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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    I've used them all and determined that, from a functional point of view, our dies fall into two classes, first class and second class. Redding and Forster are tied for first place, everything else is tied for second place. And the average "on...
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    04-10-2021, 07:10 PM
    I've always been puzzled by people who whine about common problems as if they alone are affected by it.
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    04-07-2021, 08:09 PM
    The best "primer catcher" I've ever seen is a little Lee Reloader press combined with a Lee Universal Depriming die; they easily remove and capture EVERY spent primer in the hollow bottom of the press. I drilled a 3/4" hole under the collection...
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    04-06-2021, 09:04 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Unicorn ? in Our Chapel
    I've been told by some learned men that such puzzling things in scripture usually refer to common stories within the Hebrew culture that illustrate a valid point they would understand just as we understand Aesop's Fables; that makes sense to me.
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    04-06-2021, 08:56 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Unicorn ? in Our Chapel
    The wonder of it all is that such topics as unicorns have no bearing on any Christian doctrines.
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    04-06-2021, 08:51 PM
    Farm out man, that one is out of state! ;)
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    04-06-2021, 08:07 PM
    Look again. The only thing that can produce your problem is something that slightly interferes with beam movement; something is binding the pivot shaft in the bearing cuts. The only things which can produce that effect in a clean Ohaus scale...
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    04-06-2021, 11:07 AM
    I doubt that much of a bullets base ends up as bore leading. But, anything that can reduce the base temperature has to reduce the melting of a lead base. A thin coat of lube on a bullet base will boil away some of the firing flash heat and reduce...
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    04-06-2021, 10:34 AM
    When the NRA/Alox lube was new in casting (and I was too) I went that way and have never looked back. It was then only available in pint size "paint cans", the thick lube had to be melted in a double boiler and poured into the lubrasizer. I got...
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    04-06-2021, 09:50 AM
    We often don't get the real meaning of scripture because we don't know the full meaning of many of the old words like "believe." John 3:16 says those who "believe" in Jesus will be saved BUT that is NOT the simplistic "belief" we tend to think it...
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    04-05-2021, 08:57 PM
    I've not seen a new simple toggle link press of any brand in at least twenty years so suggesting a noob get a Rock Chucker to be sure he gets a compound toggle press really doesn't compute. Soon after I got my RC 2 in 1995 I modified my then 30...
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    04-05-2021, 12:18 PM
    You, sir, are a kindly gentleman and scholar. I have three magnetic damped beam scales. One is Lee's PPM, one is a Lyman/Ohaus M5, the other is a Herter's/Webster; they all work fine. My little Lee Safety Scale is the most sensitive and...
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    04-05-2021, 10:39 AM
    Add any common Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF, - Walmart, etc.) for a great light gun and fishing reel oil. That's all the hobby lubes I've used for so long I can hardly remember whatever else I used in the past. Note: NEVER use Lubraplate...
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    04-05-2021, 10:18 AM
    I started reloading some 5+ decades ago. With zero experience and no mentor, I scoured gun magazine articles and reloading catalogs for two years before making my first mail order purchase. I choose Lyman's six station turret press because it just...
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    04-04-2021, 09:13 AM
    I've been reloading everything that goes BOOM since 1965. I've never had a "case gage" nor even looked at a book OAL, I just make ammo that fits and shoots well in MY guns. Seems you have achieved that goal. ???
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    04-03-2021, 02:09 PM
    Well, to be fair, just flipping the Walker safety itself isn't going to cause an accident; it only happens if the trigger is actually pulled while the safety is engaged. THEN, if the sear connector does not properly slip back in place, the only...
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    04-03-2021, 01:51 PM
    First, for whitetail deer and black bear shot inside 150-200 yards, no better cartridge than the .35 Rem has ever been made. Dead is dead and nothing kills them any deader. I doubt that more than two-three percent of legal big game east of the...
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    03-30-2021, 10:01 PM
    Certainly some of Lee's alum presses have been broken by mechanical clods with no idea of what's rational to expect from his tools. Ditto photos of broken RCBS alum presses. (And I have seen photos of broken top straps in a few Rock Chuckers!) ...
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    03-30-2021, 09:14 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Chop Saws in Reloading Equipment
    Sal, it sounds like your little H.F. chop saw's drive shaft bearing went bad. If you have a source for new bearings it's possible you could have fixed that but there's no way to get passed the broken part!
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    03-29-2021, 11:15 AM
    Glad you're not just another Lee basher. But, after some 60 years of reloading on a wide variety of tools and knowing what I know about the tools I'm puzzled; truth is, Lee's stuff works. I'm yet to see how so many who say they don't bash Lee will...
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    03-24-2021, 09:45 PM
    It doesn't sound to me like your lever gun's SWC feeding problem is OAL generated. Suggest you try another bullet style, like a round nose.
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    03-23-2021, 08:45 PM
    Walker's trigger has a floating "connector" that helps to make for a high quality hunting trigger at low cost. Some people have had accidental discharge accidents when disengaging the safety after the trigger was pulled with the safety on and then...
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    03-23-2021, 12:45 PM
    My first reloads were for my 03 with a few hundred .30-06 pull-down 1941 and 1942 surplus cartridges that had corrosive primers. I only had a Lee whack-a-mole at the time so an old codger friend with a press and bullet puller pulled them apart, the...
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    03-23-2021, 11:48 AM
    I understand that "move mountains" thing was an old Hebrew saying that means God can solve problems that seem huge to us; it isn't and wasn't meant to be literal. Unlike God, we can't see the end from the beginning so we don't know if what we...
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    03-23-2021, 09:59 AM
    1hole replied to a thread ow.......my back, just bs in Our Town
    No one has mentioned back muscle spasms but they are real and can actually pull the muscle apart. Then not only do the damaged discs and ligaments hurt, the ripped muscle tissue does too. And pulled apart blood vessels bleed to cause major swelling...
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    03-22-2021, 03:09 PM
    Lachmiller was a good outfit, they made some excellent dies. It's a shame they went under.
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    03-22-2021, 02:18 PM
    1hole replied to a thread Chop Saws in Reloading Equipment
    Labeling errors account for a lot of misunderstandings. Tho many folk call all power miter saws "chop" saws it's my understanding that actual chop saws are made for metal work and miter saws are intended for wood ... and that's what the labels on...
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    03-22-2021, 11:52 AM
    It has truly been said, "If our foresight was as good as our hindsight we'd be better off by a dampsight." ... or something like that. No one has told me anything about the hazards of temp storage but I suspect few folk think of it as a...
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    03-21-2021, 05:34 PM
    No one ever said you did.
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    03-20-2021, 01:06 PM
    Goodness guys! I've been removing live primers for 40+ years in standard de-cap dies with no armor at all. I do wear safety glasses when reloading, and not just for live decapping. My Lee Universal Deprime Die safely removes even crimped...
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Like rifles, handguns and shotguns, in that order. Have a personal 100 yd range/bench at home,
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hunting/loading/fishing, wood/metal work, SCUBA, photography, Bible study, wife/kids/grandkids
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Am "retired" from electronics & safety officer in space programs

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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