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    Today, 01:06 AM
    FYI, no need to get Cowboy RCBS dies. The only dimensional differences vs the standard dies is the expander plug and sometimes seating stem profile. In a standard set, the expander can be retroffitted with a "Cowboy" expander assembly. $7. Adds a...
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    03-18-2019, 10:12 PM
    Let's bump it up for Monday. Price now includes shipping anywhere a USPS flat rate mailer will go.
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    03-17-2019, 01:35 AM
    A new Lyman 401638 4 cav mold with handles. $95 shipped. USPS MO or PayPal are acceptable. Please post "I'll take it" here and send a PM. This mold was a warranty replacement for mold that I had trouble with. This too will need a little...
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    03-15-2019, 01:28 AM
    It us an interesting question because several of the powder companies listed don't actually make powder. E.g. Hodgdon, Winchester, Accurate, Etc. And others source powder from a variety of manufacturers abroad. General Dynamics in St. Marks, Fl...
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    03-13-2019, 11:24 AM
    Not many of us have just one press. I grow weary loading high volume ammo on a SS, and a turret wouldn't be quick enough. So the short-sighted view asks which press. The long view is what is the right path to presses that will cover all bases. ...
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    03-11-2019, 12:54 AM
    If the sizer has a threaded opening, it can be retrofitted with a decap assembly. Then the de-cap pin can be removed from the expander. RCBS sent parts to me for free for a mid 70s era die set.
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    03-10-2019, 12:14 AM
    Another here that has Glocks that see PC cast almost exclusively. Great results.
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    03-08-2019, 04:55 PM
    Taterhead replied to a thread 55 grain 223 issues in Cast Boolits
    Good advice so far. Here is a bit of a recap. For starters, the .224" bullet is trying to seat into a neck that is probably sized to an interior diameter of .221". Step 1. Get an expander plug/ball that sets the neck ID no smaller than .222"....
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    03-07-2019, 10:55 PM
    The Pro 1000 does not have a spare station for powder check or powder cop dies.
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    03-05-2019, 12:47 AM
    This thread has been one of the best reads that I have encountered in some time. Accidentally poetic, almost. Being in my mid 40s, I am not old or young, but am at the phase in life where a fact of life is becoming evident: none of this is...
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    03-04-2019, 11:17 AM
    It seems like I've never received an email reply when contacting NOE. However, the phone has been answered when I called, and I received friendly and competent service each time. It would be a good business decision to figure out why the email...
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    03-01-2019, 03:11 AM
    Congratulations on the new rifle! Powder coating is effective, inexpensive and simple to do. Also devoid of lube mess and smoke. If NOE will ship to the UK, then their die and sizing bushing can be specified in .417". No honing required. Be...
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    03-01-2019, 02:10 AM
    I love zombie threads! I'm a big fan of the 10mm. Awesomely versatile cartridge. A Glock model 20 is a capable platform. Loaded with an LBT 200 gr WFN at 1250 fps gives me plenty of confidence in the backcountry. That being said, I am...
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    02-28-2019, 10:33 PM
    It is an interesting time. Probably no better time for the availability of great quality molds. But with the retirement of the Pro Melt, we are basically left with Chinese made units from Lyman or RCBS and the Lee. That is unless stepping way up to...
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    02-26-2019, 04:19 PM
    Same here. The two that I work with (made within the past three years) drop over nominal diameter. The 38-150-SWC drops .359 and the 45-255-SWC drops .453, IIRC. Alloy is 3% Sb 1% Sn and bottom poured.
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    02-26-2019, 02:05 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Help a newby out in Cast Boolits
    I can't help with your question about galvanized steel and zinc. I can say that those ingot molds look great. The handles will be a nice touch. Well done!
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    02-25-2019, 01:40 AM
    Taterhead replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    Way out here in the northwest we don't think about Yankees or Southerners much, unless we're thinking about regional cuisine. And we are thankful for both. We like French food too. The folks I know pronounce it: MEHplatt Around the...
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    02-24-2019, 03:28 AM
    I can't tolerate clutter or disorganization on my bench. After I'm finished, everything is put away and the bench top is wiped down. Nothing is "stored" on the bench top. This is pretty much how it looks all the time that I'm not actively loading....
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    02-23-2019, 02:48 AM
    I mailed them an old fashioned letter. Needed a replacement hopper for a Uniflow. In my mail today, they had mailed not one, but two.
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    02-22-2019, 05:28 PM
    Bump to $33.
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    02-19-2019, 08:54 PM
    I agree! RCBS still makes a nice mold.
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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