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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    Lyman's last price was something like $79 or $89 for a set of handles and the same for a set of dies before they discontinued the last of their offerings, IIRC. I honestly think they wanted to stop making those odd ball tools and dies in odd sizes...
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    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    Dale53 replied to a thread It's back working in Our Town
    I admit it! I am addicted to Cast Boolits! This has been painful for me:-( I am truly glad that things are back to normal! Hopefully, the transition to the new software will continue forward. All the best to all of us as we go forward! Dale53
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    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    My Para is built from one of the last of the Canadian steel-frame kits. I know I’m late to the show here, but I’ll mention for future readers that mine needed just a little touch to throating so it would feed and seat properly from the magazine. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:30 AM
    Isn’t that the way these things go, Ken? There will be a few who are genuinely interested in something “just because” but as more people start chasing after a finite number of those somethings, you get collectors who want one of each then investors...
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    10-19-2019, 10:38 PM
    What a disappointment... from what I saw, those guys all seem like a bunch of newbies! I saw a lot of incomplete and even incorrect info in a very short read time. Maybe I could go over and take advantage of their innocence. ;-) Froggie
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    10-19-2019, 10:18 PM
    Thanks Gary, but I need to divest myself of some of the ones I already have, not be tempted to buy more! Oh alright, I’ll go look, but I can already tell it’s gonna cost me money. I hope you’re proud of yourself! Froggie
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    10-15-2019, 09:13 AM
    My take on Tyler’s product is that if you can get them, they are fine. I’ve only seen a couple of negative references to QC lately, and you’ll get that from anyone, it seems. OTOH, their order fulfillment seems to have gotten more and more...
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    10-14-2019, 11:15 PM
    I got in on the Group Buy 200 gr, double ended wadcutter (six cavity Lee mold). Seating the bullet crimped with one band outside the case for ease of loading (using the crimp groove), 5.0 grs. of Red Dot chronographs just under 900 fps. in .44...
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    10-14-2019, 07:20 PM
    The Lyman/Ideal 357156 (with GC) is a longtime favorite. If I only had one bullet mould for all my 38 Spl and 357 Mag shooting, this would have to be it. :Fire: Froggie
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    10-13-2019, 05:05 PM
    Somewhere down in the bowels of my basement is a loading tool that uses Herter’s Shell Holders... would that be a Lachmiller unit? I thought it had a Herter’s name tag affixed to it, but you know how notoriously poor amphibian memory is. :roll: ...
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    10-13-2019, 08:00 AM
    In the ranks of the American Single Shot Rifle Association there are folks who seem to be getting good results shooting a true 32 caliber version of the 32-20. Most of them are using custom, faster twist barrels so they can use heavier bullets, but...
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    10-13-2019, 07:48 AM
    If you want to look around, both SAECO & the late, lamented Herter’s made bench priming tools of cast iron, so heavy they didn’t even need to be bolted down. My Herter’s unit is designed for some type of primer feed, but that portion is missing so I...
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    10-13-2019, 07:37 AM
    At the risk of sounding like a smart aleck (or worse) if you can recover the fired bullets with a high percentage success rate, why worry about environmental contamination? It has been shown for a couple of centuries now that meat surrounding the...
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    10-13-2019, 07:29 AM
    Adam Lee, perhaps you could make some “Mexican Match” reloads while you are looking for a mould... we used to break down military ammo of dubious history or provenance, saving the brass and bullets.. With fresh primer and powder of known quality we...
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    10-12-2019, 11:31 AM
    Who wudda thunk it? A transgender deer?:holysheep Dale53
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    10-12-2019, 11:20 AM
    DtHunter; Great story! It is quite obvious that you know what you are doing. Cleanly taking a nice doe (best meat on the table), and showing your young son where food comes from is a true accomplishment. Taking a deer with your own cast bullets and...
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    10-12-2019, 11:15 AM
    There were “Lee Loaders” from both iterations of the Lee/Mequon quagmire. My personal favorites were from what became Mequon (black cardboard top, red bottom) that had the red plastic priming tool, eliminating the dreaded “accidental discharge”...
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    10-11-2019, 09:35 AM
    Used to be cheap to pick these sets up (or assemble them a piece or two at a time) just to have and experiment with. Demand for them now means you have to look a lot longer and harder or be willing to pay significantly more for them than I’m...
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    10-11-2019, 08:48 AM
    It’s a fact of economics that when anything is discontinued, the perception among some customers is one of immediacy.. ie, there are no more being made so I must get mine ASAP! Sometimes this leads to panic buying and ridiculous prices. Until...
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    10-10-2019, 02:20 PM
    Just as a little add-on about the sizing dies... they can also be used very effectively in a TruLine Jr press (or other press with an adaptor) and press the bullet through with the ram. This is a lot more efficient than the 310 tool, so less effort...
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    10-10-2019, 02:00 PM
    John (beagle) is a fixture around here and his postings are backed up with solid knowledge and experience. I hadn’t seen that article though, and enjoyed reading it. It’s fairly common knowledge that I’m a 310 tool/small die enthusiast, so anything...
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    10-09-2019, 09:59 AM
    Check some of the vendors with North-South Skirmish Association. We use a bunch of Remingtons in the revolver team and individual events, and some (OK, many) of our shooters are pretty heavy handed, so the loading tools many of us have settled on...
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    10-09-2019, 09:49 AM
    For revolvers, I generally tend to go for S&W first, but there are two Ruger SAs I have on my bucket list, the Buckeye Special Combo 32 I once owned and foolishly sold and the Lipsey’s 44 Special Flattop. In the words of the great Billy Joel, “.....
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    10-09-2019, 09:34 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Day off!!! in Cast Boolits
    There are those in the political spectrum who would complain about giving a religious holiday (insert any religion here!) off. Of course the secular holiday of their choice is inviolable! I’m OK with giving everyone the opportunity to preserve...
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    10-08-2019, 07:35 PM
    Bazoo, the old red box Chapman set sort of was the go-to standard for packing to the range. Unfortunately, they did have limited sizes and they were just a little brittle at times, but as a good utility set on the go, they were and are quite...
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    10-08-2019, 04:24 PM
    My most used Chapman sets are in the old red leatherette boxes. I’ve been laying off to buy one of the new Master Set boxes Chapman sells now as I also have lots of their odd specialty bits. I also have the biggest set Wheeler makes... they sent...
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    10-08-2019, 04:12 PM
    Dave, You’re preaching to the choir on the 310 tool, I’ve used them for a few decades, done a fair amount of research on their history and evolution, and even written a couple of minor articles on them. Still love the 310 for field use,...
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    10-08-2019, 11:46 AM
    I would love a PDF of that leaflet... PM follows. Froggie
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    10-08-2019, 11:12 AM
    Not to overstate the obvious, but that bullet is just about perfect for the 32 S&W Long. Mine get 2.5 grains of Bullseye and a standard Winchester Small Pistol Primer. Could it be that this was their original purpose?? :mrgreen: :Fire: Froggie
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    10-08-2019, 12:51 AM
    Just a few years ago, a hurricane (yeah, a hurricane in Ohio, of all things) struck and we were without power for nearly a week (nearly all of Ohio was in the same shape). It was a minor inconvenience to us simply because I brought out my old...
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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