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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    Cool! Add a pinch of tin to make it flow better and get to casting! Sounds like you have the basis of some good alloy. Froggie
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    Magnificent Larry. It takes a real writer to bring the task of exterminating rats to a level of excitement and adventure in the way you’ve done here. I salute you! Froggie
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    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    One thing I seldom see mentioned regarding bore wear. Cast bullets wear MUCH less than jacketed bullets. Back when I was shooting Bullseye and later IPSC, the Advanced Marksmanship (Army) Gunsmiths told me that they had to replace 1911 barrels every...
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    05-23-2020, 05:18 PM
    OK, now I know what you're talking about. Yes, it certainly would be tough to size them down very much in a tong tool. I think I would get some drill rod close to the right diameter and make my own if I were you. You can size them nose first and...
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    05-23-2020, 01:53 PM
    Bailey Boat and I discussed the prospects of making his adjustable rotors for the Accu-measure as well, but he decided there wouldn't be enough demand to make it worth his while to get tooled up... OTOH, a machinist making one just for fun to see if...
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    05-23-2020, 01:47 PM
    Teddy, I'm confused. What is a sizing B/S pin? Froggie
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    05-23-2020, 01:43 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Aroundtuit in Cast Boolits
    I've had a jumbo box of tuits on order for months, but they are back ordered for the round ones! :cry:
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    05-23-2020, 01:40 PM
    As I've gotten older, everything I've sold (with a few notable exceptions) has been to buy something I like better. I do wish I still had my Marlin lever rifle in 32 RF/CF. It was in antique very good+ condition and had not been messed with at...
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    05-23-2020, 10:05 AM
    That’s good news to us all, beagle! It looks like he is essentially “the only game in town” other than long and frustrating searches on flea-Bay or depending on “the kindness of strangers.” Neither of these has proven all that productive for me...
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    05-23-2020, 08:43 AM
    Be nice, good people, be nice! Dale53
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    05-21-2020, 06:54 PM
    It just goes to show, even these bad times have some good hidden amongst the bad! Dale53
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    05-21-2020, 09:49 AM
    Look on the current Lyman shell holder list... find the one for your 10 mm and see what other cases it fits. Then you can find the J-type listed for that other case. I helped my cousin do this many years ago when the Ten first came out so he could...
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    05-19-2020, 10:01 PM
    I have been extremely happy with my SS Ruger Bisley .45 ACP/.45 Colt Convertible. When first purchased, it had .450" throats and leaded like crazy. I couldn't even chamber my .45 ACP cast bullet .452" loads in the ACP cylinder. However, after I...
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    05-19-2020, 09:50 PM
    That’s cheating, George! Anybody can find “normal” shell holders. You need to use the J-type so you really appreciate them! ;) It’s not like you’re trying to find them for a Herter’s or something. :kidding: Froggie
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    05-19-2020, 09:35 PM
    Remember; quenching an alloy of pure lead and tin will have no significant effect, it’s the antimony in the mix that makes quenching do anything for you. Actually, I guess I’m Really with the previous posters who suggest that some of the front...
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    05-19-2020, 09:25 PM
    There... fixed it for you! :wink: Yes, you did very well for yourself. In tin value alone it’s at least four times that. Congratulations on a good find. If some collector wants those sticks, make sure you get the cost of 2 lb of tin and a bit...
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    05-19-2020, 10:50 AM
    I got mine from the guy who bought it from the John Ambler estate. It had hardly been used... I assume just tested for review. I’ve got it semi-permanently set up for 327 FM using Lyman dies including their combination expander and through the die...
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    05-19-2020, 10:06 AM
    Yeah, I bought a bunch of top shelf Starrett micrometers while taking machining classes, along with a couple of Mitutoyo dial calipers. I was given a 1” Mitutoyo mic that lives on a built in shelf on the side of my lathe. BUUTTTT... I have a...
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    05-18-2020, 10:31 AM
    Nuclearcricket, you have hit upon our national problem concerning commerce with C***a. Their business model seems to be to build to the market, with sufficient quality that the customer won’t walk away, but at a low enough price to beat the...
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    05-17-2020, 07:30 PM
    USSR; I have regulated a few fixed sight revolvers. BEFORE you do ANY filing, choose your load, both for performance AND accuracy. Think carefully and test seriously, before you commit. Then, realize that our eyes change a bit day to day. I always...
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    05-17-2020, 11:58 AM
    Most often I carry a little I- or J-frame snub and I have a Kydex and leather holster made to hold whichever is in current rotation inside the console of my vehicle. I very seldom carry on my person. Froggie
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    05-17-2020, 11:55 AM
    If you have an old set of 30-06 dies you aren’t too fond of, you can cut the bottom inch off of the seater/crimped die of that to use... after all, you are making a 30 cal out of your case anyway. Froggie
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    05-17-2020, 11:48 AM
    The shell holder adaptor will be fine with your 38 and 45 plan... you lose a little bit of throw length with the resulting taller shell holder assembly but it’s not a problem with pistol length cases and really only becomes noticeable with longer...
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    05-17-2020, 09:02 AM
    Mal Paso; You may have missed a great opportunity. Roast Quail can be quite tasty, my friend! In fact, if you have so many quail in your area that they are entering your shop, maybe you ought to train them with a trail of shelled corn to walk right...
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    05-15-2020, 10:45 AM
    I second DougGuy's recommendation of the Ruger Flattop in .45 Colt. Medium frame, adjustable sights (with the great sight picture that provides), and that great "Pawl" that is a pleasure to load. Most of all, if you get the convertible, you will...
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    05-14-2020, 11:57 AM
    I would downgrade “fairly common” to “occasionally available.” There is a boxed set, missing one rotor, currently listed on fleaBay at a bid of $69.95 IIRC... this, along with the measure mentioned in the OP would probably be a good start, but...
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    05-14-2020, 11:43 AM
    At one time both Lyman and RCBS offered different seating plugs to fit various bullet nose shapes. The last RCBS set I got for 32 revolvers came with both RN and a SWC/WC stems and the box was so marked from the factory. Doesn’t Lyman still...
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    05-12-2020, 10:31 AM
    Good catch! Originally you would get the measure with two rotors in a little plastic tube and one installed. Then you could buy individual rotors as needed or go all the way and buy the orange box with all twelve of the other rotors. The only...
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    05-12-2020, 10:26 AM
    Was the family surname of the previous owner “Hatfield” or “McCoy?” :bigsmyl2: I’ve heard tell that there were a bunch of those hog legs being carried (and frequently used) in the hills of WV back then. ;) Froggie
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    05-11-2020, 08:35 PM
    Rotors are unique to the Accu-Measure and since it had a very short production run, it is becoming difficult and expensive to complete the set of 15 rotors. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it is an excellent measure for powder for...
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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