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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    Patthehandyman, welcome to the forum. You need to be careful going too large, especially with bolt action rifles. If it's difficult to chamber a cartridge, and if the added effort needed is due to a tight fit in the cartridge neck area of the...
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    EddyQ, welcome to the forum. Lee's instructions make sense to me. Why would you think that? just curious.
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    Today, 03:19 PM
    Yes the Cafepress "T Shirts" link at the bottom of this page
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Hobbsy, welcome to the forum. I can't offer much advice, due to you using PC on your boolits. I have only had failures when shooting PC boolits. If PC and casting are both new to you, I'd suggest not using PC on your boolits, and just lube them,...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    I just noticed this thread. Charles, Prayers sent for you, as you recover from that procedure.
    32 replies | 766 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Master of arms in Our Town
    Like all reality shows, all made-up drama. Life provides all the drama we need to keep life interesting, why add to it?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    Against my better judgement, I think I will partake in the fruitless plight of Caliber Wars. The Story: My Favorite caliber was the 44 Mag, to be referred to as 43 Mag for the rest of this post. I started reloading because of the 43 Mag, and...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    A ceiling fan in an out of the way position will make use of some of that wasted heat, but it will also spread the dust more evenly.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    303max, welcome to the forum. a quick answer to your question, "do i need a gas check for .44mag" The answer is: you do not "need" a GC. There is a lot of info in the "classics and Stickies" section. this one also addresses your question. ...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 11:43 PM
    It's awesome that Lee might help you out. But really, it's the ebay sellers responsibility. If the ebay seller is a castboolits member, maybe they'll see this thread and send you a PM?
    36 replies | 844 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 10:49 PM
    yeah, NOE is nearing the end of his year end sale, I bet it's slim pickings in all calibers.
    4 replies | 134 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 03:44 PM
    Do you want to make your own lube? I have been real happy with SL68B If I didn't commit to making and testing the SL68B...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 03:28 PM
    I had a X-frame S&W 500 with 4" barrel. I have a .501 550gr Round Nose Plain Base 3 cav. NOE mold from a group buy, I don't know if NOE still offers it? It dropped boolits right at .501 with COWW alloy. I also have a Iron 3 cavity Ballisti-cast...
    4 replies | 134 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 03:15 PM
    This will depend on your own ability. Lee molds are easy to mess up, I have attempted many modifications on Lee molds, and I have messed up twice...but on the plus side, they are cheap to replace.
    11 replies | 267 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 12:21 PM
    I agree with what Robert states here. and just to be clear, I am talking about Mold temp, not necessarily alloy temp. Casting faster will keep the mold hotter. The boolits will tell you the mold temp. Poorly filled out boolits, mean the mold...
    44 replies | 1291 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 11:14 AM
    Depending on thickness, most any course slower cutting saw will do. Be sure to use a drop cloth to contain and collect the chips.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 10:24 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Don't forget the old adage, If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. I bought the cheap Walmart LEDs and they were done in less than a month. They were originally bright and refreshing but quickly started flickering and failed. I had...
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  • dale2242's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:18 AM
    There doesn`t seem to be source for H&G sprue plates. I recently bought 15 of George Hensleys personal molds at an estate sale in the old Murphy, Oregon shop. Most are 4 cavity. The sprue plates, handles, and screws had been removed. Mold blocks...
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    12-07-2018, 08:46 AM
    Buy the manual. You can`t have too many loading manuals...dale
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  • HollowPoint's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 11:46 PM
    Is the accuracy that you are referring to just out of one of your air rifles or across the board with any or all of your other air guns? I'm asking because I had plans of buying one of the NOE .22 pellet molds once they come out with the one I've...
    8 replies | 257 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 11:45 PM
    Lightman, The only LEDs that failed for me, were some Cheap Asian Ebay bulbs that I bought 4 years ago for ceiling fan lights, they had the small candelabra base. They ran pretty HOT. When I ordered them, the comparable ones locally were crazy...
    45 replies | 1123 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