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    05-07-2021, 08:38 PM
    If you want to know that war's history just read anything by Bruce Catton. As alluded above, the unpleasantness of 1861-65 wasn't truly a "civil war"; instead, it was the War of Northern Aggression and no one does a better or more completely and...
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    05-06-2021, 08:36 PM
    Cases get stuck in sizer dies for one reason - poor lubrication! It can be due to a poor lube choice OR from putting too little lube on the case, down near the web, where it's needed most. Fact is, ALL commercial case lubes and a lot of...
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    05-05-2021, 04:39 PM
    It seems the primary work of the Holy Spirit is to open eyes/ears to the truth of the gospel, i.e., the Good News, that all sin is covered by the self sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. At risk of upsetting folk who don't want to discuss "opinions"...
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    05-04-2021, 08:13 PM
    I've long used melted sulphur powder ("Flowers of Sulphur", from a drug store) to make chamber casts. The casts are a bit brittle but it works very well.
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    05-04-2021, 12:53 PM
    My brother, you are the only other man I've known who sees that! And we can Biblically prove it to be so. Consider: Jesus was suddenly abandoned and cried from the cross, "My God. my God, why have you forsaken me?" At that moment he - the son...
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    05-03-2021, 10:37 PM
    Lessee ... I think it been at least a couple of years since the last oil damped scales were made. Or maybe 50 years?
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    05-03-2021, 10:33 PM
    A lot of that depends on how sloppy the chamber is. The ONLY reason to use an FCD is to make sure handgun ammo chambers every time, all the time. A lot of that is controlled by how thick the case walls are and how fat the cast bullets are. ...
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    05-03-2021, 10:14 PM
    Ditto, there are no "quick-change" die gimmicks for me. If I don't have the few seconds needed to swap dies I really don't need to be reloading anyway.
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    05-03-2021, 10:06 PM
    1hole replied to a thread I Hate Splinters in Our Town
    I prefer an Xacto knife with a scapple type blade but rarely have one when it's needed so a new blade goes into the ever handy utility knife. I always keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide handy to wash open wounds.
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    05-03-2021, 11:37 AM
    1hole replied to a thread 5.56 vs 223 question in Military Rifles
    Originally the cartridges were to the same SAMMI specifications and only difference was the NATO name. SAMMI is only observed in U.S. commercial sporting guns and ammo while the military can do whatever they wish. In the military's serious need to...
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    05-03-2021, 09:57 AM
    I'm puzzled. Exactly what is it about the Lyman scale that you don't like?
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    05-02-2021, 08:15 PM
    Redding's tools are excellent quality. No magnetic damped balance scale of any major brand or age is inaccurate or insensitive ... that is, unless the user fails to keep it undamaged, clean and adjusted for zero. And mechanical scales don't...
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    05-02-2021, 04:14 PM
    I've seen a LOT of web guru posts claiming some old powder has been changed to make it hotter and therefore it's supposed to be foolish to use the old loading data for the "new" powder. But I've never heard or read a single comment about why any...
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    05-02-2021, 03:21 PM
    Right, therefore reworking a specific shell holder isn't the answer to your concern. But, a tiny shell holder-to-die gap is only going to affect the case face a tiny bit, not the run-out. So, the real issue becomes, "How much does that tiny gap...
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    05-02-2021, 09:40 AM
    First, let's think about all you've said. You've tried about six shell holders; one fits fine, one won't go in and four have gaps, right? So which that are you chasing? And, how can the error (if any) of five shell holders be attributed to...
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    04-30-2021, 09:30 PM
    IMHO, annealing after forming is usually best because hard shoulders can better take the sizing force but it really depends on how much diameter change you're making with each step. The most common failure in annealing is overheating the brass...
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    04-30-2021, 09:10 PM
    People go to hell because they reject Jesus as Lord, not because they aren't good enough; none of us are that good. I don't consider the coming resurrection of ALL human dead is any kind of reincarnation. Reincarnation is coming back in a new...
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    04-30-2021, 01:15 PM
    This thread has drifted into much more than neck turning. I used to make all of my .22-250 cases from LC Match .30-06 brass so I could make fitted necks for my SAAMI spec. chamber. Thinning the resulting thick necks was mandatory for...
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    04-30-2021, 11:35 AM
    There are a few recurring things about reincarnation that I find a bit amusing. One of the biggest chuckles is that those who profess to have memories of a past life were always bigtime players! I've heard of no one who was a simple hard working...
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    04-30-2021, 09:39 AM
    Thought provoking observations. There IS a spirit power at work in the earthly affairs of individuals and kingdoms (countries). There are only two spiritual powers at work here and all men WILL decide to serve one or the other. Those who loudly...
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    04-29-2021, 08:17 PM
    High quality cases cost more to make and very few people would ever know the difference. ???
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    04-29-2021, 08:10 PM
    Reaming makes for thinner case necks for safety but does nothing for making the inside and outside concentric. Neck turning accomplishes both so it helps reduce bullet runout; that's a good thing. Turners that look about the same will work the...
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    04-24-2021, 09:13 PM
    Only heavy revolver loads with heavy (for caliber) bullets need heavy (roll) crimps to prevent recoil from pulling bullets and locking the cylinder. Normal auto loader ammo is rarely loaded very hot, the bullets are rarely very heavy and the...
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    04-24-2021, 07:49 PM
    1hole replied to a thread 45acp dies in Cast Boolits
    Rob, the much misunderstood and improperly used Lee FCD for handgun ammo IS just another tool for those who need it - and that's NOT because the loader doesn't know what the supposed web "experts" think it is! The point of the FCD is to make ammo...
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    04-24-2021, 01:06 PM
    1hole replied to a thread 45acp dies in Cast Boolits
    The only average difference between sizer dies is the SAMMI tolerance specifications; sizers vary as much between dies of the same name as there is between brands. There is little or no significant difference for expanders and seaters and...
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    04-24-2021, 12:54 PM
    No. If you want to avoid pinching the case mouth at all just seat so the case mouth is centered in the crimp groove. But, it isn't possible that a half thou of case mouth thickness (.001" total) is going to matter a bit in a factory round or a...
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    04-20-2021, 09:20 PM
    Things are indeed rapidly moving towards the culmination of the world as we know it but I doubt it will occur this year or next. The next big event on the prophetic calendar is the "Rapture" of the church. Rapture is simply the Greek word for...
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    04-20-2021, 08:42 AM
    I dearly love file trim dies and need one for my 22-250. I'll never understand why they weren't more popular than they were. PM is coming.
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    04-18-2021, 03:28 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Case lube in Boolit Lube !
    Lee's case lube is excellent when used properly. It's base is a soap. The water is only a thinner and when the water dries the soap film is left. Now you know it's only a lube, not a rust protector. Storing a water-wetted die in a plastic...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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