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    Today, 12:57 AM
    I had 2 tons of 25 pound bricks of lead stacked in my garage and got scared that it might crack the slab so I moved them out.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bee vandalism in Our Town
    there was another bee vandalism in the news 2 days ago in Prunedale, Calif. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-bees-killed-20180117-story.html
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    I am sorry, I didn't realize this was a rhetorical question. ahhh, you are not dumb, you seem smarter than most. I, myself, am a simple man, and what Hodgdon states about their H110 powder seems simple enough for me. Good Luck on your...
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  • dale2242's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    Thanks for the replies. I don`t use fillers with the faster powders. I find 10 gr. Unique without filler in my 30-30 a great load. I have been playing with cast in my Garand using the recommended loads of IMR4895 in the 30 something grain range...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread 54 years in Our Town
    I also count 54 years, and it has been quite the journey. Congrats to all those who find a way to enjoy a long life with a partner.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    Does the 2018 manual have the same 3% warning near the front of the manual with the other numerous warnings? The warning in the 2011 manual doesn't say, MAX loads should not be reduced by more than 3%. It says, "loads should not be reduced by...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    Since I recently sent in a Henry Rifle for warranty repair and have a contact (direct email) at Rice Lake, I decided to sent her an email asking the questions I am curious about. =============== At this point in time, for me, it would be...
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  • dale2242's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 06:48 PM
    NSB, Thanks for your advice of looking it up. I`m sure you have no idea how much time I spent researching this subject. If this subject is of no interest to you why bother reading this thread or answering it? Some here may want to discuss it...
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  • dale2242's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 03:58 PM
    As I read about dacron fillers I am seeing the general consensus is to leave the dacron fluffy and not push it down against the powder as that will make a wad and cause a ring in the chamber as the powder gases will compress the air between the...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 03:11 PM
    It's no problem to stop emails from such. Just block the address. As far as USPS mail, there is a return address on their mailings. Either fill the return envelope with junk paper and return it, or trash it. Ain't no free lunch, you have to pay...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 12:41 PM
    3% according to a 2011 Hodgdon reloading manual. They state, "due to inconsistency of velocity", but there are several posts in this thread by people I trust to better explain why it's dangerous.
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  • dale2242's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 09:09 AM
    My generic Lyman #2 in all my handguns.....dale
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 11:47 PM
    I've always loved the 44, going all the way back to the 80s. 44 is the reason why I started reloading. 44 is the reason I started swaging bullets. Swaging bullets caused me to start casting cores, and then casting bullets, so indirectly 44 is why...
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    01-17-2018, 11:17 PM
    API GL-1 Mineral Gear oil is the old timey formula with no additives. You can get it at Napa or most any tractor dealer.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 05:48 PM
    It takes a very long time to accumulate enough oil to matter any noticeable amount. I have noticed that the old 100 pound bottles weigh about a pound more than the stated tare weight. Most old cylinders that I replace valves in are bone dry inside. ...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 12:45 PM
    While many of us castbooliteers have vast knowledge on a vast variety of subjects, I would think your questions will get better answers from Frontier enthusiasts than from castboolit enthusiasts I would try a place like this....
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 12:01 AM
    I also had issues with pan lubing. A Kake Kutter is the answer.
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 09:58 PM
    I turned a couple of metal pillars on my lathe and did my Tikka hunters' pillars using Acra-Glass I bought from Brownells. The rifle was already accurate right out of the box but I figured a little bedding wouldn't hurt. I just sanded the areas...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:34 PM
    I would imagine the Old NRA lube would match your desires (pan lube-ability and easy to get ingredients) and would probably work "ok" in all your applications. Old NRA lube formula 1 part Beeswax 1 part Paraffin 1 part Vaseline All parts by...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:15 PM
    This sounds like a special project. PS, I moved your thread from Our town, to Special Projects
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    01-15-2018, 05:22 PM
    Is Lyman having these NEW handles imported ? Photo below is from a recent Facebook post, when questioned, the person posting the photo claims he has arthritic thumbs and doesn't have a death grip.
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    01-15-2018, 04:05 PM
    PM sent
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 11:53 AM
    The sad thing is you may try time after time and suddenly the problem disappears without you knowing why. A little lino (to harden and fill out) added will likely help. Once you get the melt level down in the pot, a good scraping of the pot...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 02:00 PM
    Of course no one would exaggerate just a wee bit around here would they?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 11:57 PM
    I have seemingly been lucky with my orders from Solvenia. All three were 7 to 10 days...surely less than 2 weeks. But as been stated above, anytime commercial products cross borders, customs can hold them for whatever reason they deem necessary.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 10:58 PM
    thanks for the link. Interesting, I was sure small rifle primers were taller than small pistol primers. I guess I have never measured them? if I did measure them, I would have remembered they were the same...As I have surely measured large pistol...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 06:16 PM
    It seems the only critical dimension is the OD of the body (0.750") that mates to the Star Lubsizer Machine http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?32648-Observations-on-making-dies-for-Star-machines
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 02:07 PM
    Checking alloy hardness on ingots can be problematic, due to differing conditions effecting the speed of cooling. Also, Technique is everything when trying to get repeatable readings with the Lee hardness tester.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 01:57 PM
    My 2 I wouldn't use large rifle primers in pistol brass, Large Rifle primers are taller than pistol primers and will not fully seat in a pistol case.
    19 replies | 604 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