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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 11:28 PM
    Just my .02 worth; I, personally, would temper the Lyman 311041 in hollow point configuration. Top half soft(er) lead 13-14 Brinnell, the bottom half hard(er) about 17-18 Brinnell. Only problem is, you cannot find any level of consistency, close...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-10-2021, 09:21 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread $ primers in Our Town
    I take scrap none sellable brass to the yard. Check the price of it right now. Highest it has ever been. Thinking about taking my 55 gal barrels full and getting a new car.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 01:04 AM
    tomme boy replied to a thread $ primers in Our Town
    I load all of mine for free. I sell brass all over the net on different boards. I take it to the scrap yard. I get all of the brass for free. I just pick it up. All of that $ is set aside from my regular $. I can't remember the last time I used my...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 09:06 PM
    Your going too slow. Preheat the mold and don't take any breaks.
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    05-05-2021, 09:31 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Midway Birthday in Our Town
    I have never got one. I have been ordering with them since they started their website. I think it is because they have me listed as a dealer. Even though I gave that up years ago
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-05-2021, 02:13 AM
    tomme boy replied to a thread $ primers in Our Town
    I would gladly pay $60 per Million of primers. I work with electronics. That is just a pet peeve of mine.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-04-2021, 12:37 AM
    Length is going to be determined by your own gun. I had dealt with 3 of them and there are HUGE differences between all of them. Size to 0.356" for one.
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    05-04-2021, 12:33 AM
    tomme boy replied to a thread $ primers in Our Town
    Powder valley has a statement that an individual had millions of prime rd to sell to them at $0.17/ea. They told the people no thanks! PV said they are getting in primers at normal prices but it is very random. They said they were not going to feed...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-03-2021, 12:50 AM
    A lot of the 556 chambers out there have short 223 throats. Get a 556 throat gauge if you don't believe me. It used to be the throats on most 223 chambers would swallow anything. Notice how in the last 15 years or so most factory guns are shootIng ...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-03-2021, 12:40 AM
    30gr of 4895 is where mine started to function. With a rcbs 200gr sil bullet. Didn't go much higher till I found a good shooting load. Old clips ran perfect. Newer clips that still had lots of parkerizing still on them not so much.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    05-03-2021, 12:32 AM
    May not be big enough. I had one of the original molds and was the biggest piece of dung. He had to replace almost all of the first run of them after waiting 2 years to get it. It is made for a 308win throat. It shoots very well if you get a good...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-30-2021, 11:34 PM
    If you are getting cases stuck lube them. I lube all brass now. Even 9mm. I don't have any problems anymore. Try it. You will be amazed at how little effort it takes. I have shoulder problems and have to do this. It is not as bad pain wise since I...
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    04-30-2021, 11:20 PM
    I find 5 and 6 leaf clover in my back yard all the time. I leave them as i was told it is bad luck.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-27-2021, 08:30 PM
    I worked at our local AutoZone for about a year just for something to do part time. All the old guys came to me when it dealt with off the wall odd things they were looking for. Dave Ohrt off of American Pickers came in one day. He was working on a...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-26-2021, 04:36 PM
    Lots of free $$$$ out there over the last year. Almost everything is this way. Cars. Trucks. Boats. It will be seve rel years before it is normal again. Unless the Soviet democrats lock everything up again. But expect everything to be 2-3 the price...
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    04-19-2021, 10:09 PM
    Para45lda- I am posting what is shown in the photo, no ram in the .313; one will come with the .314 as shown. Swapping them out accordingly would be advisable. Let me know if this is a deal breaker. HV
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    04-19-2021, 03:43 PM
    Note: The left die is a Lee factory produced .314 die. The right die was a .311 die that I had professionally opened up to .313. I've never used the .314 die, the .313 was used for a short time. HV
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    04-19-2021, 12:32 PM
    Package deal: Both Lee Sizing dies, .313 and .314 as shown; $35/both first class SRFB; "I WILL NOT SEPARATE THEM" PayPal (F&F) or US PMO
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-18-2021, 09:53 PM
    I have more lino than anything else. That is why I add it to range scrap. It will not hurt anything. Don't get all wrapped up in what you have to have for a mix. Strai hgread t range will do just fine for 95% of what people shoot.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-17-2021, 02:03 AM
    Get a Lee push through sized. Skip the lube sized. All that is going to do is give you rounded uneven bases. If you must, take a piece of flat steel and put it over the sizing die. Then take your bullet and give it a little bump to seat the gas...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-17-2021, 01:48 AM
    1680 and 4198 are fine.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-17-2021, 01:45 AM
    I always took them to work and shipped them with ups. The company discount was about 80% off of what you would pay at the hub. Overnighted a 1911 pistol to STI in Texas. Cost $ 12 or so. I used usps to ship a rifle once and it was over $70. Last...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-15-2021, 10:47 PM
    4198, h322, 1680, rl7, rl10 are the powders you need to find. Your powders you have are kicking it in the butt to hard too fast. Weight sort to 0.1 gr before checking or coating. Size nose first and seat the check before you size. And not with...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    04-15-2021, 05:27 PM
    I shoot range lead as is in pistol calibers. Rifles get 4 parts range to one part lino.
    11 replies | 403 view(s)
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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