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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-16-2022, 09:20 PM
    No, the Swage-O-Matic press takes a proprietary set of dies. Hope this helps. Fred
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-16-2022, 12:24 PM
    I do the same thing with the steps. I keep a set in a small plastic bag in my shooting bag. I took several sets to the SHOT Show one year and gave them to the reps from Sierra, Nosler, Hornady and Speer. I didn't bother with Winchester, since...
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    05-15-2022, 04:45 PM
    My wife bought herself an EZ in .380, and liked it so well she went out and bought herself one in 9x19, but she hasn't had a chance to get the 9mm to range, yet. I have a friend who has the same issues with hand strength after taking a bad fall a...
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-15-2022, 02:26 PM
    I've bought all of my swaging equipment used, which saved me a ton of money. While it's fun to experiment and see what you can make with your swaging gear, it's also very time consuming. I had a friend ask me what I'd charge to make him some .44...
    27 replies | 993 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-14-2022, 12:20 PM
    The reason is the SAAMI standard for rifle barrels in .44 Remington Magnum is .431". https://saami.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ANSI-SAAMI-Z299.4-CFR-Approved-2015-12-14-Posting-Copy.pdf It's on page 143 of the manual, but page 155 of the...
    9 replies | 293 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-14-2022, 10:40 AM
    The "ru" indicates the mail came from Russia, George. If you had answered it, they would have asked for all kinds of "verification", and if you'd given it, the rest would be history. It only takes them a couple of minutes to completely clean out...
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-12-2022, 09:35 PM
    I have a Magma Lube Master and the key to getting good results with it is a collator that works properly and is fast enough to keep up with the sizer. Let's just say I'm not happy with M-A Systems and their collator right now........... Hope...
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  • rmcc's Avatar
    05-11-2022, 02:49 PM
    Shoot me your address and I will send you what I have. They are low brass AAs. The kid moved up to a 12 for trap.
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-11-2022, 11:55 AM
    I smoothed and rounded the edges of most of my target triggers years ago on my S&S revolvers, including the ones I carried every day as duty guns. As long as you're careful, you can do a good job and make the trigger a whole lot better feeling than...
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-08-2022, 12:08 PM
    ReloaderFred replied to a thread Cannelure usage? in Swaging
    I shoot a lot of my swaged handgun bullets through Marlin lever action rifles, so a cannelure helps to prevent bullet setback in the magazine tube, along with a firm crimp. Hope this helps. Fred
    7 replies | 414 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-08-2022, 12:05 PM
    Lathesmith explains what he makes here: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?34499-Star-dies-that-I-make Here's his V/S link: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?160-Lathesmith-s-Custom-Dies I have several of his...
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-07-2022, 08:44 PM
    ReloaderFred replied to a thread Cannelure usage? in Swaging
    For me, I put the cannelure on as the last step. I only swage handgun bullets, so it may be different for rifle bullets. Hope this helps. Fred
    7 replies | 414 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-06-2022, 07:15 PM
    I use STOS for that, since it's what I have handy on the bench........ Hope this helps. Fred
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-04-2022, 08:21 PM
    The site rules state that offers to buy and sell outside of Swappin' & Sellin' (S&S) aren't allowed, so those posts are deleted when reported, or found. If someone persists in making offers outside of S&S, then an infraction may be issued. Hope...
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-04-2022, 08:16 PM
    I really like to be able to just clamp the right sizer to the bench and take care of a bunch of cast bullets without messing with the machine. They're each mounted to a 10" x 10" x 2" square of wood, along with the heaters. Just clamp to the bench...
    9 replies | 316 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    05-04-2022, 11:15 AM
    I just had this conversation with a good friend yesterday. I long term "loaned" him one of my Star Sizers several years ago, and now he's purchased a couple more on his own. He told me he only needed one more Star set up in .32, then he'll have a...
    9 replies | 316 view(s)
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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