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  • bstone5's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:59 PM
    Have several molds from Tom all cast great. Run Tom's molds on my automated Master Caster, Toms molds work very well on the automated Master Caster. These molds cast at 800 bullets per hour without any problems. Several of the molds are coustom...
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    10-09-2018, 12:33 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread New 30cal gc maker in Gas Checks
    Are the rough edges a problem. The smooth edges look better but do the rough edges make the case a problem with accuracy.
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    10-09-2018, 12:28 AM
    All powder coated bullets for a 9 mm gun I size to .357. The size of .357 allows the same bullet to be shot in a 9 mm gun or a 38'Special revolver. A 125 gran powder coated bullet works well in both caliber guns. Load a lot of 3 grains of Trail...
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    09-27-2018, 11:50 PM
    Use NOE sizing dies for sizing down cast bullets for paper patching. If a size not offered by Lee is required NOE is a good source for the desired busing size to be used with the NOE collection of busing holders. I use a .300 bushing to size for...
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    09-26-2018, 10:13 PM
    Use 231 or HP-38
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    09-25-2018, 01:25 AM
    I use the Lee factory crimp die to iron out the cases on the 40 S&W. Since I Started using the factory crimp die all assembled ammo passes the plunk test. This die solves a lot of problems with the 40 S&W.
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    09-25-2018, 01:09 AM
    I purchased a second hand Handi-Rifle in 243 for $200.00. The rifle is very good a t 200 yards with a 1.5 inch group with regular jacketed bullets. At the same time I purchased a lever action rifle in 32 Winchester Special. I paid $200.00 for the...
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    09-16-2018, 01:02 AM
    Most of the M1 barrels need to be bumped up so the sights will be in alignment. This process is not difficult but some care is required so the front sight is in alignment with the receiver. In the Marines we had a jig for changing out barrels on M14...
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Reload Target Shooting
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Retired At 70 Years Old

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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