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    04-18-2018, 01:47 AM
    Thread updated, and some one time price reductions.
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    04-17-2018, 08:59 PM
    Yes. Most of mine have no serial number.
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    04-17-2018, 05:03 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    If the gun is over 50 years old, a C&R is acceptable (whether on the C&R list or not) If it was made prior to 1899 no FFL of any type is required. If the gun has no import markings or serial numbers (this is different than removed serial #'s...
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    04-17-2018, 02:42 PM
    The 550 does 32 ACP fairly well for me. I probably average 400-500 per hour including press prep (loading primer tubes etc). I don't have arthritis yet, so I don't have the dexterity issues some guys do.
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    04-17-2018, 02:24 AM
    Excellent progress. I've been making dies, and have had some luck, but life is busy right now, so I'm not moving forward at much pace. I did experiment a little bit, and discovered that the ladybug can be successfully loaded using an old Lee...
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    04-15-2018, 09:32 PM
    With Trailboss, you can take a case, draw a line on the interior where the base of your bullet would be seated, fill the case to that point with Trailboss, and then weight the charge. Your starting load would be 70% of whatever number you got, and...
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    04-15-2018, 09:19 PM
    The added thickness is a reality. Gummed up seating dies is far from reality in my experience, are you sure he wasn't talking about tumble lube? If he was talking about PC gumming up dies, his technique is way off.
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    04-15-2018, 09:14 PM
    Gotcha. I've only seen the Alfa Project guns online, but I'm pretty sure if I run across one in the wild for a decent price it'll follow me home. No input on the TB front I'm afraid, I never got around to developing .32 loads with it, but I'm...
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    04-15-2018, 08:57 PM
    It depends a little on your definition of a modern revolver, but assuming you actually mean a revolver made in the last 50 years of quality manufacture, then a 100 grain bullet over 2.1 grains of titegroup has done well for me.
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    04-14-2018, 11:06 PM
    Yeah, part of the challenge is making sure I've got clear sky behind the bee before I pull the trigger... I don't want broken windows or BB's lodged in the cedar siding!
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    04-14-2018, 10:58 PM
    We've had a lot fewer this year, I've been using an old Daisy 499 to shoot them on the wing, as I haven't had time to load any rice loads... It's a challenge taking them out with a single BB. I miss more than I hit, but when I do hit them, it's...
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    04-14-2018, 03:28 PM
    Probably more of a luck thing. I don't think I have any molds that will consistently drop usable bullets from cold, no matter their construction.
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    04-14-2018, 03:27 PM
    Very cool projectiles you're making there, and thanks for the photos. I agree, Corbin's site has a lot of information about his equipment, but is a little thin on the actual process. I don't have any Corbin dies set up for defined length punches,...
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    04-11-2018, 10:20 PM
    replace hand with machine, and steel with carbide, and that's how Lee makes their RB molds. They squish the block around carbide balls.
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    04-11-2018, 11:16 AM
    NoZombies replied to a thread Making lead wire in Swaging
    Thanks for the info! I started the other thread looking for a source for wire, and only started asking about making it myself after having people tell me (again) both in the thread and through PM that wire could be extruded continuously with...
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    04-10-2018, 10:56 AM
    NoZombies replied to a thread Making lead wire in Swaging
    It's nothing special, just a tooled OBI press with a wire feeder and simple straightener. I'll get some photos at some point, but I've got stuff piled on top of it at the moment due to lack of usable wire.
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    04-09-2018, 11:11 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread Making lead wire in Swaging
    Essentially yes, I've got a core cutting machine that feeds wire from spools. The 'feed' length is about 18" and so having wires that are only a few inches longer than the feed length would make it pointless, and I should just cut cores by hand. ...
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    04-09-2018, 08:02 PM
    I appreciate you breaking all of that down. The numbers that I've come up with for the extractor relief are within .0005 of the formula you quoted, although my starting numbers are a little different. The repeater version only has a rim diameter of...
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    04-09-2018, 01:39 PM
    Updated, Lee 410 loader and Bearcat Sold, Others still available!
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    04-09-2018, 01:10 PM
    I've made a few cases from the lovell cases without issue, but I did anneal them first, and then loaded them with a fire forming load, rather than using an expander ball. If I had a source of Lovell Brass, I would have no hesitation making it into...
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    04-08-2018, 10:01 PM
    I've added some information and made minor adjustments. I'd like to see this stuff go to good homes!
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    04-08-2018, 09:43 PM
    Actually, I haven't converted a semi auto yet, but I have one in the works and I hope to test it in the next month or so.
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    04-08-2018, 09:42 PM
    The .22 LB repeater in the middle flanked by .22 LR and original LB for comparison: And the same cartridge in a Remington .22 bolt gun being tested for feed through the magazine. It looks like the Rem will only need a CF conversion and a...
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    04-08-2018, 09:22 PM
    So, a few updates are in order: I've continued working slowly on this as I've had time (not much lately, but a little more than I've been updating) Some things that may be of interest to folks: 1. I've made some minor adjustments and...
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    04-08-2018, 08:41 PM
    I have converted them to CF myself, and had the conversion done. Either way you end up with a .32 colt chamber equivalent. Add a .32 S&W long chamber reamer to the mix, and you have a usable gun. The problem with so many of the #4 RB's is that they...
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    04-08-2018, 01:06 PM
    Updated and PM box cleared out... sorry!:oops:
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    04-08-2018, 12:46 PM
    The wife is due with our second any day, so I’m raising some money for new baby stuff, and trying to clear out the shop some at the same time. If I’m not responsive for a day or two at a time, please be patient with me, I’ll get back to you ASAP!...
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    04-06-2018, 01:19 PM
    I've got a G2 frame registered as an SBR... Talk about versatility. Any barrel length I want with any stock configuration.
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    04-01-2018, 12:50 AM
    I've been messing with PC'ing cores and then swaging lead bullets as well. I'll have to put some examples together. I've also been messing with doing the same thing to cores on exposed lead bullets. They make for some pretty wicked looking soft...
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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