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    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    Warped mold faces, rounded edges of the mold cavities, overly deep vent lines, cavity sides don't align top (visible) or bottom ( not so easy to see), wallowed out alignment holes. Some things are easy to correct like a burr on a cavity edge, or...
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    07-12-2018, 01:46 PM
    80% rule means younger, hungrier companies are going to eat their lunch. Also happy with my NOE expanders in a Lee body.
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    07-10-2018, 11:02 PM
    One by one I see click useful sites get turned into touch friendly useless sites. Tablets are a huge market reality and young people are visually oriented and often barely literate. At some point someone should ask, is a barely literate person...
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    07-10-2018, 09:08 AM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread Phillippine Navy ???? in Our Town
    I would suspect their sailors would know as much about small arms as ours do. Their Army and Marines are usually quite competent.
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    07-09-2018, 12:45 PM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread Case Lub in Reloading Equipment
    For rifle, I use Imperial and wipe each one off. For handgun, I lube every fifth case lightly with Imperial and use carbide or TiN dies, then do nothing. As was already posted, lubed cases increase bolt thrust. It can also decrease lockup time...
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    07-03-2018, 06:35 PM
    Besides printers lead, there was "block tin", surplus refrigerator radiators made almost entirely of tin, wiping solder for auto body & fender shops, toothpaste tubes made of pure tin... tin was plenty available back then, most anywhere.
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    06-30-2018, 02:54 PM
    HangFireW8 replied to a thread toyota in Our Town
    I would be torqued too if hit with a bill like that. But I would also seek a second opinion and Toyota's help too. Fortunately my Toyota is unafraid to conform to Asian reliability stereotypes.
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    06-30-2018, 02:47 PM
    This is the anti-cba site. Or at least it was. Some infiltration has occurred, with cba'ers glibly telling newbies how to get it done with benchrest dies and benchrest barrels with benchrest Chambers. There was, IIRC, some postal matches here. ...
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    06-27-2018, 04:45 PM
    Only if you are a machinist, and enjoy a challenge!
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    06-25-2018, 11:08 PM
    Mint is just Ubuntu with better desktops and UI choices, so driver support is just fine.
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    06-23-2018, 04:35 PM
    Yes, thanks Maven. I thought these 125's were no longer available. I'm down to my last 120 and thought that would be it. Outstanding accuracy at 3000 fps for me as well, moderate pressures too.
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About HangFireW8
Central Maryland
Shooting, Hunting, Reloading
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I give loading advice based on my actual results in factory rifles with standard chambers, twist rates and basic accurizing.
My goals for using cast boolits are lots of good, cheap, and reasonably accurate shooting, while avoiding overly tedious loading processes.
The BHN Deformation Formula, and why I don't use it.
How to find and fix sizing die eccentricity problems.
Do you trust your casting thermometer?
A few musings.


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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