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  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 10:02 AM
    I'll throw out another idea. Your previous shot sounded a little funny, then the top blew off. Metallurgy might be contributing, but the cause... As you are handloading, you might have gotten a light charge, followed by a full charge plus what...
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    03-11-2019, 08:20 PM
    I use NOE expanders for cast rifle only, but all my cast rifle cartridges. I don't have that problem at all... but then, I use button sizing dies and only size necks minimally, even 30/30 and 8mm. The expander only has to go up a few thou, not 10-15...
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    03-11-2019, 07:55 PM
    For decades, the gun media existed to sell new bolt action rifles in new chamberings that weren't 30/06, trying to get through the message that there was other possible choices. I remember multiple articles that compared cartridge performance,...
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    03-07-2019, 08:52 AM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread First Hunting Rifle in Our Town
    I would go for the 7-08 for less muzzle blast then a short barrelled 243.
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    02-26-2019, 05:10 PM
    The mold halves were out of alignment by about .0015", side to side, at the part seam. They fixed that, probably by messing with the alignment pins. I've heard this 08 (mm) mold comes in two variations, one smaller for 32Special and one larger...
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    02-25-2019, 10:49 PM
    RCBS molds are sized for pressure casting with linotype. I just sent one back for adjustment, it was shifted. It came back fixed with some linotype test boolits at .3245" that were clearly ladle pressure cast as they had whiskers. From my...
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    02-25-2019, 08:36 PM
    The new process is on the Lee website. Download the form, fill it out with a pen, and mail the mold back. You'll get email updates from the time they receive it until you het it, or a new one back. I just did this last month. Fast and painless....
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  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    02-22-2019, 11:10 PM
    Mount your reloading press on a folding table. Then unmount it, fold up the table and put them away when you're done.
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  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    02-21-2019, 07:17 PM
    I lube in the lubrisizer, sometimes no sizing occurs because I use a large enough sizer. But, occasionally I will catch an oddball that was cast with the mold handles open, and feel the sizing resistance. Those of you who are perfect won't have...
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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