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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Ejector is likely not welded but rather locktit or some other similar means kept in place. If you want to take the ejector out put a soldering iron on the ejector so it heats up and breaks the adhesive to see if the ejector will come out.
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    04-19-2017, 09:34 AM
    RobS replied to a poll Do you cut your own hair? in Our Town
    I cut mine, wife and the kids. Saves a ton of money I that is better spent on things such as primers, powder, molds etc. :)
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    04-16-2017, 01:18 AM
    RobS replied to a thread Unequal in Canister & Surplus Powder
    I looked into the new IMR line. Unequal looks promising and I'm also interested in the Blue too for magnum handgun loads.
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    04-16-2017, 01:07 AM
    RobS replied to a thread Boolit Skid? in Cast Boolits
    When did you reload your boolits. It takes time to age harden so reloading too soon can create a situation where the boolit is swage down in the case upon seating.
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    04-14-2017, 12:51 PM
    RobS replied to a thread OH My! in Molds...Maintenance and Design
    Enjoy the pleasures of working with a quality mold! If you have a hotplate do a few heat cycles with the mold as I've found this helps with new HP molds.
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    04-13-2017, 07:20 PM
    The problem with reloading to the end of the cylinder throat is if there is any boolit jump from previous rounds being fired the yet unfired boolit could migrate forward far enough to protrude from the front of the cylinder throat(s), preventing...
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    04-13-2017, 07:11 PM
    I also measured the boolit from a RCBS 45-270-SAA and I will agree the nose on it is .370-.375" 1.285" . 375" RCBS 45-270-SAA 1.660" COAL
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    04-13-2017, 07:02 PM
    The RCBS 255 has a longer nose than the Lyman 452424/Ideal 454424. It has a .380 nose length, I just measured a sample from the RCBS mold I use to own. I also measured a group buy 454424 copy that IIRC 45 2.1 designed and the nose on this 255...
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    04-12-2017, 10:13 PM
    Thumbs up...........Glad you were able to bring home the 1911's you spent time researching about a while back. Let us know how they do.
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    04-12-2017, 09:22 PM
    The cylinders are completely different. Less meat between the cylinders and shorter as well. The smaller frame Ruger 45's will not take the Ruger ONLY loads of 32K or at least I wouldn't go there.
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    04-12-2017, 12:01 PM
    If you are wanting to go with the Keith Style design SWC then possibly the Lyman/Ideal 452423/454423 which would be very similar to:
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    04-12-2017, 11:48 AM
    I have a New Model Flat Top convertible (45acp/45colt) and the 5 degree cone that Ruger puts on their barrels I found that a LFN style design has always performed with multiple powders and powder charges; very forgiving. I've had a few...
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    04-09-2017, 10:50 AM
    You were use to iron molds and when moving from mold to mold each has their own way to cast. I don't know what the deal was with the Lee mold however not all aluminum molds are the same. Regards to the Lyman mold, members here will say you need to...
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    04-05-2017, 08:47 AM
    AA4100 is Ramshot Enforcer, the same powder. I have used this powder quite a bit in magnum revolver work. In handgun loads it is slower than AA#9 but faster than H110/Winchester 296.
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    04-04-2017, 11:31 PM
    Before this site and before I knew much of anything about casting I started out with a Lee double cavity mold. Let me tell you knowledge goes a long way to helping ease the frustration levels of casting. Many, many years ago I threw my second Lee...
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    03-29-2017, 09:15 PM
    RobS replied to a thread Which .45 ACP boolit in Cast Boolits
    Of the Lee SWC's in 45 acp the traditional lube groove SWC is better designed to meet the needs for the longer COAL that most 1911's require for proper function. The tumble lube 200 grain SWC that Lee has is short and stubby. The TC design is...
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    03-29-2017, 08:57 PM
    You can buy one right out or build one yourself. I used an old computer power supply box and then from a reputable ebay seller purchased the thermocoupler, PID, SSR and heat sink. I purchased a short 14 guage extension cord and and some wire...
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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