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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    I scored some old powder and primers like that. I've been using up the Win Staynless and CCI primers from the same label. All go bang! In the same purchase, I got some Unique that is even older than the era pictured. It has been feeding 9mm, 38 and...
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread What is it in Lead and Lead Alloys
    400 pounds. Wow. What a nice score! As others have said, that will enrich a LOT of lead. Could fetch some cash on the S&S forum when you get up to the requisite number of posts.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Might be a teensie bit too big for the Pro Melt. But I'm willing to try to make it work!
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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    If a given groove diamter calls for a 401 bullet, then the minimum neck diameter of a loaded cartridge will be 2 x neck thickness + plus bullet diameter. That's the math. If that doesn't kerplunk, using a post sizer to facilitate chambering is...
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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    I'm not sure why you'd want to iron out the bulging at all. Maybe your chamber is fussy about cartridge diameter. As you stated, the heel of the wider bullet might be evident, but that hurts nothing if the bullet is seated straight. If cosmetics...
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    09-15-2018, 02:28 PM
    454 is probably nosing at the culprit.
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    09-15-2018, 12:39 AM
    By "#1800", does that mean quantity 1800? What forms of payment do you prefer?
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    09-14-2018, 10:14 PM
    Wow. I'm impressed. My solution is to stand there while waiting for the pot to come up to temp and think that I could really use a wind break. That's the extent of my wind break solution.
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    09-14-2018, 04:20 PM
    Many of you know that is going out of business. I didn't notice until yesterday that they have a bunch of Pro 2000 shell plates at blowout prices. I just ordered 6 of them. A few of them are for cartridges "I might get to." Prices too...
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    09-11-2018, 03:58 PM
    My stocks of 38 boolits are loaded into ammo at the moment and it is too hot still for any casting. In another month or so I'll make some more 38 boolits. H&G 50, RCBS 38-150-SWC, and NOE 360432. If you're still looking about a month from now...
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    09-10-2018, 08:36 PM
    Very cool idea. The 3d printed solution is awesome too. I don't have issues so much with the black plastic catch thimgamabob. My main problem is the primers bouncing out the front or the ram in the notch made for the priming arm. I have that...
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    09-04-2018, 12:49 PM
    I use mild gun cleaner and gun cleaning tools and patches to clean my dies. Evaporust cleans up rust on dies very nicely. Needs a light coating of a protectant afterward.
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    09-03-2018, 12:14 AM
    This is a great thread Bigslug. I'm not much of a berm miner, but can see the utility. Coincidentally, my 11 year old daughter can't help herself and picks up any bullets she finds when we're down range attending to targets. She sees value in the...
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    09-02-2018, 11:35 PM
    If you like Lee molds, the 356-120-TC is pretty versatile.
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    09-02-2018, 09:39 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread 10mm boolit mold in Cast Boolits
    I have 5 different molds for 10mm. I agree with Valley-Shooter that the 175 gr Lee is a good all around bullet. Mine is the 2 cavity and I loathe the mold. I imagine that the 6 cav is better. For a heavy thumper bullet for the woods, an LBT 200...
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    09-01-2018, 01:05 AM
    Dang. Yes, please drop by from time to time. Good people here. Honestly, I'd have to admit to being close to walking away from it all. Life is busy, and there was a time or two when I looked at all the idle capital in my loading and shooting...
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    08-30-2018, 09:01 PM
    Ok. I'll play. I've only been casting for 2.5 years, so I have a mere 8 molds. So it isn't as painful a thought for me as some of you other guys. If I had to keep one, it would be my LTB 402-200-WFN. It is a 4 cavity. One cavity is a GC. It would...
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    08-28-2018, 11:47 PM
    This continues to be a great read. The old HP12C calculator got my attention. I still have and use one of those on occasion (I'm in corporate finance), although MS Excel has supplanted it for the most part. They've been making them continuously...
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    08-28-2018, 11:19 PM
    Depends on the task. Flake or spherical powder on the progressive, case-activated Uniflows. One has a standard metering drum for large rifle charges, and the other has a small drum for pistol up to 223. Both have a micrometer adjustment to return to...
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    08-25-2018, 09:49 PM
    Congrats on the new mold. I have a couple of NOE molds, and they are nice to use. Good people to deal with too.
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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