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    Yesterday, 12:09 AM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Tornado this morning in Our Town
    I've gone through two tornados while back packing. Not much fun! It sure gives you more than a bit of respect for the power of Mother Nature!! I and my buddy were extremely lucky! I offer up a prayer for any going through this REALLY bad weather!...
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    05-18-2019, 12:07 AM
    My shooting buddy for years, shot just about as well as I did. However, his point of impact, using the same revolvers, was quite different than mine. He shot low left several inches at 25 yards when the revolvers were sighted for me. So, it just may...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 10:49 AM
    That 105 gr HP I got from a MP group buy a few years ago sounds as close as I can get to what you are describing. Would you like me to send you a handful to try? PM me. Froggie
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    05-15-2019, 08:30 AM
    Start with the original Elmer Keith load of his 240 grain SWC cast fairly hard and powered by a stout load of 2400 powder, then go from there. Froggie
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    05-15-2019, 08:24 AM
    RIGHT!!! Now that I know what you want, maybe I can help. To load plastic cases or brass with expanded flash holes, you may be able to just use a Lee primer punch and base and just push out the spent primer, although a hammer might be necessary. ...
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    05-14-2019, 04:51 PM
    Grump, I don't think we understand the problem you are facing... at least I know I don't! Which aluminum cases are you talking about, the ones from CCI Blazers that are advertised as not intended to be reloaded or something else? If the former,...
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    05-14-2019, 10:34 AM
    My friend Steve (mentioned above) passed away over 20 years ago, so I'm relying on my faulty memory now, but he did hold a national record for timed fire with that caliber. He was with the Navy pistol team and they were interested in it strictly...
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    05-14-2019, 10:16 AM
    Late to the discussion (as usual) but congratulations anyway on a fine haul. Years ago my dad started out with a 450 and upgraded one or two features at a time until he decided to buy the 550 frame and do the complete upgrade... so he ended up with...
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    05-13-2019, 03:38 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread old ww in Cast Boolits
    Avoid those Zn and Zn/Al weights (as we say here) "Like the PLAGUE!" Even one or two of them in a batch of lead alloy will totally ruin the whole pot. As the current "environmentally friendly" weights take over the market and displace the old lead...
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    05-13-2019, 03:21 PM
    The difference between the number I can load (or have loaded) for and the number I actually load for regularly pretty is significant. I'm guessing this is the case with many here. Right now, I load mostly for my 3 lengths of 32 revolver rounds...
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    05-12-2019, 07:36 AM
    nhdon, From the date given that tong tool was almost assuredly a Lyman 310 tool. By that time, the Winchester tong tools were antiques stashed away in attics and basements awaiting rediscovery, or in the hands of a true hard core fringe group of...
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    05-12-2019, 12:43 AM
    I did a lot of experimenting with shot cartridges in revolvers of several calibers. As mentioned above, size #12 shot has it all over the larger shot. Since the range is short (I got good results to 25 feet using #12 shot in Speer shot capsules)....
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    05-11-2019, 09:26 AM
    I know you specifically asked about a WC, but Lyman used to make a SWC mould labeled 313445, that has a very minimal nose extension... almost a long button nose. It runs about 95-98 grains with my alloy. If I only had one bullet for 32 S&W Long,...
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    05-11-2019, 09:13 AM
    Mr Maine1, I would call that a real good start! Around the house I have revolver dies for about 5 calibers, and rifle dies for about 5 more (of the “classic” calibers like 32-40 & 45-70 etc.) I’ve made a conscious effort to find as many of the...
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    05-10-2019, 07:04 AM
    There is a lot of good, practical info in this post, LAGS, but one glaring misconception. As a retired Science Teacher, I have to clarify... water does not separate into hydrogen and oxygen when it boils. The molecules of H2O simply lose some of...
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    05-10-2019, 06:29 AM
    For about the last 20+ years, Lyman has been sort of tapering off production of their 310 line. Someone posted that they had been informed by Lyman that they were actually discontinuing all of the 310 tools and dies. While I understand their...
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    05-09-2019, 12:07 PM
    I've gotta check this page more often! Nice pix, .50bmg! That really is a cute little thing, isn't it? The word "petite" even comes to mind. Froggie
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    05-09-2019, 09:05 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread old ww in Cast Boolits
    P7m13, Welcome from Virginia! While your question is about wheel weights (commonly abbreviated on this board as “COWW” to reference clip-ons) I’d like to mention another possibility that might be valuable the you in France since COWWs are probably...
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    05-08-2019, 10:25 PM
    Froggie; I guess I will chime in here (better late than never, I guess:p). My use of my 631 has been split between range time and field use for edible small game. Due to the truly bad quality brass put out by Federal in the introduction of the .32...
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    05-08-2019, 03:23 PM
    Well Larry, I guess you answered that question pretty authoritatively, didn't you? Nice shooting there, amigo. 9.3X62AL, I have an even greater tale of woe than yours... I bought one of the Buckeye Combo 32s when they first came out, then in a...
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    05-08-2019, 11:00 AM
    Well, now that Dale53 and I have reread and discussed on our "virtual book club meeting" the article he was looking for, I'm glad we have it available, but there are definitely better articles around here on this very forum. I will say that if you...
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    05-08-2019, 10:44 AM
    I'm surprised Dale53 hasn't chimed in yet. As I have repeatedly stated, I lust after his Model 631 and he has done some pretty extensive reloading for it. Together we have played with the Ideal 3118/Lyman 311008 as well as several heavier bullets...
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    05-07-2019, 09:01 PM
    Glad it's working out for you, Priusron. It would appear we are about to enter a transition time of how we "do" our 310-ing. Now that Lyman seems to be getting out of the whole 310 scene, I personally plan to consolidate my holdings and make sure...
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    05-07-2019, 06:07 PM
    If I understood the OP correctly, it’s the adaptor ring that is needed... the part that screws into the handle and guides the case into the die. You can actually get by without using one at all, but it’s kinda sloppy that way. Of course if you...
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    05-07-2019, 03:09 PM
    I received a response from Wolfe Publishimg. They arranged for me to download my missing issue. So, I have no complaint wharsoever! FWIW, Dale53
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    05-06-2019, 03:06 PM
    There's an ugly rumor going around that Lyman is discontinuing their 310 line after only about 125 years or so. If they don't have them for sale any more, contact Rick at http://cnyauctions.com/the310shop.htm since he seems to have about everything...
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    05-05-2019, 09:56 AM
    JAC43; Send me your email address by PM. I can help you. I now have #303 thanks to a kind member. Dale53
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    05-04-2019, 07:34 PM
    I have called Wolfe (had to leave a message) but, so far, no reply. Rather disappointing... Dale53
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    05-04-2019, 12:59 PM
    An old shooter of my acquaintance had a mutual friend drill additional holes between the existing ones. I never have seen the great advantage others see in leaving dies mounted (how long does it take to install and adjust a set of dies anyway?) but...
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    05-03-2019, 03:15 PM
    Over the years I’ve seen about 2-3 wrenches that were color case hardened... it seems like they were even marked Ideal instead of Chapman. That’s kinda classy. ;) Froggie
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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