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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    Hmmm... supposed to use copper wool.... whoops. They said chore boy and i got steel wool. Guess we grew up around different chore boy. Meh worked just fine though. I mostly use a bore snake.
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    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    I would like to give it a whirl also.
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Lets try this. It is my template and reference file. First tab is the extended Lee hardness chart. https://1drv.ms/x/s!AimSFPgvHa-5gqZJim5qP83_7gzfzA (This is the Excel File) https://1drv.ms/b/s!AimSFPgvHa-5gqZLsoe76EiGepF60Q (This is just a PDF...
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    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    I have a few different 9mm. Each one will chamber different level of crimp or seat. My compact and revolver have the tightest chambers. I just fiddle with the seat depth and crimp till the dummy round will chamber in all the guns. There are always a...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    08-18-2018, 08:52 PM
    Can not speak for that caliber. I shoot the 6.5 Grendel. Hornady and Gstor gas checks are super short for that cal. I dont have a problem. Not sure of paper patching in a gas gun. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    08-17-2018, 11:18 PM
    To make Grendel brass from 7.62X39 I just use my cast bullets and about 13g of 2400. Makes a nice plinking round for the kiddies to pop off for me.
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    08-17-2018, 11:01 PM
    CWW make the best shot. I can still make decent shot from RS though and pretty good shot from half CWW and RS. I am curious if you are mixing water with the coolant. If you are, then don't. Run to the dollar store and fill the coolant vat with...
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    08-17-2018, 02:18 PM
    There are extended Lee hardness charts you can google up. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    08-17-2018, 10:46 AM
    I have to cast pretty hot. How hot have you tried to cast with? My normal casting temp is ar 900 to 950 degrees F. I would confirm the zinc contamination before going that route. There are a lot of things that can can clog a pour spot. If i have...
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    08-17-2018, 07:52 AM
    Difference between proper English the American English. Same principle for color vs colour and Aluminium vs aluminum.
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    08-17-2018, 06:53 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Midway in Our Town
    They are my preferred E-commerce store. That is were i get most of my reloading tools and gun parts.
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    08-16-2018, 10:44 PM
    Holy thread revival. After 5 and half years is a long time to still be looking for something.:roll:
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    08-16-2018, 04:31 PM
    I will own up to owning one and 2 High Points. I will even own up to owning the Pink one. In my defense it is the wifes, but I shoot it more than her. I can easily drop steel plates it at 25 yards like I can with all my 9mm. I will say the trigger...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    08-16-2018, 12:11 PM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook: 115g cast bullet Red Dot 7-10g (1400-1747 fps) 151g cast bullet Red Dot 6.8-9g (1257-1481 fps) 170g Cast bullet Red Dot 6.5-8.5g (1159-1348 fps)
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    08-16-2018, 06:19 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Castor Oil in Cast Boolits
    I dont know about a case lube. I have used just about anything as case lube. JPW works great. Lanolin is normally the go to oil. Now bullet lube, castor oil is great for bullet lube.
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    08-15-2018, 10:46 PM
    At 20 bucks a pound around here i am going to have to try it. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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    08-15-2018, 09:17 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread A couple Forum Qs in Our Town
    You are posting so your membership is active. Those banners, like the navy one over mine are received by joining the Permission Groups.
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    08-15-2018, 12:38 AM
    Started experimenting with the Buffalo bore. Good results so far. If they came out with reloader 7 / 4198 alternative i would jump on it. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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    08-14-2018, 09:19 PM
    @@ that garage.... so much room for projects.... I live in an apartment so excuse my excitement. I designed my dream home with a 5 car garage that has a loft as my man cave for reloading.
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    08-14-2018, 09:17 PM
    I rolled the dice on the Lee C309-150-RF. It works great for me in a Mossberg 464 and no regrets.
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 09:16 PM
    You can order specialized sizes from leeprecision.com, but just expect a long wait time. I ordered a .275 for paper patching my .270 Win. Took a long while, like 6+ weeks. I couldn't find a size close to what I need to hone out. If I need a certain...
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    08-14-2018, 08:55 PM
    I have 5 different 9mm pistols. What I did was to slug them and compare all there bores. I chose to size to the biggest and went with .357 inches. Then I measured the chambers of them all used the shortets COL. Next was the crimp I started with...
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  • dimaprok's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 08:26 PM
    I'll take #4 lot. Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
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    08-14-2018, 04:14 PM
    @@ so much space and room. I would be too bussy napping in the floor. I can barely fit into my reloading room.
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    08-14-2018, 12:46 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread 6.5 MM woes in Cast Boolits
    You are right. I had to nose size the 6.5 RCBS bullets and the NOE 6.5 Grendel bullets to keep them from falling into the cases and chamber correctly. I was able to get the NOE 6.5 Grendel bullets to some what shoot, but it was a lot of work and...
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    08-14-2018, 12:15 AM
    I like CCI 22LR, and i use those for hunting. My 22 will blow out bulseyes at 50 yards with it if i do my part. For the kids i give them bulk what ever box i could find though the Federals do decent to make the kids happy enough. Federals are...
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    08-13-2018, 06:58 PM
    I feel that he should have pulled some bullets also. I have seen this discussed around. Hence not leaving your powder in the hopper. I would think that the powder has to be in contact with the bullet. So if he stored is ammo projectile up I don't...
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    08-13-2018, 04:18 PM
    http://www.adi-powders.com.au/powder-equivalents/ I trust that chart. Use it wisely and within reason. N130 is an equivalent of Reloader 7 and 4198. Note: An equivalent. Not an equal. So start low and work up. 6.5x55 is going to be a beast...
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    08-12-2018, 08:40 PM
    Second Ed Harris's the load. Basically figure out what you are doing with that load out. Light plinkers, far away plinkers, dead deers, or dead rabbits. Then use powders that allow you to achieve pressures that are the most efficient for your...
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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