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  • Hi-Performance Bullet Coatings's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 PM
    You can apply second coat as soon as bullets are cool enough to handle. ( 75-80F) 2nd coat should be adequately dried same as first coat before cooking.
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  • Calamity Jake's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 PM
    Lube the checks with something before installing, annealing the checks so they won't spring back also helps.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 PM
    When I have a problem mold, that's not a simple bullet release from cavity problem. I go back to the beginning and disassemble the mold and boil it in DAWN. Rinse in boiling water x 2. Scrub with Acetone & CLEAN, NEW toothbrush. Then brake Cleaner...
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    Today, 04:54 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Iím an idiot!! in Our Town
    Lucky. I put a BENELLI Montrefeltro back together once with the extractor facing in, instead of out. The bolt came back and the case didn't eject. But it still tried to feed another round. I WAS LUCKY. Just disassembled the gun turned the bolt...
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  • Calamity Jake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    Yap rained all day here yesterday, and COLD too, I know cause I was out on it shooten annual Landrun CASS match #25
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 11:31 PM
    They are great guns. If you decide you want a shorter barrel, please don't cut that one down. So many people have done that, they are almost impossible to find in the original 24" length. Sell it and buy a 20" barreled gun. MARLIN hasn't made a 24"...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 02:46 AM
    I have the 1st RCBS Digital Scale. Twenty Fours yrs old. still works great. I have my Forty yr old OHAUS 10-10 behind it. I also have a OLD Redding #1 oil damping scale. Treat them all with care. An old HORNADY beam scale too. I got a LYMAN...
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    04-20-2018, 01:38 PM
    TGM is right on. I lived on the beach for 6yrs; from Separation from the NAVY until Marriage. BALLISTOL, BALLISTOL, BALLISTOL
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 10:46 PM
    If the cutoff is removed, don't forget to make a nail or rod insert to replace the shaft of the cutoff or you will most likely have rounds hang up in the cutoff recess,,,,
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 01:12 PM
    Now I remember why my Dad wouldn't shot cast in the Garands. Okay for 1903&A3's, ok for M1917 and any sporting rifle. Too much inconsistency in the Garands. And back 50-60yrs ago there was no way to regulate gas pressure, as with the accessories...
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    04-19-2018, 12:56 PM
    Used it all my life. Always from an old Gentleman here in LA. Either in type form or 5lb blocks designed to be feed into a typecasting machine. (Still saving about 12+ 5lb blocks) Melted down all the pieces into 1lb ingots using OHAUS Ingot Molds....
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    04-19-2018, 10:11 AM
    Lloyd, Thank you for posting this, I like to know who to stay away from and have almost ordered from them a couple of times,,,,,
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 12:43 AM
    I started out stacking 4"X6" pieces of 1/4" plywood under a inverted ingot mold. You slide the right number of pieces to get the level you need. I built a base with metal strips for the sides to hold the plywood pieces in place. Worked much better...
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    04-19-2018, 12:26 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Need a 45 LC mold in Leverguns
    The #454190 is an old favorite as it's the original profile. But they're hard to keep from sliding back into the case when you stuff 14 in a 24 1/2" rifle's magazine. Yes I said 14 rounds on a UBERTI 1873 rifle. I also can get 14 .44WCF Cartridges...
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    04-17-2018, 03:59 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Reloading the .32 ACP in Cast Boolits
    I load .32ACP, 32Short&Wimpy, .32S&W Long & .32H&R Mag on a RCBS Piggyback 2 mounted on the 'ol RockChucker. The only problem I ever encountered was using Moly-Coated 80gr RN's. The little bugger's would slip out of my fingers. Not a problem with...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 03:19 PM
    A .45 Caliber 280gr SWC at 950fps or a .44 Caliber 265gr FP at 1000fps, makes a pretty good argument.
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    04-17-2018, 03:17 AM
    The Lee factory crimp die in .44WCF & .38WCF won't work on MINIMUM LENGTH BRASS. I ran into the very same problem with new starline brass. It's also to thick to chamber a .427 bullet in my 1st GEN COLT. Either shorten the lee die or clip a...
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    04-17-2018, 03:11 AM
    One of my Cowboy Shooting Buddies has been shooting a pair of C/H Blue .44Mags for 20yrs. In & out of the Holsters a couple thousand times a year for 20+yrs. They look better than My COLTS. I just did a total stripdown & heavy cleaning of them....
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    04-16-2018, 02:28 AM
    dikman, i have no experience with PID's, never having seen one up close. I've seen them in a video. Dude drilled a hole in the back of his LEE pot & stuck the probe through the hole to rest on the heating element underneath the pot. Guess I should...
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    04-16-2018, 01:43 AM
    Good choice. I just sent my 35yr old back for the 2nd time 3 months ago. This time they charged me $111.00 for a full rebuild. And $30 bucks to send it to them. The temp. keep bouncing up&down, froze the spout once. So I figured to get it in while...
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  • Calamity Jake's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 10:20 PM
    I can send you some, just pay the postage for SFRB. What are you calling a hand full? 50? 100?
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  • Hi-Performance Bullet Coatings's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 04:26 PM
    They are all metallic with the exception of the Brick Red. Since you already have the large oven, no harm in trying it, it's all about equal heat distribution and it may work well enough for your needs.
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    04-15-2018, 03:23 PM
    Graf.com They list them by REDDING, but out of stock. $90. They are REALLY GOOD dies. I've had a set for 25yrs. I use BERTRAM brass. They're made correctly and are soft enough to expand with the low-pressure loads I use in my WINCHESTER 1886...
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  • Hi-Performance Bullet Coatings's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 12:07 PM
    No sample pak of colors. They are all easy to use, but the Old Gold, Gold 1035. Red Copper, Kryptonite Green and Brick Red are some of the colors first time users have used and reported excellent results with. For best results you need to a have...
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  • Hi-Performance Bullet Coatings's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 04:47 PM
    You need to cure Hi-Tek (or any other coating for that matter) in a well ventilated area.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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