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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Never used a case feeder, trimming IS a pain. I trimmed ~1000 a couple of years ago with a lee trimmer set up in a drill press, yes the fingers got sore until I modified the case holder lock ring with a pin that gave me much more leverage than...
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Just curious on he guys that say 30 carbine is hard to load, I have loaded a reasonable amount on both single stage and a Dillon 550, jacketed and cast both and not had real problems that I can remember, but it has been a year+ since loading any....
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    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    Thanks for all the recommendations, looked at the prices on both the Uplula and the HKS, was about to order an Uplula based on the comments here then I found a HKS for $6.00 delivered on Amazon. Chose to go that route. I got it a couple of days ago...
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    02-23-2017, 10:37 PM
    I forgot to mention, polish the brass to as bright a shine as you can get then wipe down with a solvent to make sure the cases are as clean as possible. I use acetone for the final wipe before annealing. I just make sure they are completely dry...
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    02-23-2017, 10:27 PM
    1- How safe is annealing ? It can be overdone, right, to the point that it could fail in a subsequent firing? Some of my original tries have a "pinkish" tone to them at the neck/shoulder. Yes annealing can be overdone, just heat the neck until...
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    02-18-2017, 07:54 PM
    Hi, my fingers aren't what they used to be, I'm looking for recommendation on a magazine loading tool for a standard 1911 7 shot single stack. There are several out on the market. I'm looking for personal, hands on experience. Thanks.
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    02-17-2017, 07:10 PM
    2 SDB's and 1 550, none of which I bought new have been service through their 800 number with no problems right up to a cracked frame on one of the SDB's. The only time I was hassled was ~10 years ago in their retail store, I was in Arizona on a...
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    02-17-2017, 11:33 AM
    I found this cigarette butt rolled up and stuffed into a range find .270 win case that I was reforming into an 8mm mauser, I give him credit for keeping the range clean, but really threw me looking at the end that was stuck inside the neck.
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    02-15-2017, 06:02 PM
    I can read the rules, throw my name in the hat
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    02-14-2017, 03:28 PM
    Most calibers have cast data for them, interesting reading just for the variety of calibers listed. I fool with several obsolete/odd ball calibers and have found data/case forming data there.
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    02-13-2017, 10:47 AM
    I use a saeco 254 sized to .310 with (usually) redding green lube in the sizer, shot in 4 different carbines over the years all shot great, no leading and accurate enough for plinking and occasional 100 yard matches. This is a 115 gr., bevel base,...
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    02-06-2017, 08:45 PM
    As I stated earlier, the base of the mold is clean, no other holes than the two to mount to the handles. I guess I'll have to take a picture of the base. No indication of a plate or plug ever being mounted from the bottom. I know what you say about...
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    02-03-2017, 06:28 PM
    Is that a completely separate plug? How is it held in the mold, the photo doesn't show. I agree that may be the solution but I still have a hard time imagining juggling a hot mold while trying to close it over a plug with a flange on it. Maybe it's...
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    02-03-2017, 12:28 AM
    I understand what you are saying and have seen the Lee mold. But after having had the mold in my hand and thinking about how to juggle it and a completely separate part and closing the mold with the base plug with flange aligned in the groove to...
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    02-02-2017, 11:51 PM
    Define NW Ohio, I'm in Carleton.
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    02-02-2017, 11:50 PM
    The socket head cap screw that you see in the picture is the screw to mount the mold to the handles. The bottom of the mold doesn't look like there are any scuff marks that would indicate that something had be rotated to lock under one of the...
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    02-02-2017, 11:40 PM
    I think you missed my other post, I have two odd molds this one that is labeled 767 on both sides of the mold and another one labeled 737 on both sides of the mold. Search for Lyman 737 and you will see photos of that frankenmold.
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    02-02-2017, 10:57 PM
    What you see is what I got. Only marking on both molds is just Lyman and then the numbers 737 and 767. They both look almost unused, of fairly recent mfg. I have a variety of Lyman and Ideal molds and comparing these orphans to my old ideal/new...
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    02-02-2017, 06:27 PM
    Not convinced that is the solution, this is a smooth bottomed mold, no way to attach a base plug. A completely separate part that has to held in position in the grooves as you are closing a hot mold does not sound like a fun option. For fun...
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    02-02-2017, 06:20 PM
    Clean bottom to the mold no place to mount any kind of plate/plug.
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    02-02-2017, 06:15 PM
    The next what is it: with the same batch as the Lyman 737, .530 dia. variable weight, straight cylinder with hollow base. Only marked Lyman 767. This guy must have been a Boeing fan.
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    02-02-2017, 09:50 AM
    Still looking for help on this mold, still as clueless as I was yesterday. Help!
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    02-01-2017, 11:00 PM
    .070 difference between minor dia. and "belt" dia? I think it would do a whole lot more than scrape fouling. And need a hand sledge to get it down the bore.
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    02-01-2017, 10:34 PM
    Don't think so, I have read about them, thought most of those were for pistol calibers. I have not seen a Prot-X mold but I don't think this fits.
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    02-01-2017, 10:31 PM
    Yes, a nose pour, but what is it for? No lube grooves and a massive belt? Along with being just a massive bullet--.530 dia 600-700 grains?
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    02-01-2017, 10:07 PM
    I understand Lyman's mold nomenclature, unfortunately there is nothing else on the mold. Apparently this is a special of some kind. I have passed it around my gun club and most are as baffled as I am. Unfortunately I seemed to be getting baffled...
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    02-01-2017, 06:29 PM
    I received this mold in a large batch of relatively conventional molds. There are a couple other weird ones I'll ask about later. WHAT IS IT? .530 at base, flat base, .600 on the "flange/belt?" bottoms out my 505 scale.
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