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    Yesterday, 03:06 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread Die question in Reloading Equipment
    I have one die that had the same issue. To use it, I'd loosen the spindle, raise the ram with a case in the shellholder and tighten the collar with the decapping pin in the flash hole. It seemed to center the pin. I mostly size without the expander...
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    11-23-2020, 11:39 PM
    If you're a member of the CBA Inc forum you can ask C E "Ed" Harris about it. He probably still has the research for this article. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-22-2020, 11:55 PM
    I'm guessing this would have been in either Handloader, or Shooting Times. In the late eighties, I read an article about 10.0gr of Unique being a universal charge for medium and large cartridges. This looks like something they would do. Maybe a...
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    11-22-2020, 11:44 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread Reaming VS Swaging in Cast Boolits
    Don't do them all at once. Do them in batches. Do whatever you like most. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-20-2020, 05:37 PM
    You can get an extension for your ram, and shorten it. I personally would rather get a Lee Classic and reposition the handle. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-14-2020, 07:56 PM
    Cast them hard, patch or PC them and push them fast, and damage should be comparable. They just need to hold together and be doing 2200fps or faster when they hit flesh. At least that's what an "expert" claimed is the magic velocity for a big wound...
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    11-12-2020, 09:57 AM
    Hey Hotrod I am the epitome of the cast projectile shooter. My home and shop are in Pomona Park, Putnam county. Been casting over fifty five years and win state titles with cast. Many of my students hold state titles through my tutelage....
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    11-03-2020, 08:00 PM
    Hey Mike The site never got any sponsor funding and it failed. The article I referred to is on the Cast bullet association. Insulating the Lee furnace came into the thread by a casual question posed by a follower. The original topic was...
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    11-02-2020, 08:17 AM
    Thanks to Mike W1 for the mention. It has been over ten years since insulating my Lee pot. What a difference!! Both inside the aluminum cover and outside. The outside piece held in place with a #303 split tomato can bound with SS lashing wire....
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    11-01-2020, 11:03 PM
    They aren't fat enough. Size them larger if you can. If not, try bumping them up one or two thousandths of an inch. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    11-01-2020, 02:34 AM
    You might contact these fellows, or Bartlett and ask for more information. https://americanreloading.com/en/reloading-rifle-powder/2925-wc-732-smokeless-rifle-powder-16-lbs.html Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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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