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    Today, 09:48 PM
    I have a CZ52 and a tok and both require neck turning or reaming to thin the necks so I can use cast boolits large enough to fit the bores. I have a mini lathe so outside turning is my choice but either way works. I have made cases from both 38 spl...
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    Today, 09:34 PM
    Yeah, if you are having to put all you weight on the handle to size a boolit there is something wrong. Dry boolits add a lot of drag. A bit of one of the sizing waxes would help a bunch and probably wouldn't hurt to have that bit of lube on the PC...
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    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    If Starline is making 32/20 brass they can make 25/20 with few mods to equipment. Also, they used to make 25/20 so probably already have the tools to make more.
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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    So, if most of the primers are going to making ammo, where is the ammo? Our local Cabela's ( 65 miles away) hasn't had any handgun ammo for a couple of months. No slugs or buckshot for your scatter gun either but you can still find shotgun primers...
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    10-29-2020, 10:17 PM
    What is the difference between the o Super and the Super o. I just picked up an O Super a few days ago. It has two shell holders and an adapter to use rcbs type shell holders. Also are two Herters die sets that are a bit different. There is one set...
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    10-29-2020, 08:16 PM
    I have been there so I do know what you are going through and am so sorry for you and your family. Time helps but nothing fixes this and all you can do is help your family get through the loss.
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    10-28-2020, 09:18 PM
    I have enough supplies to last the rest of my life and then some because I was caught short on primers once 40 + years ago and decided it wasn't going to happen again. I have acquired quite a bit of components and ammo I don't use or have a bunch...
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    10-28-2020, 02:33 AM
    I would like to see them make a bore rider nose big enough to ride in the bore and the rest of their molds cast larger as it's easier to size them down than to bump them up.
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    10-27-2020, 09:02 PM
    You would think people would have sense enough to at least look up the price of what they are bidding on before paying 5 or 6 times what a new item would cost. But, ebay constantly proves me wrong.
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    10-25-2020, 10:29 PM
    I use an old Swag-o-Matic to swag boolits up to what ever size I need. It swags the whole boolit to what ever shape and size you can make dies for. I start with a sized lubed boolit and the lube grooves remain.
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    10-25-2020, 04:26 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread simple swaging in Swaging
    I picked up a Swag-o-Matic with several die sets and do a lot of reshaping cast boolits into different sizes and shapes. I also have a HF mini lathe and dies are easy to make for the swag-o-matic in about any size I want.
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    10-21-2020, 11:25 PM
    I too don't lube the cutter on the lee trimmer. I probably haven't trimmed more than 3 or 4 thousand cases, but I'm still on the first cutter and it's still cutting well. I do put just a bit of unique case lube on the end of the pin that controls...
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    10-21-2020, 11:53 AM
    I'm not familiar with logan lathes. Do they use roller bearings in the head stock? If so, good, if it has babbit bearings you need to check for play in the head stock bearings as rebabbiting is expensive. The small bore size can be worked around for...
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    10-21-2020, 11:36 AM
    I use the lee trimmers in my mini lathe. The case holder goes in the head stock chuck and the cutter goes in the tail stock chuck. I lube the tip of the cutter depth shaft every 10 or 15 cases to prevent wear. I don't lock the tail stock and just...
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    10-21-2020, 11:08 AM
    If you have a lathe, the handles could be used for about any press and the rods are round stock for any number of projects. The nuts in the plates could be made to fit other presses if 7/8x14 inside.
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    10-20-2020, 10:35 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread simple swaging in Swaging
    I swag cast boolits to reform them to a different shape and to uniform them with very crisp bases. I lube them first to maintain lube grooves.
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    10-17-2020, 11:20 AM
    I use a walnut shell from a pet store called lizard litter. It's fine enough to flow out of a 223 and doesn't pack in the primer pockets. I get a few that stick in the flash hole but they go away during resizing. I use a lee decapper before...
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    10-16-2020, 01:27 PM
    Well tonto, after you have made a couple thousand from 38spl, you may understand why folks are recommending buying rather than making 7.62x25. Many of us have better things to do than spend several hours making a hundred cases when they can be...
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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
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