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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    09-19-2019, 01:11 PM
    I went through the decline and passing of my Mom over the last year until 6/24 this year. I was pleased that her mind stayed sharp pretty much to the end, but her body (at 95) just let her down in the end. Enjoy every minute you can with her...
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    09-18-2019, 09:07 PM
    Ken, Since Lyman has been tapering off on their emphasis on the 310 lineup for the last couple of decades or more, I'm not surprised that they wouldn't have put forth effort to make any advertising or demo stuff for the 310 family in recent...
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    09-17-2019, 08:50 PM
    Sing it again, brother. We both love the same song! There is a mighty chorus that all have the same tune, and surprisingly enough, it’s apparently getting bigger all the time. :violin: [smilie=w: :rolleyes: Froggie
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    09-16-2019, 08:58 AM
    A favorite Uncle and his son loaded 30-06 for his pre-64 Winchester Model 70 with his TruLine Jr until he upgraded to the "new" All American and passed the TL Jr stuff on to me. That thoughtful little gift got Dad and myself started with reloading...
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    09-15-2019, 08:36 PM
    Rintinglen, that 3” barrel on a Model 60 is such a great feature I just can’t give mine up. I’m not sure I would feel the same way about having the DAO feature... my Model 60-4 with adjustable sights and heavy, full under lug barrel gets a lot of...
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    09-15-2019, 08:20 PM
    I continue to hear more and more reminisces about the TruLine Jr and folks who used it... I think this whole aspect of reloading history that has been under appreciated for whatever reason. I’m proud to say I’m still a part of the mini-die minions!...
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    09-15-2019, 02:39 PM
    Thanks, now I know where to start digging in my pile to see whether I have such a catalog with any info on the special dies and tools that I missed seeing before. Ammo archaeology at its best! ;) Froggie
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    09-14-2019, 11:28 PM
    So they made aluminum handles for the larger diameter dies? Now I’m really confused. If you have a set of steel “Special” handles, I’m not too surprised, and 50-110 would make sense if they were going to load something that big. I’d be curious to...
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    09-14-2019, 03:20 PM
    Just to muddy the waters a little more, I’ve encountered a couple of old Ideal tools in 25-20 SS with smaller diameter dies. :veryconfu I wonder whether Lyman ever bored a TL Jr turret with undersized holes. That would be a gold plated flying...
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    09-14-2019, 03:14 PM
    I thought I “needed” a dedicated, marked steel set for every caliber I loaded. Then I discovered the steel transitional sets with two major upgrades, the ability to change adaptor collars and therefore calibers and (perhaps more importantly) the...
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    09-14-2019, 03:01 PM
    Win, win, win, win (and probably a couple more wins!) I’d say you had a great weekend all the way around with a bonus for your co-worker. It doesn’t get much better than that! :drinks: Froggie
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    09-13-2019, 08:24 PM
    And I’d like to find a unicorn, saddle broke for my nieces to ride. [smilie=s: How many 50-70 die sets do you think were actually made? How about the 45-70s? Since we know the latter were also made in “standard” size, I’m guessing there wouldn’t...
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    09-13-2019, 10:35 AM
    Of course having the extra “ooomph” of the later TL Jr’s Enhanced leverage wouldn’t have been a bad thing. Just sayin’ here... :coffeecom Froggie
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    09-13-2019, 10:30 AM
    IIRC, at one time I had some Lyman sizing dies whose plugs were reversible, one end dead square and the other slightly cupped. I assume the cupped end was for bevel based bullets(?) Froggie
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    09-13-2019, 09:09 AM
    Thanks, Mr Pressman! When I first started acquiring 310/TL Jr stuff, I had no earthly idea of the complexity of their history. Now, after over 40 years of casually observing I’m just starting to see what I don’t know! I’d love to see a printed...
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    09-12-2019, 09:21 PM
    Congratulations, Ken! I have to admit that I had never heard of such a thing until you just mentioned it. Can you give us any kind of history, such as when it was made, early vs late presses, etc, etc? I'll have to say up front that this is...
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    09-12-2019, 04:37 PM
    I still use and prefer range pistol boxes. It mounts and carries your spotting scope, four or five handguns, tools, batteries, etc. they are extremely durable, protective, and good looking. What’s not to like? Dale 53
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    09-12-2019, 08:32 AM
    I used to follow about all of the flea-Bay auctions involving 310 tools with near-religious fervor, and over the years managed to accumulate a nice variety of tools and dies. I now find myself with about all the sets I had dreamed of and more, and...
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    09-11-2019, 11:28 AM
    I hear ya, brother! I taught public school for 30 years, so I know about the paycheck to paycheck thing... I often had too much month left at the end of the paycheck. I just tried to keep my eyes open for bargains and swap toward what I wanted (or...
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    09-08-2019, 07:07 PM
    The mention once again by Outpost 75 of his “Bunny Rifle” has my addled froggie brain kicking over once again... I really “need” such a gun to make my life complete. :coffee: I had a Winchester low wall (one of the smooth side, leaf mainspring...
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    09-08-2019, 02:49 PM
    I have the same one labeled Lyman. I used it, along with a similarly labeled dial micrometer as my "starter set" for my first couple of classes of Machining in the local Community College. The bookstore there was selling a set that looked...
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    09-02-2019, 03:18 PM
    How many years are we talking about here? As “recently” as twenty years ago I was getting complete sets (handles and dies in box) in the $20-30 range for all but the hardest to find oddball calibers. As recently as ten years ago I was still finding...
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    09-01-2019, 03:23 PM
    When I wasn’t buying I saw a couple of the mid-priced cassette type triggers that were user adjustable for weight. Has anyone here tried any of these and if yes, how did they do for you? Froggie
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    08-30-2019, 08:08 PM
    Which remark? The one about demographics? How about if we add in republgraphics to balance things out? Or was it talking down the significance of that extra 10 ounces of the Blackhawk being all that important? :coffee: That’s OK, please...
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    08-30-2019, 07:08 PM
    BrassMagnnet, if you don’t mind, I’d like a copy of that contact info. I too have a 410 X 2.5” setup that is complete except for the data and instruction sheets. The sites listed seemed to have data with all shotgun sets except this one. :? ...
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    08-30-2019, 07:43 AM
    Looks like we’re off to the races with yet another thread on the joys of the 327! S&W, are you listening? (Probably not!) I would be curious about the demographics of participants in this and similar 327-themed threads. I’m going to guess the...
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    08-29-2019, 10:28 AM
    Thanks, DG. If, back in about 1974 I had a financially sound job instead of being a second year public school teacher, I would have had a hardball gun that would have looked just like that, only with standard wood grips. Froggie
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    08-28-2019, 11:12 AM
    rintinglen, I'm a little surprised to hear about your negative experiences with the Blackhawk. While it is admittedly bigger and heavier than the Single Seven, I find that it balances well and points naturally for me... and I'm not really even a...
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    08-28-2019, 09:07 AM
    Yeah, it’s getting so it makes more sense to order semi-custom moulds from NOE and get just what you want... and the price differential has been become less over time too. Froggie
    10 replies | 484 view(s)
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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