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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    WY, you've just got to decide how badly you want one. If it's important enough to you, you'll pay the freight, or you'll do like me and do without until you find what you want at a price you're willing to pay. That's why the earlier type with...
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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    Greenjoytj; I suggest that you make up a small batch of MY formula “Emmert’s Improved”, and try it in your guns using your loads. If it works for you, the problem is solved! Years ago, I took a week’s IPSC class from World Champion Ray Chapman....
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    10-15-2021, 02:42 PM
    Jsnover; Good to see your name out there. You may not remember, but I believe I competed with you many, many years ago. As I remember, you were a genuine authority on BPCR’s. I was always careful to melt the original Emmert's as well as my...
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    10-14-2021, 11:37 PM
    Greenjoytj: Several years ago, for a period of about 15 years, I competed regularly in BPCR Silhouette competition. My most used caliber was 40/65. I used Goex, then later changed to Swiss. We also had side matches with BPC revolver matches. I was...
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    10-14-2021, 10:45 PM
    The 0.6095" measurement for the major diameter is correct. Five eighths (0.625") by thirty tpi taps and dies are available but pretty much useless for use with 310 tools. When they were in production for 310 tools, Lyman had specially made taps...
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    10-13-2021, 02:04 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Lyman 320366 mold? in Cast Boolits
    That should work OK. It looks like this was originally for 8mm rounds, but the 32 family should also be within reach. Froggie
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    10-13-2021, 09:52 AM
    Scrounge, Most lathes are not easily adjusted to cut the required 30 TPI for the Ideal dies (carried on by Lyman until their discontinuation a couple of years ago). If you can get that setup accomplished with your machine, the rest of the...
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    10-12-2021, 02:45 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Lyman 320366 mold? in Cast Boolits
    I fear you would end up smearing the grease grooves out of existence or certainly distorting them to the point of uselessness. What you are talking about here is more like swaging than sizing. It could prove unsuccessful to the point of...
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    10-12-2021, 11:33 AM
    In ASSRA, breech seating in single shot rifles such as Ballards, Winchester High walls, Steven’s 44 1/2S, etc puts the bullet in front of the case mouth by 1/16” or more. There is sometimes a wad placed near the powder (allowing just a little...
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    10-11-2021, 03:20 PM
    I still think this press looks like the love child between a turret press and a tire changing machine. [smilie=l: The strange thing is, being made of aluminum it would depend on the strength derived from the design to make up for any shortcomings...
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    10-08-2021, 09:11 PM
    Iíve said it before, the system that works best for you, works best for you. Iíve gotten to the point where I like to decap and FL size large numbers of one case size on a press (single stage or turret) with a TC die. Everybody has a system they...
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    10-08-2021, 01:42 PM
    That gun will be there a long time the way he’s priced it. If you are seriously interested in buying it, stop by the shop near the end of the month with cash in hand and offer 60-70% of what he’s asking. If it sells at his asking price before you...
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    10-08-2021, 01:36 PM
    One complication to this discussion is that I was told several years ago by the Lyman rep that there is no longer a factory standard spec listed by SAAMI for the 32-40. This was the reason given for Lyman no longer making loading dies for it (or so...
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    10-08-2021, 01:28 PM
    I have a Duo-Measure of some unknown manufacturer in a pale, sickly version of RCBS green, but the place where the (missing) reservoir fits is reminiscent of current Lyman units. It appears to have originally had a plastic(?) reservoir that was...
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    10-06-2021, 08:38 PM
    Rod; Good to see you here (again:p)! My solution for the grip problems with nearly every revolver I shoot (mostly Smith's and Rugers) are Pachmayr rubber grips. Many slam them for their looks. I am MUCH more interested in performance, and many,...
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    10-06-2021, 12:42 PM
    Kevin, A gun can only be original once, and that train left the station long ago. That TL is a perfect candidate for “creative recreation” of the historic gun of your choice. I’m enjoying following your progress. Froggie
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    10-06-2021, 12:27 PM
    Of all brands I’ve tried, Lyman tends to have the tightest tolerances, but I haven’t really made a study of the differences between other brands. In fact, I would bet that it varies somewhat by caliber and likely even between examples from the same...
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    10-06-2021, 12:18 PM
    Those tools sure look familiar! I wonder whether old George made a deal with Richard Lee early on to furnish his tool under contract and to be labeled and marketed as Herter’s? It wouldn’t be the first such arrangement he made. They must not have...
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    10-05-2021, 08:42 PM
    I use the old Ideal 515139 for my 50 cal Maynard Percussion cartridges and use a Lyman 50-70 sizing die as a sort of “Taper Crimp” die for them. I feel certain this should work well for your reduced loads. Froggie
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    10-05-2021, 12:10 PM
    Glad you made it back, Todd. Now that Rick459 has made one and we’ve been able to discuss it, I think I’ll be able to turn one for myself on my antique Lompoc/Sheldon lathe. Fortunately it’s equipped with collets, so making one or more out of...
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    10-04-2021, 10:13 AM
    My very first handgun was a High Standard Sentinel Deluxe Snub. I loved it then and wouldn’t give it up today. For any given model number, the internals of the “Western Style” and the more modern style was the same... the exterior styling was...
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    10-04-2021, 09:46 AM
    Ideal/Lyman made many moulds for the 32-40, 32 Spl, and 8mm. You might look at the chart connected at the bottom of this page via Cast Pix, then begin a search for an original or have a new one made by Accurate or one of the other current custom...
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    10-02-2021, 09:22 PM
    The OP’s bore at .320”+ is waaaay to large for the 32 HBWC for pistols and revolvers which starts at .311-314”. You would have to practically turn the skirt inside out to reach groove diameter. If you want to shoot a HBWC in that rifle, I would...
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    10-02-2021, 08:59 PM
    Yep, that’s the one! Todd and I have both mentioned the need for priming punches, him for a small and I need a large. I haven’t really looked at what would actually be involved in turning one myself because I haven’t even turned my lathe on for at...
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    10-02-2021, 05:44 PM
    curiousgeorge; I am happy for you. My Model 15 was given to my daughter-in-law as she needed a house gun. She shoots it well! As I have stated before, a Model 15 is a most useful (as well as desirable) piece both “On the Range and In The Field”....
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    10-02-2021, 05:51 AM
    I’m at N-SSA Fall Nationals right now… will send them first of the week. Froggie
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    10-01-2021, 03:46 PM
    Centershot; I believe you can thank the good Lord for a STRONG rifle! Whatever the powder charge, when you extrude brass to that extent, you can be ASSURED that the pressures were out of sight! Accidents can happen, but let this be a ďwake-up...
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    10-01-2021, 12:30 PM
    Sounds good.. I would buy one or two of each size just to make sure I have plenty of spares. Remember, the “button” on the end needs to be dished for the link below to move in it properly. Would you like a drawing with specs for the one you are...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-01-2021, 12:26 PM
    I would be surprised if the current Lee Precision had any parts for these tools as they were made by the old Lee Custom/Mequon. Froggie
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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
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