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  • frank505's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    Does anyone make a solid comp for my four inch 500?. I'm really liking it, made a chest holster this morning and then five mile hike to test run it. Just to dang loud.
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  • lathesmith's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 08:14 PM
    Hi Tim, thanks for asking, but at the current time I am only making Star- and Lyman/RCBS- style dies. lathesmith
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  • KAYDADOG's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 07:28 PM
    KAYDADOG replied to a thread .40 S&W as jackets in Swaging
    As I stated it takes a lot of pressure to fully expand a case, sometimes several tons. Using a hydraulic press the area of the case that can expand will expand. The rim or base of the case will never expand, it's a solid ring of brass. As...
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    03-05-2018, 11:42 AM
    KAYDADOG replied to a thread .40 S&W as jackets in Swaging
    I'll answer several of the questions. I always leave the primers in the case and only buy cases with the primers. If the primer is left out and the correct pressure is applied lead will bleed out the primer pocket. It takes quite a bit of...
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    03-04-2018, 04:38 PM
    KAYDADOG replied to a thread .40 S&W as jackets in Swaging
    Started making these and other calibers about a year ago. Using the smaller Dave Corbin H-Dies in an automated hydraulic press. First step, as stated fully anneal cases. Invested in an Induction annealer I automated, minimum 300/cases an hour...
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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
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