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    05-19-2020, 01:45 PM
    Tin - Sn, from Stannum, the latin word for tin...
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    05-16-2020, 02:46 PM
    Venting was my first answer. As has been mentioned lightly stoning the upper corners of the blocks (under the sprue plate) has helped me a couple of times. Just enough to make a bright line...
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    05-04-2020, 09:40 AM
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    05-03-2020, 10:17 PM
    Ok, I'm an idiot. I just measured them and they're 0.438" coated and 0.435" as cast. But that's a bit of a problem, because if I size before coating I'll need to lube them and then presumably remove the lube prior to coating. Maybe these just aren't...
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    05-03-2020, 11:25 AM
    Mine is 0.625" OD and 0.375" ID. I was astounded that it bent but the sizing is a decent amount of force. I was also surprised to see it is hollow.
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    05-03-2020, 10:19 AM
    Thanks Ed, I'm sure they'll replace it for free, I just figured maybe I need something more rugged. Maybe I can just insert a smaller diameter steel rod in the factory handle tube.
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    05-03-2020, 09:58 AM
    I bought the Lee Classic Cast single stage press for sizing my boolits and for having a backup single stage to my Forster. I've really loved it, but last night I was sizing powder coated MP 434215 GC boolits and the handle bent clean over. Does...
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    04-26-2020, 11:23 PM
    Echo replied to a thread DVD not working in Our Town
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Distinguished Pistol Shooter, Old & Ugly, decided to get into HP w/cast boolits. Have cast awhile.
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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