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    Today, 10:03 AM
    Is the ridge far enough that you could crimp over it?
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    Today, 09:52 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Steel Beer Cans in Gas Checks
    I’m in France and the beer is a German economy brand of strong beer. Half a liter of 7.9 %. Actually it came from the same chain store as Andrew375 in the Uk. I would worry about the steel wearing the bore if used as a gas check. The can looks...
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    12-10-2019, 10:10 PM
    Pedersoli has a good reputation. I’ve been looking for over a year now and I’m getting ready to buy one of their Sharps replicas.
    5 replies | 368 view(s)
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    12-10-2019, 10:01 PM
    GregLaROCHE started a thread Steel Beer Cans in Gas Checks
    This is just a heads up for those making their own gas checks from aluminum beverage cans. For years Iíve been drinking a brand of beer and always assumed the cans were aluminum. They have the same shape and thickness as aluminum cans, but one day...
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    12-10-2019, 09:33 PM
    I’ve heard of people drilling a hole in a soup ladle and using it to pour into moulds. Can’t say I’ve ever tried it, however a stainless soup ladle works fine for me for casting two pound ingots. (No holes drilled in it)
    13 replies | 505 view(s)
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    12-10-2019, 09:21 PM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread flux in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I first flux with sawdust, but no wax. I flux again in the casting pot with sawdust and bee’s wax. If I don’t have any dry sawdust around, I have been known to use Quaker Oats. I used to spend a lot of time fluxing ingots, but not as much now to...
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    12-10-2019, 08:46 PM
    I’m nostalgic and would keep the original barrel, as long as there’s nothing wrong with it. I’m sure you could get set up with whatever you need to reload for it for less cost than rebarreling. I regard that type of project of the fun of the hobby.
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    12-10-2019, 04:53 AM
    What makes the Harrells better? Closer tolerances or something else?
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    12-10-2019, 04:32 AM
    GregLaROCHE replied to a thread Line Cannon in Muzzleloading.
    I used to shoot tennis balls from one on a tall ship I crewed on. The fuze on the outside of the tennis ball would catch on fire. Once it melted a nice round hole through the Dacron sail of another boat. If you shoot it anywhere the is a risk of...
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    11-13-2019, 11:18 PM
    You may want to look into NOE’s expanders in the future. They aren’t expensive and will fit in the Lee expander tool. They give you more options on how the case is expanded.
    48 replies | 2208 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