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    Today, 02:22 AM
    I have a number of stories just like this with RCBS. The most recent one is where I completely ruined a resizing die (long story) my fault. They had one in the mail to me. No charge. Another example, my very well used and way outside of the...
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    Today, 02:04 AM
    Those A2 presses look beefy. I am starting to think that I want one. Definitely don't need one.
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    Today, 01:57 AM
    Congrats on the 10mm blaster! 10mm is my favorite handgun cartridge. I don't have experience with the Hornady press so I'm no help with that. On some presses, the shorter Lee dies can use the lock ring on the under side of the tool head. But the...
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    Today, 01:37 AM
    I have four 40 S&W/10mm taper crimp dies. RCBS and Lyman. Both work equally well, but the RCBS is has a better finish. I have Redding and Hornady too in other cartridges. Whatever is on sale, though. I don't care for the Lee taper crimp dies. It is...
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    Today, 01:30 AM
    In my Uniflows, either with the large or small metering cylinders, Unique is a consistent +/- 2/10ths variation. That is plenty close for anything that I load. Contrast that with Accurate No. 7 or No. 9. where variations are less than 1/10th. A...
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    Today, 01:15 AM
    Shooting my 1977 model 700 side-by-side with my model 700 purchased last summer... what a difference. Fit/finish. Smoothness of the action. Groups. Everything. Still, I do like the new rifle, but the 1977 is a sweetheart.
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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Maxreloader is a straight shooter. Good communication, and prompt payment. Nice to do business with.
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    Thank you. I'll send a PM so that we can trade payment and shipping details.
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    ...consolidated into previous post...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    The following dies and brass are for sale. Prices include shipping. USPS money order, cash, or Paypal (add 3%) are acceptable. Please indicate "I'll take..." in this thread, and please follow-up with a PM. The dies can be considered generally...
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    02-18-2018, 02:42 PM
    Perfect. Thanks guys.
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    02-18-2018, 02:02 PM
    I received my first Accurate mold. Nice looking! I searched tha FAQs on Tom's site and searched here. Turned up nothing. Does anyone know Accurate's recommendation for breaking in a new aluminum mold? If I didn't turn up anything, I was going to...
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    02-18-2018, 01:39 PM
    I have a couple of Lyman M dies. Unfortunately I can't help with the dimensions of the 357 though. I can say that if it doesn't work out for you, the RCBS expander with the 38 Cowboy plug is correctly dimensioned for loading my .358" cast boolits....
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    02-16-2018, 01:14 AM
    I have ordered molds, handles, sizers, expanders, gas checks, etc. The ordering process has been great with timely shipping. I did notice that responses to electronic inquiries like email or via their online form, don't get timely responses. I've...
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    02-10-2018, 01:34 AM
    This arrived safely: (5) $75 3 cavity 2.35" Alum #40-200F diameter .401"+ w/WW+2% VERY nice looking mold. Thank you for the prompt service and delivery Tom.
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    02-09-2018, 02:13 PM
    I've has a great experience with the NOE sizer. The Lee concept is sound, but I did not get the diameter that I ordered for the two dies that I purchased. The 6 NOE bushings that I have are right on. I did keep one of the Lee plastic cases, and it...
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    02-07-2018, 02:58 PM
    Roger Dat is right on. The inside diameter of the neck is a critical dimension. It is not always optimal to only flair the case mouth. Correct neck tension is best when the ID is 1-2 thousandths less than the bullet diameter. The expander ball...
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    02-06-2018, 03:57 PM
    My first handgun was a Ruger model P89DC. 9mm. Then I discovered the early Glock 22 in 40 SW. Factory ammo served me just fine. It was when I bought a Glock 20, and REALLY liked shooting it, that I realized how absurd factory ammo prices were. Now I...
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    02-04-2018, 06:46 PM
    VERY nice. Looks like you're on to something there. I have one LBT mold, and it casts so dreamy.
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    02-04-2018, 04:44 PM
    I'll take this: (5) $75 3 cavity 2.35" Alum #40-200F diameter .401"+ w/WW+2% PM to follow. Thank you.
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    02-01-2018, 01:25 AM
    I think it must be a Lee thing. I am 0/2 in getting the diameter as ordered. Both being undersized. I can say that 6/6 of the sizing bushings I've purchased from NOE are right on! Jager: Don't be too quick to dismiss powder coating. It is easy...
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    01-29-2018, 03:57 PM
    VERY cool project. Lookin' great. Thanks for bringing us along.
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    01-28-2018, 12:48 AM
    I have a spare RCBS 10mm/40 S&W expander plug that I can send you. It is the newer M style and the shank is slightly under .398". The radius of the M step is .403", I believe. It doesn't have the nut, but from your photo it looks like you have one....
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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