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    Today, 02:06 PM
    Thanks for the update Randy. I’d been wondering how you were coming along with it. Know that I am vicariously right there building it with you! :drinks: Your latest post also reminded me of something I had often wondered about. :coffeecom At a...
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    Today, 01:53 PM
    For me it didn’t really start out to be the single shot gun itself, it was the Schuetzen game that required that I use one. I like all the gimmicks and geegaws that we use with them. The Schuetzen culture is what attracted me to single shot guns,...
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    Today, 09:58 AM
    My family had an Appliance Repair shop/Hardware store. In the Hardware store/shop we had a Sub Post Office for several years. I can remember when the Post Men were issued Surplus 1917 revolvers right after WW II. The mailman that picked up and...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 45acp dies in Cast Boolits
    I made my own “set” of Lyman dies in 45 ACP. It’s easy to find a carbide sizing die as an individual sale, and I picked up a seating die on e-Bay. I did this because I wanted to use the multi-caliber powder through expander die, and a taper crimp. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    “All things come to him who waits.” I did have my Christmas ornament in time for Easter! :wink: Froggie
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    Since I don’t use mine with stick powders, I first took the return spring out entirely. After experiencing a couple of “involuntary drainage events” I decided a light return spring was appropriate and that’s what is on the one I use most frequently...
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    04-17-2021, 11:31 PM
    Rodfac; Thank you for the kind words, my friend! After this pandemic cools down, perhaps we can break bread together again! All the best to you and yours, Dale53
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    04-17-2021, 10:01 AM
    The USPS seems to be recovering a little bit. I had a Christmas ornament stay around the outskirts of Chicago for about a month. It finally got to me just in time for New Years. It kept showing as “Arriving Late” but it stayed at one airport or...
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    04-17-2021, 09:54 AM
    And the collected experience and wisdom of the forum works again! When you stop to think how long it has been since Lyman introduced this press and how long it’s been since they discontinued it, we shouldn’t be surprised that some are exhibiting...
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    04-17-2021, 09:44 AM
    I’m beginning to rethink my 310 tool priorities. Originally I had thought in terms of running 25-50 rounds through the whole reloading process while at a hunting lodge or a bench at the range. I have even loaded during a match a time or two and...
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    04-16-2021, 04:30 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Files in Special Projects
    One of the first lessons I learned in Machining Class was that files should be stored safely so they didn’t bump together. Every chip or nick in a file’s surface detracts from it ability to do its job well. That rack looks like something all of us...
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    04-16-2021, 04:22 PM
    PS to last; I set mine up as a dedicated unit for loading 327 Fed Mag. They aren’t really all that hard to change, but if you can leave it set up for one caliber, you can load up a bunch of them very well and very quickly. Setting up a dedicated 45...
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    04-16-2021, 04:18 PM
    RickinTN, your All American press should definitely lock in place for each station. I’m guessing someone took yours apart and lost or left out the detent. I would be afraid to try to use it without the detent for fear of hitting the shell crooked...
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    04-16-2021, 04:05 PM
    Second best. The best therapy there is would be unloading them down range at my local gun club or indoor range. What sort of amazed me was how quickly I was able to get 50 rounds completed after I had 50 pieces of primed brass to start with. ...
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    04-16-2021, 10:01 AM
    Rodfac; It is good to "see" you. again! I have to smile when your post above shows how much we still are on the same page! MY Flattop .44 Special in 5 1/2" blue and 4 5/8" SS are both TREASURED performers. I only had a trigger job done on both of...
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    04-16-2021, 12:05 AM
    I had a tray of 50 sized and primed 9mm cases that have been sitting around for a while. I had the opportunity to go out and shoot this afternoon, so this morning I got out my 310 dies and steel handle for 9mm, my Pacific Powder Measure with the...
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    04-15-2021, 10:28 AM
    I don’t use FedEx very much... mostly because their store is inconvenient for me to reach. Truth to tell though, I’ve had pretty good results with them (coming and going) so maybe I should make the extra effort. :Bright idea: Froggie
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    04-14-2021, 12:02 PM
    StuBach; Thanks for sharing this. I passed it along. It is “Absolutely on point)! Dale53
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    04-14-2021, 10:54 AM
    Wow, salpal48, if it’s worth doing it’s worth overdoing, right? Just as a FYI, my only All American press is set up more or less permanently for 327 Fed Mag. One concession to modernization was the addition of a through the die powder drop and a...
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    04-14-2021, 10:00 AM
    “A thutty two twenny will shoot clean thru a man!” :Fire: The usefulness of the 32-20 round has long been extolled, then neglected, then rediscovered. The facts remain unchanged, though; as we look at the performance of this grey beard round,...
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    04-13-2021, 08:24 PM
    Since we’re on the vintage page, are we talking about the original All American from 50+ years ago or the one that re-uses the same name but has only been made for the last few years. I know of the existence of the latter, but know virtually...
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    04-13-2021, 04:51 PM
    Sam, I posted this on “Reloading Equipment” but just in case you missed it there... The prices on used MEC equipment for loading shotshells, especially in 12 ga, haven’t taken the big hop that a lot of other reloading equipment has. I’ve got...
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    04-13-2021, 04:45 PM
    Sam, the prices on used MEC equipment for loading shotshells, especially in 12 ga, haven’t taken the big hop that a lot of other reloading equipment has. I’ve got a Versa MEC from an estate I sold off and when I tried to get $125 for it at the last...
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    04-13-2021, 04:31 PM
    Well, Mr Terrier, we went round and round but got you to a good place. Mihec has always enjoyed a good reputation for quality and if you’re getting in at the right time on the group buy you may just have less hassle getting it from the Continent...
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    04-11-2021, 06:35 PM
    NOE also makes a copy of the old standby Ideal 3118 pattern (which actually traces back to the original Winchester design.) I don’t know what the ramifications are currently for getting anything firearms related into the UK. Can such items be...
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    04-11-2021, 12:29 PM
    With regards to Ken’s comments, before buying any reloading tool, I have to ask myself first “would I enjoy using that tool?” and next, especially with regards to presses these days, “do I have a place to put it?” My reloading stuff is starting to...
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    04-10-2021, 10:04 PM
    I went to the gun show at Fishersville (VA) today. I should have slept late because when I got there at about 9:15 the line ran halfway down the parking lot. [smilie=b: I went to a LGS as well as an antique shop to kill some time, then went back...
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    04-10-2021, 07:19 AM
    Are you asking whether anyone has made a set of 310 style handles scaled up to take “standard” 7/8” X 14 tpi dies? I believe some such have been made, but not in large numbers. If you want a portable hand tool to use the larger dies, your best bet...
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    04-09-2021, 12:17 PM
    When I was in grad school in Richmond, VA back in the late’70s I lived about three blocks from the local Tandy Store, managed by (IIRC) the district manager. I wish I had done more than the few things I did back then... just another example of a...
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    04-09-2021, 12:07 PM
    Some of my teammates use those little 1/4” sticky dots from a stationary store (Staples, etc) and peel them off right before putting them in their cartridge boxes while preparing to go to the line. I don’t do anything to keep the powder inbecause...
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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