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    Today, 03:26 PM
    PM sent on #8.
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    I echo what others have said. My experience with plated bullets shows that they have a speed limit. You might look at Precision Delta. Great prices on jacketed bullets if purchased in bulk.
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    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    It is interesting. Business dealings, being fluid as they are. I've wondered about the Dillon beam scale that I've suspected to be an Ohaus make with a different frame than the 505. The other parts look identical.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    Here is a link for the 5-0-5. A search on Amazon will find the 502 as well. PM me if you want a copy of the data sheet from Ohaus that was emailed to me today. Hopefully these work as well as the originals. The selection of USA made beam scales is...
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Years ago, they were one-in-the-same. The exception being labels and color. Both manufactured by Ohaus in the US. I am unable to confirm this, but I believe current production of the 10-10 has been offshored, so it is likely not identical to the US...
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    01-16-2019, 07:02 PM
    This is an interesting thread. I've owned 3 beam scales and sold a Redding oil dampened scale. I've settled on my Ohaus 10-10 and RCBS (Ohaus) 5-0-5. I also recently, out if curiosity, spent some time with check weights running up and down the...
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    01-15-2019, 08:12 PM
    About 50 pounds or about 2100 boolits. That was a lot of inspection, coating and sizing to follow! Combination of NOE 5 cav, LBT 4 cav, and one or two double cavity, if I recall correctly.
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    01-15-2019, 07:52 PM
    Someone might have been having a rough day. I personally enjoyed the videos, as I do most of yours. Love the personality. I've sold 4 presses this past year thinking I'd "simplify." Now this inverted press idea has me thinking about adding...
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    01-15-2019, 04:27 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Casting for Glock17 in Cast Boolits
    Neuces5, that sounds like a good plan. I like the 120 TC better than the 125 2R profile. Powder coating is simple and effective. No smoke or mess. I see no reason to not go straight to PC for your volume 9mm loads.
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    01-15-2019, 01:54 PM
    That last idea is golden! Kind of like the difference between the Redding pass-through brass sizer vs the Lee Bulge Buster. The Redding is faster since you just drop in the case! I'm using this one!
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    01-15-2019, 01:57 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Casting for Glock17 in Cast Boolits
    244, that is true of some Glocks but the 17 has relatively good case support. But that is good advice for any auto-loader. For Glocks, I have a strong preference for powder coating. Very good accuracy vs copper plated.
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    01-15-2019, 01:38 AM
    Great video, and clever setup!
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    01-15-2019, 01:26 AM
    I clean all my new dies - especially sizers to be sure to remove preservative oils and any potential traces of metal filings from manufacture. I use a mild gun cleaner like Hoppes Elite and gun cleaning patches. I've never put traditional lube on a...
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    01-15-2019, 01:07 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread How’s my flare ? in Cast Boolits
    Looks like a touch much. Recommend backing off a bit. The main issue with skipping the powder through expander is that the Universal Expander does nothing to set the interior diameter of the neck, whereas the shank of the powder through expander...
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    01-14-2019, 02:15 AM
    With gas checks, I set them by running through an NOE sizer. Then PC and size again. Since PC adds diameter, I've had trouble placing checks on after powder coating. Like Fred says, press mounted sizers are quick. I was 0/2 with Lee sizers...
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    01-14-2019, 01:38 AM
    Heck no. Which is weird, since my nature is to be OCD about all things reloading. I cast until the pile of fresh boolits tells me, "it's about enough for now." Then they get PC'd, sized then into a plastic storage container. Only when I drain...
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    01-12-2019, 02:46 AM
    Used all the handgun dies, except Dillon, and prefer RCBS. In many calibers, the expander die can be retrofitted with "Cowboy" M style expander plugs. Greater diameter for cast bullets. In rifle I like Redding, Forster seaters, and RCBS dies. I do...
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    01-12-2019, 02:12 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread A 10 mm plan in Cast Boolits
    i can't speak more highly of the LBT 402-200-WFN. The question is whether your XD will feed them or not. They run well in my Glock 20. Veral cut one cavity as a gas check, and 3 plain base. The PB loaded to 1250 fps with Accurate no. 9 is a...
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    01-10-2019, 05:43 PM
    On a recent sale to Olevern, I determined that he is a man of integrity. He is a Straight Shooter, and I wouldn't hesitate to do business again.
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    01-08-2019, 11:48 PM
    My choice would be a hybrid if cost were no issue. Sizer would a Redding Titanium Carbide sizer. Expander would be an RCBS fitted with a Cowboy M expander plug assembly. Seater would be an RCBS with the appropriate seating stem to match...
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    01-08-2019, 08:56 PM
    NOE hit a homerun with this concept. An economical tool to dial in the internal neck dimensions that we need. So many of the off-the-shelf dies leave the cast bullet loader in no-mans-land regarding neck dimensions.
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    01-07-2019, 01:57 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread 30-06 resizing in Cast Boolits
    That's a great idea. Resourceful!
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    01-07-2019, 12:02 PM
    Years ago, I read in my RCBS manual to use gun oil. So I did, and it has worked for all of the presses I've owned over the years. So a bottle of Hoppes gun oil sits on the shelf above the bench.
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    01-05-2019, 08:03 PM
    These are cool stories. It would be nice if the appliance manufacturers were similarly oriented!
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    01-05-2019, 01:23 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Lee Dippers in Reloading Equipment
    Yes, large extruded powders get dropped and trickled from the Uniflow. I keep a note of where the "hair under" setting is in the micro screw and dial 'er up. But I can see the utility of a dipper if one is sized close.
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    01-04-2019, 08:58 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Lee Dippers in Reloading Equipment
    I love that we have so many options for measuring the amount of powder that goes into a case. Different tastes/preferences. I own a complete set of the yellow dippers in a pretty nice box, but never found them to be more convenient than a Uniflow...
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    01-04-2019, 02:56 PM
    VERY nice. Congrats. What is the significance of the word, "Taco" stamped on the lower left corner?
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    01-04-2019, 02:56 PM
    Deleted. Duplicate post.
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    01-03-2019, 06:31 PM
    I get the sentiment of why have a 10mm and run it to 40 levels? Me? I like the versatility. I also happen to like to shoot my Glock 20 best, so I load the ammo to fit the purpose. Mild to wild. That's the beauty of that cartridge: versatility. The...
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    01-03-2019, 12:20 AM
    My crude measurement using dial calipers shows an inside diameter of 0.905". Enough clearance for 7/8 threaded measure plus a little extra. The part number is below on the Midway site. ...
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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