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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    I apologize to the members who are reading this thread in hopes of learning how to do the same thing. I was hoping someone would ask some why questions. they didn't so I will. why is a 6% antimonial alloy only getting to 18 BHN. why was...
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    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    how are my comment waay off base? I gave him the starting load and the bullets and he was dead on target at well over the RPM fantasy wall with 1" like groups day one with indications of barrel whip causing his overly large group size. my only...
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  • RP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Thanks for all the advice and warnings first off I know easy mistakes can be made when you let your mind drift. Right now I am just getting to know the machine so to speak what tools I have what is needed to do what and how to use them. I have made...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    here is a list of the special techniques used. 1 bullets were cast. 2 they were loaded in a case. 3 they were shot. that's all the special that was used here. that's all I have done anyway, no M die, no collar nuthin, I don't even own a...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 08:01 PM
    Are those Eastwood Chrome all sprayed or did you tumble them?
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    02-23-2018, 12:33 AM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Guys I been searching and searching to learn what year this is I wanted to order a owners manual sort of contacting grizzly and giving them 25 bucks for a card which would be nice I guess. I am giving up tonight you would think putting in the model...
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    02-22-2018, 10:55 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Yes got to be careful one reason I am asking and looking they are very dangerous your sure not going to stop one by grabbing the chuck. Well I picked up the lathe this evening and I think I did ok to great. Its a south bend and has three chucks...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    02-22-2018, 12:25 AM
    I have played with a Ruger American in 300blk. It's done pretty well with cast plinking loads from 100-230gr. I haven't got to do any serious work or chasing accuracy. I have a bunch of the Lee 155gr spire points meant for the 7.62x39 but also...
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    02-22-2018, 12:20 AM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    I seen a few on U tube not much to them I go check the link out thanks
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    02-22-2018, 12:07 AM
    2wheelDuke replied to a thread Gunshow in Minnesota in Our Town
    Ft. Lauderdale just pressured an organizer to cancel an upcoming one here. Hollywood sent code officers out to hassle the organizers of one last weekend.
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  • RP's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 11:06 PM
    RP started a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    I keep wanting little projects done and finding someone to do them has been well a waste of time. The machine shops around me say its not enough to mess with or the cost for doing a little job is just to much to justify. So I been on the hunt for...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 06:09 PM
    I've "wasted" a lot of time there lately. But silence is consent, and I'll not shrink away from those people.
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    02-21-2018, 12:32 AM
    RP replied to a thread De-activating Primers in Swaging
    I swage 22 brass into 55gr bullets the duds that I find I pull the bullets and use them as well. I SS pin with water to clean them before I de rim you would think tumbling in a tank full of water and soap would kill the primer plus it was a dud to...
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  • RP's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 12:23 AM
    Not a bad tip I may have to look into that right now I have some foam cut at a angle I lay a towel on so the bullets roll down a hill nice and soft. The only time I have a problem is with 405 gr and 247 rifle they are long and hold heat so deform...
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    02-20-2018, 12:57 AM
    RP replied to a thread Easy to build gas checkmaker in Gas Checks
    I been looking real hard at buying a lathe but having to find enough reasons to spend the money I forgot about this project so one more reason I can justify buying one. I been told I would find several things to do with it when I owned one maybe...
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    02-17-2018, 12:09 PM
    I think people get a oven some powder and have to get started right away then when they have a meltdown they just want to share. I been lucky come to think of it when I got my new oven installed out in the shop which is a full size I sprayed some...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 02:23 PM
    this is how it works with naked lead too. eliminate the imperfections and don't change the intended shape of the bullet and you get on target results.
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 11:13 AM
    2wheelDuke replied to a thread Tac 1 lube? in Boolit Lube !
    My air conditioner has to be on to get my house down to the mid to high 70s. Tac 1 flows just fine for me without a heated sizer.
    13 replies | 439 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