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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 11:42 PM
    140 pieces, clean reloadable range pick up various headstamps. Shipped anywhere a flat rate box goes cheap $30. No Pay Pal.
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    10-17-2017, 07:26 AM
    I haven't made any die yet, but wonder if you heated the opening end first. The bullets might shoot okay.
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    10-15-2017, 11:41 AM
    What sort of projectile are you hoping to swage? I have been fooling around the fringe of making swage dies but only made a few punches and modified some reloading dies so far. My goal is to feed a .25 marauder. D-Rig is swaging .25 cal...
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    10-15-2017, 11:31 AM
    Bozeman MT. is fast becoming the type of place you wish to escape.
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    10-11-2017, 08:02 AM
    I'm noticing the white residue too, going to get some pain ole citric acid and hope to skip the contamination in lemishine.
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    10-11-2017, 07:55 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Deer in Swaging
    Nice mulie Lamar, big enough to warrant the drag. Are you thinking about a winch on top of a headache rack to help load? Or maybe that mythical hunting spot where you hunt on such steep ground that they just fall in the back of the truck.
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    10-10-2017, 07:42 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread 308 bullets in Swappin & Sellin
    PM sent to Dogmower.
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    10-09-2017, 08:51 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread 308 bullets in Swappin & Sellin
    I have about 266 hornady #1522 86 grain .308 soft point round nose. If you live in the US, I will put them in a small flat rate box, and ship them for 50 dollars. US postal money order.
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    10-07-2017, 11:55 AM
    This is a solution for the same problem when it happened to me. Remington 700 classic 35 Whelen. Firing pin strike shoving the case forward, the problem gets worse on successive firings until the firing pin can't reach the primer. Unfortunately my...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    10-05-2017, 02:29 PM
    Took it completely apart, cleaned, re-adjusted everything. Checked 15 powder dumps with IMR 4064. All within .1 grains. The only thing I noticed was I wast at the end of my powder charge bar adjustment with my last load. Found a couple other...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    10-03-2017, 06:02 PM
    I have 21 once fired (I think) 270 Weatherby brass and now own a 240 Weatherby Mk V.
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    09-29-2017, 09:41 PM
    Every thing Mustang says is true. But also, die diameter.............................................,.224 Brass wall thickness .008-.010 doubled for both sides -.020 Maximum punch diameter.........................................,.204
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    09-28-2017, 08:55 AM
    The guys at the scrap yard tell me cans are made from 6061 aluminum. 6061 is not the strongest, or the most corrosion resistant, but still good stuff. Material marked 6061 T6 is tempered to where the chips don't gum up your cutter when machining.
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    09-28-2017, 08:27 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread 5.7 crazy question? in Swaging
    The cartridge would make a great .22hornet class varmit gun. Imagine a solid, scoped bolt rifle. Until such a rifle becomes available, at a price in my budget, I will just keep on making 165 grain .30 cal bullets from 5.7 brass.
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    09-28-2017, 08:20 AM
    I'll take the 30-06 SB dies. PM to follow
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    09-27-2017, 10:52 AM
    A friend has a CVA single shot in 35 Whelen. The factory J bullet ammo was to stout for his wife and not very accurate. After many loads with J bullets I finally got decent groups but only with near max loads. So I borrowed an NOE 250 gr fp gc...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    09-26-2017, 07:15 PM
    It was throwing 25 grains of AA2230C perfectly a couple months ago. will try the cleaning first. I have the large powder bar installed and the proper 30-06 funnel. Thanx for the ideas. I'll call dillon if I can't solve it myself. Thanx Shelly
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    09-25-2017, 10:50 AM
    I set up my 650 for 30-06 this weekend. Even with ball powder it threw charges from 42 to 47 grains. I tried being consistent with how I loaded but still couldn't maintain 44 grains. I can understand poor metering with stick powder. Any...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    09-25-2017, 10:41 AM
    Would like to trade 45 ACP dies and shellplate for 45 Colt dies and shellplate. I have some extra powder slides I could throw in, or maybe some $.
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    09-21-2017, 04:14 PM
    shell70634 replied to a thread Tannerite question in Our Town
    The detonation rate does not change when the impact force changes.
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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