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    Today, 03:57 PM
    They were 25 lbs. Unfortunately I remember $10.00 bags of shot also.
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    Today, 08:29 AM
    I use a Noe mold with 5744. You don't need to match either boolit weight or speed to get double rifles to regulate for practice loads. Pistol weight boolits at slower speeds can usually be regulated quite nicely. When I get in the shop I'll...
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    07-18-2018, 10:37 PM
    Picked up an eight pounder of Green Dot for $118 and a five pounder of Trail Boss for $107 out the door. I can live with those prices. Not so happy with the $35.50 each for 3 bags of hard 9's but I needed them.
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    07-15-2018, 10:18 PM
    I've used Johnson's paste wax on the cylinder of both my 3br and 30br and not had rust with the added benefit of being a slicker operating powder measure.
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    07-12-2018, 08:19 AM
    Check &H, they offer the body and expanders separately. Have not tried them yet. I need to call them to see if they can do an expander for the 416 Rigby. It doesn't fit in the Lee expander die.
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    07-11-2018, 10:44 PM
    Cast 175 Lyman 266469's. Vintage mold, black and orange box with the metal corners. I am the first to use this new old stock mold. Single cavity takes awhile to cast up a pile. These are for a 6.5x54 M/S.
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    07-10-2018, 09:43 AM
    22 hornet is 1.4", with a long tapered neck. Certainly not any ones idea of a sharp shoulder. Could be a short k-hornet. Not sure of the dimension to the shoulder. Hornet is a rimmed case also, no mention of a rim. Photos?
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    07-06-2018, 06:56 PM
    I usually use Lee 160 grain for cowboy shooting. They have fed reliably in my 1873. Not super accurate but good enough for the size target used in cowboy. If I miss it is my fault not the boolit.
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    07-03-2018, 08:07 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Handloader magizine in Our Town
    I think some of the opaque plastics you are seeing are either recycled plastic and they can't get them clear like from virgin polymers or they are from non-petroleum based plastics, think soybean type plastics.
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    07-01-2018, 10:58 PM
    Mind sharing any 6.5x55, 30-30, 8x57 or 45-70 loads?
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    07-01-2018, 10:30 PM
    I've used an old (60's) vintage infared light bulb. Disassembled the RCBS, put a trash can under it while it was mounted on the bench and turned on the light while the light was about 6 inches away. Twenty minutes later I had a completely empty...
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    06-30-2018, 02:28 PM
    I'm a rank amateur, set up the square deal B and loaded up a couple hundred .38 specials. Trying to clean up small partial batches of boolits--load 2 different round noses and 2 different truncated cones. May get into the wad cutters before I run...
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    06-30-2018, 02:19 PM
    From the very bottom of my cynical heart.
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    06-29-2018, 09:12 PM
    Expect responsibility? The lawyers are going to come looking for you...... You can't refuse service for any reason.
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    06-29-2018, 06:41 PM
    This guy didn't listen to anybody, He has moved through 4 gun clubs in the county(that I am aware of) because of "his way or hit the highway" attitude. I am surprised that he got a certificate. Back in the day when I was doing...
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    06-29-2018, 10:24 AM
    How was the quality of the technical side of the class? I assume there was a lot of focus on safety. Reason I ask we had a member at my club claim he went through the reloading training class, after talking reloading to him, decided I would not...
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    06-27-2018, 09:55 AM
    15meter replied to a thread PIF 7.62x39 Brass in Pay It Forward
    Toss me in just started fooling with the 7.62x39. Loaded a whole 40 rounds. More brass would be a good thing.
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    06-26-2018, 10:29 PM
    Or vegans[smilie=1:
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    06-23-2018, 09:59 PM
    Made 8 boxes worth of 12 gauge reloading opportunities, loaded a box of 7.62x39. Set up the square deal for 38 special and loaded some test loads. A good day by all accounts.
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    06-22-2018, 06:59 PM
    Made a Lee style trim gage for the 9.3x74r, trimmed a batch, sized, lubed and g/c'ed a batch of 9.3 boolits then loaded them. Got a good start on an 8x60s trim gage. Used a piece of stainless bolt I had, brought back bad memories of drilling and...
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    06-21-2018, 11:40 PM
    Poke RogerDat, I just sold him one, there were some spare parts that he might be willing to part with. Powder and shot bushings I suspect could be made relatively easy.
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    06-21-2018, 11:16 PM
    I resized using a 30 carbine die. With alot of lube and considerable effort you swage the case down until it looks like a miniature belted magnum. Then turn off the belt and reduce case dia to the correct dia. There several more steps but that...
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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