapdoor! If I had one - would only load MY OWN HANDLOADS ! Don't wanna get a KABOOM! (Younger son loads .45-70 for his MODERN production rifle. ...
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    03-20-2020, 05:29 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread 45acp in Cast Boolits
    GONRA votes for lightman.
    59 replies | 3566 view(s)
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    03-20-2020, 05:22 PM
    Typical 9mm's seem to be designed for 115-125 grain boolits. Bore diameters vary all over the place! Based on GONRA's pistol accumulation (mostly foreign) experience thru the decades, consider getting a boolit mould that casts .358 inch...
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    03-18-2020, 10:41 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread 380 ACP gas checks in Gas Checks
    GONRA uses IDEAL U358242 95 gn. cast boolits for a variety of locked breech and blowback European and US .380 ACP caliber auto pistols.
    12 replies | 1313 view(s)
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    03-18-2020, 06:52 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread Crimping for 9mm in Cast Boolits
    GONRA runs all 9mm and .45ACP reloads thru LFC dies. (Load lottsa jacketed boolits.) Just make SURE all yer reloads PASS THE PLUNK TEST! OVERSIZE Cast Lead boolit reloads - may NOT "pass the plunk test" or result in bulged cases, etc. so...
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    03-14-2020, 05:54 PM
    Again, GONRA wants STARLINE to make 7.62x45mm Czech Brass. (7mm Nambu would be Really Nice too!)
    74 replies | 8350 view(s)
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    03-11-2020, 05:52 PM
    GONRA sez - its just Mechanical Equipment! Do anything ya'll want - as long as you NOT "over torque" and screw it up! !!! Have Phun!
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    03-11-2020, 05:44 PM
    GONRA sez - Trapper44shooter - THIS IS THE WEBSITE FOR YOU! Have Phun!
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    03-11-2020, 05:40 PM
    GONRA's pretty sure commonly available "Turret Presses" are made for reloading COMMON rifle (hunting) and pistol cartridges - NOTHING ELSE! >>> BE CAREFUL! NO GORILLA TORQUE!!! DON'T WRECK YER PRESS. Good...
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    03-06-2020, 06:53 PM
    GONRA replied to a thread Rock Chucker II for swaging? in Swaging
    Home Depot, Lowes, etc. sell "extruded channel" that make GREAT verk pierces (MUCH greater bending strength) than those flat bars.
    6 replies | 726 view(s)
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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