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    06-21-2018, 09:28 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread 22lr Pinch Trimming in Swaging
    ZBench - Who makes the pinch prime die and press in your picture? I use a pinch trim die on my 22WMR and 17HMR cases in a RCBS press, it is more of a cone than what is in your picture. Use a Corbin press for my swaging operations.
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    06-19-2018, 09:08 AM
    1. I use a 3 & 1/2 cubic Harbor Freight Cement Tumbler to tumble brass - but I dry Tumble in it using Corn Cob media. Have not used Stainless Pins and liquid tumbling in it. 2. I bought a 1 & 1/4 cubic Harbor Freight Cement Tumbler, and left...
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    06-19-2018, 08:57 AM
    rancher1913: Have collected, cleaned in ultrasonic, and stored both 22Mag and 17HMR over the last few years (I use to make heavy .224's). I pick up whats at the two ranges I belong to each time I go, so I have accumulated bit. How much do...
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    06-19-2018, 08:53 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread .224 55gr FMJ-BT in Casting Equipment
    The RCBS and NOE molds require gas checks if cast and lubed. If you are going to Powder Coat; then you will have to give it a try and see. For me, I still gas check all the Cast Rifle Boolits I Powder Coat.
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    06-17-2018, 08:46 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Fedex failed claim in Our Town
    GPS can be either direct broadcast feed from the satellite constellation (The type of GPS one finds in Garmin products for hunting/fishing/etc.), or a GPS feed linked from the Cell Tower systems of your cellular phone, in which case the Cell towers...
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    06-16-2018, 10:07 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread .224 55gr FMJ-BT in Casting Equipment
    This is what Leadmelter is referring to:
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    06-16-2018, 07:58 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread .224 55gr FMJ-BT in Casting Equipment
    Dryb2860: Your question is confusing. FMJ is an abbreviation for Full Metal Jacket. 1. If you want to make Jacketed Bullets, then you will need swaging dies. You can learn more about Swaging Jacketed Bullets on this site in the...
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    06-10-2018, 09:17 PM
    Although yours was a serious post; it reminds me of my Dad and Mom having a rough week back in the early 1960's. Money was real tight back then; and when Dad "Bought Mom a used Browning A-5 Sweet 16" the week before Quals Season opened, Mom was...
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    06-09-2018, 11:27 PM
    My thoughts would be to "Extrapolate" a Load from other Cartridge/Load Data. One such place to start might be from a thread here on Cast Boolits. See post #8 of link: ...
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    06-09-2018, 10:41 PM
    A Sintered/Frangible round is what you are looking for. Sintered/Frangible bullets are compressed powdered copper formed into a bullet, they are resistant to ricochet and over penetration. Many Law enforcement agencies use them in cities to reduce...
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    06-08-2018, 06:56 PM
    Is it mandatory to use Duct Tape to repair holes in Duct Seal?
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    06-08-2018, 06:48 PM
    Concerning the PMC name; I had always thought it was "Pan Metal Corporation". According to the article below; Pan Metal Corporation was one of the PMC names: PMC Eldorado Cartridge...
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    06-08-2018, 06:41 PM
    I have found that .308 PMC brass requires neck annealing after 1 or 2 reloads. Gets so the neck expander is difficult to pull out of the neck after the down stroke, one can lube inside the neck; but the neck splits soon. I get 10 to 20 reloads on...
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    06-07-2018, 08:37 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread 1 handed conceal carry in Our Town
    S&W Model 60, 5 shot, compact, been doing the job since 1965. Put a set of pachmayr grip on, and she will be "Good to Go".
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    06-06-2018, 12:44 PM
    Numerous articles and studies show that "Heavy Metals" can be absorbed by plants. In the case of lead; the uptake is severely limited compared to other Heavy Metals present in soils. Here is a research article on the issue: ...
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    06-01-2018, 09:45 AM
    +1 on this post. Even in pistol; I weigh every charge drop because of "Bridging Problems". Last fall had to pull 150 wadcutter .38 specials because I had "Forgotten" about the bridging and notes that there seemed to be something out of wack with...
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    05-31-2018, 09:22 PM
    My pet peeve/concern is the "Steel" brass. I take a magnet on a collapsible handle once a month or so and sweep the lines in front of the firing lines at the two ranges I belong to and clean up the "Steel" casings and dump them in the trash. Some...
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    05-31-2018, 09:16 PM
    700X can be used in low velocity Rifle applications. Do a "Search" on this site for 700X and Rifle; it will result in several threads on using700X in rifle loads. A couple of results I copied appear below: ...
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    05-30-2018, 09:20 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Fedex failed claim in Our Town
    We had an Amazon package reported as scanned and delivered to the Kalispell house last month. Not there; searched the porch, driveway, Entry Gate (Where UPS,FedEx, and sometimes USPS will hang packages in a plastic bag); and Nothing. Talked to...
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    05-24-2018, 09:26 AM
    I have three rifle in "Boyds Stocks". One a Mauser in .308 with thumbhole, a Savage axis in .223 with a "Classic" stock, and a Remington 700 in .308 with a "Pro-Varmint" stock. 1. I hate the looks of the AT-ONE stock. Just not willing to...
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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