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  • Taterhead's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    COL is mag and gun specific. Like others have said, find the length that kerplunks reliably. Start your load workups with a minimum charge, and workup to charges that are agreeable on paper and with gun function. For me, with a couple of guns, that...
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    Today, 01:48 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread 25-06' what to do ? in Cast Boolits
    I happen to be very fond of a certain 1977 model BDL 25-06 with a heavy contour barrel. It is easy to get accurate loads in it. It has proven to be a decent long range steel rifle too, with fun on steel out to 7/8 mile. It is striking how much...
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    08-13-2018, 12:40 AM
    Very cool. Really interested in the age of the CCI primers, having acquired some older stock myself recently. I have some like in the green box that I guess to be from the early 80s.
    2 replies | 277 view(s)
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    08-13-2018, 12:37 AM
    Cool! About what is the year of manufacture?
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    08-13-2018, 12:15 AM
    I can say with first-hand experience that if there is ever a problem with the RCBS model, they will make it right at no charge to the owner. The cap on mine gave up after a few thousand pulls. One email to RCBS and a replacement was in my mailbox a...
    37 replies | 691 view(s)
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    08-12-2018, 01:24 PM
    You guys are cracking me up. I thought that more than a few of you would have experienced first-hand the evolution of powder and primer boxing/labeling. I'm no means young (all relative, right?!), but I was matriculating through the public...
    8 replies | 232 view(s)
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    08-11-2018, 12:47 AM
    I met a neat gentleman who was retired and getting out of reloading. I picked up from him some components for a great deal. I gave some away and kept what I'll use. I'm curious about the age of some of this stuff. I posted on another reloading site,...
    8 replies | 232 view(s)
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    08-09-2018, 01:07 AM
    I have been loading 2 types of bullets from 6 cav molds. The Lee 356-124-2R and Lee 356-120-TC. Of the 2, I prefer the TC.
    21 replies | 659 view(s)
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    08-09-2018, 12:42 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread NOE Molds in Casting Equipment
    While we're on the topic of mold handles in the NOE thread, I can say for certain that the NOE handles are top quality! I've yet to have the handles fall off, unlike both handles that fell off my first casting session with my only set of Lee 6...
    44 replies | 1083 view(s)
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    08-06-2018, 10:43 PM
    Here are some Accurate 40-200F boolits. The colors are Smoke's Signal Blue with a bit of HF Red sprinkled in. I'm trying to slowly use up the HF Red.
    532 replies | 273566 view(s)
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    08-04-2018, 10:17 PM
    Here is what my Lee #68 clones look like seated to a length that will kerplunk. Looks close to jcren's pic.
    30 replies | 576 view(s)
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    08-04-2018, 01:56 AM
    I looked at the Lee ingot mold and it just looks "cheap" to me. Many of you have had great service, but they just look danged fragile to me. My best ingot mold is an NOE. I LOVE the fact that NOE mold handles can be attached (Lee handles would fit...
    75 replies | 8857 view(s)
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    08-04-2018, 01:19 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread NOE Molds in Casting Equipment
    I have a budding mold collection. 2 of them are NOE. They are nice molds and a good value. I do really appreciate some of their innovative non-mold products like their bullet sizing dies/bushings and M expander plugs.
    44 replies | 1083 view(s)
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    08-03-2018, 07:34 PM
    With the little extra material on the shoulder from PC, I seat the Lee clone to 1.235" for a 1911. Any longer will give an inconsistent kerplunk.
    30 replies | 576 view(s)
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    07-30-2018, 10:37 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Kudo's to RCBS in Casting Equipment
    So glad that worked out for you, and I'm not surprised. I've had a few experiences like that with RCBS CS, too. Regarding the cat. My danged cat is banned too. He has a thing for plastic bags, and many of us know that Smokes fine powders come in...
    11 replies | 926 view(s)
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    07-26-2018, 03:20 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread 10 mm vs. 40 S&W in Cast Boolits
    Ive loaded 40 SW for at least 3 different guns and smileys have not been an issue. One such gun is a Glock 23 with 180 grains moving over 1100 fps with Long Shot and Gold Dots (book data). 40 caliber Glocks are held out to be scary to reload for....
    6 replies | 412 view(s)
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    07-25-2018, 01:18 AM
    I showed my ignorance one day when visiting the Birla Mandir temple in Hyderabad, India. I noticed that there were small swastikas in a few obscure locations on the outside of the temple. I concluded that some racists had done what racists do. I...
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    07-24-2018, 09:35 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    That's surprising! Even the great ones have an off day, I guess. Where/how did they break? I have a couple sets that have been used on NOE 5 and 2 cav and their 4 pb ingot mould. Also used on a Lee 6 cav.
    16 replies | 949 view(s)
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    07-24-2018, 03:20 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    My one and only set of Lee Commercial handles had the wooden handles slide off at first use. I highly recommend the NOE clone of the Lee handles. More expensive, but insignificant when amortized over a lifetime. In another note, those are some...
    16 replies | 949 view(s)
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    07-24-2018, 12:14 PM
    Thanks! Too bad we are not local to each other. I would just trade you for non-aps primers and save you the trouble.
    21 replies | 833 view(s)
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    07-23-2018, 02:15 AM
    Oh man, I would LOVE to see a photo of that 160 linear feet of shelf space! You, Sir, have a museum.
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    07-23-2018, 02:05 AM
    VERY cool project. Like those posting before me, I'm excited to see this project unfold. Please keep us posted!
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    07-23-2018, 01:45 AM
    I realize that you're conveying second-hand information, but the strips don't "break and get shorter & shorter." That's just not how they work. If the APS mechanism is maladjusted, then the strips can be wrecked by driving the priming plunger...
    21 replies | 833 view(s)
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    07-23-2018, 01:26 AM
    Oh no! What a shame. I happen to LOVE APS priming. Loaded about 500 rounds just today on my Pro 2000 with the APS. I do most of my priming on my Pro 2000 auto-index press, even those that are loaded on one of the single stage presses. It is fast...
    21 replies | 833 view(s)
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    07-22-2018, 10:34 PM
    Apologies. Retracted.
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    07-21-2018, 12:30 AM
    Bill, Thank you. That is a generous offer. I'll take you up on it. A PM has been sent your way. Thank you, Sir!
    8 replies | 348 view(s)
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    07-20-2018, 01:59 AM
    Beau, wow. Great pics, and a fantastic workspace for your quality tools! Thank you for the great play-by-play. I really enjoyed it.
    2289 replies | 1127528 view(s)
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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