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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Why I use 2 scales when setting a powder measure. My Dad always did. Maybe he had the problem you discovered. Scale weight check set is your friend.
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    Today, 01:37 AM
    Checked out loading PC'd bullets for the .32ACP for the 1st time. Haven't loaded .32ACP in 20+yrs. Adjusted the seat/roll crimp die to handle #311252 - sized .311, 1st bullets from my own casting efforts. Before I had loaded J's or bought cast from...
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    Today, 01:05 AM
    Just came in from checking out my RCBS 1990 .32ACP Die Set. It is a roll crimp seater. Sized & expanded a few cases, seated & crimped a few Lyman #311252 Cast of 50/50 #2/COWW and PC'd with Smokes J.D. Green. Sized .311dia Seated to roll crimp...
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    Find a used pot such as the original RCBS Pro-Melt or a Lyman Mag-20. I have an extra Mag-20 that I bought off fleabay a couple of years ago. Tested it and have it waiting in the wings for when my 1st Mag-20 or Pro-Melt croaks.
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    Today, 12:43 AM
    Lyman #358156GC cast of #2 - 157grs over 14.0grs of 2400. The small front driving band feeds without issue in My Marlin 1894CS and Browning 1892. Accurate to 75+yds, never shot anything bigger then a coyote. Groups into 3" at 100yrds from a rest...
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    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    This thread came along in good time for me. I'm about to load .32ACP for the first time in I can't remember when. Certainly not in this century. Have to check my RCBS die set to see if it has a taper crimp die/seater.
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    04-01-2020, 01:14 PM
    Walks replied to a thread 38 cal boolit for coyotes in Leverguns
    I never had much luck with a light bullet out past 50yrds. Tried the Saeco #317 122gr TCBB and Lyman #356402 120gr TC. Used the Lyman #358156GC over Max 2400. At 100yrds the lighter bullets would group no better the 6 inches at 100yrds. The...
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    04-01-2020, 01:06 PM
    The ones I saw at HF were trash. A couple of years ago I checked them out in the store. One broke in My hands.
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    03-31-2020, 02:36 PM
    Yep, I keep both cylinders in the pistol rug with their revolver. I did buy an OM Ruger Single Six that was sold as a .22LR. The salesman even pulled out the cylinder to show me it didn't fit a .22Mag. It didn't fit a .22Mag because the...
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    03-31-2020, 02:22 PM
    Most of My shell holders are RCBS. They fit best in My RCBS Hand Priming Tool. But so do Lyman, Hornady and Redding. Lee are sloppy and messed up my 3D primer catcher by damaging the "primer kickout" piece. And one of them for the .44Russian will...
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    03-31-2020, 01:33 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Sighting in a peep sight? in Leverguns
    I think both Marbles and Williams still make folding leaf bbl sights. And take the instructions to the Range with you.
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    03-31-2020, 01:20 AM
    Yes and no. Before Cowboy dies RCBS offered 2 different die sets for the .44-40 Cartridge. One for Jacketed and another for Cast. I bought the one for Jacketed in 1983, My Dad had given me a stash of 1,000+ Remington & Winchester Jacketed...
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    03-30-2020, 12:41 AM
    Sized 150+ Bullets; Lyman #311252 - PC'd W/Smokes J.D. Green @ .312 for .32ACP Have 100 New PMC .32ACP cases primed and ready.
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    03-30-2020, 12:24 AM
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    03-29-2020, 04:35 PM
    Old Hickory hatchet handle for 35+yrs. Got stolen, couldn't find another that had the same balance. Now use a plastic mallet 6-8oz that I bought 30yrs ago for my kids to hammer in their tent stakes. It's Bright Orange
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    03-28-2020, 12:01 AM
    I've a pair Lee 2cav #401-175-TC molds. I can produce about 300+ bullets an hour. While I have at least 5 Lee 6cav molds and Lee does offer that 40cal mold in 6cav, I probably won't buy one. Casting quantity is more dependent on a smooth...
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    03-27-2020, 04:48 PM
    Sorry I have No love for the .243Win, tried it using a Rem600. It didn't kill any better then a .250-3000 with 100gr Sierra's and wasn't as accurate as my old Savage 99-A. My ancient .257Rob'ts uses 115-120gr bullets shoots farther and kills...
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    03-27-2020, 02:25 AM
    Just to add more confusion. Getting the Gas Checks on straight is Extremly Important for accuracy. Lyman makes a gas check seater that fits on both their Lube-Sizer & the RCBS. And Saeco makes a built in one for their Lube-Sizer. These are...
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    03-27-2020, 02:00 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Heavy .357 Magnum Mold in Cast Boolits
    Saeco makes the #354 Gas Check and #353 Flat Base. I have put a few thousand of the Gas Check version though 3 or 4 Marlins with MicroGroove and a Browning 92. Feed easily and shot well.
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    03-27-2020, 01:57 AM
    When I shot BP in My Cowboy Shooting Days; I always ran a patch down the bore after every stage. So after 8,9,10 rds.
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    03-27-2020, 01:54 AM
    Patience is a Virtue to be cultivated. They will be in stock again.
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    03-27-2020, 01:42 AM
    My Brain would explode if I was forced to choose between the Lyman three; #358156GC over Max 2400 #358477 over Heavy Unique in M27 #358429/#358439HP over Heavy Unique in Blackhawk/Security-Six #358429 in .38Spl cases over Unique, .38/44...
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    03-27-2020, 01:25 AM
    I had a M19-2? that I bought almost new in the 1970's,from an Old LAPD Officer. LAPD Did Not Allow it's Officers to Carry Magnum Chambered Revolvers. Shot about 500+ Full Power .357Mag Loads with Lyman #358156GC over Max charges of 2400. And at...
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    03-26-2020, 08:21 PM
    I echo the start with Top Quality Stuff. I was much more Fortunate then most here. I literally learned at My Father's Knee. I started casting round ball from a one cavity Lyman mold. Dipper cast from a small cast iron pot over a Coleman stove. ...
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    03-26-2020, 07:48 PM
    I've had this happen. It's why I stack the cartridge boxes next to the tumbler. So I know what is in the tumbler. Lyman sells "Brass Baggies" that can be used to tumble different calibers at the same time. Like .32ACP and 10mmAuto. I have a...
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    03-26-2020, 07:36 PM
    Sorry, Being House bound makes me snippy. Plus I watched that thing work on 3 different you-tube videos. The whole blasted thing "wiggles" at every pull of the handle. Regardless of the fact that I own an even dozen Lee molds, 4 sets of...
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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