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    Today, 01:17 PM
    I did this once to a Trapdoor Springfield. The bore looked like new from end to end. I could not hold a four foot group at 100 yds. A cerosafe "chamber cast" of the first 6 inches reveled a grove worn into one land deeper than the cut groove. A...
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    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    i HAVE A BUNCH OF OLDER 45c BRASS THAT WILL NOT FIT IN MODERN SHELL HOLDER. sorry about that. New brass has a small groove cut just before the rim. My old stuff does not. I think my old stuff is REM-UMC. just something to watch for.
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    02-04-2023, 09:10 PM
    yes and they made those in the "S" for Special size or big for 348 Win, 50-70 etc.
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    02-02-2023, 11:48 AM
    ascast replied to a thread 32-20 dies in Reloading Equipment
    for cast , you may well want an "m" type expander or something that will give a little flare for seating cast. A two die set is not likely to have that, regardless of who made it or how much it cost.
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    02-01-2023, 10:00 AM
    I think that was the Dryus Minor. A meteor or comet hit the ice shield in the great Lakes ares. The ice took the impact so no crater is visible. However, it did alter water drainage and ultimately the Atlantic currents, which brought on a minor...
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    02-01-2023, 09:28 AM
    This is all good stuff as I m starting to have leg/mobility issues. I have a small collection of canes from Grandfathers. One has a serpent carved around it and contains a large dagger in the handle. hmm foods for thought
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    01-30-2023, 10:18 AM
    ascast replied to a thread Direct TV alternatives ? in Our Town
    Roku here , DSL through Frontier on fiber optic line. Requires me to have my own wireless hub which is OK. I think the hub will support 6 devices simultaneously, and operate from my barn 100yds away. I have no neighbors within 1/2 mile so no...
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    01-23-2023, 01:21 PM
    Is that a Rem-32-40 or Win 32-40? I think there will slight differences. Shoot it and see. I have several rifles with pits, rotten spots, pot holes and just plain sewer pipe or worse. All have been made to shoot well with some trial and trial...
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    01-23-2023, 11:10 AM
    Does not Priority flat rate include insurance and tracking? And the boxes?
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    01-23-2023, 11:05 AM
    Did you check your brass? I got confused. If those cases were fired in something with an off square bolt face, then standing them up would make them seem tipped to one side;i.e. brass issue NOT press at all. Did it all work fine before dropping? ...
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    01-23-2023, 09:44 AM
    I find them to get up and running very fast. Never had a new bad one, 2nd hand maybe. If not first place, then very close. I wish they made a wider variety, like Lee. Rust-I stick them in GI Ammo cans, no oil or nothing, same desiccant pouches...
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    01-23-2023, 02:05 AM
    to KW both true these days
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    01-22-2023, 10:46 AM
    After seeing those pics, I would send it back for replacement.
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    01-22-2023, 10:11 AM
    goopd question I use < 10 soft, 10-15 med hard, 15> hard and over 20 real hard. I have to chuckle a bit when I cast for sale described as :pure alloy 7-15 BHN or some similar description. Pure alloy implies consistent and should be +/- one...
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    01-22-2023, 10:03 AM
    ascast replied to a thread Dang I almost hate lawyers in Our Town
    i have always been curious regarding the Roman practice called "Decimation". I think it might apply here. Look it up.
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    01-22-2023, 03:58 AM
    I think you are standing at the mouth of a huge rabit hole. I don't recall this specific topic in the past so, why not now? I don't ever size bullets unless I have to to chamber. This is mostly in old rifles. In rifles neck tension comes into...
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    01-21-2023, 09:37 PM
    I will trade you for some chicken teeth. LOL You are on a good hunt. The old Ideal 310 type tool with mold is a good bullet in that weight +/-, but not gas checked. Several mold makers have a good bullet in the list, but not in stock. I think...
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    01-21-2023, 09:28 PM
    several companies use the same. Also offered by several compnies was/is the modern update "universal" that will take modern standard shell holders. Lyman, RCBS and C&H 4D will have them.. C&H will have them in stock. Call them. around 25-30 $
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    01-21-2023, 04:15 PM
    ascast replied to a thread How to fix this mold in Cast Boolits
    1) buy new or 2) soak steel parts in evaporust, wipe clean per instructions, stone smooth cutter underside. 3) clean block with soap,water, the cavities, mating and top surface. try a couple 4) if they fall out, good, if not go to #1 good...
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    01-21-2023, 04:06 PM
    ascast replied to a thread Dang I almost hate lawyers in Our Town
    my experience has been similar, they lie, they assume I am an idiot who can't see they lie, they mail things late and they always want to "go forward" and not waste expensive time correcting the past. And don't assume that the really expensive...
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    01-20-2023, 09:26 AM
    ascast replied to a thread Concern over 38-55 in Leverguns
    buy the gun ! we will help you across the pot holes in the road to success. How many cases are you looking to get?
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    01-19-2023, 09:37 AM
    but everybody underatands Shotgun. It is indeed the universal language. Great line, I'm going to file thjs away for future use
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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