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    04-07-2021, 02:58 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Sprue Plate Lube in Cast Boolits
    So far I have always used dry graphite powder. Always works. Applied with an ear bud its not messy, but don't drop it on the carpet.
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    04-03-2021, 02:03 PM
    The Outers Foul Out is the best method of lead removal I have. If I did not have one, I would make my own version.
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    03-31-2021, 08:41 PM
    Bird replied to a thread compressed air connectors in Our Town
    Milton. Affordable and come in different flow capacities.
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    03-31-2021, 02:43 AM
    I have cast more than a few gas checked bullets for the 45-70, and use them for the higher velocity loads. They are quite a workout for the shoulder. I will be moving to the plain based bullets loaded to the 1300 fps range as they are less...
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    03-28-2021, 03:19 AM
    Bird replied to a thread Winchester price increases in Our Town
    There are even more massive price increases on everything due in the near future. Oil production here in the US has been cut back with a great many layoffs. When the economy picks up speed again, demand will far outstrip supply, and you will see...
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    03-25-2021, 02:29 PM
    I agree with oley55. Had the same situation with a RCBS mold. I chased the pins in and out and managed to get the alignment better but not perfect. I sent them back to RCBS for adjustment and they came back perfect. Accuracy of the bullet should...
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    03-23-2021, 05:25 AM
    I also use the bass feeder with 4 tubes set up, and the collator fixed on top. Its quick and easy to fill the tubes. It does not invert the brass, but I still check each tube. I see that you have the 4 hole press, mine is the older 3 hole press. I...
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    03-23-2021, 05:16 AM
    I use the bullet feeder for my 357 and 44 loads. To use the bullet feeder you have to have the ''newer'' carrier which was introduced back in the '90's, so if you have a newer pro 1000 that will not be a problem. Brownells list dies and fingers...
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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