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    09-14-2018, 10:51 AM
    #3 Blued SSK Contender 14" 45/70 pistol barrel, 6screw TSOB base, drilled and tapped for front sight (not included) another one I bought used and haven't fired, it is a used barrel with normal wear/handling marks, some blue wear at the muzzle and...
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    09-14-2018, 12:58 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    Nice cutter Bill, I have this set of collet blocks, but have not used it yet making reamers. https://www.ebay.com/i/112194207638?chn=ps And a set of 5C collets
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 11:42 AM
    I'll take em. PM headed your way. Shelly
    1 replies | 173 view(s)
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    09-06-2018, 09:41 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    I have been moving to the same goal. It seems like the numbers are fuzzy. Starting with O-1 tool steel, you turn to say .308. With heat treating that diameter may change, pretty much have to try, and see what happens. So far I have built a radius...
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    09-02-2018, 07:25 PM
    A forum member PMed for more info. From sandbags it will shoot 1 1/2 -2 1/2 inches at 50 yards. with home made 185 grain jacketed bullets formed from 9mm cases. The bullets are formed in a .223 rem resizing die. then sized back down to .358 in a...
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    09-02-2018, 08:41 AM
    Followed this thread for 8 years now. Voted yes today, bought a 77-357 several years ago. Yep it was pricey, sucks as a bench gun. When .22 long rifle was hard to get, this was my solution. A wonderful rifle for walking around making quick...
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    08-31-2018, 09:17 AM
    These molds will be a great asset to the air gun industry. Suddenly a 30 cal springer could be in my future. I would pay handsomely for a 30 cal rifle incorporating mechanical recoil cancellation. Right now, a 22 caliber hunter mold would make...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 07:42 AM
    If FISH4BUGS doesn't take it I will. Shelly
    3 replies | 346 view(s)
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    08-25-2018, 08:50 AM
    Most bullet sizing dies have an ejector pin on the end opposite where the bullet would go in. When you push a bullet into a die with enough force to change it's shape, it takes some push to overcome friction and vacuum to get the bullet back out of...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-24-2018, 01:01 PM
    emailed Sunday, no answer by phone yesterday, left voicemail this morning. Must be busy. Hoping someone here has the same machine.
    2 replies | 400 view(s)
  • clodhopper's Avatar
    08-23-2018, 11:40 PM
    Letting the temporary forge and the steel cool slowly gets the good anneal. Camping is a good guise for hanging around long enough for your project to cool.
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    08-23-2018, 01:33 PM
    shell70634 replied to a thread Bullet Master in Casting Equipment
    skeettx, was never an 89D. In my day it was 55D. We were detachments of 11 to 14 and did just as much as companies of 89D's. at least that's what I tell the current troops. shelly
    5 replies | 353 view(s)
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    08-23-2018, 01:13 PM
    I've acquired an older ammoload machine, I think it's a MK3. Starting to dismantle for deep cleaning. Does anyone have parts diagrams, schematics, or operating manuals for it? I used to own a Camdex so i'm familiar with this type machine, but...
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    08-22-2018, 09:38 AM
    Taffer, somewhere you mentioned needing to set up a temporary forge. Maybe go camping. Take a couple bags of charcoal, some fire brick to make natural aspirated forge in the fire pit. Put the steel you want to anneal in a "pipe bomb" keep adding...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-21-2018, 08:29 PM
    Yup, found em on ebay. Ordered a set. I'll get copies made to work from. I learned not to allow the originals in the shop. I spill lotsa coffee. I've heard about the castings but this project is more of a personal challenge. I've got a good...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-21-2018, 06:47 PM
    Nevermind Oldred. Had someone help me shop and found it. Guess I don't shop enuff on the computer
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    08-21-2018, 06:40 PM
    Oldred, Looked on ebay and found a bunch of posters and art. Can you get more specific so my search would be narrower? Or could I buy a copy from you. Shelly
    33 replies | 1554 view(s)
  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-20-2018, 08:44 PM
    Got it!!! It's a ducks unlimited version SN: 100609XX Fixin to order safety delete plug.
    18 replies | 860 view(s)
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    08-20-2018, 08:46 AM
    I'll take SINGLE CAVITY LYMAN # 257420. 25 CAL, 65 GRAIN, GAS CHECK,FLAT NOSE. NO HANDLES. PM to follow
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 10:31 PM
    mattw, the star 310 has 6 pairs of holes and is sold
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 06:01 PM
    Picked up a bullet master 2400 MK3 this weekend. Appears to be complete, just in need of TLC. Came with an incomplete spare for parts. Another project.
    5 replies | 353 view(s)
  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 05:18 PM
    cwlongshot: thanx for the offer, have the mold on the way.
    18 replies | 860 view(s)
  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 05:04 PM
    1. Star .429 $35.00 shipped SOLD 2. Star .430 $35.00 shipped SOLD 3. Star .356 $35.00 shipped SOLD 4. Star .310 (surface rust on top. bore good) $35.00 shipped SOLD
    7 replies | 399 view(s)
  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 04:34 PM
    The motor has a connecting rod that goes to the upper portion and moves it back and forth length wise about an inch. Haven't fired it up yet. I initially thought a sorter but the slats are all equal distance apart.
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    08-19-2018, 01:58 PM
    I was given some reloading equipment and this was part of the haul. I have figured out how it works but not how it's used. I think it aligns cases all in one direction but I'm not sure. I'm sure someone on this forum will recognize it. Google...
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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