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    Today, 09:05 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread rcbs A3 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    The A4 is a marketing name as the press is in no way related to the original A's. The A4 is bigger and stronger with a completely different design. It's a great press and nearly overkill for most reloading tasks. Where the A's are slightly larger...
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread rcbs A3 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    They were the last of the A series presses. They were made for about one year, 1968/9. It was determined that the Rockchucker would do everything the A would do at a lower build and shipping cost. The bigger A just was no longer needed. The...
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    01-16-2019, 07:28 PM
    NY Firefighter you are causing me to drool all over my keyboard. That is one beauty of a scale.
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    01-14-2019, 10:46 PM
    That's too bad it's all packed away, it would be educational to see your work. Serious, as in hard or heavy effort to size or swage boolits or brass.
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    01-13-2019, 10:45 PM
    1hole can you post a picture of your modified Spartan, please.
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    01-13-2019, 11:53 AM
    Looks like a well thought out system for a lot of reloaders. Boy, he sure has a rock solid mounting system. I never saw that press shift at all. Thanks for posting that video Castalott. :p
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    01-12-2019, 07:15 PM
    Has to be done by a Mod. What can I do to help?
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    01-12-2019, 11:40 AM
    1hole, good questions. The way the JR2 was converted created a weak area for the links. The links need to be supported on both sides and to do this with a conversion is bolt on a side support. Full length resizing a 30-06 has been considered the...
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    01-11-2019, 08:18 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Who else RV's? in Camping Gear
    Wife and I are on our second winter of work camping in Texas for the winter. We volunteer at Christian campgrounds doing maintenance work. Last year, during the off (summer) season, we went to California to visit friends, spent two weeks in...
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    01-11-2019, 05:11 PM
    This is a RCBS JR2 converted to compound linkage. This press was made as a proof of concept. It is not strong enough for serious reloading. Yes, it can be done but the amount of engineering to make a successful press is considerable and totally...
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    01-09-2019, 10:39 PM
    The rod is threaded into the aluminum cap. You might be able to straighten that one. Those were made by C-H so a Herter's or C-H die could be used for parts. The trick is finding the correct length rod. Ken
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    01-08-2019, 07:27 AM
    C-H was the largest maker of reloading tools in the early 1950's. They custom made dies for many other reloading tool makers. Today you can find them as
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    01-08-2019, 07:23 AM
    Froggie is not dreaming, one of the ARTCA members found the Lyman Organizer. He posted a catalog picture, I believe he found it in a Handloaders Digest from the mid 70's. Ken
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    01-06-2019, 09:33 PM
    Mr Frog Person Sir, I think what I remember about that is long gone, with my hair. I seem to have a vague recollection of seeing it in a Lyman catalog sometime in the mid 70's. But that is just my memory. I am not home so looking it up is out. ...
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    01-06-2019, 10:29 AM
    Try C-H for Bair die parts as they are the likely maker of the Bair dies.
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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    01-05-2019, 05:16 AM
    Nice looking Bair there Balt, used and well cared for. And a functioning priming system. I like your Elvira picture, Iíve been a fan since the beginning. Just a quick story: My daughter knows a guy that went to a horror convention 2-3 years...
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    01-03-2019, 08:16 PM
    Do not discuss selling anything on this or any other thread on this site. If you must, please use private message.
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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    01-03-2019, 05:23 AM
    My visits to my family in California never seemed to coincide with the Great Western. But after it was dead and buried I managed to make a few big GS’s in San Diego. I enjoyed them, but was assured by my brother that they didn’t come close to the...
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    01-03-2019, 05:11 AM
    CG, so sorry you and your daughter are going through this. I’ve been through it and am still going through it. I’ve had successes and I’ve had failures with my daughter. I’ve made good decisions and bad. We have had a lot of long talks and she let...
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    01-01-2019, 11:57 AM
    One reason is that many don’t understand how to use a manual Turret as it was designed. Some are just stuck in that “batch”single stage mentality; and think the extra holes are for convenient die storage- not there’s anything wrong with that.
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    01-01-2019, 08:09 AM
    Going by what I read 20 years ago, I think Marlin had 3 versions of those early models. Marlin sent out a letter declaring only one version safe to shoot. SASS outlawed them all since most people didn’t know the difference between the 3 (?)....
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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    01-01-2019, 05:37 AM
    I’ll take #3, Dillon 40 case gauge, $8.
    5 replies | 728 view(s)
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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
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