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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Sounds to me like you've stumbled onto a winner. If you have or can get a good bullet to breech seat in the chamber of your Sharps, and a small supply of brass, you're all set. For primers, any modern match grade large rifle primers will probably...
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    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    Wyoming Armory no longer shows any Ballard parts on their website (at least when I looked yesterday) but The Rifle Shoppe shows raw castings for $19.95 + S/H. Froggie
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    It’s likely that the smaller, inner chamber was intended for the “kicker charge” of faster black or smokeless powder to yield a cleaner burning “duplex load.” I agree with friend BR that the re- and decapper looks like a Schoyen-Petersen and...
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    10-29-2020, 10:08 PM
    What, no BP for more flash and smoke? :Fire:
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    10-29-2020, 12:02 PM
    Just as a FYI, ammo manufacturers used to make “Five-in-One” blanks that could be fired in rifles or revolvers chambered in 38-40 and 44-40 rifles as well as those calibers of revolvers and the 45 Colt too. Very handy in the heyday of cheaply made...
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    10-29-2020, 11:47 AM
    Well, I couldn’t find the 40 cal expander for my Lyman Multi-Die, so I went on and used the old BP, Cream of Wheat and TP method to blow out ten more cases so I have a set of 20. Next I’ll load them with full charges of BP and light bullets to...
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    10-29-2020, 11:34 AM
    My old buddy Dale53 taught me this method; 1) line bullets up in baking pan (steel, aluminum, or even silicone) at least a bullet width apart. 2) pour in melted lube (I use Emmert’s but SPG works just as well.) 3) allow lube to cool and harden,...
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    10-29-2020, 11:12 AM
    Rather than wait for the address I asked for, I decided to go ahead and post pics of the clamp here. Also, just to answer your other question, yes that nickel plated tube is the correct original part for your luber. My offer to send a digital set...
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    10-29-2020, 01:35 AM
    Triplebeards; As always, I am happy to help out! Dale53
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    10-28-2020, 09:54 AM
    You can use the current Lyman dies in it... they are just slight upgrades of the originals and for once, “new and improved”... REALLY IS! :D Froggie
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    10-28-2020, 09:50 AM
    Battis, I never had that “ring” form when I added my DeadeyeBly rings to some once fired 30-40 cases. I started by cutting off the cases to length (which left me somewhere about in the neck/shoulder region) then adding the rings (using a deep well...
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    10-27-2020, 08:42 PM
    I was looking at that and was seriously thinking of bidding on it, but I had just gotten a New Haven (yours was made earlier at Middlefield) and this one that you got didn't seem to have the clamp that Eddie asked about. The good news is that you...
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    10-27-2020, 04:39 PM
    Tripplebeards; Here is a link to my Dropbox for that file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2v9v0xde84tslid/HL%20246partial.pdf?dl=0 Just click on the link and download it. Dale53
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    10-27-2020, 10:09 AM
    I’m interested in 6 and 9... please look for an incoming PM. Green Frog
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    10-27-2020, 09:54 AM
    Could it be because you prefer them to Blondes?? :kidding::kidding: I started putting together a little mini bench with a B&D Workmate. I got as far as clamping an inherited MEC 600 Jr onto it (mounted on a plywood sheet) But have yet to find a...
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    10-26-2020, 10:27 AM
    Back in the 1970s when Dad and I started casting, wheel weights (yep, clip on lead alloy) were considered the lowest form and pure lead for muzzle loaders and to start mixing known alloys were the desirable finds. Dad worked for a commercial...
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    10-26-2020, 08:48 AM
    BTW, I just took the time to take a really good look at the picture of your bench, and I like it. In fact, I like it a lot. I see a few favorite toys including the Herter’s bench micrometer and the Lachmiller bench priming tool. Do you have all...
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    10-26-2020, 08:41 AM
    “... after the snow stops?” I guess it will make you feel bad, but we’re scheduled to hit the mid seventies today in CenVA. I hope it will stay cool enough to do some casting! :mrgreen: Froggie
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    10-26-2020, 08:30 AM
    The bullets from my B&D mould (the conical, 235 gr design) drop out at about .414-.415”. I have a handful left that were cast several years ago, and when I tried them in the fire formed cases, they dropped right in, so I don’t think that’s going to...
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    10-25-2020, 04:11 PM
    ... and another one bites the dust! Just one more conversion to the dark side. BWAAH HAHAHA! :bigsmyl2:
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    10-25-2020, 02:47 PM
    Thanks for that. I was just getting ready to load another 15 rounds for the two-step process. If I can find my 40 cal expander die, I’ll try your method first. Now all I have to do is call the Rifle Shoppe or somebody else who might have a good...
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    10-24-2020, 07:31 PM
    Well, now that Iím getting into it, the Pacific is getting nicer and nicer. The bore is becoming more and more shiny and the spots I was most concerned about are getting less and less distinct... I think itís going to be OK. I tried a few of my...
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    10-23-2020, 09:17 PM
    gbrown, the offering was for a marked 25-35 CMR and the corresponding PC. I already have a complete set (and even know where it is! [smilie=l: ) so I was able to resist. Besides, I haven’t had the 25-35 barrel on one of my high walls for nigh onto...
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    10-23-2020, 05:31 PM
    Should have included a :kidding: It sounds like you’re my kinda guy! BTW, is the depriming die you found universal or specific to the 25-35? Of course the PC is also useful for 30-30, 32-40, and a couple of others. I have a couple of those...
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    10-23-2020, 04:51 PM
    PS If you use them all you aren’t a hoarder... how many spares makes you a hoarder is open to debate! ;)
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    10-23-2020, 04:40 PM
    I’d say a not-so-humble brag. Yes, it’s the first generation of Auto Prime tools (round reservoir) that seems to have caught the most attention around here, but the original type with screw in shell holders are the ones I like the most. I too have...
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    10-22-2020, 10:34 AM
    Denny, I believe I saw that offering. Honestly, I’ve considered buying an extra DC 358156 mould (like the first mould Dad and I ever owned) and having the GC grooves milled out, but it just doesn’t seem like it would be worth the effort. The...
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    10-22-2020, 08:55 AM
    With the advent of better and better 3D printing materials. Maybe some enterprising soul could come up with a replacement piece? Froggie
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    10-21-2020, 08:47 PM
    Vall, is anybody selling a blank extractor or better yet, one tight sized for 40-85/90? My existing extractor just barely touches the original round’s rim, and doesn’t even as it goes by the 9.3X74R rim. Froggie
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    10-21-2020, 01:30 PM
    The Brown lever is the one I was calling an earlier “loop” lever. I’ve heard the one that looks like it came from a lever action repeater called a “four finger” lever, and of course there were a ton of the “lazy S” levers on the later Marlins. I...
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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