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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    My one round is marked 40-85 and comes from UMC. On opposite sides of the primer it is stamped "S" and "M" for Sharps and Marlin? Maybe "straight" and Marlin?? IIRC, I got this one round from Joe Ruth, but no explanation came with it. :? Froggie
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    Today, 04:51 PM
    With my Pacific's "checkered history" I'm certainly not concerned about adding another dent or ding. On the other hand, a horse and scabbard might be appropriate for hauling that cannon around (since it lacks a carriage and caisson!) After KFW...
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    Today, 04:02 PM
    The expander dies came in three lengths (for various case lengths) that were unmarked, but they usually had the diameter of the expander stamped on the top of the screw-in stem. You are probably looking for a medium or long die with a stem marked...
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    Today, 03:29 PM
    Can’t help with the expander die for a 270, but can really relate to disappearing down rabbit holes! Let me repeat the warning about an expander ball on the muzzle sizing die (or combination MR and decapper.). If it has an expander ball on the...
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    Today, 09:13 AM
    Thanks, Vall. I hadn't even thought of that possibility! I just went down to the junk bench (supposedly work bench) and got out a random #7 J-type shell holder. The 9.3 X 74R feels a little "scratchy" going in, but it goes in. Success! [smilie=p:...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    Update: I got out the Pacific and blew out the cobwebs... it looks like it is ready to go, at least for the case forming phase of this project. I took a box (of the 4 I bought) and primed those 25 cases with Winchester LRPs using a dependable old...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    Here's one of my all time favorites. It is a complete build done by my pistolsmith of the time, Harold Johnson, the ex-marine who built Blankenship's guns: My wife bought me the carved Indian Elephant Ivory grips for a birthday present. ...
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    04-24-2018, 05:04 PM
    Good news! Now that friend Vall told us about the 9.3x74R brass and it has arrived, Ive finally figured out how to get into my safe so I can get to my Ballard Pacific. I think I can find my Barry Darr bullet mould, and I have a bunch of GOEX and...
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    04-23-2018, 07:32 PM
    Well Magnet Man, somewhere between the event horizon and the actual black hole in my basement there should be some boxed sets classified as trading material. I had the previously mentioned TL Jr boxed set for 303 Brit as well as a backup set of 310...
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    04-23-2018, 07:24 PM
    Well Brass, those TL Jr die sets seem to have slipped into the black hole of my loading area. I remember distinctly having two 303 Brit sets with one going to my brother. I thought I still had the other, but it seems to have passed the event...
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    04-23-2018, 05:04 PM
    Note: I don't know what happened to my original post but half of it has disappeared... We'll try it again: I have both the 4" and 6.5" versions of the 624 and they are absolutely SUPERB revolvers. They are “as good as it gets”! I bought them when...
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    04-21-2018, 08:41 PM
    Was it loaded when you found it?? :shock:
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    04-21-2018, 07:32 PM
    You're starting to sound like the little chihuahua in the old Taco Bell commercial when he saw Godzilla, "Uh oh, I theenk I shoulda got a beeger box!" Keep it up brother! Froggie
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    04-21-2018, 07:29 PM
    Sorry for the misunderstanding, Ken. I've been swapping back and forth with Brass Magnet for a while now and was just soliciting another trade... no sale offered nor intended. Froggie
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    04-20-2018, 02:03 PM
    Now some of us will just have to budget for two of them! My dies need organizing for sure, but Id hate to get pepper juice (capsicum) on my dies, and sizing lube would give my pepper poppers a very strange taste! ;) Froggie
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    04-20-2018, 01:53 PM
    “Organized people never make the exciting discoveries I do!” I occasionally find something I had forgotten I had, but usually it’s a matter of stumbling across something I got a long time ago and lost in the general clutter. I guess they...
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    04-20-2018, 01:12 PM
    Hey Mag-man, I think I still have a Tru-Line Jr set of dies for the 303 Brit, NIB. Any interest? IIRC, they are the same as the 310 dies... a CMR that decaps and a DA die. All in the pretty flat box (assuming I can find it.) Your Phriendly...
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    04-19-2018, 09:15 AM
    To: RedLegEd, SU-WEEEET! :bigsmyl2: That does what I've tried to do, but adds a lot of class. Also, with that shape and size, I'm sure it packs away really well. I think I can see a similar set-up in my future. Thanks for...
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    04-19-2018, 09:10 AM
    I probably could put together a set if you can't find one elsewhere. I need to keep a set for my 310 and one for my TruLIne Jr (dedicated) but if there are enough left over parts I'll let you know. Would you be interested in a couple of the dies...
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    04-18-2018, 12:34 PM
    Never mind... My #10 PC somehow got mixed in with my 32 S&W stuff. I'm good now! :bigsmyl2: Froggie
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    04-16-2018, 04:36 PM
    Paul105 and md8232; That IS the article. Dale53
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    04-16-2018, 02:52 PM
    The first gun Dad "got from me" was a Remington 870 in about 1974, IIRC. Just before he went into the hospital for the last time in January of last year, he made a list of his guns and how they should be distributed. Lo and behold I got back every...
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    04-15-2018, 07:16 PM
    Md8232; I only have the one article (.44 Special), not the whole magazine. Send me your email address by PM and I will email it to you. Dale53
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    04-15-2018, 07:09 PM
    I have a four cavity H&G #50 mold that I dearly love! That is an EXCELLENT w/c bullet for .38s. Right now, that is one of my most used bullets. FWIW Dale53
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    04-14-2018, 08:13 AM
    I’ve got a couple of 450s from Lyman as well as a old Ideal #1 I will only use for very soft lubes. As for push through, size only dies like the Lee or old Lyman types, whatever press has an empty hole, but usually my RCBS Jr. Froggie
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    04-14-2018, 08:06 AM
    If you happen to find an extra PC #10 in that assortment, I could use one for my latest field kit. :[smilie=s: Froggie
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    04-13-2018, 03:17 PM
    One financial aspect no one has mentioned is that compared to buying the 310 Tool rig (which I have and love to use) or the Classic "Whack-a-Mole" Lee Loader (which I also have but use rarely) is that if you buy the basic Lee Hand Press (with or...
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    04-11-2018, 08:02 AM
    Classic loading equipment availability seems to run in cycles in shows here in VA. One time you’ll see a bunch, then there will be the same (very) few vendors with the same small selection for the next several shows... sometimes going on for a year...
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    04-09-2018, 10:41 PM
    If I didn't know better, I'd swear this was written by Dale53. This is virtually word for word and step by step identical to what he said to me when he showed me his method for pan lubing, right down to the Emmert's lube! He was showing me that I...
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    04-07-2018, 09:11 AM
    OP, as you can see from the range of answers, this is a personal question and the answers you get will vary based on the personal experiences and biases of those who respond. :coffeecom I can only add a few of my own observations which are worth...
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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