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    Marines...

    I've discovered that a motivated Marine can indeed almost get a .452 boolit to go through a NOE .430 sizing bushing. I was sizing some .44 boolits and a .45 boolit slipped into the mix. Since the .44 boolits were a bit oversized it was taking a bit of effort to get them through the sizer. So when the .45 boolit got there I didn't think anything about it. Leaned into my Hornady SS press a bit too hard. Had to pound the boolit out, it didn't survive. Had to pound the bushing out of the die body, it didn't survive either. It will no longer fit in the die body. The good news is the die body is still good.
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    Currently casting for .223, .308, .30-06, .30-40 Krag, 9mm, .38/.357, 10mm, 44 Mag and 45 ACP.

    I like strange looking boolits!

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    When it absolutely positively has to be destroyed overnight. . . 'Marines!'

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    A solider would never have made that mistake! Sorry brother I couldn't resist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bzcraig View Post
    A solider would never have made that mistake! Sorry brother I couldn't resist!
    Only because the soldiers sit around on their duff while the Marines do all the heavy lifting. Sorry brother, I couldn't resist.....

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    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. - William S. Burroughs.

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    My mistake was standing up for a bit to do some sizing. Normally I sit but my elbow was getting sore. So I was standing at the time. No glasses on either. When it seemed to require more pressure I leaned into it.

    I'm a big dude. 6'3" 325 lbs. I've got a 54" chest. When I lean into something it's toast.
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    Currently casting for .223, .308, .30-06, .30-40 Krag, 9mm, .38/.357, 10mm, 44 Mag and 45 ACP.

    I like strange looking boolits!

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    That's what C-rats and MRE's will do for you!
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    There are very few things in this world that are Marine-proof!
    Scrounging for pb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarbe View Post
    There are very few things in this world that are Marine-proof!
    Can you give an example of something that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldblinddog View Post
    Can you give an example of something that is?
    Well, so far my wife appears to be!
    Scrounging for pb...

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    The best way to get the impossible done is tell a Marine it can' t be done!

    Many aviation firsts were done by Marines, ( first barrel roll in a helicopter, land a transport on a flattop, etc.)
    Think you can, or think you can't. Either way your right.

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    My Dad always said that there are only 2 requirements for Marines - a size 6 hat, and a size 17 neck.
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    Man, ain't it the truth....

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    I'm a jarhead and my navy buddies tear up way more equipment than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunarea View Post
    I'm a jarhead and my navy buddies tear up way more equipment than me.
    Roy
    They have more to tear up.
    Semper Fi!


    Currently casting for .223, .308, .30-06, .30-40 Krag, 9mm, .38/.357, 10mm, 44 Mag and 45 ACP.

    I like strange looking boolits!

    NRA Patriot Life Endowment member.

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    TexasGrunt, I honestly believe it you'd take it in steps you could squeeze that bullet down .022". I've never gone that far, but I've seen some pretty impressive sizing done in .002" steps. As long as you have the sizing dies, I don't see why you couldn't do it. Now as far as accuracy of the bullet after you've "put it in a harlet's corset"...................................
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    TexasGrunt--looks like we could be about twins as far as size goes, except you beat me by one pound!!!!!

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    I enjoy the good natured fun poking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    When it absolutely positively has to be destroyed overnight. . . 'Marines!'

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    Or 0-dark-30 which ever comes first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockrat View Post
    TexasGrunt--looks like we could be about twins as far as size goes, except you beat me by one pound!!!!!
    I sure hope you're not as ugly as I am. I don't think the world can handle two of us.
    Semper Fi!


    Currently casting for .223, .308, .30-06, .30-40 Krag, 9mm, .38/.357, 10mm, 44 Mag and 45 ACP.

    I like strange looking boolits!

    NRA Patriot Life Endowment member.

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