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    03-26-2020, 12:43 PM
    I have, and use a Lee autodisk. I have found it to be one of the most consistent powder measures that I have for loading pistol cartridges. Of course that depends on the powder you are using we all know that extruded powders don’t meter very well....
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    03-24-2020, 07:10 PM
    Well if this an End of the world extinction level event at least I know my hands and my butt will be clean! You know kind of like when you were a kid and your mother told you to make sure you had clean underwear on in case you got run over by a...
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    03-24-2020, 07:07 PM
    Yeah but I don’t have anything better to do so I just start over again
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    03-24-2020, 12:49 PM
    Me? I sit around and count all my rolls of tp, and bottles of hand sanitizer:kidding:
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    03-24-2020, 03:39 AM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Preheating mold in Cast Boolits
    Walmart cheep hot plate with an old circular saw blade on the coils. I don’t know what kind you are using but it must not be working right. I put 3 or 4 molds on mine, set it on 3 or 4 ( about the middle temperature) and my molds heat up long before...
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    03-24-2020, 01:35 AM
    I cast multiple bullet profiles for the same caliber. I currently have two lube Sizer’s but only one size or die for each caliber I cast I am currently looking for an additional .356, .363 or .364,.225,and .309. That way I can set up both sizers...
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    03-12-2020, 12:19 AM
    Tazlaw Leave the sprue plate open. You’re making Ingots now not bullets to be shot.
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    03-10-2020, 04:39 PM
    I would suggest disassembly wash it with dishwashing soap and water once it’s dry go over it with alcohol see if it makes a difference I doubt very much it’s wore out. I have issues over the years with you and the flow and usually fine if it’s...
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    03-09-2020, 09:07 PM
    Well I have one and the instructions says not to use for canning. If you want to use it use it your choice
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    03-09-2020, 08:03 PM
    The short answer is no. it is not meant for canning. As a matter of fact it explicitly states to not use for canning in the instructions.
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    03-08-2020, 10:27 PM
    Easy. Sort and clean your wheel weights remove anything other than the wheel weights. Smelts on a breezy day. Use a little wax and sawdust for flux. Little bit of practice it smell any worse than a bad barbecue. I do it all the time
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    03-08-2020, 09:15 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Varget powder? in Cast Boolits
    There is the joker here in Virginia that has 1 pound jugs of Varget listed on a local website for selling firearms. The Post Reads something like this “1 pound of Varget $50 if you don’t like it don’t buy it don’t call me and try and bargain it...
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    03-04-2020, 06:40 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Lubesizer heaters in Boolit Lube !
    Mold heaters on flea bay for about $3 and a piece of scrap aluminum. Drill a hole for the heater and mount under the lube sizer. You’re out of the whole thing for under 10 bucks and it looks and works just like the Lyman Hester that cost 50...
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    03-04-2020, 10:42 AM
    Not sure if this is the right spot to post this but I’ll give it a try mods can move it if they’d like. I’d like to give a really big thank you to “pressman”. I recently acquired a lyman True line Junior. I plan on setting it up for 38 special. ...
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    03-02-2020, 11:26 AM
    Trapper44shooter were in va are you? I also live in va. If your close to me maybe we can get together and I could teach ya the tricks of the trade. Send me a pm Ray
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    03-01-2020, 02:59 AM
    + one trapper
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    03-01-2020, 02:57 AM
    All 9 mm Luger rounds are tapered. Once if’s fired the wall is straight. That’s why when you make 9 mm Makarov (9x18) from 9 mm Luger(9x19) the brass has to be fireformed. 9 mm Luger is tapered 9 mm Makarov is straight Walled. So once it’s fired 9...
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    03-01-2020, 02:39 AM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Lee liquid Alox dip in Cast Boolits
    I size and lube my Boolets in advance of loading and store them in a coffee can. When I started using Ben red for lube I found out it’s soft and when stored loose in a coffee can the lube gets a out of the lube grooves and all over everything....
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    02-29-2020, 03:51 AM
    Pm sent
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    02-27-2020, 06:29 PM
    Ooh, I want one! Like Texas by God posted I’d be glad to test it for you. After all you want to make sure it works don’t you
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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