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    Today, 09:58 PM
    A draw back to breech seating is if at a public range and you load its hard to unload if a cease fire is called. The case can be removed but a rod is needed to push the bullet out.
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    Today, 09:56 PM
    I clean deprime prime charge cases seat the bullet on the wad stack and then size the neck just enough to set the neck tension around the bullet in my 38-55. One gun should be fine with fired brass for a long time. Multiple guns or an out of round...
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    Today, 09:47 PM
    Aluminum is good you just need to experiment with temp and cadence more you will find what they like. Sometimes casting with 2 moulds together smooths out the temp swings some. It gives the blocks a little time to dissipate the heat and allows them...
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    Today, 04:55 PM
    Going coarser on the sand paper will speed things up a little. Maybe 120grit to start with. Use a long rod so you can have a piece of sandpaper 3-4" long and wide enough to be a tight fit in the die. (as it opens up use printer paper under the sand...
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    Today, 12:30 PM
    My Daughter did rice in ours the other night and it stuck to the bottom pretty hard. Any tricks here? Has anyone tried on of the slow cooker bags in the insta pot to ease clean ups? Curious here. were doing bean soup in it tonight.
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    Today, 12:10 PM
    I add salt pepper butter and also some sage to the ground sausage when browning it. then a teaspoon or so of flour and cook fry until it browns some and add milk to desired thickness. A well seasoned cast iron pan makes a difference also. Over...
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    The model 41 is a fine solid handgun, is your the 5 1/2" or 7" model? Just curious here is all. I would start out with a full disassembled cleaning and see if that fixes the problems. 22s are notorious for dumping crud into the actions and build up...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    I used formica once, it was okay. I have a metal desk with 1" ply wood top I covered with aluminum sheet .030 thk. Works and looks good but things roll forever and with a good light source its bright. I have one that's 2X4s on edge in a home made...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Air currents, external vibrations, static electricity, electric frequencies from florescent lights and other things can all effect a digital scales. Air flow and vibrations will also affect a beam scales. Another that can and does affect both are...
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    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    A cases annealing is not the same from top to bottom. We strive to anneal just the neck and shoulder with out changing the base and lower body. So you 30-06 conversions necks were formed from brass that was harder than the neck was. Look at the...
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    01-17-2018, 02:59 PM
    Semi autos get pretty violent in the extraction of cases, Especially military versions since they are more concerned with function not reloading. Check to make sure rims arnt bent or out of square. The cases expand in the solid head depending on...
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    01-17-2018, 02:47 PM
    My daughter has found out she can use it to sterilize here things for the baby in it also quicker and easier. Shes learning to do yogart in it now for the older grandsons also. Weve done roasts, A whole chicken, rice Soup so far and its really...
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    01-17-2018, 02:39 PM
    I would go with the lee tumble lube desighn one with the longest bearing surface and shortest nose. The bearing surface is what is impregnated with lapping compound not the nose. Depending on what you want to do. the grit you start with is important...
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    01-16-2018, 05:20 PM
    I had a set of charhart insulated Bibs I used for years. The brown duck / canvas last wears forever. They were warm and comfortable. Had zippers in the legs and were easy to get on and off if need arose. With a coat over them and moving thru ...
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    01-16-2018, 05:05 PM
    I either use the bedding material ( Bisonite here) or a long cure epoxy for the pillars. The 5 min epoxies are quick and not enough work time if things go sour. I install the pillars into the stock with a thick washers between them and the receiver....
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    01-16-2018, 12:24 AM
    Get a piece of brass tubing 13mm is .511 and a .015 wall thickness ( Online Metals or Hobby store have an assortment) and size it down on one to the Id you want for basically the length of the bullet. cut the tubing 3-4" long and fit 2" or so oof...
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    01-15-2018, 09:36 PM
    I would consider adding 1 - 1 1/2lbs of tin to them. This will aid in the fill out of the bullets. 900 148s is 19 lbs so this amount of lead makes 20-1 -16-1 or so.
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    01-15-2018, 12:14 PM
    Another thing to remember with a new mould is it make take being heat cycled 3-4 times or 3-4 casting sessions to "break In" and cast its best. This break in is some burning impurities out of the blocks and more developing the patina that helps them...
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    01-15-2018, 12:03 PM
    My snail trap I made works well and is useable. Mine the bullet spins in the catch pipe until energy is expended then rolls back out the front into a tray on the ground. It is 1/4" steel plate and sch 80 pipe 10" dia. The opening is 12" X 12" I...
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    01-14-2018, 04:27 PM
    h The tubing you need may be found at online metals. It can be cut to length and turned to just what you need as to the case taper between centers. I would recommend several things if you do this. Turn a close fit of tube to...
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    01-14-2018, 12:52 AM
    My hand deprimer is a flat block with a hole thru it .280 dia and a flat face for rims. its big enough for 45-70 rims. you drop the case on the decapping rod and its bushing ( helps center case on pin). You set the case on the rod and lower to hole...
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    01-13-2018, 09:41 PM
    A lot of the refuse companies here recycle what they bring in before it goes to the landfill.
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    01-13-2018, 03:05 PM
    Watch the gun shows occasionally 22 take off barrels show up from the old match rifles. Also Gunsmiths may have some sitting around used. These can be set back an inch or so and a new chamber and throat cut making for a great barrel. ( I have seen...
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    01-13-2018, 02:43 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I wish! in Cast Boolits
    The necked down 32 is only a dies set and reamer away. Dave Manson will grind you the reamer to your specs. The dies set will take some custom work also, but in reality a 32 H&R mag die set could be converted to use neck bushings easy enough. same...
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    01-12-2018, 09:54 PM
    Bag Balm has been around for years, Its original use was the teats on dairy cows that got dry raw and sore from milking. Farmers used it for dry chapped hands and farm wives also had other areas of use. ...
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    01-12-2018, 09:35 PM
    I have done this several ways. One is to deprime size then load on the progressive machine, The other that will do what you want is hand deprime and prime. Remove the decaping pin from the stem with just the expander ball on it. Now you can size...
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    01-12-2018, 06:12 PM
    Yes it can be done with the proper programs and machines. A picture can be down loaded and then loaded into the machine program and an engraving program written. We did this at work occasionally. More common was a DAte of manufacturer and part...
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    01-12-2018, 05:22 PM
    A good digital scales can be faster for sorting weights than a beam due to the settling time. With the digital display parallax of the beam isn't an issue like it can be with a mechanical scales. The pan on a digital is usually unobstructed. a...
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    01-12-2018, 02:17 PM
    I have used the following digital scales. Dillion, Hornady, Gem Pro 250, RCBS and a couple off name ones. All worked to one extent or another and did what was called of them to one extent or another.Some were touchy or finicky at times. ...
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    01-12-2018, 01:36 PM
    You can segregate the brass between rifles and then size to just bump the shoulder back, A simple gage can be made to measure this from a nut or piece of steel. You only want to "bump" the shoulder back .002" - .003", this makes a fitted case that...
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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