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    01-10-2020, 03:01 PM
    I make mine on a 3d printer - if you have access, I can do a top punch from a good image (with a scale or ruler alongside the bullet) and post the model. Lyman Spire Point Top Punch Customizer ...
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    12-30-2019, 04:54 PM
    Would need to know the torque required to crank the caster to answer. Do you have a decent site for the machine? The stepper has a holding torque of 6.6 ft-lbs and the AD has no torque/speed graphs, assume 60% usable at 200 rpm. So whatever...
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    12-30-2019, 04:28 PM
    Spent a little time with CAD and the 3d printer (located in the reloading room) to make a quick tool to help sort 38 SPL and 357 Mag cases - The eyes are getting too fuzzy for easy head stamp reading. Mounts to the top of a coffee can - roll...
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    12-30-2019, 04:17 PM
    Have been fighting with leading in a M&P 9c with Hi-Tek coated Lee 356-120-TC and Win 231. Tried pure COWW @ .356 - no luck with harder alloy. Removed the lube groove and opened up the mold to drop @ .358 and sized to .357 - still no luck. Looked...
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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
GC Gas Check