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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    John Ross is a honest and generous guy. If anyone knows if his health has taken a turn for the worst, please post in this thread. The owner of this website (No_1) has given permission to leave this thread open to the entire forum.
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Finally mailed both boxes today.
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Missing in Our Town
    Thanks for posting that link, I see it is clearly copyrighted. when I made my post, I was considering a GB or something on those lines.
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Add more tin. Before you ask how much tin to add, even if you stated what mold manufacturer and what weight you are getting now with straight COWW, I still wouldn't have an answer for you. What I'd do is start by adding 1% tin, then cast some. ...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    If a lead alloy is ingotized by someone not-in-the-biz and doesn't have test data to show what it is, then it is scrap Lead. If you have clues as to what the alloy is and you can confirm your hunch with pencils, then it's worth a bit more than...
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    Yesterday, 12:00 AM
    If you ask 100 lube makers, you will get 100 recipe variations. 666+1 is just the Old NRA formula with a bit of soap to raise the melt temp to work better in heat. BP: Some will use petroleum ingredients in their lube, maybe give 666+1 a try...
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    06-18-2019, 11:41 PM
    In 2015, I sold a custom T-38 rifle in 6.5x257R at went real cheap. I missed it so bad, I found the buyer a year later and bought it wasn't real cheap to buy back. There is lots more to this story...but this is all I'm...
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    06-18-2019, 11:36 PM
    I agree with those that stated you need a shorter OAL. I always make some dummy rounds when I'm loading ammo for a new gun. I will cycle the dummy rounds many times.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 11:15 AM
    Reloading press Adaptor die for Lyman/RCBS sizing dies: I recall someone using the die body of a Lee collect style may need to be reamed/honed out a bit? you'd still want some longer punches. I would have investigated this farther,...
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    06-18-2019, 11:05 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Missing in Our Town
    do ya suppose that is copyrighted? That sure would make an excellent paper poster...or set of posters if there is too much content for one poster.
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    06-17-2019, 10:18 AM
    Now this is a neat idea...I'm gonna have to steal it
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    06-17-2019, 10:11 AM
    Computer Printer: I believe most all public libraries have computers with internet access, and they surely have printers connected. I use the local public library for my printing needs (20 per page), because my needs don't rise to the level of...
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    06-15-2019, 08:07 AM
    New gun? While it could be a extractor (a common problem with Marlins), I had an issue with one where the barrel shank's extractor seat wasn't completely machined causing that issue. ...
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    06-13-2019, 05:23 PM
    Aunegl, maybe I'm missing something? but how much is one part in reference to 1oz ?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-13-2019, 11:51 AM
    Patrick, Welcome to the forum. Shuz gave you some great advice...I have done that exact thing, ordering a inexpensive Lee 2 cav mold, just to try out a style to see if the gun likes it. I like the Lee 429-200-RF for Levergun...that'd be the...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 10:46 AM
    I moved your thread to a more appropriate section. For revolver (one gun?), I set the OAL for the gun's throats, then work up a load. For semi-auto, plunk test for OAL, then work up a load.
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    06-11-2019, 12:59 PM
    My recommendation would be to Size first, then pan lube...much less messy. Also, I would lube the die with the same lube as in the pan, which can be easily done by running a prelubed boolit through the die every ten boolits or so.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 12:40 PM
    The TL430-240 SWC Lee mold should drop a boolit measuring .430 Maybe your mold is undersized? Lee had lots of issues with molds made before 2013. If your mold is a newer style (post-2013), I...
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    06-11-2019, 12:01 PM
    Alox is a lube ingredient that is known to create smoke, possibly more than any other ingredient. More alox = more smoke. Have you tried applying LLA using RanchDog's "dip" method? It's a bit entailed, a quick search should yield a pictorial...
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    06-10-2019, 10:36 AM
    I started casting when #4 came out, it was such a great resource for me. Later on, I was given #3 by a generous member here. I was happy to see many different powders in the Data section...also a great help.
    31 replies | 967 view(s)
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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