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    02-17-2018, 04:51 PM
    Buddy called me this morning from a gun show, said a guy had an unopened jug of 5744 for $130 and did I want it. Silly question. He went back and dickered a little and got it for $100 even. I think I owe him a BIG favor:bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2:...
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    02-17-2018, 04:41 PM
    Dillon measure on a SDB for 45 colt gave me enough repeatability for cowboy shooting. Rifle stuff I have used Lyman 55, RCBS Uniflow, and Redding BR-3. Currently use a Redding BR-30, all worked but the BR-30 is the most consistent--and for the price...
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    02-12-2018, 08:27 PM
    I am also in SE Michigan, see above wooden box, it is in an insulated semi heated building. It sits on the floor 35 feet from the nearest heat. Winter when I am not in the building and the heat is turned down it is probably 35-40 @ the box. Summer...
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    02-10-2018, 11:45 PM
    I have a nice 270 win barrel that is taking up space on my bench that I would prefer taking up space on someone else's bench.
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    02-10-2018, 04:42 PM
    My mounting plate: When I want I can have a completely clean flat bench for "other" stuff. And the back of the plate where it is not drilled and tapped makes a great anvil for those items that need a little more convincing to go together or...
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    02-10-2018, 04:36 PM
    Final found where I had put the photos on the computer, sent from my phone to an email I may check once a month. Here is how I store my powder, a homemade box that sits on the floor away from all normal combustions sources, 1" wood walls, top just...
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    02-10-2018, 12:34 AM
    I started loading 12 ga. Paper hulls with the Lee, had great crimps. They looked as good as factory. When I switched to Winchester AA the crimps got a little sketchy. Plastic takes more force to get a good crimp. At one point I was using an arbor...
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    02-08-2018, 07:57 PM
    Finally got the info out of my reloading binder. 375 H&H 18 grains Blue Dot Winchester Large Rifle primer Noe 379-279FN Casts @ 292 with G/C and lube From Lyman cast manual #3
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    02-08-2018, 07:39 PM
    Thanks for the info, if you friend is using a different powder I would love to hear his load, being dependent on one powder is not a good thing. With double rifles playing up and down with the velocity is also a way to regulate the barrels and I...
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    02-07-2018, 08:29 PM
    Loaded a batch of 350 Rigby Magnum cast boolit plinker loads.
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    02-04-2018, 10:36 PM
    My RCBS had the little rod with the black balls on each end, scrounged a junk 3/8 drive 1/2" socket. Cross drilled a 1/4" hole to match the hole the little rod had passed through. 1/4" bolt to mount and now I just grab a 3/8 ratchet. Ratchet feed...
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    02-02-2018, 09:53 AM
    I think the mercuric primers that caused brass enbrittlement were out of use by the 1920's.
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    02-02-2018, 09:47 AM
    Or live primers on take down cases��
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    02-01-2018, 10:46 PM
    Check before doing a major caliber change, some countries have laws that the only ammo you can have has to match the rifle you are using. No reaming out to a different caliber without making the engraving on the barrel match what goes in the chamber.
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    01-30-2018, 10:55 PM
    Drop the 0 out of the middle.......
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    01-29-2018, 10:22 PM
    And if you are loading cast, look at the belling powder funnel I mentioned above. Deprime/resize 1st station, prime/bell/drop powder second station, seat bullet station 3 and crimp/roll bell back in station 4 just like loading pistol straight wall...
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    01-28-2018, 10:04 AM
    There is also an alternative powder funnel from Dillon that will flair for 30-06 on the 550. I posted a question about powder funnel to flair 06 case and someone posted back about Dillon now offers one. Search for 30-06 and Dillon and you will...
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    01-26-2018, 10:30 AM
    I'll have to dig but I think there is a cordite to Reloder 15 conversion formula. Most of the original English doubles had a cordite/bullet load that they were regulated with stamped on the rifle. Multiple x by y and in theory you have a duplicate...
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    01-26-2018, 10:18 AM
    All good points, COL, neck tension/boolit pull consistency are important. Not rolling into a crimp groove which is hard on expensive brass and not having to be as fussy about case length on the other hand. Choices, choices.
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    01-25-2018, 11:08 PM
    Re-reading the posts in this thread and noticed you mentioned a crimp groove, gotta ask the question, why a crimp groove on boolits for a single shot?
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    01-25-2018, 10:47 PM
    Thanks, tough to find cast data for some of these African safari boomers. I load cast for a number of them, compiling as much data as I can get my hands on.
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    01-20-2018, 10:27 AM
    What is your cast boolit load, I've got the Noe 375 grain mold and always looking for load data that has worked for other people.
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    01-20-2018, 10:09 AM
    Cost of three boxes of decent factory ammo is more than a mold, sizer and 1000 gas checks. Makes it kind of hard not to set up to cast for it. I've got a NOE mold. If geezer memory will let me, I'll post what it is and the load. Loaded for light...
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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