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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    That would be great beagle. I love the paper shells myself and when I shot skeet, that is what I used for skeet loads. A friend who owned a Hardware store in town used Federal Paper factory shells exclusively for both Trap and Skeet. He was not...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    dbosman, try the 10Ring.com site. They have .410, 20, 16, and 12 or at least they did have. I haven't checked lately. To get a good 410 crimp I would advise getting a roll crimp tool similar to the BPI or the Reloaders Network version. They will...
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    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    As long as people are willing to swallow hard and pay the high prices being asked for shooting components today, the prices are just going to continue to climb. The manufacturers are watching and they too will start raising their prices. It...
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    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    I never has the scratch to buy a Hollywood press but did admire their heavy duty look. I have owned several sets of their dies though. A custom gunsmith friend had one of the big Senior model presses sitting on display in his shop right next to a...
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    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    Sam and others. Hey, it is good to talk to the good folks on this site. And you did help, I learn from those who share information and you did that. I had forgotten about that MEC site until you posted it and I had also about given up on the...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    Most of us have in the past sold/traded a handgun or more that we feel like kicking ourselves about. One I my worst moments was in the early 1980's when I let a friend talk me out of a 1950 4" in .45 ACP. It had a super slick action on it and...
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    04-10-2021, 10:14 PM
    I have 6 of those old threaded lee primer tools and a good selection of the threaded shell holders for several caliber. I pick one up about each time I find one at a decent price. I prefer theose type to the later lee's and I also have s everal of...
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    04-10-2021, 10:09 PM
    Sam, That site is how I found out that it was the #448 die that I needed to complete my machines. I made a complete copy of the instructions for the Model 400 some time ago but I just cannot find a 448 die. By the way, the 448 works for both the...
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    04-10-2021, 08:35 PM
    Changed offering to see if someone would be more interested. james
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    04-10-2021, 08:32 PM
    Someone on this site gave me a suggestion to try many years ago on the .43 Spanish Lyman die that I was having trouble getting the base to completely fill out. "Try drilling out the filler hole 1/16th size larger than it is now". I was frustrated...
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    04-10-2021, 08:25 PM
    Sam I never had a 200 or 250 that I could compare to the 400 but I have an idea that they are very close to the 400 in dimensions and operation. I may order a 600 jr finish die and see if it will fit on my press, if so, my problems are solved. ...
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    04-10-2021, 08:20 PM
    I had a fellow shooter suggest Red Dot but I think that powder might be just a mite quick for a kick starter. I may have to do some experimenting this summer or just stay with Trail Boss which I have started using more and more. james
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    04-10-2021, 08:16 PM
    Thinking that this "panic buying" time is fading is a pipe dream. We will be lucky if we start seeing reloading components on selves this time next year.
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    04-10-2021, 07:32 PM
    Sam you have the same problem that I have. I have 2 MEC 400's that are complete except of the final sizing chamber which is a separate die not attached to the machine. Nobody but nobody seems to have one for sale. My 2 machine are 12 gauge and 16...
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    04-10-2021, 07:24 PM
    I have used a duplex load in some of my black powder .43 Spanish loads because I seem to get better ignition and cleaner brass with them. I used 5 grains of 4759 over the primer and 65 grains of FF Goex powder on top of that. I am going to have to...
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    04-10-2021, 03:48 PM
    Better than weighing, cut a PPU case in two and then a R-P, Win., FC in two and you will see any difference in cas ewall thickness and this is problem what is going on with the higher pressure. Thicker walls = less internal capacity = higher...
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    04-10-2021, 03:41 PM
    So far the only part that I have had to replace was an extractor. But that was because I had an HRA that was 100% correct except for the extractor which was a Springfield. I did locate and find a new op rod just in case I ever needed it. Fingers...
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    04-09-2021, 11:02 PM
    Fulton Armory is the best M1 people I have dealt with. They have parts, books and can even do repair work on the M1. None better. IMR4895 is the powder for the M1 and IMR4064 will work also. There is a lot of information on the CMP site also. ...
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    04-09-2021, 08:26 PM
    Thanks for the advice so far and keep it coming. I am going to look them all over before I leap. james
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    04-09-2021, 06:45 PM
    pm sent
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    04-09-2021, 05:13 PM
    I will take #2, the Ruger MK I, II, III, & 22/45 video.
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    04-09-2021, 03:32 PM
    I am thinking very seriously about finally buying an brass annealer. My eyes are not what they use to be and I have a hard time of seeing the color change now. What do you recommend and why. Over $500.00 and it is out of my league. Thanks, james
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    04-09-2021, 02:47 PM
    I need to buy a few military 30-06 1st fired military cases. I want U.S. military or HXP Greek mostly as that is what I have used. Do not want civilian as it is marked 30-06. I am going to convert it to 8x57mm Mauser for my son. This will be a...
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    04-09-2021, 02:40 PM
    Well, as much as I hate to admit it, my wife just a few minutes ago put me in the shade. I was using a Red Rider BB to shoot at boreing bees behind the house. Distance was usually around 8 to 10 feet. Well, I took 6 shots and "nadda". My wife...
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    04-09-2021, 01:55 PM
    I like the route you are taking in making a scout rifle design. Let us know how it works for you when you get to the range with it. james
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    04-09-2021, 10:16 AM
    yep, get what you can while you can mentality. But at least they are available.
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    04-09-2021, 06:36 AM
    There was a recent thread on here some where. Their updated pot is a failure.
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    04-08-2021, 07:48 PM
    For the 100 x .357 magnum fired brass brass that I am to receive I am offering something a little different than usual. I am offering to the first "I will take it" followed by a pm with their mail to address gets the following: 1: New in the...
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    04-08-2021, 04:18 PM
    If it has a nice crest on it I personally would not drill and tap and destroy the crest. But that is just me talking. I might drill and tap and put a rear receiver sight on it that would not destroy the crest. Would not have to alter the bolt...
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    04-08-2021, 04:07 PM
    Big Tom made a really great looking and working primer catcher for me for the old Super Pacific. It was a printed copy of the original catcher. It had a tube to feed the spent primer into a basket and also copies of the original color Pacific logo...
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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