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    02-11-2019, 01:23 AM
    OOO! me likeky. I appreciate your discussion of using MT brass for jackets. It makes sense at the prices of commercial jackets. Recycling is cool. At the same time could some of you add a few links to forum topics on this powder coating? It also...
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    01-24-2019, 12:32 AM
    PHyrbird replied to a thread CH dies in Reloading Equipment
    E88, i connected with them a year or so ago. Was told the swaging die parts are used up, with little support for more. Perhaps an opportunity for a Group buy offer? I know mine work well, with the exception some of the punches & ejection shafts are...
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    01-24-2019, 12:22 AM
    Thanks BT for the input, your notes are always informative & helpful. My compliments. You are correct the 101 is a "3/4" style die, the 105 is a straight wall. I currently have sets in 101 in 357 & 451. Complimented by Herters in 224, 318, 357, &...
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    01-23-2019, 11:59 PM
    I would really be interested in: 450 Bushmaster brass, CH 101 "swaging die body .308" (the finish die) & a nose punch, a .308 mould around 160-180g, Pardon my wish list. I do have a bin of parts I will never use to PIF.... Thanks again, Carl
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    01-20-2019, 05:17 PM
    A trick I found useful, spray some Dupont dry Teflon down the bore. Use the long aerosol tube to get past the chamber. (Not good to slick up the chamber walls) Subsequent rounds force the Teflon into the pores of metal creating a very slick...
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    01-19-2019, 03:38 PM
    BMag, Thank you, I've a couple options for the gas check route currently, the 160g just looks like a great crossover boolit. I also have swaging stuff for the 35s. A cool method is to add a gas check to a cast boolit w/ the core seater. Another...
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    01-19-2019, 12:04 AM
    Ladies & Gents, I am fortunate to have found several CH & Herters swaging dies. I'm good in 45 & 35 for now. However I'm still trying to expand into a couple new directions. There are dies in the sets that would make great core seat dies for .308 &...
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    01-18-2019, 11:28 PM
    This looks like a great candidate for my 35 Rem rifles & Contender. Please consider me for the drawing. Just for the 160g RN Please review my options for PIF, I am open to suggestions. a box of Nosler 70g solid base bullets a box of 1000 6mm gas...
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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