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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    I have a set of Redding in 45-70 and a near new set of RCBS . I've sized and seated with both , I didn't get an expander with the pre owned Redding set . I added a Lee through powder expander before I got the RCBS set . SxS sizing , the brass...
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Sort of a black sheep here . How are they not fitting ? ( Not the obvious of they don't fit ) I've had some 45 ACP that gave me trouble , some brands have a different holder for the ACP than the usual Savage , 308 , Mauser , 06' , it's cut taller in...
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    04-10-2021, 09:48 PM
    PPU is also loaded and manufactured under CIP standards not SAAMI . I've had no problems with it but it's in 30-30 and 45-70 so how much trouble can I get into . I did shoot some in 380 also with no issues . As for life the 45-70 has 10...
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    04-10-2021, 09:22 PM
    I have a 358432 . The WC with about .1 out of the case . I started with 38 short data and worked from there . The 9mm I had , 2 of them , would both feed empty cases . Low recoil , full function , round holes , little groups , about 800 fps .
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    04-09-2021, 10:19 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Garage sale find in Our Town
    I just received a box of 45 auto rim brass . I found it wandering on MeWe . Star line gets $121.50/500 , Midway has a discontinued RP page at $162/500 . Do you think I'm gonna get hurt at $55 shipped for RP probably closer to 600 than 500 ? ...
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    04-04-2021, 10:34 PM
    I had 2 in January from the next state . 1 took 16 days for literally a 6-7 hr round trip drive , the other was a major volume shipper it took 5 days across Missouri , 2 more to get to Ft Smith AR via Little Rock and 8 hr to my door with a rather...
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    04-04-2021, 03:18 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread 45LC for beginners in Cast Boolits
    Unique . 454424 Lyman or NOE version SWC . I ran these for range days , hot SAA/mild Ruger loads and hunted with them , the deer didn't come together but they killed hogs pretty efficiently . 452-255 RNFP Lee , 2 moulds both ran 265 gr . This was...
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    04-03-2021, 08:14 PM
    Seems to be a good day for that sort of thing . I confirmed a buy of 500 45 AR cases this morning for $40 and shipping . The guy bought a brass lot at an auction decided range brass ACP was a good asking price .
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    04-03-2021, 04:32 PM
    I have 1-8 cav iron , 1-6 cav aluminum , and a lone brass mould from no less than 7 makers spread over 80 odd yr of manufacture . The brass mould is a 5# tank that casts 380 or 417 gr plain or hollow base . It has a few tool marks , chatter...
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    04-03-2021, 03:29 PM
    +1 for the chamber fit . Every time you add a dimension tool you add another set of variables .
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    04-02-2021, 11:38 PM
    I killed 5 hogs with 1050 fps from a 7.5" . 9.5 Unique 250-257 gr 454424 , original Lyman round groove @257 50/50 and the NOE version cast in WW for 250 gr . Either will break 2-3 ribs and exit 24" plus through both shields of a 165# boar up to 50...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    04-02-2021, 11:26 AM
    Might try Ammohead , he's more of a hobby weekend retired guy though . I have a couple 6.5s one is happy at .265 the other needs .272 .
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    04-01-2021, 03:13 PM
    Bad turn there ........ RCBS sent me a full refit current production parts for an old RS die after a brief dialogue on Messager just to inquire about its vintage .
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    03-31-2021, 06:10 PM
    I recently loaded some 250 gr RNFP to 2000 fps in WW in an 1895G . I won't be shooting any more of those , not because of lube or leading but because of the recoil concussion . WW-pure 50/50 shoots fine into strong lever action loads though...
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    03-28-2021, 06:19 PM
    I liked the 225-55 NOE @62 gr I think it's the 225-62 now . Ran it 2640 fps in a 222 , 1-14" but could only get about 2050 in the 1-8 223 . H322 jacketed data , it would have probably been better with 4198 but the gas gun didn't run well with it...
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    03-28-2021, 06:07 PM
    I miss that too . I wish it was an app , probably proprietary code and gone with the site .
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    03-28-2021, 06:02 PM
    That's so cool , man you're totally in with the in crowd ! Branding is so hip ! [smilie=l: I'm just glad you didn't do something dumb like pinch that mould between your belly and your thigh or something . Seems like there's a "yeah but I...
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    03-28-2021, 10:52 AM
    Shot several like that myself . In the 358 I found a check 30 ft in front of the line with 4 in about .800 and the 5th an 2" out .
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    03-26-2021, 06:44 PM
    Not really any approved data sources . Seems like my work was based on doubling the difference between Trapdoor and strong actions for 45-70 . Knowing that both are well under 460 nominal data . I referred to 338 Federal also and looked at max loads...
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    03-25-2021, 09:58 PM
    VW used a balance point screw jack on a single post in a square socket . It picked the whole side up whether left or right tripod on the 2 wheels and tires on the other side .
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    03-24-2021, 05:02 PM
    I used to get 2-3 out of most of the field/game cases . 5-6 on RP high brass game cases like the Nitro Steel . 6-7 on Active and AA Win the Dry Loks about 3 . I could get 6 on 8 point Fiocchi clear and 5 on 6 point . All of the above was with...
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    03-23-2021, 09:35 AM
    Took 2 Handy Mans out yesterday and loaded a 22' by 26 tapering to 18 inch oak log on a 16' flat bed . I didn't take any pictures , I should have . We picked up the light the light end about 30" and 11' back and backed the trailer under it to...
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    03-21-2021, 08:14 PM
    5. 38 Short Colt 3 die set steel not carbide $33 shipped I'll take this one
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    03-21-2021, 08:04 PM
    5. 38 Short Colt 3 die set steel not carbide $33 shipped I'll take this one
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    03-20-2021, 03:02 PM
    It may be Wednesday before I can post my PIF bear with me . I really didn't have anything in mind and the organization in the cave resembles shelf stocking by Gale Force open can paint shakers .
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    03-20-2021, 02:43 PM
    I loaded the 452-255 RNFP for Moms 1917 .Speer listed data for a 260 HP in 45 ACP . Seems like it was 6.5 gr of Unique as a load was selected as the Lee mould drops at 265 gr with 50/50 I loaded them out to the top lube groove with good accuracy and...
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