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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    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
    Im following this (and your other) thread with interest. Im curious at this point though... why did you have to reduce the front section all the way down to .309? Since my bullets are either .313 or .314 and chamber necks are sized...
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    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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    06-21-2020, 08:04 PM
    Ken, Do you want to give me credit or blame on that, my friend? Whichever, I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you have (and have to say) on the #5M. As you may have gathered it has long been my favorite adjustable measure. That was why your...
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    06-21-2020, 03:53 PM
    Not to be a smart ***, but does the weight of the water added or lost matter, or is the absolute amount of powder what we're interested in? Volume doesn't change. I am not a participant in modern Bench Rest, but don't those guys measure by volume?...
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    06-21-2020, 03:16 PM
    ringtinglen, the first handgun I ever shot was a like-new Model B with type II takedown... it later became part of my collection once Dad knew it would be something I would be keeping. Although I’ve sold off most of my collection, I kept the B and...
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    06-21-2020, 10:30 AM
    Looking at your post, it dawns on my that I may have access to a prototype brass casting facility. As I notice the casting lines on the main body, I wonder whether I could make my own dream come true... the handle and linkage should be readily...
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    06-20-2020, 04:48 PM
    My impression when I read this post was, if you’re tightening it enough to break their wrench, you’re tightening it too much! Could it be that the wrench might be designed to break before something important does? Froggie
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    06-20-2020, 04:43 PM
    As the emoji said, I was just pulling your chain. But I do have to reiterate that for the one duty I assigned to it, it really shined... so much so in fact that I bought a couple more as “backups.” :mrgreen: Froggie
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    06-20-2020, 03:51 PM
    I’ve used the round tray Lee, but I really don’t see all that much advantage to a primer feed system... even my fat fingers work fine for inserting primers. If the original Lee First Generation tool with screw in shell holders had been made of...
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    06-20-2020, 03:32 PM
    Depending on the relative humidity and how much the can is open to soak it up, yes. That’s why I like volume measure, so I get the same amount of powder. Froggie
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    06-20-2020, 03:30 PM
    Gee Ken, why don’t you say how you really feel? :kidding::kidding::bigsmyl2: I went along dumb but happy from about 1995 to 2010 depending on my #5 M to measure 4759 for Schuetzen. That was the best measure (of many tried) for that application,...
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    06-20-2020, 02:20 PM
    Reloader Fred, thanks for the info on the safeties. Over on the S&W Forum, one of the regulars with far more experience than I have with Smith autos related a story of having a Model 59 go off when it was reassembled with mixed up parts. I always...
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    06-20-2020, 07:19 AM
    Of course the Model 39s mostly had anodized aluminum frames, as does mine. At least it’s not plastic! :bigsmyl2: Froggie
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    06-19-2020, 09:24 PM
    Just for the sake of completeness, heres a picture showing one of the factory micrometer #5s that may have inspired Homer Culver.
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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