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    01-24-2023, 09:54 PM
    Great shooter! Congrats! Three44s
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    01-23-2023, 05:57 PM
    Shooters serving Shooters! I was alarmed when Hodgdons acquired so many powder companies. I feared they would “stick it to us with high prices. Granted we have experienced price shock but I believe it’s beyond Hodgdons control. I called the...
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    01-14-2023, 11:57 PM
    Great ingenuity and work! Congrats Three44s
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    01-08-2023, 06:23 PM
    With my RCBS Swagger I can create loose pockets if I get carried away. I use it judiciously. My next pass is on a Wilson case trimmer, for length and then a finish chamfer of the primer pocket. I like a nice subtle bevel to aid in primer...
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    01-08-2023, 05:53 PM
    Book, more books and magazine articles were my teacher! Age 19 in the fall of 1975 and I got tired of “wanting” to reload! I went to my favorite all around store (BiMart) and pestered the clerks there to recommend what powder to buy. The rifle...
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    01-05-2023, 11:03 PM
    My advice is to carry the Redhawk with heavy custom loads. In public areas pack the .45 acp, knee cap someone and out run them. Three44s
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    01-05-2023, 08:26 PM
    I built a second portable stand and also used a disc blade for the base on that one. My riser is made out of a used and worn (discarded) PTO shaft outer safety shield. A steel plate 3/16” tops the riser. I can C-Clamp a reloading press to it that...
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    01-02-2023, 11:54 AM
    That’s the die body. The OP was referring to the seater plug itself. Turns out he has on after all if I am reading correctly. Three44s
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    01-02-2023, 11:47 AM
    Good save Wolfdog91 ...! Thanks for the good pictures .... I might just have to build one of those gizzies. I have much steel laying around and the tools! Happy New Year Three44s
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    01-01-2023, 10:33 PM
    The mandrel in a LCD is removable. You could contact Lee and see if a larger diameter mandrel is available. I needed a mandrel 1 thousandth smaller for my 22-250 and they obliged me for a few bucks. Try here: ...
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    01-01-2023, 11:40 AM
    It’s gotta be the “cool” factor with these little MIG welders that sells them. I have two baby MiGs, two big ones, several stick welders including the portables. 90%of the time I chose stick! Three44s
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    12-31-2022, 12:02 AM
    The case prep stations with a primer pocket reamer installed certainly do quick work on a pocket crimp if you have enough “traction” to hold the case from spinning. I like the Wilson case trimmer lathe better because (with either the factory...
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    12-30-2022, 11:10 PM
    Three44s replied to a thread zoysia grass in Our Town
    I am a member of our County Noxious Weed Board. We are periodically plagued with new invasive ornamental plants that escape to farms. I know nothing about the grass you are enquiring about but I would recommend before you acquire it, check with...
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    12-30-2022, 11:04 PM
    I assume you are referring to a carbon arc torch for the gouging. To not use a grinder to clean surfaces cut by a carbon arc is to invite bad welds going back. The residual carbon from the cutting rods cause a lot of welding porosity. Carbon...
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    12-30-2022, 11:18 AM
    For reaming primer pocket crimps, I use a Wilson case trimmer. The case is held by the corresponding case collet built for it. It’s cartridge specific. My entire process involves using an RCBS swagger set moderately, then a finishing touch on...
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    12-28-2022, 11:38 PM
    Good for you all… long life for happy cats…
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    12-28-2022, 11:56 AM
    Skeeter Skelton promoted his fav: 7.5 gr in a 44 special case and 8.5 gr of Unique in a 44 mag case. The Special load was also used in well built .44 special revolvers as I recall. I use Clays for lighter plinkers. Use Titegroup for just a bit...
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    12-28-2022, 11:13 AM
    We have a couple of 400 amp 3phase wire machines in our farm shop but the stick machine gets the most work until we get into real fabrication. As heavy wire feeds they can get right into heavy work with the right wire (Lincoln Outershield for...
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    12-28-2022, 11:03 AM
    An angle grinder on the loose with a locked down switch is like a “loose nuke” in my opinion. They can come out of your control in a blink of the eye and cause irreparable harm. Three44s
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    12-28-2022, 12:42 AM
    My preference for angle grinders has narrowed to only ones with paddle or trigger switches due to safety concerns. Three44s
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    12-27-2022, 08:56 PM
    I suggest stick and a 90 degree right angle grinder. You need to grind beveled edges where you are going to weld so as to (prep) improve penetration with your welds. One rod stands out as a do all with mild steel and that’s 6011. It’s all...
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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