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  • largom's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Too easy to crush the primer!
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  • largom's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    Agree with the above. No hollow point. 50/50 ww & pure lead with 2 % tin for alloy. Works great in 30-30, 300 Savage, and 308.
    30 replies | 535 view(s)
  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 01:46 PM
    80% rule means younger, hungrier companies are going to eat their lunch. Also happy with my NOE expanders in a Lee body.
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  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    07-10-2018, 11:02 PM
    One by one I see click useful sites get turned into touch friendly useless sites. Tablets are a huge market reality and young people are visually oriented and often barely literate. At some point someone should ask, is a barely literate person...
    27 replies | 875 view(s)
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    07-10-2018, 09:08 AM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread Phillippine Navy ???? in Our Town
    I would suspect their sailors would know as much about small arms as ours do. Their Army and Marines are usually quite competent.
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    07-09-2018, 12:45 PM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread Case Lub in Reloading Equipment
    For rifle, I use Imperial and wipe each one off. For handgun, I lube every fifth case lightly with Imperial and use carbide or TiN dies, then do nothing. As was already posted, lubed cases increase bolt thrust. It can also decrease lockup time...
    46 replies | 783 view(s)
  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    07-03-2018, 06:35 PM
    Besides printers lead, there was "block tin", surplus refrigerator radiators made almost entirely of tin, wiping solder for auto body & fender shops, toothpaste tubes made of pure tin... tin was plenty available back then, most anywhere.
    60 replies | 1997 view(s)
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    06-30-2018, 02:54 PM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    I would be torqued too if hit with a bill like that. But I would also seek a second opinion and Toyota's help too. Fortunately my Toyota is unafraid to conform to Asian reliability stereotypes.
    100 replies | 2561 view(s)
  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    06-30-2018, 02:47 PM
    This is the anti-cba site. Or at least it was. Some infiltration has occurred, with cba'ers glibly telling newbies how to get it done with benchrest dies and benchrest barrels with benchrest Chambers. There was, IIRC, some postal matches here. ...
    43 replies | 1389 view(s)
  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    06-27-2018, 04:45 PM
    Only if you are a machinist, and enjoy a challenge!
    26 replies | 1077 view(s)
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    06-25-2018, 11:08 PM
    Mint is just Ubuntu with better desktops and UI choices, so driver support is just fine.
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    06-23-2018, 04:35 PM
    Yes, thanks Maven. I thought these 125's were no longer available. I'm down to my last 120 and thought that would be it. Outstanding accuracy at 3000 fps for me as well, moderate pressures too.
    19 replies | 692 view(s)
  • leadhead 500's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 08:31 PM
    Ohhhh, 10 gauge that’s a whole new world in the slug and buckshot game. I load hundreds of 3.5 inch 10 gauge with number 4 buck and 000 buck a year and they will for sure take you to your limits on the back end
    36 replies | 1413 view(s)
  • leadhead 500's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:57 PM
    All I can say is you will become so addicted to making slugs and building some great loads. You done a outstanding job on your loads and those roll crimps look amazing
    36 replies | 1413 view(s)
  • leadhead 500's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:39 PM
    With my lead mix and tumbling these for a hr. to remove sprue marks 12 pellets come in at 820.5 grains which is a touch over a 1 7/8 oz.
    14 replies | 583 view(s)
  • leadhead 500's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:22 PM
    I am using wheel weight lead 19# with a 1/2# of 50/50 added in, this load with 32 grains of Blue Dot patterns amazing well.I have been to 34 grains and patterns start to open up so I backed it down to 32 for pattern reasons and hull life. Out of...
    14 replies | 583 view(s)
  • HangFireW8's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 12:33 PM
    I hold on the outside of the lever as well, for thumper loads, anyway. Also curl my trigger finger and use just the tip. If it hits the trigger guard it just bends backwards.
    19 replies | 615 view(s)
  • leadhead 500's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 12:06 PM
    Cheddite 3 inch clear hull 32 grains of Blue Dot X12X gas seal 1/8 cork cushion .010 thick Mylar wrap 12-000 buckshot stacked in layers of 2 0vershot 12 gauge card Roll crimp Seat of the pants load that I worked up from 28 grains Have...
    14 replies | 583 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