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    Today, 12:08 AM
    Check clearance between the extractor and the bolt face to make sure there is enough room for the cartridge head to slide up easily. Check the back of the extractor for burrs and polish off any roughness. With the gun loaded, pull the slide to the...
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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Bonanza Co Ax in Reloading Equipment
    Grinding out 20 some shell holders from 1/4" to 5/16" is not my idea of fun. I do have a lathe and a small tool post grinder but it was much easier to make two holders for rcbs primer punches plus if I modified my shell holders, I would have to get...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Bonanza Co Ax in Reloading Equipment
    Yeah, the Bonanza coax uses primer punches that measure .309 OD and I believe the shell holder would have an id of .312. RCBS uses .250 for id on their shell holders. I consider my presses to be giant bench priming tools and bench space is to...
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    11-15-2019, 03:41 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Bonanza Co Ax in Reloading Equipment
    Mine is a very early press and if what I read it may have came made for snap in shellholders. As I use about 20 different shell holders, I didn't think I would be able to find all that I would need. The shell holders for this press would need to be...
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    11-14-2019, 12:27 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Bonanza Co Ax in Reloading Equipment
    Apparently I'm missing one of the two sets of shell holder plates used for resizing and bullet seating but for priming mine has a plate at the top of the press that a std shell holder fits. The problem is the primer installation punches that fit the...
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    11-14-2019, 02:29 AM
    I just bought an old Bonanza Co Ax that seems to be all there and in good shape except for the priming system. It has a plate on top that holds a std shell holder but the primer posts are too big to fit through the hole in a std shellholder. Do they...
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    11-13-2019, 03:45 AM
    It's too late, I already have dies with no gun "yet", more powder throwers, scales, presses and other loading equipment than makes any sense. Today I picked up the Bonanza CO AX from the auction place that came with two scales, two powder measures...
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    11-12-2019, 12:36 AM
    I like a lot of the older loading tools and have picked up a few presses just because they were cheap and vintage. I found 2 of the TL jrs for $10 each at a Restore Store. Also picked up several partial dies sets but not sure if I have a complete...
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    11-09-2019, 02:53 PM
    45-70 Chevroner replied to a thread Marvelux? in Cast Boolits
    Ditto! I have a container that I've been using for a very many years. It only takes a pinch with three fingers and it has worked very well. That crud on your stirring spoon tells you that it is working like it should. As for rusting out a pot I can...
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    11-04-2019, 11:20 AM
    Walmart sells almost the same gun for $99 in 12, 20 or 410 called the Hatfield. The main difference I can see is the Hatfield has a rib and the trigger guard slides to the rear as an opening lever. I bought a 20 and a 410 and am considering another...
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    10-31-2019, 01:32 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread 28 ga slugs in Casting for Shotguns
    I have been using 28ga wads with a .490 ball in my 54 cal muzzle loader. I pack a bunch of lube in the center part of the wad and keep a few ready to go. It makes for a fairly fast reload and accuracy is good. I would think it would work well in a...
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    10-23-2019, 12:06 PM
    I have several but only 1 bolt gun. A Savage 25 in 25/20. I also have a TC contender carbine in 223, Savage 219 in 22H, H&R in 22KH, M92 Win in 32/20, a M92 Puma in 454 Casull and my favorite a M92 Win in 25/20. I have had a few 22Mags but the ammo...
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    10-23-2019, 01:44 AM
    Fish4bugs I have been on the lookout for 25/20 since I bought a 92 Win in 25/20 several years ago. I have managed to get 5 or 6 hundred but they seem to have completely dried up in the last couple of years. I would get another 500 if Starline...
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    10-20-2019, 01:56 AM
    I'm surprised they don't make 25/20. Lots of folks seem to be looking for it and they already make 32/20 on occasion. Shouldn't take much to change over. And they used to make 25/20.
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60 yr old jack of all trades mechanic,weldor machainst married with 2 boys
Eureka MT
Hunting, fishing, shooting, reloading, casting boolits repairing broken things, woodworking, campin
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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