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    Today, 06:53 AM
    yes that's where I came up with this http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?351930-Gascheck-seating-quot-jig-quot-for-Lee-sizer and then this to speed up the process this jig to start 34 check at a time before sizing...
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    Today, 06:05 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Wtb 7.62x25 dies in Swappin & Sellin
    I recently got a set of LEE dies and they worked well for me, after extensive ladder testing I found that the Lee 311-93-1R over 4.9 grn BE worked best for me, It falls near the top load recommended by lyman #3 YMMV
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    Today, 05:50 AM
    If you get the fit right you can push softer alloy much harder. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=45784&d=1341560870
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    Today, 05:48 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Sks in Military Rifles
    Put a folding stock on the Norinco, fits better now. Not a big fan of the "duck-billed magazine". I hear you can convert it to an AR style mag, maybe something to look at but, I have 6 magazines for it :hijack:. I admit it , I hijacked (partially) a...
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Prototype Multiple Gascheck seating "jig" for progressive press Trying to find a faster way to seat primers on to boolits for size/crip with a Lee boolit sizing die.
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    I have cast tons of boolits with the Lee 6 and Lyman handles. the only broken handle I have came to me in a trade/deal/? and is saved for parts. If you have to do more than tap gently on the hinge to release the boolits your mold needs...
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    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    PC, HiTek, Lube have a couple similarities. 1) they form a barrier/lubricant between the barrel and boolit to prevent leading 2) Like all products/applications, you use quality materials in the proper fashion and you get good results. PC and...
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    01-14-2018, 08:11 PM
    Budget Bullet Puller 1) wire stripper 2) Drill out hole in wire stripper or? 1 size smaller than the desired bullet; round off edges with file 3) Get proper shell holder 4) If cartridge won't reach through to of press, get pipe/tubing (PVC is...
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    01-14-2018, 07:30 PM
    What's your favorite Reticle for what application and why?
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    01-14-2018, 07:25 PM
    If you can get a police SIG SAUER, you'll never look back. I am happy with my LC9 It accepts and shoots cast better than many other brands (without throating)
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    01-14-2018, 07:17 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Lead hardness question. in Cast Boolits
    13 bhn is harder than you need for 45 acp & 45 colt (depending on how fast you intend to push the colt) Easy way to hardness test and double check the Lee is using the pencil method ...
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    01-14-2018, 07:07 PM
    ↑↑↑ 158 # lead :) I feel you on that. My last go around with 45's was "only" 130# ↑↑↑ Nice, how deep are you seating them and what guns are you shooting them out of?
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    01-14-2018, 06:53 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread kitchen cabinets in Our Town
    I've installed "custom high end" windows for a big box store several of their salesmen, supervisors & subcontractors SUCKED. The higher-ups discovered what my partner and I could do so they made us the go-to service crew. We were not allowed to...
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    01-14-2018, 06:26 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    surplusammo SOTA Arms SOTA - SA 15 Billet AR15 Stripped Lower $29.99 http://www.surplusammo.com/products/sota-sa-15-billet-ar15-stripped-lower-receiver.html?mc_cid=59af785e6e&mc_eid=30dd0c0a4f
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    01-14-2018, 03:42 PM
    Happy new year Pressman, How many of these presses do you have? :bigsmyl2:
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    01-14-2018, 03:05 PM
    In my opinion, You don't really want a thicker coat, a couple thin coats will get you a much smoother finish. I don't see a problem with the boolit in #4. The lube grooves don't need to be coated.
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    01-13-2018, 09:40 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Powder coat in Swappin & Sellin
    Maybe a little more information might help sway someone to buy. what ovens are they (toaster/convection) what brand & colors are the PC
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    01-13-2018, 01:57 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Lead hardness question. in Cast Boolits
    lee hardness tester easy jig drill hole slightly larger than tester in a piece of wood screw/nail 3 pieces of wood together slide tester in the drilled hole flatted tip of boolit with file, course then fine to get smooth finish "dimple/test"...
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    01-13-2018, 04:37 AM
    300AAC PC'd
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    01-13-2018, 04:25 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Lead hardness question. in Cast Boolits
    Age and quench hardening are facts, this requires antimony and arsenic to be most effective; but, from 8 to 19bhn overnight without quenching in between... I think there might be something askew and we need a little more information You're not...
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    01-13-2018, 04:02 AM
    Makes sense SNS, glad to have you aboard.
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    01-12-2018, 10:22 PM
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    01-12-2018, 06:07 PM
    for some reason, black is harder to get good results than some other colors Correct black airsoft BB's (be safe and get them from smoke a VS here, alot of the store bought BB's don't work) #5 container Pick up a set of these from Amazon,...
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    01-12-2018, 05:45 PM
    Latest evolution usage of nylon holder/jig to hold and protect pointed boolits while attaching gas checks for sizing. set pointy boolit (spire point or ??? ) in pre-drilled nylon "holder set a check on boolit and safely tap gas check onto...
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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