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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I'd get a mold for a boolit that already has plenty of loading data already done for it in that caliber rather than get off into uncharted waters or try to re-invent the wheel. If you don't see info for those type boolits on the .45ACP page,,,,,...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    No, seating dies usually put on a roll crimp. My best results have been with doing a taper crimp done as a separate step with its own die. Hornady makes one they claim seats and does a taper crimp in one step--- but it will take someone a whole...
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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    Sounds like you're on the right track. At regular 9mm speeds with the powder coat, you shouldn't have a leading issue no matter what the alloy is. I'd get the heat on up in the pot, and not put any more expensive 'goodies' into the alloy than...
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread 88 octane gasoline in Our Town
    I don't see why not. Whatever the additives package is, the difference between 87 and 88 is so small, the engine probably won't know the difference.
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    Yesterday, 07:12 AM
    This is from a RCBS 115 grain mold. It is listed in the RCBS #1 reloading manual for use in both the 380 auto and the 9mm. I load it in both. For those of you out there who have never seen the RCBS reloading manual this is what it looks...
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    06-28-2022, 08:28 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Murray Lawn Mower in Our Town
    I took the flap & discharge chute off mine too. When confronted-- I told Mrs. Winger I did it for two reasons: 1. The first rule of 'Man Law' clearly states, "Remove, or otherwise bypass all safety devices, and throw away the instructions"....
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    06-28-2022, 04:54 PM
    That sounds like the condensate line dripping causing the flood. But that's the result of the problem, not the source. Same thing happened to me last year. The whole story involves more sad singing and slow walking than a New Orleans Jazz...
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    06-26-2022, 08:03 PM
    In a pinch, I put a few pounds of pull down powder for 50BMG in two layers of those vacuum seal food/freezer bags, (one inside the other) then stored them in a drawer of the garage refrigerator. So far, so good with that, and it's been in there...
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    06-26-2022, 07:22 PM
    Not quite the same as a Garand, but-- I shoot cast in a M1A and have had good luck with IMR 'stick' powders and a 170RN with a Hornady gas check. IMR 4198 is the powder I keep coming back to. I can't remember exactly how much, but I worked up...
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    06-26-2022, 07:17 PM
    I'm big on accuracy, and don't ever seem to shoot out past about 200 yards. Of the 7mm and .300 belted Mags I've had in the past, I never really had the need for their full potential. Even with the new generation books, I find myself loading at...
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    06-26-2022, 06:14 PM
    I'd pull 'em down, lighten the load a bit, and put 'em back together. Something that might tell you a little more about them is if you can find a fired case or two. Besides the other considerations--- max. or over loads usually aren't very...
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    06-26-2022, 02:51 PM
    If it's original stuff, I'd count on it being corrosive primed and clean accordingly. A handy test I've heard of to test for them is get a bare steel plate, Then shoot just a primed case against it. Next, shoot a known new age primed case...
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    06-26-2022, 01:44 PM
    I never had very many gadgets and accessories. I just put a few extra rounds in my pocket. If I thought I was going to be in real danger, attacked by zombies, or get pinned down in a fire fight--- I'd have something other than a single action...
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    06-25-2022, 10:03 PM
    I'd try powder coating a few after they were sized, and/or a few that weren't sized at all. Also, going that slow, I wouldn't put the gas check on either. A hundred yards is a long way for a flat faced, slow, and heavy boolit to stay in the air....
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    06-25-2022, 09:01 PM
    All of these forums develop and reflect the personality of their 'regulars' and what the owner will allow or tolerate. As most of us have seen: If the regulars are a bunch of problem children, and the owners & moderators tolerate such behavior--...
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    06-25-2022, 08:53 PM
    You'd pretty much have to do that on a case by case basis. Depending on your alloys, boolits will drop at slightly different weights, and maybe have different amounts of resistance going down the barrel. Either one can change their velocity and...
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    06-25-2022, 08:50 PM
    It's probably from the old days before all the rails & mounts were more or less standardized here and in Europe.
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    06-25-2022, 02:07 PM
    I'd sure get the shot and primers. The powder,,, ahhh, I'd dump it unless I was really, really sure what it is. For me, the narrows it down to one of the colored 'Dot' powders. You might try using a big, heavy, sharp knief and roll the hull on...
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    06-25-2022, 01:35 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread How many clutch discs? in Our Town
    I haven't rebuilt one in a long time, and the last one was a 8' twin blade. I think there is a kit available with new discs, plates, springs, and nuts & bolts for them. I can't remember for sure, but I think the kits go by the outside diameter...
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    06-25-2022, 12:22 PM
    I'm a big Hornady crimp on gas check fan too. For filling the mold: I run a fast flow from the bottom pour spout. I tilt the mold block a little bit down at the front, fill the front cavity, then the rear one. Any overflow will go off the...
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    06-25-2022, 12:05 PM
    Annealing can't hurt the brass, but I'm not sure that would correct your issue either. If some cases are tight, and some not- that sounds like a difference in wall thickness at the neck. I'd encourage getting a new, and full set of dies.
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    06-25-2022, 01:24 AM
    Sounds like you're making extra work for yourself. Not knowing what the different parts of your stash is--- ingots, flashings, sheet, wheel weights, whatever. I'd separate out identifiable things and sell 'em just like they are.
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    06-23-2022, 06:22 PM
    That's where most of us are. If I didn't cast for my .45-70, and .45ACP, I couldn't afford to feed them. However; you will probably want decent accuracy too. Plan on that accuracy going up along with the speed to stabilize the boolit properly....
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    06-23-2022, 06:15 PM
    I don't know. I try not to get all scientific and over think this stuff. For non-magnum handguns-- since store bought loaded ammo has a lot of pure Lead swaged bullets for them, I add just enough Tin & goodies to get a good fill out in the...
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    06-23-2022, 02:51 PM
    I have good luck with a gas checked 170RN sized to .309, and use about 80-90% of the max. charge of recommended powders. Either 3031 or 4198 has always done a good job in my old Winchester. For rifles, being super sonic is sort of the nature of...
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    06-23-2022, 01:25 PM
    As time goes on, and the internet has expanded- I've seen people expect the 'net to spoon feed them. Some get rather testy if you recommend them to do a little research, or maybe buy a book, rather than do it for them. Attitude is everything. ...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    06-22-2022, 11:22 PM
    Zinc is in the future of casting. On youtube, you can see how several folks have already made the switch. Since it weighs about 60% by volume as Lead, I sort of expect new loading data to start coming out for it too.
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    06-22-2022, 02:19 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread No use for FMJ in Our Town
    I keep a small notebook in my range box just for that sort of thing.
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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