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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    11-15-2019, 02:43 PM
    Charlie B I am happy to report that I just took down both pistols and the barrels of both are very clean. Just also realized that these bullets that I am using are not a Tumble Lube design and do have a large lube groove if that is what you are...
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    11-15-2019, 02:05 PM
    The sample bullets that I received were cast by someone else and were loaded by me.. At that time I had received 4 or 5 different sample types from different forum members to try out. Of those there were 3 different bullet profiles and weights. 3...
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    11-15-2019, 12:33 PM
    JB, You are correct in assuming these are for the 380 I've been discussing. Here is some history and background on this loading. Before I started casting I was loading 100gr plated Xtreme with the AA#2 and Western lists a load for the 100gr...
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    11-14-2019, 03:06 PM
    As was discussed in the loading thread for this the Flare was adjusted as large as it would go. So who knows, maybe it is the die but the issue went away as soon as I started to size the Boolits. This issue with the stove pipe on the last round...
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    11-14-2019, 02:50 PM
    Along with a few other things I just inherited some guns from my Dear brother. Among them is a HK VP9 which I hear is supposed to be a very good and very desirable gun. With only limited time with it I only fired 3 mags full thru it. First thing I...
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    11-14-2019, 02:38 PM
    Very nice, I myself just inherited a Model 64 from my brother that is beginning to suffer from Alzheimer's. As with you I will cherish this one.
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    11-14-2019, 02:24 PM
    My venture into casting Boolits began with a Lee 2cavity 356-102-R1 and plain old COWW's. These are dropping right around the 104.5gr mark +/- .6gr and the diameter seems to be steady at round .3575 to.358. When I first started loading these I...
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    11-11-2019, 10:00 PM
    With consumables is there ever a point of enough?
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    11-11-2019, 08:43 PM
    Mostly has nothing to do with the yard, though many no longer allow Pick and Take because of Liability reasons, it is all about the State EPA listing it as a Hazardous material which puts it on a restricted list. So which of the 50 states have this...
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    11-11-2019, 03:22 PM
    I recently received a whole full gun cabinet from a family member that is advancing with Alzheimer's. Along with it is more Ammo then I need so I sent out a message to George who stopped by and took a bulk case of 1k 115gr 9mm and delivered it to my...
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    11-10-2019, 06:23 PM
    Maybe a 3/8" drive Allen head socket on a breaker bar with the ram raised all the way. I haven't heard yet if Lee is using Loc-tite on this. But you are not the 1st I have heard this from. But once again, if Lee would have left well enough alone...
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    11-09-2019, 03:45 PM
    I know I cannot count the number of times that I have commented in forums here and elsewhere to the effect that I am an individual and what works for me most likely does not work for anyone else. My hands and size are not the same so what feels...
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    11-08-2019, 01:19 AM
    That would be the one and the same!
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    11-06-2019, 11:07 PM
    They have been mentioned but I guess I will honestly state that I load on a Lee Pro1000. This was the simplest press on the market until the ABLP was released. Use to be that pistol dies were sold in 3 die sets which would fill a Pro1000, and that...
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    11-06-2019, 09:49 PM
    How fortunate for you, here in the Wisconsin/Illinois area lead is a Hazardous Material and the crap yards/recyclers will NOT sell it to the public. If they did I would have much more than I have now.
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    11-04-2019, 12:35 AM
    I have yet to experience that though I have heard of others that have. The new plastic cover is only a few dollars at Titan and I can point you to a youtube video on how to replace it if you need it. I wish the would have made the carrier just as...
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    11-02-2019, 10:56 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Prayers for Brandon in Our Chapel
    Thank you all and very appropriate as finally today we had a Mass Service at the church with a huge turnout and then a Celebration of Live Party at one of his best friends Sports Bar where they also had a whole large wall of photos going way back it...
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    11-02-2019, 01:14 PM
    You are correct and I misspoke. As I mentioned earlier I do not have this press so I was going by what I recalled reading when I was looking at getting one. The part that always trips me up is the use of the Universal decapping die in station one...
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    11-01-2019, 02:48 AM
    A happy update! My Lee push thru Sizer/lube kit arrived today so I sized up about 200 of these 356-102 bullets and then re-tumble lubed them and just test loaded 10 of these. Set to a OAL of .965" with a normal crimp and not a single sign of any...
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    10-31-2019, 12:55 AM
    Thanks poppy42 that is kind of funny but it worked for you. Today it all just sort of ran all over everywhere, my doing of course, Not much of a drip. After it would cool I'd lift it with a pick, would lift off pretty easy, and dump it back into the...
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    10-31-2019, 12:06 AM
    Dvdmacdaddy back a year ago after lee came out with the new Auto Breech Lock Pro and the updated Value Turret press I fought with myself for months as to which one to buy because I needed a press with a 4th station. I already knew what the turret...
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    10-30-2019, 11:46 PM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Lee 4# pot in Casting Equipment
    Thanks guys, after the short session today I am glad I didn't buy the 4# pot and the jury is still out about bottom pour vs ladling. As I mentioned previously I spent many of my last working years doing production maintenance in the food industry...
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    10-30-2019, 08:12 PM
    Yes, re-purpose that old desk. I have one that comes in handy, it was also an old computer desk. If needed aluminum angle can be bought at Ace Hardware, home Depot, Lowes. My main bench is repurposed kitchen base cabinets with the benchtop made from...
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    10-30-2019, 07:53 PM
    I've only been casting for a short time and the first few batches proved to be interesting when I check weighed them. After a few sessions the weights became very stable which to me showed that I was doing something right. Now I see it again with...
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    10-30-2019, 06:19 PM
    Bazoo, thanks for sharing the picture and I know you have been following my other threads, thanks for that also! Having this 10# pot now I am pretty certain I would not have been happy with a 4# pot as you and others suggested. Again this bottom...
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    10-30-2019, 04:12 PM
    Thanks Mike. Where I have the pot positioned right now it my actually be too high as I need to hold my arms up at an uncomfortable position. I do have a large baking pan under the Pot to catch all the drips, splashes and spills. Not to mention...
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    10-30-2019, 03:27 PM
    First off I want to thank everyone that responded and contributed to my Lee 4# pot thread as it helped me arrive here! I purchased a used Lee Production IV pot thru a BIN on ebay and it arrived in the condition it was described as, Used very...
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  • kmw1954's Avatar
    10-29-2019, 08:54 PM
    I think you have made a wise informed decision. Put off the immediate gratification and buy the one you really want when the funds allow it. You will be much happier in the long run.
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    10-29-2019, 09:57 AM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Bullet Hardness ? in Cast Boolits
    I have been seeing more and more posts of people using straight range scrap in pistol bullets.
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    10-29-2019, 09:39 AM
    kmw1954 replied to a thread Lee 4# pot in Casting Equipment
    Guess it was that you post caught me as odd seeing as I just purchased a cheap used pot. Guess some would make those modifications but here for me that just doesn't make sense. If those were details that made a difference I would have bought one...
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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
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