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    Today, 03:33 PM
    After many years I finally connected with my uncle and he casts. As he doesn't have any kids local and none of them ever showed an interest in casting or shooting , he passed it down to me and my brother. We cast to keep him in ammo for his 45 ACP....
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    12-14-2018, 03:19 PM
    My RIA loves SWC. I also us the Lyman 452630 (200 gr. SWC). I have a 6 cavity MP clone coming. That Iron mold is getting a little heavy in my older age.
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    12-13-2018, 08:03 AM
    If your photos are to large you can open them in paint and resize. I think that they need to be under 2 meg to upload. After resizing mine will be around 300 kb and they will upload just fine.
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    12-12-2018, 05:35 PM
    Is the MP 452-460 still for sale? If so I will take that one.
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    12-11-2018, 09:33 PM
    Going to Rio Grande.
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    12-11-2018, 07:37 PM
    Congratulations Bazoo. Prayers that all goes well during this time.
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    12-11-2018, 07:32 PM
    For the Lee auto disc riser from Reg I am offering RCBS 30.06 loading dies. I have a set that has the FL sizer and the seater die. I also have a lone FL sizer die to go with it. I have never used these so I now nothing about them. Not sure why there...
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    12-11-2018, 04:55 PM
    daloper replied to a thread Pif in Pay It Forward
    Received it today. Put it on my Lee auto index. Working great. Thanks Reg.
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    12-11-2018, 07:23 AM
    daloper replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    Father God. I lift up Thomas and his family to you. Give them peace as they prepare for the passing of his brother Jim. Comfort them and keep them strong. In the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen
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  • wendyj's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 02:13 PM
    Picked up some HP38 and Imr 4198. Also 1000 small pistol primers.
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    12-07-2018, 10:52 AM
    That picture is not what I am looking for but sure would blind a 2 legged critter if it didn't even hit him. I do have a 22 inch barrel but that is a lot of flame.
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    12-07-2018, 10:42 AM
    I have set it lower and higher. Either lube in excess on base or nose. The adjustment works ok. I have a heater under it but that was no help. After using the collet in sizer from NOE and sizing down first and then lubing it has been a piece of...
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    12-06-2018, 07:33 AM
    Father God. I lift up Kate to you. Be with her and her family and bring them through this. Be with the doctors and give them wisdom and guild their hands as they preform the surgery. Give her strength and comfort while she goes through the cancer...
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    12-06-2018, 07:28 AM
    As others said. Mold and melt temp needs to be raised. Also increase the pour rate. You may be pouring to slow and that will cause those lines just like a cold mold.
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    12-05-2018, 07:48 PM
    daloper replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    Hello from Sparta Michigan. Welcome to this madness. Reloading in one thing. Just wait until you are bitten by the casting bug.
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    12-05-2018, 07:35 PM
    That looks like a older version of my Lyman 50th. I wish I had an older one. I’m starting out at 32 imr4198 and going to work up to 35 if need be. Got to make sure and take the chrograph to check my velocities. Forget it very time. Looks like 5744...
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    12-05-2018, 01:34 PM
    Marlin 1895 with Ballard rifling. NOE cast bullet with gas check. WW water quenched. I am just looking for 1500-1700 fps or so but don't want to use pistol powders except for myself. The hotter loads are for partner in crime. I had no luck with...
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    12-05-2018, 06:53 AM
    Everything is jacketed data at Hodgdon.
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    12-04-2018, 08:19 PM
    Picked up a lb today and after researching 4 load books canít find a minimum load for a cast 400 grain bullet. Iím using a 385 to 390 grain bullet from my NOE mold gas checked. Most data found was people hot rodding a 300 grain jacketed bullet....
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    12-04-2018, 01:40 PM
    daloper replied to a thread Pif in Pay It Forward
    I would be happy to take this.
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    12-04-2018, 07:29 AM
    daloper replied to a thread xbeeman412 update in Our Chapel
    Father God. I thank you for the good report that Charles is doing will and may be going home. I pray that you will heal his body and give him strength. I pray that he will gain the needed weight now that he has the feeding tube in. Continue to be...
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    11-30-2018, 10:58 PM
    No TL but I do have some 356-125-2R that are PCed. If you want to try some of the shoot me a PM.
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    11-30-2018, 07:29 AM
    Father God. I lift up Jack to you today. Be with him and give him the healing he needs. Be with the doctors and nurses as they treat and care for him. You Oh God are the great healer and you can do all things. Be with the family and comfort them and...
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    11-28-2018, 10:31 AM
    wendyj replied to a thread Rust in Lee 4-20 in Casting Equipment
    I've been using pet bedding and candle wax. Saw somewhere where people were using Lizard Litter for flux. I bought 25 lbs when I was vibratory tumbling brass but am using FART with SS pins now. Plenty left over if it makes a good flux.
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    11-26-2018, 03:28 PM
    daloper replied to a thread xbeeman412 update in Our Chapel
    Father God. Be with Charles and lay your healing hands upon him. Be with the doctors and give them wisdom and understanding as they deal with this. I pray that all goes will with the feeding tube and that he would gain back the needed weight. In the...
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    11-26-2018, 02:48 PM
    wendyj replied to a thread Rust in Lee 4-20 in Casting Equipment
    Thanks all. I've been lucky. Mine doesn't leak or hasn't yet. I'm sure one day it will. Usually when I clean I run a 22 caliber brush through pour spout and worse I've had is let lead get too cold and took a torch to the bottom for a few seconds...
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    11-26-2018, 01:35 PM
    I had some gunk in my Lee pot last weekend. I cleaned with boiling water and baking soda and a wire brush and seemed to get it all out. Looked like sticky candle wax stuck on sides and bottom. Pot has never leaked and this is the way I cleaned it...
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    11-22-2018, 02:57 PM
    wendyj replied to a thread 9 mm Loading in Cast Boolits
    I'm not going to argue on that as I do have several dies for several calibers. My only question was since most of my molds throw so much larger I figured this one to do the same. For a cheap Lee 2 cavity it makes nice bullets I found out this...
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    11-21-2018, 09:25 PM
    wendyj replied to a thread 9 mm Loading in Cast Boolits
    I'm not a Lee basher. Several molds. Three Lee presses and countless dies. I'm not going by what Joe blow said. I had to go with CBS cowboy dies in my 45 because a 454 seater and expander just wouldn't work. Same for my 45-70. Lee is cheaper on a...
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    11-20-2018, 07:14 PM
    wendyj replied to a thread 9 mm Loading in Cast Boolits
    Just got home and checked my turret set up. Dies are not Lee but rcbs. Only Lee is short charging bar. Experimented with a piece of 9 mm and flared fine to hold a 357 bullet I molded and sized to .358. Small bulge in case but I think sizing to .357...
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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