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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    I raise it up, lightly grasp the bullet, and lower the ram. Because of the shape of the pliers, it self tightens and pulls the bullet. All I have to do is remember to break the tension with my seater. I only do this with J-words. With cast, I use...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Sorry, that wasn't directed at you. I've been using a multitool or needle nose pliers for years now. They work very well. I guess I could make a cherry from a reamer or something and cut a new cavity. I have a buddy with a tool and cutter grinder....
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    Yesterday, 12:23 AM
    I guess the word "mangled" from the original post, wasn't clear enough. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-28-2016, 03:28 PM
    It would be absolutely appropriate to put up a post in the Special Projects" area. I will be watching for it.
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    07-28-2016, 10:14 AM
    Let us know what they did. Oh, and the company phone number is at the bottom of the screen. The only place I didn't see it, oddly enough was on most of the pages after I clicked contact us. It is at the bottom of the home page and every other...
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    07-28-2016, 10:09 AM
    He's a good man to deal with, and great to talk to, on the phone anyway. I think we talked for four hours one afternoon. I hope he get's that book published, or at least offers it on Kindle. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-27-2016, 04:22 PM
    Is that Ed Sager the Herters Specialist? I've bought dies from him before. I wish he would inventory everything he has to sell, and put it on a web site. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-25-2016, 01:20 PM
    Back to my original idea. I was thinking of making a set of caliber specific aluminium bullet puller block that fit my mould handles. Yes, I am that bored right now. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-25-2016, 01:16 PM
    I either hold it in my hand and put it back in the block, or leave the cases in the block and go down the line and charge one after another until they're all done. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-25-2016, 11:19 AM
    Someone was asking about the best way to pull bullets, earlier. The usual answers came up. After reading of people using a grip n pull, I started thinking about an old >>>>>MANGLED<<<<<Lee mould I have. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm thinking it...
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    07-25-2016, 10:58 AM
    I've been thinking of getting the quick change drum for mine. IDK why, I already have a Hornady LNL measure. I guess I just like using the green one more. Anyway, that's an option if you ever decide to pursue it. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-25-2016, 10:50 AM
    I hope this helps. It should be drilled and tapped all the way through. You could take it to a hardware store and see what bolt fit in the bottom. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=303188 Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-24-2016, 04:14 PM
    I wouldn't use wood. Soapstone may work. Steel, brass, or aluminium would be best. I'd use a ball endmill to make each half of the cavity. I would use a ball bearing the same diameter I was going for to line the halves up. I'd put it in the cavity,...
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    07-24-2016, 02:54 PM
    You ain't lying. I saw some 410 loaders break $100.00 a couple of years ago. There's no telling what they bring now. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-23-2016, 08:11 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread Trouble With Cast Pics in Cast Boolits
    I tried downloading Firefox. I still couldn't get to them. I can see the list for about a second, then it goes to something else. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-22-2016, 05:41 AM
    I can't get to the old manuals in Cast Pics. I was wanting to look at the Speer, Ideal, and Lyman manuals that were/are in there. Can someone post a link that will get me in? Also, what do I need to download on my Android to open or view them?...
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    07-20-2016, 12:52 AM
    Get about a foot of it unsheathed then tie one wire to something solid and rip the casing with the other wire. The sheathing splits pretty easily when you pull wires on opposite directions. Sometimes the wire just pulls out. Either way, mission...
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    07-18-2016, 04:54 AM
    To be honest I'd probably do the wrong thing and ream the neck, after I made sure there were no other machining problems, rather than do the right thing and let Lee fix it. I wondered if it was mislabeled, until I saw the neck diameter. It still...
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    07-17-2016, 03:57 AM
    That's how I use my Lee FC body to remove the bulge. I use the part that comes with the boolit sizing die to push the brass through. I have also used 223 brass in a shellholder. I get a lot of brass after the local LEO's qualify. I think a lot of...
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    07-13-2016, 10:59 PM
    As many of you know, RCBS(no doubt now run by geniuses) has discontinued the 502, 505, and 10-10 scales. While that in itself, is a boneheaded thing to do, it has benefited us in a minor way. The 502 is on sale at Midway, I know I know, anyway it's...
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    07-08-2016, 12:10 PM
    Mine handled Red Dot, Bullseye, IMR-4198, IMR-4064, and IMR-4895 better than my Uniflow, and Hornady LNL. I didn't try it with spherical powder though. The others handled them well. For fine powders like AA#7 my Lee AutoDisk is used. Oddly enough,...
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    07-07-2016, 02:18 AM
    I was thinking about either using the 3/4" CH4D extension, making an ejector bushing, or turning the top of the ram down on my Classic Cast, so it would fit. I'm glad to know they'll send me one that fits. I could use it on my Challenger or RS, but...
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    07-06-2016, 03:59 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread Hollywood in Reloading Equipment
    I found that kind of by accident. I didn't type the full description in, when I was googling it. Now I'm wondering who else other than Star made non-commercial progressive presses back then. I keep thinking I'll find some old virtually unknown...
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    07-06-2016, 01:21 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread Hollywood in Reloading Equipment
    I found this earlier. It says the automatic press could load handgun, rifle, and shotgun. I saw a picture of one that appeared to have three powder measures on it. I was trying to picture, in my head, loading three pistol rounds at one time on a...
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    07-05-2016, 04:02 PM
    I believe number two is a Ranch Dog bullet. http://www.ranchdogoutdoors.com/bin/TLC323180RF/bullet/sketch.jpg Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-05-2016, 01:52 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread Hollywood in Reloading Equipment
    It looks like a Hollywood automatic shotshell press. All I have found are a few pictures and a description when I googled it. I hope if that's what it is, you can find a few old threads and talk to some people that own one. Sent from my VS880...
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    07-03-2016, 02:12 AM
    Once again we have the same taste. I also want a Lachmiller Lube A Matic. I have a weakness for the older stuff. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    07-03-2016, 12:35 AM
    It kinda reminds me of a fancy version of a Herters 9 ton swaging press. They have one on fleebay. Current price is $19.00. I think they forgot to put "rare" and "vintage" in the description. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    07-03-2016, 12:25 AM
    Unless you make your own shot, you don't really save on 12 ga shells, unless it's slugs or buckshot. IDK about 16, 20, 28, or 32 ga, but you can load 410 shells a lot cheaper than you can buy them. I still load 12 ga just because i have the presses...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    07-02-2016, 08:57 PM
    I guess I'm old fashion. I'm still wanting a Lachmiller priming tool.
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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"
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