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    Today, 06:15 PM
    Your 'spidey sense' is trying to tell you something very important.
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    Today, 04:16 AM
    Once a bunch are all sized, trimmed, & so on--- weighing them is how I'd separate out the ones you need to be exactly the same. I wouldn't trust a water volume sort of test. Just a wild guess: I'd think you'd get more of a variable introduced...
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    Today, 02:51 AM
    I never trusted the automatic oilers to deliver enough oil. To make myself feel better, I'd also hose off the chain with motorcycle chain oil in a spray every few minutes. I don't know what's in that stuff, but it sticks like poop on a baby...
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    Today, 01:26 AM
    I got one like that awhile back. It had been fired until the accuracy fell off from never being cleaned. I wasn't in a rush, so just to see what would happen- No bore brushing, but I ran a patch soaked with Hoppe's #9 in & out every day until...
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    Today, 01:20 AM
    I've often wondered if people trying to cheat time, and doing everything they can to hang onto their youth is an addiction that can be as self destructive as anything lung or liver related when the patient won't stop smoking or drinking. I wish...
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    Yesterday, 03:32 AM
    Semi-auto handguns- it gets sorted for caliber and then it all goes in a bucket to await the cleaning and reloading process. Rifle stuff gets sorted by caliber & matching head stamps into batches of 100. I try to keep them together so they stay...
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    06-14-2021, 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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    06-14-2021, 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, 09:37 PM
    Even if you quote him chapter and verse,,,,,, some people just have to go wizz on that electric fence and learn for themselves.
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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, 12:11 AM
    It may be headed to down South America. We don't hear much news from those countries, but its a big place, and lots of things are going on down there, legal and otherwise, besides just drug runners with AK-47s. Years ago, there was a big...
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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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    06-09-2021, 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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    06-08-2021, 04:46 PM
    I cast a 405 for mine, crimp in the top groove, and call it good. Never had any problems doing that.
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    06-08-2021, 08:21 AM
    Any gunsmith shop should have some in their odds & ends bowl on the workbench.
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    06-08-2021, 03:07 AM
    If you're good doing what ya do now, sell it and make a few bucks.
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    06-07-2021, 11:17 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Loose gas checks. in Cast Boolits
    The checks are slightly over size. If they aren't crimped on with the sizer---- that also sets your boolit to the correct diameter, they might even fall off inside the case. It's another one of those things that isn't at all like Burger King....
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    06-07-2021, 10:44 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Surprise! in Our Town
    My guess is they'd nod & smile. Then, after you left, it'd take them about 8 seconds to forget they ever saw ya.
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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, 06:22 PM
    It's a lot handier to use a single stage press's shell holder.
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    06-06-2021, 06:18 PM
    I like mine except I don't care for the LNL bushing feature, so I JB welded them in like the old school pro-jector was. LNL was made to compete with other companies that have a quick change die holding plate. It's a good marketing feature, but its...
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    06-06-2021, 06:12 PM
    I'd try it first in an out of sight place, but it's like super charged acetone and shouldn't mess with bluing.
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    06-06-2021, 05:17 PM
    Awhile back, I started loading my .45-70s to the original Springfield trap door info. They are much less punishing to shoot.
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    06-05-2021, 08:35 PM
    I've gotten to where I just ignore that 'in your face' sort of nonsense. These gay rights activists would be fine if they'd just shut up and go about their lives like the rest of us. Back when the shop needed a new manager, and I wouldn't do...
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    06-05-2021, 07:37 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Moral quandary in Our Town
    Nah, have a steak, a real exotic mixed drink, and big bowl of ice cream. If those folks get too hungry, the camera crew will slip 'em a sandwich or something. I yell at the TV sometimes when those shows are on: "Come to the city you idiots!!...
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Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
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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