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    Today, 09:00 AM
    Thanks, pressman. I obviously haven’t thoroughly been through all of them yet. Can you tell me the approximate time frame of production of this unit? How about numbers produced? I can’t believe it has totally eluded me all these years... as you...
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    Today, 12:42 AM
    That's pretty much how I roll, too, Rodfac! Dale53
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I’ve read everything about Lyman and Ideal history I have been able to get my hands on, and this is my first hint about this tool. It could have made it by me if it was in a borrowed book I read fast, but I doubt it. I don’t think it had a very...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    You do realize this is a forum about casting one’s own bullets, right? We can scrounge up brass for whatever caliber we need, cast bullets from any one (or more) of the plethora of moulds available now, then add primers and powder, and suddenly no...
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    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    Ken, you might slip over to the benchrest.com site and ask around. I got good help from them when I first started looking for historical info about the Culver Conversion and it’s clones. I saw pictures of a similar setup to yours somewhere but...
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    12-09-2019, 11:37 AM
    Bent Ramrod, that was as informative and entertaining an explanation of the whole "collecting" world I've seen in a long time. When investing takes over collecting (which happens in all things all too often) the exact sequence of events you...
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    12-08-2019, 10:31 PM
    Fortunately, neither of those calibers is all that hard to find on flea Bay, etc. BTW, since they are usually neck size only, I know of folks who have loaded both 25-20 SS and WCS with the same dies. If you start with a set of WCF dies, I can just...
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    12-08-2019, 09:04 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Turrets in Reloading Equipment
    Maybe because it’s my only full sized turret press, but my AA was my choice when I bought it. Of course when I’m feeling nostalgic there’s still my original TruLine Jr press on the left front corner of the bench in its position of honor! [smilie=l:...
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    12-06-2019, 11:08 AM
    While I readily admit that I’m not “into” Colt revolvers, I do subscribe to the “Franken-gun” philosophy of gun building. Getting something otherwise unavailable and having everything hand fitted to order gives a certain pride of ownership others...
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    12-06-2019, 11:02 AM
    CuriousShooter; Excellent conclusions, good design, and great post and pictures. Years ago, I did a good deal of leather work (holsters, sheaths, and even leather clothing). One of the biggest problems, depending on where you live, may be in...
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    12-06-2019, 10:55 AM
    I had some 231 left in the powder measure of my Dadís Dillon 550 from the last time it was used before his final illness (he passed away almost three years ago.) I dumped that powder out into temporary storage and refilled the (undamaged) reservoir...
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    12-05-2019, 06:02 PM
    ^^^ This ^^^ I like the original 32-20 chambering and I really like the 32 H&R (notice I didn't call it a "magnum" since factory loadings aren't!) I also like both the 25-20 SS and 25-20 WCF chambering, but I have seen a couple of factory SS...
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    12-05-2019, 05:48 PM
    A member here named Bailey Boat was making an adjustable rotor (from scratch, not reworked) and selling them here a while back, but I haven't seen mention of them, or had contact with him for a while... you might want to drop him a PM. I've got...
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    12-05-2019, 01:37 PM
    On my way home from Ohio yesterday I made a detour to visit with beagle and meet him face to face for the first time. It was a very worthwhile trip as we talked for about an hour and I came home with some bullets and gas checks he wants me to try...
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    12-03-2019, 05:22 PM
    I keep a little tube of decapping pins in my range box... if a pin is going to break it is most likely to break when at the range and far from home. Ask Mr Murphy! :roll: Froggie
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    12-01-2019, 09:18 PM
    I have ZERO personal experience with the 32 S&W in a semiauto. I spoke recently with a gunsmith who does work for the military pistol and rifle teams, and he said he had been busy recently making 32 ACP chambered barrels for 32 semiauto target guns...
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    12-01-2019, 05:03 PM
    Lathesmith, this thread has been going on for 11 years and 21 pages, so without going through it all, may I ask a couple of questions? First, after all this time, are your prices still the same or do they change somewhere about page 16 where I...
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    12-01-2019, 01:18 AM
    I just looked through a box of miscellaneous stuff and found three more Lyman ingot moulds I “inherited”... all three with the backwards “n” so I can safely say they aren’t rare. I now own 5 of them and no “normal” ones. :???: Maybe I’ll start...
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    11-28-2019, 10:24 AM
    Remington manufactured a trim little 30-40 Gov’t (Krag) carbine on the rolling block action. I’ve seen several, including one I should have bought from an estate, but have no shooting experience with them. Froggie
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    11-28-2019, 10:17 AM
    As a friend used say, “That boy could break the horn off an anvil with a rubber hammer!” :D
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    11-28-2019, 10:12 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Lee sizers in Cast Boolits
    Well, I want a .313 for my K-32 and other 32 revolvers, but notice Lee doesnít offer that one either. I just came into a Star sizer, so I guess Iíll have to spend the bux to have that size die cut for it... if I do, that will force me to make the...
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    11-27-2019, 01:13 PM
    Tracy; I use a Dillon 550b and there is no extra step involved. The Lee FCD insures that the cartridge will not exceed SAAMI standards of outside diameter. If your handgun uses “normal” bullet diameter Ed’s method works perfectly well. FWIW...
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    11-27-2019, 10:07 AM
    You forgot to put a dusting of flour on before putting it in the oil... oh wait, this isn’t the cooking channel, is it? :kidding: Remember, if you want to penetrate rust, etc, thinner is better. Pure peanut oil might make a decent rust...
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    11-27-2019, 09:59 AM
    Plus 1 to your last phrase! Once you have paid for previous sins, anoint the nipples with a touch of anti-seize to prevent falling back into sin! I have a little range box with ammo and accessories I need for the Remington on the line at N-SSA...
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    11-27-2019, 09:46 AM
    PS to last; it looks like the website for the 310 Shop is being developed still, but it has some pretty good stuff in it already. Another source might be to deal with some of the private individuals who specialize in collecting and trading...
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    11-27-2019, 09:40 AM
    Are you sizing or swaging with that poor old 450? :???: The only broken handle we’ve experienced around here came with using stiff lube (cold) and hard oversized bullets in a well used then thirty year old plus Model 450. Good luck with yours. ...
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    11-26-2019, 10:10 PM
    If I were starting from scratch now (I say this because of the basement full of reloading stuff I keep tripping over) I would look very hard at the Harvey unit... I have something similar from my Schuetzen days. For sheer strength though, I still...
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    11-26-2019, 07:54 PM
    Here’s Hodgdon’s online Reloading Data: https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol I suggest Bullseye or Titegroup powder for the 45 S&W. Dale53
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    11-26-2019, 11:30 AM
    Ed Harris has mentioned many times, that he often uses a tumble lubed bullet, unsized, then when he loads the cartridge, he uses the Lee Factory Crimp die to "compress size" at the last stage. That way, he gets the benefit of easy lubing and the...
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    11-26-2019, 09:22 AM
    The originator of the 310 Shop apparently retired and sold the business to its current owner several years ago. The new owner continued the original gathering and selling of original 310 tools and dies, but over time began doing more manufacturing...
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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