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    Today, 12:58 PM
    I use the 500 rd commercial bullet ( reinforced with packing tape, they last forever )boxes from the days when my kids & I shot a 1,000rds a week in Cowboy Action Shooting. Stacked & separated by "shelves" cut from cereal boxes. Smaller quantities...
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    Texas by God, Don't you have any Cowboy Shooter friends ? Most all know someone who does Leatherwork. If you lived closer, I'd fix it for you. Ask at the Range or Gun shop. GEEZ, you're not actually in TEXAS, are you ? Doesn't everyone have...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    I trim all my R-P brass to 1.285", it's reserved for my '66/'73's. I have 3 different Bullets I use; a MAGMA 225gr. a 210gr RCBS and a 200gr #42798. With the old LYMAN dies, I'm able to crimp on the Ogive of each bullet, maintaining an O.A.L....
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Yep a case splits, it lowers the pressure. Therefore bullets from split cases are moving slower, each split case is going to cause a slightly different change in pressure. So bullets are going to leave the bbl moving at slightly different...
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Old keith bullet in Cast Boolits
    I think we have to consider that Keith started his casting from single cavity molds with integral handles. It's easiest to get a single cavity mold to release then any other type. And Keith merely took another older design and put a crimp...
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    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    This O.A.L. of yours is a bit confusing. I find that my UBERTI copies of the 1966/'73 will handle an O.A.L. of 1.600" maximum. My MARLIN 1894 & WINCHESTER 1892 will handle an O.A.L. of 1.620" without a problem. A loaded round that long will...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 AM
    I have always had the greatest respect for a Man who can do skilled work with his hands.
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    Yesterday, 01:50 AM
    Did they have a HAZ-MAT crew come in and decontaminate the range building ? If not, then the Lead contaminates are still present, and continued Range activity will not halt further contamination. Did the Employee's get the Lead levels in their...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 AM
    GEEZ, My Buddy has one made in 1889, we had no functioning problems at all, and it may be in worse shape then yours. You are right about taking them down and putting them back together, We planned for an hour on a Saturday after a Cowboy...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 AM
    My 3-Color sample pack w/blk BB's arrived today exactly on schedule as Smoke promised. I have my oven ready, my #5 containers, no-stick foil Freshly cast bullets awaiting. MONDAY Morning I'll be pre-heating the oven by 0800hrs I am a...
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    12-08-2018, 11:57 PM
    GEEZ, You Guys are all great, Thanks for the kind words and the smack to the side of the head. It never occured to me to use a push rod from another sizer die, I do have .429 & .430 My lack of brains WOULD NOT have disappointed my DAD. ...
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    12-08-2018, 10:50 PM
    Seems a strange way to crimp, or refer to it. I guess because I'm using a set of OLD Lyman All-American Dies from the early 1960's that I have a lot less trouble loading my .44WCF ammo then just about anyone I met Cowboy Shooting. My die set reduces...
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    12-08-2018, 05:07 PM
    What is this RCBS 2-step crimp die you speak of ?
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    12-08-2018, 05:02 PM
    Well Guys, As the "Bard" said; "Much ado about nothing". The ebay seller just now responded to my msg. He is sending a replacement. I may call Lee back after the replacement arrives, complete. Talk to a Supvr. If you have to prove...
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    12-08-2018, 04:04 PM
    A complete refinish by COLT would cost about half the price of a new Revolver. Colt offered Wood Grips at this time in production. But they cost a couple of bucks more, and had gold medallions.
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    12-08-2018, 03:48 AM
    Well Guys, I guess, I owe you all an apology. I did not make myself clear on my whining. I spent over a dozen years working as a Store Mgr & Trouble Shooter for a Big Shooting & Fishing Chain here in SoCal called Turners Outdoorsman. So...
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    12-08-2018, 02:37 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Master of arms in Our Town
    What is it, and where ?
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    12-08-2018, 02:36 AM
    Dude, Plunking loaded rounds for every new load is a MUST !!
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    12-08-2018, 02:15 AM
    BOY HOWDY !!!!! That is impressive. But now ya gotta load 'em all.
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    12-08-2018, 12:50 AM
    In olden times when we had only 3 American ammo companies that made brass. It was all pretty uniform. The once fired rifle brass all needed to be trimmed on first reloading. Handgun brass was different. The only cases that grew were repeated full...
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    12-07-2018, 11:37 PM
    You guys aren't LISTENING ! The Lady at LEE was RUDE from the start. I was raised to speak with courtesy and politeness to everyone. Which is what I did. I simply said I had purchased a new item from a reputable dealer, that was...
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    12-07-2018, 11:10 PM
    I have one of the Winchester 94's made in 1988, a couple- three years before they brought them out as Trappers. I've shot the HORNADY 265gr made for the .444Marlin. Great accuracy at 100yds , under 2" with a old 2X Redfield. The SAECO # 432 cast...
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    12-07-2018, 09:48 PM
    I said their Cust Serv sucks because no one with a simple problem should be spoken to as if they were inconveniencing you, treated with the implication that they were dishonest. I have no way to take a photograph other then to have my Daughter...
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    12-07-2018, 06:05 PM
    I just bought a pair of Lee bullets sizer's. A .358 & a .452, from a big ebay Lee dealer. Received yesterday morning, opened immediately. The .452 was missing it's push rod. Sent email to ebay dealer, 24hours, no response. Called Lee, ...
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    12-07-2018, 03:05 PM
    It's probably a magma.
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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