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  • poppy42's Avatar
    06-28-2022, 05:11 PM
    I worked up a load for a Lyman 358345 SWC, about 113 grns with my alloy. For a powder I used 3.2 grns of sr7625. It had the report and recoil of a 22lr! Unfortunately 7625 was discontinued about five years ago. I called hodgen and inquired what...
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    06-28-2022, 02:32 PM
    A Lee factory crimp die applies a taper crimp, not a roll crimp. Having a cannelure really has no effect on a taper crimp. Think of it as applying enough tension on the case mouth to secure the projectile. Hopefully this helps and makes sense.
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    06-27-2022, 01:45 AM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Alox,m in Boolit Lube !
    I once dropped a whole lot of freshly tumble lubed 9mm boolets on the floor, were my German Shepherd liked to lay and keep me company. Oh yea it was shedding season so these boolets were covered in dog hair! I picked most of the hair off ( these...
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    06-26-2022, 05:12 PM
    I forgot to mention, I use ammo wallets too. I have some vintage yellow ones from flambeau for 44 that I picked up at an old gun shop. I keep one in the car and one in my pack of hunting or if I’m going gun store hopping with a friend.
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    06-25-2022, 10:51 PM
    Right now I’m carrying a desantis 3x3. Simplyrugged makes a couple pouches. 2x2x2 and most versatile that I’d go with next time.
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    06-19-2022, 10:11 PM
    Probably the lug on the top of the lever is worn or the lever slightly bent, causing the locking block to not rise far enough, or wear on the top of the locking block where it touches the firing pin, causing the locking block to not fully engage the...
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    06-19-2022, 04:20 PM
    Yes Lee makes a factory crimp die for 9x18 Makarov. You canít do as you suggested. 9x19 is a tapered case. 9x18 Makarov is straight walled. 9x19 bullet .354, 9x18 .364. Thatís why you make 9x18 brass from fired 9x19 think of as fire formed. You...
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    06-19-2022, 02:08 AM
    It’s probably all still good! Primers for sure! Easy enough to check. Load a case with nothing but a primer load it in a gun. If it goes bang with enough authority like a modern primer they’re fine. Same with the powder. Don’t be a little in the...
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    06-17-2022, 11:28 PM
    poppy42 replied to a thread Door camera in Our Town
    Take a look at Waze. It’s available on Amazon. Many options, including a subscription if you want it but you don’t need it to operate them. I believe they are under $30. Of course The price depends on what you buy. I have three of them. One is...
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    06-17-2022, 09:14 PM
    Hereís my brand new set of RCBS .223 dies! Besides being extremely cheap as far as Iím concerned, I got them in two days! Wish I had some more money! thereís a couple of the things I wouldnít mind grabbing! Iíve always wanted a little dandy...
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    06-16-2022, 08:33 PM
    Yep I couldn’t believe the price’s on some of the stuff! And it seems to be Freeman or CBS site not a third-party vendor. I mean if I had wanted to wait until July or August I could’ve ordered small basin 223 dies. For the same price! I wish I had...
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    06-16-2022, 02:47 AM
    Yep I feel your pain! Both literally and figuratively! You know you’re not doing your body any good when your orthopedic surgeon is number one on speed dial. It’s hell getting old and it ain’t for sissies. You are right, as I have learned many...
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    06-16-2022, 12:17 AM
    Iíve been reloading 9 x 18 for years. I reloaded close to the same amount that some folks reload 9 x 19 (thousands )The short answer is do you absolutely need it no I highly recommend that you get one though. Donít know what youíre shooting it out...
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    06-15-2022, 11:58 PM
    I know there used to be a thread someplace with a deal of the day but Iíll be darned if I can find it. If this thread is in the wrong spot mods please move. Now for the deal. Amazon prime has RCBS, .223 dies for sale for $26.13 delivered! ...
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    06-15-2022, 05:04 PM
    BrassMagnet replied to a thread Investments in Our Town
    The stock market has been tanking very badly lately! More to come! When the market crashes most stock market investors will sell anything that can sell so they can continue to play with stock. All assets crash then, some worse than others.
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    06-15-2022, 11:07 AM
    Pretty awesome score. Thanks for sharing that.
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    06-15-2022, 08:56 AM
    I’ve started to like it more and more. It’s shortcomings don’t nearly outweigh its benefits when working with cast bullets.
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    06-14-2022, 04:51 PM
    I overheated the hi-tech coating because the blue came out green. My little toaster oven just wasn't up to the temperature control requirements of the hi-tech. Hi-tech needs convection bake for the best results!
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    06-14-2022, 04:45 PM
    Leaving a battery in a light seems to kill the battery every time!
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    06-14-2022, 10:36 AM
    The NOE 225-46-WFN is capable of in excess of 2600 FPS when gas checked and powder coated or gas checked and Hi-tech coated with good accuracy out of a bench rest rifle. The NOE 225-46-WFN is capable of considerably less when gas checked and...
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    06-13-2022, 10:52 PM
    Marlin book sold pending funds.
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    06-12-2022, 08:58 PM
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    06-12-2022, 05:54 PM
    I’ve found fluxing with beeswax to give the best lead pouring properties. Sawdust makes the lead somewhat sluggish, paraffin somewhere in between. Beeswax and 2% tin is the remedy for many a problematic casting session I’ve found.
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    06-12-2022, 03:50 PM
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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