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  • redhawk0's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 04:42 PM
    As old as this thread is...its likely that some of us originally voted in an age bracket that is no longer valid...bump me up one age bracket from 51-55 to 56-60 hahahaha redhawk
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    02-15-2020, 03:23 PM
    Use a small side cutter then with a small brass hammer, peen the tit flat. redhawk
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    02-15-2020, 02:20 PM
    I'll take the TL356-95-RF PM coming. redhawk
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  • redhawk0's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 04:12 PM
    I wash my bowl...wash my BBs....then reuse both with a different color. Just make sure its bone dry when you start your next batch. If you have any dampness....you won't get a static generated. redhawk
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    02-14-2020, 03:33 PM
    Another vote for 231....I also run a lot of Red Dot. Both are pretty hard to beat for light-mid level loads. redhawk
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    02-14-2020, 02:58 PM
    An old propane tank is perfectly safe to use a cutoff wheel on....but ONLY after you've purged it. Remove the top valve safety cage first (a 3 lb hammer will break the welds)...then use a wrench and same hammer to unscrew the valve from the...
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    02-13-2020, 05:53 PM
    I'd pass too. IF that weld doesn't hold...you could be looking a some pretty serious burns when it lets loose full of molten lead. Get a propane tank and cut it in half. It will hold over 200 lbs....its certainly enough. redhawk
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    02-13-2020, 01:34 PM
    Yeah...CCI has been doing this for a while...they have a Red/White/Blue patriot theme...as well as Green/Red Holiday theme. It wouldn't surprise me to see an Orange Halloween theme somewhere down the road. redhawk
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    02-04-2020, 08:24 AM
    I have a 90485 which is a .358 GC 158gr HP right from Lee. So they did make them. As to when they stopped. I'm not sure. I've had this mold for at least 12 years. redhawk White boolit second from left.
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    01-30-2020, 10:24 AM
    I've shot some off center sprue boolits. I've never seen any difference. A full cavity is a full cavity. Where the sprue is located is of no consequence. redhawk
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    01-24-2020, 04:35 PM
    Yeah...LAGS is right. I get cratering like this on several of my older firearms. The primer hole gets larger, or sometimes even out of round due to use/age. Some of the older shotguns had primer hole "inserts" that could be replaced (O/U and SxS)...
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    01-24-2020, 04:12 PM
    This was year 44 for me. I've had two get away from me...one...just this past November. I was moving into a new place I hadn't hunted before. I was following a rock wall and found a location where there was a large pine, and two smaller maples...
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    01-24-2020, 03:51 PM
    Not to me. They look to be within the normal range.....when its over pressure the rounded edges, of the primer where it meets brass, will fill in. (have a right angle in some extreme cases) redhawk
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    01-23-2020, 10:34 AM
    I disassemble the die then use paint thinner. Bore brushes help get the die clean and a rag to get the seater stem clean. redhawk
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    01-22-2020, 05:03 PM
    I always try to remove all the clips first....then scrape the sides and stir....stir....stir. Once the powder stops floating to the top, then I add a 1/4" layer of pine sawdust to the top and let it char...then stir....stir...stir, scrape and...
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  • redhawk0's Avatar
    01-21-2020, 10:03 AM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Shipping Primer Dilemmas in Our Town
    You could sell them as a "local" sale....face to face. redhawk
    20 replies | 1145 view(s)
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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