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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Gun safe is probably the last place to store powder. Recommendation is THICK walled cabinet/box that has a weak side/door/top that will give way and vent if in a fire. Un-contained smokeless powder just fizzles and burns very poorly. Contain it as...
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    01-14-2018, 10:29 PM
    If you have access to a Lee manual check that for data. I'm 99% sure there's data in it. If I remember correctly, the recommendation that I found when I first started looking for load data for my 43 Spanish was to use 45-70 data reduced ten percent....
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    01-14-2018, 11:07 AM
    Seems I read that some cannon shells had an extend primer flash tube to help ignition and that some experimenters took the tube to the top of the powder column, making the powder burn from the front. I don't remember the theories for front ignition.
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    01-12-2018, 09:44 AM
    Good solid top is the way to go. I've got a steel plate mortised into my plank bench. It's been drilled and tapped for all my presses - two Dillon's, Rockchucker, Lyman T-mag, 5 MEC's and a LAM 2. One on the bench at a time means I have one...
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    01-11-2018, 10:56 PM
    Instead of building a support for the end you might consider moving one of the cabinets to the end and mounting the press above the "knee hole" between the cabinets. That will give you space on both sides of the press for components. I think I...
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    01-10-2018, 12:37 AM
    15meter replied to a thread Coleman stove-fuel in Camping Gear
    Marina gas around here is almost universally alcohol free. But it is considerably more expensive than auto gas.
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    01-09-2018, 08:45 PM
    Trying to steer clear of any loads that recommend fillers, I have read too many stories of rings in chambers shooting with fillers. This is a Chapuis that belongs to a friend, I can't afford to replace it. If I ringed the chamber in this rifle my...
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    01-08-2018, 08:38 PM
    And I thought I was the first one to use Goodwill store pillow cases. I've used them so long I'm on the second set. The sunlight coming through the shop windows rotted out the originals.
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    01-08-2018, 08:34 PM
    A trochoid (from the Greek word for wheel, "trochos") is the curve described by a fixed point on a circle as it rolls along a straight line. The cycloid is a notable member of the trochoid family. The word "trochoid" was coined by Gilles de...
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    01-07-2018, 09:59 PM
    I ordered the Noe 9.3, very blunt nosed bullet. I have to seat them very deep to get it to chamber. The factory ammo I have is a very long ogive. Watch that before you spec out a mold. The 5744 data I calculated myself. For cast, you weigh the...
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    01-06-2018, 11:32 PM
    Photos of cartridge/rifle?
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    01-05-2018, 02:54 PM
    Watch you case length, my first tries I didn't and had some that were too short to make it into the barrel but longer than the cylinder. When fired they flared over the end of the cylinder. Made it a real bear to eject. They need to be either long...
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    01-04-2018, 05:15 PM
    I did a search, did not find a lot, most of it pretty well aged posts. Just starting to fool with the 9.3x74R. Ordered up a NOE 368-280 mold. I've got a batch cast, sized, G/C and lubed. Looking for load data, thought first try would be...
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    01-04-2018, 04:24 PM
    May I ask why? A buddy called me up this week and told if he ever talked about buying a 280 Ross to immediately talk him out of it. I went and looked it up. Didn't seem any harder than the 350 Rigby Magnums I made for him. Just curious if I...
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    01-02-2018, 10:25 AM
    You could drag him into the deep end of reloading right off the bat, 30/06 - 270 brass is easier to find for free and is a reasonably simple conversion. If you are taking someone down the garden path of reloading, take him all the way:bigsmyl2:
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    01-01-2018, 12:05 AM
    In the 450 the 500's were fun to shoot but I had much better luck with the lighter boolits, wish someone made a gas check Lyman 457122. It would be perfect.
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    01-01-2018, 12:01 AM
    Maybee? Maybee? Named for Abraham Maybee in 1873. The town I was raised in. Just a bit of trivia to close out the year ��
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    12-31-2017, 11:52 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Cold weather "emergency" in Our Town
    Not enough wind, but friends and �� on the ice doesn't get much better (unless you have wind)��
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    12-31-2017, 11:43 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Bee vandalism in Our Town
    Unfortunately we don't, do some research on bee hive death. We are losing massive numbers of hives each year and there are numerous theories on why but no hard evidence. Most of the "theories" from the organic people point to...
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    12-31-2017, 02:19 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Bee vandalism in Our Town
    Don't underestimate PETA and friends. I have read their claims that using honey is theft and beekeepers are "extorting" and "exploiting" bees. Destroy the business and you stop the "extortion". There was an animal research facility at Michigan State...
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    12-31-2017, 02:13 PM
    Don't know if I have a favorite, these are the ones that went with me to the range to most (5 minimum): 8x50r, 30-06-M1/1903A3, 30 carbine, 450/400 N.E., 375 H&H, 22 Hornet, 204 Ruger, 30/40 Krag, 303 British, 318 Westley Richards, 22 LR, 45 ACP,...
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    12-31-2017, 09:49 AM
    15meter replied to a thread Cold weather "emergency" in Our Town
    Went sailing Friday, yesterday, probably go again today. I've got two boats on the ice. Just have to decide which boat will sail the best with the wind at hand. Looks like a DN day is shaping up. Ice Is Nice!
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    12-30-2017, 12:39 AM
    I think I need to make one of these up just so can casually leave it laying on the table at the gun club ��
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    12-30-2017, 12:28 AM
    With cast you usually can't drive them as fast, lighter boolits just seem easier to regulate than correct weight for cartridge. Plus, if you're just punching paper, they're way easier on your shoulder and your lead stash. It's worked for me in 450...
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    12-28-2017, 11:38 PM
    You may want to re-think 500 grainers, getting them to regulate in a double is not easy. I have problems with correct weight for cartridge bullets. Went lighter and got them to regulate much easier. I'm using a NOE bullet mold I suspect was for 480...
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    12-28-2017, 08:13 PM
    What he said, I have pulled cases back out and lubed/turned numerous time before I got them all the way in to the die. 300 Weatherby to 300 H&H takes a bunch of small moves. I suspect that if I tried it all in one shot the die would go back to RCBS...
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    12-28-2017, 08:07 PM
    Mine was 223 into 7.62x38r for the little Russian revolver that came into the country a couple of years back. Actually did it before I bought the revolver. Wanted to make sure that I would have a steady supply of brass. I didn't want to buy...
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    12-28-2017, 07:58 PM
    Check post 109. 470 Nitro did the majority of the damage with cast plinker load. This was my Holloween porch lantern. That is a section of Oxygen cylinder from the 30's. ~ 5/16 wall thickness. 416 Rigby did help some too:veryconfu
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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