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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Nice score. I love how the photo shows a nice pile of cast boolits. Almost foretells the future of that pig!
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    06-18-2018, 04:05 PM
    The question was not addressed to me, but my 201 gr LBT plain base can go 1250 fps in my G20. Carefully worked up with Accurate no. 9. No symptoms of excessive pressure, although those get only new Starline cases. The 207 gas checked version I've...
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    06-17-2018, 01:45 AM
    I'm chuckling reading this. I too bought an LCR in 38 +p for my wife. I have been surprised that it is a nice little gun. It warms my heart to watch her load cylinder after cylinder. Surprisingly good trigger. For kicks, I like to shoot offhand...
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    06-17-2018, 12:36 AM
    Man, PC is what got me into casting. I've shot commercial cast lubed bullets, but never lubed a boolit myself. When I started shooting commercial cast coated bullets, I realized how good coated cast bullets shoot. Then I learned how easy coating...
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    06-16-2018, 04:46 PM
    For those of you who have had foil sticking, are you sure that you're using the non-stick side of the foil? There are two sides to it. I just coated about 1k boolits today. 6 different types. Not one stuck.
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    06-16-2018, 12:09 AM
    Non-stick foil works great! I wouldn't do it any other way. A sheet of foil will last for several batches, and the bullets just slip right off. Just pay attention to which side is the non-stick side. I've used HF Red powder, but mostly use powder...
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    06-13-2018, 09:49 PM
    Possibly. A seating die that enables the bullet to start and seat straight would be an advantage. As would an expander die with an expander shank fitted for the OD of the projectile. I think the thought experiment begins with understanding the...
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    06-11-2018, 05:33 PM
    Yess I've seen Herters brass and it all goes into a bag that will be disposed of at the metals recyclers.
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    06-10-2018, 03:14 PM
    Yes. If you have a nice fitting GC, then seating checks before powder coating is the way to go. Otherwise, PC will add diameter and the GC will no longer fit. My process is to seat checks with an NOE sizer, coat, then size again. The PC doesn't...
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    06-09-2018, 01:18 AM
    When Ohaus stopped producing their USA made 5-0-5 and 10-10 scales, I kind of wondered how RCBS' scales from a new Chinese supplier would be. Good to hear that they are a functional balance. I know we'd all prefer a Made in USA label. I am...
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    06-08-2018, 05:40 PM
    You did not address the question to me, but I have the same LBT mold. Man, that casts beautifully. Mine has both GC and PB cavities. No issue feeding in my stock Glock 20. The only problem I have is that I can't load more than about 11 in a 15 round...
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    06-07-2018, 05:46 PM
    2nd the recommendation for Evaporust! Amazing product. No smell, reusable, works wonders. Ive used it on a bunch of tools and an old H&G mold. Fill a little tub with the stuff and submerge the rusty parts. A few hours later jus rinse with water....
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    06-04-2018, 03:57 PM
    Wow. I was rearing up to post some tips and input about the trusty Pro 2000, but realized that this sucker was an oldie. I can post pics of the Pro 2000 If there is any interest. Certainly some distinctive features, but alas, a press of the past.
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    06-03-2018, 01:29 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Lee TL 356-124-2R in Cast Boolits
    4.9 grains of unique is where I settled for a couple of different handguns for reliable cycling, although mine are not the TL version of that mold.
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    06-01-2018, 11:50 PM
    How many do you think you'll use?! PM me if you need to free up some room in the shop.
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    06-01-2018, 03:18 PM
    I dunno. Probably nothing to do with need. Why I have 3 single stage presses when it could be argued that my RC would handle all of the SS duties. Recently sold 2 others. Down to a Summit, Ultramag, and RC IV. If I had to own just one of them, it...
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    06-01-2018, 02:50 PM
    The strips are sized small and large. The colors merely serve to identify the type of primer. No need to pay attention to colors unless you want to load and have a method to identify the type of primer. Best way to load up on strips is to buy CCI...
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    06-01-2018, 02:18 AM
    It is a GREAT overall bullet profile. I have a 2 cavity, and loathe that mold. I've been looking for a different maker for a similar profile, probably will have Veral cut one for me, or would snatch up a 4 cav Lyman of similar profile if a deal...
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    06-01-2018, 01:58 AM
    Congrats on the new 10mm blaster. I've been coveting that pistol. I'd love to hear a range report. I have 2 10mm molds. 2 in 200 grain. One is an LBT WFN. That one is a HAMMER and useful for hunting or woods protection. The mold is my best...
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    06-01-2018, 01:38 AM
    My view is not balanced since I've never pulled the handle on the Lyman, but I'd keep the Rock Chucker. Mine has been terrific. Sturdy, smooth action and I know that if I ever have a problem RCBS will take care of me. But really, why not keep...
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    05-29-2018, 10:59 PM
    I submitted a rebate toward the end of April. 5 different items adding up to over $300. Online submission was straightforward. $100 rebate debit card arrived today. No issues. I've actually never had issues with the RCBS rebate program.
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    05-29-2018, 11:17 AM
    This is interesting. I'm trying to understand the mechanism that would cause leading in a suppressor baffle, but not in the barrel.
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    05-25-2018, 03:45 PM
    There at many great ideas here. One thought: Having used both threaded and unthreaded powder measure stands, I have a strong preference for unthreaded. That might sound counterintuitive, but it is vastly better for me. With an unthreaded stand, I...
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    05-22-2018, 11:48 PM
    If I understand your problem correctly, the seating die is closing up the case mouth flair so that the case mouths are shaving coating and lead? If that is the case, it should be as easy as turning the seating die body out until it is no longer...
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    05-22-2018, 05:57 PM
    Until now, I've been using PC. Smoke's and HF red, but have a preference for Smoke's. I stand mine on bases to bake since I've never been happy with the dump-'em-out method. Lately I've been suspecting that Hi-Tek might be quicker overall when...
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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