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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    I did not really get into pistols period until I was pushing 60. And at that it took me a while to get hooked on revolvers. But it happened. Started with a 22 + yr old Heritage Rough Rider switch cylinder in .22lr and .22mag. I just never could...
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    Yesterday, 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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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    You know Kydex is not hard to work with. A few sheets of Kydex, a harbor freight heat gun, some double cap rivets or small grommets. (I prefer grommets) Use a pad made from an old towel folded to appropriate size for the bottom. Another for...
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    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    That is my vote also. I had 2 9mm's keyholing badly with the Lee .356 124. I feed both with those .358 125 rnfp as cast. No sizing. Alloy is roughly 50% COWW and 50% range scrap or soft lead with 1% tin/pewter added. They come out .359-.3595...
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    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    My favorite is the Lee .312 185 gr gas check. Size to suit your barrel. Second favorite is the little .314 90 gr tumble lubed Truncated Cone by lee. This is an awesome plinking or small game round. Over 4-5 grains of Red Dot it is quiet, and...
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    Yesterday, 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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    08-14-2018, 09:16 PM
    You can order specialized sizes from, 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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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 08:35 PM
    I'll take #3 RCBS Universal hand primer, even with a part missing. PM to follow.
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    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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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 09:23 AM
    Fed Auto Match for the pair of 22/45's as said above they eat that stuff up. I did buy 2,000 rounds of CCI Mini Mags for the rifle. And a thousand rounds of .22mag for the Heritage Rough Rider. Pretty good stash on hand. Never had a...
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    08-14-2018, 09:19 AM
    Your on the couch, out of the bed, out of the picture, STAY THERE! Don't move. Do Not go, do not load water, do not hook up trailer. Lock it up and leave it sit. Sell camper or keep is your call. To stop enabling, just stop. Only takes...
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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, 08:51 PM
    The flip side of that coin is being able to load for your .410 in a SHTF situation. I personally prefer the magtech 2.5" brass hulls. But finding data for smokeless powder takes some real google-fu. Not to say it can't be done, just not easy. ...
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    08-13-2018, 08:40 PM
    IMO there are no bad calibers, some are just more interesting than others. Some may be more difficult to get to work with a particular combination. But thus far I have found no caliber that could not be accurate with a little time and load...
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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 I trust that chart. Use it wisely and within reason. N130 is an equivalent of Reloader 7 and 4198. Not: An equivalent. Not an equal. So start low and work up. 6.5x55 is going to be a beast...
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    08-13-2018, 08:49 AM
    I was just getting back into shooting when I ran across "the load" I had pulled the trigger on a Mosin Nagant factory round and did not much enjoy the experience. Was trying IMR 4895 when I ran across the load, and shortly after found my first...
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    08-12-2018, 09:20 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dexron in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    You know you don't have to make ed's red. You can use straight dextron. Works great for leading, cleaning and lubricating revolvers, just about anything you can imagine. Little Dextron on a q-tip or patch and go to town.
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    08-12-2018, 09:19 PM
    I broke a depriming pin on a 7.62x54r Lee die. Berdan case of course, learned that lesson. Was browsing through the lee precision site looking for a reasonable way around it. Came across the depriming die body and replacement pins at the...
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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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    08-12-2018, 07:11 PM
    I have been watching those videos for a while. Glad you got production up and running.
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
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Active duty. I love to hunt and fish. Got into reloading due to cost. Now I cast and reload for the since of accomplishment and awe.
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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