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  • gwpercle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Light strikes that fire on the second hit are the classic symptom of primers not fully seated into the primer pocket . Happens with your reloads right ! The answer is to seat each primer all the way into the bottom of the pocket ... push them in...
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    What I find funny is you are up in Alberton , Mt. and I'm down South in Louisiana ... We have the same (or similar) bugs and have for my whole life known them as "Stink Bugs" ... Seems like them things live everywhere throughout North America ....
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    10-05-2022, 01:19 PM
    Awesome ... Color Me Green ... I want one too . I sorta like the real walnut grips but I'm a wood person . Looking Good . Honestly ... how is the trigger pull . It's supposed to be better since this one doesn't have the magazine safety . A...
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    10-05-2022, 12:04 PM
    I'll tell you what beats them all ... A little gadget called a Lee Ram Prime #90106 used in a Lee Hand Press #90685 . makes the best , no plastic parts , primer seating tool there is . I have two hand presses and use one for seating large and...
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    10-05-2022, 11:17 AM
    Holy Smokes ! Sure glad you are OK . Black Powder doesn't burn ... it just all goes up all at once . Eye protection is important ... I'm sure that's what saved your's . I wear thick tri-focal's all the time , just to see , but you guy's who...
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    10-05-2022, 11:10 AM
    Very clever ! I was rushing it, between making j-word cartridges. As I painted the bands and base, I got the idea to stick the gas check on, while pc was still wet, and they all slipped right on. Baked them standing up, then sized/ crimped. They...
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    10-05-2022, 10:25 AM
    Snags still very legal. I use one almost every single striped bass / bluefish trip. It’s what you do. You snag bunker ( menhaden, pogy) out of a tight pod, to either swim live line , or cut up to “chunk” for stripers and blues. I fish...
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    10-04-2022, 08:15 PM
    Reluctantly seeing your point… loaded up a bunch of the Hog Tooth 175s , and a bunch of the 150 BTSPs. He came so very close to busting me, once already, so I’m fixing to go that route. I have never loaded 30-06 rifle , and the closest thing to...
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    10-04-2022, 04:21 PM
    That sounds genius! I’d be very happy to do some field testing ;)
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    10-04-2022, 12:20 PM
    :goodpost: Awesome ! That pistol is so Good Looking I want one just because of the impressive looks ... appears to be blue steel and checkered walnut ... drop dead gorgeous !!! I can't wait for your range report on it ... if it shoots well ......
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    10-04-2022, 12:08 PM
    I grew up reading the writings of Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton ... They claimed the SWC was better ... Gary
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    10-04-2022, 12:04 PM
    Brass doesn't last forever ... load them long enough and they eventually let go . Most crack at the mouth from crimping but I've had it seperate at the factory cannelure on the body , about half way down , at times I had some split length ways on...
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    10-04-2022, 11:05 AM
    I don't have either mould ... only the drawings to look at that aren't dimensioned or to scale . They appear quite similar . The Lyman #356402 appears to have a slightly more pronounced, and slightly wider , front driving band ... And the grease...
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    10-04-2022, 10:29 AM
    Technically Not Considered "Firearm" as per their definitions . I ordered a 1851 Navy Colt reproduction from Dixie Gun Works and it arrived at my house , don't remember the carrier, but the package was simply left inside our screened in porch like...
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    10-04-2022, 09:41 AM
    What round is the new barrel chambered for ... Details are pesky ... but they matter ... ... A Lot ! Gary
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  • Krh1326's Avatar
    10-03-2022, 03:49 PM
    I thank you sir, I am getting along those lines, now. I didn’t order a custom one, as I have ordered one in the past, and found it took a long time to get. I found a .285 with Amazon Prime , that I plan to lap.
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    10-03-2022, 03:37 PM
    My trimmer is set to 2.010 ( listed case length was 2.015 with a trim to of 2.005 ) I aimed to split the difference. Every single piece of brass, that I am trying, has come in at 2.010 Am just trying for consistency, while trouble shooting.
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    10-03-2022, 03:09 PM
    The C312-155 ? The one folks are using for 300 BO? Mine is dropping .307 forward of the drive bands. I just set up several un coated 170-Fs and 180-Rs, like Larry and others suggested. I set the boolits at various depths, to find the longest one,...
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    10-03-2022, 10:55 AM
    :goodpost: Excellent Advice ! The Lee C309-170-F should work for this as Larry outlines . It works in my 30-06 with it's minimum dimensioned (tight) chamber and throat ... but they can't be powder coated and must be sized .309" ... for many...
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    10-03-2022, 10:02 AM
    I google searched for this mold, and am not finding one for sale. None of the Lee molds seem similar, in any way. Can anyone recommend AN AVAILABLE mold, from any of the other manufacturers? Other Lyman molds? NOE , Accurate, MP etc?
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    10-02-2022, 08:45 PM
    Wow those are purty! I get what you are both saying…. It’s killing me, as the same boolits fly out of son’s .300 BO AR… Calling it a night. Back to drawing board, in AM
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    10-02-2022, 08:12 PM
    I am finding that the Lee molds are not round, lmao … these measurements are the largest of the diameters that I can find.
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    10-02-2022, 07:54 PM
    For about thirty-five years I had many Lyman moulds and only one set of handles . Moulds were expensive and the danged handles cost as much as a mould ... being dirtpoor , I could buy the mould but not the handles ... so we kept taking them off and...
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    10-02-2022, 07:53 PM
    I should have indicated the molds… Not that I expect to use each of them, just included these all for fit and test. Lee C309-170-F. .3010 Lee C309-180-R. .3010 Lee TL309-230-5R. .3010 Lee C312-155-2R. ...
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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