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  • 1hole's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 PM
    Don't misunderstand what I said about hype; you are right, RCBS tools do work. What I meant is that Hornady, Lyman, Redding, Forster, et al, tools also work. Ditto Lee. I simply consider it hilarious that some folk actually think the reloading...
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    Today, 04:36 PM
    In my experience, all of the primer carbon buildup has been thin and brittle, mine doesn't build up on me. Seems seating and firing each new primer breaks up and blows away any previous carbon residue.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    What we need as a mold hammer is something handy, durable, hard enough to work well and still soft enough to not damage the steel sprue plate and the mold handle's hinge. Hardwood sticks like fat dowel rods/hammer handles work pretty well and...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 PM
    A roll crimp will also taper crimp. Just back it out until it's just engaging the taper portion of the crimp. It tapers first, then goes into a roll, on every roll crimp I've seen. One more thing, a 9mm die should only taper crimp. Sent from my...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    I agree that much factory ammo is under powered but to achieve the above stated velocities, you may expect a short life for your hand gun if they are used very much.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Don't know if there's standard time limit to sale things like that. It could go overnight if you find a buyer that quickly. ??
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    Sooo - it isn't Christians, as such, that bother you but people in general? Cool shirt idea. People vary. Some folk are pricks, some folk are intellectual lumps; both are meaningless to me but I can still be civil even to them. But...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    Were I lucky enough to have a 76 in 50-95, I would be filing cases with Olde Eynsford black powder and never look back. It works like a hero for my first year Marlin 1893, .38-55.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 09:20 PM
    Been reloading since '65. In that time I've collected a few dozen shell holders from here and there flea markets. Lots of brands, many whom no longer exist and I have many cartridge duplicates. I can't tell any functional difference between the...
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 08:14 PM
    If I understand what's behind your question, it's what other uses another mounted press is useful for. ?? Well, how much bench space do you have? I mean, if you're cramped for room now it isn't likely another mounted press would be worth the...
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 07:00 PM
    Yep. Like, ALL of our loading tools are the result of decades of small improvements by many people; I don't think it's going to stop in my lifetime. For tool progression, the highly (over) hyped RockChucker press is now in what, it's...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 03:13 PM
    My only critique is that you need to trim your expectations back to 200 yards max. That slug and load will kill anything that walks this side of the world. Range determination is the problem past 200 yards.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 09:19 AM
    You have something of a rage problem. You speak loudly but, sadly, I doubt that many Christians ever speak to you about anything.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 03:15 PM
    Bad idea. The thickness of powder coat varies a bit but for cast bullets it hardly matters. But a case even a thou too large will make chambering difficult. Answers to questions not asked: Seems some folk don't understand that tarnished...
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 12:11 PM
    Starline makes good brass, use it. No one has a chart specifying what each handgun maker or alloy type "needs" by specific brand of cases.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 09:59 PM
    I use standard and the BP model 55 for black powder with no issue. I am loading a large volume of BP cartridges so the measures see a lot of use. I don't always empty and clean them after use but have had no issues with them freezing though it can...
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 09:35 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Case cleanning ! in Reloading Equipment
    Admirable but don't look at the "Made in ___" label on your computer. Or cell phone, or any other phone for that matter. Or portable power tools branded DeWalt, Millwakee, Porter-Cable, Skill, etc. (including most hand tools). Or your small...
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 09:21 PM
    Lee's collet locking nut virtually assures the locked decapper/expander is centered in the die. I like that, well centered is not common with other dies. I have threaded 1/8" of the top of those decap rods to put a nut on to prevent "pull-out" if...
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    03-30-2020, 01:57 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Cracked Lyman 45 in Casting Equipment
    In my opinion and experience, brazing is the best way to repair most cast iron fractures.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 01:46 PM
    Carbide is highly resistant to normal wear, carbide case sizer rings last for hundreds of thousands of uses but case hardened steel bullet sizers are pretty durable too. Your new sizers are nice but I can't imagine lead bullets ever causing a...
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 12:31 PM
    God loves Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons (and non-believers) too, so Christians have an obligation to show His love to them. Showing love does NOT mean we have to pretend their errors may be worth hearing; showing a Godly love means we should give...
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    03-29-2020, 09:29 PM
    190gr Lee SWC, 200gr Lee H&G 68 clone and Lee 230gr TC bullet over Bullseye. I have a 2 cav 452-374, but it drops undersized with my alloy so it doesn't get used.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 10:47 AM
    If cases swell due to powder compression, charge cases and compress the charge prior to resizing. When you resize, all will be well.
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  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 10:10 PM
    Any acid will have some effect on most metals. I love muriatic acid to quickly (hour or two) dissolve rust from things I want to salvage but I wouldn't use it on my cases, mostly because white vinegar is as strong as we need to remove the black...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 08:59 PM
    I have been knocking chores out. Worked on a temporary patch on my roof, got out some molds and did some casting, sized a bunch of bullets. Took a bike ride around my neighborhood with my boys today and have been Netflixing with the wife as well.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 11:03 AM
    As long as the bullet and powder charge are the same, yes the Auto Rimmed and the std. ACP case can be loaded the same.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 11:01 AM
    Blow tube when practical. A pull through brush with damp patch when possible. High quality BP bullet lube always.
    10 replies | 606 view(s)
  • 1hole's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 08:20 PM
    Jamming a fired case into a FL sizer as far as we can make it go is a good idea ONLY if we're making ammo that will be as swapped around as factory stuff. One of the most significant advantages we handloaders have (but often overlook) is that we...
    40 replies | 2298 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