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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    My eyes started to go when I passed 55. It’s called Presbyopia, and I got it even though I am a lifelong Baptist! ;) Fortunately, I’ve never had to disassemble The reservoir portion from one of my B&M Visible Loaders but upon examination it...
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    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    I got a chuckle over seeing someone expound on the superiority of Combat Tupperware over real guns. Lots of rounds would only be one consideration. Disposable plastic guns are a passing fad, steel goes on and on. need more rounds? Get an extended...
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    07-08-2020, 01:01 PM
    ^^^This^^^ Also, I had this leftover 439 slide laying around, and I always wanted a two tone semi-auto reminiscent of the ones popular in the old days of IPSC. Anybody can own an out of the box stock gun; I wanted something different. Today...
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    07-08-2020, 12:19 PM
    ^^^This^^^ “Range Lead” is a nearly meaningless term as far as composition is concerned... it’s about like saying “soil composition;” it varies from here to there. The comments people have made on this thread tell you what you need to know. You...
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    07-07-2020, 09:00 PM
    Yeah, now they've discontinued the 2C version as well. Looks like I'm even further behind the curve than I had thought. :killingpc I'm still interested in finding one if I can. Froggie
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    07-07-2020, 08:16 PM
    As Paul Harvey used to say, ď...and now for the rest of the story!Ē After doing all the work on getting Dadís 39-2 exactly like I wanted it, I decided I didnít want to repeatedly expose it to the ďslings and arrows of cruel fateĒ so I embarked on...
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    07-07-2020, 06:04 PM
    Thanks, Bushog. I may resort to ordering a new one. Froggie
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    07-07-2020, 02:05 PM
    Iím looking for the Lee 6 cavity TL wadcutter mould. They still make the 2C but donít list the 6 banger any more. Anybody have one they arenít using?? TIA ~ Froggie
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    07-06-2020, 12:45 AM
    I agree with pettypace. I have been shooting .44 Specials for a very long time. My 200 gr. group buy dbl ended w/c gets nearly 900 fps with 5.0 grs. of Red Dot and, on demand, shoots under an inch at 25 yards. Performance on "meat" should be about...
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    07-04-2020, 01:44 PM
    Looks like I spoke too soon! I have to admit this is a totally new one on me, although I guess I should have recognized the operating handle as NOT being homemade. Interesting design, that! Frogie
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    07-04-2020, 11:51 AM
    Sounds like a plan! Remember, since these neck size only, you can use the same die set for both 25-20 SS and 25-20 WCF. I haven't done it, but one of my old time mentors did... a lot, apparently. The SS takes a #19 shell holder while the WCF will...
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    07-04-2020, 11:26 AM
    More pictures would help ML, but the body looks like a late Pacific/Bair unit while the reservoir with its orange trim speaks of Lyman. Does it use brass rotors? Seeing those and the body from other angles might help identify it, but I would opine...
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    07-03-2020, 10:58 AM
    I’ve owned and used Lyman equipment for over 40 years and I’ve never heard a good word said about any Automatic Primer Feed from Lyman. As with many others on this forum, I do all of my priming off-press (except when using the Star or Dillon...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    07-03-2020, 10:38 AM
    Since the first people who look at this sub-forum are interested in handtools, you would probably get more responses and informed opinions on the appropriate sub-forum, say “Reloading Equipment,” “Equipment Reviews and Discussion,” or even “Case...
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    07-02-2020, 11:04 AM
    As I said in Post #12, there were a huge number made, so with the high survival rate they experience, I seriously doubt the demand will overrun the supply any time soon. The only ones that will command a premium will likely be NIB examples,...
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    07-02-2020, 10:58 AM
    I wouldn’t know where to begin, Ken. If we still had electronic access to the old project 55, someone could cut and paste, but to start writing now from scratch is beyond my abilities at this time. I could offer some random thoughts if one of the...
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    07-02-2020, 09:05 AM
    I clean the #55 rotors with the finest grade of Scotchbrite I can find then lubricate with graphite powder of the type sold for locks. Be sure to get every bit of that oil off before you even think of putting it together and using it to measure...
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    07-01-2020, 11:18 PM
    Open Molly's collection of articles on the .44 Special (the link in #4) and Brian Pearce's article is the best single article I have read. I have a number of .44 Special Revolvers and have been shooting and hunting with them for decades. Long ago, I...
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    07-01-2020, 07:59 PM
    With this press and their new powder measure and a few other products, this may be an indication that Lyman is making a conscientious effort to regain some of the leadership they once enjoyed in the reloading industry. This could be a very good...
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    07-01-2020, 07:45 PM
    My guess is about a bajillion! Yes, they are pretty easily found for $25-40, and probably will stay that way until the "collectors" start trying to buy them up as "investments." Good luck with that though, since it will be like trying to buy up...
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    07-01-2020, 01:12 PM
    Good stuff, that! Can I assume you are simply decapping and recapping, then loading the unsized but primed cases into the green tube, then doing sizing only at the first station? It looks like the whole process runs smoothly... too bad it doesn't...
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    07-01-2020, 11:50 AM
    I think you will enjoy your new press. As turrets go, it's a heavy duty unit that should be quite accurate. Froggie
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    06-29-2020, 08:43 PM
    Just think of that Blackhawk as being a slightly odd 33-20... in fact some of the newer ones will even chamber a 32-20. :Fire: Froggie
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    06-29-2020, 08:25 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 32 H&R mag. in Cast Boolits
    There’s been an awful lot of writing and experimenting done with the 32 H&R, and I’d be surprised if no one has tried HS-6. If nobody has written up and published their results with this powder, I would begin to wonder whether it was a poor match. ...
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    06-29-2020, 06:26 PM
    This presupposes that you are trying to provide effort upon the lever with your pinky finger. My two strongest fingers (trigger and middle) do most of the work with ring finger and pinky mostly along for the ride. Of course this also helps work...
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    06-28-2020, 10:16 PM
    My PC is a #14, while my J-type SH is a 14A if memory serves. Froggie
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 09:59 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Server upgrade in Our Town
    This is the first day and time I have been able to sign in since the upgrade. I am VERY glad that things seem to be back on track. FWIW Dale53
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    06-24-2020, 09:56 AM
    From the two pages (so far) of responses, you should be able to see that this is a totally personal decision. You mention that there are things you like about the three presses in question and things you don’t like. Write them down in columns, then,...
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    06-23-2020, 09:04 AM
    Iím following this (and your other) thread with interest. Iím curious at this point though... why did you have to reduce the front section all the way down to .309Ē? Since my bullets are either .313 or .314Ē and chamber necks are sized...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-22-2020, 10:14 AM
    They look like somebody’s home built half jacketed bullets, swaged, perhaps. I’ve never seen any kind of listing for commercially produced half jackets, but back in the mid 1900s there were a lot of schemes like this that came and went with little...
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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