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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Ooops! I read it twice and then I had it backwards! I guess I better finish my first cup of coffee before I post in the morning.
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    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Got a hold of some hard to get black powder cartridge reloading dies. They hadn't been used for quite a few years. Home was a box up on a shelf in a garage. Two of the sets were missing a die body so I've emailed Redding and RCBS about...
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    BAW writes... " So extrapolating from this data Pedersoli barrels run 0.450/0.458" at the muzzle to 0.4515/0.458" at the breech. Your cast bullet nose therefore should match the 0.452" for perfect alignment. You should just see where the lands have...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Good luck with this. I don't know what else to say that I have not. John (in my opinion) will make it right if he can. Interestingly, looking at Walters wad size options, I don't even see a 0.479" wad listed as available. 0.463" is the...
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    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    Mark, unless you find, or come across another steel 6 point pre-crimp ring, stick with reloading 8 point crimped hulls. Don't crimp 6 point hulls with the crimp ring you have now. Your AA hulls and most target loaded factory hulls are 8 point...
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    06-13-2021, 06:55 PM
    I initially went that route back in 1981 after getting my first 600 in 12 gauge. Bought the 10 gauge dies an then the 16 and swapped them out. A real PITA. Save yourself time, frustration, and money. Keep your eyes out for more 600 Jr's in those...
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    06-13-2021, 01:23 PM
    https://www.mecoutdoors.com/Content/documents/600jr.pdf This should help.
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    06-13-2021, 01:11 PM
    Looks like a MK-5. 600 Jr. in 12 gauge. Talk to the people at MEC. They have parts that should fit. Should be marking on the red base plate. Be sure to download the manual that's free online. It'll help identify missing parts by name and parts...
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    06-12-2021, 08:21 PM
    I am NOT going to be so quick to join those that condemn. Listing Mr. John Walters good side of the balance sheet would take a book to complete. I would like to hear a little more, or as Paul Harvey used to say, "the rest of the story". There may...
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    06-11-2021, 08:56 AM
    MOA replied to a thread 33 year anniversary in Our Town
    Congrats Rich. We just celebrated our 18th last month and I must agree, time does fly.
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    06-10-2021, 05:41 PM
    No. No o rings needed. In fact, many calibers work just fine with only the correct size clear plastic tube into the chamber. Blow-tubes are basic and very effective in most situations. The big exception is very hot weather with barrel in hot sun....
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    06-09-2021, 08:17 AM
    I use For Forster for all my case trimming both handgun and rifle. Never any issues yet.
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    06-08-2021, 10:55 PM
    You can use these. I use a similar product to hold all my sizing top punches. Or you can go to a local fabric store an see if they have some bobbin holder cases. Or order from Amazon.
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    06-07-2021, 08:21 PM
    It's a tuff call on quality miniature reloading tools. Nice to have compacted quality tools but, the ractional of why and how you plan on using them can at times be illusive.
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    06-06-2021, 04:53 PM
    If you really want to be fussy about the name Winder, which I don't! None are Winders as Winchester never used that name. Winder is a nick-name given by collectors or maybe some other group???? I have a lot of data on Winder (the man) and his...
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    06-04-2021, 11:44 AM
    For me the toss up would be to take a shotgun or a carbine and revolver chambered for the same caliber "IF I WAS FORCED TO BUG OUT. And likely I'd be doing the carbine/handgun thing. Not a bad looking reloader thingy for someone who shoots 5 or 6...
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    06-04-2021, 11:17 AM
    MOA replied to a thread M die compressing powder in Cast Boolits
    Only issue I've ever had when expanding neck before priming..powder and bullets was occasionally by the time I got to the latter cases the neck has sprung back an started to shave some of the boolits, and I'm doing them in a single stage presses....
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    06-03-2021, 08:18 PM
    Gif. What might be easiest for you is this. Get your mold first, but if your shooting 9mm I'd get a mold a few thousands larger than you need. Pure lead in molds when it cools is likely to shrink too much to end up giving you a lead free barrel. ...
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    06-02-2021, 11:04 PM
    Hanzy4200 Your cam is out of adjustment. The cam is what is causing the problem on your crimp. Google "MEC 600 Instructions". Section 5 covers the swirl issue.. Hope that helps. You might want to download it for future reference.
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    06-02-2021, 08:10 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Heat exhaustion. in Our Town
    I got hit with it the first 2 months in mobile alabama. Moved from Tucson to mobile in July Was outside at a neighbors sighting in a couple of 22's. 90 degrees, 88%humidity. Sweat all over my arms but no evaporation due to the high humidity so no...
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    06-01-2021, 10:17 AM
    Generally, my M.O is to keep a low profile. On the other hand, I often have thought it would be good to know who is out there on our forum and what they have done to become experienced in this pastime of loading and shooting Black Powders Cartridge...
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    06-01-2021, 08:56 AM
    There have been two more black bear attacks here in Colorado so far this spring. One fatal. The latest one, a bear got into an open garage near sundown and the home owner just happened in there to close it up for the night. The human did...
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    05-31-2021, 02:40 PM
    Right. Many of my anvils fall out of the cup when I de-prime. I have had a good look at them over the years. Not having ever tried to rebuild primers - I think the replaced priming compound (match head dust) does not have a chance to stay in there....
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    05-31-2021, 12:21 PM
    ??? Okay. I will go look at my spent ones again. From memory, the anvils are three legs with space in between them. I'll look again.
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    05-31-2021, 11:37 AM
    Yes, Woody mentions your name a lot John. I follow the Friendship match results and Georgia results. I know you are good. Some of the better advice on here comes from people that have had experience and success like yourself. That does not mean...
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    05-31-2021, 09:34 AM
    Did you have that CBA member measure it. (years ago) I think he is gone now.
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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