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    02-20-2020, 08:19 PM
    What an idiot!
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    02-20-2020, 03:45 PM
    I recently completed One of the best, mutually beneficial, transaction that Iíve ever been involved in on swapping and selling! It went so well but I thought Iíd share my experience with my fellow forum members. A couple weeks back I was on an...
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    02-19-2020, 12:28 AM
    I’m not sure about the auto drum but the Lee autodisk is definitely case activated. It is designed to mount atop a Lee powder through die. To my knowledge there is no kit or parts available to convert an autodisk to a manualy operated powder...
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    02-14-2020, 04:40 PM
    I apologize if this has already been covered. In answer to your question you can certainly run the Boolets through the right size dies and re-lube. You can use either Lyman or RCBS sizer dies in your 450 lube/sizer. I have had the same problem with...
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    02-13-2020, 09:59 PM
    I load a lot of 9x18 for my polish p64 and my Bulgarian Makarov. I always use a Lee factory crimp die. By the way if you’d like to know how to make 9x18 brass out of 9 x 19 (9mm Luger) send me a pm
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    02-13-2020, 09:19 PM
    I would not shy away from a $45 broken cast iron pot, I WOULD RUN! Fast and far. As dapaki posted welding cast iron it’s definitely not for an inexperienced welder! And I certainly would not pay $45 for a broken cast-iron pot ! I have welded...
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    02-11-2020, 01:40 PM
    I have a set rcbs handles that we’re giving me a lot of grief. The center pivot not constantly loosened up they didn’t close properly just a horror story in general to use. Anyway long story short just for Hahaas I had a brand new set of the...
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    02-11-2020, 01:23 PM
    Not familiar with NOE molds but I would check the alignment pins, remove them and check and make sure There are no raised areas around the alignment pin holes. Iíve had that issue with several secondhand Lyman and rcbs molds. It doesnít take much to...
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    02-10-2020, 09:00 PM
    So dose the unflow. I trickle all rifle loads when using extruded powder.
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    02-10-2020, 07:38 PM
    I’ve killed a bunch when I lived Florida. I certainly would not eat one! Especially considering it’s one of the few animals besides man that can be a carrier for leprosy!!
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    02-09-2020, 05:55 PM
    Better than just sitting it with mineral spirits search out Ben’s liquid lube! It’s alox, Johnson’s or LudeMarks liquid wax (proly spelled ludemark wrong cause I didn’t look it up), and mineral spirits. I don’t have the percentages can’t remember...
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    02-09-2020, 04:31 PM
    Citric acid works great. Iíve even used lemon juice in a pinch not as good but it does work. Just make sure you donít grab the citrus acid that used for making jellies, it has gelatin in it!!!! Not a good thing donít ask how I know:roll:
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    02-06-2020, 09:40 PM
    They are lube heaters
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    02-06-2020, 08:05 PM
    I had A perfect powder measure and hated it. It leaked,I couldnít get consistent throws, And if I did get a consistent thorough it didnít seem to last. I switch to an auto disk for my pistol loads and either a rcbs uniflow or A Lyman 55 for all my...
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    02-04-2020, 10:26 PM
    I was A collision repair man for many years, many years ago! I’ve had to r&r many dashboards over the years. My advice to someone attempting this with no experience is to get someone else to do it! It is not a job for the faint of heart. In fact...
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    02-04-2020, 09:17 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread corn planter in Our Town
    I plant for me if it draws certain animals in closer, it kinda make em easier to hunt. PETA people eating tasty animals [smilie=l:
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    02-04-2020, 08:52 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread PSA 20" HBAR upper in Military Rifles
    1:7 will handle a Boolets heavier than 62 grn. I shoot them out of my 1:8 without any problems. Don’t forget the old A1’s and A2’s had a 1:12 twist. 55grn was about it for them
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    02-04-2020, 08:44 PM
    Looks good! I donít have that problem I cast outdoors. But where I am at in Virginiaís rarely dips below 30į, and if it does itís only for a day or two. I have more of a problem with rain. Especially since I canít seem to get the wife to agree to...
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    02-04-2020, 08:36 PM
    I’ve been reloading since the 80’s and I’ve never trimmed pistol brass
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    02-04-2020, 03:38 PM
    Ok noooow I see what your talking about, after watching John Bís video he posted. The easiest fixed I can see is do exactly what was done in the video mount to press on a piece of three-quarter inch plywood or if you concerned mounted on two pieces...
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    02-04-2020, 01:42 PM
    I have A Lee classic cast turret it mounts to the edge of the bench so that the linkage and the primer tube overhang the bench. No problem, unless you want to mount your press further back on the bench then you must raise it up. I don’t know which...
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    02-03-2020, 08:04 PM
    I’ll take the k-bar hands down. I’ve had experience with both and you see my choice
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    02-03-2020, 11:47 AM
    poppy42 replied to a thread WTB wtt in Swappin & Sellin
    Bump to da top
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    02-02-2020, 03:30 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread WTB wtt in Swappin & Sellin
    Pm sent. No reply as of yet.
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    02-02-2020, 01:42 PM
    Unique! One of, if not the most versatile powders. Also, by the way, one of oldest smokeless powders! It’s origins and formula go back to the late 1800s. Just a little bit of useless trivia
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    02-02-2020, 03:38 AM
    Thank you +1 ! I was hoping someone else would say it. Every time I say what you said I get told I donít know what Iím talking about. Never been a case were someone was charged simply because they used reloads to my knowledge. Every time I...
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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