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    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Too much ammo in Our Town
    Whew, I feel much better now.
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    04-19-2019, 10:29 AM
    I have one for my Hornady LnL, liked it so much that I bought 2 for the Dillon 650 this week. No static and I generally label the measure vs returning powder to the can at the end of a day if I’ll be using it again that week.
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    04-18-2019, 04:46 PM
    If you think that they are two different powders, even if they have the same name, then toss the last little bit of the old.
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    04-18-2019, 03:54 PM
    Shot 16’s growing up, they just aren’t popular, no idea why not.
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    04-16-2019, 10:35 PM
    I use the dip when cleaning some suppressors, but I question its utility for cleaning molds. Isn’t what’s really “sticking” the growth of a tin crystal rather than lead? The dip won’t dissolve tin, for that you need things that are far more...
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    04-16-2019, 07:23 PM
    I ran the same tests with a fire formed case and inert primers; headspace was not changed. I then used the same fire formed case with live primers. In as little as two firings there was a measurable decrease in headspace. After five live primers the...
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    04-16-2019, 03:19 PM
    I suspect that you can get the failsafe rod for nothing from Dillon. When you say pins to hold the dies do you mean the brass pins to hold the cases in the shellplate? If so, you’ll need to know what number pins and that’s determined by the...
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    04-15-2019, 04:38 PM
    When the primer fires the pressure in the primer pocket dislodges the primer and it starts moving back and the case moves forward. The product of ignition is also squirting through the flash hole which also tends to push the primer and case...
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    04-15-2019, 09:15 AM
    Larry, interesting work, thanks for publishing your results. ďThe results of my test firmly demonstrated to me that it was the force of the primer explosion that drove the case forward and set back the shoulder. The squib load does not have the...
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    04-13-2019, 05:25 PM
    I should have known that it already existed!
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    04-13-2019, 11:03 AM
    I’m confused about what you guys want in a baffle design. I suppose that you could double baffle and offset the holes, but the differences are gonna be tiny. Powder selection plays a roll, I doubt that sticks and balls compress as easily as big...
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    04-12-2019, 07:19 AM
    Shoot, my electronic file of reloading books got gone with my iPad. What I had came from Speer #9 and Speer #11. @JMinMN thanks for posting that data! There is ample evidence that 452AA was replaced by WST. Also that 452AA is very temp...
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    04-12-2019, 12:50 AM
    @megasupermagnum, it is not uncommon to have issue with any piece of used reloading gear, no matter how good. All this stuff is a little fiddly to be sure. My star sizer was almost nib, although decades old. I know we’re getting off track, but I’d...
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    04-12-2019, 12:41 AM
    I think I’ve got 12 lbs of that stuff on the shelf, have some load data for .45acp, will see if I can dig it up tomorrow.
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    04-11-2019, 10:25 PM
    JimB.. replied to a thread Linotype quiz in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Put the plates in a vise with a ball bearing between them. Apply some pressure. Whichever one has the larger dent is softer.
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    04-11-2019, 10:23 PM
    Yup complete garbage. Sorry you got conned, I’ll give ya $250 for it all, just shoot me a PM.
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    04-11-2019, 03:19 PM
    Apologies for coming across as a smart Alec about it.
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    04-11-2019, 08:10 AM
    Iíve gotta ask which scale you use that resolves at .001grains (is that .0005grams?), and what tools do you use to shave a grain of powder to achieve such consistency in your loads?
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    04-10-2019, 03:40 PM
    I thought that clay pigeons were clay, been a long time since I’ve shot shotgun. Have you tested to see if whatever they are made of might float? Not sure it would be less work, but even if they sink you should be able to separate the lead by...
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    04-09-2019, 08:47 AM
    I could never get used to a turret, so I sold it. My first progressive was a Dillon SBD bought used. Took a little time for it and I to agree on things, but after the first couple thousand rounds we became flawless. Also have a Hornady LNL and a...
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    04-07-2019, 04:12 PM
    Does Phil Wood Tenacious oil sound like chainsaw bar oil? I but it by the gallon, but have never tried it on a gun.
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    04-06-2019, 01:51 AM
    Just got a quick change top plate for my new 650 today, do like their stuff.
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    04-05-2019, 05:20 AM
    My reloading benchtop is 2x8’s on a 2” angle iron base. Putting a layer of 2x4’s between the metal framing and the metal plate of your bench will ensure that the top is really never flat. Lose the dimensioned lumber, put the steel plate on the...
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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