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    Today, 02:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I can't address how government contractors get by with this. Within actual government agencies you have to have a equal or higher security clearance and most importantly an need to know. Of course inside threats will always find a way to...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 AM
    As usual Larry is spot on with his advice. Both loads of the OP's smokeless loads are recommended trap door loads. In many loadings Smokeless Powder has a softer pressure curve than BD. I used to load for a reenactment group mostly with smokeless...
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    09-17-2020, 11:28 PM
    The Hornady Headspace Comparator does exactly what it is claimed to do and it does it very well. Hornady calls it a COMPARATOR for a reason. It was not designed as a direct measurement tool unless used in conjunction with a actual standard like a...
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    09-17-2020, 09:57 PM
    The difference in peoples experiences on this type of stuff always surprised me. Between my 650's and my 1050 I have loaded 80K to 100K of bottleneck cases. Mostly .223 and 308. I do have a vacuum and compressed air at each machine. Never stuck...
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    09-17-2020, 06:22 PM
    I'll take #3, the 35 Rem Lot. I may have a stripped handle, not sure. Doug
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    09-17-2020, 12:49 PM
    Ya won't need to argue with me. I take your word on it. If I find different, I will get back; but for now I am well supplied with pistol primers and not so much with rifle. Rooster
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    09-17-2020, 11:54 AM
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    09-17-2020, 11:50 AM
    I am aware of that. I was and will limit my upper loading as to not over challenge the cases. I use Starline and they may be more stout than some. I am at work and do not recall off the top of my head what the bore's groove diameter measured, but...
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    09-17-2020, 11:49 AM
    Think about using it in your lube, I did ... Paraffin, melting temperature is 154
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    09-17-2020, 10:13 AM
    prs replied to a thread Can lube cause squibs? in Cast Boolits
    I ran into a similar situation years ago. Was very puzzled at the occasional squibs that all of a sudden began happening after years of no such problems. I load on progressive and these were 45 Colt cases with 7.5gr Unique. Hard to see that in...
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    09-16-2020, 09:58 PM
    How about it sputters or doesn’t ignite
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    09-16-2020, 04:43 PM
    If you are using the Lock-N-LoadŽ Headspace Comparator https://www.hornady.com/headspace-bushings#!/ that is a comparator only unless used in conjunction with an standard such as an actual headspace gauge. Something like the RCBS Case Mic gives...
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    09-16-2020, 04:41 PM
    https://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/how-to-properly-zero-a-rifle/249395 You have to start by buying a bore sighter
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    09-16-2020, 04:37 PM
    Make a thin line of the powder on a steel plate and light one end with a grill lighter
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    09-16-2020, 04:31 PM
    http://centerfirecentral.com/productreviews/precisionmic.htm https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=84518
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    09-16-2020, 01:31 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Estate Sale in Our Town
    Dad had some Herter's that sound like a direct match. That was in 1970. They were purchased in the late 50's or 60's. They didn't perform well on game so they just sat on the shelf until I started shooting/reloading as a kid. I shot about 250 of...
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    09-15-2020, 09:26 PM
    Joe?!?!?! That is news to me about 44-40 calling for rifle primer. I must have missed that detail in the references. I am a relative new bee to 44-40 so I am not dissing you, I gotta check this out. The large pistol primers are doing great, I...
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    09-15-2020, 06:08 PM
    Weeks ago I asked for help with my first experiences with 44-40. Thank you to those who jumped in with good advice. This has, so far, been the easiest new caliber and rifle to get up and running with which I have worked. I have been working up...
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    09-14-2020, 09:51 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Ideal no5 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    Green Frog, I use a No 5 Micro to reload 22LR with BP. Drops 4.5gr of Swiss Null-B with every crank ... honestly
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    09-14-2020, 09:46 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Ideal no5 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    Spray the powder cavities with Rust-Oleum primer paint that stops rust
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    09-14-2020, 05:58 PM
    ndnchf ... for staters if you had the right reference you would have determined what caliber brass you had: Handloader Manual of Cartridge Conversion that will give you all the information you need to determine whether the cases are 43 Mauser - 43...
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    09-14-2020, 02:08 PM
    What comes first? The chicken? The egg? The rooster? That is; in several responses above the bake time is referred to as the "raw time" (Begins when oven door is closed, preheated or not.) Or the set time begins with paint gloss or...
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    09-14-2020, 01:45 PM
    prs replied to a thread cowboy clean up in Leverguns
    I've been powder coating my bullets and thus no lead, which is nice; but when using a new to me bullet style I have no leading to tell me it does not fit as well as it should. Good and bad in most everything. prs
    17 replies | 1090 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