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  • R.Ph. 380's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Very enjoyable and informative. I don't need to reload another caliber, but I really enjoyed seeing your operation. Bill
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    Whoa.. Don't poke yer eye out. Smallest boolit I cast is 25 acp, at just under 50 grains. .22 LR is sketchy in my book. But, good luck with it.
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    will do! BT
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    of course! die works the same weather you are using a gas check, base guard or nothing but lead. BT
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    You did well with the video production, keeping in mind the camera, lens, etc. So, let me understand the purpose of those bullets........... You are going to swage lead material into a bullet shape to stuff into a 22 LR case, and that...
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    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    I'll take it. PM inbound.
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    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Yessir! I have some from the NOE 311-150 SP mold. That is MY favorite to shoot in my 300 Blackout. Have a bunch of them already cast, lubed and gas checked. I could send you a SFRB of those in exchange for a cup. I don't feel the need for stealth...
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    Yesterday, 05:00 AM
    If it was a high volume mass produced item the price would be out of line, but, as a very low volume item no one is making a bunch of money off them. Interesting design and they must work well for Brownell's to carry such a crudely manufactured...
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    Yesterday, 04:29 AM
    RPA Quadlock and RPA 2000 action out of England use Belleville springs. They were the dominant Palma rifle for a long time. The system works very well. I own one and have installed barrels on 7 or 8. http://www.6mmbr.com/actions.html ...
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    Yesterday, 04:08 AM
    Veral makes great molds. Phone contact has worked the best for me. http://www.lbtmolds.com/
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    05-25-2017, 10:57 PM
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    05-25-2017, 10:30 PM
    I use scopes, apertures and traditional irons depending on mood and what I am doing. That being said if my life depended on it's scopes 100% of the time on a rifle with the exception of a home defense AR's. That wears Tritium sights and a laser. ...
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    05-25-2017, 06:54 PM
    On that model the bore is 1.57" so it is too small to do 50 BMG blanks thru the spindle. Compare it to the other lathes in the Grizzly line and note the difference in spindle bearings and grind spec. on the ways.
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    05-25-2017, 04:18 PM
    Regardless which lathe the OP selects in addition to tooling costs there is a significant learning curve. While I have never viewed this I have read that this video on barrel installation is worth the money. ...
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    05-25-2017, 01:53 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Help me out with the acronyms gr8 = grains I imagine SWC, I got it! HB = hollow base? PB = ????? What is PB? Is that plane base?
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    05-25-2017, 12:52 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    Here is a die I came up with for making SWC 45 cal with base guards. Swaged 45 cal bullet on left, cast 44 grain boolit that it started out as on right. BT
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    05-25-2017, 08:28 AM
    Every new gun I get, gets at least one box of factory first. I'm not going to have a problem and be told it was my reloads that were at fault. Sometimes it's the most expedient way to get brass, as in the first .41 that I purchased. In my...
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    05-25-2017, 03:04 AM
    I have both the 44 Mag and 45 Colt in scoped super 14's. Going the other direction in larger 460 S&W case is the most accurate of my S&W revolvers. My 44 Mag rifle is a Browning 92. The Browning 92 44 Mag does not come close to the accuracy of my...
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    05-24-2017, 11:01 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    I had excellent luck using a 44 cal SWC cast boolit then swaging it in the 45 cal SWC swage die with a copper base guard. A bleed hole is possible, adds a little labor cost. You could swage a bullet that has already been lubed. BT
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    05-24-2017, 09:21 PM
    After 30 years of use/abuse my Pro Melt started leaking around the pour spout, not from the pour hole but from the seal between the pot and the spout. Called and talked to RCBS about it and they sent me a new stainless pot/liner and control the...
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    05-24-2017, 09:19 PM
    For lathe operation 3 phase power is a much better choice. Running 3 phase power to residence is not cost effective. Rotary phase converters are a very good and relatively cost effective solution. The newer digital phase converter are very cost...
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    05-24-2017, 07:37 PM
    I think I do better in controlled chaos, but we'll never find out because the controlled chaos will always be the rule. I once made the statement that if I removed anything but the top piece from the pile, it would start an avalanche. To some it...
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    05-24-2017, 07:03 PM
    Bought a set... Thanks!
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    05-24-2017, 05:39 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    This is an area of swage dies I am considering offering dies for. Take simple cast boolits and swage them for best possible accuracy. Could be an easy die like my BTSimple. My target cost would be in the $200- $250 range for the one die and base...
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    05-24-2017, 01:26 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Movie of the week ! in Our Town
    I normally don't watch the drivel put out by the movie ind, but accidentally came across "The Bucket List' while surfing for entertainment last night. The premise got me thinking, which is dangerous. I never really liked Jack, but this character...
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    05-24-2017, 01:19 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread cheap dies in Swaging
    The answer to your question really depends on what kind of quality level you want. If you merely want to take a chunk of lead, and smash it into a 45 caliber shape, there are tons of reloading die sets that will get you a result, as JonB points...
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    05-24-2017, 12:51 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Puppies have teeth! in Our Town
    Best provide some toys for those new sharp teeth. If not they'll find something on their own and it might be costly. My Son didn't listen to that advice and came home to find the corners chewed off the bathroom cabinets.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 05:47 AM
    The 45 Colt was around long before any type of standards. The 45 Colt predates SAAMI by 50 years. Most of the Colt issues are do to this. In equal toleranced chambers/guns they are indistinguishable.
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Purchased first set of swage dies late in 2008, made over 10,000 bullets with that set threw out 2009. Offered first set of improved swage dies in January of 2010, started BTSniper llc. in late 2011 and have been offering top quality swage dies and products all over the world ever since.
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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