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  • Dutchman's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    Hands-on is the only way to deal with this one. Nothing I can do for you. Dutch
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Vacuum Packed Primers in Our Town
    It works for food so I see no reason it wouldn’t work for other things including primers as well as powder.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    Centershot: When you are shooting off a rest, place the rest so it is inline with the fore end. I have a 6x6 with a Terry cloth towel I shoot over for pinpoint sighting in. Use a somewhat loose hold on teh gun so it is free to move. This allows...
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    Today, 04:34 PM
    Froggie: I went into detail on how to get the Lee Loader to make good crimps on another thread by 3B in the Casting for Shotguns Forum. If you are only going to load 25 rounds or so at a time you would be wasting money on a MEC Loader dedicated to...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    It is common place to run an oiled patch thru the bore when finished cleaning the bore. However it is necessary to remove said oil from the bore before firing, as it burns the oil and leaves carbon deposits in the barrel when you fire it. ...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    The only "Fair Way" to dispense reloading supplies is to limit purchasers to X number of items. My bro in law had been looking for 209 primers so he can start loading shotshells. He found some at a local gun store yesterday. They would only let...
    74 replies | 1629 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    Mr Frog Person Sir, you cannot possibly have too many tools, yet. Storing them in the living room only means you are proud of them and want other to see your collection. Nothing at all with having too many. :p
    11 replies | 273 view(s)
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    Today, 01:17 PM
    I have a nice stainless steel set of handles purpose made for 7/8x14 dies that otherwise copy the Ideal/Lyman design. Of course the maker forgot to mark them with his name. They are a product of the early 1980's if my old memory still...
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    Betting he doesn't have a tang, so only way to install a tang sight will be to inlet and epoxy in a metal plate in the normal tang area. Then D&T it and install a tang sight on that plate. Most people don't want to modify their guns this way, but...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    S&W also made a fixed sight version called the Model of 1950 Military. These externally resembled the old M1917 revolver, but were produced in commercial finish, having the postwar hammer block and short action with the S- serial number prefix. ...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    For those prices, the seller has to be a dumb, blind non caster that cleaned out his grandpa’s reloading room after the ladies in the family screamed ... Get that stuff out of here
    18 replies | 352 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 AM
    Gee Whiz ... I am so thankful forecasting this reloading & ammo supplies pandemic by watching the FBI NICS database go through the ceiling Really feel sorry though for new gun owners and the old timers not forecasting the pandemic
    4 replies | 107 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Yes, duplexing is not to be confused with mixing or "blending". I have some interesting information on the blending of smokeless and BP but have not tested any. I imagine any extruded smokeless power in the burning range of 4227 - RL7 would...
    39 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Obviously more heat is not the real answer. The answer is to get the alloy into the mould faster before it cools and starts solidifying. Alloy cools much faster that we thin. As mentioned, using a ladle is probably the real answer. Long ago I...
    26 replies | 283 view(s)
  • BNE's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    To me and especially for my wife the smell is enough that I don’t bake in the garage. I stick the oven just outside the garage door and bake them outside with the door closed. I have a vent fan over my casting pot.
    16 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 AM
    Hollywood bought the rights to the original Universal press at the beginning of WW2, After the war they released it with some improvements and upgrades. That led to the 12 station turrets. The Senior press is entirely a Hollywood design and a...
    11 replies | 273 view(s)
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    Today, 07:10 AM
    Mr Frog Person Sir, you did well. I went to a small show just south of the Cities yesterday. Turnout was down, not crowded and guns for sale was very limited. Few of the bigger vendors bothered to attend. A couple of guys were selling 223/9mm...
    4 replies | 107 view(s)
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    Today, 04:05 AM
    Straight from the —-> CDC <—- “ Vaccination of people with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection should be deferred until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and they have met criteria to discontinue...
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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